Pros Built in blu-ray; 4 usb ports; flash card readers; plays most ps2 games; 80GB hard drive; plays all ps1 games; Can download demos, games, add-ons, movies, and more from the playstation store; internet browser; built in wi-fi; free network;nice design
Cons Not all ps2 games work perfectly on this model; you can't have a private voice chat in the middle of a game
SummaryThe PS3/MetalGearSolid4 bundle is not only the perfect PS3 bundle, but is also the perfect console. It's a shame that sony stopped making bundles like this.
Updated on Jul 9, 2009
Updated on Jul 9, 2009The PS3/MetalGearSolid4 bundle is not only the perfect PS3 bundle, but is also the perfect console. And by the way, I didn't have enough space in the pros section to write that this PS3 model is compitible with Super Audio CD. It's a shame that sony stopped making bundles like this.
Pros plays blu ray, awesome games....The look is sleek, its the overall entertainment machine
Cons the network isnt as good as 360s but its getting there.
Summary This is the machine to have and own. Add a flat screen tv and you are set!!!!
Pros Love the backward compatibility to PS2 games. The Blue Ray picture and the sound are amazing. Glad I upgraded
Cons System is kind of loud, does not really make a difference since i crank up the my home theater anyway.
Some sequences in the Metal Gear game can get kind of long however they blend in nicely.
Summary Glad I made the purchase. Great system overall!
Pros All the upgrades are fantastic options. You get more out of it as your skill and on-line/multiplayer use increases. I haven't cracked the surface yet. BluRay is A1 movie player: great in-depth extras on most discs.
Cons It is addicting and can keep you from going to bed til after sun up!
And it is a Power Hog.
Summary Get the upgrade if you can afford it. You won't be sorry you did!
Pros 80GB, Memory card reader, Dualshock 3 Controller, MGS4 (the only good game on the system)
Cons Last one!!!
Summary I was very reluctant to buy this system for a few reasons. The main concern was it has a horrible library of games so far and its been 2 years already. The second reason was my girlfriend is going to kill me when she finds out but that's not too bad.
On the other hand, the idiots at Sony in a sense forced me to buy it. My original intention was to wait this holiday season for the confirmed 160GB edition system. That was until I called Sony to ask if this new system will be backwards compatible. Their answer in short, "no". The reason being Sony was losing millions, if not billions, of dollars. That is the result of of people buying the system just for its blu-ray capabilities and PS2 playback. On top of that, the fact that the PS3 has blu-ray is a luxury Sony is paying hefty for.
And to think, I payed $550 for the system to play 2 games that haven't even come out yet; God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5. Sony fans have been patient and we expect Sony to deliver.