My PS3 won't boot up any more; and I don't really care

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#1 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

Barely turn it on any more... It's basically a BD player now, with my PS4 being VASTLY better in every single way except no free online (which I don't do anyway). Time to move on, it served its purpose

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (39192 posts) -

PS3 has been a BD\Netflix player for a long time

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5c18005f903a1 (4626 posts) -

If you don't care why would anyone else?

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#4 Posted by Archangel3371 (28511 posts) -

I’d care if mine broke down because that would mean that I had a portion of my game collection that I couldn’t play anymore and some games that I haven’t gotten around to playing for the first time yet.

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#5 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (13699 posts) -

Well, It's been Xbox One and PS4 gen for a while now, so it's about time to catch up.

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#6 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p: I have a PS4...

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#7 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@boycie: because it's SW and I'm making a comparison between systems

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

No shit Sherlock. PS3 is almost 12 years old, just about every PS3 exclusive got the remastered treatment, it was time say goodbye and hello with the new Sony console.

My PS3 is still kicking but it's sure is showing it's age as the time goes by. Same goes for my 360.

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#9 Edited by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@davillain-: um, I thought it was pretty well known I'm a ps4 owner already, especially since I say it in the OP.

Seems Like something is getting missed here: I'm saying ps4 is great, ps3 is almost worthless now. And no, it's not a "no shit", because I have tons of retro consoles that I still love and play. My Dreamcast has held value for me. PS3 has not.

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#10 Posted by ReCloud (4418 posts) -

I'm using my ps3 to play the entire metal gear solid series. It's been a blast

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#11 Edited by QuadKnight (12916 posts) -

? RIP poor PS3.

I still own two PS3s (a Phat and a Slim), I rarely turn them on these days but I'm still keeping them.

I love all my old consoles.

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#12 Edited by PSP107 (17512 posts) -

@xantufrog:

PS3>>>>>PS4

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#13 Posted by pdogg93 (1668 posts) -

so wait, you have no desire to be playing 10 year old games?? No wonder you chose playstation

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#14 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19846 posts) -

@xantufrog: so what you're saying is, if you have a knack to play PS3 games, you wish you could play them on your PS4, since now your PS3 is dead?

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#15 Posted by ReCloud (4418 posts) -

Lemmings rushing into the thread trying to make an argument in favor of BC LMAO

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#16 Edited by uninspiredcup (34917 posts) -
@xantufrog said:

Barely turn it on any more... It's basically a BD player now, with my PS4 being VASTLY better in every single way except no free online (which I don't do anyway). Time to move on, it served its purpose

Pretty much the exact same case. Got a PS3/4 for free. Aside from Bloodborn and Demon Souls, they sit and collect dust while I play PC/Switch. Heck, even the 3DS has gets more playtime, it has a shit tone of better games.

Stuff like David Cage movie wank, Naughty Dog nice animations, wheres the game, and whatever other graphic whore game comes out is about appealing as a wet brick.

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#17 Posted by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

@xantufrog: My post wasn't meant to be harm but the whole "no shit Sherlock" was meant to be sarcasm. But I already know you own a PS4 and PS3 still has it's uses but at this point, it's a 12 year old good system that the hardware itself is now old.

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#18 Posted by ProtossRushX (5693 posts) -

Take better care of your stuff my ps1-2-3 are all fine and work fine and always will

my 360 broke same with my original xbox and my xbox one came broke day 1

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#19 Posted by Sam3231 (2566 posts) -
@recloud said:

Lemmings rushing into the thread trying to make an argument in favor of BC LMAO

Hey you're the one playing MGS on their PS3.

Can't play it on ps4? :*(

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#20 Posted by MonsieurX (39192 posts) -

@recloud said:

Lemmings rushing into the thread trying to make an argument in favor of BC LMAO

Rushing? There was a single reply about it

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#21 Posted by Random_Matt (4317 posts) -

So if you wanted to play PS2 games, would you buy a BC PS3 or a PS2?

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#22 Posted by ReCloud (4418 posts) -

@Sam3231: no and I'm fine with it ;)

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#23 Edited by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@FireEmblem_Man: no. What PS3 games am I supposed to play anymore? I haven't played a game on it other than No No Kuni in years. Really, Demon's Souls is the only game I'd ever be interested in returning to, trust me.

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#24 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@Random_Matt: I still have a launch PS2, and it still works fine. Mild disc read issues, of course

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#25 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20673 posts) -

That sucks. I still use mine pretty regularly for Yakuza and PS1 & PS2 BC.

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#26 Edited by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@pdogg93: I'm a PC gamer first and foremost. Losing BC is huge... Except if you dont give a shit about the particular games any more. I have no interest in PS3 games any more. I literally play PS1+2 games more often.

@ProtossRushX

I take great care of my systems, thanks. HDDs fail, and if you think yours are immune I have bad news for you

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#27 Posted by JtoThaMtoThaP (1016 posts) -

Either do I

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#28 Posted by Epak_ (10713 posts) -

I haven't been able to access the PS store with my PS3 for years now. It just hangs up. Still can play games with it though.

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#29 Posted by ReCloud (4418 posts) -

@Epak_: have you tried formatting the console? Mine was like that, I formatted it and it returned back to normal

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#30 Posted by Epak_ (10713 posts) -

@recloud: Hmmmmm, might try that, thanks.

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#31 Posted by ReCloud (4418 posts) -

@Epak_: if you have ps+, don't forget to back up your saves, or do it with an USB drive

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#32 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4996 posts) -

I don't even have mine anymore. That's how much I care about it right now.

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#33 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin: it's just not a "classic" like some old consoles. It was good in its time, I definitely liked it back in the day.

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#34 Posted by Pedro (35601 posts) -

If only I can play PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on my PS4 Pro.

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#35 Posted by mandzilla (4188 posts) -

Woah... how you going to play the good Metal Gear games now?

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#36 Posted by Epak_ (10713 posts) -

@recloud said:

@Epak_: if you have ps+, don't forget to back up your saves, or do it with an USB drive

I think my saves have been uploaded to the cloud for a good while now.

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#37 Posted by Netret0120 (3542 posts) -

That's a bummer but amazing the console lasted 12 years with no problems.

I recently booted up my PS1 & 2 and they still work fine although I never use them anymore. 12 years of entertainment from a $400 system seems like excellent value for your money so like you said, it served its purpose.

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#38 Posted by Jippo (110 posts) -

@recloud: lol....saw this was coming

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#39 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1696 posts) -

So what's your Playstation 3 model?

In last gen I didn't have a Playstation 3 so that's why I ended up buying an Xbox 360 so I can play Forza Motorsport 3 & 4, Project Gotham Racing 3 & 4, Forza Horizon and Halo 3 and Reach plus less hackers.

This gen

  • I have an Xbox One as my primary console for 1st parties like Forza and Halo plus multiplats.
  • My Playstation 4 is my secondary console mainly for Gran Turismo Sport and some Japanese 3rd party games.

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#40 Posted by Sbellybelly (7 posts) -

Yikes, wow, I don't know. That would make me really sad. Me and my boyfriend have really had good times with our PS3.

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#41 Posted by k--m--k (2795 posts) -

New console is better than old console , thank you for sharing the obvious.

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#42 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@k--m--k: I got your back

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#43 Edited by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@mclarenmaster18: interestingly, this is the Slim. My original BC 60GB YLOD in I think 2011. Honestly, that was a much better machine, and I'd still mourn its loss today if it was the one I still had. Good solid feel, tons of connectivity options, didn't need my old PS2 for anything, and the disc drive was way way quieter

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#44 Posted by Howmakewood (5960 posts) -

Can always play those games on your PS4 PC

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#45 Posted by xantufrog (11685 posts) -

@Netret0120: it did, although this is actually my second PS3 :-p. I dunno, I might try and repair it. I think it's the HDD, in which case I uave some spare laptop drives around that I could swap in

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#46 Posted by drummerdave9099 (4149 posts) -

I bought my PS3 2 years ago to play Last of Us, the Uncharted Trilogy, Ico+SOTC, Demon's Souls, Journey, and FFX Remaster, and I also own Dark Souls, Walking Dead, Genesis Collection, and Oblivion.

Of that list, only Ico, Demon's Souls, and Genesis Collection can't be played on PS4 or Xbox One (I like the PS3 Genesis Collection better than the new one). So I'll be hanging onto it.

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#47 Edited by X_CAPCOM_X (8701 posts) -

That would be a crisis situation for me. I regularly use my PS3 for games. PS3 is one of my favorite consoles because of this.

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#48 Edited by lamprey263 (36204 posts) -

I don't have mine anymore but want one just to go back and play older PS1/PS2 classics. PS3 has a nice catalog of digital PS1/PS2 games at great prices.

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#49 Posted by Valkeerie (310 posts) -

I felt the same way towards the SNES once I got past its generation. Now it's only a quick reminder on Nintendo e-shop. Perhaps one day the PS3 will be reminded in a similar fashion... Not by its ports like Super Nintendo's on Gameboy Advance.

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#50 Posted by Valgaav_219 (2512 posts) -

Will not let my PS3 go for the sheer amount of JRPG's available on it. If it broke I'd probably get it fixed because there are just so many games that I haven't played on it yet. I'd also be out of roughly 30-40% of my game collection lol