PlayStation 3 System 160GB SLIM (GameStop Premium Refurbished)
i bought this thing and it sucks i played it for the first 5 hours then turned it off and it wouldnt turn back on and the only time it would come on is for like 15 minutes this ps3 not any of the other ps3's on here but this one is a piece of junk and i do not reccomend buying this for you or a friend STAY EASY GAME ON!!!!
Finally grew into its own!
I got the 360 shortly after launch, then picked up the slim 160 GB PS3 about 2 years ago. It was definitely a good move getting it when I did - the price had finally dropped enough for me to grab the console for $250 and the list of exclusives had finally become way too tempting to resist!
While I am glad I'm a PS3 owner, it doesn't come without its flaws (and nether does the 360!) and both consoles serve me well in their own unique ways.
So if you're picking between consoles here's a quick list of some of things to consider if you're deciding which one is the best fit for you:
-BluRay isn't the game-changer Sony was hoping for, but it's still a really handy feature if you haven't gotten yourself a player yet. The exclusive games that appeal to you should be the biggest deciding factor in your choice, but now that the PS3 and 360 consoles are so close to each other in price, that free BluRay player might be the thing that tips the scales towards the PS3.
-PS3 online functionality is very hit-and-miss: online gaming quality varies from game to game, and things that should be simple like system updates and some apps like Netflix just cause headaches to try and use. Bear in mind that online services are free, but if you're willing to pay for quality online gaming, lean towards the Xbox. It really is worth paying for, and the online experience is the reason that I'll almost always buy the 360 version of any game that comes out for both consoles.
-Frustrating load times. Even though Blu-Ray storage capacity is much more massive, DVD discs and lenses are just able to load data more rapidly and awesome games like Uncharted and Last of Us just seem to take too darn long to load.
-Many disk-based games have fairly large mandatory installs. 160 gigs will last awhile as long as you're not doing too many digital copies or storing tons of multimedia.
-The PS3 controller is simply not as comfortable or intuitive as the 360's. The DualShock analog sticks don't feel responsive enough, and those R2 and L2 triggers just stink. I do appreciate that the PS3's controller's battery is built in, whereas you have to pay a bit extra to get a rechargable battery pack with the 360 controller.
-PS3 Move just isn't worth it, especially for all the extra accessories you need to get each player involved. Kinect isn't for everyone, but it is pretty stinking cool and it's only one peripheral to buy. I rarely do motion gaming with it, but I love using the subtle extras like voice commands in games and apps - developers seemed to utilize the Kinect well.
Finally, consider the games. As I said before, this should be the NUMBER ONE deciding factor. More than 90% of the must-play games that came out this generation are on both consoles, so focus on which exclusives you simply can't live without - in the end, you're guaranteed an awesome gaming experience whichever way you lean, and you may just wind up owning both after a few years anyway!
Just Traded My PS3
System is great, but trade it in before value goes down. ps4 is about to come out. not recommended for kids. Wii u highly recommended for kids
An okay console
I have owned a ps2 before and i loved it, so i decided to get a ps3. I have heard a lot of bad things about the ps3, but i decided to buy it to see for myself. I kind of regret it now considering that I just let my ps3 sit in a corner collecting dust. To be honest there aren't really that much good games on the ps3. None of my friends own a ps3 either. I really hate how the controller's triggers feel like. I also pretty much hate the analog sticks due to the fact that they feel a bit off. When ever i play a game the system makes a lot of noise like it's breaking the disc or something. The home page is pretty hard to navigate through and the playstation store takes forever to load at times. I really hate the fact that you can't play music while playing a game, especially when i'm grinding in jrpgs. The batteries the controllers also pretty much run out extremely fast. The system is called slim, but it's extremely huge and ugly looking. After about two years of owning it I only have about 5 games for it and rarely play on it. There's not much good exclusives if you ask me. I also never play online even if it's free since there's like no games to play online on. The positives I noticed about the ps3 so far is the keyboard they have.
I Love it
Owning both a ps3 and a xbox 360 I liked both the first two years the xbox 360 was out it was my favorite then The playstation 3 just kept coming out with amazing and more amazing games like Uncharted, infamous, God of war the list goes on the graphics on the ps3 are great the only thing i notice on games like red dead and grand theft auto looked more detailed on the xbox 360 than ps3 but when you played a ps3 exclusive like uncharted series, little big planet etc etc.... they just look incredibly amazing I love it I made alot of memories with friends and I hate to see the ps3 coming to an end I love It and I am and always will be a PS3 fan <3
The PS3 works perfectly for me, no overheating or disk scratching. My only problem with the PS3 is the PS store. I downloaded four episodes of DBZ, and when I tried to watch them, my PS3 said that I had to renew my liscense. What that meant was that I had to pay for the episodes again, which I ddin't do. I got a red controller with the refurbished model. My only problem with the controller is that once in awhile, it wouldn't work while I was playing a game.
I LOVE IT!
This is amazing i traded in my Xbox and got this. I bought it used and I was expecting it to look ok, but when I opened up the box it was in perfect condition like brand new. Also another plus it is so so quite. I recomend buying this its really amazing.
I used it and it works perfectly I recommend this over any xbox or wii its even better than wii u very good
BEST SYSTEM EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This system contains the best graphics free playstation network unlike the xbox360 you don't have to be gold for everything tons of exclusives like killzone, little big planet, MLB the show, God of war, infamous and motorstorm. this compared to xbox. playstation all the way
The Best Console I Ever Played
I love the playstation 3 and this model worked perfectly. It doesn't make noise and runs smoothly. All my favorite games series are on playstation like uncharted, jak and daxter, ratchet and clank, and many more. I really in courage you to buy this system you won't regret it.