which ps3 ??

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  1. Ad22uk

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    Hi guys

    getting a ps3 been offered 2 one for 600 including 3 games which is a HK version and the over is a jap version for 550 with one game both are the 60 gig

    would i be better of with the jap or hk version ?? :confused:

    cheers
     
  2. Paddy328

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    They are the same machine are they not? I thought it was either a jap one an american one.
     
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    jap
     
  4. jogon

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    They're both a bit pricey. Are both consoles here in the UK?
     
  5. Ad22uk

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    yeah both machines i can collect tonight?

    im sure ive read some where that u can play region 2 dvds on a jap model ?
     
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    Not bad then. At least you won't have to shell out for import tax & delivery. I was under the impression that both consoles were the same. But I did hear somewhere that consoles made in China were having more problems with functioning than say consoles made in Japan. God knows how true this rumour is though. ????
     
  7. Dave2

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    those sound like good prices I paid 550 for a US 60gb with 3 games and extra controller. Just waiting for it to get delivered :(
     
  8. Ad22uk

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    thanks

    So which one do u all think i should go for the hk or jap model ?
     
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    go for the cheapest, i think they are the same machine with different stickers on.
     
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    Do you have a 360 yet, Have you thought maybe buying a premiem plus 4 TOP games and a extra wireless controller could be a better idea? (340)

    Yes the PS3 is potentionaly a fantastic console but at the moment its just a BluRay player with two good games.

    If you dont have a 360 think about it and forget the PS3 hype for about six months, After six months maybe one may out do the other, But as we speak the 360 is by far the better machine.
     
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    Oh i think Dave2 just explained the PS3 and Xbox 360 better than i could ever have :rolleyes: :smashin:
     
  12. Ad22uk

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    but to be fair the one for 600 with more games is a better buy 2 more games for a extra 50

    maybe i should just go for that one....

    Cheers
     
  13. Ad22uk

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    already have a xbox 360 and have been waiting for mircosoft to fix it been waiting over 8 weeks for them to sort the thing out 3 flashing red lights! i ve kinda given up on it now tbh
     
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    Ahh yes, i would go for the games, atleast you will ahve something to play :)
     
  15. jogon

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    I guess it depends which games are included. Not really worth it if they're crap ones you're not gonna play.
     
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    If you get a Jap console, wont most of the games be in Japanese?

    Or is there an English option?

    Are the Jap or US games cheaper?

    Thanks.
     
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    no games will be in english same as the machine

    Also the games will be cheap to buy from the us or japan
     
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    The HK models come with a 220V power supply altough that doesn't really matter as they are multi voltage anyway. I do believe HK is region 3 for normal DVD's so more then likely normal UK region 2 DVD's will not play on an HK console. For Blu-ray it is the same region as Japan and the US.
     
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    A Japanese PS3 will play region 2 NTSC dvd's. My understanding is that it won't play UK R2 PAL dvd's though.

    If the games are all decent in the £600 bundle it's probably the better deal & you'd be hard pushed to buy 2 games for £50 from a UK seller.
     
  20. Ad22uk

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    ended up getting the local one after reading about some of the disc drives errors so it would be easier to return.....

    got it with genji for 555

    played it last night and was very impressed !


    any your right about the dvds they dont work :- (
     
  21. lokideviluk

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    If your willing to run Linux on your machine you can get your DVDs to work that way, but then its alot of hassle and we all likely have either a DVD player or PS2 anyway.

    Personally Im actually happier with the ability to play both Jap and American Blue-rays. What with the prices from abroad being the same if not cheaper than here.
     
  22. >Jaz<

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    Sorry - I'm a bit nooby, but got a few questions.

    Is there an advantage in getting a Jap/Us over each other?

    I know Jap can play PAL DVDs via Linux, but can the US version.

    And will both consoles have the same language options in games?

    :lesson:

    Last one!

    Is &#163;380 good for 20GB [Jap] and &#163;420 for 60GB? [US]

    Many thanks all!
     
  23. Ad22uk

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    would of thought they will all pay pal if they have linux so u might as well go for the us 60 gb for 420 any games come with that??
     
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    No :S I'm looking on fleabay uk, should I be looking on the US bay?

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes, that's where i got mine from.
     
  26. Ad22uk

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    if u getting one sent over dont forget you will have to pay taxes once it gets to customs

    i paid 550 for mine from a uk seller with one game but i can give u the chaps email or phone number if ur interest in the one for 600 including 3 games and a extra pad?
     
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    Oh, I'd like the email/bay ID. Many thanks!

    And can't you dodge customs by sticking things like "Fragile vase" and stuff?

    :p
     
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    Sorry for double post:

    found one on UK bay for &#163;420 inc del. from USA. - 60GB - is this good value for what they're going for now?

    Oh and Happy New Year - almost! ;)
     
  29. jogon

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    I got mine on UK ebay for £375 delivered. 60 GB Japan version no games or extras. I think £420 isn't bad though, a couple of weeks ago they were selling for £100-200 more than that.
     
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    Thanks. I'd prefer to get a US console though, as all the language is british, unless that option is in most/all of Japanese games?

    Not sure if there is any other advantages?

    Thanks for getting back to me :)
     

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