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Why are PS3's so cheap.

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Hey guys... Very long time since I have posted so.. HAI!!!

Since when did PS3's get so cheap... I'm after a blu-ray player now me and my housemate have moved in together and

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I think the "fat" consoles are so cheap now due to the demand for the slim and 360's also the price of Blu Ray players has drastically fallen. You also need to take into account the fact that this is an ageing console, won't be long now till the next gen is out :)
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It says it is used and just de console, no cables, no controls nothing else.
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Gotta be honest
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Just because and it's awesome. Buy one, upgrade the HDD, bam!

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Yeah, Its

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Those fats are prone to problems. I had the exact model and its blu ray drive packed up after playing a game (CD was new/no marks or residue). If you get problemwired its out of warranty then Sony will replace it for

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Because PC Gaming is much better then a console :)
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[quote name='David085' timestamp='1348904577' post='595214601']
Because PC Gaming is much better then a console :)
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subjective opinion :p
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The fat PS3's are destined to die. They will all overheat and get the YLOD eventually. Quite frankly I don't think that's cheap. I bought a 40GB PS3 two years ago with a broken disc drive for $120.

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Easy. PS3 has no gaems.

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The fat ps3 is 2 gen behind (slim and the new slim)

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With next gen consoles on the horizon, there probably trying to get more sales with there non slim models(which are more than likely cheap(er) to make). Also could have something to do with developers not liking the PS3 :/, which is def hurting Sony's bottom line. Some dev's probably have early ps4 prototypes, and sony is trying to get more people on board by selling cheap PS3's hoping people will be more suseptiable to upgrading to the PS4.

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[quote name='FightAndLive' timestamp='1350352745' post='595249869']
With next gen consoles on the horizon, there probably trying to get more sales with there non slim models(which are more than likely cheap(er) to make). Also could have something to do with developers not liking the PS3 :/, which is def hurting Sony's bottom line. Some dev's probably have early ps4 prototypes, and sony is trying to get more people on board by selling cheap PS3's hoping people will be more suseptiable to upgrading to the PS4.
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Good - let the pricing continue to fall.

The interest *I* would have in a PS3 (or XB360) is for the crossover F2P titles and exclusives (example - DC Universe Online for PS3, as I already am a Premium member on PC) - not next-gen stuff.

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[quote name='Joseph B' timestamp='1350335928' post='595249293']
Easy. PS3 has no gaems.
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lol. You mean bsides all of these, right?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PS3_games

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[quote name='DPyro' timestamp='1350334160' post='595249265']
The fat PS3's are destined to die. They will all overheat and get the YLOD eventually.
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Depends on the actual model.Its not all fat ps3's destined to die.

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[quote name='BajiRav' timestamp='1348904743' post='595214607']
subjective opinion :p
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Very true. If you've played nothing but PS3 you'll think it's killer. PC gaming is light-years ahead of this ageing hardware.

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they actually lose money for every system built. they slowly make that money back from the games for being 60 bucks a pop

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I sold a Launch model yesterday (just the main unit) for

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Not all of the fat consoles fail. My 60GB launch console is still going strong and i pretty much use it daily. I haven't even bothered to open it up and clean the fans or whatever some people do to do keep theirs going.

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[quote name='allaemx' timestamp='1350460174' post='595252913']
they actually lose money for every system built. they slowly make that money back from the games for being 60 bucks a pop
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That was true for the fat models cause they were the most costly to make and yes back then they had profit from games and peripherals.Since Slim this has changed.

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The old "fat" models could get the ylod. It depends what type of thermal paste it has on it.
Essentially the some the ps3's thermal paste dries out, then it starts to over heat, then it starts to de-soder the connection on the cpu/gpu.
I've pre-emptively cleaned out the old thermal paste (which was dried out and partially pushed to the side), and replaced with Artic Silver 5 thermal paste 60gb PS3 model.
I've also replaced my 60gb ps3 power supply with the 40gb ps3 power supply (less wattage / heat generation).

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