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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Buy

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    To me this was the best console i have ever bought. I had to wait in line for 10 hours to get my Wii, with poor game selection at the time, so i sold it, then i got the Xbox 360 and it was good for a while but Halo 3 being over-hyped and paying for online functionality on top of paying for internet from my ISP i said enough. I got some money together and i bought myself this PS3 80gb Core Model. Enough about of my console history. If you are thinking about getting a PS3 now is a great time, I've had the chance to play GTA 4, Resistance, Ratchet and Clank, Heavenly Sword, Soul Caliber 4, Uncharted, Warhawk, and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. And since I've bought this beast of a machine i've never put down my controller. I come home from work you'll see me play GTA4 like its crack. Take the leap of faith dish out the money you WILL NOT regret it. Those crying over no backwards compatibility, think about it, if you play PS2 so much you already have a PlayStation 2. I look towards the future and not games that I've played a thousand times and don't want to touch again. Plus when you play in 720p you don't to touch a 480i again. My reasons why I don't like Xbox 360: Initial cost is low, but when you add on wireless adapter, Hard drive if you bought arcade version, subscription fee for Xbox live, all the AA batteries you go through for the controllers. My reasons why i don't like the Nintendo Wii: Its built for casual gamers who do not care for: Graphics, great story/plot, "Complexer controls", online games. The Wii is made for the people who think its exercise, and fun. I work at a department store that sells video games, that I'll keep anonymous - And every person who buys Wii Games are 5-12 years old. Exactly the types of players i do not want to play with or against online if the Wii actually excelled at online games. PS3 is the future and it works for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    cheaper than 360 in the long run

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    the 360 elite system is 399 now and the ps3 is 399 but the ps3 has built in wi fi (360 doesnt $99 for add on) ps3 has free network (360 is a paid service) all ps3's include an ungradeable hard drive (360 arcade has no hard drive and to buy 1 is bout$100 also it has to be a 360 hard drive) ps3 can accomidate many hard drive makers in the 2.5" ps3 has blue tooth controllers 360 plain old wireless ps3 has usb ports 360 has microsoft specific ports ps3 has built in bluray 360 had hddvd drive --bluray is better google it ps3 can output 1080p 360 only 1080i can add blue tooth accesories to ps3 360 still outdated wireless ps3 can use almost any usb device -keyboard-flash drive-headset-racing wheels so on 360 has no usb ports -microsoft uses its own conects meaning you have to get microsoft endorsed addons the list goes on fro ever the ps3 has no red ring of death !!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    More for your money!

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    You can do any and everything with this system. It's well beyond just a gaming system. I use it as a storage device for pics, videos, and files. It has a great blue-ray player! It even looks great with an SD tv or computer monitor! Its like a a high end desktop such as a Dell XPS. I installed Linux and it works great, better than windows vista! For $400.00 this is a steal for all that it does and since it is a playstation 3 you know sony will continue to support it for ten plus years. Just look at the PS2 still going strong. I recommend you get Grand Theft Auto IV, NBA 09, and Madden 09 for your first 3 games like me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Tie End

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    I purchased this finally so I cna have the best of both consoles. Basically it's the same as the 360 Graphics & all, only thing it has over the 360 is free online & built in Blu-Ray player other than that they both are the same neither one is better than the other...Well 360 has XBOX Live which I don't mind payin for unlike other people that cry about having to pay for XBOX Live $45-$50 a year to play online is nothin'....I'm enjoyin' both systems even tho I haven't played my PS3 nowhere near as much as I play my PS3, then again I only have 2 games on my PS3 compared to my 30 on XBOX 360 LOL

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Best Console Ever

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    Well I've owned since the first week of October of 2008. It's awesome, excellent graphics & sound. So far no problems yet. Well the movies that i watch on it is perfect. the xbox 360 as some people were saying it's better, but it's not. That console is not even worth your money & time. The PS3 is the better choice in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    WEAK

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    Buy an Xbox 360!!! For the people who say that PS3's network is so much better, think about this. yes its free, but there are nowhere near the updates and games as Xbox, its free because it's trash. for those of you who think the Network is better, you probably dont realize that Playstation just released that they will be monitoring and recording ALL conversations, messages, etc etc that go through the network from user to user. So much for privacy. All to enforce SCEA. hmmm. i like my privacy, and i dont want a video game that will devulge itself in every little aspect of my life it chooses.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Its cool, but FYI

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    Just so anyone looking at it knows, this particular model of PS3 does NOT play PS2 games. This is a mistake by Best Buy, and although it is a flagrant error, it is an understandable mistake. There are several sku's of PS3's, most of them are not sold anymore. This is the short breakdown: 20GB version. Full BC compatibility, but did not have wifi. 60GB version. Has everything. These two sku's were available at the initial release of the system, and the 20GB was discontinued first. Eventually, they added some new sku's. An 80GB version which included MotorStorm, did support PS2 games, but did it by a combination of emulation and original PS2 hardware. I can't remember if it was the PS2 graphics processor or the PS2 cpu that was omitted, but the missing piece was virtualized by the PS3. This worked with a good portion of games, but not all of them. (even the 60GB version would not play EVERY game, just the vast majority, this was improved over firmware releases but some obscure titles did not work) Eventually, the 40GB version was out, and while there were some other changes to the system (it did not come with a game, it was a lot cheaper, it had fewer USB ports, and it came with Spiderman3 on Bluray, one of the things it sacrificed was the ability to play PS2 games. The 80GB motorstorm version was then discontinued. Some time later, a new bundle came out, bundled with Metal Gear Solid 4, and a dualshock3 (rumble) controller. This was effectively the exact same system as the MotorStorm bundle, so it was very popular and sold very quickly on its own merit, not to mention that Metal Gear Solid 4 was an extremely popular game. There was also a limited edition 40GB version of a Metal Gear PS3, which had a cool finish, it was gunmetal gray or blue or something. This did not play PS2 games. Both of the Metal Gear versions were discontinued, so retailers were back to only selling the 40GB version. Where it gets confusing, is that this new sku has the 80GB hard drive, the PS2 compatibility is also omitted. Many people thought that you just needed a larger hard drive in order to play PS2 games, this is not the case at all. The PS3 is EXTREMELY easy to upgrade the hard drive, and it does not even void your warranty. You can do this with just about any laptop hard drive out there, provided it is the right type. That being said, since many games require an installation file on the hard drive, and the PS3 has numerous advantages for acting as a media device, many peoples 40GB hard drives were quickly filling up. Presto, there is an 80GB version. Personally, I have a 320GB hard drive in my PS3, mostly because I store a lot of music in it, as this allows me to play all of that music to any television or audio equipment it is connected too. For me, it is convenient. The other thing that is new in this sku, compared to the 40GB model that many people are familiar with, is that it includes a dualshock3 controller, instead of the original sixaxis. Just so you know! I'm sure Best Buy will eventually change the features description. If you don't believe me, when this is available for sale, go into the Best Buy store and look on the back of the box. It will have the same disclaimer about PS2 compatibility that the 40GB version does. It is not likely that a future firmware update will ever incorporate PS2 emulation, but many people speculate that popular PS2 titles will eventually make it to the PSN network to be available for sale, much like certain PSX titles are. However, PS2 titles are still selling, quite well in fact, so I personally don't think this is going to happen for a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    zero buyer's remorse!

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    this is the FIRST ever piece of gear i've bought in which i felt no buyer's remorse whatsoever. i am 100% confident that i made a good choice when i bought this. i agonized for, literally, 2 months as far as whether backwards compatibility (b/c) was really important enough to warrant the $100 price premium between the MGS bundle and the 'vanilla' ps3. then, when the new 80gb with the dualshock controller came out, i still was on the fence. i never owned a ps2, but the catalog of 'kid-friendly' games for ps2 FAR, FAR exceeds that of the ps3, and i have a 4yr old daughter who loves gaming with her old man, so the idea of b/c was compelling to me. in the end, i took the less expensive route, and used that price difference to justify a 2nd dualshock controller, the blu-ray remote, and a blu-ray movie. granted, i am a VERY new owner of this system, but wow, i don't think people realize just how amazing this thing is. for what i paid, i got: - arguably the best blu-ray and upconverting dvd player on the market - a media extender that allows me to stream movies and music from PCs on my home network (in hi-def, dolby digital, hdmi-goodness) - a REALLY good game system that shows signs of (finally) blossoming over the next year or so, AND offers/encourages user-upgradeable storage (that alone caused me to stop seriously considering the xbox 360 for myself and my family. i HATE proprietary hardware.) - online access to game demos, SD and HD movies, and TV shows i very quickly forgot about ever caring about b/c. the ps3, as is, rocks. it's great that the 'old' ones had an extra bell and whistle (the additional usb ports and card reader were nice, but you can get the nyko extender CHEAP and achieve that for your 'gimped' ps3). it's great that a lot of people got in early and get to enjoy b/c with ps2 titles, but honestly, i don't think i will ever look back or care in the least. in ONE piece of gear, i have the equivalent of 3 or 4 set-top boxes, at a fraction of the price. i will never, ever complain about not having b/c. maybe i'm the rare 'satisfied customer' or something, but i'm thrilled with what i got, and i'm thrilled with what it does. if you're inclined to do so, it has built-in support to install an alternative operating system (various flavors of Linux). show me another console that can even begin to claim that. sure, you can hack one of the others maybe, but it's an option, out-of-the-box with the ps3. i've only owned nintendo consoles in the past, and i was an avid pc gamer, but i am so happy with the ps3, i may never look elsewhere again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    lets compare, real deal

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    If your reading this, you might be chosing which to buy this xmas, xbox 360 or PS3. Here's some facts to help you decide... -PS3 has blue-ray, Xbox does not. "yeh but this don't affect games.." BULL!! this means the disc itself can hold 50 gigs instead of 9 gigs, and when dual and quad layer blue ray discs come out, your looking at 100 and 200 gig size discs. -graphics: honestly they are so close you would need 2 side by side to tell the difference, except if you read below...you will see about resolutions. -you probably want at least 1 Extra controller: Xbox runs $50, need a couple AA batteries or pay $20 for the play and charge kit. PS3 will run you $55 but has the built in charger battery inside w/ cord. Do you chose to buy AA batteries often, or, risk when your PS3 internal battery runs out it is not replacible and will cost you a new controller. Life expectancy? unsure. Oh and PS3 has this motion sensor inside called six axis which is fun for about 10 minutes before you realize its not life and death to have. -wireless network? If you don't have an ethernet outlet near your TV, you might want to wirelessly play games online, this will cost $80 extra for the Xbox adapter, comes built in every PS3. While were on online topic, its worth noting you have to pay Xbox $50 per year to play online, PS3's online is free. -HDMI cable? probably have to buy one of these for less than $10 can be found at many places online. Certain models of the Xbox and PS3's may come with one, but read your boxes under contents!! if it aint listed, it probably aint inside! -1080p ok so what they don't tell you, every Xbox360 game plays in 1080p, and only a few on PS3 do, read the back of game boxes if you don't believe me, it states on every game. Some games you litterally have to FORCE the PS3 to not see 720 in order to make the game play in 1080p, god knows why it doesn't default to 1080 but for some reason it doesn't. -Personal Value? Ok here's a topic no one touches on, and can't put a price tag on, WHICH SYSTEMS do your FRIENDS have? If you have no friends with one of these, and 5 friends with the other, do yourself a favor and BUY the one your friends have!! You can swap games, talk about the games you play, play online and friend invite eachother, etc. I am a slight fan of one, and my friend is a slight fan of the other system, and yet we REALLY should have just bought the same systems so we could play together. We didn't and it was a mistake. -Library of games: Fact Xbox has a larger selection, PS3's selection has grown to a sizable amount to possibly not be a factor anymore? Suggestion, browse for games, pick the system that you think has more games to your liking. Xbox IS/WAS more popular, meaning, you can probably find cheaper used games out there. Downfall? when you get rid of your old games for cash, everyone else is doing the same, you won't get as much. -I didn't touch on the "this system can break cause mine did" junk, every electronic device in everyones house is different, people treat them different, different humidity levels in houses, pets, smoke, age of user, basic knowledge, etc etc. I won't even get into power fluxuations, voltages in houses, amps, age of wires in houses, etc. And frankly theres ALWAYS a chance that ANY item you EVER buy can break, its life, deal with it. Chances are it won't break if you treat it well, both companies have really overcome this issue in my opinion, that is what buying new gets you, vs used. -Online network, both support movie rentals, game add ons, demos, video's, etc etc about equally. -its worth noting on both systems they aren't so quick to tell you MANY games now days sell you the game for $60 and then release add on maps weeks later for a costly amount!! This is only my opinion but "didnt I buy this game once already??" Why did they not give the 3 maps your now selling me for $10 when I first bought the game? Oh thats right, it was probably all designed at the same time, then some developer said "lets yank out this, this and that level, and sell them later for an extra $10 and we'll throw in a gold colored gun and these dumb kids will buy it". Ok thats harsh, but not as harsh as ripping people off and not including the full product when you bought it. When you buy a car do they say come back in 3 weeks and we'll sell you the stearing wheel for an additional price! ? -I also did not include special holiday deals you can find out there, it would be impossible to compare apples to oranges out there. I will say this, people spend 20k for a new car and spend on avg 10 min a day to and from work, and yet they fret over buying a $300 system they'll play 2+ hours a day, because one is better than the other, for goodness sakes just buy both.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    RELIABLE! The ultimate entertainment system.

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    I have officially had my PS3 for 2 years. Not a SINGLE problem. The ps3 does everything you want out of the box. WIFI, Bluray, gaming, multimedia, internet, memory (the hard drive can even be upgraded if you are a true multimedia buff)... everything. The playstation store is also awesome. It offers a game section and video section. The game section has add ons, ps1 games, ps3 downloadable games, themes, wallpapers, demos, etc... Video section offers SD and HD quality movie downloads and TV downloads. THere are thousands of movies and shows to choose from and updated weekly. The playstation store is awesome and my wife enjoys downloading movies and shows also. Media. The ps3 allows you to stream your movies, music, and pictures from you computer using a media server. So instead of taking up space on my ps3 i leave everything on my computer and stream my movies and music via wifi. The ps3 is a multimedia powerhouse and is an excellent entertainment system. It even has a pretty cool photo app that organizes and allows you to edit pictures. Of course you can always just use a USB thumb drive or something to transfer your music, pics, or movies straight to your hard drive also. Internet browser. I use it for youtube, hulu, checking mail, etc... it's not going to match your computer browser but i find it very useful and handy when my wife is using the computer. Online. The ps3's online experience has steadily gotten better since i got my ps3. Some old review's of the ps3 mentioned that the Playstation Network cannot match XBOX LIVE. At launch this was somewhat true, but not now. These days the ps3 matches xbox live in EVERY way and it's FREEEEEEE. Hello, i said FREE!! In game messaging/chat, chat rooms (text and audio), trophies, gamercards, and HOME. Playstation HOME is sort of a online meeting place for finding friends who enjoy the same games as you and more. Many games and studios like EA Sports have spaces within home with downloadable content and mini games. It's really pretty awesome. I play sports games with my friends exclusively so i can tell you from experience that the network is reliable. I have played over 200 games of ncaa 09 online and my disconnect % was 4%. Yeah 4%, that number should tell you alot. That means no freezes, no lost connections (i had to quit a few times). That doesnt include the 80 or so games i played online for NCAA 08. I have NEVER had a problem with the online experience OR servers. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN DONE OVER WIFI INTERNET ALSO!!! The Playstation Network is just as good as XBOX LIVE!! PERIOD! Bluray. Built in HDMI and bluray player enables the best of the best when it comes to movies. True 1080p experience that cannot be matched. This is a no brainer, if you have nice HDTV and you dont have a bluray player then there should be no other choice. Knock out two birds with one stone and get a ps3 for bluray and RELIABLE HD gaming. Accessories. I have the key pad, the playstation headset, and blu ray remote. The keypad takes some getting used to but it's great once you do. Awesome for quick in game texts when playing online and really frees up the use of the internet browser for email and typing. The headset is awesome, it has HQ noise reduction and it sounds great. You can connect just about any bluetooth headset you might own already from your cell phone but i didnt have once so i got the PS version and i love it. The Bluray remote works as it should, excellent. Great to have it you are really going to take advantage of the ps3 entertainment and multimedia wise. Summary. In my opinion the PS3 trumps the competition in every way. The biggest asset to the PS3 is that it's a solid system that is reliable. Bottom line, the ps3 defect rate is 2%. XBOX 360 was as high as 68% and current estimates are around 20%. Google it, no lie. Go read the review for that system and you will hear all about the "red ring of death". Simply put i spent alittle more money at the time for the system i knew wasnt going to fail. Now the prices and similar and the ps3 ends up being cheaper if you are an online gamer. XBOX Live is NOT cheap $$$. The ps3 performs great and also looks great, sleek design and fits in nicely in the entertainment system. The PS3 is the ultimate system, it has the features to keep an adult gamer happy and the reliability to handle the game time a kid is going to throw at it. Sorry this was so long but i have never reviewed my ps3 and i buy all my electronics at bestbuy so i felt it was my duty. haha

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Configuration, Great Console

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    A lot of people have written about the pros and cons of the PS3 vs. XBOX 360 vs. Wii. I'm not bothering with that, and assume you can find that information at elsewhere. I'm also assuming you can read all about why the PS3 would or would not fit your needs. Instead, I'd like this review to explain what exactly this configuration is (there's a lot of confusion about that,) and why I think it hits the sweet spot. Basically, there are currently 2 versions of the PS3 on the market now. Ignoring the size of the drive for a second (because you can always swap the drive anyway, and it has no real bearing on the rest of the specs) think of them as Version A (currently available - or not as the case may be - in the PlayStation 3 80 GB Metal Gear Solid 4 Pack) and Version B (this one.) The first thing that you need to understand is that there are three relevant differences between these two versions besides the included bundle and the price. Difference #1: Version A (MGS pack) is backward compatible with PS2 games while this one is NOT (they are both backward compatible with PS1 games however.) Difference #2: Version A has 4 USB ports as well as memory card slots, while this version has only 2 USB ports and NO memory card slots. Difference #3: AND THIS FOR ME IS BIG: Version A has the older and larger 90nm Cell processor, while this one has the smaller (and some say more reliable) 65nm Cell processor. Power consumption on this unit is lower as well, dropping from 200 Watts to 135 watts. The end result is a machine that runs cooler and, according to all reports as well as my personal experience, much quieter. An extremely relevant factor if you watch movies with it. For those that have been looking for a while, this is basically the 40GB machine that was offered recently, with a larger hard drive and an upgraded controller - they replaced the basic sixaxis controller with the Dualshock 3 controller (which means it has rumble.) Now Version A is packaged with Metal Gear Solid. It has an 80GB drive like this one, and the same controller. The big differences are listed above. Until this configuration was released, the larger hard drive and Dualshock controller were 2 of the 4 reasons many people felt the MGS pack was worth the additional $100. Those two factors are now eliminated. The remaining differences are the backward compatibility with PS2 games and the MGS game itself, which can of course be bought separately. So to sum it up, if you NEED PS2 compatibility, you might want to grab the MGS pack if you can get one - that or keep your old PS2. For new buyers though, and for all of the people that are going to just play PS3 games, as well as avid movie watchers, this particular configuration is fantastic. You get the big drive, the good controller, PLUS the cooler running chip, a quieter machine and a system that uses about 33% less power. And ok - just to satisfy the basic requirements of a review, I'll list some other nice stuff: It includes a Blu-ray DVD player (one of those runs almost as much as, or more than, this entire box), the online play is FREE, wireless connectivity is built in (you don't have to buy an additional piece as with some others), reliability has been quite good (much better than some others), there are some great PS3-only titles, and you can stream media to it from your PC. There's more, but there are plenty of people outlining it. As always, do your research and see what's best for you. Maybe the 360-only titles are must haves for you, or maybe your family fits a Wii. We have a Wii and I love it. But I also love my PS3, and in my opinion this configuration is the one to get (this month anyway.)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    zero buyer's remorse!

    Posted .

    this is the FIRST ever piece of gear i've bought in which i felt no buyer's remorse whatsoever. i am 100% confident that i made a good choice when i bought this. i agonized for, literally, 2 months as far as whether backwards compatibility (b/c) was really important enough to warrant the $100 price premium between the MGS bundle and the 'vanilla' ps3. then, when the new 80gb with the dualshock controller came out, i still was on the fence. i never owned a ps2, but the catalog of 'kid-friendly' games for ps2 FAR, FAR exceeds that of the ps3, and i have a 4yr old daughter who loves gaming with her old man, so the idea of b/c was compelling to me. in the end, i took the less expensive route, and used that price difference to justify a 2nd dualshock controller, the blu-ray remote, and a blu-ray movie. granted, i am a VERY new owner of this system, but wow, i don't think people realize just how amazing this thing is. for what i paid, i got: - arguably the best blu-ray and upconverting dvd player on the market - a media extender that allows me to stream movies and music from PCs on my home network (in hi-def, dolby digital, hdmi-goodness) - a REALLY good game system that shows signs of (finally) blossoming over the next year or so, AND offers/encourages user-upgradeable storage (that alone caused me to stop seriously considering the xbox 360 for myself and my family. i HATE proprietary hardware.) - online access to game demos, SD and HD movies, and TV shows i very quickly forgot about ever caring about b/c. the ps3, as is, rocks. it's great that the 'old' ones had an extra bell and whistle (the additional usb ports and card reader were nice, but you can get the nyko extender CHEAP and achieve that for your 'gimped' ps3). it's great that a lot of people got in early and get to enjoy b/c with ps2 titles, but honestly, i don't think i will ever look back or care in the least. in ONE piece of gear, i have the equivalent of 3 or 4 set-top boxes, at a fraction of the price. i will never, ever complain about not having b/c. maybe i'm the rare 'satisfied customer' or something, but i'm thrilled with what i got, and i'm thrilled with what it does. if you're inclined to do so, it has built-in support to install an alternative operating system (various flavors of Linux). show me another console that can even begin to claim that. sure, you can hack one of the others maybe, but it's an option, out-of-the-box with the ps3. i've only owned nintendo consoles in the past, and i was an avid pc gamer, but i am so happy with the ps3, i may never look elsewhere again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great System

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    I've had my PS3 for about 10 months now and it is hands down one of my least regretted purchases. Basically from before the PS3 came out until about June of '07, I was skeptical and almost went and got a 360. Then I came to my senses. I use this thing every day, whether it's to play phenomenal games like Warhawk and Metal Gear, or to watch a movie from my evergrowing Blu Ray library. The PlaystationNetwork (PSN) has greatly evolved over time and offers excellent features and tons of downloadable content for games and even tv shows and movies (similar to XBox Live). But why would you want to download an HD movie when you can own it on Blu Ray? Blu Ray looks and sounds far better than any smaller file - 25-50gb of uncompressed video and lossless sound will blow anyone away. As a BluRay player, the PS3 is second to none. It loads discs significantly faster (thanks to the Cell processor) and through firmware updates it becomes the most futureproof player on the market (not to mention one of the least expensive). However, the PS3 is not simply for movies, and the expanding games library proves it. Warhawk is perhaps one of the most fun multiplayer experiences I've ever had. Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of the most in-depth and best looking games to ever grace a console. There's also Uncharted, which also is up there in graphical power and fun. As someone who is not really a Halo fan anymore after the first one, the Xbox 360 couldn't really offer me anything else. Most titles I buy are cross platform and developers are now starting to finally pay attention to the PS3, with many soon to start game development on the PS3 first and then port it over to the 360 (e.g. EA). No matter what you buy, this console generation is a unique one, providing so much for consumers and so many choices. Finally, you have to understand the value that comes with the PS3. Rechargable controllers, built in wifi, free multiplayer, blu ray player, big hard drive. Then compare them to the 360 with overprice proprietary accessories and you'll realize where the true bargain is, and don't pay attention to the $100 price difference hype (or $50 in the case of the Elite). I hope you will purchase the PS3 and enjoy it as much as I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    I got the best one of all.

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    I have the Model #CECHE01. It is the rarest model out there. It is compatable with ps2 games. I can store a memory card on it. I am having fun with all my ps2 and 3 games. I think sony should have left that feature in the newer models. I feel bad for anyone who buys this unit and cannot play a ps2 game on it. One day ps2 consoles will not be sold anymore and it will be important to have this option. While I am writing a favorable review for my model; I feel it would not be fair to point out that Sony tried its best to sell a fully loaded product and no one wanted it due to price. Originally; the PS2 was intentionally built with a hard drive capability. It never took off in the US market. You might say it was a prototype for the PS3. When it was decided to make the PS3; the gaming community wanted performance and storage specs. They got it and then some. Can we fault Sony for going out of its way to make a Titan of a console? Perhaps it was too much too soon. This new roll out with a 120 GB hard drive will sell of course; but remember what was lost to get it. I know I am long winded about this; but I want the average consumer to get an idea how this came about.. Remember the following facts before you commit to buying this console and its 120gb big brother: 1. lower price 2. not compatable with PS2 games. (check website for specifics) 3. this will have many new PS3 titles that will knock your socks off. 4. performance. (Nuff said) I hope this helps and if you want the original model Model #CECHE01; it might be still around in the motor storm or cod4 package. Check the box before you buy; it will state whether it will play PS2 games or not. If it is not printed anywhere then it is not the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best gaming console out

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    I dont see how anybody could possibly argue over Xbox 360 being better than the PS3. The PS3 has amazing graphics, a Blu Ray player that also plays standard DVD's, FREE online play, you cant even hear the PS3 when it is turned on, has amazing PS3 exclusive games and free services like Playstation Home, Killzone 2, Little Big Planet, Metal Gear Solid, and Resistance. PS3 also has great software updates. The controllers have rumble and Six Axis motion sensoring. The PS3 also has free internet in case you ever need to surf the web. Its a known fact, the PS3 has the most powerful processor out right now. The Cell Processor. I could go on and on about endless capabilities that the PS3 has and will have. I dont understand why people might consider an Xbox 360 over a PS3. I can name 8 friends off the top of my head that has got or had a broken Xbox 360 and has had to send it off numerous times. Not only do they break easily, you have to pay for the online gameplay. Xbox also does not have a web browser. The Xbox doesnt even have a high definition DVD playing capability anymore, since they dont sell HD DVD's anymore. The Xbox also doesnt have any kind of motion sensoring controllers. The only thing Xbox 360 can compare itself with the PS3 is the visual graphics and that it MIGHT have more games. Congratulations, the Xbox 360 was released a year or two before the PS3, of course it has more games. But the only games that i know that are really good for Xbox exclusive games are Halo and Gears of War, which im not too fond of those games anyways. As far as capabilities, power, services, FREE services, free online play, better games, and High definition Blu Ray movies go....Plus more.... the Playstation 3 is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Unbiased Playstation 3 Review

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    *I know its inevitable to compare this to the Xbox 360 but I must say I've owned an Xbox 360 since late 2006 and I am going to try and be as clear and unbiased as I can. I'll start by saying I'm very satisfied with the Playstation 3. I've had one for a few months now and put several hours into all it's features. Except for Home, which is an online social experience that isn't something I can get into but it's really just an extra feature that you can completely ignore and it won't make a difference. The Internet Browser is nice to have and works goods for the most part. I found I couldn't send e-mails and some sites didn't load up properly. It also freezes up once in awhile and I have to turn off the PS3. But honestly thats not why anyone is going to buy this so let's get to the most important part: the games. Contrary to popular belief Playstation has started getting many great exclusives over the past year and half with more to come this and next year. Theres MGS4, Resistance 1 & 2, Ratchet and Clank Future Series, Killzone 2, MAG, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, FF14 Online, MLB the Show, Little Big Planet, Mod Nation Racers, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 1 & 2, and more. And you also get all the multi-platform hits like Call of Duty 4, Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & 2, GTA4, Burnout Paradise and so on. A widely held belief is that these games are actually worse on Playstation which was true for games that came out late 06-07 but now the only decision to make is which controller and online service do you prefer? Speaking of Online, it's completely free and while it lacks a cross-game party chat and invite system, which is annoying, I haven't had any problems with it that weren't on Xbox Live as well. Since I upgraded my router I can jump on Killzone 2, find dozens of games to join and play for hours on end with no noticeable lag or disconnects. Built-in Wi-fi 802.11b & g is awesome. I should warn you that the PS3 only uses bluetooth and USB headsets. There are none that plug straight into the controller like the Xbox 360. As for performance the PS3 is incredibly well built. It runs so much quieter and cooler than Xbox 360 but as long as you're not getting the RROD on your XBOX that may not make a difference. It looks very sharp but does attract dust easily and when set horizontally looks like a techy George Foreman Grill. The biggest tech advantage PS3 has over Xbox 360 is Blu-ray. Anyone with at least some basic knowledge of the two formats knows DVD was created in the SD era and is incredible for SD content including games and movies. However Blu-ray is the only available format made specifically for HD. It has over 5 times the storage space and has 6 times the speed for transferring and processing digital information. What does this mean to gamers? Well put simply PS3 exclusives tend to have better graphics, run smoother with way more stuff going on in the game and behind the scenes as well, and with the right sound system are capable of higher quality sound up to Dolby Digital 7.1 surround and DD True HD. Plus Blu-Rays are stronger than DVD's. Besides fingerprints the only way to harm a Blu-Ray is if you do it on purpose. Oh, and Sony left the decision on Custom Soundtracks up to the developer apparently because few games support in-game custom soundtracks. Very dissapointing. Overall the PS3 is my favorite current gen system. The Hardware is incredible for a home console, Online works very well and is free, Better exlusives (my opinion), and Blu-Ray coupled with the cell processor has tremendous potential not only now but throughout the planned 10 year lifespan. Hope this review gave a helpful, unbiased (though very long) review of the Playstation 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Entertainment/Gaming System EVER.

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    Price: First let me start off by price. The price is actually cheap. If you compare this to other systems and Blu-ray systems, you'll find that this is the cheapest system. It also has the top Blu-ray player on the market. With alllll the features you get with $400+, you won't regret this. Design/Interface: The system itself is SEXY=). I mean it's design is very modern and beautiful to look at. The interface that it uses, XMB, is very easy to use. Compared to the 360 Dashboard, you'll see that the XMB is easier to locate things, and it's very neat, simple, fast, and customizable. You can have a customed theme, you can go download a theme for free! Performance: WHOA this thing is FAST. Right when you turn it on, just click to sign in, and there you go, you're ready for all the features it has to offer. Graphics: COME ON! This is Blu-Ray, what do you think!? Highly recommend getting Component cords or HDMI cords to get that full HD picture when gaming or watching movies. 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 480i, graphics. Games/Gameplay/Online Gameplay: Okay, PS3 is lacking that ultimate online gameplay that the 360 offers, but have you checked the Playstation Exclusives! The titles of them probably don't grab your attention as much as "HALO" but if you tried the exclusives, you will fall in love with them! Accessories: -Dualshock 3 Controller. Very light, durable, and wireless! The controller has SIXAXIS motion so it can be used just like the Wiimote. The buttons are very easy to locate, and that PS-Button is VERY HANDY. If you're too lazy to turn on your ps3, just click it once and your system will turn on. When you're in a game, just click it once, and you can set your settings for other accessories, and chat with friends. Holding on the button during gameplay can turn off the system, turn off controller, or checking the battery/time/date. -Playstatation Eye. Very cool camera to use. You can also use it as a mic for online play. There's also games coming up that are made just for the camera use. -Keypad. WIRELESS keypad that CONNECTS to your controller. So when you wanna type to your friends, it'll be faster. Features: -Wi-fi. Wireless connection -Bluetooth. Connect your bluetooth, controller, mic, and more! -USB ports -Blu-ray player -Store your pictures, music, and videos -Built-in Harddrive. -Playstation Store - Download free demos, full games, free trailers, free themes, free wallpapers, rent movies/tv shows, buy movies/tv shows. -Life with Playstation - View a globe with REAL-TIME cloud patterns. View weather around the world, view news. Also FOLDING@HOME. -Playstation HOME - a community-based service. Home allows users to create an avatar for their PlayStation 3 console. This avatar will get their own virtual apartment space, which can then be adorned with items users can receive in several different ways. In the future the service will also expand, allowing players to have more sorts of clothing or bigger apartments. Sony wants to give people the tools to create their own things. -Web-Browsing with flash player. -Trophy System. Similar to 360's Achievements -Playstation Network - free of charge. There are many upcoming features/accessories/exclusives that the Playstation 3 has to offer. The Playstation 3 is a very POWERFUL machine that can almost do anything. The reason why the Playstation 3 is having bad sales is because of the price of what it's offering. But the price is worth it. I've had my 60Gb Playstation 3 since launch day and nothing has ever happened to it. It's very reliable and you don't have to worry about a hardware failure (like RROD). The Playstation 3's failure rate is less than 3%.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    future-proof console

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    This will pay for itself if you think you ever like to play games online. Instead of paying for a gold membership you get that for free for life, which is fantastic. The included harddrive and blu ray drive let this use very high resolution textures which helps this look great even in 1080P. I mention the harddrive because all PS3 systems come with one so the game makers know you have one and will use it appropriately. I believe this looks a little better than the 360 and worlds better than the Wii. The connectivity is what makes this future-proof, here's why. Gigabit ethernet which is ten times faster than the ethernet in the Wii and 360, 7.1 audio as compared to 5.1 audio in the 360 and Wii, bluetooth, WiFi, and don't forget the blu ray drive which has over 5 times the storage of the discs used by the Wii and 360. Another connection issue that should be mentioned is that the connections are standard, meaning any SATA harddrive, USB keyboard, USB storage device, bluetooth or USB headset you want to use will work without any complaints, unlike the 360. It's included web browser and ability to function as a media server (meaning it'll play content from your computer on your tv) is really great if you are even a little interested in those features. You can even install Linux onto it and use it as a computer. Another cool use is to install applications like playon which is very interesting. Oh, you can also play blu ray and dvd movies, but that goes without saying. The only downside is the price, but you get what you pay for. You can use this as a computer, media server, and blu ray/dvd player, so I think it is worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    More than I expected.

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    I usually do not write reviews very often but I strongly feel as though the struggle to decide between a PS3 and Xbox 360 can get overwhelming when you have a budget for just one system. You have to ask yourself one question, what kind of gamer are you? Better yet, what kind of gamer is the person you are buying this system for? Exclusives such as Halo can only be found on the 360, whereas PS3 has a handful of their own exclusives. If you or your love one(s) enjoy a particular exclusive- your decision should be rather easy. Personally, I love fighting games. I'm not too crazy about all the first/third person shooters so mainly all the games I do enjoy are found on both systems. You'll find most of the popular titles on both consoles- such as UFC, Street Fighter IV, Grand Theft Auto...etc. I lamented over which system to purchase over a month because times are hard and it's bad enough dropping $400 dollars for a system. Then, my wife surprised me with a PS3. At first, I was leaning towards a 360 for the following reasons: 1. Online community had been established a lot longer than PS3's 2. Had a bad experience with the PS2 after 1 year even when I kept it in an immaculate condition 3. Most of my friends and family have the 360 4. Microsoft has the 3 year warranty policy 5. According to benchmark testing over the past couple of years by gaming magazines, the 360 edges the PS3 in terms of graphics over a majority of the games 6. No load time with the 360 7. Although two of my friends have never had problems with the 360, reliability for the 360 is notorious as the Ford Pinto. Just look at the reviews and you'll see. Why I'm a PS3 convert 1. I compared the costs of getting the Pro 360 vs. the 80GB PS3 and I found the Pro 360 to be more expensive in the long run. Unless you are sticking with ethernet cables, the wireless adapter for the 360 is $99. To play online, you have to sign up for $50 for 13 months. Although you don't need an extra cooler device for the 360, two of my friends use them and they haven't had any problems with their consoles yet. The cooler adapter is around $29. There's no real data to support if their adapters help, they might of have had two Xboxs that weren't defects. Take home message: the PS3 was cheaper and is a turnkey system. 2. The PS3 uses a slot loader instead of a tray loader. Makes perfect sense why there's less of an issue with the PS3. Unlike the 360 or even the PS2, a slot loader minimizes extra dust entering the console that helps contribute to overheating. 3. Have I mentioned Blu-Ray? I'm not crazy about the hype, but if you are going to spend money on a console, why not get one that has Blu-Ray as well? 4. Reliability. I have more piece of mind that I don't have to worry about the red ring of death and the other new error message that people are getting with the 360. Why go through the headaches? There are other pleasantly surprising things about the PS3 that you'll just have to discover if you make that decision. The new generation of PS3 rocks and I can't imagine a system that I've been more pleased with since the Super Nintendo. FYI. I have played hours of 360 and I own a Wii. I also will admit that I've never been a Sony fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best Gaming System Out There!

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    I am going to prove that the PS3 is the best gaming system out there, and tell you why.First let's compare the game systems: X-Box 360: Pro: Graphics, DVD Player Cons: The network costs money, For a 120 gig Hard Drive you have to pay $400.00(Tho Same price for the 80 gig PS3), a lot of problems. Wii: Pro: Cheap Cons: basicly no network, NO DVD Player, Graphic. PS3: Pro: blu-ray, free network, loads of space, Amazing Graphich Con: You must buy the cables yourself. Now I have told you about the Pros and Cons of todays gaming systems, why did I buy the PS3? Well the PS3 for one has ble-ray, so-what! Well a ble-ray player cost about $500.00 more than the PS3, also the Network is amazing some say it is not as good as the X-Box 360, but in the PS3 defence I say not only is it good its GREAT, because you can rent TV-show/Movies in HD or just regular you can also buy HD Movies($5.00-$20.00 each) or TV-Shows($3.00 each) also the Playstation Network offers lighting quick internet and you can view up to six differnet sites at once! Also the 80 gig PS3 can play 75% of PS2 and 70% of PS one games(If you want to check if a game works go to http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus also if it dose not show up just try it, it just might work I have try games that did not show up and they worked!) also the online play is GREAT and FAST I have never had any problems, and there you have it, I have given you plenty of reason to buy the PS3...So What Are You Waiting For?

    I would recommend this to a friend
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