Is it worth getting a 12GB PS3

Fezzan

Unconfirmed Member
#1
Basically the above, assuming I wuld get a bigger HDD when I needed it.
And is a PS3 just worth it for the exclusives, if so what should I get?
 
#5
12gb or 120gb? Anyways, if it's cheap (the 12gb that is) then I say go for it.

Get the Uncharted franchise, God of War 3, Journey, Ni No Kuni, among other games.

DarҖaoZ;46853077 said:
A 12 GB PS3?

12 GB?

Its used and someone put a 12GB HDD inside instead?
How much useable data is in the 20gb PS3? maybe he means that

Edit:

They sell 12GB's PS3 in Europe. I think its onboard flash memory, but I'm not 100%.
whoah
 

Killthee

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#8
DarҖaoZ;46853077 said:
A 12 GB PS3?

12 GB?

Its used and someone put a 12GB HDD inside instead?
They sell 12GB's PS3 in Europe. I think its onboard flash memory, but I'm not 100%.
 
#14
Basically the above, assuming I wuld get a bigger HDD when I needed it.
And is a PS3 just worth it for the exclusives, if so what should I get?
Depends on the price . If you get a cheap PS3 with HDD take it, the 12GB won´t last long.

Exclusives are top notch, so yeah it´s worth it, especially if you consider the mind blowing stuff coming this year.
 

erpg

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#15
Sounds like a fine idea. I'm sure you can buy a 7200RPM laptop drive and slap it in there for much less than the cost of buying the pricier versions, correct?
 
#16
Just be prepared to buy an HDD really soon, but yeah I don't know that you like but there are a lot of exclusives like Uncharted, God of War, LBP, Journey, just to name a few that I enjoyed quite a bit.

Edit: Somewhat beaten by Killgore, off to get Ni No Kuni this weekend!
 

Fezzan

Unconfirmed Member
#17
12gb or 120gb? Anyways, if it's cheap (the 12gb that is) then I say go for it.

Get the Uncharted franchise, God of War 3, Journey, Ni No Kuni, among other games.



How much useable data is in the 20gb PS3? maybe he means that
Speaking of Ni no kuni, is there a combat video for it?

And thanks, how do you get PSN games, is there a point system on there or is it just cash?

How much money? And does it still have a dock for a HDD?
It does, and it's £170 now, £50 cheaper than the others.

Just be prepared to buy an HDD really soon, but yeah I don't know that you like but there are a lot of exclusives like Uncharted, God of War, LBP, Journey, just to name a few that I enjoyed quite a bit.

Edit: Somewhat beaten by Killgore, off to get Ni No Kuni this weekend!
Can you get laptop HDD for PS3?
 
#24
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I had an 80GB fat PS3 and replaced it with a 160GB slim when the fat died and never filled either hard drive, but the 360 is my primary and, on that system, the 250GB is at its limit and I have to uninstall a game when I get a new one.
 

CorrisD

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#26
If you can get a 12GB PS3 and a bigger HDD cheaper than just getting say a 250GB or 500GB PS3, then go for it, but 12GB isn't going to last you long at all.

I'm surprised so many on here didn't know the 12GB PS3's were released.
 
#29
You have to take it out to put in a larger HDD. At least if it was onboard it would've been some use as a fast reliable slice of storage.
Does it sit in the same bay? Because it still requires you to buy a seperate accessory to load a new HDD unlike in every other model.

Anyway, buy the 12 GB, stuff a 1 TB HDD in there.
 
#31
Speaking of Ni no kuni, is there a combat video for it?
I'm sure there are many videos on youtube of it. I'll try and check some.

And thanks, how do you get PSN games, is there a point system on there or is it just cash?
You can buy PSN cards but it's not by a point system. You buy them on the Playstation Store. You could use your credit card too.



Can you get laptop HDD for PS3?
Yes
 

PAULINK

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#33
If you plan on playing more than digitally downloaded games, 12 gb is not sufficient at all. It's good to start out with I guess, but if you play games that require an install, you might be able to fit 2 in there.
 
#38
12GB is uselessly small considering how many PS3 games have installs, to say nothing of patches. I don't even think you could play the initial release of GT5 with that PS3, for example, with its install and multiple patches.

I found my initial 80GB to be very tight once I started with PSN content. Even my current 320GB drive is full, though admittedly I've gone a bit nuts installing most PS+ content on top of the games I own.
 
#39
No it isn't, you would have to upgrade to a larger HDD in no time. If you want to download and install games from PSN, 12 GB is nothing.
 

Fezzan

Unconfirmed Member
#40
I'm sure there are many videos on youtube of it. I'll try and check some.



You can buy PSN cards but it's not by a point system. You buy them on the Playstation Store. You could use your credit card too.





Yes
Thanks, if anyone from the UK knows where I could get a cheap HDD I would appreciate it.
 
#41
What is the cheapest PS3 model out there? There are a few exclusives I want like Ni No Kuni, Dragon's Crown, 3D dot heros and Demon souls, the prices I'm finding are insane for a such an old console.
 
#43
If you're just going to mostly watch blu-rays and game a small amout, then yeah.
There were rumours of a tiny PS3 for cheap coming right before e3, and I was all prepared to get one for my parents who don't have a blu-ray machine yet, so I don;t have to lug my PS3 home for the holidays.

But if you want lots of games it's a little restricting, given the mandatory installs on some games and what not But upgrading when you're ready is fine too, I started with a 360 arcade, upped to a hard drive when I needed it.
 

Fezzan

Unconfirmed Member
#45
If you're just going to mostly watch blu-rays and game a small amout, then yeah.
There were rumours of a tiny PS3 for cheap coming right before e3, and I was all prepared to get one for my parents who don't have a blu-ray machine yet, so I don;t have to lug my PS3 home for the holidays.

But if you want lots of games it's a little restricting, given the mandatory installs on some games and what not But upgrading when you're ready is fine too, I started with a 360 arcade, upped to a hard drive when I needed it.
I do plan on using it for blu-rays since I don't have a blu-ray machine yet, and after seeing The Avengers in blu-ray, I think I need one.
 
#46
Don't get a 12Gb.

It's almost unusuable as anything other than a media centre due to reserved space (12 Gb is not 12GB) and compulsory game installs.

To add a HDD you need to buy an official HDD caddy, which really should come with it but for some stupid reason doesn't, which is going to cost you at least a tenner.

You can buy 500GBs for just under £200 - with a game! - from shopto.

Spend the extra £30 and get a 500Gb.
 

Fezzan

Unconfirmed Member
#47
Don't get a 12Gb.

It's almost unusuable as anything other than a media centre due to reserved space (12 Gb is not 12GB) and compulsory game installs.

To add a HDD you need to buy an official HDD caddy, which really should come with it but for some stupid reason doesn't, which is going to cost you at least a tenner.

You can buy 500GBs for just under £200 - with a game! - from shopto.

Spend the extra £30 and get a 500Gb.
I looked on shopto and thought they must not sell consoles (I'm really bad at looking), do you have a link?

Just remember this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009CV1OVC/

It isn't included with the 12GB.
Is that included with other versions?
 
#48
Does it sit in the same bay? Because it still requires you to buy a seperate accessory to load a new HDD unlike in every other model.

Anyway, buy the 12 GB, stuff a 1 TB HDD in there.
IIRC it does, again given the read speeds and failure rates of normal HDDs, it would've been quite useful especially when it comes to modding in the future.
 
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