Upgrade from a 60gb launch PS3 to a new Slim?

#1 Posted by theimmortalbum (465 posts) -

This thing still totally works but is LOUD AS HELL. It's in my bedroom, and I actually had to move it last night because the wife's head hurt and the controller noises (clicking from buttons, etc) was too loud.

Anyhow. Title has it all. Is it worth it (any performance improvements/general noise improvements) to trade it my old-ass PS3, drop $150, and get a new one?

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#2 Posted by Stepside (508 posts) -

Same happened to me after about 5 years with the system. Slim is MUCH quieter. Just be aware you'll lose backwards compatibility if you still rock out PS2 games.

#3 Posted by theimmortalbum (465 posts) -

@stepside said:

Same happened to me after about 5 years with the system. Slim is MUCH quieter. Just be aware you'll lose backwards compatibility if you still rock out PS2 games.

The reason I had a 60gb was Persona 4. And, well.. it's on my Vita. I'm just unsure if the cost to upgrade is worth a quieter PS3, since it'll be something like $150 to do the upgrade.

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#4 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

@theimmortalbum: how's that gonna fix your issue of the button clicking sounds though? =p

#5 Posted by theimmortalbum (465 posts) -
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#6 Edited by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

I have to think that the PS3 will get a price drop near or around the time of Gamescom (if not then probably around the time of the PS4 release). On black friday, I'd bet you'd be able to get a new ps3 with 2-3 games bundled with it for 199 or less. I got my new PS3 slim 2 years ago during black friday for 199 with 2 games(Little Big Planet 2 and the co-op ratchet game). So, I say wait and see.

#7 Edited by theimmortalbum (465 posts) -

I have to think that the PS3 will get a price drop near or around the time of Gamescom (if not then probably around the time of the PS4 release). On black friday, I'd bet you'd be able to get a new ps3 with 2-3 games bundled with it for 199 or less. I got my new PS3 slim 2 years ago during black friday for 199 with 2 games(Little Big Planet 2 and the co-op ratchet game). So, I say wait and see.

I'll be picking up a PS4. The system still works fine, I'm just trying to justify spending $150 (or more) now for a quieter system.

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#8 Edited by Jazzycola (662 posts) -

@theimmortalbum said:

@jazzycola said:

I have to think that the PS3 will get a price drop near or around the time of Gamescom (if not then probably around the time of the PS4 release). On black friday, I'd bet you'd be able to get a new ps3 with 2-3 games bundled with it for 199 or less. I got my new PS3 slim 2 years ago during black friday for 199 with 2 games(Little Big Planet 2 and the co-op ratchet game). So, I say wait and see.

I'll be picking up a PS4. The system still works fine, I'm just trying to justify spending $150 (or more) now for a quieter system.

Oh I know, I'm just saying that if you want to replace it that you can get a pretty good deal on one in a month or two. I say if you want to replace it after the PS4 do it, but I don't see a reason for a trade-in and buy a new one at 150 bucks. I have an 80 gig that is loud as hell when just watching netflix(it's a dedicated netflix player since the blu-ray drive broke on it).

#9 Posted by theimmortalbum (465 posts) -

@theimmortalbum said:

@jazzycola said:

I have to think that the PS3 will get a price drop near or around the time of Gamescom (if not then probably around the time of the PS4 release). On black friday, I'd bet you'd be able to get a new ps3 with 2-3 games bundled with it for 199 or less. I got my new PS3 slim 2 years ago during black friday for 199 with 2 games(Little Big Planet 2 and the co-op ratchet game). So, I say wait and see.

I'll be picking up a PS4. The system still works fine, I'm just trying to justify spending $150 (or more) now for a quieter system.

Oh I know, I'm just saying that if you want to replace it that you can get a pretty good deal on one in a month or two. I say if you want to replace it after the PS4 do it, but I don't see a reason for a trade-in at 150 bucks. I have an 80 gig that is loud as hell when just watching netflix(it's a dedicated netflix player since the blu-ray drive broke on it).

Yeah that's kinda where I figured I'd end up at. It works fine, the noise itself doesn't seem to bother the wife, so. I don't know. I wish I could mute the controller somehow, make it not quite as clicky when the sticks hit the edges and the like.

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#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (5534 posts) -

When my 60gb broke I went down sort of a ps3 hardware research rabbit hole, which has led me to understand that the original models are all running on borrowed time at this point. So yes you should buy a new one, but as everyone said, those consoles are still really expensive, so I bet they'll get a price drop soon. Or at least some sort of cool bundle around the holidays, so if you can hold out til then, you should.

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