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GAME excited by new PS3 model

It seems gamers aren't the only people excited about Sony's cheaper 40GB PlayStation 3 as UK retail store GAME has recently given its stamp of approval.

"We feel that this is a very positive move from Sony. The price reduction will make it easier for even more customers to enjoy the incredible gaming experience you get with a PS3," said GAME Commercial Director Tricia Brennan. "There are more games consoles available than ever before, and today's price cut means they all represent amazing value for money when you consider the incredible technology and sheer volume of entertainment that they offer."

It's great to see retailers rallying behind Sony, and we're sure the company welcomes the positive feedback as it tries to downplay the significance of the 40GB's slimmed down feature set.

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1. I, even moreso now, am elated to be an early adopter and owner of a 60GB PS3 with the PS2 emotion engine and full BC. Rouge Galaxy, FFXII, Okami, and many more are mine for the taking!

In short, I hope they fix the BC issues if this makes it stateside: if news gets out, $100 won't be enough to pull in prospective buyers.

Posted at 11:10PM on Oct 7th 2007 by Kattleox

2. I dont think its a big deal.. Core 360 users dont have BC unless they pony up for the HDD.. same situation. If they want BC, they can go for the higher end model.. same situation.

Posted at 11:43PM on Oct 7th 2007 by phattie

3. It's not really a price cut if it's a whole new sku, but whatever. Same idea I guess.

Posted at 12:02AM on Oct 8th 2007 by H2Os

4. @2 Not /quite/ the same. If you get the 40gb, you can't get backward compatibility in the same unit. Ever. You can get a ps2 for the price of the 360's hard drive, or use that to get the PS3 model with BC.

That said. I hardly use the BC in my 60 gig and if you're buying a PS3 to play PS2 games, you're dumb. You can get a PS2 for a quarter of the cost. Buy a PS3 for PS3 games and (here's the part where you need an IQ over 6) don't throw your PS2 away. That simple.

Posted at 12:09AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Trev

5. It's a little different actually. Xbox never had the super elite set of games the PS2 had.

I've used my BC on my 60Gigger quite a lot, replaying lots of MGS and GoW titles and whatnot. Its always good to venture back into those days =).

Posted at 12:21AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Dahk

6. I guess 40GB is for PS2 owners and 80GB is for new comers. I got my 60GB and I'm going to get a PS2 if when it drops to $99.

Posted at 1:07AM on Oct 8th 2007 by ruibing

7. Well, hopefully Sony releases a pure software emulator in the future for the 40GB systems, their plan all along was to remove the ps2 chips when the software emulator got good enough. Obviously, they need the cheaper system now, rather than when the emulator is running decently. At worst, it's not like a ps2 is hard to find... still BC is nice to have, especially when you can help pay for the ps3 by trading in the ps2. :)

Posted at 1:18AM on Oct 8th 2007 by apease

8. i think its a good idea bcuz most people dont use bc yeah i know there r people that do but most people dont

Posted at 1:20AM on Oct 8th 2007 by tmont90

9. I think this is what happens when they lost Ken Kutaragi and instead have a westerner in a Japanese based company. Instead of quality, they are now shortsighted and care more about the profit margin. Why can't they take the old 20GB and 60GB, replace them with software emulation, and make those the 40GB and 80GB respectively?

Posted at 2:46AM on Oct 8th 2007 by ruibing

10. For me I don't care that the price drop is coming I'm getting it for free any way.... :)

Posted at 3:10AM on Oct 8th 2007 by THA1icarus

11. Hey guys,
I think that the 40 GB Hard drive is very big disadvantage in this new model.

What disappoints you in this package? Take this poll:

Posted at 6:29AM on Oct 8th 2007 by josh83

12. Wow, all that negativity... Lets just be happy. It's gonna sell a ton of systems. That translates to more games for those who couldn't link the two together.

Posted at 7:33AM on Oct 8th 2007 by glassd

13. For those keeping track...

No 7 local Controllers
No Dual HDMI Ports
No 100% Backwards Compatibility

No Backwards Compatibility, period

Is there anything that the PS3 does that Sony promised it will do?

The 360 arguments about backwards compatibility now are moot. The 360 is going into its THIRD holiday season now with a big pile of new games including Halo 3 and Bioshock. The PS3 is going into its second holiday without a single must have exclusive title.

I'd be hating life if the PS3 was my only console. At least it plays Blu-Ray movies, that's the only reason it isn't gathering dust.

Posted at 7:47AM on Oct 8th 2007 by kazsayswhat

14. @ kazsayswaht : you know there are people who like to play different stuff than FPS games. Games like Uncharted, Ratchett & Clank, Heavenly Sword etc.

BC is still there but Sony has now given people an option to get a much cheaper model for 400 euro, a model that is perfectly suited for people that already have a PS2 (about 110 million last time I checked) or don't care about BC.

I don't see anything wrong with that, the only people constantly whining about it seems to be a bunch of fanboys from competing systems.

For all the people that wanted the PS3 but also wanted BC they got a 100 euro (or 75 pounds) pricedrop. For a 100 euro more than the 40 GB deal they get BC, an extra controller and two games. An even better deal to be honest.

Posted at 8:05AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Egster

15. When you buy a Ps3 your first intention is to play ps3 games mainly not ps2 so, for those that are looking to buy ps3 to play ps2 games it quite dumb I had to say so, if I were you guys just kept the ps2 to play ps2 games and having a ps3 is to play ps3 games. Anyway there are two or three models that are much more attractive to buyer (consumers) and that is 40gb for those ps2 owner who wants to upgrade to ps3 and 60gb (80gb) is for new comers who want to enjoy both ps2 and ps3 games, and that probably the reason why Sony make these SKU and than deplete the 60gb model so they would focus both new comers and ps2 owners

Posted at 8:27AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Mr.X

16. LOL So what happen to all those promises about being backward compatable???

Can someone explain this to me, wasn't the 360 getttin it's butt rang a new one when it wasn't fully 100% BC???

But Now since it's the PS3 it's OK???
I don't get it... Do you fanboys just go with the flow or what???

How's that Brainwashing working out for ya....

OK Blind Fanboys Thanks for all your Support!!!

Posted at 9:03AM on Oct 8th 2007 by TRUTH

17. TRUTH you're the only blind fanboy in this topic. As are all your other posts on PS3Fanboy.

Posted at 9:06AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Egster

18. kazsayswhat...

since when has there not been 7 local controllers?

and since when have you played a game where you NEEDED 7 local controllers anyways?

Posted at 9:13AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Justin

19. I'm waiting for a more expansive PS3.. one with 2/3 HDMI connectors and a bigger and faster HDD. Especially when Sony is gonna start the PVR service in Europe next year.

Posted at 9:40AM on Oct 8th 2007 by Just me..

20. No BC. Sorry No sale. Way too many older games too play especially with the lack of top notch good ones.

Posted at 9:41AM on Oct 8th 2007 by RangerPrimeX

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