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Won a PS3, should I keep it?

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by spartanstew, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Arrived today.

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep it, at least for now.

    Might not open it right away, trying to decide when would be a good time to show it to the boys (but don't want to wait until next Christmas).

    I had one of the original PS3's a few years ago that I used solely for Blu Ray, but sold it after I got my first Blu Ray player.

    We're pretty into Netflix streaming now, and I like the fact that it does that. I might be able to sell a blu ray player (have one that doesn't stream Netflix) and then I'll have Netflix streaming in every room.

    Will probably try to build up some games over the next month or two when I find deals, before unveiling it to the boys.

    Oh, it's model number CECH-3001B with 320GB HD in Charcoal Black.

  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Sell it ! While it NIB.
  4. Kevin F

    Kevin F Hall Of Fame

    May 9, 2010
    I am in exactly the same boat as you.

  5. butters

    butters AllStar

    Sep 25, 2007
    Since your not an avid gamer and you have younger kids like I do, don't rule out Gamestop or other outlets that sell used games. I have only one game (God of War III that I got for $20 on sale last Christmas) that I purchased new for my PS3 and all the rest (mostly sports games) are used. I am not much of a gamer anymore so I don't mind grabbing games that are a year or two old.

    BTW, go Spartans!
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Does Blockbuster sell used games?
  7. butters

    butters AllStar

    Sep 25, 2007
    I think it probably varies by store, but I can't say for sure since there are no Blockbuster stores in my area.
  8. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    They used to when we had them. But they closed before the Dish sale.
  9. ncxcstud

    ncxcstud Icon

    Apr 22, 2007
    I'd keep it, if you happen to have a 3D tv (or plan to get one in the future) the PS3 can do that out of the box.

    Will your kids 'grow out' of the Wii? Maybe, depends on how old they are, but the PS3 does cater to a different demographic than the Wii does.

    I happen to have a PS3 and a XBOX 360 and find room for both of them in my life, though I am an avid gamer though ;).
  10. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    For pity's sake, keep it and the Wii as well. Your 9 year old is certainly ready to play almost any of the E rated games, several of which could be played by your 6 year old as well. You might even find yourself playing multiplayer games with them -- great for bonding!
    As to the Wii -if you don't have Wii Fit, it's worth buying and getting all family members into some basic fitness routines.
  11. TechnoBarbie

    TechnoBarbie New Member

    Apr 1, 2012
    I have 2 of the older models. Not sure I can add to what has been stated already. I will add my personal opinions though. Media server capabilities are def a plus for me, hdmi and digital optical audio outs love it, Wired or wireless, love it. No need to subscribe for online features, priceless... makes me feel valued and respected as a consumer. When faced with a 360 to ps3 option I would be ashamed to buy in for similar or even worse capabilities, I don't understand why people would prefer a 360. OK back to subject, I would keep a WII just as I have kept my gamecube, my ps2 (internet connected) I like to think of my home as a museum o' electronica! lol How do I overcome the need to complain about breakdowns/limitations... I keep extra machines around in case of the inevitable... life is short live happy.
  12. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    A lot of times, the preferences boil down to 'what exclusive game is on what system'.

    Personally, I chose the Xbox for a variety of reasons. Their live system has been around longer and is more robust (to say nothing of never being out of order for days on end). Oh yeah - and my daughter wanted to play Halo :)
  13. heathramos

    heathramos Legend

    Dec 19, 2005
    I would assume most people buy PS3's for the gaming portion but I use it more for the media options.

    Like other have said, you can play bluray discs, stream using the Netflix client (which has a kids theme), Amazon OnDemand, Hulu Plus, stream your Plex library, download media from Playstation store, etc.

    I buy an occasional game and download many demos but never use the music or picture options (well...I might have streamed pics from my computer once).

    I also use my harmony remote with it, ftr, which is nice.

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