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ok so my 17th birthday is coming in 3 months and my dad has decided to buy me a ps3 then now im wondering is it worth it to get the 600 dollar ps3?or should i just get the 500 dollar one..i wouldnt need wifi cause my home network is wired..and i would be able to upgrade the harddrive..but still i would like some opinions..thanks
 

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I didn't really care about the chrome trim nor the card reader, the bigges part of picking the 60GB was the wifi. If the 20GB had wifi i would have bought that instead of the 60GB that i purchased.
 

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I had the same trouble making up my mind about the 20 or 60 gig...going over all the options for a measly hundred dollar difference...and I'm twice your age!


In the end, I went with the 60. And I'm glad I did. I didn't want to feel like I was missing something.


Do I miss the hundred bucks?

I never get to hold onto money long enough to miss it.

That money was a memory even before I spent it.
 

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Originally Posted by CommanderCool /forum/post/0


ok so my 17th birthday is coming in 3 months and my dad has decided to buy me a ps3 then now im wondering is it worth it to get the 600 dollar ps3?or should i just get the 500 dollar one..i wouldnt need wifi cause my home network is wired..and i would be able to upgrade the harddrive..but still i would like some opinions..thanks


Personally I try to keep my HT looking as neat as possible. This is why i chose the 60gb. The card reader is built in as well as the wi-fi. It avoids having any additional cables added to my HT or network. Also, I love how clean the PS3 looks without having anything sticking out from the front.


Just a matter of preference. Soon enough most people will be upgrading their hard-drives regardless of which system they have. 60GB will not be enough once games and HD content becomes available online.
 

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My personal perference was the 20gig


I knew I wasn't going to use WiFi.

I use a usb flash stick I already have instead of mem cards.

I liked the all black look.

I will use $85 of my $100 saved to put a 120gig HD in it.


This was my decision that worked best for me.
 

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I bought the 20G. I think the chrome takes away from the clean look of the PS3 and I upgraded to 120G for less than the $100 difference in price.
 

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Good luck even finding a 20gb. Sony seems to no longer be shipping those. So if you're set on getting a PS3 now, you're probably gonna have to get the $600 one anyway.

Proof, link? Ya, more rumors, the net is great.
 

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yeah they ship little amount of the 500 ps3's and i like the all black better..looks cleaner...but i never knew that the 500 dollar cant do remote play with a psp..cause the only difference sony mentions is the harddrive size,memory card reader and wifi
 

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Yep, and that Wi-Fi is how the PS3 communicates with the PSP. It creates an ad-hoc connection to the PSP. And it will only (at this time) use it's internal network card to do this.

Seems a bit short sighted on the part of Sony to set it up that way. Perhaps they will change it in the future. But I wouldn't hold my breath.
 

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seems like i'll have to go with the $600 one instead..plus when i buy it i might buy F1 to go along with it...those graphics are just jawdropping
 

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Youre dad is buying?


definitely get the $600 one
 

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I have the 60GB, but really, the 20GB is a pretty great deal too. If you can swing it, get the 60GB, because at least you'll have the option of using the built-in wireless even if you plan on using a wired connection (which is what I am doing). Sure you can add an external card reader and an external wireless bridge, but that adds to the clutter, whereas the 60GB version gives you everything in a neat package.


But if that's not important to you, just get the 20GB and put the difference towards a monster HD. The chrome trim looks pretty awful anyway.


Oh and factor in $15 for some skinz from decalgirl.com
 

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Proof, link? Ya, more rumors, the net is great.

The only proof I have is me looking for the past 2+ weeks for a $500 model using itrackr.com.


LOTS of $600 versions everywhere in San Diego County, but no $500 versions in a couple weeks. That says to me that they are not shipping near enough of the cheaper model to fulfill demand.
 
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