It's a Playstation 3 question! ^_^
Tomorrow I will be going to one of the local Gamestops/EBgames for an 80GB PS3, but with only 1 question in mind. Whats the difference with an 80GB with 2 USB to an 80GB with 4 USB? I Know if you want to play Guitar Hero(which I don't) you need the 4 USB, but there has to be more to it than that for the price difference.
FFXIV is one of my main reasons for getting a PS3, also building a computer for it.
If I am understanding you correctly you are speaking of the original 80GB PS3 vs the new 80GB slim down version PS3?
The main difference is that you can play PS2 games on the original 80GB PS3, and yes it does have 4 USB slots. The slots may not seem imp, but they can be used for a headset, to charge a controller, or use a keyboard, so they do add up after awhile lol.
Another difference is mainly appearance. The original 80GB PS3 is a lacquer type finish and seems to be a much heftier machine, and is nicer looking imo. It also has a touch sensitive button that allows you to eject the disc from the console. The new slim down version 80gb PS3 seems to have that button, but you must press it down hard, it is not touch sensitive.
I currently do have an original PS3 80GB console. I have seen them sell previously on craig's list and e-bay for up to 3,000 US. There are aficionados out there who will go to any length to get the original PS3 models. I do not know if this is still the case or if original models are still in production. I personally would not part with mine eventhough I still have an old PS2 that does work. I do love the extra USB ports, but thats just me.
I hope I helped with your question, but if not please reword it so I can maybe help you out better. Another question also would be is that a new 80 GB original PS3 or a refurbished one? Like I stated before I wasn't aware that original 80GB PS3 are still in production. I could be wrong so please don't quote me on that.
Good luck on your PS3 purchase!
Sorry if this post seems out of context. I did not see the other posts, or I was typing as posts were being transmitted. Some ppl claim the new slim down version to be a cheaper model than the original and in their opinion to be inferior. I have no information to support those claims. Edited, Aug 9th 2010 8:07pm by Tolerance4u
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