Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 
 

A question about the PS3


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21-11-2013, 16:09
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635

This might sound like a stupid question but what is the difference between the various makes of PS3 with different sizes of hard drive??

Are there some PS3 games that can only played on the makes with a larger hard drive??
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 21-11-2013, 16:15
blitzben85
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Posts: 2,643
This might sound like a stupid question but what is the difference between the various makes of PS3 with different sizes of hard drive??

Are there some PS3 games that can only played on the makes with a larger hard drive??
As long as the HDD is big enough to install the game on you'll be fine. A bigger HDD means you can install more games, download more demos, place more music etc... onto it. That's all.

Someone please correct if I'm wrong.
blitzben85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:21
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635
As long as the HDD is big enough to install the game on you'll be fine. A bigger HDD means you can install more games, download more demos, place more music etc... onto it. That's all.

Someone please correct if I'm wrong.
So you place the disc in the console and then the game is installled on the HDD?? Can it then be uninstalled or is it on the HDD permanently??
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:21
logansfolly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
This might sound like a stupid question but what is the difference between the various makes of PS3 with different sizes of hard drive??

Are there some PS3 games that can only played on the makes with a larger hard drive??
Urm ok where do i start.... There is only one 'make' of ps3 SONY. There are differn't console shapes and sizes but they all kind of do the same thing and have the same firmware.

There are differnce's in the hard drives that come with the console and thery are replaceable.

For example the latest ps3 form is the ps3 'super slim' and comes, at it's cheapest with 12gb of flash memory.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlaySta...4&keywords=ps3

Or you can have a larger hard drive to stor more on... ( i would reccomend this....)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlaySta...1&keywords=ps3


Ps3 is still a brilliant console as is the xbox 360 by Microsoft.

Hope this helps?
logansfolly is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:24
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635
Urm ok where do i start.... There is only one 'make' of ps3 SONY. There are differn't console shapes and sizes but they all kind of do the same thing and have the same firmware.

There are differnce's in the hard drives that come with the console and thery are replaceable.

For example the latest ps3 form is the ps3 'super slim' and comes, at it's cheapest with 12gb of flash memory.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlaySta...4&keywords=ps3

Or you can have a larger hard drive to stor more on... ( i would reccomend this....)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlaySta...1&keywords=ps3


Ps3 is still a brilliant console as is the xbox 360 by Microsoft.

Hope this helps?
Thanks... I did say it was a stupid question but then I'm not really much of a one for the technical side of things
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:30
logansfolly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
Thanks... I did say it was a stupid question but then I'm not really much of a one for the technical side of things
No worries are you thinking of getting one for you or for someone as a gift?
logansfolly is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:31
matdevine21
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 511
This might sound like a stupid question but what is the difference between the various makes of PS3 with different sizes of hard drive??

Are there some PS3 games that can only played on the makes with a larger hard drive??
No difference at all in terms of the fact that any PS3 can play any PS3 games.

The HDD is the size of the drive on board which allows you to store more music/videos/games ect

The main think to note is that the PS3 downloads the large game files to the HDD of the game it is playing so the smaller the drive the less room you will have / more time you will spend deleting data off the drive to make room for more games.
matdevine21 is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:34
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635
No worries are you thinking of getting one for you or for someone as a gift?
For myself, I know I'm a generation behind but that has happened before. I only got a PS2 at around the time the PS3 was first released
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:36
Hotbird
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,816
So you place the disc in the console and then the game is installled on the HDD?? Can it then be uninstalled or is it on the HDD permanently??
You put a game disc in the PS3 and it installs some data to the HDD, you can uninstall this whenever you like and it will be reinstalled the next time you put the game in. Game save files will remain on the system even after uninstalling a game (You can delete these separately if you want to).

Unless you are only going to play a couple of games you really want a PS3 with a HDD. While the 12GB model is cheap and adequate a model with a larger HDD is advisable.
Hotbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 16:43
logansfolly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
For myself, I know I'm a generation behind but that has happened before. I only got a PS2 at around the time the PS3 was first released
Ps3 and Xbox 360 are both awesome and with a back catalogue of 1000's of brilliant games. I wouldn't say your far behind... just playing catchup.

One of my fav games of the last few years is RED DEAD REDEMPTION. 10/10 for me. Classic.. keep an eye out for it!
logansfolly is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 18:11
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635
Ps3 and Xbox 360 are both awesome and with a back catalogue of 1000's of brilliant games. I wouldn't say your far behind... just playing catchup.

One of my fav games of the last few years is RED DEAD REDEMPTION. 10/10 for me. Classic.. keep an eye out for it!
Thanks, I remember playing Red Dead Revolver on the PS2
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 18:47
B-29
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,023
The first 60gb model had ps2 playback , the rest have not if I remember correctly.
B-29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 22:34
Hairy_Caramel
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 377
The disappointing thing is that the Super Slim version is aesthetically atrocious and feels really cheap.

The Slim version was the best, but Sony just had to fiddle a little bit more.
Hairy_Caramel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-11-2013, 22:51
Banana Rama
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: London, England
Posts: 1,857
The disappointing thing is that the Super Slim version is aesthetically atrocious and feels really cheap.

The Slim version was the best, but Sony just had to fiddle a little bit more.
i recently bought the ps3 super slim and was pleasantly surprised actually, i really like it. the smaller size is great and it is very quiet indeed, much quieter then the ps3 slim i had before.
Banana Rama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 07:04
Kal_El
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 3,893
i recently bought the ps3 super slim and was pleasantly surprised actually, i really like it. the smaller size is great and it is very quiet indeed, much quieter then the ps3 slim i had before.
Same here, and I agree. I really love it. Really reminds me of my original large PS2.

The PS3 is a real canny gamers bargain right now I think. So much amazing stuff available for pocket money prices.
Kal_El is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 09:25
logansfolly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
Same here, and I agree. I really love it. Really reminds me of my original large PS2.

The PS3 is a real canny gamers bargain right now I think. So much amazing stuff available for pocket money prices.
No to mention ps plus. Soooo much bang for your buck. I know it's not essential for ps3 online like it is for ps4 but my god it so worth it.
logansfolly is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 09:47
Nostlagic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 1,100
I wonder if the PS3 will receive a price drop ahead of the PS4's release next week. Fancy getting one for christmas.
Nostlagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 10:32
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635
I wonder if the PS3 will receive a price drop ahead of the PS4's release next week. Fancy getting one for christmas.
That's what got me thinking about buying one
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 10:43
logansfolly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 69
I wonder if the PS3 will receive a price drop ahead of the PS4's release next week. Fancy getting one for christmas.
For what you get.... it's fantastic value already..!!

(but everyone like a price drop right! )
logansfolly is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 11:32
Kal_El
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 3,893
I was lucky and got one with two excellent games (Uncharted 3 and Gran Turismo for 200. That to me was a great deal, but there doesn't seem to be as many around right now. I can see a GTAV pack on Amazon, but at 230 they could do better. I agree a price drop would be just the ticket right now, just before Christmas.

Just bought the absolutely marvellous Rayman Legends for 17.99, and have Need For Speed: Most Wanted on the way for a tenner. The missus is getting me GTAV for Christmas. After many years of Wii gaming, the PS3 is quite a culture shock! I've missed out on so much, but I'm loving playing catch up.
Kal_El is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 11:53
Hotbird
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,816
I wonder if the PS3 will receive a price drop ahead of the PS4's release next week. Fancy getting one for christmas.
Depending on how many people trade in their PS3 for a PS4 or Xbox 1 you might see a drop in price on Pre-owned PS3 systems before Christmas. There might also be some store bundle deals as well.
Hotbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 12:23
SimonB79
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,615
Same here, and I agree. I really love it. Really reminds me of my original large PS2.

The PS3 is a real canny gamers bargain right now I think. So much amazing stuff available for pocket money prices.
I prefer my 500GB **super** slim over the *original* slim aswell ... & it comes with an SSD HDD so access times are quicker!!
SimonB79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 15:32
Verence
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kessingland, Suffolk
Posts: 68,635
Depending on how many people trade in their PS3 for a PS4 or Xbox 1 you might see a drop in price on Pre-owned PS3 systems before Christmas. There might also be some store bundle deals as well.
The Game website is currently offering pre-owned 250GB PS3s for 150 and my local Game store is offering them for 120 and pre-owned 500GBs for about 140
Verence is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2013, 15:46
farmer bob
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,433
Not forgetting its a cracking Blu-ray/ sd DVD player too, in fact I reckon its one of the best, picture quality wise. I won't be diving in for a PS4, I'm a bit disappointed it won't play PS3 games, that's what I've read anyway. I'm still using a 1st generation PS3, its massive size-wise, but never let me down yet.
farmer bob is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:48.