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#1 vetNicholas-c

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 17:23

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 £90? The hell! Was expecting £150 mark at least...

http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_2016wt_1397


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#2 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 17:29

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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Posted 27 September 2012 - 17:31

It says it is used and just de console, no cables, no controls nothing else.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 17:31

Gotta be honest — for a used, two-generation old PS3 (in terms of PS3 generations, at least) with only 40Gb of storage and no accessories £90 is too expensive.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 20:09

Just because and it's awesome. Buy one, upgrade the HDD, bam!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 23:35

Yeah, Its £90... I have a million HDMI and kettle power leads around, Pretty sure I have a PS3 controller somewhere at my mums house along side a 750gb HDD... Primarily I want it for media so... Why not? Oh. And little big planet... It was just good fun :p

Was just curious why they are so cheap lol

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:21

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 £100 with a like for like replacement (another phat).

I would get a slim instead as they offer better reliability.



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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:42

Because PC Gaming is much better then a console :)

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:45

Because PC Gaming is much better then a console :)

subjective opinion :p

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 20:49

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.

#11 Joseph B

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 21:18

Easy. PS3 has no gaems.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:54

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

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 01:59

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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Posted 16 October 2012 - 02:26

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.


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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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:16

Easy. PS3 has no gaems.



lol. You mean bsides all of these, right?

http://en.wikipedia....st_of_PS3_games