Just when you thought the 20GB Playstation 3 were gone forever it appears Toy R US may still have some in some of there stores and they're selling them for $299.
Crazy. That's half of the initial price of PS3.
Wow, a blu ray player and a gaming console for 299, thats crazy, seems like a better deal than the 299 xbox 360.
Actully it's not comparable since both consoles do not offer the same thing... heck.. not even the same online network... What if I want to play mass effect and other games not available on the PS3? That's like telling a person confusing Japanese people with chinese just because many people from the west can't tell the difference between them... Now, I can tell you that this is a better deal than the other PS3 SKUs... specially the $400.. since this one has BC.. and you can swap the hard drive for a bigger one... heck... I think this is a better SKU than the $499 SKU.. since it does hardware emulation. If anyone wants a PS3 they should get this one... since it's better than the other two.
There both gaming consoles, even if they dont have the same features, people want to get a better deal, thats what im trying to say, of course there gonna be different but which console can you get more out of for the price. Note the word "seems", "seems like a better....", i didnt put the words it is, in the sentence...
Bladestar I don't know how you got all those disagrees, even I agree with you. BTW those pics SUCK, the 20GB is literally as shiny as the other models. I should know(I have one).
youve just proved how insane you are. He was talking about the deal of getting a next gen game console + blu-ray player for 300. Thats a hell of a deal... What if someone does not like Mass Effect or Halo? What if someone wants GT5, Uncharted, R&C, Warhawk, FF13, MGS, GoW, KZ2, HS, Folklore, Motorstorm, Little Big Planet, Home, Free Online, etc, etc, etc? Theres been like 5 xbox games that are supposedly worth mentioning in the past 2 years. 3 of them are also on the PC(and much better on the PC). Whats the point? Face it, Blu Ray is winning the war, in fact, its already won it. Xbox isnt going to give you that. Xbox will give you 50$ online, unreliable hardware, and no HD-DVD or Blu Ray built in. HD DVD has lost, and the 360 is following suit.
but i don't even know why you even bother trying reason with him
wow, if ps would bring back the 20 gig at $299, the 360 would be doomed
360 is already DOOMED! doomed doom..do..
ummm hmmmm 20gig toyrus still has... they should just raffle them. No1 wants those i wouldnt buy it if it was 300 dollars at launch and the 60 was 600. Has no wireless only 20gig cant do shyt with 20gigs and doesnt look as sexy as the 40,60,80 gig with the metal piece. Also it missing the sd slots. But hmm yea maybe ppl would buy it for 300 dollars.... who knows almost as cheap as 360.
My local Kmart actually has one of these as well but they cant get rid of it because they havn't changed it's price from $500... Dumb move. The 20Gb model is missing something, I'll have to look it up, but the 80Gb model IS superior because of that thing. It was either wireless/card-readers/somethin g that i wanted.
It's missing wireless networking and any card reader ports. Niether a big deal IMO. If you just want to use it to play PS2 and PS3 games, it's perfect, great deal.
But u could get a usb wireless driver from amazon fro around 30 dollars if not less.. Its a real bargain..
@familyguy its missing wireless and sd card slots. Wireless was a biggy why i bought 60gig over 20gig.
The 20 GB hard drive does not have wireless, but you can get a usb wireless drive from amazon or ebay for around 25 bucks. Its a hell of a deal... Its the best deal I have ever seen on a PS3.. I'd buy it if I didn't have a PS3 already.
what's a "wireless drive" ? And can you link it. Never heard a USB wireless adapter works with the PS3. Is that any or specific model. If true, well, yes, this would sound pretty nice.
Both are and were important for me. I gotta steal my neighbors connection and i didnt want to burn Dvds every time i wanted to transfer a big file.
The 20GB PS3 was an awesome machine...all it was missing was wireless and memory card readers...you can get a USB wireless for $25..you can get a USB memory card reader for $7...you can get a 120GB 2.5 inch SATA harddrive for $80. Remember the Xbox 360 has no wireless and no memory card readers, and only a 20GB harddrive except for the $450 elite model. And there is no need for sony to bring back the 20GB model...all they need to do is have one SKU the 40GB model and keep dropping the price and get it to $299 by christmas 2008...and include dualshock 3, a bluray movie and a game..and they will dominate everybody including the wii..
I'm worried I might have to replace my 60gb PS3. Some of my PSN and PS2 games have a consistent horizontal tear across the middle of the screen when played on the PS3. Sometimes when I exit and reboot the game the tearing will be gone. I don't know what the deal is and I can never reach Sony about it. I have a 720p/1080i plasma tv (2 years old) connected by component cables. Does anyone else have this problem? Also, I'm worried that Sony would replace my discontinued 60GB with one of the new sku's. I want my backwards compatibility.
replace your wires or it mite be your tv try hooking it up a different tv
Nah, doesn't seam to be my problem. But I have this (see attachement). Polygons all over the place (only some ganes, UC, Warhawk, ... work fine). I'll add another PS3 this Christmas, until now it was the 40Gig. But if I could find a wireless adapter which works with the 20, I might as well go with that one (because of BC).
do they even work? coz i want to get one 20gb if it does
Its looks like a flash drive, many people use them for desktops to get wireless connection.. They are really cool.. I got one of them for my desktop at home and it works like a charm..
Just because they work on the PC, doesn't mean they'll work on the PS3 (needs a driver! Unless that's build into the firmware). However, an ethernet access point would also do (but they are usually more expensive - which means, you could as well go with the 40G version).
would work.I'm not aware of ANY..they generally need an OS like Windows/Linux. You will need a wireless bridge hooked to the ethernet port just like the PS2.
A 299 PS3 with 20GB, no WiFi, No BC, 2 USB ports, but including HDMI would kill Wii, 360 and HD-DVD in a single blow! Sony should launch it in white color in America when GT5 Prologue comes out, or when both Cell and RSX are 65nm, whichever happens later...
yeah i dont know why in hell they got rid of the 20gb ps3 with a cheaper price point and backwards compatability (if i remember correctly) in favor of 20 more gigs, yet sacrificing the group of people who would adopt it because it was 299... point being, if i can find it at 299, i will get it.
Amazing. I envy the people/gamers who pick/ed up a PS3 for that cheap.
Oh that is cheap, but soon 40gb will be 300$, I am sure at November 2008 we will see it.
bolonie marketing ploy to draw you into store and spend!!! Yea and pigs fly this is BS to draw you in . DUH
I will probably order one now and wait until my father gives me my money.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.