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Old 05-15-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Thinking of picking up a PS3, yellow light question...

What systems are most prone to the "yellow light of death?" I'm thinking of getting a PS3 one of these days and don't want to go through that problem.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:58 PM   #2
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I haven't been a console gamer for many years now so I can't really answer your question. The one thing I will say though is the PS3 not being backwards compatible with the PS2 and PS1 was the killing blow for me. Would totally get a PS3 if it were backwards compatible. I don't understand why the first generation PS3s were and now they are not. GG Sony!
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I haven't been a console gamer for many years now so I can't really answer your question. The one thing I will say though is the PS3 not being backwards compatible with the PS2 and PS1 was the killing blow for me. Would totally get a PS3 if it were backwards compatible. I don't understand why the first generation PS3s were and now they are not. GG Sony!
Sony lost money on PS3 sales despite being very expensive. They wanted to make the money back in game sales, but that didn't really happen. They dropped backwards compatibility because it required less hardware, thus lower production costs. From what I hear, the PS3 basically had a PS2 in it in the very first version.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #4
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I bought the PS3 mostly because of the BluRay, and considered the gaming part a bonus.
didn't really care that much about the backwards compatibility,
I still have a PS, and the PS2 Slim, this is hooked up and being used.

on a side note, the PSN is coming back online, downloading the update as I type.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:34 AM   #5
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Default Re: Thinking of picking up a PS3, yellow light question...

I have a PS2, and they are $20 at gamestop... lol. Are the 60gb systems prone to failure? I saw one for sale that included 4 games for $175 and I might pick that up, just worried about yellowlight.
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The older 60 & 20GB systems are the ones that suffer from the YLOD. I'd recommend picking up an older fatty 40/80GB version if your looking for a more reliable system.
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Default Re: Thinking of picking up a PS3, yellow light question...

I have a semi old 60gb version, that plays PS1 games and some PS2 games.
It's never given me any issues.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #8
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I wouldn't put your credit details on there though.
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Default Re: Thinking of picking up a PS3, yellow light question...

Ok, I'll probably wait and see what else pops up on craigslist for a good deal then. And yeah, no credit card info going on for awhile... lol
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I wouldn't put your credit details on there though.
HAhah.

On a serious note, I thought the slimline versions were more reliable
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