With a 12GB PS3 coming to the US and Canada on the 18th for $199, Daily Reaction’s aged writers Seb and Dan debate Sony’s motives and whether anyone should buy the console. - PSLS
I've watched bigger movies
I don't see how they expect to expand the digital age with something so petite? Can't even download some PS3 exclusives.
i'd say its for the collectors. something that obscure could be worth something some day. Like the wii mini and how radically different it is compared to a full fledged wii. Or the nes top loader or snes mini. all of which are obscure system variants that are more sought after by collectors than actual game players. I'll get one just to have even if i never use it personally.
It could just be for the extremely casual market in its base form. People act like you can't delete/uninstall game data when you stop playing one game an move on to another. There's also this silly argument about why anyone would be buying it for netflix when there's cheaper alternatives. The PS3 has A LOT MORE THAN JUST NETFLIX! There's lots of other media playing devices and even media playing and streaming blu ray players but the PS3 has a lot of apps that those other systems just don't have. There's video on deman services for watching/streaming/renting brand new movies. CrunchyRoll is a big one for anime fans, VidZone is Sony exclusive, and the larger list of others that you can find on other devices that work better on the PS3. The biggest difference is that this IS a PS3, so it plays PS3 games. No other device plays PS3 games so at $200 it's a good deal for those that can't afford the extra $70. I see all the negatives but if they'd simply include the internal mount for easy HDD upgrading this is a great deal. Especially with the holiday season approaching. As far as the 12Gbs of flash goes, I really don't get why they didn't at least do 32Gbs of flash, it's really cheap.
I dunno... I guess this is kind of for the casual COD/ FIFA crowd (not including DLC). Put the game in, install if needs be, play, delete data. But yeah.. this is surprising... was expecting the current PS3 to get that price.
It's for the impulse buyer, the uneducated casuals and the hobbyist.
It's for people who want to buy a PS3 cheap and use their own HDD on it. Very simple, that hasn't changed since it was released.
Completely agree. I wish I had that option when my fat 60 died.
It's weird how people seem to forget that or they're just ignoring the fact that you can switch HDD's out on all PS3's.
Or they actually say that in the article...if you actually read it.
I was talking about the comments, not the article. I guess the people that didn't mention it in their comments didn't read the article either huh?
They'll probably also put it to $99 or $129 on Black Friday and be able to advertise 'PS3 For Cheap!'
I'd be into it if it weren't for so many mandatory installs that take up so much space. You'd have to uninstall something every time you'd play a new game, after a certain point.
That would suck
or you could just change out the hard drive, and install any spare ones you have.
Or you could spend the extra $50 and get a PS3 with a big ass hdd and a game.
@death that is true, but i bet majority will look to save the $50, and just install a spare hd lol.
Same people who buy 4gb xbox 360s
Expect with the 4gb model there are few games that require installs. 12 gbs (or less with system software) will be full with a couple games.
yea but MS did that more because they knew that people would need the accessories later that the 4gb didnt offer. and all those accessories cost more when bought separately. like pro model with 120gb HD was $300...arcade model was $200...separate 120gb HD was $130 =$30 extra in the long run...then buy a headset, wifi card and so on also a cheap replacement box when people got RROD because hard drive is detachable
I know people who don't know what HDD is used for. So its good for them :)
Until it randomly fills up on them...patches can take up space.
Thats to slap nintendo in the face with the wiiU! Ahahha straight up
In Mexico, the Wii U sells for $7,300 MXN (US $564), while the PS4 was announced for $7,500 MXN (US $580). In Dollars it's a lot, but the difference in Pesos is negligent. Everyone will prefer to buy a PS4 over a Wii U at that price. A lot of people seems to think that PlayStation is an expensive brand due to the PS3 higher price, and it has stayed high (compared to the US), and seeing the PS4 only $200 higher, is a definite buy. Also, the XBox One was announce to be $8,500 MXN (US $657). I've heard that if you go past $8,000 for a console in Mexico, and you are considered way too expensive. At least that's what happened to the PS3 at launch.
Yea sony has its target set on this time around but i preordered the xbox one because its more expensive and the s4 will be mine sometime next year!
Its a steal for somebody who already has a HDD just sitting around collecting dust.
I still have my 80 gig hdd from when I upgraded to a 500,$199.00 plus my old hdd seems like a bargain to me,just sayin......
Yea, there's no Xbox One in this article, now gtfo. lol Nah, but in all seriousness, this is perfect for the gamers that already own a PS3 and want to upgrade from an old model to a new one. That or they have a HDD from a past PS3 and they can buy the 12 GB and put the old one in there. If this had a 30 GB for the same price, I think that would be much better knowing that Playstation exclusives can be downloaded into a 30 GB and that would probably boost PS Plus subscriptions with the free games it offers.
Its a good option to upgrade the HDD but it my option the docking caddie should come with it, you shouldnt have to buy it separate.
Me. I want a new shiny quieter ps3. I have currently only one ps3 left, a 120gb slim and I slapped a 320gb drive inside that i got for free from work. Now i can put the 120gb drive back in, trade in toward the 12gb model and use my 320gb drive or go bigger maybe 500gb or 750gb, I dont' think I'll need a 1tb. You can pretty much get a 750gb drive for well under $100. Not sure what the trade in value will be but worth it nonetheless if its quieter and looks nice. Fortunately the PS4 will be just as easy to upgrade the hard drive.
As much as I like both next-gen systems, this is a feature I wish MS had adopted. I guess they must figure USB 3.0 is 'fast enough', but I hate having an external hard drive that uses an extra power adapter
Sony ain't Micro$oft you can simply put in a terabyte for around $60 and still have money for a game or two compared to there Xbox 360 "and possibly Xbone One" drives! http://www.amazon.com/Toshi...
It's for people who are smart enough to see it as a cheaper model with greater potential due to the fact that you can slap a terabyte HDD in it and it'll be as much as a 150gb total
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