PlayStation 3, Keeping it or Ditching it?


Let me start by saying that I know not everyone can keep their PlayStation 3 due to financial reasons, but here’s why I’ll be keeping my PS3.

The Apps
Even if this console could not play any games it is still an awesome system for apps. Being able to use this device just as a Blu-ray player or even just a Netflix only device is awesome. You can hardwire this to your modem for a great connection or it’s WiFi ready. It would make an awesome addition to a basement where you cannot run cable to, or a kid’s room to limit what they are watching. The PS3 will turn any TV into a smart TV. Also do not forget all the other apps like Amazon, YouTube, NHL, MLB and Hulu just to name a few. I can tell you that my PS3 will be going into my bedroom where I cannot run cable, where my wife and I will be able to enjoy Netflix from the comfort of our bed.

The Games (Digital and Physical)
With or without PlayStation Plus (if you do not have PS Plus I think you’re crazy, but we will talk about that later on) there are plenty of games that I am sure you or I have not played. There are some games that will be only on the PlayStation 3 Store (at least for now) and you won’t be able to play these games anywhere else. With close to 70 million PS3 consoles sold over the last seven years, I Feel that there will still be some Third Party developers making games over the next few years. Sony did commit to support the PS3 for ten years like they did the PS2.  If you are anything like me, you have a pretty extensive back log of games you own that need to be played and then there’s the list of games you want to buy, but do not because of the above mentioned list.

Unannounced Games
This is all speculation by me but I feel that Sony has maybe 6-12 games that they have not revealed yet because Sony is laser focused on the PS4 from now thru the holidays.  Do not get me wrong, there are plenty of games coming out between now and this holiday to play on PlayStation 3: Beyond: Two Souls, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus, but I still feel there will be more that we do not know about. Remember, God Of War II came to PS2 after the PS3 launched.

Resale Value
How much could you really get for the Console via trade or private sale?  As we get closer and closer to the November 15th release of PlayStation 4, the value for the system will continue to decline.  Heck you can now buy a brand new PS3 for $199.99. Granted it has a tiny hard drive, but it’s still $199.99 for a brand new console without the risk of a used system crashing or something breaking.

PlayStation Plus
Like I mentioned before if you do not have this service I think you’re crazy. One of the best values in gaming, The Instant Game Collection, Cloud Storage, discounts and auto-updates all are great features. Also the fact that you will not have to buy PS Plus separately for the PS4 makes this an amazing service. For $50 a year you get all the above mentioned features for your PS3, PS Vita and your PS4. I also feel that the Instant Game Collection will continue to get better on the PS3 after the release of the PS4.

So let me know your thoughts. Are you keeping your PS3? Selling it? Keeping it because you’re a collector? Let’s talk about it in the comments and on the Forums.

Written by Dave Hunt

Dave Hunt

Podcast Co-Host
Reviewer/Features Writer

Helping people in games is the most fun I have ever had.

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