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Post by Toaster on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:23 pm

I've been wanting a PS3 for quite some time now. Initially I was going to get one instead of a 360... but that got pushed back a few years...

Now I've become really interested. I've realized that all non-halo games (and I've become disinterested in halo) that I would otherwise buy for Xbox are the kinds of games that I now buy on PC. The 360, therefore, has just been sitting around collecting dust.

At the same time, I'm getting really bored of the games that I play. I'm getting tired of First person shooters, and western RPGs, and the occasional RTS. I'm really interested in what Sony has to offer, including new releases, and old series' that I never got around to playing. I'm really looking forward to playing through:

-The Metal Gear series
- New Ratchet and Clank
- Uncharted games
- FFXIII and other FF games
- Little big Planet (which is extremely fun for a group of people)
- KillZone 2
- Old Team ico games, as well as the one that's coming up

I also want to get a few multi-platform games that are coming out in the near future, like Red Dead Redemption... which isn't a reason for getting rid of the xbox, but I'd still like to have a console.

Primarily, I want a refreshing set of games. I'd like to have console and PC, but the collection of games on the xbox is practically identical with the PC, and I prefer playing them with a mouse.

Getting to the point.....

My friend and his brother have been looking to buy a 360 for some time now, and he's told me to let him know if I'm serious about selling it.

I intend to sell him my premium 360, with:

- A 20GB hard drive
- Four controllers
- A charger for two battery packs
- Mass Effect, Halo 3, Gears of War (original,) and a few older games (which shouldn't really be factored in to price)

What do you think would be a good price for this?

For comparison, a new arcade set up is $200 at retail, and a refurbished premium can be had for $200 at gamestop.

I was thinking I might sell it all to him for around $140? Does that sound fair?


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Post by Felix on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:28 pm

140 for games and hard drive too? I would go at least 200, but that's just me.
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Post by Cheese on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:33 pm

The controllers at least must be worth about 60. With battery packs maybe a bit more. I'm with Felix.

Are those the only good games you have for xbox though? I suppose it makes sense with the PC... but Assassins Creed 2!

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Post by Felix on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:38 pm

Cheese wrote:The controllers at least must be worth about 60. With battery packs maybe a bit more. I'm with Felix.

Are those the only good games you have for xbox though? I suppose it makes sense with the PC... but Assassins Creed 2!

Isn't Assassins Creed 2 for the PS3 to?
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Post by Toaster on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:41 pm

Well I actually sold most of my 360 games a while back when I went full fledged into PC gaming.

That includes Crackdown, AC, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Fable 2, CoD4, and GTA IV

I haven't bought AC2... and I'm not particularly interested in it :/ I know it's a lot better than the first, and I've played it at a friend's house buuuuut....


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Post by Vigil on Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:50 pm

I considered getting a PS3 this year, but I decided against it.

Mainly because It's more sensible for me to stay put right now.

Most games now are multiplatform and despite there being a small list of games I want to play on it, that list is too small to justify the £250 asking price.

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Post by RX on Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:13 pm

Killzone 2 is a must if you own a PS3 Very Happy
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Post by laxspartan007 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:22 pm

i dont blame you...
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Post by Gold Spartan on Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:59 pm

For right now, keeping the 360 is more logical. Most games I want are multiplatform. Buying a PS3 for $100 dollars more when The games cost exactly the same doesnt make economic sense.
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:05 pm

Honestly I never really liked the PS3...

And yes, I own one.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:00 pm

How about this, Recon...
$140 for the whole set, and I'll throw in hardback editions of "Cosmos" and "Contact".
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Post by Nocbl2 on Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:16 pm

I'd say 200 for the console, 30 per controller, 5 per battery pack, 30 per game, and... yeah.
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Post by CivBase on Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:39 pm

The only thing about the PS3 that actually interests me is its built-in browser, but that's why I have a computer. Otherwise, it's only exclusive game to catch my attention so far has been MAG, and it's not even out yet. I'd rather have L4D, Portal, the Halos, GoW, ect instead. Besides, more people are on XBL than the PS3's online network (which I've heard is very unreliable).

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Post by Dud Doodoo on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Well as he said earlier, he is primarily a PC gamer and therefore has access to those games (especially since half of the ones you mentioned were made by valve) without an xbox. Seeing as he has only slight interest in the online community, the superiority of Xbox Live over PSN would hardly be an issue.

He wants a variance in games from the ones he gets on PC, something which the PS3 undoubtedly does a better job with than the 360. I don't think it's an argument about which console is superior, only which one fits his needs the best. After setting such criteria, I can see why he went with the PS3, however his decision meets my disapproval.

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Post by CivBase on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:01 pm

Yah, I can see why he'd switch to PS3... but I wouldn't.

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Post by Rotaretilbo on Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:36 pm

Not much to add, but I'd just like to say that every time I see this thread, I read it as "Selling sex for a PS3" the first time, shake my head and double take, and then read it properly. Razz

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:19 pm

I know a few Sony fans who did just that.
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Post by PiEdude on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:05 am

YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by R!zZle BiZzl£ on Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:56 am

if your gonna get a ps3, i suggest you definately get MGS4 and Killzone 2, InFamous is fun but the other two i mentioned are must buys. Smile
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Post by Felix on Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:14 am

R!zZle BiZzl£ wrote:if your gonna get a ps3, i suggest you definately get MGS4 and Killzone 2, InFamous is fun but the other two i mentioned are must buys. Smile

You can buy a PS3 with those two games for around $299.00 at best buy I believe. INfamous was a crappy game though, in my opinion.
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:22 pm

MGS4 was meh, as was INfamous.

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Post by Divine Virus on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:44 pm

If I had the money, I would so buy all three consoles. Well, I am getting one of the other consoles, and I already have an Xbox and its not a PS3. Razz
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Post by Dud Doodoo on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:59 pm

There are only two consoles.

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Post by Divine Virus on Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:00 pm

Dud Doodoo wrote:There are only two consoles.

Eye c wat u deed thar. funny Razz
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Post by Toaster on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:45 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:How about this, Recon...
$140 for the whole set, and I'll throw in hardback editions of "Cosmos" and "Contact".

haha, I think It's been settled at a price point of $160, though I might end up making him pay $180. Now if you could throw in the entire DVD disc set of Cosmos... things might be different

The main factor that's keeping me below 200 is that he's my friend... and he's been stuck playing PS2 and Xbox games for far too long. Razz

Anyway, as I explained, I just want something different, and I have a strong urge to play through classic PlayStation games in the same way that I went back and played through a bunch of old PC games. On top of all that, I really really really like Sony. The first game console I ever owned was a PS1, and they just seem to present themselves in such a respectable way.

Microsoft's labels everything with "Xbox Live, Jump in!" Sony labels everything with "Sony Computer Entertainment"

I like that they take themselves seriously, and a lot of the games on their platform seem to be REALLY pushing the boundaries of the medium. I want story driven single player games that aren't all about shooting aliens. I want a taste of that Japanese culture. A couple games I forgot to list are Yakuza 3 and Heavy Rain, and those are looking gooood....

I can't forget that, prior to getting a 360 and prior to the launch of the PS3, I was a HUGE ps3 fanboy. I trolled EVERWERE! It's time I finally bought one Smile

I think that generally, the PS3 offers a better CONSOLE feeling experience, and that's what I want.
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