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    The PlayStation 3 (often abbreviated PS3) is the third home video game console created and released by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

    Is now the right time to buy a PS3?

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    #1  Edited By Skat716

    I really can't decide.  I allready have a 360 and the only kind of games  I really like is FPS.   Are there going to be other games besides Killzone, Resistance, and socom?  Someone please help me decide, I'm going crazy.

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    #2  Edited By demonbear

    Dude think about MAG for a second.
    Plus right now, KZ2 and R2 are gonna be both great shooters so if you're into FPSes, you're at the right place. And dont forget Warhawk, that's always a winner.

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    #3  Edited By vivek

    Firstly Warhawk is not a FPS, its a TPS. But it Rules, its the best mind numbing way to get online and have fun. Its a cross between CounterStrike and Halo. PS3's Rule for so many other reasons. I use mine as a powerful media centre streaming HD movies and music from my PC's in the house.

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    #4  Edited By CountRockula

    Seems like the smart thing for you to do is sit and wait to see how Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 turn out.

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    #5  Edited By ROBdaMOB

    i would say yes!!!!!!!!!
    just with the games you listed
    socom my personal fav ive been playing since the first
    its highly competitive in my eyes the most on consoles
    and resistance has me hyped 8 player co-op  separate campaign
    60 player online!!!
    as for killzone 2 if you played the first one it had all the potential to be a great shooter but was plagued by hardware limitations  and with the ps3 this is not an issue
    also you should check out The Agency and MAG

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    #6  Edited By Riddler

    Its a waste of money that will collect dust......but hey they make nice paper weights i guess

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    #7  Edited By Jordan23

    Yes, it's definitely time to invest in a Playstation 3, the console is finally starting to hit its stride. There are many great currently available and with many more to come and the Playstation Network is a nice online community site for the PS3 users.

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    #8  Edited By LouChou

    I would recommend you buy a PS3 solely for MGS4. That game alone is worth paying out 100s of dollars for.

    Furthermore you have games such as Uncharted which rocks balls, and you've got some awesome releases upcoming. It's a good time to get on the Sony fanbus.

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    #9  Edited By LouChou

    I would recommend you buy a PS3 solely for MGS4. That game alone is worth paying out 100s of dollars for.

    Furthermore you have games such as Uncharted which rocks balls, and you've got some awesome releases upcoming. It's a good time to get on the Sony fanbus.

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    #10  Edited By Joker

    I would say not right now, simply because why buy it now and have to wait a while until you get the games you want. Save your money until you can see how they turn out.

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    #11  Edited By NinjaMunkey

    well at the mometn there is Uncharted, Heavenly sword, Warhawk, Resistance, R&C TOD, MGS4 and so on to play, there are quite a few quality titles to keep you occupied.

    This year we also have Resistance 2, Moterstorm 2, GT5 (I think), SOCOM confrontation, Little big planet and so on to play.

    If you get one you wont be dissapointed, there are good games for it.

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    #12  Edited By SonicFire

    I'm finally at the point where I'd recommend games for the PS3. MGS4 is an amazing experience, but then many multi-platform games are starting to rival the 360 in appearance. We saw this with GTAIV, where most critics gave a slight graphical advantage to the PS3 version.


    Though it may sound trite, I'd still recommend buying a PS3 for its blu-ray functionality alone. It's an awesome player, and blu-ray has changed the way I watch movies. Particularly if you own a nice surround setup, it's a must-own.
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    #13  Edited By cerebus13

    Last year I was totally hatin' the fact that the Ps3 games were lacking regardless of genre...
    but nowadays I'm starting to wander how I'm gonna afford all the games i gotta get in the nxt 4 months!!!

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    #14  Edited By suneku

    I'd say maybe since you prefer FPS. However, PS3 does have it's fair share of good shooters. Hell I'd even say go for it just for MGS4... although it isn't an FPS... it's definitely a great shooter if you want it to be (or great stealth game if you do it stealthy). Also if your planning on watching bluray movies why not get it.

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    #15  Edited By phatkav

    If you putting too much faith in Resistance 2, SOCOM, and Killzone 2, then how about you wait till the holidays? not only the new PS3 80gb will come out, but you will get an idea on how good SOCOM and resistance 2 are.

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    #16  Edited By Katatonic

    I'd say a ps3 is a great investment, but whether you get one now or later is up to you.  If you're not too excited about the FPS titles out now (COD4 and...others that I can't remember) then maybe waiting for a bit would be a good idea.  Just so that you don't have to have it sit there waiting for the releases of all the titles you want.  Like others have stated though, you could just buy it for MGS4 which is amazing.

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    #17  Edited By BlackWaterCO

    Wait until they drop the price and then nab one. By then Killzone 2 will be out

    And hopefully a new Jak & Daxter

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    #18  Edited By ProfessorEss

    Anyone have the full details on the $399, 80gig PS3?

    Specifically: When it becomes available? and will it be bundled with the DS3, or SIXAXIS?

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    #19  Edited By tec3297

    Forget the PS3, go out and buy a Wii.  It is half the price and there are some pretty awesome games for it.  Metal of Honor Heroes 2, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Red Steel, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return, Ghost Squad.

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    #20  Edited By Leone

    If you can wait a little bit, I'd hold off until the holiday rush. There are some great games on the PS3, but if you buy know, you'll get all the great games people are recommending, wear those out and have nothing to do until the fall titles hit. Now that's not to say that the games out right now won't last you long, but you might want to wait to be on the safe side. And if you don't plan on buying games from the Playstation Network, you'd be missing out on some of the great titles that are available right now only for download.

    The 80GB model that is replacing the 40GB happens in October, if I remember Sony's press conference correctly, and it'll have a Dualshock 3. No backwards compatibility though (they're basically dropping the 80GB hard drive into the 40GB base).

    Basically, if you plan on making use of all the PS3's features- now is as good a time as any, but if you're in it for the games, wait until the holiday season rolls around.

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    #21  Edited By youstolemykill

    I would say wait till end of summer, (Sep.) then the onslaught of PS3 games shall start.
    O Noes! You got them Blu-Rayz in my eyes!

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    #22  Edited By duxup

    Why so early?   Wait for those games to come out.

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    #23  Edited By NinjaMunkey

    Why dont you wait till the end of the year, and see if those games are good? It will be much easier to decide then.

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    #24  Edited By Alex_V

    I'm in a similar position, wondering whether to buy a PS3. But the only game that I really feel I've missed out on so far is MGS4. So I'm going to stick it out a little longer and wait what comes up in the future.

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    #25  Edited By AaronBelfast
    suneku said:
    "I'd say maybe since you prefer FPS. However, PS3 does have it's fair share of good shooters. Hell I'd even say go for it just for MGS4... although it isn't an FPS... it's definitely a great shooter if you want it to be (or great stealth game if you do it stealthy). Also if your planning on watching bluray movies why not get it.
    "
    You can into FPS mode if you wish!
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    #26  Edited By verybadbeetle

    If I were you I would definitely get PS3! However I would wait until the 80GB models roll out later this year. They are replacing the current 40GB models. You will get the larger HD and it will include a DS3 for the same price.

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    Good time to buy one. Great game already out and some great ones coming very soon. As well as all the multiplatformers.

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    #28  Edited By BlackCoffee

    Even if you weren't wanting kill zone and resistence then i would recomend getting a ps3 just for MGS4

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    #29  Edited By foxhound421

    i'd wait until the 80 GB model launches for $400. that's an effing deal!

    and don't listen to all of these people saying it's a paperweight and it's going to fail and all of that crap. if you want one, get it. i own every console on the market and while i do use my 360 more for online games (simply b/c more of my friends have 360's) i still love my PS3. the Wii's the one that collects dust in my house.

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    #30  Edited By kevbo77

    I've thought about giving in and buying a PS3 too, but I think I'll wait for another price drop.  The only reason that I want one, sadly, is for Blu-Ray.  Damn you Sony.

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    #31  Edited By MissileWarriorz

    why not its almost holiday 08

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    #32  Edited By thelastguy

    I would wait until the 40GB gets upgraded to the 80GB

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    #33  Edited By thelastguy

    I would wait until the 40GB gets upgraded to the 80GB

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    #34  Edited By NinjaMunkey

    also wait for the 80gb model, you will need it!

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    Right now is the best time to buy a PS3, in a long time. Just go get an a PS3, maybe find a 60GB one, buy a bigger HDD, and your set for a media center.

    Oh yeah and then you have all the damn games! :P

    But seriously, Killzone 2, Socom, Resistance 2, MAG, and so on. All great, great shooters, and those are just the shooters that ar exclusive, then you have stuff like Project Origin, Far Cry 2, etc.

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    #36  Edited By normajean777

    well just wait till r2 and then get that and resistance since by then r1 will be greatest hits you can get both and have the story down

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    #37  Edited By Buzzer_Beater

    Wait for the games to come out, and if they interest you, get a PS3. Also just wait for the 80GB for $399,

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    #38  Edited By Systech

    I don't have one, but I would say "yes" if you have the money. I obviously don't have the money or I would have one right now.

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    #39  Edited By Bladefire
    kevbo77 said:
    "I've thought about giving in and buying a PS3 too, but I think I'll wait for another price drop.  The only reason that I want one, sadly, is for Blu-Ray.  Damn you Sony.
    "
    Ya I've been on the fence for awhile and with Blu-Ray finally picking up I think I may just get one.
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    #40  Edited By Logan_Aybara

    I recently bought the PS3 MGS4 bundle, thinking that since FFXIII was a PS3 exclusive, that it was a good purchase, and look how that turned out...looking back on it though, I don't regret the decision.  MGS4 was an exceptional game (even if it's more movie than actual game).  Plus after listening to the 1UP Yours E3 roundup, almost everyone named Little Big Planet as game of E3, and we know that that's never coming to the 360.  If that's not enough to sway you, then just remember that the PS3 is a blue-ray player, and trust me when I say that the difference in resolution between a DVD and a blue-ray is absolutely stunning.

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    #41  Edited By charomid

    the right time is always. they have an amazing lineup of games, and amazing games to come

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    #42  Edited By kyrom

    If you are at all intersted in blu-ray I would say it is pretty much a no brainer. 

    The ps3 is starting to build up a very nice library of games and the future looks nothing short of fantastic.

    I own all the consoles and out of all the 3 machines I am most excited about the ps3.

    If you want anymore information on some specific games and such go ahead and pm me and I'll help you out.

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    Thats nice of you to do kyrom, I know tons of people who are on the fence about getting a PS3, but I think now is the best time to get one, especially for all the amazing games coming out. I can't really find a reason a gamer woudln't want one at this point.

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    #44  Edited By albaker

    2008 is Sony's year, many games great games will come out and HOME will also come out this year.

    Currently, you got great games that will last you a while before the new exclusives come out like MGS4, Uncharted, Warhawk and RFoM.

    Plus, online is free, so there's no monthly fee is that's is already a problem for you.
    The biggest game is about to be released; MAG was it a 256 online player game? That's fucking crazy.

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    #45  Edited By Nit3mare

    Not RIGHT now, unless you're an MGS freak, since it's such an absolutely amazing game.

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    #46  Edited By Bilawal

    Metal Gear Solid 4 is enough. Also all those exclusives and all the online shit makes it the perfect time to get a PS3.

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    Even if you dont like MGS4 (insane) you should buy a PS3. People should understand that there is more then just MGS4 or FF13 on PS3...

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    #48  Edited By nat

    This very second i kinda regret getting a ps3... The main reasons were MGS4 and FF13 and that play tv thing...
    look at what happened with FF13, also it's rumored that Tekken 6 will be on both systems too.

    If killzone and resistance flop, the system will take a big step back.

    I do love the bluray player and tekken 5 is great fun when you have a heap of friends over.

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    #49  Edited By LiquidPrince

    It's always a good time to buy a PS3. Once you get the system, you can expand your horizons over to different genres such as TPS and such. Especially now with the 80GB price drop.

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    #50  Edited By Harrison

    i'd say get it before the holiday rush, its predicted to do really well this christmas so it might be hard to get hold of one.
    but thats just a prediction so it's hard to tell, if you dont mind waiting a little longer take the chance, but if you really want to play the solid titles lined up this year theres no other reson not to get one apart from the price but if you dont mind paying the money get one now while the 80gb still has backwords compatability unless you live in the uk then it dosnt matter.

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