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Veknoid_Outcast said:

That said, Demon's Souls alone is worth ponying up for a PS3  

This right here is what's making me lean towards PS3 at the moment. The posts so far are telling me I should change the question to PS3 vs PS2.

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KratosLives said:
can u even find a vita these days?

Gamestop sells them refurbished online for around $150. As far as I know, that's the only major retailer that still has a reliable stock, but eBay sellers tend to pop up from time to time that sell them for slightly cheaper.

don't forget that all models of PS3 are compatible with PSone games, not just those handful of launch models, those are quite power hungry and far louder than something like the ps3 slim... that said, you can get a ps3 now for chump change, picking one up from somewhere like CEX here will even grant you 24months warranty if you're worried about buying 10 year old hardware.

CEX site even lets you pick which model version of the ps3 you want to buy, for the most part their good at buying / selling the wrong things, if they make any mistakes from the online store you can return them to the retail place for a refund np.

Vita pretty much allows the playing of all PSone games too now, if you have it modded you can install a few great bits of software to allow you access to the full library of PSP and PSone games as well as the regular emulation fest of nes/snes/megadrive/gba and so forth

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You may want to check out the big PS3 games that aren't on PS4

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deskpro2k3 said:

well if you want to play both PS1 and PS2 classics on a PS3, you'll have to find a CECHA01 model. CECHA01 models is fully backward compatible. google it and you'll find some refurbished ones.

Any PS3 can play PS2 classics (from the PSN store).  

And it doesn't make sense for him to try buying the original disks.  

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would buy a ps2 slim to play ps2 and ps1 games, and maybe if you want a vita from second hand too, because vita has some great jrpgs you should try out

Vita, they will be really expensive in 10 years

Veknoid_Outcast said:
melbye said:
If you want to play PS2-games maybe it would be easier and cheaper to just buy a PS2. And PS2 is also backwards compatible with PS1 i think.

This isn't a bad idea. You could get a PS2 slim, which will play PS2 and PS1 games. You already have a X360, which is essentially a better version of the PS3, and a PS4, which has several remastered PS3 games.

That said, Demon's Souls alone is worth ponying up for a PS3  

Are the servers still up for that game?


OT PS3 has more to offer overall, but VITA has Persona 4 Golden.  Do what you will with that info.

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