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So today I plan on buying a PS3, mainly because of GTA IV, but also because the only other console I have right now is a Wii and want to try something different. I'm curious on to what I should get. I already have a copy of GTA IV and GT5-P, but I was thinking of getting Condemned 2 since I played the first one and loved it (despite screaming like a girl a few times and breaking out into a cold sweat). But I don't know what else to get! Hell, I'm still not sure if I want a 40/60/80GB PS3! Help a very confused person know what exactly to get! Thanks
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Your only option is a 40GB unless you buy a used 20/60/80GB used from someone, or wait until June for the MGS4 80GB Bundle. I just bought a 40GB one the other day actually and a bigger hard drive. I recommend the bluetooth remote if you're into movies. Otherwise, get a HDMI or component cable for it.
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If you want to play a lot of PS2 games on it, I suggest the 60GB. If you are never going to play a PS2 game on it, the 40GB will be fine for you.
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Your only option is a 40GB unless you buy a used 20/60/80GB used from someone, or wait until June for the MGS4 80GB Bundle. I just bought a 40GB one the other day actually and a bigger hard drive. I recommend the bluetooth remote if you're into movies. Otherwise, get a HDMI or component cable for it.
Wait, so the PS3 does or does not come with an HDMI cable?

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If you want to play a lot of PS2 games on it, I suggest the 60GB. If you are never going to play a PS2 game on it, the 40GB will be fine for you.
The only PS2 games I want to play are both the Katamari Damacy games. Other than the extra USB ports and backward compatibility, is there any other benefit to the 60GB and 80GB versions?
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The 60GB is same as the 80GB except for the HDD size and the way it plays PS2 games. The 60GB should work with 99% of PS2 games, the 80GB plays around 80%. The 40GB plays 0% and the 20GB plays about the same as the 60GB model.

The 40, 60 and 80 all have internal Wifi and card slots. The 60 and 80 have chrome trim. I've heard that the 40 and 80 have a quieter fan, but the fan in my 60GB is pretty quiet.
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The 60GB is same as the 80GB except for the HDD size and the way it plays PS2 games. The 60GB should work with 99% of PS2 games, the 80GB plays around 80%. The 40GB plays 0% and the 20GB plays about the same as the 60GB model.

The 40, 60 and 80 all have internal Wifi and card slots. The 60 and 80 have chrome trim. I've heard that the 40 and 80 have a quieter fan, but the fan in my 60GB is pretty quiet.
So in your opinion, which model should I get? They all cost around the same (60 and 80 are refurbs from Sony)
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I'd get the 60GB, since it is the best for features. You can swap a HDD easily if you need more space later.
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I'd probably wait for the MGS edition if your a fan. If not, the 40 GB is just fine if you dont play ps2 games. I have the 20GB and the 40GB, both are secks.
    
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Wait, so the PS3 does or does not come with an HDMI cable?
It doesn't come with an HDMI cable, only crappy composite cables (yellow, red, white).
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You can order an HDMI cord from newegg or monoprice, extremely cheap.
    
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