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12 GIG PS3s are not worth it

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12 GIG PS3 are not worth it, you can download a single game most of the time, and you can not download any games over 4.5 gigabytes. The games you can download better be single player because they have major issues running online games. i would demand a refund but i put my fist through mine. im going back to xbox 

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The 12GB PS3 is a low cost entry point for people that want to upgrade the hard drive on the PS3 themselves. If you don't plan on replacing the hard drive it isn't the PS3 for you, friend.

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In a way I can understand why you say that, but in a way, I cannot.

The PS3 SS is $200 for the 12GB, and is a blu ray player, has free online and has controllers with built in batteries, yet, the Xbox 360 4GB is $250, has no blu ray or batteries, and requires a fee for online, yet, nobody complains about that. Why?

Anyways, the PS3 12GB is an affordable package, and nowdays, hard drives for the PS3 are dirt cheap. My cousin bought the 12GB for $200 + Tax, and was able to score a seagate 500GB Hard Drive for only $50 + Tax. Still a good bundle.
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In a way I can understand why you say that, but in a way, I cannot.

The PS3 SS is $200 for the 12GB, and is a blu ray player, has free online and has controllers with built in batteries, yet, the Xbox 360 4GB is $250, has no blu ray or batteries, and requires a fee for online, yet, nobody complains about that. Why?

Anyways, the PS3 12GB is an affordable package, and nowdays, hard drives for the PS3 are dirt cheap. My cousin bought the 12GB for $200 + Tax, and was able to score a seagate 500GB Hard Drive for only $50 + Tax. Still a good bundle.

As for the Xbox, nobody really compares the two because the Xbox arcade is a joke anyway.  Atleast a 12 gig HDD will allow you to download/install a 4gb game (rough estimate, of course).

 

But where's the benefit of buying the 12gb model to install a HDD when the HDD is eating up the savings in the first place.  Its costing you as much if not more to bring it up to speed of a regular HDD model. Plus you see sales during holiday seasons where a PS3 bundle with HDD and several games are going for $199 anyway.

 

It only really benefits those sticking to disc based games or those who have a compatible HDD sitting on their shelf waiting to be used.

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ccrogers15 wrote:
In a way I can understand why you say that, but in a way, I cannot.

The PS3 SS is $200 for the 12GB, and is a blu ray player, has free online and has controllers with built in batteries, yet, the Xbox 360 4GB is $250, has no blu ray or batteries, and requires a fee for online, yet, nobody complains about that. Why?

Anyways, the PS3 12GB is an affordable package, and nowdays, hard drives for the PS3 are dirt cheap. My cousin bought the 12GB for $200 + Tax, and was able to score a seagate 500GB Hard Drive for only $50 + Tax. Still a good bundle.

That's good if you like Seagate. But for anyone who likes Western Digital Hard Drives... they'd be screwed. It costs over $200 for one. So basically you'd be paying around $400 overall, just to upgrade it. So it wouldn't be practical.

 

It would be better just to get the system with the large drive already installed in it.

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"But where's the benefit of buying the 12gb model to install a HDD when the HDD is eating up the savings in the first place. "

Still a good deal.

"It only really benefits those sticking to disc based games or those who have a compatible HDD sitting on their shelf waiting to be used."

What's stopping Gaikai streaming from coming to PS3 in the future? If it does, the hard drive will be irrelevant and you can play all of the PS3 games you want.

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Box9Missingo wrote:

ccrogers15 wrote:
In a way I can understand why you say that, but in a way, I cannot.

The PS3 SS is $200 for the 12GB, and is a blu ray player, has free online and has controllers with built in batteries, yet, the Xbox 360 4GB is $250, has no blu ray or batteries, and requires a fee for online, yet, nobody complains about that. Why?

Anyways, the PS3 12GB is an affordable package, and nowdays, hard drives for the PS3 are dirt cheap. My cousin bought the 12GB for $200 + Tax, and was able to score a seagate 500GB Hard Drive for only $50 + Tax. Still a good bundle.

That's good if you like Seagate. But for anyone who likes Western Digital Hard Drives... they'd be screwed. It costs over $200 for one. So basically you'd be paying around $400 overall, just to upgrade it. So it wouldn't be practical.

 

It would be better just to get the system with the large drive already installed in it.


The brand of hdd does not matter, they are priced accordingly and competitively against each other.

Hey look.... a 500GB WD HDD for nearly the same price...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00YW3528

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gR3yGh051 wrote:

Box9Missingo wrote:

ccrogers15 wrote:
In a way I can understand why you say that, but in a way, I cannot.

The PS3 SS is $200 for the 12GB, and is a blu ray player, has free online and has controllers with built in batteries, yet, the Xbox 360 4GB is $250, has no blu ray or batteries, and requires a fee for online, yet, nobody complains about that. Why?

Anyways, the PS3 12GB is an affordable package, and nowdays, hard drives for the PS3 are dirt cheap. My cousin bought the 12GB for $200 + Tax, and was able to score a seagate 500GB Hard Drive for only $50 + Tax. Still a good bundle.

That's good if you like Seagate. But for anyone who likes Western Digital Hard Drives... they'd be screwed. It costs over $200 for one. So basically you'd be paying around $400 overall, just to upgrade it. So it wouldn't be practical.

 

It would be better just to get the system with the large drive already installed in it.


The brand of hdd does not matter, they are priced accordingly and competitively against each other.

Hey look.... a 500GB WD HDD for nearly the same price...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W00YW3528


Cool.

 

Checked it out once before on another site and it was way over priced. Thanks for the link. It's a MUCH better price.

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You put your fist through it?

 

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