Which Sony PlayStation 3 Should You Buy?

If you are in the market for a PlayStation 3, whether it’s a new or used one, you’re going to find four different models to choose from. Playing games in playstation is different from playing online games like situs judi bola online terpercaya when it comes to the controllers. Two of those models have been discontinued, though you can still find them used online at sites like eBay, and the other two models are quite different in terms of features. You can tell them apart by the size of the hard drive inside. They come with either a 20, 40, 60, or 80 gigabyte hard drive.

Here are the differences between the Sony PS3 models:

20 GB – This is the original ‘basic’ PS3 with a 20 gigabyte hard drive and 4 USB ports. It could play all of the old PlayStation 2 games. It did not have a built-in wireless networking connection, unlike the other three models. This model has since been discontinued.


40 GB – This is the current ‘low price’ PS3 on the market today. It has a 40 gigabyte hard drive, but only 2 USB ports. It will play the old PlayStation 1 games, but not any of the PS2 games. It does have built-in wireless networking, though. I think this model was designed for the people who wanted a PS3 and still owned a PS2. It costs $100 less than the 80 GB model.

60 GB – This was the original ‘premium’ PS3 that has since been discontinued. It featured a 60 gigabyte hard drive, 4 USB ports, and wireless networking connectivity. It could play any of the old PlayStation 2 games. Also, it has the same extra memory card slots that can be found on the 80 GB model. Those slots include SD Cards, Compact Flash, and Sony Memory Stick. These can be used to transfer data to and from the PS3, and help to enhance its multimedia capabilities.

80 GB – This is the current ‘top of the line’ model PS3, and it retails for $499. It comes with a whopping 80 gigabyte hard drive and 4 USB ports, plus it has the built-in wireless networking connectivity and the memory card slots. However, it has a limited backward compatibility when it comes to playing the old PS2 games, but you can go on the Sony PlayStation website and look up how well some games work.

The reason why the discontinued 20 and 60 GB models could play all the old PS2 games while the 80 GB can only play some is simply hardware versus software. The 20 and 60 GB models had hardware built in to let them play the PS2 games, whereas the 80 GB model uses software. Naturally, the software is cheaper to implement than the hardware, but it also doesn’t work quite as well with some games. From what I’ve been able to find online, most of the popular PS2 titles work just fine on the 80 GB model, but you may still want to double check before you buy anything.

In my opinion, the 60 GB model PlayStation 3 is actually the best, but unfortunately Sony has discontinued it in favor of the 80 GB model with the PS2 software emulation. You might still be able to find a 60 GB model in some stores, otherwise you’ll have to get one used at an online auction site or through a game exchange site. If you’re really lucky, you can find one of the 80 GB bundle packages that comes with Metal Gear Solid 4 or GTA IV.

The Sony PlayStation 3 isn’t nearly as hard to find as the Nintendo Wii, but you may have to check around a few times to find one. My wife ordered us one off Circuit City’s website without much problem, but I think she just got lucky. On the other hand, rumors have been going around that the recent Amazon.com website crash was caused by so many people going on there to look up the 80 GB PS3 bundle with Metal Gear Solid 4.