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Should i buy a ps3 or is it a waste of money.?


I am looking at buying a ps3 but i am unsure if i want to spend or save my money.

I have a few reason to buy, like the ps3 exclusives, the Blu ray player, and any you may add.

I currently have a 360 which i am happy with, but i have found myself wanting to try the ps3.

Also if i were to get it which version is the best i was looking at the 120 or maybe 250.

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  1. I have tried both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 and I have to say that I like the PS3 A LOT better. For one reason, FREE internet! No monthly fees or anything. I bought the system when it first came out for $550, and it was well worth the price. Now that it’s only around $250, you can’t really pass it.

  2. with free online play ,blu-ray player and web browser and wireless connection there’s no more paying out.upgradable HDD’s and dont forget the move controller which will be out soon.

  3. no its a waste of money so save it. If u do buy it, get a 250 gb. Also, if u are happy with ur xbox then dont get a ps3

  4. I’ll give you an answer I wrote a little while ago for someone who wanted to choose between a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360:

    “This is all based on heavy research and factual statistics.

    A PlayStation 3 would be highly recommended.

    Some of the best reasons:

    ~Price – For $300, you get everything you need in a console. It has Bluetooth, built-in WiFi, free online service, Netflix, Life with PlayStation, PS Home and more for just that one admission tag of $300. All of those named above and much more is available for no extra cost.

    ~Reliability – Under 10% compared to the above 33% and possibly 54% (estimation) on the 360, you won’t have to worry too much about your PS3 breaking. As for all Xbox 360 models, every model is able to get RROD. Even the Elite.

    ~Power – Obviously when you hear about powerful hardware, you always hear about the PlayStation 3. From it’s Blu-Ray and Cell to the graphics of exclusive titles and the power to help in the process of curing cancer (yes, curing cancer), the PS3 is praised for it’s technical breakthroughs between video games and shear power of latest tech. If you’re looking for a powerful system, look no further.

    ~Life Cycle – It will last you longer than any console you have right now. Launched in 2006, the PS3 will go on well past next year and into 2016 and beyond. The Wii is expected to get dumped for a new Nintendo console by 2011 at least, while the new Microsoft console is also expected for 2011.

    ~Online Service – PlayStation Network. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s lag-free and it constantly grows. When signing up, you get treated to PlayStation Home, free demos and videos, movies, TV Shows, music, Netflix and more. PSN runs on dedicated servers, which gives gamers an almost entirely lag-free experience. Only downside is that the developers choose when they want to bring their servers down. The best thing about this is that you won’t be missing an features that require internet (Facebook, Netflix, etc.) just because you aren’t registered. Plus, if you say you don’t want to play online, there is always a chance to try it out, and when you finally decide to, it’s there for you free! Oh, and it will ALWAYS BE FREE! Don’t listen to the rumors. Sony had plans to release an optional subscription based service with extras, but it’s completely optional.

    ~Games – The PS3 now has the highest rated exclusive game of all time (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves). Other AAA titles/franchises include:

    Metal Gear Solid 4




    Heavy Rain

    Gran Turismo

    God of War

    Final Fantasy

    MAG (256 players in one map. war game at it’s finest)

    Killzone 2


    Ratchet & Clank


    MLB: The Show

    Heavenly Sword

    as well as upcoming titles. Those games up there are just some that I would recommend to you. Very well worth it. By the way, the “360 games are cheaper” gag is false. GAMES ARE NOT CHEAPER ON THE 360! New games on both consoles go for $60, end of story.

    If this was 2006-2007, I would tell you to get an Xbox 360. It is now 2010, and the PlayStation 3 is a whole new beast.

    For $300, you get things built into your system that the Xbox 360 would cost more for. It costs more to maintain and enhance your 360 experience, and the games feel slightly outdated in this day and age. I paid $300 for my 360, $100 for the WiFi, $50 Xbox Live card and 2 extra packs of AA batteries. and then it broke =(

    Blu-Ray is not on the Xbox 360, so if you ever want to watch a Blu-Ray movie, it would cost you a whole different standalone product, unless you get the PlayStation 3.

    Uncharted 2 is praised as being the best looking game on any platform to date. Recently, it became the highest rated exclusive game of all time, with a 97% metacritic score (Yes, that’s above Halo and Mario) and a record-breaking 40 Game of the Year awards. For comparison’s sake, the second most GOTY awards was given to Modern Warfare 2. it won 6. Many more games will be released both exclusively and multiplatform for the system well after both the Xbox 360 and Wii are gone.

    If you like taking trips to the past, PlayStation 1 (and soon PS2 & Dreamcast) games are accessible through the PlayStation Store.

    $60 would buy you a game with all it’s features on the PS3. On the 360, you would have to give Microsoft an extra $50 annually for the privilege to use that game to it’s full potential.

    If you try to get an Xbox 360 Arcade, it would be useless. Those $200 you get will give you nothing but an empty console. No HDD, which is extremely important in this day and age. No bluetooth, no WiFi (100Ft. Cable), no instant and free online service, high failure rate and no Blu-Ray, ever.

    You have to remember that the $300 console you want once used to cost $600! Half the price for essentially the same console? Steal of the century.”

  5. My advice would be if you have a good HD tv then buy one you will see such a difference!

    If not then stick with the xbox as ps3 is all about the graphics, all the games on the ps3 you can get on xbox anyways.

  6. i’m looking to buy a ps3 as well. ps3 is a great buy. 120gb out of stock online for sale. buy the 120gb. don’t buy the 250gb. you can updated the hard drive yourself on the ps3 to 500gb. hard drive is cheap at amazon.com

  7. Ps3 have free online gaming and yes blue ray as well,with ps3 it’ll be the same as a 360 but cheaper.

    If you are that type of users who download a lot of movies,songs;etc.

    PS3tm Slim 250gb is the right one for you. It’ll cost ya an extra buck but with more gigabytes and look for bundles so you can get an extra game too.

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