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Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by BIV, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Announced today:
    A couple vids at the link:
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09...FNAME_7521_376131_376180&utm_content=15539969
     
  2. bauer time

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    My first generation PS3 Fatty is still kicking.
     
  3. LZMF1

    LZMF1 Semi-Eviscerated

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    lucky you! my OG one shit the bed after running folding@home 24/7 for literally 2 years. my current one only gets switched on when i feel like playing something and i haven't done that in a while.
     
  4. stellarcomics

    stellarcomics Registered User

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    My 2008 model died almost exactly a year ago (yellow light of death). Replaced it with a slim model last year; hope this one doesn't kick the bucket any time soon.
    Warning; do a system backup on your PS3 to an external HD from time to time! If your PS3 dies, you can't get your files from it to put onto the new one.
     
  5. Douche McGee

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    Isn't this the fourth iteration of the system they've put out? I'm kinda surprised that people are still buying them new. It's been out for almost 6 years. I could understand have a new design when they have a new console because people will buy the old one for cheaper games, but it seems odd that there is enough of a demand to warrant a redesign. I'm sure the production costs are cheaper, but why make a big deal out of it if that's the only reason to do it. Just put them out.
     
  6. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    They are nearing the end of the console cycle. There will be a gap where quite a few people cannot afford the new system but PS3's will be dying. They probably have another 2 good years on this thing before they stop production.

    Remember how long they made PS2's?
     
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    When the Sega Genesis came out, Atari continued to manufacturer and sell the 2600
     
  9. Douche McGee

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    I understand that they have remodeled all of their previous systems, they find cheaper ways to manufacture it so more people buy them new with a lower price-point, but it seems like they've been doing it every 18 months with the PS3.
     
  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    This seems topical:

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09...FNAME_7671_385693_385754&utm_content=15539969
     
  11. Douche McGee

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    I'm still thinking the next-gen launches will be announced E3 of next year and released about 2 years from now.
     

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