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RayRay362586d ago

I dig the little LED lamps under the buttons.

I_find_it_funny2586d ago

and Im still rocking a fat one maybe it's time for a change

theonlylolking2586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

It's phat not fat.


I did not know the PS3 has only 230W. I thought it would be more.

jon12342586d ago

i wish i still had my FAT ps3 :(

WhittO2586d ago

^^ I gave my beaty Phat to my parents and got a slim.
TBH I MUCH preferred my Phat in both looks and performance, the slim gives of an annoying whine lol, even though it is quiet.

Might take my Phat back and upgrade the HDD, only thing the Slim can do is allow control to use my Bravia Remote to control the XMB.

DaTruth2586d ago

I still have my phat... in the coffin under the bed for a year waiting for me to be bothered to send it back to Sony for repair. I was hoping for a pricecut this year so maybe I could get a Slim replacement for next to nothing!

ChrisGTR12586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

oh shit, this is probably sonys answer to the hacks, this one has some hardware changed so its not hackable like its ps3 predecessors

zeeshan2586d ago

Good, now lets see a price cut please! Something tells me PS3 is going to rock in its later years! Imagine a $199 PS3!

moparful992586d ago

So I decided to try and do some self cleaning on my launch 60 gig and I ended up breaking my console.. Do you think sony will let me do an exchange even though my phat is in pieces??? I would love it if they let me.. 150 for a ps3 would make me very happy :)

kharma452586d ago

Not a chance, when you break the warranty seal Sony won't replace it for you.

jon12342586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )


Not true, you have to tell them you opened it, and when you send it to them, if they see that the internal parts havent been tampered with, they can either accept or deny it, i traded a old 60gb , seal broken and the gliksy repair was done on it, i got a new slim from sony.

but in moparful99 case, lol since you broke it, yeah fat chance lol

Livin_in_a_box2586d ago

I've still got my phat and it's going strong. It's not exactly old, though, I bought it in 2009. I have no interest in upgrading because, frankly, I think it's just a waste of money. Though that 80GB HDD is getting squeezed...

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HappyGaming2586d ago

Why disagree with "theonlylolking" it really is PS3 Phat not PS3 Fat :P

smartmart2586d ago

Phat 40 gb running 24/7 i never shut it down unless for ifs twice-a-year clearing. It runs [email protected] when I not using it at least 3 hour everyday. Pretty tough hardware, IMHO. In fact, I realized about how much I had used it some days ago when i observed that my ds3 was now showing a glossy finish and the thumbs stick doesn't have texture anymore. The kids also gives the blu-ray a beating with countless disc swap/minutes. Phat ps3's are worth any cents of it's price tag and with retrospective it was priced just right.

RedDead2585d ago

Why exactly is it the Phat? Isn't it called Fat because it is quite large?

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CleanUP-CharliE2586d ago

Great, i just bought a Slim about a week ago...

The_Devil_Hunter2586d ago

@ CleanUP

Man saame here, my 60GB broke and just got a slim about three days ago. Same thing happend to me with the Ipod 3G as soon as I got it the new one was being unveiled.

CleanUP-CharliE2586d ago

Well, for one thing, i'm not in the States. So that means that i just can't "return it" that easily.

f7897902586d ago

Restocking fee, that's why.

Aloren2586d ago

It's not like there's much difference with the new one though...

Kleptic2585d ago

yeah the less power consumption will make no difference unless you leave the thing on non-stop...I also prefer the lights under the buttons as its an easy way to tell if the thing is even on...

just sayin' you're not missing something major by not owning the newest sku...although the HDD is significantly bigger...

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sunnygrg2586d ago

My 60GB launch console is still going strong. Sturdiest console ever.

Peaceful_Jelly2586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

you know, I don't know a single person in real life with a still functional PS3 60GB, is only online where I find people that still have one working.

Seriously, what kind of care do you put on that console? Do you use it for long period of times? Do you watch blu-ray on it? Does it has external fans?

What is the secret? Because I had one and I cleaned it once in a while and it was on well ventilated area and one day while playing SSFIIT HD Remix it just died. And I have a friend that barely used it, no more than once a week to play COD3 and it still died. He got so pissed he never bought another console again.

Vitalogy2586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

Same here! My 60Gb still rocks, though I don't play on it as much as in the beginning, work is ruinning my gaming experience LOL

RatchetandClank2586d ago

Im still going strong on my 40GB. I'll stay with it till the end. Then i will get a newer version.

InLaLaLand2586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

I wish my 40gb would load the discs on the XMB but I got a PS3 slim now (brought it this week). There probably be a software update coming soon.

jke822586d ago

my original 60gb kicked last november i got it replaced through sony for a slim with a bigger hard drive ( i used the backwards compatiblity a good bit but i have a ps2 still hooked up so no big loss)

i played the fatty hard all the time but did manage to dust and blow it out a couple of times a month im pretty sure im what killed it though
last summer was particularly hot and my apartment had no ac i gamed it out all summer anyway im sure i over heated it and it finally conked out that november

i did have external fan things on it though and tried to keep it dusted thats really all ya can do though i think the originals are more sensitive to heat and stuff like that so id say concentrate on addressing that issue and you should be able to keep it running
good luck happy gameing man

Horny2586d ago

mine crapped out on me and I replaced it with a slim model. I do miss my 60gb original but the slim is more reliable.

Giru0172586d ago

I still have my 80gb BC MGS4 bundle PS3. Works like a charm. I use it for several hours at a time and it's a smoking house, but it's never had any problems what so ever. I normally open and clean it at the end of each year to remove the dust and see if everything is still running fine.

Only LA NOIR has ever given me problems.

Yukicore2586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

It's either you don't play it for long periods of time, you have it in extremely well ventilated and cool area, or both.

Because all Playstation 3 Fat models are in fact over-heating, but it will get noticeable only when the cooling gel, that is spread over the block which contains all hardware, can't do no more.

That is, when it no longer can help you cool down your system and your system just over-heats, Playstation is measuring systems temperature and turning off when it reaches too high temperature, but hardware gets damaged, and then PS3 dies.

On Playstation 3 Slim console this problem is resolved.

BaSeBaLlKiD7212586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

Still running on my 60gb as well.

I just keep it in a well ventilated area and blow the dust out with a compressed air can once a while. Along with that, I also have my PS3 to auto shutdown after 2 hours of inactive to prevent it running for no reason.

and I should note that I've gamed on it for a long period of time many, many times back when I was in high school.

aceitman2586d ago

same here still got it. but im thinking about the new slim price drop or $100 of again from gamestop or amazon its a go i put my pro duo stick in to see pics . and transfer going to upgrade to a terabite hard drive on the new one . i have 500 gig getting low .

TheCampfireSong2586d ago

I got my 60gb baby running smoothly. The only thing i notice is that the fans do kick in within 30 minutes of playtime but other than that it works perfectly.

Death2586d ago

Yeah, my launch 60 still runs great. Lots of Blu-ray movies and too much DCU on it too.


Oner2586d ago

Day 1 20gb still working perfectly fine

Day 1 80gb BC MGS4 still working perfectly fine

Day 1 120gb Slim still working perfectly fine

40gb bought for $20 that has a video problem from a customers younger brother who threw it on the floor after a hissy fit...gonna probably use this to send into Sony and pay the difference for the new slim!

Dogswithguns2586d ago

I still have my 60/500GB as well(sent to Sony repaired once years back) works great since. no problems whatsoever... altho, I'd really like a newer Slim for my room. and I would love saving the energy on my bills..

eldeladi2586d ago

My launch 60GB bluray drive broke while playing MGS4 when it came out for an extended period of time even though they insisted I should take breaks every two hours.
It was replaced by a refurb 60 GB which YLOD before Red dead Redemption came out, probably since It was set on carpet. Finally bit and got a slim. which is much quieter and easier on the electric bill.

tay87012586d ago

i agree my 60 gig is still going strong. i leave it on all the time, sometimes for days at a time. i dont have one complaint, it has worked like a champ. never had a console take a beating like it has.

Dart892586d ago


My 60GB still kicking it hit the dust last year and i unplugged it for a year then i plugged it back in a few weeks ago and it's working like a pro and it's much quieter and trust me it's been through hell:D.

keith-ps32586d ago

my fat 60gb had like 40 movies alot of music pictures i played cod4 way to much and i got the ylod

Rhythmattic2586d ago (Edited 2586d ago )

I have the Launch PAL 60G Phat, and have so far Reflowed it 3 times!

Each reflow lasts around 6-8 months... But last time around I refluxed and used the Artic Silver 5 Compound, and i've got to say, its running cooler than ever...

Lets hope it lasts long enough for a Slim price drop... After all, they still retail for $499 Aus.... Thats $528 US !!!!!!

Talk about a rip off ...

LOOK_AT_THIS_I2586d ago


I got the 60 gb ps3 at launch and still use it all the time. It plays games, use it for Netflix/Hulu, its a workhorse. I still have my original PS 1, and the fat model PS2 with the network adapter that still works. Sometimes its luck other times its people not taking care of their stuff.

My 60gb ps3 has had no issues, I put a 500 gb hdd in a few months after I got it and still rocking to this day. The slim is in the bedroom mostly for Netflix/Hulu

sobekflakmonkey2586d ago


Really? For me it's the complete opposite, I don't know a single person in real life who's original fatty PS3 has broken down, strange!

But yeah, although the percentage of PS3 breakdowns are small, I'm sure quite a few have been yellow lighted.

stevenhiggster2586d ago

I dont have my original 60gb anymore, but I do still have a 60gb. The original one died after about 2 years, Sony replaced it free of charge and the replacement is still going strong.

jellybalboa2586d ago

same here i have a fat 60gig i bought it on launch date, its a beast

R0me2586d ago

My 40GB is still running. I watch blu-rays, I play for longer times, I pause games and leave home etc.

Only thing I never do is letting the console on standby, I always shut it completly down.

mll092586d ago

Still rocking my 40gb PS3 with an upgraded 160gb hard drive, still going strong.

Kleptic2585d ago

my 60gb ~launch model (bought it a few months after launch) died last summer just days after I put it in a new entertainment a slim replacement for $100, and have been happy with it...

launch units work great but are a little more picky about what they are set in...That and like mentioned; the safety turn-off thing for overheating is always a little too late...the first time my 60gb turned off I was able to use it for several hours before it turned off at first I thought everything was fine...but that several hours turned into several minutes, then no time at all...relatively quickly...I think the biggest hardware mistake with any of the PS3's is that they don't allow the fan to run when the system is turned off...most repair sites, and even Sony, suggest letting the system 'idle' for 30 minutes or so after playing a game or watching a movie...rather than turning the system off directly from the that allows the fan to run and still cool everything down after the heavy load is gone...

HowarthsNJ2585d ago

Back up all your games saves ASAP. I used to be like you and lost everything.

Gambit072585d ago

I fixed a YLOD myself a few weeks ago, been running like a stallion ever since.

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gunnerforlife2586d ago

this just means that ps3s r getting cheaper to make for sony if they can reduce the weight by nearly half a kg.

TenkoTAiLS2586d ago

Didn't the report say the "removal" of LED lamps? You can't dig what won't be there lol

Mikeyy2586d ago

Im still rocking my Phat 60Gb (swapped for 500HDD)

I can do it all, install unlimited games, Play PS 1 2 and 3 games, ect. I love it.

I feel bad for slim owners, my sister has one, it feels so... cheap...

hesido2586d ago

Shoot! I just bought a slim after my fat one YLOD. (got it fixed but I can't trust it any more).. Should've waited :P

TheXonySbox2585d ago

Time for a change for fucking LEDS?

.1 of a cent in cost for mass-production; guess its worth rebuying a system that does the exact same job as the first. BUT ITS GOT LEDS....

Stupid people, i could understand if your system is dying; but upgrading because its 'newest'? Some extremely ignorant and materialistic people in this world..

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Nitrowolf22586d ago

Maybe we will see more price cuts now on older models before they ship these ones. Kind of what they did to phase out the old 40/60/80 GB PS3

kharma452586d ago

I hope they finally bring Wireless N to the PS3 with this revision, I'd be tempted to trade up from the slim I bought when they first launched if they add it in.

Prcko2586d ago

do i see price cut incoming???

Yukicore2586d ago

You sure do, since there is written : "The new version will be shipped to retailers once current stock runs out."

I just hope they didn't cut anything off, and it will work just as good or better than previous PS3 Slim console.

Sony may cheat on their clients, which i don't think they do, well they have to survive on the market, but i don't think they do it on some kind of evil purpose, but their Playstation systems are done well with good quality hardware and not made for breaking after few month's like Xbox... :@

Oner2586d ago

@ Prcko ~ by the end of this year around holiday season you definitely will.

kudakadere2586d ago

Bring back lunix and backwards compatibility

AhmadCentral2586d ago

If they bring back backwards compatibility it will be PS4 backwards compatible with PS3 games (and maybe ps1/ps2 downloads)

They should surely have backwards compatibility in the PS4 because they'll probs be using Blu-Ray + Cell processor.

jdfoster002586d ago

Yeah I'd bet a million pounds that PS4 is backwards compatable as it WILL probably be blu ray (maybe upgraded to quad layer? 100gb? ) But most probs will. Aslong as the ps4 is below $500 I will be sold... (as long as the hardware meets price if you know what I mean ... Like $599 for ps3 was cheap for blu-ray at the time (was the cheapest blu-ray player around)