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#1 Sep 20 2010 at 8:49 AM Rating: Good
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I apologize if you guys have seen these threads a lot. Ive searched but I only got more confused.

So I have a launch, Fat Ps3 and I dont have the funds to invest in a new PC. I'll be waiting for the PS3 launch so I can get that version.

I am just worried about the reliability of the Fat PS3. Up until this point, my PS3 has been working like a true champ with zero problems. I often play maybe 2-4 hours a day as well as watch many movies/TV shows on it. I keep the fan vents clear and clean and generally take good care of it.

My question is, should I sell this one for a newer slim PS3? Would my fat PS3 be able to handle the game? I plan on running the game a lot with a few breaks in between.

Thanks
#2 Sep 20 2010 at 9:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I wouldn't worry about it. Sounds like you take good care of your PS3. I have an old 80 GB model and I'm confident in it's abilities.
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#3 Sep 20 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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O.o

I don't understand the dilemma. I, too, have a launch "fat" PS3 and also awaits the PS3 version while running my CE on my limping computer. However, are you asking "if" it'll be worth it to get a newer PS3 just for some performance boost?

From my understanding of the PS3 evolution, the slimmer it gets the more issues it ends up having with regards to PS2/PS1 compatibility along with the "play too much overheat" myth.

A lot of the PS3 freezes and hang ups has to do with the actually programming in the disc and the version software that your PS3 is running on. So from a fellow PS3 user with a tight wallet:

"NO"

don't buy a new slim and sell your launch-date ps3 @ a loss.

But then again I havn't seen gamechanging performance from the slims. If someone else has more experience in that topic, please feel free to refute my advise.

And from what I understand, the post 6month launch built PS3 all had the emo-chip removed from its MOBO and software emulation came to be for ps2/ps1...which made ps2/ps1 games compatibility tank if you had the original discs (still rocking my Legend of Dragoon, MGS, and FF7) soooo really, I doubt a PS3 specific game like FFxiv would matter when it comes to PS3 performance across the board.
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#4 Sep 20 2010 at 11:16 AM Rating: Good
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I was just concerned about whether or not the PS3 could handle a larger game like that and not crash. I mean I've heard stories where the launch PS3s were probably the buggiest and a large number died. If thats the case, I might want to sell my PS3 while it works and get a new one to guarantee that it won't crash later.

But if you guys are confident that it won't crash later on then I'll stick with it and save a few more dollars.

Edited, Sep 20th 2010 1:17pm by Kenvy
#5 Sep 20 2010 at 11:52 AM Rating: Default
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I was just concerned about whether or not the PS3 could handle a larger game like that and not crash. I mean I've heard stories where the launch PS3s were probably the buggiest and a large number died. If thats the case, I might want to sell my PS3 while it works and get a new one to guarantee that it won't crash later.

But if you guys are confident that it won't crash later on then I'll stick with it and save a few more dollars.



Hmmm the launch PS3s may indeed be buggy and yours may in fact die at some point but i dont think that this game will break your PS3. I wasnt aware of any changes (other then obvious size and hard drive space) in the slim and the old version. ill say it would be a first if FFXIV comes with a "Only works with slims" tag on it but hey..... XI sold quite a few more PS2s for sony what with he demand for a hard drive and all so who knows.
#6 Sep 20 2010 at 12:09 PM Rating: Decent
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why don't you just wait and see? if it breaks you can buy a slim
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#7 Sep 20 2010 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Well thats the thing. If I sell it now while it works, I get more money rather then selling it later when its broken. Its almost a $100 difference..

I dont know lol.. I dont want to get extra serious in the game and all the sudden it dies on me and I have to wait a few weeks for a new one to come in. (I would buy it online off ebay)
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