116 of 125 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2013
I bought a white PS3 console from EZCorp - which included the console, cords, and a wireless controller. The product is great. Nice, sleek, and quick at responding. I have been thinking of getting one for ages. I'm always one console behind, so with the PS4 coming out soon I figured it was a good time!
One thing I didn't realize with the PS3 is the fact that it downloads via the Wi-Fi. Well, I knew it, but it didn't occur to me how good that Wi-Fi needed to be. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUPER HIGH SPEED INTERNET THEN BUY THE GAME DISCS, don't buy from the Playstation Store. It can take an extremely long time for them to download. I do have high speed, but apparently it's not fast enough. That's not the PS3's fault though - that's my internet provider. And downloading while it's wired works better. But if you buy the disc, it does fine since it doesn't have to deal with a full download.
As for the PS3 itself, it's great. A nice step up from the PS2 (though I still LOVE that console!).
My seller was amazing. I got the PS3 in two days without paying for two day shipping because my total (with shipping) came out to be $200.70. It was perfect and well packed. I recommend buying from EZCorp if you can - it's worth it for a decent used item.
38 of 43 people found the following review helpful
This is a PRODUCT review of the unit being offered here, and in no way discusses the pros, cons, and the fanbois of any aspect of gaming consoles in general.
My brother's PS Slim finally died... oh ya, just stopped reading discs, period. He had the older PS3 Slim with the front disc loader. This one is a bit different in design, one I expect is a far newer "Slim" - most importantly it is a top-loader on which you place the disc directly upon the reader. The buttons are on the front, all manual push, and it has a ribbed texture whereas the older Slim was smooth. It has all the ports to be expected, and WiFi reception is excellent. The 500gig drive is a bit of a step up over his older one, a huge plus for his DL addiction (lol).
But as a replacement unit, this works flawlessly. My bro synched all his trophies, data, and DLC games to this unit (after watching some YouTube tutorials on the process) and is back online with his GTA and such. Heh.
If my own 8 year old 1st Generation PS3 ever dies, I would first move heaven and earth to get it fixed... but at the very least, I would indeed buy this one if all else fails, secure in the knowledge it performs so well.
48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2013
500gb of space is just Amazing, there is so much room for a large variety of games I am beyond pleased with my ps3. It is as the seller described.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2014
It arrived right on time, and the system was not damaged at all! I got it new, but it was worth it. The only thing is that it does not come with an hdmi cord. Thankfully, i had one at home. I highly recommend this product, but just make sure you have an hdmi cord. It is much more clear with jt.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2015
Believe it or not, this is actually my 1st time owning a PS3. For me the high price & the lack of backwards compatibility in the later models kept me from buying one.
Now with the PS3 entering its twilight as a console, I'd found this model for just under $200 & decided to buy it.
Although late in its cycle, there's a backlog of great games released for this system- & there's still games being released for it. Plus there's the HDD- at 500 GB, that's 25 times the space in the original PS3 "fat" model that came out nearly 9 years ago. That should be more than enough for your gaming needs (& if not, the disk drive is replaceable). You can also store other things beside game data- photos, video, & music files as well. & if you don't have a Blu-Ray player, the PS3 plays Blu-Ray, DVDs, & CDs too. Add a video app (like YT, Netflix or even an Amazon Prime Video one) & you have a console that can handle almost all your entertainment needs outside of games. Just be sure you have internet service & you can connect the PS3 to it via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
& I love the wireless controller that comes with this. Prior to buying this, whenever I hear a wireless controller, I think of a controller that runs on store-bought batteries. Yes this does run on batteries, but they charged with the power of the PS3 via the USB cord which comes with it, rather than having to go buy batteries at a store. It only comes with 1 controller, so be sure to buy an extra one.
So despite being late in its life cycle, this is still a great console for those who never owned a PS3, have a tight budget & are weary about spending hundreds of dollars on the current game systems.
PS: about the model design, this is a Super Slim. & despite some complains I heard about, I really like it. It has a cool look, is smaller than the previous models, & uses less electricity- thought it does get warm at the bottom after its been on for a while (as did my PS2 Slim BTW, which still plays after having it for nearly a decade). The PS3 does make noise as it reads the disc, but it's not really loud. & once the game starts, the system itself is very quiet. Also while many may disagree, I like the disc player being on top. That in a way also reminds me of the PS2 Slim. In the end, don't let the design keep you away from buying this. It's a very reliable model.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2014
Came fairly quick. Packaged great! I was s bit worried because the heading said it was 500 GB but in the description it said 250. It was in fact 500 which was a relief. Came with everything it said it did. My husband loves it and I'm enjoying that it pays blu ray. Best $300 I've spent in a while.
41 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2013
I bought this PS3 to replace an old one that broke down. Considering my old PS3 broke due to the BD not being able to "suck in" my disc,this was a great change. I love the amount of space in the hard drive and the quickness of the reader not changing. It is a smaller system, but it feels the same. It's a sexy little Playstation 3!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2015
I'm a middle aged man, new to gaming. PS3 is fitting my needs very well. An affordable platform compared to PS4 with plenty of games available in the used market as well as newer releases. Unless you absolutely have the latest technology and money is not a consideration, I recommend this as the way to go.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2015
I haven't had a playstation since ps2 came out. After owning and easily breaking a Xbox360 (who wants to pay to just ACCESS netflix? Not me!) I knew I didn't want another one. My fiance and I decided to get a ps3 instead, because it's more suited to our needs. We're not huge gamers, but stream a lot, and have blu rays but no blu ray player since ours broke. I know, many people asked me "why not just get the ps4?" well, it's because we didn't NEED what the PS4 offers. Everything we needed and wanted, the PS3 offers at a cheaper price. This is a great system. Very sleek and thin, but works great. It's a nice machine for under 300 ($219) and I'm glad we bought one. I've found myself buying more video games for us. He chose Mortal Combat, I chose COD World At War, and then bought Cars 2 with the adventures of Tin Tin on it's way and sims 3 in my shopping cart. Since we have a 2 year old son, I wanted to get games he could screw around with if he wants a controller, which PS3 had some options. Really, this is a very solid and good system. It does all we need it to, fits nicely on our tv stand, and I'm very happy we bought it. Others have asked some questions, so here's some answers:
-It can play blu rays, dvds and cds (as well as games obviously.)
-It does NOT come with the HDMI, you have to buy that separately.
-It is NOT backwards compatible (not this model anyway) BUT The playstation network offers some great PS1-PS2 games you can download for really affordable prices.
-It comes with the console, controller, and needed wires to connect it to the tv (unless you are going the HD route, then you'll need to buy an HDMI)
-It's top loading, which I actually like more.
-It's a very thin console, not a "fat" one like the earlier ones.
-It indeed is a 500gb.
-It's new, not used, and comes sealed in it's box.
I'm very happy with this system, I don't think I'll be buying a different one anytime soon. This system does all we wanted and needed, all for a very affordable price. Very pleased. Set up is also very painless and easy. We have yet to set up the PS network though, but will do so tonight. If you're torn between a ps4 and this, I'd go with this (depending on what you need of course.) I like how this system is already well established, while I feel the ps4 will take years to reach it's full potential. This one is ready to be played and enjoyed without issues or anything. If I had to choose again, my choice would still be ps3. Very happy!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2014
Works great!! The sleek design is awesome and I LOVE how they brought back the manual close lid from the PS2 <3 Came in really quickly, two days before it was supposed to!