PlayStation3 500GB System - Red (GameStop Premium Refurbished)
Great Value and memory space!
I bought this PS3 for $149.99 with a pre-owned game (Battlefield 3) and it is great. The memory space is excellent and the red color makes it stand out from the standard black ones. It is a great value and it is worth the money to buy it for 500GB of memory space! I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to start a new PS3 game collection.
Wish I had gotten sooner
When the PS3/360 generation began..... the PS3s were about $600. Due to this I ended up getting a 360. Don't get me wrong: I think the 360 is a neat system with loads of good games.... someone buying one today would literally have dozens if not a few hundred decent-to-great games, most of them very inexpensive, available to purchase. That being said, I grabbed a PS3 of this same model, white instead of red, and I have been very impressed. The interface took some getting used to as it would with any new console.... but this thing runs like a dream. 500GB HDDis a MUST, especially if you have PS+ and are getting 2-4 free games a month. Runs quiet and cool and the controller doesn't need batteries like the 360; you recharge an internal battery with an included USB cable. Each console has exclusives and I can say from experience that each does have quality ones..... PS+ has been the biggest eye-opener for me. The current setup is: 2 games for each the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, and any games that are available for more than one are usually given for both/all available systems. This means you always get 2 PS3 games minimum but typically get one or two extra. I've been a member for about a year and I literally have about 25 free games I haven't even been able to get to yet because they keep giving me new ones. PS+ is worth every penny and worth buying a PS3 for by itself. Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, XCOM, Binary Domain, Rainbow Moon, Spelunky (however you spell it), Bioshock Infinite, Dragon's Crown..... and that's just a few I remember. There are also some free games available on PS3 that are actually really good: Defiance is a 3rd person shooter MMO/RPG based on the TV show..... rough around the edges but can be lots of fun, Dust 514 is a 16 vs 16 FPS with INSANE amounts if customization.... connected to EVE Online and the upcoming EVE Valkyrie, there is one where yiu create your own superhero and level him/her up over time.... think it's called DC Universe Online or something, there is a fighter-combat game Ace Combat or Ace Horizon.... something along those lines. There are a few more F2P games and also the ability to play full retail games for 1 hour free to see if it's something you'd want to buy. Sony has really impressed me with the PS3..... I just got one last Christmas and I can safely say it'll easily be a few years until I'm ready to go next-gen.... there is just way too much to do with my PS3 still to even consider grabbing a new system for quite a long time to come.