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Which ps3 should I buy? 120gb slim or 250gb slim?

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p.s. 250GB SLIM IS COMING OUT NOVEMBER 3RD.

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  1. You’d be a mug if you shell out the extra money that a 250gb would cost.

    To give you an example of why; Amazon UK are selling the 150gb slim for £244.69 and the 250gb slim for £330.37 (a difference of £85.68). But they also sell a compatible Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500gb hard drive for £58.77, twice the memory for less money. Installing your own hard drive is very easy.

    The above is a copy of an answer I gave yesterday so the prices may have changed but the principle remains the same.

  2. you only need the 120gb one unless you have absolutely millions of data on your ps3 so i would not waste all my money on a 250gb one unless i really used all the space in my opinion.

  3. It depends on what stuff you want to put on it I think. If you are only saving games on it then I’d suggest the 120Gb however if you’ve got a heap of things to put on it then obviously the 250Gb would suit you better. Think about the cost and what you can afford too. It’s really up to you what one you want to get.

    Either way, it’s still better than Xbox! 😀

  4. It depends on what stuff you want to put on it I think. If you are only saving games on it then I’d suggest the 120Gb however if you’ve got a heap of things to put on it then obviously the 250Gb would suit you better. Think about the cost and what you can afford too. It’s really up to you what one you want to get.

    Either way, it’s still better than Xbox! 😀

  5. it all depends on whether you need the space or not. if you just use it to play games only, then 120GB would be fine. otherwise, 250GB. all in all, the 250GB would be better

  6. they are the same thing execpt the hard drive!

    if you are a hardcore gameer get the 250gb version!

    if you are a normal gamer get the 120gb version

  7. It all depends what you want to download. to me, 120 gb is big but 250?The 250 gb would be useless to me so I would pick the 120 gb but it is your opinion that matters.

  8. 250GB if you are going to use the ps3 as a media center as well or else 120GB is more than enough

    PlayStation 3

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    Review:

    As a proud owner of a PS3, I was closely following developments of when the rumored (and highly-anticipated) PS3 Slim would come out. After shelling [.] for the PS3 80GB back in 2008, I was really excited to hear that Sony not only announced a smaller version of the PS3, but also implemented a [long-overdue] $100 price cut. I immediately went out and bought the Slim as soon as possible, and am very happy with it so far. Here are my impressions:

    COMPARED TO PLAYSTATION 3 “FAT”

    A LOT SMALLER

    I heard that it was smaller, but seeing is believing! The photos don’t do the system justice, and it’s not really till you see and feel the difference that you are impressed with it. If you can, go into your local game store and check it out for yourself! If you’ve previously owned a Playstation console, you already know the difference the slimmer version makes when compared to the original, bulky ones. What’s really convenient is that the slimmer PS3 not only means your video gaming is more portable, but that you have a really convenient Blu-Ray player.

    NOT A FINGERPRINT MAGNET

    I love the sleek look of my PS3 Fat, but don’t like how it constantly needs to be cleaned. The glossy finish is a fingerprint magnet! The matte finish on the Slim is much easier to maintain. That being said, it doesn’t look as shiny and cool, but I think its convenience outweighs that.

    MORE STORAGE

    Storage was never an issue for me on my 80GB system, but for those who wanted more storage, you get 40GB more with this system (120GB in total). It may not seem like much, but you can hold MANY movies, pictures, and music albums with 120GB. If that’s still not enough, you can always install a 2.5″ hard drive yourself, or better yet, plug in an external hard drive in one of the USB ports. You can easily get a portable 500GB external hard drive for less than $100, or a bigger, bulkier one with around 1TB of storage for roughly the same. That being said, I think 120GB for $300 should be more than enough for most users, and is a significant improvement over the 80GB for $400 that people were paying just a few weeks ago!

    STILL NOT BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE

    This is my one major gripe with the Playstation 3. It really wouldn’t have killed Sony to include this feature, as the original Playstation 3’s did in fact include backwards compatibility with older Playstation 2 games. A lot of people counter by either saying (1) it doesn’t make sense to buy a PS3 to play PS2 games, (2) the graphics on the PS3 are better anyway so why bother with older games, and (3) including backwards compatibility would cannibalize PS3 game sales.

    While those arguments might have their merits, I’m still frustrated that my massive PS2 library can’t be played on the PS3, and was really hoping that Sony would include backwards compatibility on the Slim! I loved the fact the PS2 was backwards compatible with PS1 games, and really wish that Sony would reconsider this decision.

    COMPARED TO OTHER SYSTEMS:

    PS3 vs. WII

    I think comparing the PS3 directly to the Wii is a bit like comparing apples to oranges, since they offer such different experiences. The Wii in my opinion is more family-friendly, while the PS3 is better for more graphics-intense games geared towards different gemographics. I’m a huge fan of Nintendo, and I love their very family-oriented game offerings. I own a DS and Wii and still love Mario as much as the days back when I played the original Nintendo (NES). In addition, I think Nintendo’s motion-sensitive controllers for the Wii are very innovative and fun to play with! Unfortunately however, for most gamers, the difference in game quality is noticeable when comparing the two systems. The PS3 has AMAZING graphics. On an HD Television, you notice such crisp details while playing the PS3. The Wii features only Standard Definition output, which noticeably weakens it when compared to the other next-gen consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox 360.

    PS3 vs. XBOX 360

    Microsoft has an impressive gaming console in their Xbox 360 and there are some amazing titles exclusive to the Xbox, but in the end you get less bang for your buck when compared to the Playstation 3:

    (1) Online gameplay: You can use the Playstation Network’s online features without having to pay a subscription fee like you do for the Xbox. I was never a big online gamer but now I enjoy playing against opponents online.

    (2) Internet connectivity: Built-in wireless internet connectivity on the PS3 is a much better bet than having to buy a wireless network adapter for the Xbox. Of course you can simply rely on a wired Ethernet connection, but this might be inconvenient depending on your set-up.

    (3) High-Def Video: The Playstation 3 doubles as a Blu-Ray player. Microsoft bet on the wrong horse when the

  9. I have an 80gb model and it’s enough for my save games (and I’m a fairly hardcore gamer). If you are planning to have a lot of films and tv shows downloaded onto it (actually downloaded and stored on it), then the 250gb model. Otherwise, 120gb will be plenty.

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