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Old 11-09-07, 12:56 PM
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advice needed: which ps3 to get?

I've decided to get a PS3 but my current problem is which one to get?
Should I get the 20GB one used from Gamestop for total price 350
or should I get a new 40GB from Kmart using 20% off coupon for total price 342.40
The 20GB doesn't have the box, so I cannot get the 5 free movies by mail. granted, the movie choices they offer aren't that good so I wouldn't lose that much sleep over not getting them.

The 40GB is not backwards compatible to PS2 games and part of me still wants that option

The main reason for the PS3 is to have a BluRay player in the house.

So new 40GB with 6 movies and no backwards compatibility?
or used 20GB with no movies and backwards compatibility?

*help*
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Old 11-09-07, 01:02 PM
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I have the 20gig which I bought this past spring before they got disco'd. I play a lot of old PS games so the backwards compatibility is a must for me. You can always buy movies. If you get the 40gig you'll never be able to play older gen games on it.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:03 PM
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Do you have any PS2 games?
Yes - Get 20GB
No - Get 40Gb

Do yuo need Wireless?
Yes - Get 40GB
No - Get 20GB

I personally would go NEW over USED. Although, I have no need for backwards compatability....but I do have a 60GB anyways.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:04 PM
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You said the main reason you're getting one is for Blu-Ray. If you have a PS2 already, keep the PS2 around and get the 40gb. More storage for HD content you can download, cheaper, + 6 free movies.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:15 PM
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Remember also that if you get a unit with true BC you can sell your PS2, they're still worth some decent money (it sounds like you have one already). Only buy the 40gb if you're one of those "only play new games" folks IMO.

I paid $350 shipped for my 20gb on ebay and sold my slimline PS2 to a buddy for $80 = $270.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:16 PM
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I'd say get the 20GB, it's much better to have BC than to have two systems hooked up.. plus you'll get to play your PS1/PS2 collection with a good wireless controller and the system will upscale the games to your TV's resolution to eliminate scaling lag. Granted, the scaling in its current form is HORRIBLE, but it can be (and will probably be) made better through firmware updates. Since you have a 360 (you haven't added my gamertag, by the way) you probably have your router within its reach so lack of Wi-Fi probably won't phase you (or you took it for MS's disgustingly overpriced Wi-Fi adapter and probably wouldn't mind getting a much cheaper bridge for the PS3).

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Old 11-09-07, 01:46 PM
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I agree with Pixy, go 20GB, or even 60GB if you can find it.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:51 PM
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60GBs are still easy to find where I live. Target and Best Buy still have them. I think that is the best way to go while they last.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by darkside
60GBs are still easy to find where I live. Target and Best Buy still have them. I think that is the best way to go while they last.
Agreed. I would look for a 60GB unit.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:53 PM
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Get the 60 gig. If not, then the 20 gig. Stay away from the 40 gig if you have ANY interest in playing PS2 games on it.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:57 PM
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I might be a little biased, but I say go for the 60 gig version.

If you are interested I'll sell you mine that I bought in September from Sony Style and havent played more than for two (2) hours. If you are interested just email me. I'm not looking at making a profit, just the $350, I spent originally.
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Originally Posted by retihsuhnt
I might be a little biased, but I say go for the 60 gig version.

If you are interested I'll sell you mine that I bought in September from Sony Style and havent played more than for two (2) hours. If you are interested just email me. I'm not looking at making a profit, just the $350, I spent originally.
This is a great deal. I would buy it if I didn't get the same deal
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Old 11-09-07, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by retihsuhnt
I might be a little biased, but I say go for the 60 gig version.

If you are interested I'll sell you mine that I bought in September from Sony Style and havent played more than for two (2) hours. If you are interested just email me. I'm not looking at making a profit, just the $350, I spent originally.
Wow seriously? That is super awesome. retihsuhnt, YGM... actually PM because there is not an option to send an email.

The lack of wireless is no big deal, I don't use it anyway (router is in the entertainment center)

I sold my PS2 already, mostly in anticipation that I would get a PS3. I don't have any PS2 games currently but I really want to play Yakuza 2 and that is to be PS2 title only so...

BTW Pixy my 360 is off in the mail somewhere, my coffin finally arrived. Send me another request and I'll add it online at xbox.com

Sounds like the 40gb really isn't all that good in the grand scheme of things. Thanks guys for the advice.

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Old 11-09-07, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by squidget
Wow seriously? That is super awesome. retihsuhnt, YGM... actually PM because there is not an option to send an email.
Message received. YGM.
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Old 11-10-07, 04:51 AM
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The main problem with the 20GB that I can think of is that PSP connectivity won't (ever) work with it. I'm pretty sure I read on 1UP that PSP connectivity will not work through a 3rd party wireless solution. It requires the built in PS3 wireless.
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Old 11-10-07, 10:46 AM
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Say screw it and hunt down a 60gb? < t.c.> or say screw it, buy a PS2 and play that until the PS3 either a) gets some good games out or b) drops in price a bit more < /t.c.>
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Old 11-10-07, 10:56 AM
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Why is the 40gb version not backwards compatible?

Is it not 100% backwards compatible or will it play some PS2 games?
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
Why is the 40gb version not backwards compatible?

Is it not 100% backwards compatible or will it play some PS2 games?
The hardware required for backwards compatibility was removed from the 40gb model, and it is not capable of software emulation (like the 360 does) either. So it is not compatible with any PS2 game.
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The 20GB looks the best also. No lame cheap looking silver stripe.
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Get the one that covers DUST in the warrenty.....
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Old 11-12-07, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris_D
The main problem with the 20GB that I can think of is that PSP connectivity won't (ever) work with it. I'm pretty sure I read on 1UP that PSP connectivity will not work through a 3rd party wireless solution. It requires the built in PS3 wireless.
Depends on what connectivity. There's not much at this point. And what there is you can mostly do with a USB cable.
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Old 11-13-07, 01:06 AM
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We're mainly talking about PSP remote play, such as playing games, setting up downloads, or watching videos via your PSP using wireless connectivity. It's maybe not that useful so far, but it could get pretty damn cool in the future, and by investing in the 20G PS3 you will be denying yourself access to that functionality until you decide to purchase another PS3.
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