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I might go along with this because I hardly play my PS3. I don't have the same enthusiasm to play games on it like I used to because many of the games fail to make a lasting appeal. I am pretty sceptical of most console gaming, though, the latest Nintendo handheld, the 3DS, makes an appeal because it has games that I want to play. I like the 360 a little bit because of the cross-compatibility with Windows and Xbox; I also like the online service, the arcade games, and even some games like Forza 4, but I have no intention on buying another Xbox 360. But, like the old saying, "Once you're black, you could never go back.", I like to say, "Once a PC gamer, always a PC gamer."

Anyway, onto the subject, my PS3 might end up with the same fate as my old Wii, because it is collecting dust and the only use I have for it is Blu-Ray, which I don't get to use much even with the price of BD movies dropping. But, I cannot be convinced that 5-year-old technology can be the best Blu-Ray player.

I might sell my PS3, games, accessories, and other peripherals and devices and if I accumulate enough, I might purchase a new graphics card just in time for Skyrim.

Your thoughts?

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I never play on my ps3 only netflix and blu ray
    
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You can also keep it to occasionally do the blu-ray and games and just fold it between then. Your graphics card is pretty bad though.
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Sell it if you are not planning to watch Blue Ray movies. I say sell it because most of the time I want to sell something that I havn't used in a while and I say I'll use it somtime in the future turns to a dust collector. So... Get some money out of it.
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If you see no value in it, sell it. Think long and hard before you do, though. I'm keeping mine for two reasons: 1; great media player (BD)... which is a faulty reason as I now use my laptop a lot, 2; GTA V. Mainly GTA V. I want it day 1.

If you see no reason to keep it, don't.

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But, like the old saying, "Once you're black, you could never go back.", I like to say, "Once a PC gamer, always a PC gamer."
Umm... "Once a ___, always a ____" is its own saying. lol
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I recently bought a new PC (sig rig) and the only reason I still keep my PS3 around nowadays is for the exclusives (*cough* Uncharted *cough*) and racing games and also as a media centre. DLNA streaming from PC to PS3 is easy and awesome.
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Well, I have no use for my PS3 now that I got this Blu-Ray drive:

I am glad LG is making Blu-Ray drives that read, write, and rewrite.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...t-_-27-136-239
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I recently bought a new PC (sig rig) and the only reason I still keep my PS3 around nowadays is for the exclusives (*cough* Uncharted *cough*) and racing games and also as a media centre. DLNA streaming from PC to PS3 is easy and awesome.
I'm the same way as this guy, the exclusives are fantastic. If you're into gaming you should really make sure you've checked out some of the best games on any platform (in my opinion) that you really can't get elsewhere before you sell:

-Heavy Rain
-Demon's Souls
-Uncharted 2 and 3

I was pc only for a long time, but I love the exclusives, once I'm immersed the gameplay is what is best. And I enjoy the simplicity of the experience as a change up from pc gaming.
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I was going to sell my ps3, but I decided to keep it so I can play it when my friends come over, or when I want to play a really good exclusive game (e.g. Uncharted). Or to simply play games that I don't really like playing on pc, like sports games.
     
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Anyway, onto the subject, my PS3 might end up with the same fate as my old Wii, because it is collecting dust and the only use I have for it is Blu-Ray, which I don't get to use much even with the price of BD movies dropping. But, I cannot be convinced that 5-year-old technology can be the best Blu-Ray player.
You'd be hard pressed to find a Bluray player that has the level of support the PS3 has. It may not load discs as fast as some new high end players, but nearly every new feature (whether its 3D, online interaction, etc) has been added to the PS3 through firmware updates. My point is, this 5 year old tech is still one of the best BR devices you can buy.

I dont play many games at all on my PC or PS3, but I am keeping the PS3 for BR.
 
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