Sony’s PlayStation 3 is one of the biggest and most popular gaming consoles in the market today. It is an obvious choice for the gamer. While you may be convinced of the features it is sometimes a little overwhelming trying to figure out where and how to purchase the PS3 when there is so much choice in merchants.
Before looking at the buying process it is worth reviewing some of the features of the PS3 to make sure you know what you’re getting. PS3 comes with 20G or 60G hard-drive options. While there is some very clever technology, the amazingly realistic graphics and gaming that it achieves is of course the major draw card.
In addition you can watch blu-ray disc (high definition) movies, listen to and burn music, surf the internet, game online, connect with friends and use messaging, store photos and make toast. OK, just kidding on the last one!
Here are some opinions I found while researching for this article:
“I couldn’t believe what I saw today with my eyes, everything just looks so real, like looking in to a glass window, and the game-play is silky smooth. So, after I get back, I will start saving money for PS3”
“Worth ever nickel [it’s a] 360 killer sorry to say.”
“Audio quality is shockingly good. Hooked up to a 5.1 system with good speakers… WOW!”
“At first I didn’t understand all the hype about this system, until my husband bought one home. I played it, and I was hooked. The graphics are awesome… almost life-like, and it’s not just a game system.”
How to buy
Having decided upon the PS3, you must now choose how to purchase it. There are a few things to think about:
Local, or not?
This is almost the same choice as online vs. offline. Buying local means it is often (though not always) easier to get after-sales support and advice, however it can be more expensive as there is limited choice. Purchasing online will give you access to a global market, giving you a much greater opportunity to save money. And you don’t have to leave the house!
New or used?
Yes, there are used PS3’s out there and you can get some real bargains if you look hard enough. Of course, you won’t get much in the way of after-sales support and you need to make sure you can trust the seller. A good merchant should provide quality support, but make sure to do your research to make sure they provide service.
At the end of the day you need to do your research and be comfortable with the price and level of support available.
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