Rated 9 out of 10 by denimdenimdenim Best System in Gen 7
You can't beat backwards compatibility even if you have the original systems because the PS1 and PS2 games just look better on the PS3, plain and simple. There's a few things the PS3 did right in the 7th generation of gaming and a few to list is 1) the built-in blu-ray player. It's something the other consoles of last gen (Xbox 360, Wii) didn't have. Because of the blu-ray compatibility it makes the DVD's you have look great and they make the game discs built to last. 2) Free online gaming. That's right, PSN is free so you don't need to pay to play with friends or others. But most importantly to me is 3) the first-party developed games. God of War, Uncharted, Sly Cooper, and Killzone are all fantastic games and a wide variety of genres, not to mention the other franchises I didn't list that were exclusive to the system that really added to the playing field. There's something for everyone with this system ranging from fighters, racing, first person shooters, third person shooters, platformers, just about everything you could feel like playing. It is important to note however if the selling point of the system to you is the backwards compatibility that its only available for the 20gb & 60gb models. The PS4 has been out awhile now as well, and if you haven't had a PS3 yet I suggest owning one before the PS4 as there are tons of great content already available to this system so there's no need to feel like you need to pre-order a game just to find out the game isn't as good as the ads made them look.
Rated 2 out of 10 by TommyThunderbolt Partially Works
I would have rated this a 10 but mine seems to have a hard drive issue. Any PS3 game that requires installation doesn't work, instead when I try to play them the PS3 shuts off and I get a blinking red light. The only PS3 game that works is COD WAW (which doesn't need to install). Blu-ray movies, DVDs, PS2, and Original PS games work fine though. I thought these are tested and guaranteed to work? I guess I'll take it back and wait another week for another one.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Schwann Best Value for PS3
I just got my 20 GB PS3 yesterday. It is a wonderful and powerful video game system. I wanted the 20GB because it is backwards compatible and there are so many great RPG's for the PS2 that I own. Plus, I wanted to trade in the PS2, my controllers, etc. towards buying games for the PS3. I love the wireless Sixaxis controller. It is so convenient not to have wires because I have two kids that love to run without looking and get tangled up in cords. For only **** you cannot beat this deal. I know that 20GB might not seem like a lot, but I have a PC for songs and other downloads. I have wanted a PS3 since they launched about a year and a half ago, but I am ever so happy I waited until they were cheaper. The price reduction, and GTA IV pushed me to go next-gen console. Buy a PS3, you will not regret it. It is an amazing game system and lets not forget an affordable Blu-Ray player as well.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Cyguy98 A Bang For Your Buck
The PS3 is by my opinion, definitely the best gaming system out there. Obviously, depending on what game you are playing, the PS3 has different results. The PS3 is the system with the best graphics, and a high quality blue-ray player. Do not fall for the Xbox 360 having better graphics, and I have played both systems, and overall, the PS3 is the winner. Most games on the PS3 are really gorgeous, and some of the graphics are only possible with the PS3. The design of the PS3 is great. It isn't extremely small, but it is sleek and looks great. It is also durable, I have dropped it a few times and it still works just as it should. The performance and functionality of the PS3 is just outstanding. You can create media servers for it (so you can put movies, music, and photos on the server and access them from your PS3) and MANY other things. Its performance is always top-notch, although it of course depends on what game you are playing. In summary, the PS3 is the best gaming system ever created. Though it is expensive, it also has a blue-ray player and is jut an amazing product. I can't wait what Sony will do with it next and expect a lot.
Rated 7 out of 10 by cocink Its alright but its durable in my opinion
Its a great console but it's behind in many ways from its newer younger brothers(the 40, 60, and 80GB PS3[not counting the newer slim models]) I bought this console a week after it came out and it finally broke just last year. It couldve lasted alot longer if i took better care of it. I think i broke it by turning it off while it was saving so it was my fault. It does not have wi-fi, remote play, and it is really small HDD wise. I often found it difficult to play all my games without deleting any other installed games. It lasted for 6 years and almost 7. This is a durable console but if youre a player who likes playing online, i dont recommend to get this because it doesnt have wi-fi but if you already have this colsole, i suggest you to just get the slim or just wait till it breakes and buy an upgrade/
Rated 10 out of 10 by POOHBAH AMAZING!!!
I have wanted a Playstation 3 for a long time, and when I got the 20GB I was extremely glad I did. I love the fact that the 20GB is backward compatible with the Playstation 2 because I have a bunch of games for the ps2 that I love to play and didn’t want to get rid of. Also, the graphics are fantastic! The first game I got for the ps3 was Resistance: Fall of Man and once I got that I was sure the ps3 was going to be great. All the games that I have played have made me a great fan of the ps3. I’m assuring you the 20GB would be best because not only can you update the hard drive as much as you want which makes it amazingly Convenient, but the wireless controller makes it easy to use so you don’t get tangled up cords. Anyone who is a fan of the ps3 should definitely get the 20GB.... it is by far the best deal.
Rated 10 out of 10 by gamer3642 Best system ever
This is my favorite system of all time.Not just because of the graphics because I don't even care if the graphics are good or not.I reccomend the 20GB because it can play ps2 and ps1 games the 80GB can't.The design is awsome it's pretty heavy though.The aound is awsome sounds like your in the game.What I don't like about it is that I can't play EA and dice games like mirroe's edge and battlefield bad company some games have really bad glitches.But I don't have the yellow light of death so that is a good thing.Sometimes it freezes to.The 20GB doesn't have wifi so that sucks.There are alot of good games for it.You can get demos to.I reccomend this system.I don't really like the controller I like the xbox360's controller more.You should buy one of these awsome systems.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SonoDaten Better Than the Newer PS3s
In my opinion, older things are almost always cooler than newer things; and this Playstation is no exception. What more could you ask for in a system? It can play PS2 games (I've heard it can also play PS1 games, but I haven't tried it for myself yet) which is great because I love all my PS2 games, and the new PS3 games, like Dragon Age. The picture is amazing, but I would really recommend getting an HDMI cable. Also, storage is easily fixed by replacing the hard drive or just slapping on an external one. Sure, the newer ones have tons of memory space, but they don't have the backwards compatibility feature like this one. As for which is better, a PS3 or an Xbox, it truly is a matter of opinion and I think they both are great systems.
Rated 8 out of 10 by MythReviews Good but only for certain people...
I bought this to be mainly my replacment ps2 with some ps3 features, it works great and can play all of my ps2 games asides from "genesis collection" without a issue. If ou plan on playing mainly ps3 games then I'd recomend buying the 60gb ps3 due to most games being 4-5gb's now and that will eat up your harddrive fast...
My advice is buy this if you plan on mainly playing ps2 games with a few ps3 games. Buy a 60gb if you plan on playing a lot of ps3 with alot of ps2 games. Buy a 80gb 4-port if you mainly will play ps3 games (80's don't play ps2 aswell as 20/60's) or buy a new ps3 super slim if you only want to play ps3 games due to the fact these have some serious overheating issues that the newer models don't have.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JoshTheGreat Just simply magnificent
I just got my ps3 recently (after my xbox 360 elite got red rings) and I find it tons better then the xbox 360, and I can honestly say that without being biased because I have both. If you buy It new In-store it comes with the WIFI which I was excited about and my xbox 360 elite didn't even have Wifi.( I payed 300+ dollars for the 360 elite) Not to mention the playstation network is FREE compaired to xbox 360 forcing you to pay money monthly, ( get xbox 360 live year subscription and then add that with all the bills...Trust me It adds up faster then you would think.) My ps3 runs perfectly and I've never had a problems with it besides the occasional game freezing when the console gets exceedingly hot. I would recommend the ps3 to anyone.