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I have been avoiding this gen of consoles....

08-12-2014, 05:57 PM
#1
I have been avoiding this gen of consoles....

but my PS3 finally seems to be on its last legs.

I am not a fan boy. I am not locked into Sony or MSFT, though if Sony was backwards compatible, I would go Sony.

Here is how I might make my decision
..... which one is quieter? My PS3 would be reasonably quiet for the first 20 minutes of a DVD, but got much louder as it was on longer. That was always true for me; it wasn't a new development.

This will MOSTLY be used for watching movies..... some games, but not that many. I don't care about any kind of social aspect other than POSSIBLY who has better online gaming...... and I might not even care about that.

Which way to go? And please, I am not looking for fanboy opinions, but level headed opinions based on how I want to use it.

Thanks!
08-12-2014, 06:50 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by Papa Deuce View Post
but my PS3 finally seems to be on its last legs.

I am not a fan boy. I am not locked into Sony or MSFT, though if Sony was backwards compatible, I would go Sony.

Here is how I might make my decision
..... which one is quieter? My PS3 would be reasonably quiet for the first 20 minutes of a DVD, but got much louder as it was on longer. That was always true for me; it wasn't a new development.

This will MOSTLY be used for watching movies..... some games, but not that many. I don't care about any kind of social aspect other than POSSIBLY who has better online gaming...... and I might not even care about that.

Which way to go? And please, I am not looking for fanboy opinions, but level headed opinions based on how I want to use it.

Thanks!
I have neither. But I will say that PSN has a ridiculous back catalog of PS games, including PSP. Not sure how it works on Xbox Live. For this reason alone I purchased a Vita.

08-12-2014, 07:39 PM
#3
I can barely hear my PS4 when it's on tbh

My PS3 was far far more noisy, sounded like an RB211

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
08-12-2014, 07:44 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: London, England
Posts: 840
If you're using it mainly for movies could you not just buy a much cheaper DVD player rather than spend 400 or whatever it is on a next gen console which won't really be used for its primary function
08-12-2014, 07:47 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by AlexsIpad View Post
If you're using it mainly for movies could you not just buy a much cheaper DVD player rather than spend 400 or whatever it is on a next gen console which won't really be used for its primary function

But, as I said, it won't ONLY be for movies.... just not that many games.
08-12-2014, 11:55 PM
#6
Joined: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 6,696
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa Deuce View Post
But, as I said, it won't ONLY be for movies.... just not that many games.
How many is "not that many"? Next(current) gen really doesn't have all that many games at the moment, and most of them are compatible with last gen.

Why not pick up the now steeply discounted PS3, assuming the noise has been fixed in later models?
08-13-2014, 01:36 AM
#7
If you mainly want movies and some games I'd probably just go PC, unless you have a clear idea on certain exclusives you'd like to play eventually then pick that console.
08-13-2014, 03:09 AM
#8
My brothers PS4 is loud, not sure if they have different dvd drives in them.

I've had both at one point, never really noticed much of a noise issue on either.
08-13-2014, 11:20 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
How many is "not that many"? Next(current) gen really doesn't have all that many games at the moment, and most of them are compatible with last gen.

Why not pick up the now steeply discounted PS3, assuming the noise has been fixed in later models?

Maybe 10 over time. That is about normal for me until there are lots of good used games.
08-13-2014, 07:38 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by Handle View Post
My brothers PS4 is loud, not sure if they have different dvd drives in them.

I've had both at one point, never really noticed much of a noise issue on either.
He might want to get it checked out?
I know 3 people with PS4's (myself included) and all 3 seem very quiet indeed. Maybe he has a duff fan?

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15