I don't have a ps3 atm but have an xbox and pc.
I am still interested in games like last of us and the things ps+ offers.
I know that it is almost e3 and ps4 will release soon which I am planning to get but is it still worth to get a ps3 in the mean while?
Worth getting ps3 now?(29 posts)
I would say 'yes', providing on the price.
The PS3 has a lot of exclusives and to me, Uncharted, Motorstorm and Last of Us are worth the entry price.
If you get PS Plus you get a fair few of these 'free' srtaight away.
I would def get aa bigger HD though, or get a model with a 250gb HD already in it.
As I said in the other forum post, just be ready for slow download times and lots of new patch installation. This will be a pain in the ass if you are used to PC/360.
Also, if your used to the 360 pad, this can make things a lot easier:
This works really well and made playing Killzone etc... a much nicer experience. Either that or get a 360 style pad.
The PS4 may be just round the corner, but remember;
It's not Backwards Compatible and the PS3 will likely run things like Uncharted a lot better than Gaikai can stream them.
Games to get:
Motorstorm (check PSN first, some are free on PS Plus)
Journey, Flower, FLOW PSN
Tokyo Jungle PSN
And lots more; PS2 games / PS1 Games on PSN.
Hope that helped a bit! :)
Also, Wii U & 3DS XL are worth a shot as the price has dropped alot and there are some great games (3DS), and obvioulsy a lot of stuff coming for Wii U (and it plays Wii games too).
Won't the ps4 be able to stream ps3 games using gakai? I've always wondered if this wouldn't be possible but ofcourse then you have to wait till they make the games available :D
No. Definitely not. From the sounds of it, you've already got your gaming bases covered & with the PS4 most likely arriving 2014, what's the point of splashing the cash now?
Wait until middle of next year, then pick one up if it's going cheap, preowned.
@zinc yeah i've got still quite some games to play on pc & 360 but i wonder if the price of ps3 will drop a lot anymore or not :p
yes, if price is right i´d say go for it, with ps+ it really can be a great deal. now that i finally play demons souls i´d even go so far to say it´s worth buying a ps3 just for that game. the god of war games are ace too. i´d buy the gow hd collection:5 games for one price - one of the best deals ever. then all the other hd editions if you haven´t played those on ps2 or just want to replay them in full hd glory and with trophy support. infamous, resistance, killzone, uncharted are all not mindblowing but fun games. you´ll definitley get lots of stuff to play. when the ps4 will be out it doesn´t mean the ps3 will be dead instantley. it will stay a solid games system and will probably get some good support even a few years after ps4 has launched.
by the way: everyone with a vita: medievil resurrection (psp) is 3,50 Euro on the ps store!!! it´s one of my favourite games. everyone should play it. i think i´ll buy it again too and play it the fourth time :)
What's your back catalog on 360 and PC?
Maybe worth waiting til after E3 for the inevitable price drop. The PS4 is going to have BC through Gaikai so it maybe worth seeing how that pans out too, assuming you have the internet to support streaming video games. I mean it's only a month til E3 so unless you need it now (your question to even get one begs to differ), you may as well wait & see what happens next month, you could very well save $50-100 or may decide on the PS4 or Xbox 720 instead so as I've said, do yourself a fate & wait til after E3 then you can have more than enough info to make up your own mind.
Personally, I think this is the best time to get one. A ton of games, hopefully, they'll lower the price a bit after E3, and by the time they make the PS4 backward compatible, it'll probably be a year or two. I'd say definitely pick one up.
I don't think it is, you are better getting more/better PC parts or saving for next gen. You already have a Xbox (I'll assume you are talking about the 360), so what is the need?
I think it's a great time if you get a cheap one and PS Plus...
I guarantee the PS4 using Gaikai won't play PS3 games aswell as a PS3 console... The PS4 won't be able to emulate 'cell' and most of the launch games will also be on PS3.
Basically, it's not worth picking up a PS4 until a year after launch, give or take...
Given you've got a back catalog and intend to get a PS4 probably not quite yet. At least wait for E3 to see if there are any new price drops or information.
A PS3 + PS+ is a good deal, but not necessarily an essential one given your position and plans. Don't rely on PS4 and Gaikai for playing PS3 games just yet. They've put this forward as a longer term goal, so won't be there just yet.
On the flip side I think PS3 + PS+ is a good way to transition into next generation. A nice stream of PS3 games to play whilst the next generation releases may be sparser. PS+ membership may give you some nice bonuses on PS4 too.
You already have a 360 and a PC. While I'm sure Last of Us and/or Beyond is going to be great, I really don't think you need another home console right now.
A portable one perhaps?
Yes it is.
Get a PS4 after they drop the price, work out the bugs, & have a good selection of ace games to play.
PS3 was worth getting since day 1. Shame you're so late to the game.
Jut PS+ is enough reason, you can get games you were wishing to play if you have some luck. And the whole "It's just a rental service blahblah" is just nonsense. If you stop paying bills you stop receiving your services, it's common sense.
yea this is why
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2013/05/08/knights-and-witches-sale-starts-on-ps-store-today/ ( Demon's souls for free & ico + collossus too )
I'll probably end up getting one in june after e3 and wait with pre-ordering a ps4 :p ( or the games for launch are immense :p )
I know i have a backlog on other platforms too but then I can change a little bit more
the knights and witches sale will end may 22 though......but even if you will buy in june with demons souls, ico, colossus added to plus (which already has hitman, motorstorm, okami hd, mass effect3, lbp2 and many more) you´ll have more to play than you can handle :)
I think that was their point. The Knights and Witches sale doesn't matter, it's just this article which gave the info that Demon's Souls, ICO HD and SotC HD were coming to PS+. They will be available for a while, plenty of time to see what happens at E3.
Also ps+ won't be availble the first months on the ps4 as well like the vita probably so it might be better to buy a ps4 when ps+ arrives on there :p
yes e3 is just around the corner and it wont hurt to wait what will happen there, but overall i still think it doesn´t really matter much. if you want to buy a ps3 right now it is a good time to do that, certainly better than buying a 360 now if you´d ask me. there are plenty of games, especially with plus in mind, it really pays off instantly. if someone can find a 120 gb ps3 for around 200 euro and then get plus for 49 euros it almost paid off if you haven´t played most plus games already. seriously, 249 euros is worth 12 used games or so. it will definitley pay off if you also have a vita. i am swimming in unplayed plus games atm....so in my opinion it is good value - no matter what e3 will unveil. games like dark souls 2 are confirmed for a current gen release, destiny as well and last of us, dragons crown and beyond are some upcoming ps3 exclusives that still make the system quite relevant for a while.
i´d say it is a great time to trade in the 360, because to me it seems to be kind of dead, then get a ps3 instead for this fading gen and be very open minded about nextgen, watch e3 very closely, choose wisely.
@polygem i saw that it even pays off when you don't have a vita cause you can download em and when you are still subbed you can still play them on a vita later even when you don't have one yet.
Prolly going for the bundle with last of us :p
yes, you can do that. i also have started and then cancelled some downloads so they are on my download list and i can download them later.you can do that with vita games from your ps3 as well...i don´t have enough space for all those plus games on my hd. "only" have a 120GB slim.
If you have an external USB drive its fairly painless (if a little laborious) to upgrade the PS3 HDD. Use the external drive to create a backup using built in tools. Replace drive. Restore from backup. Trickiest bit is formatting the external drive so the PS3 will back up to it! Makes a big difference for PS+ as you can have quite a nice library on a 320 or 500GB HDD.
^thanks doc, i think i will have to look into that soon. i am definitely running out of space. thanks for the reminder. i actually thought you cannot have games on an external harddrive...i thought it only works for other media like fotos, videos, music etc.
haven´t really bothered looking into that yet though. with ps+ i now have to, good to know tht there´s a solution.
Ok, after that astonishing Xbone reveal I got myself a ps3 with ps plus xD so I can catch up on the games on ps and still also get the games from this month on plus . Hopefuelly sony won't mess up like m$ that ps eye will be needed and things like that ...
Get ghost of sparta on psn.
F**king great game imo and only 9 euro.
@reask I have enough games already from ps plus now, maybe the time i'll catch up the gow collection will be free :p
I should've gotten one earlier when ps plus started :p
so many gaimz :D
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