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u/cocobandicoot · 10 pointsr/PS3

A bit of a novel, but I hope you find this helpful, OP.

First, to comment on what happened on your call with Microsoft: maybe it's possible you just got one of the really bad reps? But then again, they got a supervisor involved and they still wouldn't just fix the situation for you? Especially seeing as you hadn't even used your subscription... that is pretty ridiculous. Well, I'm confident that you'll find the PlayStation experience an enjoyable one.


Honestly, this is probably the best time to try out a PS3. We're closing out on this generation of consoles and some of the best games of the last few years have been PlayStation exclusives. Especially if you've been using an Xbox 360 this whole time, you're about ready to meet a whole new world of incredible titles.

Quick edit: Just wanted to clarify... I'm including links to Amazon just as an easy way for you to learn more about individual titles. But just as /u/undeadwolfy mentioned:

>You can buy most of these pre-owned at a decent price. Some are digital so they're not much cheaper but still great.

So first and foremost, I highly recommend anything by Naughty Dog -- they are arguably the best developer in the entire industry right now. They released four titles on the PS3: Uncharted 1, 2 & 3 (each game is a must-play), and the absolute masterpiece that is The Last of Us. You've probably heard plenty of praise for The Last of Us (and it is well deserved), but I would recommend saving the best for last. It's such an awesome game that, after completing it, nothing else I played interested me anymore. It took like a month to get back into the gaming groove, so I'd save that 'til after you beat the Uncharted trilogy. It's that good.

Aside from that, there are some other great titles I'd highly recommend. I don't know what kind of games you're into, so I'll just list all those that I've liked, personally:

  • Metal Gear Solid saga (MGS 1-3 were released on PS1 & PS2, but they've since been rereleased in HD for PS3, alongside MGS 4).

  • Heavy Rain (A very story driven game, where the choices you make can drastically affect the storyline. Plus... boobs.)

  • Beyond Two Souls (Brand new, just came out. Similar to Heavy Rain in its execution -- story driven.)

  • God of War trilogy (Awesome, mature platformer. The first two games were for PS2, but were released in HD alongside GOW3 on PS3. Also has boobs.)

  • Little Big Planet 1 or 2 (A great couch multiplayer side scroller. Lots of fun, more of a kids game... or a game to play with drunk adults.)

  • Infamous 1 & 2 (An interactive comic book. An "open world" platformer that lets you shoot lightning from your hands. Has a cool element where you can choose to be good or evil.)

    Not to mention plenty of other great exclusives (Rachet & Clank series, Resistance trilogy, Valkyria Chronicles and more) and the tons of PS1 and PS2 games on the PlayStation Store for cheap, playable on your PS3 if you want to go old school. (Not to mention the many PS2 games being rereleased for PS3 in HD glory... I'd recommend Shadow of the Colossus, which happens to be free for PlayStation Plus members this month... hint hint.) Of course, all the multiplatform games are also here (Battlefield, Bioshock, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc.).

  • Oh, did I mention the PS3's online multiplayer is free?
  • And if you've got Netflix, you don't need to pay Sony a cent to watch it (unlike a certain other console's "Gold" requirement).

    That said, however, if you really want to jump in the game, PlayStation Plus is worth every penny -- a ton of free games each month (and we're talking major titles, in addition to a handful of indies), plus a large variety of other system-enhancing features and discounts. And if you're looking at getting a PS4, getting PS+ is a no-brainer. For one, it is required for online multiplayer on the PS4 (no such requirement on the PS3, but hey, they've got to make their money somehow). But what's awesome is that one PS+ account will work across both the PS3 & PS4, and enable you to get free games for each console for as long as you are a subscriber, with free games on the PS4 appearing on day one.

    Welcome to the new age. Now cue up some Imagine Dragons and get ready for a freaking awesome experience. We're glad to have you.
u/Rev_Up_Those_Reposts · 4 pointsr/PS3

Some Background for My Opinion:

I do both physical and digital. I probably have about 90 physical games and about 40 digital games (not including PSN and PS2/PSOne Classics). As others have said, physical games are often cheaper, given that you can buy them at used game stores, pawn shops, amazon, ebay, etc. Most of my physical games have been purchased between $4 and $10, with certain collections from around $15 to $20. Digital games, while normally very expensive, can be much cheaper during sales. I've had my PS3 since early 2014, and I've had many instances where I bought a game pretty cheap physically only to have it go on sale digitally few weeks later for even cheaper. And sometimes I even kick myself for buying a game digitally too early because it ends up on sale for even cheaper six months later. Some deals are downright ridiculous. I bought the Mass Effect Trilogy for $5. I recently saw the entire Modern Warfare trilogy, with the initial dlc's for all three games, for $15. This is especially cheap given that one of those dlc's is $15. It's not uncommon to have sales where game of the year bundles (game + dlc's) cost as much, if not less, than the dlc's, themselves. The current Mid Year Sale, ending tomorrow morning, offers many great examples of amazing deals. If I didn't already own many of those classic Sony games, I'd be all over it.

Overall, I'd say that I mostly buy the cheapest format that I can, with a preference towards physical copies when prices are similar. This preference has nothing to do with re-selling games (I'm somewhat of a collector), nor does it have to do with a desire to lend/give them away (I don't have many PS3-playing friends). My preference towards physical games comes from the fact that it is easier and more enjoyable to look at and select a physical game from a collection than to select a digital game from the hard drive. In all honesty, I almost always check my physical library before checking my digital one. That is one less-discussed draw-back of digital games: less visibility.

As far as storage goes, I picked up this [1 TB Seagate Hybrid Drive] ( I only had a 160 gb drive initially, so I was running out of space just from game installs/patches. A larger drive allowed me to not only download relevant patches and dlc but to more seriously purchase digital games, as well. For $75, it was a very worthwhile investment, especially given that the PS3 will very likely be my last console.

Physical vs Digital?

I'd say that it has more to do with what you are looking to get out of the PS3.

-Do you really like the feeling of looking at, selecting, and handling physical games?

-Do you like going to game stores and/or pawn shops?

-Would you like to lend games to friends and family?

-Do you appreciate the ability to return games that you don't like?

-Are you looking to eventually sell the console and the games?

If some or all of these are true, then physical games might be good for you.


-Do you want to be able to quickly and easily access your games from the couch?

-Do you want to be able to use the games in the event of a hard-drive failure?

-Do you have good internet access?

-Do you think you'd enjoy checking out the weekly deals on the Playstation Store?

-Are you willing to (potentially) invest in a larger hard drive?

-Do you not care about selling games (especially given low re-sale value)?

-Are you interested in keeping the console for the foreseeable future or even for as long as you can?

If some or all of these are true, then digital games might be the way to go.


Overall, maintaining an all-digital or all-physical library would likely end up being more expensive than a mix of the two. It's probably only really advisable if you prefer to not use a disc drive (with a strong preferences towards digital) or if you are an avid collector (with a strong preference for physical).

u/pika9000 · 1 pointr/PS3
  1. Depends on which model you got but the online/store bundles are generally the same

  2. I believe that Final Fantasy 13 is considered to run better (I think). There might be other games, but I don't really know.

  3. The inFamous Collection has downloadable DLC and an extra downloadable 'game.' Metal Gear Solid Legacy Edition has the original PS1 game (MGS 1) as a downloadable code off of PSN. Those are the 2 cases I know where the DLC is downloadable, but I'm pretty sure this applies to all GOTY verssions of games.

  4. It depends on which state you live in (if you live in the US). Do a Google search for your state with 'PSN tax' or something similar.

  5. If you end up buying PS+, you'll find yourself downloading a ton of games pretty quickly. If thats the case, you would probably need to get a new hard drive (a 1TB drive off of Amazon would be most convenient). If you don't get PS+, and don't plan to store music/movies/photos on the machine, of course you won't need it.

  6. If you buy a PS2 game off of the PSN store, it will handle saves on its own. However, if you insert a PS1 disc that you may have, or if you bought a PS1 game off of the PSN store, you'll have to manually install a 'Virtual Memory Card' in the Game Menu on the XMB. Side note, every PS3 is backwards compatible with PS1 discs so if you have a PS1 disc that you want to play put it in.

  7. PS3s are mostly region free (except for a handful of Japanese games). If you want DLC, the PSN account that you use has to match the region the game is from.
    For example, I live in the US. If I were to buy a game from England, and I want to buy DLC for it, I would have to create an EU or British account just for the DLC for that game despite the fact that my PS3 and the IP address for my internet is American. Since you said you live in Australia (at least thats what it seems), and the bundle is off of the US Amazon site, you would have to buy the DLC for infamous and uncharted 1+2 off of the US PSN.

  8. If you want to get good deals, go to /r/GameDeals for good discounts. Generally, that subreddit focuses on PC games, but occasionally they'll have some good deals on console games as well.
u/RisingBlackHole · 3 pointsr/PS3

Just a clarification on PS+. You will have these games available as long as you are subscribed to PS+. When I got my new PS3 last black Friday it came out with 1-month subscription. I downloaded some games and when the subscription ended I couldn't play them anymore. However, I got a year subscription last month and all these games I downloaded can be played again. Personally I think it's a great value. I'm playing games that otherwise I would've never played, like indie titles.

I suppose you were paying for XLive so you may be able to stay subscribed to PS+ once your trial ends. It's even cheaper than XLive. Sometimes there are deals when you'll pay less and get more than a year. Expect more info around E3. Check the PS+ subreddit for info on games and more deals.

PS+ Tip: Feel like getting a game but want to hang on a little? There's a risk that the game may be pulled out the Free Games List. So download it but cancel the downloading process. What did just happen? The game now is part of your purchase history. You can download it at any time and even if the game was removed from the Free Games List.

Headset? I'm pretty sure any bluetooth headset will do. I used to have one of these cheap bt headsets for cellphones and it worked good. The one I have now is around $100 but I got mine for $80. Works with PCs too and the sound quality is superb.

u/urbanplowboy · 1 pointr/PS3

Here are my favorites:

  • Metal Gear Solid 4 (I'd recommend playing all the MGS games before playing 4, though. The first one is available in the PS Store, and the others are available in the HD collection.
  • Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas (If I had to choose between the two, I'd go with Fallout 3)
  • Uncharted 2 (All of them are great, but this one is the best, imo)
  • The Last of Us (obligatory)
  • GTA 5 (GTA4 is good too, but 5 blows it away)
  • Bioshock (All of them. Some people don't like 2, but I enjoyed it)

    And I'm really enjoying Spec Ops: The Line right now.
u/Omega_Maximum · 1 pointr/PS3

Bit of a long shot, but this adapter will get you a 3.5mm headphone audio out.

Now, I say it's a long shot because it's pretty worthless at $35, however, all the WalMart stores around my area have them all on clearance for $7, which makes it a much better deal. While it doesn't say anything about working on a PS3, I have tried it, and it does work, though you will want a headset or speakers with volume control.

Otherwise, use an old PlayStation composite out cable, with the red, white, and yellow connectors, and get something like this adapter to convert it to a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Best of luck, and happy hunting!

u/tremens · 3 pointsr/PS3

Hey mate. I posted this over in another thread, but it's just up your alley. Also of note right now, is that Target has a 2 for $25 sale right now - Of that list I'd recommend Ico/Colossus HD, Twisted Metal, Little Big Planet, and GT5 - I'm not going to include inFAMOUS 2, solely because you can grab the Collection for around $20 if you look for it, but that's the only reason. Also, Target was doing a Buy 2 Get 1 on many titles online (and all titles in-store) but I'm not sure that's still going on.

>In the same boat. Here's the list I've compiled so far, targeting bang-for-buck and PS3/console exclusives mostly, since I already have an extensive PC collection. In no particular order:

Last of Us (this is a no brainer, buy it immediately.)

Heavy Rain

God of War Saga Collection, God of War Ascension

Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack, Uncharted 3

InFAMOUS Collection

Jax and Daxter Collection

The Sly Collection

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix

ICO/Shadow if the Colussus HD Collection

Journey Collector's Edition

Final Fantasy X HD

Tales of Symphonia Chronicle's

Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition

Capcom Essentials Collection

Little Big Planet 2 Special Edition

Two Worlds

>Everything listed here can be had for less than $30, most around $20, and many of them are 2-5 games per purchase and set you into a franchise.

>If you find Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for around $50, BUY IT. Otherwise, probably best to skip it. Tough series to jump into around 5.

>And whatever you do, get PlayStation Plus immediately. If you buy a year it works out to a few dollars per month (newegg had a year for $40 recently on eBay) and you get 2-3 PS3 games every month, AND you get Vita, PS4, and PSP games. "BUY" THESE TOO! They are free and accessible as long as you have a PS+ account once you "tag" them to your account. If you every buy a PSP, Vita, or PS4 on the cheap you will have an instant and extensive back catalog of games ready to go.

>Oh, and Uncharted 3 is currently free on PS+ but expiring soon!

EDIT: Amazon has the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for $55 ($60 shipped) currently. I thought I had a deal on it for $45, but the reseller cancelled it after I posted it on here saying that had an "inventory error" (they showed they had numerous copies in three of their brick and mortar stores and were out of stock at one, so I find that hard to believe they didn't have at least the copy I ordered - more like they got flooded with 30-40+ orders at once and realized they were selling it pretty far below the going rate.)

u/mikeyseed · 1 pointr/PS3

I'd recommend the Legacy Collection new off Amazon. I got the one without the artbook for $29.99. I wanted the codes for MGS1 and MGS VR Missions so I could download them to my Vita (MGS1 needs a PS3 to transfer in NA, FYI). Even at that price for the amount of games you're getting, this is a steal. I've only ever beat MGS 1 & 2. MGS1 for PS1 may be hard for someone who's never played it before to get into. If you played action games from the PS1/N64/Dreamcast era though you should be able to pick up and play. Easy mode is pretty damn easy for MGS games (MGS2 even has a "very easy" mode if I'm not mistaken) so if you just want to play and catch up on the story for those games, you can do so with minimal frustration. If you like a challenge, start on Normal and work your way up.

EDIT: $29.99 Canadian, FYI. Looks like it's down to $27.50 now too

u/-Imnus- · 2 pointsr/PS3

Try this Restore File System and this PS3 Rebuild Database.

About the HDD, this one works great for me Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB . You would think it wouldn't work so much with games that are constantly streaming from the HDD like GTA but I think it knows which files are used the most because there's definitely some good improvement, and for other kind of games that load more rarely and mostly the same data it's much better.

If you have the PS3 12GB Model you'll also need a PS3 HDD Mounting Bracket (for around $5 on Amazon) or check this video Upgrade PS3 to 500GB Hard Drive without using HDD Caddy.

Also about Turning it off via the Power Button, I've never had any problem doing that, no corrupt File System or anything. Just don't hold down the Power Button until it turn off because that's forcing it off, just press the button once and let it turn off on his own, it'll take a few seconds but it will.

u/PhillAholic · 2 pointsr/PS3

I'm not entirely sure, but if you use the Remote Play option with a PSP the system goes into some sort of sleep mode that might allow you to charge your controllers.

That being said, it's worth it to pick this up. It's fantastic and like all Sony hardware very well built.

u/youremindmeofthebabe · 3 pointsr/PS3

Are you a student? get free amazon prime. then buy this

Edit: alternatively, check your local craigslist. make sure you are clear you want to test the controller, not just inspect it. take your time, make sure you use every button. I'm sure you can find some great deals.

u/mindrag · 0 pointsr/PS3

I put a 256GB solid state drive (SSD) in my PS3 recently, works beautifully. Thinking of upgrading to a 1TB hybrid drive because I'm already down to 50GB free on the new drive!

Anyways, you can find what you need on Amazon. The link from r_k_ologist looks like a good buy, and if you want something a little faster (and have the money to spend) you might want to try a hybrid drive like this:

u/project23 · 2 pointsr/PS3

Playstation Wireless Stereo Headset

Cant go wrong with this thing. Great sound, recharagable with same cable as controllers, MIC with great performance (mutable). Granted you do have to use the included USB dongle but really for such a great mic headset it works wonderful.

u/endhalf · 2 pointsr/PS3

Meh... Both 70 and 50 bucks as suggested in comments is a lot.

Buy something like this, connect the classical (not HDMI one) cord to PS3, connect audio cinches with that converter and plug any headphones without microphone you can find (I use ones that cost like 10 bucks). You need to select audio output to the regular cable, not HDMI, in the PS3 menu but that's a piece of cake ;).

I'm really surprised at how terrible advice you guyz are giving him. I mean, 40-50 bucks just to use headphones on PS3? It's ok if he wants to invest 40-50 bucks but if he wants it to be as cheap as possible, this is a very easy solution.

Edit: Now, you will need both RCA (cinches) females and headphone jack female. I can't find this option on amazon at the moment but you can do with female cinches and male jack as long as you buy female-female jack connector.

u/ThePrimeCo · 1 pointr/PS3

I got a genuine one from Amazon here. I bought from the seller named stores123, but you can also buy directly from Amazon (but it's back ordered right now).

Just be sure to make sure everything is good when it arrives, and send it back to Amazon if it isn't. Amazon handles returns really well.

u/packy17 · 1 pointr/PS3

No idea, but you can try Sony's web store and see if it works that way. You may have to use a proxy or have your sister do it from the US, but from my experience it works pretty well. I'm not buying TLoU digitally so I can't say for sure if it's a common problem, but I hope that helps.

EDIT: Another possible solution is to buy a few of these, enter the codes, and preorder with credit.

u/TauRyan · 3 pointsr/PS3

I like the original Official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset for $70 at Amazon. I've had mine for a little over a year now. They sound fantastic, even a year later. They also work on the PC with no additional software.

The only downside is that I'd wish the battery would last a bit longer. I get about 4 hours out of it on a full charge. That's estimated from season binging on Netflix.

Amazon link:

Good luck on finding the right headset!

u/phalxor · 1 pointr/PS3

you are on the right track for sure. all you need is that video capture card and this is the most highest recommended HDCP splitter. I bought a cheap hdmi splitter that didn't do the job right and this one worked a treat.

this thing and the capture card is all you should need

best of luck

u/TBCMLwacki · 2 pointsr/PS3

Amazon has always had them for $127.00, granted you save two dollars. but I saved a lot more in gas, rather than driving to Best Buy to get a price match.

u/shoeman22 · 2 pointsr/PS3

You need to go into the playsation store (on your ps3 or I prefer on a PC: and "purchase" the games for $0 and then they'll be available in your account to download whenever your PS+ account is active.

As I understand it, you can have a lapse too, so activate it today, pick up the january titles...then grab the february titles. Then if it lapses before you install a new drive, just re-activate it whenever and you should have access to the titles from both of those months.

Also, you should consider throwing in a 1tb instead. The price difference is less than $20 at this point and you'd be set for life. Here's the one I threw in mine:

WD Blue 1 TB Mobile Hard Drive: 2.5 Inch, 5400 RPM, SATA II, 8 MB Cache - WD10JPVT

$62 It's worked perfectly. Looks like they have a newer model for a buck more so I'd probably go with that one today (looks to be compatible with all models):

Western Digital Bare Drives 1TB WD Blue SATA III 5400 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive WD10JPVX

u/WillTheHatter · 1 pointr/PS3

Unless motion control and backwards compatibility are a big deal for you think about checking out one of these to use with a Dualshock 4.

Magic-NS Wireless PS3/4,...

They work great with all "PS3" games but motion control doesn't work with it.

Grab one of those and a PS4 controller and that's the best way to get a brand new first party controller for PS3.

u/angeleus09 · 4 pointsr/PS3

The official PS3 wireless headset is far and away one of the best values for the money out there at around $100. Great sound, extremely comfortable, 7 hour battery life. If you don't want to spend that much I'd go with the either the Turtle Beach P11 or the PX21. Both are in the $50-$60 range but are also wired. But in all honesty I can't recommend SONY's wireless 7.1 headset highly enough.

u/TrandaBear · 1 pointr/PS3

If you can wait, they often go on sale at various retailers for ~$20 less. My wife got them for me for my birthday and I freaking love them. It resolved one of our marital disputes. The "Goddammit! I'm trying to sleep can you turn down your games/movie?" fight. The best part is that its usb based so you can just as easily use it for computer gaming as well. Speak of the devil...Amazon with free shipping

u/thecacti · 3 pointsr/PS3

I'm gonna go ahead and plug /r/ps3deals for finding decent deals on games and accessories.

Controllers, Amazon currently has some Dualshock 3 Wireless controllers New starting at $34.95, which is pretty good considering their usual $50 price tag. click

Looks like your setup doesn't include AV jacks, which you'd normally need for Video/Audio output on your television. Instead, just get an HDMI cable, but don't buy them from a local game shop! They'll charge you something crazy like $30 when you can get the same ones online (Amazon/Newegg) for under $10. (I made that mistake..)

Looks like you'll need the USB cable as well in order to charge the controller (to my knowledge, it doesn't come included with individually bought controllers).

u/mb9023 · 1 pointr/PS3

There are users reporting that an SSD greatly improved their load times and such, especially in games like Skyrim. I don't think hybrid drives are worth it, I'd either go with regular HDD or SSD if you want to spend extra money (but get less storage).

5400/7200 rpm probably won't matter if you go HDD. I think initial drives for PS3s are 5400.

If you want a simple HDD this is my recommendation. Cheap and will get the job done.

If you want an SSD this is a very solid option.

u/ostentatiousox · 2 pointsr/PS3

Just in case you were ever interested, buying this charging station was the best thing ever. When I'm done playing, I just set the controller back on the charger and when I'm ready to play I have a fully charged controller. I highly, highly recommend this charger, but 40 bucks is kind of deep. It was on sale for 25 at Christmas and I'd recommend buying it at that price.

u/Bluko · 1 pointr/PS3

At times I find new games get trumpted by BF3/MW3. I bought Batman:AC and never play it because I am very much into BF3. There is always a chance you will buy him a game and he will continue to spend much of his gaming time in MW3. So, alternatively, you could get him:

A couple of these (they can get lost easily), I can't play without them ->

Get him a 20/50$ psn card (map packs), a shit ton of sweet games on psn

Get him a psn+ membership, i don't have one, but people seem to like it

Youy can get these on sale for like $70 ->

But then again, Skyrim always a good choice.

u/Mistrelvous · 2 pointsr/PS3

I would honestly just purchase the 12 GB super slim and replace the hard drive with a Seagate 1TB 2.5" SSHD Drive. Hybrid SSHD drives are much faster than regular drives.

Total cost for both is CDN$360.18 with free shipping and it is so easy to replace the 12GB hard drive with the 1 TB hybrid drive, just look up the many youtube videos on how to do it.

u/Twinkling82 · 1 pointr/PS3

US Amazon

UK Amazon

UK Coolshop


Honestly, I do not know how you can not find the game somewhere. :) If you live in the nordic region (denmark, norway, sweden) I know even more. All those I listed, is stores that I've used and trust.

u/mr_poopface · 1 pointr/PS3

I just picked up the Pulse Elite Edition and it made The Last of Us even more enthralling. I browsed this subreddit and decided to get that one over the Regular Stereo Version as it just seemed to be that much better.

I included the amazon links so that you can do what I did: print it out and take it to Best Buy for a price match (yes, it worked).

u/FeetOfKatyPerry · 6 pointsr/PS3

/u/abs_boxing_tv .

i say ditch the dualshock 3 all-together.

it's hard to find official ones in decent condition now a days.

what i do is use a dualshock 4 (ps4 controller), with these little mods:

  1. mayflash magic ns adapter.

    this lets you use ps4/xb1/xb30/nintendo-switch-pro controllers on the ps3 with full functionality. (such as rumbles/vibration and accessing the PS menu button).

    you can still use the ps4 controller on ps3 without this adapter, but the 2 mentioned features will be MIA, along with random disconnects.

  2. replace the default thumbsticks with ps3-style Domed sticks. here's where i get mine:

    they ship to UK, but it might not be worth paying extra shipping just for a simple piece of product. you can probably find domed thumbsticks for cheaper on ebay. Just make sure they are DOMED (which is what ps3 controller sticks are), and compatible with dualshock 4.

    no matter what controller or mods you use, it will take some time to get used to, especially with a thumbstick-heavy game such as Fight Night Champion.

    but in the end, i ended up liking this setup better for FNC than the original ps3 controller.

    thanks to /u/kryp2nitev8 for this advice.
u/jbigboote · 8 pointsr/PS3

the official Sony ones are pretty nice, and go on sale from time to time ($80 right now for example), but the MSRP is only $100, and they use up a precious USB port, so you may be looking for something a bit more high-end.

u/Telaneo · 2 pointsr/PS3

You still got the AV cable that came with your PS3? The one that goes to yellow, white and red?

You'll need a female stereo RCA to female 3.5 mil. Something like this. (should be easy to find dirt cheap).

Connect your AV cable to the AV port, and connect the red and white cable to the red and white ends on the adaptor, and connect your headset's 3.5 mil to the adaptor. If needed, connect your headset to one of the USB ports for power. Then set your PS3 to output audio via the AV port. You can still output video seperatly via HDMI or whatever. If your headset is smart, it'll even mix the game audio and chat audio together, and you'll get the proper PS3 headset experience.

Before you do this though, just double check that your TV/monitor doesn't have a 3.5 mil port you can use. A lot of them will pass whatever audio input out that port and silence the speakers when you connect something. That's probably easier.

u/foss333 · 3 pointsr/PS3

Sony Wireless Stereo Headphones

These work great with the PS3 and sound excellent.

u/neyuh · 1 pointr/PS3

I actually want to buy a PS3 to play GTA V. I find a lot of great deals (like this one), but if you add the import fees, I'd end up paying more than if I would just buy the PS3 from my friend and pre-ordering GTA V separately.

u/microxerox · 5 pointsr/PS3

This is easily the best PS3/PC headset for the money. I got it the day it was released (September 6th) and gave it a lot of abuse and it still works like it did that September afternoon.

They are better than Astro A40 headsets at the cost of HDPVR and XBOX 360 incompatability.

They blow Turtle beach out of the fucking water.

I never used Trittons but I can't imagine them being better than these.

u/_Jet · 2 pointsr/PS3

That should be fine. There's a similarly priced 1Tb WD drive, which seems to include 2 year warranty. It's really up to you, as they both should work fine.

u/liquidhot · 7 pointsr/PS3

From the Amazon page: The Legacy Collection includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition

u/I-shot-you · 2 pointsr/PS3

DEFINITELY! I have these (Sony Pulse) and I also recently bought the Sony Pulse Elite Edition link. I have had the Sony Pulse since they came out and they have never once messed up or anything. The Pulse Elite are even better, plus you can use the Elite with a phone or simply plug in ANY audio source to the USB dongle and you will receive the audio into the headset wirelessly! Definitely a steal at 50 I paid 104 after tax for mine.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/PS3

Nothing in the PS3 lineup will ever SCREAM stealth game like Metal Gear. Metal Gear is to Stealth games what Super Mario Brothers is to platformers.

MGS 2 + 3 + 4. You're looking at well over 100 hours of gameplay for super cheap if you go used.

Seriously, this series is what defined the entire stealth genre. get this, dear god.

u/Pikupstyks · 3 pointsr/PS3

I upgraded my PS3 HDD a few months ago from a 160 GB to a 750 Western Digital 7200 RPM HDD. The space that I currently have left on my HDD is only 360 GB. With PlayStation Plus becoming better and better every month I would suggest using a bigger HDD than a 500 GB.

Here is a link to a 1TB 5400 RPM 2.5inch Hard Drive from Western Digital Total cost is only $78.05 with Prime, if you don't have prime I suggest signing up for a free month or use a school email to make an account, this way you can get Amazon Prime for 6 months for free and half off for up to 4 years after that.

I might be the exception on filling my HDD up because I do own quite a few games myself, I own around 60+ games that are all disk based. Some will argue that they are on disk and will not take up much space on your HDD, but a lot of games in this generation are going to a manual install on your HDD. I can name a few, GTA4, Ni No Kuni, and MGS4. Also Rock Star just announced that GTA5 will have a mandatory 8 GB install on your HDD before you can play the game.

What I am trying to say in short is, if you can spare the extra cash go ahead and purchase a 1TB because with PlayStation Plus you are going to need all the HDD space you can muster up.

u/soondot · 2 pointsr/PS3

Got these games last month:

Heavy Rain - $15 (BF @ Gamestop)

Dirt3 - $15 (BF @ BB)

Uncharted 3 - $30 (BF @ BB)

Uncharted 1 & 2 - $25 (BB Deal)

Ico & Shadows of the Colossus - $20 (BB Deal + Rebate)

Batman Arkham City - $30 (BF)

Need for Speed: The Run - $30 (BF)

Resistance 1 & 2 - $25 (BB Deal)

Total cost = $190 (before taxes)

BB = Best Buy Dual Pack Deal
BF = Black Friday

The next games I'm looking into getting are Goldeneye 007 Reloaded (Bundle Edition), Saints Row: The Third, and Skyrim

u/FreewarePirate · 1 pointr/PS3

Do you still have your composite cable that came with your PS3?

You can use something like this (a female RCA to female 3.5mm headphone adapter) on the audio end of your cable. This will allow you to do one of the following:

  1. hook up any stereo computer speakers, they will usually have a headphone jack.
  2. if you don't want speakers at all and just want to only use headphones, you can hook your headphones directly in to that. If your headphones don't have volume control, you can get something like this (inline volume control) so you can control volume.
u/serosis · 3 pointsr/PS3

For game collections; The God of War Saga, Infamous 1 & 2, and the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection.

Plus the endless amount of classics you can download from the store, like Shadows of the Colossus and Final Fantasy X HD. There are some interesting platformers too like Limbo and The Cave.

u/scooter1265 · 3 pointsr/PS3

Here's the model I have. It is a really great wheel, and it can be found cheaper if you shop around. I got mine for $100 from newegg a couple years ago

u/AsaBringman · 2 pointsr/PS3

My recommendation is to go to and buy a PSN card. They will give you a code immediately, and then you just go into Account > Redeem Codes on the PS3 and enter it. I have done this several times. Just did it last night, in fact.



After the whole hacking debacle, I greatly prefer this method to giving Sony my credit card.

u/donat28 · 1 pointr/PS3

but if I got something like this I can just kind of plug and play?

u/slamsomethc · 3 pointsr/PS3

what'd you pay for the system, and what kind?

first, before you buy anymore games, i strongly suggest you get a FREE amazon Prime subscription. don't know how? sign up at any community college, DO NOT register for classes, you are only doing this to get a ".edu" email address. use the .edu to register for an amazon prime account.

i'm not a fan of red dead redemption, though i loved red dead. also the mass effect series was one i had a hard time catching on to. rather than rank by number, i'll just put an asterisk next to my top choices.

  1. *Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  2. *Borderlands Game of the Year Edition comes with all 4 DLCs
  3. God of War Saga
  4. Ratchet & Clank Collection
  5. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time
  6. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
  7. inFAMOUS
  8. inFAMOUS 2
  9. Killzone 2
  10. Killzone 3
  11. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  12. *Battlefield 3 DEFINITELY GET THIS
  13. *Medal of Honor
  14. *Rage
  15. *Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  16. *Assassin's Creed
  17. *Assassins Creed II
  18. *Just Cause 2
  19. Prince of Persia Trilogy HD
  20. *Prince of Persia the 4th one steps away with a new protagonist
  21. *UNCHARTED Greatest Hits Dual Pack
  22. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  23. *Far Cry 2
  24. The Amazing Spider-Man was pretty fun, but i would wait for the price to drop
  25. *Dead Island Game of the Year Edition
  26. *Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
u/iRuisu · 0 pointsr/PS3

Amazon's probably your best best. Sony sell them officially there but they're not cheap if buying them brand new.

u/alitanveer · 2 pointsr/PS3

Pusle Elite is the best. It also works with your computer.

u/Elc1247 · 1 pointr/PS3

All prices in USD

grab a $6 hard drive tray, and your old PS3 harddrive, and you are set.

you can get a refurb one straight from Amazon (no dodgy 3rd party bull) for about $110, though it fluctuates between $90-120 usually depending on how much Amazon paid for them at the time they picked them up.

also... if you want a NEW PS3... you had better act fast. This is basically as cheap as they will ever get. Sony already stopped production of new PS3s in Japan yesterday... so its only a matter of time before they stop all production of new consoles worldwide and the price for new systems will skyrocket.

u/diaspora · 1 pointr/PS3

Yup, I bought mine from Amazon, and it works great.

u/LyricalRaven · 2 pointsr/PS3

As others have said you can freely share content (games and DLCs, not avatars however) between two accounts on the same ps3 machine. If you open a US sony account you'l just need to enter a fake US address, however if you want to buy digital downloaded games you will not be able to use your visa card - which I assume is tied to your real UK address - and also paypal for the same reason.

The easy solution is to simply buy prepaid cards for the US PSN and charge your account. The cheapest one are at Amazon (.com, not!) since they don't chrage you extra price (a 10$ card will cost you only 10$).
However, do make sure your account has a fake US shipping address, otherwise you won't be able to buy any games from there (the fake address won't bother you since you buy digital stuff and not physical items that are actually shipped to that address).

u/SaltTheSnail · 2 pointsr/PS3

I'm planning on getting into the MGS series but I'm just waiting for this, it will be cheaper. :)

u/LUSTY_BALLSACK · 1 pointr/PS3

(I replied to OP with this and I think it would be worthwhile to you if you read this since it is relevant to what you have posted.)

If you don't mind dropping $100 I personally have been eyeing this hybrid hard drive:

By hybrid I mean Seagate has implemented SSD-like qualities (I think?) making load times and the like much faster than a standard hard drive!

u/Sushi-Cake · 1 pointr/PS3

Amazon is a good source for this. Sony Entertainment Network allows you to add funds directly to your wallet with a credit card or PayPal in increments as low as $5.

u/ironpony · 1 pointr/PS3

Just got my copy yesterday, played a ton w/ the standard six-axis. I'm in the process of creating my own game chair, which is based on a black heated leather power adjust bucket seat from a 2006 Honda Accord. Fabbing up a platform base, installing a power converter so the heat and power seat functions will work. Then, use my wheel. I can't wait to get it together.

u/z9nine · 2 pointsr/PS3

$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]

Quite literally the first result on Amazon. In fact, you get $20 without spending $20.

If it doesn't say reloadable, it most likely won't work.

u/nightwishfan1 · 2 pointsr/PS3

No, it is for the most part not present. The game doesn't have auto aim in it, however blind firing will occasionally do so if a enemy is close enough, but not all the time. Other games I can't speak for as I don't which shooters you're specifically wanting to play.

As for the controller question. They will only charge while the console is on. To charge controllers while the console is off you will need a charging station like in the link provided.

u/HailSneezar · 2 pointsr/PS3

metal gear solid hd collection has all the metal gear games besides V and allows you to play them in chronological order of the story so its more cohesive.

u/GarretJax · 10 pointsr/PS3

It depends on how much you are willing to spend. The Logitech G27 is one of the best available at a price point of about $200-$300 depending on sales and rebates. Fanatec makes some nice racing wheels, but are a bit pricey. If you are looking for a quality wheel at a lower price you may be able to find a used G27 or G25. Or you can go with the Logitech PlayStation 3 Driving Force GT. The force feedback works very well and its a decent wheel, but it doesn't have a six gear box or clutch. But it does have paddle (button) shifters and a sequential shifter. The pedals aren't nearly as nice as the G27 or G25. But it does have some specific features for GT5 that the other wheels don't offer. You can get this one for about $70-$100 depending on rebates and such.

u/leeachim · 3 pointsr/PS3

You'll need something like this which will let you plug in headphones via the PS3's RCA cables. I'd also recommend getting a headphone amplifier too as the volume levels were a bit low IMO.

u/mancow533 · 1 pointr/PS3

The GTA 5 500GB PS3 bundle might be a good option if you're planning on getting that game. and its only $269.99

u/Zanzkebar · 1 pointr/PS3

If you have a blue line in port on your laptop, you can get an adapter [like this] ( ) and plug the red and white plugs from the PS3 AV cable into the respective female ends on the adapter going into the line in on the laptop.

You then have to go into the sound settings on your PS3 and choose to output audio to the AV. You may also have to turn on the playback audio from the line in port using Realtek HD audio manager on your PC.

This is how I personally do it with my desktop PC and PS3.

u/Corpsy · 2 pointsr/PS3

Apparently this one works at stripping HDCP:

It's the one i purchased, so when it arrives i'll tell you if it's true.

u/dulun18 · 2 pointsr/PS3

Yes. I think the first SONY headset for the PS3 was the one with the dongle...

u/irok11 · 2 pointsr/PS3

You might interested to know about the new pulse wireless headset for the ps3. Essentially a new updated version coming soon.

u/fuzeebear · 1 pointr/PS3

I found one for cheaper.. This one is a dollar less, and has free shipping. You might be able to cancel the other order, and get this one. Or if the $4 isn't a big deal, then don't worry about it.

u/twiztdfred · 1 pointr/PS3

You could use the RCA cable and then get an RCA to 3.5mm adapter like this. You can use the multi audio out to direct it to the speakers instead of the HDMI.

u/johnnyflip · 1 pointr/PS3

I have a similar problem. One of my cats has PICA so he chews everything plastic/wires etc. I can't go corded on my headset because he would eat through it. I looked into wireless options and the PS3 Wireless headset ended up being the best for me. I just bought mine used for $40 CAD IICR

u/adrian86 · 2 pointsr/PS3

You need a laptop sata hdd and a cradle that z9nine mentions. I recommend you this because is fast and 1tb

u/PS3s · 11 pointsr/PS3

I would not upgrade with an SSD. I'd use a hybrid drive, like one of these:

u/restubs · 1 pointr/PS3

Hey dude I ordered this hard drive from amazon it works fine so far for my 80 gb ps3 :P.

u/Timeworm · 3 pointsr/PS3

It's like $25 on Amazon US. If you're on some other country the price may be different.

u/fuzzs11 · 1 pointr/PS3

Well, these were my last two options: this and this

u/haiduz · 1 pointr/PS3

Amazon sells it for 45 bux which is a lot cheaper then getting it in a store for sixty. When my niece (who was two at the time) decided to put my PS3 controller in the launrdy machine, Igot my replacement controller at amazon at this discount.

u/ManicComputer · 3 pointsr/PS3

I use an Elgato HD60. Your going to need an HDMI 1x2 splitter to remove the HDCP like this one as well.

u/spoonard · 0 pointsr/PS3

Are you looking at this ad?

I think the ad you were looking at was from a different seller, J&R Music and Computer World. The link above is the one sold by Amazon.

u/Gurgleplops · 2 pointsr/PS3

If you already have a PS4 controller, get one of these. It lets you use any controller (including the PS4 controller) on the PS3 without making some features like the PS button not work & it lets you use them wireless with vibration. Even games that don't support PS4 controllers will work with this adapter.

u/Barnolde · 9 pointsr/PS3

You could get MGS Collection and Uncharted 3 for about the price of BF3 Premium.

A quick Amazon search reveals:

UC3 is $33 new, $25 used:

MGS is $30 new, $29 used:

so I say go with that!

u/name-lastname · 2 pointsr/PS3

I recommend you DO NOT but a solid state hard drive! They are too expensive! What you need is a 2.5" 5400 RPM SATA hard drive. I recently upgraded my PS3 using this guy [link] ( You can get one on Amazon for under $80. The review that you see in there is from my wife.

u/VladimirZ · 2 pointsr/PS3

Or, if you want to wait a month, you can pick up the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection and have everything Metal Gear you need in one pack, including Metal Gear Solid.

u/ubiquarian · -4 pointsr/PS3

At the moment the GTA5 500GB bundle starts at $360 (on Amazon). I'd say $269 is a price drop. 12GB systems go for $199 without a game (at Walmart). For $20 more and the price of a game you get much more storage.

So yeah, you could technically just go ahead and spend $199 on a 12GB system... but you'd eventually want to upgrade the HDD.

u/NeilOld · 2 pointsr/PS3

I don't know whether the international shipping or anything like that affects the deal, but a couple months ago I bought a new-in-package one from this Amazon seller for $42.

u/Musical_life · 1 pointr/PS3

Not bad, I would have tried for one with a 500gb HD though. Here's the one I have, all I had to do afterward was buy the $6 mounting kit and stick my old 500gb hd in it.

u/fylian · 2 pointsr/PS3

Amazon has the DualShock3 on sale for $40 right now too:

u/Seiksae · 0 pointsr/PS3

Here are three sellers on Amazon (US) that are selling new PS3 controllers.

u/tec2030 · 3 pointsr/PS3

Why don't you check out the prices for a used Daulshock 3 or a Sixaxis controller. Used controllers on amazon from $17:

u/shaggath · 1 pointr/PS3

Use the amazon download--save a penny.
Here it is.

u/epsiblivion · 1 pointr/PS3

if you're willing to spend just under $100, get the official sony wireless headphones.

they're $80 now on amazon. surround sound, wireless (usb dongle), works on ps3 and pc. surround sound only works on ps3 games though, not pc or netflix/movies(dvd/bluray).

u/LiquidWaffle · 2 pointsr/PS3

This is one of the pest drives you can get for a PS3. I don't see the point of replacing the PSU if it is not broken.

u/atomicpurple64 · 2 pointsr/PS3

your best bet is to get this dongle: and use a DS4. It works flawlessly for me on my PS3 and I don't have to worry about fake or broken controllers.

u/wazzuper1 · 2 pointsr/PS3

I think the previous users that have asked about this product were met with these general responses:

  • They seem to have a high failure rate. You can check some of the comments on Amazon or Google it yourself.
  • Some people get headaches from using the two-player, one view mode in certain games. It depends on how sensitive you are. There is some slight ghosting effect (where you can still faintly see your friend's portion of the screen).
  • Cannot mount onto a wall as it is meant for a desk.
  • Speakers are so-so.

    If you do decide to get it, make sure to get the extended warranty. You're likely going to need it.
u/LukeNeverShaves · 1 pointr/PS3

Youll need this youll just plug your RCA (Red/White) into one end and the headphone jack of the speakers into the other end.

u/The-Marker · 1 pointr/PS3

If you have the RCA cable you can use one of this and get all the audio

u/blitterobject · 1 pointr/PS3

You may be able to connect your headset to the monitor with one of these: 3.5mm to RCA female

u/FreeCopy · 1 pointr/PS3

I ran one of these to the line-in on my computer and set HDMI for video on the PS3 and Audio Input Connector / SCART / AV MULTI for the audio.

u/unknown_baby_daddy · 1 pointr/PS3

your receiver doesnt have RCA inputs? or are you using desktop speakers?

either way:


u/Hempville · 1 pointr/PS3

this is what i use to stream rocksmith and other games with my hd 60s. never had an issue with it besides forgetting to plug it in!

u/LevelX · 1 pointr/PS3

I don't that would work because I use charging station

u/archaicruin · 2 pointsr/PS3

Amazon has them for 79.99. There are 469 reviews and they're sitting at right around 4.5 stars.

u/r_k_ologist · 2 pointsr/PS3

[$70 on Amazon] ( How did you get a PS3 cheaper than that?

u/asderxsdxcv · 1 pointr/PS3

can i use this with this to back up my 160 gb hdd?

u/philbertagain · 2 pointsr/PS3

Just order off amazon...

Then buy revengance... maybe ground demo if you i to that and wait for 5 to be cheap.

u/DismayedNarwhal · 2 pointsr/PS3

According to Amazon, it'll arrive when GTA is released

u/Ikit-Klaw · 2 pointsr/PS3

I am getting a PS3, but am going to wait till September and get the GTA V bundle.

u/maybeidontknowwhy · 4 pointsr/PS3

This one?

Mayflash Magic-NS Wireless Controller Adapter for Nintendo Switch PC NEOGEO mini

Can you turn on the console wirelessly?

u/scaredy_cat_luigi · 1 pointr/PS3

I use this and the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, this has changed my PS3 gaming immensely.

u/Arctic172nd · 8 pointsr/PS3

Well stop what you're doing and go buy this right now.

u/Newwackydeli · 7 pointsr/PS3

You're gonna want a powered splitter, I have this one:
And it works fine. I use it on a monitor, and a television with noticeable extra lag.

u/RottonApple · 3 pointsr/PS3

There is no console on the market today that allows the end user to swap out, install, or otherwise upgrade the memory of the system.

As for STORAGE, you can easily upgrade the HDD in the PS3. More easily than even possible on the Xbox. $44 will get you a 500 GB HDD that you can install into your PS3.

A 12 GB HDD will not work well at all, simply because you have to install nearly every game to the HDD on PS. That sucker will fill up fast.

Oh and every modern PS3 is equipped with WiFi and an Ethernet IO port.

u/lpsoldier · 2 pointsr/PS3

I had to do the same thing back in May.

This is the one I got:

So far I've had no problems with it, I recommend it.

u/sub_o · 1 pointr/PS3

No, there's no audio jack, you need to use the dongle. The dongle works with my mac, but I have no idea how to jack it into phones, or tablets.

Btw, Sony is releasing a new version of the headset, called Pulse headset this October, maybe you might want to wait awhile. Here's an amazon link

u/argyle-socks · 4 pointsr/PS3

Is it this mic?

With Battlefield 3, multiple users have noted headset problems and it seems like DICE is releasing a patch to address this. Is it just BF3 where you're seeing these problems, or in other games as well?

u/Storm360 · 0 pointsr/PS3

Are you in Europe? Might be cheaper to sub to PS+ to play Ico and SotC
Okami is a must play, Spec Ops The Line, honestly, its great storywise, but not worth paying a whole lot for and the gameplay is average, similar with the walking dead, I regret walking dead for around $10, wish I waited for it to be cheaper.

Haven't played FC3 so can't comment

Also if you haven't played them, pick up the MGS legacy collection if you can afford to, great series, and you are getting a LOT of gameplay for $50

u/Ultrameyda · 1 pointr/PS3

Look at the area around the buttons, and then compare it to the real deal.

A good fake, but a fake nonetheless.

u/Bilgistic · 10 pointsr/PS3

I don't know which ones you haven't played, so I'm just going to list whichever ones come to mind.

Infamous collection

Tomb Raider

GTA IV Complete Edition

Assassins Creed 1

Assassins Creed: Ezio Trilogy

Far Cry 3


Hitman: Absolution

Uncharted 1 & 2 pack

Uncharted 3

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

Heavy Rain

Though there are probably many more that I'm forgetting.

Edit: Had to remove Assassins Creed 3 because the price went up to $34.77.

u/aplenail · 2 pointsr/PS3

Nice set up! You can also add the official sound bar and the absolutely terribly designed official controller charging station.*


*Can fail in three ways: lose/break the charging clips, lose the adapter cable, lose the power cable. What was Sony thinking?

u/yashwinusa123 · 40 pointsr/PS3

boiiiii get a goddamn ps3. you won't regret it.