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I played some old games like Crash Bandicoot and Toy Story on my Playstation with my nephew a few days ago, and I remembered how much fun consoles can be, I've neglected them for so long, just out of pure ignorance.
My only concern is, I'm short on money, and I have no big TV, so all I have is my 24" monitor (which is HDCP compatible) on my table, and here in Europe, a PS3 costs around 225€ new, plus I'd want 1-2 games and another controller probably, all that add up to around 300€, which is kind of a lot for me at the moment. Obviously you can't decide for me what's worth it and what's not, but at least you throw a guess, if a PS3 is still worth the money? Haven't games already squeezed everything out of their hardware, maybe there's a PS4 coming down the line soon?
I'd rather not waste 300€ for a PS now when there is a new one coming in like 2 years.
What do you guys think?

Also on a side note, my monitor only has DVI, and no speakers, is there a way to connect the audio parallel to video?
The new slim only allows for HD resolution with the HDMI port, but I'm unsure whether the other ports for audio will be active, or if there even are other ports for that, I'd need to connect it analogically preferably.

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post #2 of 48
You will buy it, play it for a few weeks, then probably regret it. Also, there will almost defiantly be a new Playstation/Xbox console in the next 2 years.
Up to you, but if money is tight as you say it is - then I wouldn't bother.

Well, I personally wouldn't bother even if I did have money to spend, lol. But it's your money and your decision.

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Between my PC, 360 and PS3. I only play games on my xbox that my friends are getting so I have people to play with (which are very few like nhl and halo) I use my PC for everything else and my PS3 collects dust and plays some blurays from time to time.

with the new consoles coming out soon I would just wait for them or until there is some sort of huge sale on the current consoles and buy it then for a lot cheaper
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If you mainly want to play older games, Emulate them, I brought parasite eve 2 on PSN and i played it for like 10 minutes because its stuck in a square box as ps1 games are not remastered, There just emulated badly anyway, any pc with a dual core plus will be able to fully emulate the ps1 at 1080p

The other thing is games on consoles are not fun these days, as there all simplified with regen health and crap, You could just buy a ps2 and play ps1 and ps2 games happily biggrin.gif

Also on my ps3 i have a HDMI to DVI cable, Good quality too and that cost like £3 from amazon, But then you will need to use your scart cable to plug into some separate speakers you have
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But it is possible to use the AV out for sound and HDMI for video?
Anyway, it seems pretty much everyone thinks 300€ is a pretty heavy price tag for a console as old as a PS3, and to be honest I have to agree.
None of my friends even play PS3 anyway, more people on the xbox, and I'm for sure not going to pay 250€ for a xbox, I have a strong feeling that Microsoft will push out a new console in the next years, hardware on the xbox being as limited as it is.
I think my best bet is to wait for the next new console from Microsoft or Sony, 300€ for Gran Turismo for 1-2 years is too much.
Maybe by then I'll have an actual television lol.
Any suggestions for PC racing games? Except Dirt 2/3.

Thanks for the replies guys!
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How do these PC fanboys get in the PS3 section everytime?

Why don't you just try and get a used PS3 SLIM off Ebay with a few games? Currently in the UK there's great deals on new PS3s on Ebay due to GAME selling them cheap.

Wether it is worth it is down to you. Even if the PS4 might come out in 1 or 2 years they will support the PS3 for a long time like they still support the PS2. If you play quite a lot of games on it, it'll be worth it. If you don't then it isn't worth it anywhere in the lifecycle of the PS3.

And the sound can be sent through the optical port for a receiver, surround set or headset. I have always done it that way.
 
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But it is possible to use the AV out for sound and HDMI for video?
Anyway, it seems pretty much everyone thinks 300€ is a pretty heavy price tag for a console as old as a PS3, and to be honest I have to agree.
None of my friends even play PS3 anyway, more people on the xbox, and I'm for sure not going to pay 250€ for a xbox, I have a strong feeling that Microsoft will push out a new console in the next years, hardware on the xbox being as limited as it is.
I think my best bet is to wait for the next new console from Microsoft or Sony, 300€ for Gran Turismo for 1-2 years is too much.
Maybe by then I'll have an actual television lol.
Any suggestions for PC racing games? Except Dirt 2/3.
Thanks for the replies guys!

yes. you can definitely do this. my reciever didnt have HDMI as it was much older than my TV. you just have to set audio to component or optical and video to HDMI. the ps3 can split the signal.
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demon's souls alone makes it worth it.
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There are plenty of exclusive games for PS3. It's totally worth it.

Infamous, Uncharted, Killzone, Valkyria Chronicles, Deamon's Soul's, Dark Souls... and plenty more.

Best part about buying a PS3 now is you can buy your games right off PSN and install the full PS3 games to your hard drive just like steam. So you don't have to jump through hoops ordering the games off ebay and such.
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I owned a slim PS3 for ages. Only console i play besides the wii. But with twisted metal, uncharted series, jack & daxter collection, god of war etc even devil may cry collection coming out soon. You can't pass up on a PS3, and let me tell ya Uncharted 3 is amazing. Far as xbox i wouldn't waist $2 in that crap, but i prefer PC gaming but since I'm currently building my new rig my PS3 has been serving it's purpose again and again. But it does amaze me how uncharted 3 looks though on old hardware, another reason why i love exclusives.
    
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