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what are the problems with the PS3?

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  1. no problems unless you do something stupid like install a patch from a different region (which is impossible if you do the Update option in the ps3)

  2. The only problem I have with my PS3 is that it collects dust. Literally. (Not figuratively, I play it ALL the time.) I am talking, a freakish amount of dust. And it’s shiny so it scratches easily.

    Every time Sony puts out a firmware update (every month or so) great new features come out. However, sometimes Sony doesn’t really tell you about all of the great new features they added so you have to go to the Playstation forums to figure it out. I just found out that they let you play PS1 games through Remote Play. It wasn’t in any of the release notes.

    So those are the problems I’ve had with my PS3. Dust, scratching, and Sony not ‘fessing up about the new features they’ve added.

    By the way, here are my comments on the another poster’s answers:

    In no particular order:

    * No infra-red port, so it cannot be controlled by a universal remote control

    You can use your PSP as a remote control though to turn it on and off, etc.

    * Some models have no PS2 backward compatibility

    “40GB PLAYSTATION®3 System

    This model of the PLAYSTATION®3 system is designed to play PLAYSTATION®3 format software and has limited backward compatibility. This system is not compatible with and will not play PlayStation®2 format software. Some PlayStation® format software may play on this system.”

    (from [url is not allowed])

    So it will probably play PS1 titles just not PS2. So just be careful about which one you buy.

    * Demos that you download need to be installed before they can be played (this can take a short while)

    Not long enough to be a real problem though.

    * Some games that you purchase in stores need to be installed before they can be played requiring sometimes a sizable amount of hard drive space (this can take a serious while)

    I don’t think I have seen this with any of the games I’ve bought. Sometimes they download updates which are very quick but I don’t think I have seen them install to disk? (Maybe Warhawk did?) It obviously wasn’t noticeable enough for me to even remember if Warhawk did do that.

    * System updates occur frequently and take a very long time to perform, even with a good internet connection

    It never takes me more than 5 minutes to update my firmware. I’m on a lowest-tier cable modem connection in a densely-populated neighborhood. I usually download the firmware a few days after it comes out though. You may be hitting the ‘rush hour traffic.’

    * Currently there are quite a small number of really good games for it and even less exclusive good games for it

    Exclusive doesn’t really matter as long as the games are good. There are lots of media features on top of games that make PS3 awesome. I can play games on my PS3 remotely on my PSP. I can make gorgeous slideshows of my photos with a playlist of my own music playing in the background (the graphics for the slideshows are just amazing.) I can video chat with up to 6 people and change my voice if I want 🙂 And there are tons tons tons of smaller games on the Playstation store so I’m never really bored. I do think the great epic games for the PS3 are yet to come (both Final Fantasy 13 games, how is that for exclusives 🙂 ) as well as Home coming out this July.

    * It doesn’t have any USB ports on the back (quite a minor gripe, but I’d like to be able to hide my accesories away behind it rather than have them dangling out of the front)

    You can always get a hub and carefully wire it back from the front. (I think it’s really convenient to have to ports in front though)

    * The controllers don’t have rumble (until the Dual Shock 3 comes out)

    I think rumble is annoying, but anyway Dual Shock 3 controllers have been out for a couple of weeks or so now so this point is not valid anymore.

    * The controllers don’t have replacable batteries (this means 2 things, when the battery runs out you have to recharge it rather than being able to swap it out, and when the battery dies after a few years, it will mean a dead controller)

    I’ve had mine for 1.5 years and neither has shown signs of aging or death yet. Batteries seem to have about as much life as they did when they were new.

    * The controllers don’t auto-power-off, meaning that if you leave the console on overnight, you’ll likely come back to a flat battery

    Yes this I agree is a real pain. Although I have nice long USB extender cables so it’s not so bad except when I lose them. 🙂

  3. If you have the 500$ version and you want to play games on it from the PS2, the graphic are horrible for them.

  4. I love my PS3. No problems from experience. It is a bit expensive, but it’s totally worth it. You can play your own music, movies, video clips, download games, display different themes, insert digital memory cards, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. If you’re thinking about getting one, go for it!

  5. Nothing i say go buy one. With the XBox 360 you have a lot of overheating problems so the Playstation 3 is the best system to get.

  6. not a lot of games and home isnt out yet, bout it. oh and the cables they give you to charge the cables are like ridicously short. dont think theres anything else

  7. I can also list good things about the PS3, but since you asked for it’s problems, here are a few (I just don’t want people to think this is a hate rant).

    In no particular order:

    * No infra-red port, so it cannot be controlled by a universal remote control

    * Some models have no PS2 backward compatibility

    * Demos that you download need to be installed before they can be played (this can take a short while)

    * Some games that you purchase in stores need to be installed before they can be played requiring sometimes a sizable amount of hard drive space (this can take a serious while)

    * System updates occur frequently and take a very long time to perform, even with a good internet connection

    * Currently there are quite a small number of really good games for it and even less exclusive good games for it

    * It doesn’t have any USB ports on the back (quite a minor gripe, but I’d like to be able to hide my accesories away behind it rather than have them dangling out of the front)

    * The controllers don’t have rumble (until the Dual Shock 3 comes out)

    * The controllers don’t have replacable batteries (this means 2 things, when the battery runs out you have to recharge it rather than being able to swap it out, and when the battery dies after a few years, it will mean a dead controller)

    * The controllers don’t auto-power-off, meaning that if you leave the console on overnight, you’ll likely come back to a flat battery

    Hmmm, that’s most of them I think. If you want some redeeming features of the console you can email me, but suffice to say there are a few things that frustrate me about it.

  8. PS3 doesn’t have any real overall problem. If you want to play PS2 games you will need the 20, 60 or 80 gig PS3.

    Now just like most other electronics, some PS3s wont work right. But the chances of a PS3 breaking are around 1%.

  9. I love my PS3. No problems from experience. It is a bit expensive, but it’s totally worth it. You can play your own music, movies, video clips, download games, display different themes, insert digital memory cards, and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. If you’re thinking about getting one, go for it!

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