PlayStation 3 250GB System
- 250GB HDD for storing games, music, videos, and photos
- High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience
- Free PlayStation Network membership
- Plays DVDs and CDs
- Internet ready with built-in Wi-Fi
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Briefly, the PS3-250 is the exact original PS3 'Slim' with a twice as large hard disk.
I had the opportunity to actually see and use a PS3-250 on the Sunday prior to its launch. As I expected, the only difference between the ps3-250 and the PS3-120 is the larger disk with everything else the same. Many reviews of the PS3-120 are HERE.
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Once the decision was made to get a PS3, 2 important questions might be:
- Which model to buy? PS3-120 or PS3-250?
- To upgrade or not to upgrade to a 500/640GB PS3?
Based on personal experience and the experience of other PS3 owners that I know, the options are the following - remember, these are my views:
PS3-120, no upgrade
Buy a PS3-120 and do not upgrade if you use it mainly to play movies and you rarely download games from the PSN store. It will take you very far and it should have sufficient room for storing thousands of pictures and a lot of music besides it playing Blu-ray content and CDs.
I found that 120GB would not be enough for me.Read more ›
Let me give you some background:
I purchased a PS3 60 GB model at launch back in November 2006. I have loved everything about it ever since. I even upgraded the hard drive to a 250 GB hard drive about a year and a half ago.
Why did I choose to purchase this new, slim, 250 GB model?
Honestly, it's a great deal for what you get. It's cooler (temperature wise), more energy efficient, and it takes up MUCH less space than my previous model. (Not to mention the much nicer, matte black finish as opposed to the older piano black finish which is a scratch/fingerprint magnet.)
Thinking about the new 120 GB vs. this 250 GB model? Maybe this will help:
Originally, I had planned to buy the 120 GB model and upgrade to a 250 GB or 320 GB hard drive myself. However, at the $349.99 price point, there's no need to perform the upgrade myself. For a quality Western Digital or Seagate 250 GB hard drive, you'll be spending anywhere from $50 to $70 plus shipping and/or tax, and for a 320 GB hard drive you'll be spending upwards of $75. Honestly, there really isn't any reason for that with this model. Why go through the hassle when Sony offers a great package at the perfect price point?
I for one am happy with my purchase which I received today from Amazon and am happily inagurating it with the GI Joe: Rise of Cobra blu-ray. For almost anyone that I can think of, the 250 GB hard drive will be more than enough space. However, should the need arise in a year or two (or three), a 500 GB hard drive will be dirt cheap and easy enough to install.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the worst $140 I ever spent. The ps3 literally takes about 10 minutes to boot up, and thats only if it does boot up at all.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Power cable wasn't compatible & it freezes every now & then.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I honestly thought I wasted my money. But I luck up & got the best deal ever. Been wanting a PS3 for a while, since my last one got stolen. Read morePublished 4 months ago by javarrio travis