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How many gigabytes should i get for a ps3?


I want to purchase a ps3 but im not sure how many gigabytes i should get. I dont play too many video games and id probably use the blue ray player alot! Please help! BEST ANSWER GETS S!

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  1. probably a 60 or a little less. movies dont take up any space unless u download them. but games take up a lot of space.

  2. if you’re buying one primarily for Blu-Ray I would get one with the smallest drive that still has wifi. You can always upgrade the hard drive in the future.

  3. If your getting a new one then get the PS3 Slim. It’s a lot quiter then the original Playstation 3 and it last a lot longer because of a better fan they installed to cool the system down when running. Also your getting 120 GB for only 299.99. And if you plan on mostly using the blu-Ray player it’s always a good idea to have a little bit of space just in case you want to download a movie or a game or something.

    Also if your planning on using the blu-Ray a lot you may want to purchase a Movie remote for the PS3 it’s just like a normal tv remote but it works for the PS3 and is a lot easier to use then a standard PS3 controller.

    Blu-Ray Remote is 24.99

    Another thing(this is somewhat unrelated to your question) if your planning on getting any game for your PS3 can I reccomend littlebigplanet. It’s probably the best game on the system and the why the game is it’s fun for people who love to play games and casual players who just like to play every once in a while.

    LittleBigPlanet is 59.99

    Anyway hope this helps


    PS3 SLIM

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    PS3 FAT

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    + $100/200 less

    + Smaller

    + More energy efficient

    + More quiet operation

    + Cooler

    + Smaller Cell processor manufactured using a 45-nanometer manufacturing process

    + New, more advanced HDMI 1.3 chipset

    + Easier HDD upgrade

    – No Linux support

    – No on-off switch in the back

    – Push rather than touch ‘On’ and ‘Eject’ buttons

    – Not as pretty

    = Unchanged game-playing experience

    = Same great Blu-ray player

    = Same PSP integration

    = Same WiFi, Bluetooth built-in

    = Same Dualshock 3 rumble, motion sensitive controller

    = Same I/O options

    Additional Info:



    I heard that it was smaller, but seeing is believing! The photos don’t do the system justice, and it’s not really till you see and feel the difference that you are impressed with it. If you can, go into your local game store and check it out for yourself! If you’ve previously owned a Playstation console, you already know the difference the slimmer version makes when compared to the original, bulky ones. What’s really convenient is that the slimmer PS3 not only means your video gaming is more portable, but that you have a really convenient Blu-Ray player.


    I love the sleek look of my PS3 Fat, but don’t like how it constantly needs to be cleaned. The glossy finish is a fingerprint magnet! The matte finish on the Slim is much easier to maintain. That being said, it doesn’t look as shiny and cool, but I think its convenience outweighs that.


    Storage was never an issue for me on my 80GB system, but for those who wanted more storage, you get 40GB more with this system (120GB in total). It may not seem like much, but you can hold MANY movies, pictures, and music albums with 120GB. If that’s still not enough, you can always install a 2.5″ hard drive yourself, or better yet, plug in an external hard drive in one of the USB ports. You can easily get a portable 500GB external hard drive for less than $100, or a bigger, bulkier one with around 1TB of storage for roughly the same. That being said, I think 120GB for $300 should be more than enough for most users, and is a significant improvement over the 80GB for $400 that people were paying just a few weeks ago!


    This is my one major gripe with the Playstation 3. It really wouldn’t have killed Sony to include this feature, as the original Playstation 3’s did in fact include backwards compatibility with older Playstation 2 games. A lot of people counter by either saying (1) it doesn’t make sense to buy a PS3 to play PS2 games, (2) the graphics on the PS3 are better anyway so why bother with older games, and (3) including backwards compatibility would cannibalize PS3 game sales.

    While those arguments might have their merits, I’m still frustrated that my massive PS2 library can’t be played on the PS3, and was really hoping that Sony would include backwards compatibility on the Slim! I loved the fact the PS2 was backwards compatible with PS1 games, and really wish that Sony would reconsider this decision.

  5. If you’re not using it for games then it doesn’t really matter get the cheaper one. If you do find your hard drive is filling up just go to someplace like newegg.com and buy a bigger capacity drive for $100 and replace it yourself. Ps3 are made to do that. Just google ps3 hard drive upgrade.

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