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txstchmike

ps3 fat bundle or ps3 slim?

So... since the remaining ps3's got a price drop as well and most stores are selling bundled older ps3's (ps3 and 2 games etc...) for 299... does the ps3 slim really offer that much of a better deal?... or should i try and pick up one of the older bundles?

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refractured

Me? I'd get the bundle. At least you get a game with it. Form factor is really the only reason to get the Slim over the Fat.
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8th

power consumption is less with the slim
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coologuy1957

Depends on how much space and energy matter to you, how much you like those 2 games and how cheaply you can find them yourself. PS3s are all solid, so I don't think you can go wrong...
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deinfinityx

Since the slim is more so gimped i think i am going to buy the fat and after the first year if there is no major problems with the slim, like more frequency of the YLOD then i might get another one.
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3star

I'd rather the quieter less energy consuming smaller design that obviously weighs less... think about it. it might not be that much difference in energy consumption over the current version but over a year it adds up. The benefits of a quieter machine will help in the movie watching experience.

those games will end up in the bargain bin whatever it is and really how much more 'gimped' is it compared to the current 'fat' model. It loses out on linux? c'mon now how many of you are really going to take advantage of the other os installation?

If those bundled games are your thing and you prefer the tacky chrome edges and the finger print gathering large console then by all means go for it. The overall gaming experience is still there.

deinfinityx.... err too much money to fling around? you come off a little bit of a show off but hey my apologies if that wasn't yer underlying meaning. I assume there's a better reason to having another one a year later than just hoping there's no problems with the 'fat' because having two won't make yer games any better :P but hey if it breaks sure, why not. go buy yourself another or 3.
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deinfinityx

I wasn't try to be show offy, I have 3 brothers two of which live together one who lives at home, I pay for my sisters and little brothers cellphone and they usually get the stuff i replace. So if i buy a fat ps3, which i like more and the newer ones have been less likely to fail then the 60gb, then after a year or so replace it with a bigger capacity slim, maybe the 250gb after all the bugs are worked out and my little brother or the two up in Denver get the original.
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coologuy1957

that is super good times and very generous of you. I was the second of two children and am horrible at sharing!
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deinfinityx

No not me in fact i am giving my little brother my 99 Cadillac i want to drive my 88 jimmy again.
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coologuy1957

for real!? whats the prob with your caddy? those jimmy's are pretty fun - my mom used to get those and I drove them - the chevy blazer equivalent at least...
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deinfinityx

There is nothing wrong with the caddy its just not a standard and its a car, I would rather have some resemblance of a truck and the Jimmy is just fun to drive, and yes it is equivalent to a blazer, right now most of the parts on it i have pulled from blazers.
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coologuy1957

deinfinityx is not showing off - I want another PS3 also.. I got my 20GB for $300 and would get another for $300 - maybe the Slim (Short).. I have a 360 upstairs and downstairs for roommate/LAN-play.. if you are working an average job this is not that crazy of an idea...

consider this as well - thats 2 PS3's for the same amount 1 cost when it came out....
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coologuy1957

don't discount the included games so quickly. parents will always take a console with games to one without... they need to include some with the slim to get really big numbers...
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deinfinityx

I don't know if they will for awhile, could be wrong since the 80gb has games and is $300, maybe they will maybe they won't/
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coologuy1957

I hope they have a PS3 Slim with LittleBigPlanet that they push really hard for pre-teens and girls... the girls I have showed it to die for it... All it is is Mario for the 21st century - original 2D mario with awesome graphics, amazing new music, and the ability to move into and out of the foreground. Throw in create your own levels, costumes, 4 player local and online play and you will get kids into the PS3 in a big way... Even big kids like me!
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deinfinityx

That would help them out a lot
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