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Great way to get a PS3
on December 12, 2013
There isn't much to speak about for those who know about the system and the game, so I will speak more toward those who may not know much about it.
The PS3 is the now (as of late 2013) old system, so do not confuse this with the latest system, the PS4 (common mistake for many parents). That being said, Sony does have a pretty good history of supporting the outgoing system for a few years later, so for the time being, this system is not obsolete just yet.
The 250 GB size is mid range, as the storage size range from 40 to 500. As of now, the most common models you'll see for sale are the 12, 250, and 500. The 12 is too small for most, and the 500 may be overkill if you don't play a ton of games. The 250 fits perfect for the average gamer who plays a few titles and downloads a few as well, as well as uses some of the media apps.
Media wise, the PS3 can play Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Redbox Instant, and a few other streaming media apps. There is also a remote availible for the PS3 that I would recommend purchasing if you plan on using the PS3 for media purposes, however it is not required as you can use the controller to navigate.
This is also a Blu Ray and DVD player, and again the remote will help here.
For the best connection you will need to separately purchase an HDMI cable as the PS3 does not include one in the box.
When you first plug in the PS3, you will have to go through a setup process that will require you to enter some information. Many may not know this, but you can connect a USB keyboard to type in the information as needed, and I would highly recommend this as using the controller to select the info can get old and tiresome real fast.
As for the 2 games, they are each packaged in sleeves instead of their normal PS3 cases. They do each come with some downloadable content, similar to buying them new off the shelves, so you are not missing out on anything there (however some stores will offer extras as promos, but as for the base game itself, you are not missing out and getting half games). For those that don't know about games, they are good games that most gamers would probably buy at some point anyway, and these are not just add in games to make it sound better than it is.
This only comes with 1 controller, so for a family with multiple people who may want to play at the same time, I would recommend picking up an extra controller.
In summary, great PS3 bundle. For those who want to get the whole setup for someone, I would pick up the following:
USB Keyboard (if you don't already have one, most any brand should work)
Again, this review is more for those who do not know much about the PS3, and for many this may be obvious info.