Submitted by Sev 1134d ago | opinion piece

Buy A PS3 Now, Or Wait For Cheaper, Slimmer PS3?

GR: If recent photos of a newly redesigned PS3 are indeed real as speculation and evidence suggests, it could be accompanied by a price drop. And while saving a few bucks (see: at least $50) may sound like something that's worth waiting for, something tells me that buying a PS3 now may be a better decision. (PS3)

alexcosborn  +   1134d ago
Get one now! There are way too many great gaming experiences available right now. It's not worth the wait
WeskerChildReborned  +   1134d ago
Yea unless the next PS3 is coming soon.
gaffyh  +   1134d ago
Or, third option, wait until the new Slim is announced, and buy a current PS3 slim in the inevitable fire sale.
INehalemEXI  +   1134d ago
WeskerChildReborned  +   1134d ago
I already have a slim but if it breaks down, i'll check out the new version.
fei-hung  +   1133d ago
Having seen the pics, I rather pay a little extra and buy a current ps3. I dont like the fliplid disc loading thing, i prefer the auto loader tray.

However, for 1st time buyers as tgey couldnt afford it, this is a sweet offer that is hard to refuse!
Sev  +   1134d ago
That new PS3 model is so ugly. Looks like the floormats in my car.
dbjj12088  +   1134d ago
BUY IT NOW. What's wrong with you!! This is N4G, if you don't have a PS3 you're dead to us!
Sev  +   1134d ago
Awesome comment :)
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1134d ago
Yes, because it makes sense to visit PS3 section without having one.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1134d ago
buy both

the 160 gb for you

and the cheaper one for a friends b-day (if he does not already have one)
Icy-Zone  +   1134d ago
Get a PS3 ASAP! Whether it be now or later. You'll be doing yourself a HUGE favor.
dirthurts  +   1134d ago
Or you could wait and save some cash...like a rational person.
The games will still be there a year from now. There really is no rush.
If they don't own one by now, they're obviously not in any hurry to get one.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1134d ago
ame22  +   1134d ago
I say wait a little till it cools down. Yes you get to experience all the older titles for a reasonable price but if you wanna get your little hands on new material there isn't much to look forward to, now that there is drought. Considering all things(highly rumored super slim, closing onto fall you'll likely find far better bundles and offers. That's just my opinion.
ChunkyLover53  +   1134d ago
There is no guarantee that it'll be cheaper. They might try and package that 16 gig model with games or Move or something to appeal to families or casuals. Sony has already come out and said they wont be reducing the price of the PS3 anytime soon.

I think the new slimmer model looks atrocious, so I'd suggest getting one of the models out currently.
decimalator  +   1134d ago
If you already have a PS3, and are just looking for a replacement or a 2nd console for another room... wait. If you don't already have a PS3, then you are obviously mental and should buy one now.
rufusman91  +   1134d ago
Just wait for a PS4
Sev  +   1134d ago
Not sure if you mean this, or you're about to say "shut up and take my money".

Double meme.
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Tonester925  +   1134d ago
I'm going to buy a 16GB Super Slim... or whatever it's called and then put a huge hard drive inside.
Patriots_Pride  +   1134d ago
That's what she said.
Ben_Grimm  +   1134d ago
Wait for the Ps3 + Vita combo...

yes I know something...
Patriots_Pride  +   1134d ago
A PS3 VITA combo muhahahahah.

representj  +   1134d ago
i believe now its a good time to buy a ps3 if you haven't already, it was 200 dollars at gamestop earlier this summer for like a week but that deal itself was gone...........

but anyways i don't think the ps4 will come out next yr.... there is way too many blockbuster titles that are coming out and that also includes GTA 5 which is coming out next yr. Don't listen to those people who talk about the ps3 being outdated because they don't know what they're talking about and trust me games like the last of us and Beyond Two souls which will make its debut in 2013 will blow your shoes off...
sway_z  +   1134d ago
The PS3 4000 is a PS Lite...it looks cheap as fk and the flip loader takes away from the quality IMO...

It really is for price concious ppl or late adopters...plus, after splashing out 380 million for Gaikai, I would imagine Sony would want to recoup the cost of that investment

...380 mil is not to be sniffed at...look at MS aquistion of Rare studios back in 2001...similar sums 330 million, and MS have practically ruined a once great company that is Rare...Gaikai deal is much better IMO.

Its a very good strategy (economically) for Sony....
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3GenGames  +   1134d ago
Get a used launch model and don't pay for PS1 games because they want you to.
TreMillz  +   1134d ago
Or you could just wait till the price drop and buy a 2nd gen model at that price. Case Solved.
Dogswithguns  +   1134d ago
I'll wait. cuz already still have the 60GB... slimmer the better IMO.
Smashbro29  +   1134d ago
Simple: Wait for the new one to come out and snag the old one for dirt cheap.
kainslayer  +   1134d ago
wait for ps4 or get a pc!!!!
CaptainPunch  +   1134d ago
I'll be buying one, already have a PS3 but I always like having the latest model.

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