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Cheap 40GB PlayStation 3 (PS3)

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The PlayStation 2 was without a doubt one of the most popular gaming consoles ever. Now Sony has made it even better with PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 3 has a faster IBM “Cell” processor and a custom Nvidia graphics card that Sony co-developed with Nvidia especially for PlayStation 3 for advanced graphic performance. Because of the Cell processor and Nvidia graphics card, the PlayStation 3 is able to perform two trillion calculations per second, which is around 320 times faster than PlayStation 2 console.

Since the Playstation 2, a lot of people have upgraded to HD televisions. In response to this, the PlayStation 3 has an HDMI port in addition to the traditional AV and other composite connections. HDMI connection delivers uncompressed digital picture and sound to high definition televisions and projectors for HD multimedia entertainment. This games console is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience.

The PlayStation 3 also has Blu-Ray player that is capable of handing Blu-Ray disk media format very smoothly. This format holds six times more data than traditional DVDs. All the new PlayStation 3 games are being released are in Blu-Ray format but you can watch Blu-Ray movies on your Playstation 3 for a really crisp movie viewing experience. Blu-Ray players are still quite expensive to buy by themselves, so a games console with that already included is a real money saver if you planned to buy a Blu-Ray player like the Sony BDP-S360 Blu-ray Player. The PlayStation 3 console also supports CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats as well as having BD live support which you can use to connect to the internet to get additions, features and updates.

Most importantly, all of this is included for the benefit of a great gaming experience that the Playstation 3 completely delivers. Higher storage capacity combined with the awesome processing power of the graphics card gives you crisp and immersive high definition gameplay that will blow your mind. The new PlayStation 3 controller is also really nice. It has a high-precision six-axis sensing system that accurately detects fine movements in pitch, roll, and yaw, as well as three dimensions of movement to control games. Since its release in a few years back, the PS3 has become the must have console among hundreds of thousands of avid gamers. There is no sign of a Playstation 4 at this time, so now would pretty much be the best time to get your hands on a discounted PS3. Buy yours at a Special Sale Price Today.

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40GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) Reviews (29)

  1. May 18, 2009 by Dave

    Got my Playstation last December. I have never been a massive gamer and to be honest I only got the PS3 for the BluRay player. I thought the player would be poorer quality than a stand alone system but I was wrong. It’s pretty decent!

    The games I got for the PS3 are Assassins Creed, Fifa 2009, and Street Fighter 4. I have not stop playing them! The PS3 is absolutely AWESOME for those that are into their gaming and even better for those who want to take gaming a little more serious than with a Wii.

    I’ve had consoles since the 16 bit days (I know!) and this is by far the best I’ve had.

  2. June 11, 2009 by Heather Ream

    While I personally prefer the wii (what a name) ,my sons are never away from their ps3. They got one for Christmas the year it came out and boy was it expensive. It’s still too expensive in my opinion but its cheaper than it was, especially considering the price of some of the games!

    We bought them Grand Theft a few months back and it cost a fortune!

    The ps3 is in our sitting room and as Dave said, the blu ray player is great. its our DVD and blu ray player in one and works great.

  3. June 12, 2009 by Jet Li

    I’ve played the ps3 at my friends house and it’s okay.. My friend did not have the best games, and I’m evening saying this about Street Fighters 4. Comparing games like Tekken to Streeet Fighters, Tekken is a lot better- way more moves, as opposed to the 10 or so moves per char in SF4.

  4. July 4, 2009 by Vasishta

    I’ve played it and its a really good console. The blu ray player adds to its “awesumness”. The graphics and detail is really worth the money.

  5. July 15, 2009 by Tim Mason

    The system was very easy to set up. Everything is high quality. The graphics are excellent. It has a large HDD and it can surf the web and stream Youtube video. The games are very good for this console. The design is nice. It has bluetooth conectivety and 2xUSB ports.

    Primarily I bought the PS3 to play Blu-ray movies, and to play on it sometimes, but ended up with using it as a small media-center – internet, music, downloading the images from my digital camera.

    I have had a very nice experience with this system, I have no complaints.

    Pros:
    excellent graphics, large hdd, connectivity

    Cons:
    none really

  6. July 15, 2009 by Ian Connor

    I own a MS Xbox 360 and a PS3 and in my opinion the PS3 is a better console. I had many problems with my Xbox 360 it has even died 2 times, and I had zero issues with my PS3. I just want to play games without worrying about the console dying so in terms of reliability the PS3 clearly wins.

    The online service is completely free. The games run smooth without any lags. The PSN service is similar to Xbox live, but Xbox live is not free, the advantage here is again at PS3s side.

    It has a top-rated Blu-ray player and the movies look beautiful on my old, but quality CRT television.

    I really like almost everything about this console. It is a bit more expensive than the other consoles, but it is worth it’s price.

    Pros:
    free online service, exclusive games, upgradeable hdd, blu-ray

    Cons:
    price

  7. July 28, 2009 by jack

    I own an Xbox,a Wii and a 40G PS3 all in all the ps3 wins hands down as a gaming-multimedia device and if you have a 1080p tv and hdmi cable the image quality cannot be beat.plus online support and things like PsHome and PsStore let you interract with other gamers and purchase or Demo new games i cant think of another system with this much versatillity.

  8. July 30, 2009 by Grave

    i own a PS3 and a Xbox 360 as well as the wii and a few older consoles as well and i mod alot of them and i have to say the ps3 is very modder friendly as well as them giving you instructions on how to add a new HDD on there own website which is very smart unlike the 360 where if you modd anything on it you are eather A banned from online play (unless you have a switch) or B have to reset your console just to play online games. I have to agree with ian on the 360 having to pay for online interactions thats by far the most non user friendly thing on the 360. Then agian the 360 does have good points like you can listen to any music you downloaded to the hdd unlike the ps3. Also the ps3 gives you the option to BUY movies instead of just rent them which is a big plus and not to mention they get movies usally the day it comes to blu-ray or dvd Xbox takes about maybe 2 weeks to get a movie IF that. I watched Punisher: warzone on the ps3 about a month or 2 before it even came on to xbox im sure its licensing agreements but really? Also ps3 gets demos before the games come out xbox only gets demos if the game is eather already out or comes pre-installed on another game disc. They truly have an amazing game library i do however usally only buy single player games that are on both consoles on the ps3 HOWEVER i do buy the multiplayer exclusive ps3 games like killzone 2 etc and sometimes i buy the game for both consoles like i did for resident evil 5 and street fighter 4 as well as fallout 3. I chose the ps3 as it usally has some great sleeper hits like Cross edge and Disgaea 3 and waiting for demons soul. Now dont get me wrong i LOVE my 360 just as much as my ps3 its just that the ps3 has more amenities then the 360 does at this point in time and i see them adding many more in the future as well.

    Pros:
    free online activity, PsHome and trophy interactions + new events, Blu-ray capabale, SD card slots, open to modding without penalty, can buy movies, Decent video game library

    Cons:
    cant listen to music from hdd while in game, Price

  9. August 3, 2009 by bob

    Well I have had my ps3 for almost 2 1/2 years now. Was a 60 gb unit and I had the HD scram on me. I then installed a 320 gb HD and it worked great. I have had playstations since ps1 I have 2 ps2s. Well we had a really bad thunder storm come in last night. I guess lightening hit the house. I went to play a dvd today and turned in on all I heard was some fring and zapping then smoke came out all sides. Well I guess I will give it a proper send off I know the whole thing has got to be shot. I will miss it it’s a great game console.

  10. August 7, 2009 by eric

    The PS3 is the best system value wise hands down. Not only do you get the Blu-Ray player which is the only next gen disk type since HD has died. you get a quality system. A free and high quality online playability. Great games, though not many exclusives because exclusivity is dead. Among other things it is a full entertainment system, not only can you upgrade the hardrive so that it holds more, but then from there you can add movies, music, pictures, and many other media files to it. i have used mine for movies and it’s great. The download option for them is flawless as well. It can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world and provides other options as far as operating systems is concerned. People discounting based on one game they have played don’t have valid opinions in a true sense as it’s not a true overview. I’ve had my system two years, encountered the red ring of death on two 360 systems, had a hard drive fail on the PS3. Considering my PS3 is on about 15 hours a day that is expected, even as a computer. The 360′s died after a year then 4 months respectively. Also, had a Wii but it didn’t have enough games to keep me around. With the firmware updates the PS3 is only getting better as well, with functions continually being added. If you want not only a great gaming system, but a fully functioning entertainment system, the PS3 is the way to go, it may be pricier, but the value and hold up of it is much better comparably to other systems. i recommend the Wii if you are buying for young children only. the older demographic must choose between the 360 and PS3, and it is easily a PS3 in my eyes.Also, you can listen to music in game, it depends on the game but Sony enabled it with a firmware update in February. Some games simply don’t allow it. Killzone 2 is one of many that do. If that’s the only con for you though that’s pretty negligible.

  11. August 16, 2009 by yobani

    I’ve owned a ps3 since it came out and its deffinately the best system out there. This system has a bit of every other system… For example: (hard drive) it got this idea from the Xbox, (Sixaxis) from the Wii, and it added a big feature by adding Blu-Ray… The Ps3 also has free internet, which means you can use internet through Wi-Fi. No Monthly payment like the Xbox. It’s all free. In my opinion its fair to pay the price on the ps3 because it has Blu-Ray. A Blu-Ray player by itself costs more than what you pay for the ps3, so your getting a verygood deal.

    Pros:
    Wi-Fi. No monthly payments. All Free!!!

    Cons:
    None

  12. August 19, 2009 by Josh Moore

    best game system ever made!!!!!

  13. August 28, 2009 by Ivan_PSP

    The PlayStation 3 is definitely the gaming console to own it has the best games the best exclsuives and the most and it has awesome reliability plus an unbeatable price with Blu-ray included. This is a dream come true. I myself have two PS3 the 60GB and the 80GB both play PS2 games. PlayStation is gaming.

    My PSN ID: Ivan-

    Pros:
    Blu-ray
    HD Graphics
    Free Online Service
    Slick Design
    Price

    Cons:
    What did you find were the pros of this product?

  14. August 28, 2009 by weaponx69

    Even though I wish there was a more open game system out there, this is the best of two evils for now. I don’t pay for network hookup. I didn’t have to pay extra to play DVDs. I can rent blue ray without a hi-def tv.

    Pros:
    Cons: Closed proprietary system. I used the install other OS option but its disconnected from Sony

    Cons:
    Pros: Cheapest overall even though initially expensive. I got the first year it came out. I don’t have to pay extra for a lot. Its worth the expensive price because you end up paying for it later with xbox with the add ons and network connection costs.

  15. December 10, 2009 by Jedadiah

    Hi People 1st of all i’m here to tell you about this amazing product the heavenly sony PS3
    This is a must by product I own a wii and to tell you the truth it is not that great of a product the wii mote batteries die all the time and ugh it is HORRIBLE the PS3 is a Lifesaver I got a sharper image projector last Christmas i hooked my PS3 up with it and it played great If you are thinking about the wii don’t give it a shot PS3 instead. Well folks i know it is on the pricey side but let me tell you this is a ***** product so get yourself out and buy a PS3

    Pros:
    Everything, Blue ray DVD, Game Quality , Awesomeness,And Having a great family movie/game night

    Cons:
    Nothing but the price but don’t let it fool ya it is AMAZING

  16. November 11, 2010 by Kevin

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    My reason for buying the 40 GB model of PlayStation 3 was because it was cheaper and I just wanted to try out the various games that are available only for the PlayStation 3 platform. I am quite impressed with it, it is a very powerful gaming console and the games look very good in it, the graphics capabilities are very good. The games like God of War remastered edition work very smooth in PlayStation 3.

    Pros: graphics, gameplay, dvd player
    Cons: limited to 40 GB, model discontinues, no further support

  17. November 11, 2010 by Cameron

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    If you are a serious gamer, you should definitely buy the PlayStation 3, it is absolutely the best. It has awesome graphics which is evident from some of the games that is available for PlayStation 3. Some of the games like God of War remastered edition are absolutely brilliant in PlayStation 3. You can also use it to play the movies you have. The menu and navigation are very good and the video quality is high definition.

    Pros: hardcore gaming, dvd player, High definition
    Cons: console is costly, games are expensive, online play is not working.

  18. November 11, 2010 by Dean

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    PlayStation 3 is tons better than PlayStation 2… it has improved graphics, improved processor and the hardware also received some improvement. The PlayStation 3 looks very sleek and expensive and it is expensive too. I think if Sony has prices PlayStation 3 a little low, it would have sold better. I also like the features like playing BlueRay and DVDs. The online play is smooth and there are lots of players online at all hours so you can get anyone to play with you.

    Pros: great games, HD enabled, BlueRay support
    Cons: costly console and games, regional restrictions, no HALO or gears of wars

  19. November 24, 2010 by Morg

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    I Don’t have this console BUT i played it at my friends house and i really like it and i finnaly decied to chose PS3 instead of xbox 360 cus it has free internet.
    Just wondering i live in england and the price is in dollars does that mean i can’t but it from here?
    please reply

    Pros: Good graphics
    Free online and internet
    High definition ,Blu ray
    Cons: Very high price

  20. December 18, 2010 by tracy

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    i dont have a playstatiion yet ,,but plan on getting one today,i love your site and prices,you are all stars

    Pros: everything
    Cons: nothing

  21. February 2, 2011 by Herod

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    THIS IS THE BEST CONSOLE! XBOX360 HAS WIFI< BUT MONTHLY PAY. IM NOT ALLOWED TO PAY MONTHLY, AND THE WIFI CABLE COST 97.00 AT GAMESTOP. THIS THING HADS BUILT BUILT IN WIFI, BLU RAY, AND HD GAMING.

    Pros: WIFI
    BLU RAT
    GAMES
    Cons: PRICE

  22. April 23, 2011 by DQJ

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    This system is great. You can play many games…even download free demos on the playstaton network. You can join with friends to play in many other games. Or you can get online and play against any random person. You can also watch Blu Ray dvd. This HD Quality is very good and me personally, would rather use this Ps3 than my Dvd player. You can also download music from the internet or insert your own personal Sd card. You can also see pictures and many other cool and fun stuff. Enjoy!

    Pros: Price
    Gaming
    Wifi
    Blu Ray
    HD Quality
    Cons: None

  23. April 25, 2011 by Ryan

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    I saved up and bought a ps3, and its great. Little kids, and older kids can play!

    Pros: WIFI
    Blu-Ray
    Games
    Price isnt bad
    Cons: Price of games
    nothing really

  24. August 22, 2011 by steve d

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    ps3 is a good system overall, cuz theirs alot of good games out 4 u to play.also when u finish a game u can always play a bunch of them cool demos until u save up 4 another game. the demos also let u preview a game that u might want 2 buy,so u dont pay a bunch 4 a game that u think is cool until u play it n it turns into a bad buy. so i think its a good system 2 buy…. i have a Q for anybody that can help… how much would a ps3 be if it didnt have a hard drive with it?

    Pros: good games, lots of cool demos of new and old games, talk 2 friends, wireless internet and its free internet too
    Cons: my playstation got the y.e.o.d so thats pretty much the only bad thing about it.

  25. December 5, 2011 by Chris Moore

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    I own a wii and xbox 360 personally. My mother-in-law bought a playstation 3 because she is a foster parent and likes to have something for the kids. She uses it for netflix all the time and its awesome. Built in wireless is a huge plus. After playing around with her’s for months I have finally decided to buy my own.

    Pros: Awesome graphics, responsive controls, built in wireless, seamless video streaming from netflix
    Cons: Only con I have it the controller. If you set it down wrong or a little too hard the trigger buttons get pushed. Really annoying if your watching a movie. I suggest getting a media remote for it to watch movies etc.

  26. April 4, 2012 by joshua paine

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    it is amazing! look at the price anywere else, cost is very amazing! i give 100000000000000 out of 10.

    Pros: everything
    Cons: none

  27. October 6, 2012 by brayden stringer

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    I have never actually had a ps3 but i play it at my friends houses all of the time and in my opinion its way better then xbox. For one its also a blu ray player, and two it has better graphics and has little big planet and uncharted. But I do also love things on the xbox like halo and kinect but im just a playstation guy.

    Pros: blu ray, graphics, uncharted, little big planet, less problems than xbox 360, free online play
    Cons: no kinect, no halo or minecraft

  28. November 13, 2012 by Gamer4001

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    Hi there! I’ve been reading alot of this and i’ll have to say, that the XBox 360 is the best console for FPS Also callen First Person Shooter games like Call of Duty And Battlefield. The Ps3 Is best console for Games like Mortal kombat, Fifa And all the 3rd person games.
    And im that kinda guy that plays FPS On my XBox and its mutch better than when i play at my friends house!
    So they both are great consoles but, just for different game types, The XBox got more features like can talk in a Party with friends, Even not be in their game! But it costs for playing online, But i think the money is the whole worth. Thanks..

    Pros: What did you find were the pros of this product?
    Cons: What did you find were the cons of this product?

  29. January 5, 2013 by Jason

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    I’ve had my ps3 for 4 yrs now it’s awesome the games are spectacular

    Pros: What did you find were the pros of this product?
    Cons: web browser

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