Is it worth it to buy a PS3?

#1 Posted by tendoboy1984 (149 posts) -

I have a PS4, but there are still old games that I want to play. Is it still worth it to buy a PS3 even though I have Sony's newest system?

#2 Posted by thehig1 (1186 posts) -

of course it is, its not expensive and you can play some great games for it.

#3 Posted by marcheegsr (2465 posts) -

I think so. I have both systems and I still play the hell out of my ps3. Also you can get preowned games for cheap, and they are only going to get cheaper. So if you have a bunch of games that you missed out on, I would defiantly get a ps3.

#4 Posted by Kevlar101 (6009 posts) -

Definitely.

I recently got a PS3 for the first time and I am loving it. I find it's simple design and better focus on the games appealing (when compared to the Xbox 360 that I owned for 4 years prior).

Plenty of games too.

#5 Posted by tendoboy1984 (149 posts) -

Well I used to have a PS3 but I sold it when I got a Wii U. Then I got a PS4 last month.

#6 Posted by gamenerd15 (4434 posts) -

There is still plenty of reason to pick up a PS3, The system is not going anywhere until at least 2016. There are plenty of titles you can pick up for cheap. You can play titles such as

Ratchet and Clank

Sly Cooper

Killzone

Uncharted

Heavy Rain

Tales of Xillia

Dragon's Crown

Ni No Kuni

God of War

Infamous

Super Stardust

Jouney

Puppeteer

Beyond Two Souls

and so on.

#7 Edited by BattleSpectre (5953 posts) -

Worth it, but don't go spending full price on one new in my opinion unless you have a hole burning in your pocket. You can find some great deals on eBay or hell - you guys in the States even have pawn shops. Should be able to pick one up for a few hundred dollars. So worth it.

#8 Posted by commonfate (12164 posts) -

The release of the PS4 has actually spurred me to dig deeper into the PS3 library. Been playing a lot of great games lately. Hunt around in some stores, you may be able to find a dusty bundle selling for cheap or maybe some fool parting with his console and games way too son.

Obligatory recommendations

Uncharted 1-3 + The Last of UsinFamous 1 + 2
Heavy Rain
Demon's Souls + Dark Souls
Metal Gear Solid 4 + MG Rising
Flower + Journey
Ni No Kuni
God of War 3
Tales of Xillia + Graces F (Tales of Xillia 2 and Tales of Zestiria still on the release window as well)
Red Dead Redemption
Catherine
Nier
Bayonetta
Vanquish
Dragon's Dogma
Persona 5 releasing late as well

There's plenty of other games out there, depending on your tastes.

Plus stuff like Portal, GTA, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Batman, Devil May Cry, etcThen all the PS2 collections if you're interested in those, Shadow of the Colussus, Final Fantasy X, Jak and Daxter, Kingdom Hearts, MGS, etc
And of course all the PS One games available on the PStore.

Even if you're only looking for exclusives there is still a lot of value to get from a PS3.

9/10 people I would recommend a PS3 over a PS4 currently.

#9 Posted by GiantAssPanda (1594 posts) -

#10 Posted by CTR360 (6952 posts) -

go for it ps3 its must have anytime

#11 Posted by betamaxx83 (351 posts) -

Buy a PS3 if you have spare cash, it has built a solid library over the years, plus you'll get some "free" games with your PSN Plus subscription, and the games they offer on PS3 have been pretty stellar.

#12 Posted by Behardy24 (2706 posts) -

Yes. It has a great number of games.

#13 Edited by SolidTy (42134 posts) -

I have a PS4, but there are still old games that I want to play. Is it still worth it to buy a PS3 even though I have Sony's newest system?

Yes.

#14 Posted by MDK12345 (367 posts) -

Will PS3 become dirt cheap? I have it but am curious

#15 Posted by The_Last_Ride (69814 posts) -

I have a PS4, but there are still old games that I want to play. Is it still worth it to buy a PS3 even though I have Sony's newest system?

hell yeah it is worth it, i still play my ps3 now even though i have a PS4

#16 Posted by zeroyaoi (1879 posts) -

Yes, it's got a great selection of games.

#17 Posted by stationplay_4 (443 posts) -

yes. will help hold you over until ps4 starts getting a better library.

#18 Edited by MWright469 (150 posts) -

Dude, the PS3 isn't just worth getting, is the best console available right now, lol. That's including the PS4/X1. No console, older or newer, has as many multimedia options, features, and all the great games that PS3 has. The Playstation 3 is where it's at my man.

#19 Posted by Megavideogamer (5284 posts) -

Yes since the PS4 is not B/C with PS3 games. A new PS3 cost's $169.99. so if you really want to catch up on PS3 games now is the time. This is the best time to pick up lots of games used. Sony will support the PS3 for another 3 years. So you will have lots of games new and old to play.

#20 Edited by sukraj (21902 posts) -

some decent looking games on the PS3.

#21 Edited by BattleSpectre (5953 posts) -

@sukraj said:

some decent looking games on the PS3.

I can't believe you haven't got a PS3 yet, especially with how cheap they are these days. It's a good starting point to get you hooked on the Sony brand, just play some of the exclusives and you'll be begging for a PS4 ;) haha

#22 Edited by sukraj (21902 posts) -

@sukraj said:

some decent looking games on the PS3.

I can't believe you haven't got a PS3 yet, especially with how cheap they are these days. It's a good starting point to get you hooked on the Sony brand, just play some of the exclusives and you'll be begging for a PS4 ;) haha

I have a PS3 but I don't play it anymore I mostly play on my xbox one bro.

#23 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8133 posts) -

A ps3 and psn+ and your pretty much set. You don't even need to buy games. Then sometimes there are good sales and u can get games for a few bucks

#24 Edited by djeedah (7 posts) -

Its definetly worth it. Especislly if u havent played a lot of last gen games. Besides sony has great PS Plus deals. And u get a lot of good free games every month. U can probably get a PS3 for a good deal now. Id definetly recommend.

#25 Posted by younginflavor18 (6 posts) -

It's still worth buying the PlayStation 3 even though it's almost eight years old in its life cycle, and there are still games available to purchase both physically and digitally.