PlayStation 3 20GB System (Gamestop Refurbished)
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a BadAzz system!
man u can play ps1 & ps2 on this system also watch blu ray movies to bad it didnt come with a HDMI cable had to buy one myself everyone should buy one on the memory its very little but i upgraded the hardrive in it and changed it to a 250gb by using my old laptops hardrive wiped and movied the stuff from the ps3 to the new hardrive so buy this system if u played with (playstation) 1&2! =)
I own both the gears of war xbox 360 and the 20GB ps3. This is an excellent system for all my movies, music, and shows. Seeing as how i download a lot of content i just simply swapped the 20GB for 1TB and i love it. It's also good knowing that i can own games on this system and not have to worry about paying for multiplayer either.
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.
works perfect, only 1 small problem
I have been using the system with 6 different games for 10 hours straight now with no problems. No over-running fans or signs of malfunction. The system also has played every ps2 and ps1 game i have tried. The only problem i have with the system (refurbished) is that it does not have the original ps3 casing on the outside (ies does not say playstation on the outer casing). Other than that i say this ps3 is a perfect buy.
Great but big price
this ps3 is a bit pricy but great if you like to play ps2 games grphics are better than xbox360 and wii the controls are great games are awesome love it but i think the price should be 199.99
worth the money!
If you want to buy a ps3 with backwards compatibility, this is definitely the system you need. I bought the 20 GB 2 months ago. 2 of my friends also have the ps3, one w/the 20GB and the other w/the 40 GB. The 20 GB have more ports than the 40 GB and is backwards compatible. In the end, that mattered to me more than whether or not it was used, especially since I needed to replace my ps2 anyway. The one thing that I wasn’t too crazy about is the ordering from gamestop.com itself. They cancelled my first ordered, and it took days for them to put the money back in my account. When I ordered it again after I had contacted them about the previous order, I was accidentally charged twice even though the money was put back into my account before I tried to order it again. So be very careful w/that. (Luckily the money was put back before I got the system). Once I received the system, though, I was all smiles again. The system looks brand new, even though it didn’t have the booklets. It comes sealed in this special plastic that is really hard to open so you know your system is kept in place while it was shipped. I hooked it up immediately, and the sound was twice the sound of my normal TV. I had also purchased heavenly sword and put that in....oh my goodness, the graphics blew me away, and mind you I don’t even have HDTV! I hooked up the Ethernet cable to the cable modem and I was watching youtube on my TV, downloading demos, and sending notes to my other friend’s w/ps3 systems. And now that I found you can purchase a converter to have the Ethernet become a wireless connection I am definitely happy w/this purchase. For those of you who want a next gen console, have ps2 games, and don’t want the 40 GB, give the 20 GB system a shot. You’ll be glad you did.