Originally Posted by RYCeT
Hi guys, I'm thinking of buying ps3, it seems there are some ver. of the console. The newest one seems to be a dumbdown ver. Which ver. of ps3 console is the best one?
Any ps3 games recommendation? I'm going to get the soul calibur 4 for $10 in bestbuy.
The 60GB and 20GB models had hardware compatibility with the PS2, meaning the backwards compatibility was 100% perfect. Needless to say, Sony stopped making those. You can sometimes find an old 20GB for a reasonable price, but for what most 60GB PS3s go for, you might as well get a new PS3 and get a PS2 for the PS2 games. The hard drive size doesn't really matter...the hard drive's replaceable with any SATA laptop hard drive. The 20GB does lack Wifi, though. Both these models also have SACD compatibility (which I guess us audiophiles care about).
Next best is the old
80GB; it had software compatibility, which in my experience pretty much always works. Like the 60GB & 20GB, it plays SACDs too. However, it's kind of hard to tell from the new 80GB, which doesn't have any kind of PS2 compatibility or SACD playback. You can tell the difference by their model numbers
, but it's easier to tell by what they're bundled with (the Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle was the last PS3 with backwards compatibility).
If you don't care about backwards compatibility or SACD, just avoid the 40GB. They all have Blu-ray playback; that's required since the games are on Blu-ray. All the backwards-compatible ones and the new 80GB have four USB ports, but all the newer ones only have two (you can always recharge controllers on your computer, though...it's a standard USB > mini-USB cable).
As for games, I was a big fan of MGS4, and, off the PS Network, Bionic Commando: Rearmed and Echochrome. Mirror's Edge was fun, but not worth the price. Check out the Dark Sector demo...the Galaive is awesome with the sixaxis.