Which playstation 3 model should i purchase?

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#1 Posted by kunalanand50 (183 posts) -
I am gonna buy my first ps3 model... Which model should i go for?slim or the new super slim? Which one would be more reliable.. Better and value for money? Plss help..
#2 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10426 posts) -
Super Slim 250gb DONE!
#3 Posted by Megavideogamer (5547 posts) -

Go for the PS3 500GB superslim. Sony latest revison should be Ylod resistant by this point. $299.99 for a 500GB HDD is a great value. My first PS3 was a $400.00 phat 40GB. But that was at the start of the 3rd Generation of PS3 consoles.

Eventually I "upgraded" to a first generation Phat PS3 60Giger. I also have a 320GB PS3 regular Slim. If you are picky about the look of your console. You may wish to find a regular slim. Which doesn't have "ruffles" of the superslim. There are still some 160GB, 250GB and 320GB models on sale.

If you don't mind ruffles then a SuperSlim 500GB is the best value. You will be surprised how quickly HDD's fill up. I have had 40GB,60GB,120GB, and I filled up the HDD's. Which I was surprised that I did that since I only use my Playstation 3 for Gaming. Not music or Movies/TV

So just get a 500GB Superslim and you will be fine. Plus you get Assasins creed 3 as the pack in game. Or a years worth of Playstation plus which is a years worth of Free rentals of PS3 games/PS minis/PS1 classics. At least 5 games are added each month. So it is a good value of a years worth of game rentals

#4 Posted by clr84651 (5545 posts) -

160GB Slim is the best buy with a auto disc feeder at $250. These people above me that are telling you to buy a PS3 with a massive HDD mean well, but realistically most all never use much over 100GB. And if somehow you got into downloading so much crap on to your PS3 and wanted it all to stay there and needed to go higher later. You can easily do it and get a 500GB for $50 online and there's lots of makes theat work. Any SATA 5400RPM 2.5 inch laptop HDD works in PS3s. I seriously seriously doubt you would ever need more than the 160GB. I've been using my PS3 since 2 weeks after launch and have barely cracked using 80GB.

#5 Posted by clr84651 (5545 posts) -

It's so easy to delete old game saves, old game data that you no longer need etc. 160GB is the best buy being at $250 with a auto disc feeder. The Super Slim does not have a auto disc feeder which is a nice thing to have.

#6 Posted by XereoWarrior (135 posts) -
Go for the regular PS3 Slim! I recently purchased a the new 500Gb Ultra/Super Slim and it's not all it's cracked up to be. It is smaller, yes... and it works fine for downloadable games but a noticeable problem with the Super Slim is that the disk drive is louder. Sometimes it sounds like it's having a hard time trying to read disks. I'm honestly thinking about returning/selling my 500 Super Slim already.
#7 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

To any new PS3 owner just entering this generation I'd suggest the 500GB super slim with Playstation Plus. If you haven't entered this gen with the 7 years it's been going on, then it should provide plenty of games to keep you occupied without you needing to actually buy any.

#8 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
[QUOTE="kunalanand50"] Plss help..

Uh, yeah. You're missing a few vowels there, buddy.
#9 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
I just ordered a 1TB drive for my 60 gig system for just a little more than what the 500 GB drives are going for. Just shop around when looking for a HDD. The drive I found has a 6 gbs data transfer instead of the common 3 gps data transfer drives that's found everywhere.
#10 Posted by kunalanand50 (183 posts) -
I thought of going for super slim only..but now i dont want to looking at this..:/ http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General-Discussion/Super-slim-problems/td-p/17676992 And info on this guys?
#11 Posted by Nophoria88 (410 posts) -
Super slim is just a cheaper built model, just because it's new doesn't make it better. The slim is a better build quality.
#12 Posted by codymcclain14 (6017 posts) -
I got a question, does the old "fat" ones have wifi? xP Cause my parents just got me one.
#13 Posted by NamelessPlayer (7729 posts) -
I got a question, does the old "fat" ones have wifi? xP Cause my parents just got me one.codymcclain14
The CECHB 20 GB revision is the only PS3 to not have Wi-Fi built-in. I frankly doubt you got one of those instead of a CECHA, CECHE, or CECHG.
#14 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
[QUOTE="kunalanand50"]I thought of going for super slim only..but now i dont want to looking at this..:/ http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General-Discussion/Super-slim-problems/td-p/17676992 And info on this guys?

Info? Yeah, how about don't bother getting one of those. Sounds like Sony really screwed the pooch on quality this time around. Personally, the logic behind releasing yet another, slimmer model is moronic and superfluous; especially in light of this noise problem appearing.
#15 Posted by codymcclain14 (6017 posts) -
[QUOTE="codymcclain14"]I got a question, does the old "fat" ones have wifi? xP Cause my parents just got me one.NamelessPlayer
The CECHB 20 GB revision is the only PS3 to not have Wi-Fi built-in. I frankly doubt you got one of those instead of a CECHA, CECHE, or CECHG.

I'm not sure, it's a 40 G though. so I should be good, right?
#16 Posted by NamelessPlayer (7729 posts) -
I'm not sure, it's a 40 G though. so I should be good, right?codymcclain14
You're good for Wi-Fi, though not PS2 disc compatibility. 40 GB models, assuming that's the stock hard drive, are CECHG, CECHH, and CECHJ. No PS2 hardware left, two USB ports, a die-shrunken RSX, and a die-shrunken Cell on the J variant.