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Need advice for buying new PS3 for Kmeaw 3.55
Need advice for buying new PS3 for Kmeaw 3.55 –
I have an older 80GB Motorstorm PS3 that still works, but is starting to chug and show its age. I am considering buying a new PS3 slim so that I will have an alternative for if/when my 80GB bites the dust, and not be stuck having to buy a second hand system to avoid OFW 5.56 that will surely be on future new PS3 systems.
Are there any reports that new PS3s are already shipping with 5.56? Any estimates as to when this might start? In other words, in your estimations, how long will non-5.56 systems be available on store shelves?
How likely is it that 5.56 will be defeated sometime in the future where I can holdout buying a new PS3 until my 80GB dies, and still get a new PS3 and use kmeaw? Or at the very least wait until a price drop to buy, and not worry about 5.56 getting in my way of using kmeaw?
My money is tight, but if i need to bite the bullet to guarantee having a functioning kmeaw-enabled console for the future, I will do it. What do you guys suggest?
i tought the ps3's didnt ship with 3.36...(i can be wrong)
btw good idea to have 2 ps3's incase you get banned
First of all, lets get firmware numbers right here.
3.55 is the latest CFW and 3.56 is the latest OFW.
(5.56 and 3.36 dont exist)
You probably wont see 3.56 in stores for about 1-3 months, but no one knows for sure.
You probably wont see 3.56 CFW for 1-3months, but again, no one knows for sure.
I left my old phat for OFW+online+all my DLC, and my new slim for jailbreaking because it has a bigger harddrive.
Sony is releasing a new PlayStation 3 Bundle specifically for Killzone 3.
I can guarantee they will come pre-installed with 3.56 OFW
21 days from Foxconn (China) to store shelves worldwide? I suppose its possible, but seems unlikely. I don't think you personally can guarantee anything.
(3.56 2nd release dated 2011-02-01 09:01 to Feb 22nd KZ3 launch date)
Personally I would replace either the laser or whatever part is needed and get her running up nice and tidy. I have an old phat and a slim on KMEAW and they both run equal, in fact I like my phat better cause it has 4 usb ports without having to buy an extra part. Then again if you absolutely must have a new one go with the cheapest ps3 slim and put a 640gb for $59 @ newegg =) I doubt we will be seeing OFW 3.56 on new ps3 for a little bit.
Originally Posted by Teeth
....Why don't you just buy a goddamn phat one from online? What is the point in going to a slim when you can get a brand new original 60 or 80 gig easily on amazon? Which most likely will have a old firmware on it. I don't understand any of you. lol Especially since 100% of the slims are not backward compatible. No point in going to a slim version at all.
personally id get the slim for cfw, if its brand new you dont have to worry about it dying and how hard it will be to find a console with older firmware 6 months or so from now.
I had a fat 80gb for cfw and a slim 120gb for ofw and the fat started to act up in certain games and shut off with ylod. I replaced it with a new 160gb slim to put cfw on just in case it died completely down the road when 3.55- consoles are harder to find.
Im not saying fats are unreliable. Ive had 5 different fats and that one was the only one that gave me problems, but all electronics only last so long.
If you dont use the backwards compatability id consider selling the 80gb and using the money for a new one. I never even played a ps2 game on my 80gb so i wasnt losing anything but the extra usbs and card reader (which was cool but never really used)