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not the decider
So to complicate matters, D went to Game Stop yesterday and found they're having a deal on used/refurbed PS3s through this weekend, and they've got one of the old ones that's backwards compatible with PS2 games.

Now I don't know if I should get a new one or pick up this deal, which would save me $80 (and they offer a standard 30 day return policy, plus sell 1- and 2-year extended warranties) so that we can remain a 2-console house and get rid of the old PS2. Really the only PS2 game I want to hang onto at this point is ToA.

Ugh, too many things to think about.

Does anybody know any good/bad things about these original PS3 models? D said if it was going to break, it would have done so long before now, as things do--they either break right away or last forever, there's usually no in-between. We never did have the famous red-ring-of-death problem with our XBox, but we didn't get one of the original releases, either.

Oh, now googling found me this:

Be aware that there are some PS2 games that are only partially compatible and are known to have issues during gameplay. Here's a partial list of popular titles:

And ToA is listed. Maybe it would be better to hang onto the PS2, but it seems silly to keep it for one game. I'm never going to bother hooking it up to play one game. It's currently set up in here to use D's computer monitor instead of the TV, and I never use it.


Current Mood: confused confused
Current Music: bye bye love--the cars

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roseice From: roseice Date: January 11th, 2015 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
but it seems silly to keep it for one game.

... xD Welcome to my life.

Although I'm not as bad as I used to be. I would frequently buy systems with money I did not have if one Tales game was released on a platform. Now... now there has to at least be two Tales games.

/nerd extraordinaire.

I wouldn't part with my PS2 if the backwards compatibility is known to be sketchy. Like freezing a game halfway or memory issues? Not awesome.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: January 11th, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think we've decided to go with a new one just so we don't have to worry about anything. But it was a tempting thought for a minute, especially since we're in de-clutter mode right now.
2 pathetic excuses or justify your existence