Rated 1 out of 10 by NomNomBread Irregular Parts and Bad Thermal Tape
I bought this PS3 as a gift, updated it, and sent it many states away to my father. He has complained that it overheats and performs poorly. The PS3 is out of warranty and we figured that we would crack it open and put new thermal paste on the heat sink (the person disassembling it and applying paste is an engineer who has performed this task many times on other PS3s). Apparently, GameStop replaced three screws with keyed hex screws, which are not standard parts. Not only was it very difficult to open, the heat sink only had burned away thermal tape instead of decent paste, which is completely unacceptable in a refurb machine that has known overheating issues. I am very disappointed. If they aren't going to do basic maintenance, you might as well buy a cheaper used one and get it ready for use yourself.
Rated 1 out of 10 by DBDynamite It is terrible so far.
I purchased this game system and so far it has been terrible. It makes me wonder if I have wasted money on it. It has done nothing but freeze before I can access anything, including the psn. This highly upsets me because I have hundreds of dollars of downloadable content and games and if I can't put them on here and play them then whats the point? I did buy it in bad, wet weather though, so maybe some moisture got into the system, but Ive been trying to run it for hours and no improvement has been made in functioning. And even so, the shipping is not my responsibility to worry about. I would advise advise people to just buy brand new like I have should have.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SkullBoy305 Read i love this system PS3
When i first got my ps3 i got it when it first came out and then i was all was playing the games a lot i play like all the game thats out right now thats why i like ps3 because you can clean the system and make it faster just by plugging out the power cord in back of it a lot of people dont no this trick and when you do it plug it out an plug it in first hold down the inject button and make sure in the back of the system is plug out leave it plug in and you is going to hear a fan noise make it run trust me i did it a lot but the sad part about it i sold it cuz it was too much and my mom paid $300 and i did not no that i had the 350GB PS3
Rated 4 out of 10 by BWaggles Worked Great... But then...
So here's what happened... I turned in my brother's PS3 (because for some reason I HAD to buy my own..) to gamestop and got 70$ in-store credit. Using this I then purchased a Refurbished 120GB PS3. When I opened it at my friends house, it included a controller, system, power cord, and, huh? A universal audio/video cord of some-sort? It consisted of a cluster of cords and outputs. I believe they were used for an Xbox, PS3 and something else... We didn't use this cord however because my friend had an HDTV so we used the HDMI cord. PS3 works great and dandy, had a wonderful time playing for 13 straight hours. Then I go home and would like to continue this enjoyment. Well... this "universal cable" wouldn't project a game screen to my TV. I tried the different options it gave me, but nothing worked. Okay... probably just a bad..."cord". So I proceed to take the cord from my PS2 to use, that doesn't work either. I can only conclude that the import slot for the regular non-HD cord is busted. Like what? So now gamestop continues to sell me things they obviously haven't tested before resale. Now, when I go back to have them repair it, they better take my game data from GTA and move it unto the new system, because that's what i'm positive they will do as a quick fix. I will not let my 13 hours of gameplay go to waste. So if you are going to buy this product, make sure the whole thing works properly.
Rated 1 out of 10 by BUMMEDout1234 Not refurbished...
Was very excited to open up my refurbished PS3 and play MLB The Show 14! When I opened the box I noticed scratches on the controller and console. I set up the PS3 and started playing my game… 30 minutes later the PS3 went fuzzy, froze and went black. The PS3 would not turn back on. Needless to say, I am very disappointed. According to the box the console came in "the product was CLEANED, TESTED and GUARANTEED TO WORK". Obviously, they forgot to do all three. I returned it for a full refund the day after my original purchase.
Rated 10 out of 10 by jodogg Just like an xbox
so i had a choice between a 360 or a ps3 And i played his xbox i liked it but i hated the fact you needed to spend money just to play online So when i bought this i got all xbox live gold benefits for free So if your looking to spend money buy a video game and play it non stop and online free then buy this over a xbox
Rated 2 out of 10 by Derren Don't buy this.
The system gets hot after 15 minutes and requires me to shut it down. Only once, I was able to play for about two hours and it didn't ask me to shut it down. If I knew, I would have saved up some $100 more and bought a new PS3, perhaps with less memory, instead of buying this junk.
Rated 9 out of 10 by FPSGamer87 Overall very solid system!
The system runs smoothly, but sometimes shuts itself off instead of resetting the console. Games work perfectly fine. Good amount of storage. I have PS3 and PS1 games saved on it. You can create a PS1 memory card on the PS3 system which is really nice. Glad I bought this game!!
Rated 2 out of 10 by RPIS Stopped working after two weeks
Purchased as a present and then when my daughter opened the box and I hooked everything up, the system completely stopped working after two weeks. Headed to gamestop to see if they will exchange even though it shipped 60 days ago...
Rated 10 out of 10 by neonova GET A SLIM OR NOTHING
o k get a slim or dot get a ps3 slim are more relieabul and dont brake down as easaly as ps3 non slims games that you shod get whit this is bat man arkham asylum and city G.O.T.Y.E game of the year edition ok the review is over but ps you will thank me for the in fo oh and G>O>T>Y>E have all the dlcs