My hunt for a ps3

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My hunt for a ps3

Post by Malexanica » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:06 pm

So I've spent the past 2 weeks trying to locate a new ps3. After 5 cities, about 30 or so stores and a lot of dead end phone calls I can't find one anywhere. I've managed to find a few on the web, but I'm a bit old fashioned in the idea of "I give you money you give me stuff". I found some used ones, but I'm not buying someone else's problem plus there not very much cheaper than the new ones. In my search I have learned a thing or 2 though. Aparently there are some models that are fully backwards compatable some partial and some not. I'm not too worried about compatibality right now since every platform will eventually go to emulators for playing older games. The new slimline model does look pretty sweet though. Its way less bulky than its predecessor. So one day I'll have a ps3.. Guess I'll have to wait for Sony to get off there ass. Untill then I'll enjoy my 360 :)

On a side note what would be the advantage of getting a 250GB over a 120GB unit?? I mean as far as patches and downloadable content would 120GB be more than enough?? Recomendations apperciated!
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Borion » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:14 am

The only reason to have a bigger hard drive is to have more games installed on it so there's less loading from the disc.

As for backwards compatibility, those are kind of really-wanted systems. I believe those are the 40GB versions that they stopped making a year or so ago, but they're the only ones that can play PS2 games. There's rumors online that all of the new ones will eventually get software emulation of PS2 games, but not sure if that'll happen or not.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Marigus » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:04 am

Any of the first gen PS3s like my 60gb one I paid $600 for when they originally launched are fully backward compatible. But yeah they are a little harder to find now. Also upgrading the hard drive in the original models is super easy bumped mine up from a 60gb to a 250gb, since I like to just throw movies onto it.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Malexanica » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm

Any idea how hard it is to upgrade the hard drive on a newer model? I did find a 60gb for sale, but like I said its used and I'm just kinda ehh about that.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Lutheion » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:26 pm

Hard drive replacement on the slim looks even easier than it was on the fatboy. There was a video on youtube of it. Either way both are retardedly easy to replace. A small panel, a few screws, and that's it.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by hanken » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:03 pm

after making 2 calls this morning found out my target had 2 left that they just got in today so i promptly went there and long story short im playing god of war III in my bathrobe

you can hate me now....

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Post by NikkieSixx » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:46 pm

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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by zoquete » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:59 pm

I have a ps3 with 250 gb harddrive :) which im finally starting to use..

not much online stuff in terms of game but having a good time with DaO expansion.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Malexanica » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:15 pm

Hanken I will drive to your house and steal your ps3!!
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Saucy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:22 pm

my store is starting to get them in more frequently now. I would keep bugging gamestop, in the morning. :) Gamestop is also capable of finding out what is on the way! It's lame right now, everyone wants a ps3 and wii and both are super hard to come by atm.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Malexanica » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:03 am

Saucy wrote:my store is starting to get them in more frequently now. I would keep bugging gamestop, in the morning. :) Gamestop is also capable of finding out what is on the way! It's lame right now, everyone wants a ps3 and wii and both are super hard to come by atm.

Your store?? I'm almost willing to drive across a few states to get one! lol
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Saucy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:25 am

lol right now I only have sony refurbs and a used one. I had brand new 120g last week and I have a box on the way. Lol. what state do you live in?
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Malexanica » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:09 pm

I'm in New Orleans. I've gone to the Gamestop here so much that the guy working there actually knows me now. He said its a good possibality he'll have one tomorrow. He's gonna call me when they come in. I see your tag says Wisconsin... Thats a bit far to drive lol. I've got to go that way for work in April, but I'm praying to have one before then.

On a side not whats the deal with all the gamers from Wisconsin anyhow?? I know like 15 at least from Thunderhorn.
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Saucy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:25 am

Yeah you become known at gamestop and we'll call you. The jerks that make scenes "WHY DONT YOU HAVE WHAT I WANT" we don't call them :)
Gamers from WI? Probably because Wisconsin is boring as hell and the only thing to do is play awesome video games lol. I've only met like 3-4 from Wisconsin on Thunderhorn. /shrug
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Re: My hunt for a ps3

Post by Malexanica » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:40 pm

Well the good news is I FINALLY GOT A PS3!! So yeah my search is finally over. I ended up with the 250gb version.

Soooooo since I beat GOW3 already which was kinda lame IMO any recomendations out there?

I bought my Wii, 360 and a crap ton of gear and games from the local Gamestop so yeah the guy was like I'll just put one aside for you lol. Kinda wish he would have said that BEFORE I drove all over the state lol.
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