2 thoughts on “PlayStation 3 40GB System Reviews

  1. 62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very impressed by a current Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii owner, December 22, 2007
    By 
    Mindcrime (Colorado USA) –
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: PlayStation 3 40GB System (Video Game)
    I have both the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. I never thought I would buy a PS 3 but after hanging out at the stores to long during the Holiday shopping I ended up buying one. I must say, so far I’m very impressed. Its easy to see why Sony was charging a lot for this when it first came out, this thing is loaded and the fit/finish seems top notch. Compared to the Xbox 360 the PS3 seems very well thought out. The Xbox some days seems like something I built in my basement. The Xbox is so loud when you are playing a game. I can’t figure out why MS would think anyone would want to watch a movie through their HD-DVD player as you would have to turn the movie sound way up to block out the 360’s fans.

    The PS graphics are very very good, and the blu ray dvd is just an added bonus to a very good game system for the new lower prices. Also, its nice to have the on-line game play be free, compared to the Xbox $50 a year. It’s not that the xbox is bad, the PS3 is just more refined. I also expect fewer problems with the PS3 than the Xbox. I have only had one issue with the xbox, the tv connector cable went bad, but I know several people who have had 2-3 360’s just die on them.

    The Wii shouldn’t be compared to the PS3 or the Xbox. Its a great game system with the innovative controlers and the easy to play games. Its the only system my wife will play and she never played games before. That is the beauty of the Wii, it truly is a game system for everyone.

    So far I see a lot of pro’s for the PS3 and a couple of cons.

    Pros

    Graphics
    Blu Ray DVD
    Wireless internet connectin built in
    Rechargeable wireless controler
    Very quiet
    Doesn’t run very hot
    build quality
    free on-line game playing

    Cons

    Not many games yet
    No hdmi cable included.

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  2. 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very happy with our PS3 – A review by an over 50 game player, January 12, 2008
    By 
    I. Henzel “Style Maven” (Chicago, IL United States) –
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: PlayStation 3 40GB System (Video Game)
    I think that I fall into a minority of gamers .. gamers over 50. No kids.

    This is not the first game console we’ve had. In the past we’ve had Super Nintendo, N64, PS1, Xbox and PS2.

    I thought it might be time to upgrade and step up to the next generation.

    At first I was not sure I would get a PS3. Certainly a year ago, when it was released in late 2006, the price was too high and downright silly for a game system.

    Recently I had started looking at the Xbox 360 which on the surface, appears to be cheaper than the 40 GB Playstation 3. However, on further analysis, I realized that the PS3 came with more features “standard,” such as wireless network connectivity. Once I started added on the “extras” that would be required to bring the Xbox 360 on par with the PS3, the price of the PS3 seemed much more reasonable.

    I was surprised that the 40 GB PS3 is not backwards compatible with PS2 games, but that was not a showstopper for us. We don’t tend to hold onto games after we play them. We tend to trade them in. We also still have our PS2 which we’ll hold onto for a little while.

    I have to say that now that I have the PS3, I love it. I am using it with a Samsung 40″ LCD HD TV. It is fantastic. I have it connected via HDMI.

    I also have to say that connecting it to my wireless network, a Mac Airport network was incredibly easy. Updating the PS3 firmware via download couldn’t have been simpler.

    I also downloaded and installed Medialink software from a company called Nullriver and am now streaming music from iTunes and viewing photos from iPhoto both from our Macs. The software was only $20 and again, everything was very easy.

    Right now we are playing “Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction” and “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune” and loving both of them.

    It is amazing to play games in HD and we really love the wireless controller.

    So, if you are considering a PS3, we would highly recommend it. We’re glad we upgraded and are very happy with it.

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