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ryan

Yes, but will you play it more?

I don't know about you, but I've had an Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii since they were all launched (not that that's surprising since it's kind of my job), and I'd say overall my personal time spent gaming or using the three consoles is 95% Xbox, 5% PlayStation, and >1% Wii.

I definitely can't wait to get my hands on a Slim, but I'm trying to put this in a little perspective for myself here, and right now I'm feeling like it's a very acute case of new-gear-lust. I'm just not sure I actually see myself getting a ton more use out of the thing just because it's like 3x sexier and takes up less space + power, you know?

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Advent

The real question
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deinfinityx

Well since it doesn;t have backwards compatibility you would still need a ps2 to play those games, and for me that is most of my sony collection.
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jonursenbach

I thought the PS3 was backwards compatible with all PS2 games...?
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ryan

Only some early models. It was a COMPLETE fiasco. See: www.joystiq.com­/2008­/08­/26­/tabulator­-comparing­-the...
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sam

I dont know about this generation, but the first releases of the PS3s were backwards compatible with SOME games (most). Then they dropped the emotion-engine support in the latter releases of the console (meaning byebye ps2 support).
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garthdb

The later models aren't, just the first batch. I doubt this one will be.
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deinfinityx

Its not its just a new ps3 slimmed down with no emulation
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coologuy1957

Only the original 20GB and 60GB models were fully backwards compatible. Everything else was a toss up with software emulation or nothing at all on the new models - including the PS3 Short...
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jonursenbach

Wow that's lame.
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coologuy1957

lol, thanks - its not less wide or long - ITS SHORTER!!! lol open your eyes
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coologuy1957

and yes it is lame they didn't actually try to make it smaller...
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8th

There is a rumor/fact/talks that they solved this problem with the backward compatibility of the ps3 to the ps2. they say it is by using an emulator (software upgrade) and it is expected to be in the next upgrade of the XMB to version 3.0 but alas it did not show up.....
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ropeburn

re backward compatibility to rock those PS2 games. Trust me you remember them being more awesome than they actually are. And if you've made the move to HD and have a large screen, the experience is not nostalgic, it's more like.....I can't believe I played this and loved it soo much! I have the PS3 that came bundled with Motorstorm and it's backward compatible... it's quite, glossy and I honestly don't miss any of my PS2 games. Maybe I'm missing something but I didn't enjoy the old games on my big TV.
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Levirules

I agree. I can only go back and play PS2 games that I played previously, or that aren't just inferior versions of current generation games. If I haven't played it before, I won't get the nostalgia. The ones that I can play, though, are ones that are designed in a way that they don't look like ugly PS3 games. A couple good examples would be shmups (R-Type Final) and games like Mega Man X8.
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robster1225

Yeah, I'm in the same boat Ryan. It's kinda like the slim PS2, I didn't get that until it was time to replace my original PS3. There's no practical reason for the slim PS3, other than the look, at least not for me.
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sam

If the price were 50 bucks less I would buy one in a heartbeat for the "MLB: The Show" series of games. And then you would have a hard time getting me to play cod4 haha
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humedini

I agree - wish I had never sold my XBOX 360 - getting an elite on payday to fill my gaming needs. PS3 is a multimedia powerhouse but for my gaming style it is XBOX for me ...
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bigmacc9

No - it is still too expensive.
Bring it down to nearer the 360 price point and I might buy one.
I would, however, play it as much as my 360 I should imagine, as most of the games are available on both systems.
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Coryjay

The PS3 kind of has my sympathy. haha i feel like its the underdog of this generation. I too own all three consoles but find myself playing my ps3 the most. Mainly because of its PSN original titles like fat princess or any of the pixeljunk games.
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thedrvthrubandi

I use my PS3 on a daily basis. One of the main reasons a lot of people use their 360 so much more then their PS3 is because of Live and all of their friends are on it. The slim PS3 itself isn't going to change anything but the price drop hopefully will. At a lower, more affordable price hopefully more people will go out and pick up a PS3. If your friends are on the system your more likely to use it. And yes I realize PSN needs a few more features i.e. Party System and across game chat, to make the experience equal to Live but I think they are close and I only seeing it getting better. And finally Coryjay is correct. The PSN exclusive games are great and for the most part have the 360 beat.
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deinfinityx

That's definitely a matter of opinion i haven't found one exclusive that would make me want the ps3. the games i like come out for both and multiplayer is better on the 360. Its not going to stop me from getting one of course.
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thedrvthrubandi

Coryjay and I were talking about PlayStation Network exclusive games not PS3 games.
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deinfinityx

The same thing applys though. XBL market has some really great games as well as the PSN.
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adammcdorman

I have to agree with thedrvthrubandi. As any avid PS3 user will tell you, Sony has been adding a ton of great new games to PSN as well as new functionallity to the PS3 system.

There are already lots of great exclusives for the system (Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted, Killzone, etc.) with more on the way.

And hopefully with the price cut, more people will be using PSN (which is free).
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redspider

I have an original 60GB, and I would say I'd hang on to it cause of the emotion engine... but then again I still have a slim PS2, so I don't REALLY need it, it's just convenient. Although, the 'ol 60GB has been acting up lately, I'm afraid it may die on me, at which point I'd definitely buy a slim.
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jurrasix

I want to buy one but I probably won't play many, if any games on it. I think I'll pick up the LBP stuff and that Mod Racing game for fun, but anything serious I'll be buying for the 360. The PS3 is a media player first/gaming console second to me.

I won't buy a slim...that's still to much money for a secondary console. I'll pick up a cheap old refurb or something instead (I got HDDs lying around).
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TeflonFong

i play my PS3 A LOT right now...and I will definitely play it more if i get a slim, because of portability. I hope a Naki GPAK comes out for the PS3slim so I can carry it around like I do with my PS2slim.
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coologuy1957

for real, and if I put a Slim downstairs I would play a little more as well..
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justincharles

I want one very badly but I'm not sure if it'd just be a Blu-ray player with too much going on. Aside from MGS4 I can't think of any exclusive games I'd be dying to play on it. I'm very happy with my 360. My ears are open though...
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GoldenSilver

Dunno if it'll make people use theirs more. I think it's mainly there to stop Sony losing so much money on the sale of each one. Cost saving measure.
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inoxdragoon

I want it, but have no urgent need for it... I had a spare 32 in HDTV, and I was going to hook my original PS3 to it in my room and put the slim on my entertainment center (as I can place it better w/o velcro-ing my PS2 to it, as is the case now) The slot i have is 1/2 in too tall to even fit it in, so its on an open shelf... oh well...
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nac

If the price drop gets third parties (Activision..) cranking and hesitant buyers into the game, then I'd probably use it more. I've just been video gaming less in general, and I use my PS3 mostly for BD movies and for digital media.
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deinfinityx

I think the problem with that is it is still harder to dev for the ps3 then the wii or xbox, But now that it is cheaper maybe the dev companies will start investing more money in better games.
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Griffin1

I will end up playing more games and bluray as it will be my second one. The size/power consumption of the "fat" version never impacted my playing time in any way, only the fact that I had just one so if my wife is watching a movie I'm sol on the gaming front.
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coologuy1957

Eventually people will end up playing the PS3 more also because this will add parity between the PS3 and the 360 because of sparked sales. This will undoubtedly make lots of software publishers happy. I'm looking at you Activision!
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kreets

I have a 360 which I play all the time. I had a Wii for a few months and then sold it to a friend because it was just collecting dust at my house(now it's collecting dust at his). Sometimes I think about buying a PS3 but there just aren't enough games that I can't already play on my 360 to justify the price - even at $300 now. Then sometimes I think I should buy one for the Blu-Ray player but I feel like Blu-Ray is already being replaced by HD downloadable content or by streaming. I don't know - maybe I'll pick one up at a garage sale in a couple years for $25 and I'll finally get around to trying out LBP.
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deinfinityx

I think i am with you, i looked at the exclusive list and there was only about 3 that i may want to play.
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coologuy1957

There's about 10 games you can't play (& should) for the PS3 and by next year it will be 20...
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chuck07

yes, as I do not have one and the 10 minutes I spend playing it at the store is more than I ever have before
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DVDsandwich

I gotta say I like how it's matte black instead of glossy. Dust and fingerprints show very well on the one I have. Also, (heart) my 4 usb ports and PS2 BC, but damn, this is $200 less than what I paid.
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CLIFFosakaJAPAN

I've been waiting for the day Sony would bring out the slim version. There are plenty of gamers like myself who've held out buying the PS3 until the slim version was available. But, the question is, will us 'next group' of first time PS3 owners play it more.... We have better choice of games than the early adopters, so I'm thinking that we'll buy a lot more games up front, which means that we'll probably put in more time with the PS3 than those who purchased the PS3 when it first came out.
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deinfinityx

I don't know, i already have a 360 collection of 100 games so it would be hard for me to buy that many for the ps3, i have only found about 4 i would want, all the rest i would buy for my 360 since it has the better online. I want a ps3 and the $300 price point is going to make me get one, if not just for the blueray but the four or so games.
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leigh

I do not have the PS3 so I would certainly get this. I'm borrowing someone's PS2 right now (full size) and have been itching to get the slim version. The two slims would take up less space than the full size PS2 and then I'd be able to play Little Big Planet until my hands fall off!

Interestingly enough, I play the Wii more than the Xbox (original) or PS2... it still doesn't amount to much but the Wii games that I own are far more entertaining for my attention span. The reason I don't have a larger collection of consoles is because there are usually only one or two games I REALLY, REALLY want. The Wii is the only Nintendo system I've owned (Sega girl) and I am actually pretty happy with it being the first.
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zlo2

I don't understand all these people who claim to only use their PS3 for watching bluray movies. It's sort of like owning a Bugatti Veyron and only driving it to your local grocery store. You people are missing out on a lot of great games: both big name exclusives (they have been listed at least a million times) and smaller downloadable titles only available on the PS3.
I'm not here to argue about which console is better (although in my mind it's pretty clear), I'm simply trying to understand what it is about PS3 that makes it inferior to the Xbox (in terms of gaming). So please, if you have any logical arguments, please feel free to share them.
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jurrasix

I'm pretty sure its just preference. But personally the Xbox 360 controller is by far the best controller across any console for more serious gaming. And really it came down to the games at the time of release. The PS3 was too expensive and had a very limited amount of decent titles. That list is slowly expanding, but it has been a couple years and people have already made their decisions. Also a lot of games (cross console at least) look better on the 360 because its easier to optimize graphically. XBL, I don't know if its better than PSN, never used PSN on the PS3, but I can say that XBL works really well.

Games is all preference. But personally I'll take library of Xbox 360 titles over the PS3 anyday...most be because I love FPS's and what 2 better FPS's than Halo/Gears.
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coologuy1957

I'm getting pretty sick of all this - I love playing all 3 systems and I would have less joy in my life if not for all the great exclusives for all of them..

right now, for instance, I have New Super Mario Bros. Wii pre-ordered for the Wii, Halo ODST for the 360, and God of War III for the PS3... I can't possibly think of 3 more perfect examples of why you need all 3 systems...
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deinfinityx

That is very true, which is why i will be getting a ps3 eventually
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coologuy1957

maybe you'll luck out and they'll put out a PS4 which can play PS1-4 games and you can skip the PS3 altogether like I did with the gamecube with Wii full backwards compatibility...
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deinfinityx

Very true, although i doubt that will come along anytime soon.
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coologuy1957

you haven't sounded like you're in any rush and the other guy said he'd pick one up from a garage sale - lol
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