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New PS3 price shake-up: Offers start at £158

Postby martinawatson » 12 Oct 2012, 12:28

Thats a bit more sensible
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Re: New PS3 price shake-up: Offers start at £158

Postby Rob Crossley » 12 Oct 2012, 12:31

These were the best deals I could find - happy to add to them if anyone sees anything better
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Re: New PS3 price shake-up: Offers start at £158

Postby lifebrink » 12 Oct 2012, 12:31

Yeah I agree its a more sensible price but I doubt id be able to use a 12gb machine! Im sure I have at least an 8gb disk space usage just for BF3, Portal 2 took up a big chunk too if I remember correctly...

Even for causal gamers I think they would struggle with that
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Postby Gambini » 12 Oct 2012, 12:41

Rob Crossley wrote:These were the best deals I could find - happy to add to them if anyone sees anything better


Thanks! I've linked to the CVG article here:
http://quicklinkr.com/video-game-deals/playstation-3

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Postby wildiebeast » 12 Oct 2012, 12:47

PS3 is probably the only console where a hdd is a must. It won't take long for those 12gb owners to become sick of having to make drive space. All the mandatory installs made my 40gb model feel overly inadequate.
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Postby toaplan » 12 Oct 2012, 13:13

I'm so glad I bought a 120GB Slim instead of the new 12GB model I initially considered. I thought I was going to use it mainly as a blu-ray player and buy only a couple of select must-have games... but you know how it goes - I've ended up downloading rather a lot of PSN content and used almost half of the HDD already. Some of the PSN game files are pretty large too, House of the Dead 4 for example is 4GB...

However, it's been nice to see so far how few disc-based games require large mandatory installs. I've been busy snapping up cheap second-hand games and of the dozen or so that I've got now, only GT5 takes up gigabytes of HDD space. I've got many of the multiplats on the PC, so I'll stay clear of BF3 and Portal 2 on the PS3.
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Postby nb_nmare2 » 12 Oct 2012, 13:27

lifebrink wrote:Yeah I agree its a more sensible price but I doubt id be able to use a 12gb machine! Im sure I have at least an 8gb disk space usage just for BF3, Portal 2 took up a big chunk too if I remember correctly...

Even for causal gamers I think they would struggle with that


You realise you can replace the HD with a third party drive, right? A 500GB HD can be had for around thirty quid, so one of these plus the 12GB model would save you forty quid over what you'd pay for the 500GB model.

If you really want a solid state drive (as the 12GB PS3 drive is), the seventy quid you save getting the 12GB model can be spent on a 120GB SSD. Personally I wouldn't bother, though, as the only noticeable difference will be in installation times - games will still load at more-or-less the same speed.

Probably the best thing to do would be to grab the 12GB model and a 2TB drive. You'd spend the same as you would on the 500GB model, and you'd REALLY never have to worry about running out of space.
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Postby RustySpoon80 » 12 Oct 2012, 13:29

wildiebeast wrote:PS3 is probably the only console where a hdd is a must. It won't take long for those 12gb owners to become sick of having to make drive space. All the mandatory installs made my 40gb model feel overly inadequate.


Buy the 12GB at £158, then buy a 500gb HDD from Amazon for £45. There you go a 500gb PS3 for £203. Bargain.
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Postby svd_grasshopper » 12 Oct 2012, 14:17

should lop that extra £8 off the price, make it look more appetising... £149.99

great value if you have an old HDD knocking around.
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Postby freds1 » 12 Oct 2012, 14:49

Is it just as simple as plugging in a third party external HDD though? Or is there a certain amount of jiggery pokery involved? :mrgreen:
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Postby Stan_Goodspeed » 12 Oct 2012, 15:19

freds1 wrote:Is it just as simple as plugging in a third party external HDD though? Or is there a certain amount of jiggery pokery involved? :mrgreen:


I might be wrong, but I think you'll have to format your HDD on FAT32 if you want to use it with a PS3. I was looking for an external HDD a couple of days ago and I noticed a 1To "PS3-friendly" model (Sony HD-E1 to be precise) that comes with a pre-installed FAT32 formatting program. My guess is that non-Sony products need that formatting, too.
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Postby HelloLadies » 12 Oct 2012, 17:04

Gotta love a good shake-up. Beats a shake-down.
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Re: New PS3 price shake-up: Offers start at £158

Postby S-Smith » 12 Oct 2012, 17:41

That is not bad. Shame it wasn't £149.99 for the 12GB & £199.99[or under] for the 500GB versions before Xmas:-(
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Re: New PS3 price shake-up: Offers start at £158

Postby jm3811 » 12 Oct 2012, 17:44

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Re: New PS3 price shake-up: Offers start at £158

Postby billysastard » 13 Oct 2012, 04:43

Stan_Goodspeed wrote:
freds1 wrote:Is it just as simple as plugging in a third party external HDD though? Or is there a certain amount of jiggery pokery involved? :mrgreen:


I might be wrong, but I think you'll have to format your HDD on FAT32 if you want to use it with a PS3. I was looking for an external HDD a couple of days ago and I noticed a 1To "PS3-friendly" model (Sony HD-E1 to be precise) that comes with a pre-installed FAT32 formatting program. My guess is that non-Sony products need that formatting, too.


you need to buy a sony hdd adapter kit to use a 3rd party hdd on the slim, to format a drive to fat 32 use a free program called swissknife (google it) it'll format anything upto 2TB as fat 32.
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