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Old 10-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Gamestop Offering Deep Discounts For PS3 And 360 Ahead Of Next Console Generation

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Patient gamers out there can finally rejoice. If you’ve been putting off getting a particular console for years now, Gamestop is about to have some sales so deep, you might not be able to pass them up. Ahead of the launch of Sony's SNE -1.67% PS4 and Microsoft's MSFT +1.45% Xbox One, Gamestop is knocking down the price both companies’ old systems.

From October 11 to October 24 the original Xbox 360 is on sale for $99.99 (previously $129.99) and the Xbox 360 Slim 4 GB system is $119.99 (previously $179.99). Used PS3 hardware is on sale for $149.99 (previously $259.99).

Though many reading this likely own either an Xbox 360 or a PS3 at this point, most will likely not own both, which is the sort of thing that leads to the incredibly divisive “fanboy camps” as one side fails to realize the benefits of the other, simply because they don’t own the system. Video gaming is an expensive hobby, and many players will only be able to afford one console, which at a few hundred dollars each, is understandable.

But now? It might be time to cross over to the other side and see what you’ve been missing. This is especially relevant because the next generation of systems will not be backward compatible. In other words, the only way many players will be able to play classic PS3 or 360 games is to actually own the consoles. Until the ultra-HD re-releases, of course.

This situation happened to me a few years ago when after years of being an Xbox 360 loyalist, I finally realized I could afford a PS3 as well. That lead to a video game revelation for me, as I got to play games I’d long been missing out on, from God of War to Uncharted to Heavy Rain and more. If I was in the other camp, I’m sure I would have had fun finally getting to play through all of Gears of War and Halo.

Getting each of these systems for $100-$150 is a steal. And even better, most of their “classic” titles can be picked up for pretty cheap at this point, as it’s been years since their release. For “new era” exclusive classics like The Last of Us, the price point will still remain high, but if you pick up a PS3 and keep up your patient streak, the cost will drop eventually.

I don’t work for Gamestop and I’m not necessarily trying to push their specific sale. Rather, I think owning multiple systems can go a long way to bridging these sort of inane brand fanboy divides that make no sense to me. As soon as I owned both a 360 and a PS3, I stopped avidly defending one and attacking the other as I realized both had their pros and cons. And I’m going to buy both a One and a PS4 so I can try and continue to have a balanced perspective of what’s out there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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I had been thinking of picking up a 360, but most of the great games are also on PS3, and when it boils down to the exclusives I feel like PS3 has more variety since I'm not an FPS junkie.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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Yes it wad indeed the yellow light of death so it is repaired. Though eventually I will upgrade to a Super Slim with more GB.
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Nothing because it was still under warranty.
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As for a 360 I may still pick one up still just to see what I missed so to speak.
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But....but I want a fat PS3.
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But....but I want a fat PS3.
Backwards compatibility :c
My PS3 plays PS1 games, but not PS2 games. It's weird.
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