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Old 11-27-07, 04:12 PM
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The PS3 is as big as a Mack Truck

So I just picked up the 60 GB model from eBay and hooked it up last night. I like it, but I gotta say—this thing is a beast. It's bigger than the original Xbox! And how much crap did that design get?

Are huge consoles just more acceptable these days, or did I miss all the mocking?
Old 11-27-07, 04:14 PM
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The PS3 is mocked for a lot of things, this is just low on the list.
Old 11-27-07, 04:18 PM
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It is big, it is heavy, it is shiny, it is quiet.
Old 11-27-07, 04:21 PM
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I dunno, I think it's a pretty sexy design. It's not that big!
Old 11-27-07, 04:23 PM
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I definitely prefer the looks of the PS3 to the 360. As long as it fits on a rack shelf the size makes no difference to me. The thing is pretty huge though compared to previous systems.
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The thing is a beast but I agree that size and looks are the least of the problems with the system.
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Does the PS3 have an internal power supply? I've never really looked at one that closely.
Old 11-27-07, 05:19 PM
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I remember when the xbox first came out, someone interviewed a bunch of Japanese people, and many said they wouldn't buy it because it was too big. I wonder if any of those people bought the PS3?
Old 11-27-07, 05:24 PM
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Probably because the PS3 is made by a Japanese company. The XBox was not, which is the other issue that I read was a cause for low sales of the original black beast box from MS.
Old 11-27-07, 05:26 PM
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Yes, it has an internal power supply.
Old 11-27-07, 05:27 PM
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I was more surprised at its weight than its size. Must be the aforementioned internal PSU.
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The PS3 looks like a home theater device. The 360 looks like something made from warped leftovers at an aluminium factory. Still waiting for a Mt Dew Extreme Green 360 Edition. The PS3 is more classy. And I own both by the way and play my 360 much more than the PS3.
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It's not thaaat much bigger than the original PS2... and that was way uglier. The old PS2 looked like they borrowed a failed design from Intellivision.
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I like the original PS1 design the most out of all the iterations of playstation. You can't even do the swap trick with these newer models any more!
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It definitely is heavy, but I like the design. I got used to the original Xbox as well.

Considering the PS3 seems to do a good job of dealing with the heat it generates I am happy with the size and design.
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It is big and heavy, but I do like the looks of it. But I sure wouldn't call it quiet. And yes, plenty of Japanese have purchased it without regard to the size. I don't know that there is a more xenophobic and nationalistic country in the world.
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I think the noise issue depends on model. I have a new 40gb version and when I'm either playing a movie or playing a game the thing is silent. Well not silent but you can't hear it unless you get about 2 ft away. If I'm about 15 ft from my 360 it drowns out the noise coming from my 2 PC's that are less than 3 ft away.
Old 11-27-07, 05:58 PM
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At least it doesn't overheat and force you to return it for repair.
Old 11-27-07, 06:35 PM
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I can't stand the black case on it. My 360 still looks brand new while the PS3 shows every swirl mark on it.
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Originally Posted by Rob V
At least it doesn't overheat and force you to return it for repair.
Just passed the 2 year anniversary of my launch 360...still going strong without a single problem (although I can assure you that it won't make it 3 before RROD... )
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Originally Posted by DthRdrX
I can't stand the black case on it. My 360 still looks brand new while the PS3 shows every swirl mark on it.
Ehh...why does your PS3 have "swirl marks?"
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I think the noise issue depends on model. I have a new 40gb version and when I'm either playing a movie or playing a game the thing is silent. Well not silent but you can't hear it unless you get about 2 ft away. If I'm about 15 ft from my 360 it drowns out the noise coming from my 2 PC's that are less than 3 ft away.
Mine has an electric fan that comes on when it gets hot, stays on for a few minutes, then turns off again. Not the worst thing in the world, but very noticable while watching a movie.
Old 11-27-07, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Anubis2005X
Ehh...why does your PS3 have "swirl marks?"
Put it under good enough light, I have yet to see one that doesn't have them to some degree.
Old 11-27-07, 07:27 PM
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In addition to being a finger print magnet, it's also a dust magnet.
Old 11-27-07, 08:15 PM
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Having just sent a PS3 via FedEx I now know that the system, in its original box, weighs ~ 18 pounds.

In comparison I dont think the Wii console weighs five (5) pounds. The box the Wii comes in probably weighs closer to 10 pounds, but the book-sized console is extremely lightweight.

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