Originally Posted by Shadowesh
I am soon to be returning to my home country, the United Provinces of Canada after about a month of studying in another country. I'm ready to blow some cash after being away and I was thinking of getting a PS3. I was fortunate enough to find a good deal online for a spankin' new 320GB slim online bundled with three games for a reasonable price of $300 before tax (reasonable for me).
However after doing some research I found out that the PS3 seems to have reached the end of it's cycle, Sony tending to release a new console every 6 years, 2012 being the sixth year since the release of the PS3. now I have heard rumors about the "PS4" coming out Christmas of 2013, while others have said the PS3 won't be replaced until 2016. If a new one is coming out soon, I don't want to waste my money now and have to buy another console.
On the other hand, I have also heard that they are releasing a new slimmer version of the PS3 (which is fine by me, I dont care if I miss out on something newer of the same model) which my instincts tell me is a sign that maybe Sony isn't going to release a new console anytime soon. Why release a slimmer version of your current console if you are just going to release a new console in a years time?
So right now I am unsure if I should buy a PS3 now or just wait. I already own a Xbox 360(xbox live fees are a **** though so i dont play it much) and I mosty play PC games, but there are some pretty titles I've wanted to try for awhile now and many of my friends own a PS3 and only a few own a Xbox. I think the free Internet might also encourage me to play more. Other features like blu-ray and stuff I probably wont use cause I have a theatre set.
So what do you guys think? Is this a good time to buy a PS3 at this time or not? If not I'll probably spend the money elsewhere (new microphone, or something of the sort). OCN members tend to have a better idea of when products come out, with new pc hardware coming out daily, so I decided to ask you guys.
PS I know there are many threads already about this but I wanted people's opinion on my particular situation.
PPS Sorry for the atrocious typing, damn iPad is impossible to type well on.