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I am buying a PS3 sometime soon and I need your help (yes, you! ) deciding which one to get. I currently have like $200 bucks on me which means I can get a used 40-80 GB 1st generation one right now off of eBay, or I can get $300 and get the 2nd generation one brand new. Only problem is that I need to wait until May to get the extra $100.

Which would you guys recommend? Does the second generation one have a lot of advantages over the older one?
Edited by ComradeNF - 4/26/11 at 5:47pm
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I hope you don't plan on using the PSN.
    
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Unless it has PS2 backward compatibilty, you definitely want the second gen slim. It does the same as the 1 st gen non backward compatible ps3s, but it uses less power and is smaller.

BTW: You know that the online is down right now right?
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I would say go for the 1st gen one. Personally, I like the aesthetics of the original ps3 better than the new one and the technical differences are minor. The only thing is an original ps3 probably won't be under warranty.
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If you plan on using ps1/ps2 games a fair bit then going for the older gen is better (Note: Not all 1st gens are backwards compatible!). But if not I'd say grab a new slim one with a bigger hard drive and you'll be set. There's random stuff about PSN network atm (check the news section) though that shouldn't be an issue for you since it'll be fixed shortly and you don't have an account.
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I'd say buy the 2nd Gen, because IIRC, it isn't prone to the YLOD
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If you plan on using ps1/ps2 games a fair bit then going for the older gen is better (Note: Not all 1st gens are backwards compatible!). But if not I'd say grab a new slim one with a bigger hard drive and you'll be set. There's random stuff about PSN network atm (check the news section) though that shouldn't be an issue for you since it'll be fixed shortly and you don't have an account.
Yeah I have heard quite a bit about that. I have an Xbox though so I will use that for my gaming needs. The PS3 will be more of a media server.
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My preference will always be the Fatty PS3s with the EE inside. I have one in my closet that I'm waiting to get fixed (YLOD).

If you don't care about the backward compatibility, the slims are good. Quieter than the fatties.
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Yeah I have heard quite a bit about that. I have an Xbox though so I will use that for my gaming needs. The PS3 will be more of a media server.
Definitely get the slim then. Quieter + More hdd storage space for movies etc.
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Wait for PSN to come back online before dumping money into a PS3.
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