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Title says it all. I literally paced around gamestop for an hour on saturday trying to decide what to do (to the growing annoyance of the poor sales staff).

Still can't make up my mind. Here's a few factors that may or may not matter:

i) I can afford it.
ii.) I don't have an HDTV
iii.) I don't have a Wii/360

It's nothing I 'have' to do, but a nagging little want in the back of my head just won't shut up about it. I haven't owned a console in years, and I'd like to get one again. The 360 feels dated, to say nothing of the Wii. PS3 looks good on paper but I'm not sure if it's worth buying.
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ahhhh... I have hundreds of opinions I could throw your way, but the simplest answer right now based on the argument you have given is:

Get an HDTV first...


I really hate to say that, because getting an HDTV involves A LOT of work and time and money getting HD content, etc. BUT, I have played PS3 on a standard TV, a commodore monitor, and my 47" Vizio LCD, and I really must say that seeing your sig rig tells me that you will not be able to appreciate ANYTHING the PS3 has to offer you without some kind of HDTV. Any other questions about this I would be happy to answer with 0 fanboyism, as I have a gaming PC, 360, wii, ps3, 2 tvs and 2 hdtvs.
Edited by bgbop15 - 6/16/08 at 12:20pm
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well, concerning the PS3,

a very informative little video...
    
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I own all three and the order of use is:

360
PS3
Wii

What type of games do you play? I think that will dictate which system to get.

I do agree, get an HDTV.
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ii.) I don't have an HDTV

Defiantly not worth it. The PS3 really needs an HDTV. I just tried my ps3 on a standard def, you really can't play the games very well. It's not just that they don't look good, but you can't see anything more then 5 inches infront of you in standard def.
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post #6 of 34
IF your monitor is hdcp compliant and preferrably with an hdmi input, and you like gorgeous graphics in games, and you like movies (blu-ray is truly amazing), and you want to use the ps3 for upscaling your dvd movies to look better than they already are... *breath*... and you want an awesome folding-machine then YES get a ps3.

IMHO

Oh... and MGS4, well, what can I say heh

[edit] I think your monitor has hdmi, so yeah go for it!

TV is highly overrated, y'know
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Well looks like you have a Very good PC and really PS3 and 360 if for people like me were PC is not high end. Withough HDTV the PS3 looks like playing a PS2.
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post #8 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mmansueto View Post
I own all three and the order of use is:

360
PS3
Wii

What type of games do you play? I think that will dictate which system to get.

I do agree, get an HDTV.
Personally I think it isL

PS3
360
Wii

however, that is just my opinion. Personally for a first time console gamer I would get a 360 due to the fact that there is an endless supply of games for it.

However MGS4 is quite possibly the single best game I have ever played and if that doesn't make you want to buy it then nothing will.

Assassins Creed
COD4
Resistance
Drakes Fortune
Motorstorm
Splinter Cell DA
GTA IV
MGS4
Fight Night Round 3

All awesome games available on the PS3. Most are available on the 360 as well, but that doesn't have MGS4 Honestly, I think that game is about as close to perfect as we will see for many years.
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for me personally, i prefer the 360 because of the online playability, its second to none. honestly my ps3 doesnt get used other than for playing BDs, and some ps2 games. i cant advise anybody to get a ps3 to use as a gaming console.
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