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Most PS3s bought second-hand

Most people buy a PS3 second-hand according to a new study by a website that, er, offers deals on PS3s.
Bizarrely, the second most popular method of PS3 purchase was via signing up for a mobile phone contract and receiving the console as an incentive. A considerable 26 per cent said they'd gotten their PS3 this way.

UK website PS3PriceCompare surveyed over 1000 owners of the console and found that 33 per cent had bought a used machine.

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Hellsvacancy3033d ago

I rarely ever c PS3s in my local second hand game shop, they always got loadsa 360s

UnSelf3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

well maybe in the UK

La Chance3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

I bought mine 2nd hand for 200$.

Didnt want to spend 400$ back in the day for the simple reason that I knew I wouldnt be playing it much. So a 2nd hand PS3 would do the job just fine.

360 is my main console and PS3 is for the one have-to-play-it special exclusive that drops once or twice a year.

Bought Heavy Rain and I think that will be about it until GT5.

If you're hesitating on getting a PS3 or not because the 360 is already enough just get it 2nd hand. Simple as that. So at least when you do feel like playing whatever PS3 game, well you'll actually be able to lol.

deadreckoning6663033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

Lol, I culda told ya that. When the PS3 was expensive in its earlier days, people(many I know of) bought there PS3s second hand to get a good deal. My friend did it as well, mainly because the main console he games on is the 360. He uses his PS3 mostly to watch Blu-ray movies. However, I was fortunate enough to buy mine brand new at Circuitcity =)

"but i guess those 78% feel more comfortable knowing their hardware is 100s of times more reliable that other out-there."

Seriously, what was the point of that comment?

@La Chance- U got a great deal for a PS3, yet people are disagreeing with you..WOW. Thats N4G for ya. As a PS3 only owner, the only games that I've actually KEPT for my PS3 are ALL multiplatform so I know exactly where ur coming from. The only reason I haven't sold my PS3 is for GT5, Agent, and the strong possibility of GTA5 being a PS3 exclusive.

After seeing that Halo: Reach Vidoc, I don't see how any SANE action gamer can deny that the 360 is still king as far as exclusives. Uncharted 2 is VERY good, but nothin touches Halo on fun factor and value..sorry. Deny all u want..the NUMBERS don't lie.

Darkstorn3033d ago

This is a survey of PS3 owners using an obscure website called 'PS3PriceCompare.'
I don't think we can even call this a representative sample of all PS3 owners in a given city, let alone all PS3 gamers in the UK.

IdleLeeSiuLung3033d ago

"Bizarrely, the second most popular method of PS3 purchase was via signing up for a mobile phone contract and receiving the console as an incentive. A considerable 26 per cent said they'd gotten their PS3 this way."

Out of a 1000 people.... with that said, I highly doubt the legitimacy of this site.

Natsu X FairyTail3033d ago

I had 2 PS3's . the 1st one I had it for a few months then somebody bought it in my hands which means the story makes sense and the 2nd one i had i bought in a pawn shop and i sold it again. I aint had a PS3 of "MINE" since then because my bro got one. It' no use. And If I get one I wont pay the full price i got goons that got mad connects and sell them half price.

edgeofblade3033d ago

Wait a second here. How could "most" PS3's be bought second hand? I mean, think about this rationally: PS3s have to be bought new before they can be bought used... so how could the total number of used sales outpace the new sales? If that were the case, most of those second-hand PS3's would have to change hands several times.

On the other hand, I knew this one guy with such crappy control of his cash he sold both his 360 and PS3 several times... 5 last time I counted... so he could pay the friggin rent.

Anon19743033d ago

My first PS3 was a launch 60 GB unit. My second I bought a 40 GB second hand to use primarliy as a media player.

BloodyNapkin3033d ago

I also bought my first PS3 second hand then after the drive failed. I bought a new one.

dangert123033d ago

i want a ps3 but it cost to much. and don't have enough games i want to even slighty justify the price and the game gt5 i want a ps3 for in't even out =/

silvacrest3033d ago

FACT - most surveys are useless because nothing can be proven, that is all

but seriously, since when does 1000 people surveyed = "Most PS3s bought second hand"

i bought my PS3 new when it was still overpriced, sold it when i was in need of cash but it was also planned because i knew a price cut + slim was coming

funny enough, i bought a second hand 40GB PS3 for £60, yes i did not type that wrong, he really sold it to me for £60, i was not looking to buy a used PS3 at the time but who would say no at that price?

still works btw

Nicholas Cage3033d ago

WHATS UP?!

in another ps3 article eh?

Pillage053033d ago

Ummm...call me crazy, but wouldn't giving a survey on a site meant to give deals on ps3's skew the demographic actually taking the survey...by alot.

wicko3033d ago

33% != most, learn some math for cryin out loud.

Rock Bottom3033d ago

According to these comments, all 360 fanboys buy their PS3s second-hand. ;D

IdleLeeSiuLung3033d ago

"Wait a second here. How could "most" PS3's be bought second hand? I mean, think about this rationally: PS3s have to be bought new before they can be bought used... so how could the total number of used sales outpace the new sales? If that were the case, most of those second-hand PS3's would have to change hands several times."

Well, if you already have a lot of PS3s on the market and the used sales outpace the new sale, then most PS3 are sold used. The question then is, is it most sold over time or most sold in stores in recent times? That was never specified.

With that said, I highly doubt most sold units are used in either context. I don't think any console in the entire console gaming history can claim that title unless you consider the time frame after a console is discontinued.

Blitzed3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

...but that doesn't make sense. For a person to purchase a PS3 'second hand', doesn't that require the console to be originally purchased at retail ('first hand')?! Since every console purchased at retail is not resold, most people buy their PS3 new. Am I missing something?

Edit: @ Edge. Didnt see your comment, but that's what I was thinking.

artsaber3033d ago

360. I guess if you were gonna buy a 2nd hand console, the PS3 would be a safe pick.

jamesgtaiv3033d ago

No. Because one doesnt last long enough to get a weeks usage out of it. Good luck selling one used.

Sitdown3033d ago

I purchased a launch day ps3 only to remove the bluray movie and sell it on ebay....then I turned around an used wedding cash to purchase a refurbished 60gb.

inveni03033d ago

That's impossible. However, if true, then the install base of PS3 could be doubled (at least). So, the PS3 has an install base of about 90mil? I don't think so. This is like saying 1/2 of all marriages end in divorce. It's statistically impossible. "Most" PS3's can't be purchased second-hand because they would have to had been purchased brand new first.

Alvadr3033d ago

Does it matter. They were purchased from new in the first instance and software sales are more important to the platform.

vhero3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

they usually got loadsa 360s as they nearly all been banned from xbox live as modders get banned they trade in the banned console for a new one. This bumps MS numbers up and there is loads of pre-owned 360s in stores. I know quite a few people with pre-owned PS3's but not 1 with a pre-owned 360.

See thanks to RROD and banned 360's hardly anybody will buy a preowned 360. This also helps MS funnily enough as people will always choose a new console over preowned thus once again boosting MS numbers whereas Sony loses a sale everytime a pre-owned console is bought. If I didn't know any better I would think RROD was done on purpose. Luckily I do know better but I wouldn't put something that devious past MS.

darthv723033d ago

I got an 80gb motorstorm system with gta4 and resistance 1 for $350 when they were $400. System and 3 games was a bargain.

Sm0k3y_Bac0n3033d ago

Bought mine new. Didn't really like the idea of getting second hand because i dont know how its been treated before i had it, if it has any problems and its more likely to break sooner because its older.

lokiroo4203033d ago

How can a majority of ps3's be bought second hand? Dont they have to be bought first hand first?

Nevers3033d ago

I "think" I can trust a 2nd hand PS3 to work properly... I will never buy a 2nd hand 360 and I'm not even close to being a hater. Hell... I'll never buy GD Gamestop refurb of a 360 either.

DaTruth3032d ago (Edited 3032d ago )

How could you possibly buy more PS3's second hand then first hand. Does anyone see how stupid that is?

Does anybody who got the PS3's first hand and with a mobile phone ever keep it?
I've never heard of an offer for a free PS3 with a mobile phone contract.

This article is actually too full of fail for me to write it all, but I'm sure it has been covered in all the following comments!

ShadowRyuX3032d ago

Hell I just take AP Stats in High School and have a failing grade, yet somehow even I know how grotesquely wrong this is!

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MasFlowKiller3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

but i guess those 78% feel more comfortable knowing their hardware is 100s of times more reliable that other out-there.

green3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

I almost got a PS3 November 08 when i signed up for an Orange contract. I took the money instead because i just started 2nd year in Uni was broke and also had an important trip i could not afford to miss. Should be able to get a used PS3 Fat in the next few months when i graduate.

Chris3993033d ago

I traded mine for a Slim and have no regrets. Besides, PS2 emulation is pretty much guaranteed to come to the PS3 at some point.

On a related note, I actually hope that there is a 360 Slim. I relish the thought of a sleeker, quieter design. My only concern is that they screw us on the hard-drive; if it's a different make, or if we need to purchase an extra transfer cable. That would be annoying.

Darkstorn3033d ago

@3.1-
I'm not so sure about full PS2 emulation, but I do think Sony's going to milk the rereleases of old PS2 games on PS3 discs, a la God of War Collection.

Hotel_Moscow3033d ago

i dont trust this survey it sounds stupid as hell

ItsMeMeMe3032d ago

If most political election polls can't inspire more 50% of the nation to vote, and those who do vote for biased and bitter intentions, how can we be expect to take this PS3 poll seriously!?

lol

lipper3033d ago

i bought mine of the back of a lorry - does that count ?