Feb. 16th, 2008

rainy_fantasy: (friends)
Ah, the Playstation 3, how I want you so.  There's so many games that will come out for you that I'm just drooling over, it's crazy.  So, due to recent events, research, and thinking, I've finally decided that I want to actually buy a Playstation 3 and soon. I'm rather weird when it comes to buying expensive things, or anything for that matter.  Even though I may fawn over it and talk about it incessantly, it doesn't mean I'll ever buy it.  I tend to be careful with my money, but that doesn't mean I don't spend it.   This explanation, even though seemingly trivial to you, will help explain the list of facts and thoughts after this paragraph.  I hope, if you ever plan to but a Playstation 3, that it will help, if at all, a little.
Price:
  • A big whopping $350 --> $450, depending on where and what you buy.
    • There's a 20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, and an 80 GB. Okay...so what?
      • Well, a PS3 has a hard drive, so it's not necessary to own a memory card. This of course helps explain some of the difference between each model. That 60 GB and 80 GB may be expensive, but if you use A LOT of space then it might be good for you. Also, the 60 GB and the 80 GB can play PS1 and PS2 games while the 20GB and the 40 GB cannot.  Actually, I found out that that only applies to the 40GB.  Apparently I found something about the 40 GB being able to play PS1 games too...but I'm not sure whether or not that's true.
      • The 20GB and the 60GB are no longer in production (as it has been for nearly a year or so) and you can still get a 40GB and an 80GB, but they are no longer producing 80GBs either.  Apparently (according to a store clerk), Sony going to soon come out with a 120GB PS3 and allow you to buy Blue-ray DVDs off of your PS3.  You can't copy the DVDs, so you have to save them into your PS3 which requires the large amount of space.
      • For me, on the other hand, I want the 40 GB because I like space and I already own and want to keep my PS2. Also, the 20 GB and the 40 GB sell for the same price, so why not just buy the bigger one?
Failure Rate:
  • At least according to The Feed on G4 (and Sony), the PS3 has a failure rate of 0.02%. Apparently Sony put a PS3 in a sauna and then put it in a freezer for a LONG time and it was still working pretty well, so it's built well.
  • Also, comparing it to the Xbox 360, the Xbox 306 has a 13% --> 30% failure rate (different sources). Ouch.
Games:
  • At the moment there aren't all that many good PS3 games out, but good ones are starting to come out more and more. :3
    • Assassin's Creed
      • Oh my gosh, have you seen this game? It's just, wow. Go watch the trailer (Scroll down a little to get the big box that asks for your age. Fill it in and watch the trailer. :3)
    • Devil May Cry 4
      • It got good ratings and looks pretty sweet. I myself haven't gotten into the DMC series but I want to. ^^
    • Folklore
      • It has an interesting story line (from what I can tell) and looks pretty cool.
    • Final Fantasy XIII & Final Fantasy Versus XIII
    • Oblivion
      • It looks pretty sweet and my brother is a hyped up about it.  It also got Game of the Year.
    • Kingdom Hearts 3
      • Okay, so there's no word on whether this will come out of the PS3, but Square-enix has been attached to the PS for a while now and it's making two of the Final Fantasy XIII games for the PS3, so it would make since. :)
Random Facts:
  • For most games at least, the PS3 has better graphics than the Xbox 360
  • It has a wireless controller that comes with it (including a charger for the controller)
That's all of the information that I found (or that I remember at the moment), so once again I hope that helped!
Edited with new information. 2-21-08

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