Worth buying a PS3 right now?

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  • K-Project 22 Jul 2013 11:56:23 358 posts
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    Hi all. Long time since I posted. Been out of gaming for such a long time.

    And looking to get back in! The PS4 looks amazing hot shit and I really fancy it, but right now is a PS3 worth it? I guess if I got one I'd like it to last a couple of years at least. I think I read somewhere that Sony intend to support it for another five years and if true that would be pretty impressive.

    The back catalogue looks amazing and a great deal of them are nicely priced. Like I say I've been out of gaming for such a long time, and I've missed a lot of great titles so there's seemingly plenty to catch up with. I think the PS3 is the better console for now, but am I wrong?

    Thanks all.
  • X201 22 Jul 2013 12:00:46 15,124 posts
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    Buy one.
    Get the Last of Us
    Get a PlayStation Plus subscription for 40

    Don't come out of your bunker until GTA V.
  • ZuluHero 22 Jul 2013 12:01:46 4,018 posts
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    I don't think you're wrong, there are loads of exclusives, free online MP and PlayStation PLUS is amazing. The PS4 might be coming soon, but the PS3 is in an excellent position. Remember how long the PS1 lasted when the PS2 came out :)
  • Derblington 22 Jul 2013 12:02:10 21,264 posts
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    If you're not bothered about the new and shiney, I would say it's a great time to buy a PS3. There are a wealth of titles, both 1st and 3rd party, to play that would keep you busy for years to come, at which point Gen4 will be cheaper.

    I kind of wish I could do this but I like the new stuff too much to not be playing the latest.

    Edited by Derblington at 12:03:01 22-07-2013
  • K-Project 22 Jul 2013 12:02:59 358 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Buy one.
    Get the Last of Us
    Get a PlayStation Plus subscription for 40

    Don't come out of your bunker until GTA V.
    The Last of Us, and also Heavy Rain, were what peaked my interest in the PS3.

    GTAV? I haven't even played IV!
  • K-Project 22 Jul 2013 12:05:00 358 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Remember how long the PS1 lasted when the PS2 came out :)
    Yes, and I also remember how long the PS2 lasted! Great life spans, the Sony consoles.

    Seems like it's a good idea. I'll get one in. Thanks all. :)
  • PenguinJim 22 Jul 2013 12:07:15 5,754 posts
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    Err... wut? You'll just GO OUT AND BUY ONE?! O_o

    Wait for the next great price! They pop up every week or two! You could grab a 12GB model for just over 100! :p
  • Derblington 22 Jul 2013 12:09:09 21,264 posts
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    Also, replace the HDD immediately for something big. PS+ will require storage unless unless you can play upwards of 3 games a month.
  • Kay 22 Jul 2013 12:12:56 17,760 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Buy one.
    Get the Last of Us
    Get a PlayStation Plus subscription for 40

    Don't come out of your bunker until GTA V.
    This. With PS+ alone you'll have more than enough to keep you going until the next-gen consoles actually become worth buying.
  • Armoured_Bear 22 Jul 2013 12:19:53 10,251 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    Buy one.
    Get the Last of Us
    Get a PlayStation Plus subscription for 40.
    This.

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  • K-Project 22 Jul 2013 13:46:38 358 posts
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    Thanks for all your advice people. Much appreciated. :)

    I'll keep an eye out for price drops. I had no idea that 12Gb models were on offer for little over 100. That's excellent. Is this from Amazon or somewhere else? Even buying a hard drive it's still worth it for that.

    Crikey the roster of games is stunning. I'm officially a generation behind! Still looks amazing though.
  • quadfather 22 Jul 2013 13:48:01 11,814 posts
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    @K-Project - You're in an enviable position - get one and enjoy! Definitely get the Last of Us. It'd be criminal not to. A ps3 is worth it for that alone imo.

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

  • Widge Moderator 22 Jul 2013 14:09:00 13,247 posts
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    I wonder if there is going to come a point where PSN+ becomes redundant for PS3 owners? Or whether they will gradually cycle the entire catalogue of the last generation.

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  • northernlights 22 Jul 2013 15:39:40 646 posts
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    very good time to buy one. depends what ur like. it has some amazing titles which will last you a long time but are u gonna be regretting it when friends are snapping up ps4s in a few months time ???
  • spindle9988 22 Jul 2013 15:50:19 3,490 posts
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    Ps plus is the best things thats happened to gamers, like ever
  • Bremenacht 22 Jul 2013 16:08:35 17,600 posts
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    I had a little browse through the early PS+ thread the other day and it's interesting how quickly it turned from majority 'bollocks. fuck off. lol' to 'get some'. There weren't any AAA games being offered at that stage so the value seems to gone skyward since.
  • Lamb 22 Jul 2013 16:24:30 472 posts
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    As long you as play it, yes definitely. Make sure you get Uncharted 2.
  • Syrette 22 Jul 2013 16:50:29 43,061 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    Ps plus is the best things thats happened to gamers, like ever
    Some gamers, you mean.

  • mrpon 22 Jul 2013 17:13:40 28,416 posts
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    Savvy gamers.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • papalazarou 22 Jul 2013 18:53:27 65 posts
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    Yep, go for it. Got a ps3 a few weeks ago, never had one before. Got about 15 games from ps+ sub so far, just finished Infamous 1.
  • Syrette 22 Jul 2013 19:42:38 43,061 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Savvy gamers.
    Savvy gamers rent their games.

  • Bremenacht 22 Jul 2013 19:46:51 17,600 posts
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    That's what PS+ is. A value-added rental service.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 22 Jul 2013 22:42:10 6,654 posts
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    Yeah, there are some good games on playstation.
  • Wolves1877 22 Jul 2013 22:51:07 385 posts
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    Very simple answer..... Yes.

  • steve242526 22 Jul 2013 22:52:16 132 posts
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    Yep ! Totally worth it ! Got my 160gb Slim about a month ago after trading in all my 360 stuff. Great to thin down my game collection. Like everyone's sayin, The Last of Us is a masterpiece. Also bought Uncharted 2 with it and played it solidly to completion. I don't know why, but I just feel I've an actual gaming console again. Its got me back in love with gaming all over again !
  • HarryB 22 Jul 2013 23:03:36 6,111 posts
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    I'd buy a PS3 just for the last of us. I borrowed a PS3 from a mate - but it was SO good.
  • Syrette 22 Jul 2013 23:37:08 43,061 posts
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    steve242526 wrote:
    I just feel I've an actual gaming console again.
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  • TommyUnderwear 23 Jul 2013 00:54:13 105 posts
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    @K-Project definitely worth a purchase. You can bring your ps+ across to ps4 when that comes out. Everyone talking about the last of us. Without a doubt up there with the best of em, regardless of format. The likes of journey will blow you away for only a few quid. You'd be mad not to make a purchase.
  • rickalish 23 Jul 2013 02:05:33 1,790 posts
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    Nothing has blown me (away or otherwise) on PS3. There's a lot of pretty decent games, but nothing life changing.
    I've got a PS3 myself and I've just completed Ni No Kuni and abandoned Skyrim.
    Both games were pretty dull in my opinion. Definitely not worth the hype that was associated with either of them. Maybe I'm playing the wrong games. Who knows?

    Edited by rickalish at 02:07:34 23-07-2013
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