buy a PS2 or buy a ps3?
noob with a boob here
I haven't bought a new console since the dreamcast.
I have bought a few US PS2 games, Japanese PS2 games, as well as made some back ups because I always assumed I would buy a PS2. However I kept putting it off and now the PS3 is already out!
I'm now finally interested in buying a PS2, but I wonder if I should just get a PS3 (but there's still games I want to play on the PS2) instead. or an xbox.
I've been interested in a backwards compatible PS3 for some time (there's a store here still selling a MGS4 bundle with 80gb PS3 for 599).. which would play my US PS2 games as well, but probably not my import PS2 and back up PS2 games.. and it doesn't seem that ps3 hacking has gotten very far yet.
should I buy a PS2, should I buy a the slim one? or the fat one?
I'll obviously need some kind of ability to play my Japanese and backups too, I'm thinking of something that requires no mod chip.. maybe a swap disc or via HDD?
if your looking for the cheaper way out and still like your old school games then simply buy a ps2. There many chips out for the ps2. Some people have different opinions and love to play old school games even on ps3, I'm pretty sure you can still buy new slimline ps2's i would'nt get 2nd hand unless you buy it chiped already
ps3 is fantastic graphic wise, a little big and heavy but still a great console not to mention online gaming, I'm not really fussed about backwards compatiblity or though sony did something right for once and that was to make games regionless. It's taken hackers time to bring out a chip purely because of bluray issues, thats what it think anyways someone quote me on this, the cost for bluray burners and blank disc is very expensive, in time ps3 will be cheap enough so if you wait while id buy a ps3 instead your've waited this long whats another year or so
i hope that helps
I use my PS2 with HDLoader for games, it also has SNES and SEGA GENESIS emulator.
My PS3 is mainly used for movies and some linux CELL compiling work.
If you currently have PS2 games, buy a PS2. Refurbs (Fats and Slims) are inexpensive. If you wish to play backups, obtain a method to load homebrew (I recommend Codebreaker 9 or higher) and use FMCB+ESR (plays backups of domestics and imports) available in the forums.
Fat systems are more versatile. You have the option of internal hdd and fewer compatibility issues with USB thumb drives.
thanks for the replies ^^;;
to be honest, if there was a way to play PS2 imports and backups on the PS3, I would've gone that route!
but sadly it seems the PS3 scene is still in its infancy.
so I'm looking at the PS2 now, looking at the mod chip and swap disk options.. but almost every store I used to go to.. no longer sell it, or no longer exist! did Sony of USA crack down on them?
what are my options now?
go for ps2. more games and they are more affordable.
in my country i can buy ~4 ps2 second-hand games for a price of one ps3 (new or second-hand) game. (pricing on psn might be a bit different, though).
afaics ESR should be able to launch imports.
If i had the money id buy a ps3, its got new games that aren't/won't be available on ps2
I love my ps2 tho
Buy 'em Both
Yes and no...
Originally Posted by yoshi314
ESR is able to launch ESR-patched backups regardless of the game region, but it is not able to launch original discs imported from a different region than the console.
I consider the combination of the soft-mod FMCB with the game launcher ESR to be superior to most mod-chips, and since both FMCB and ESR are absolutely free the choice is a 'no-brainer'... :)
The only drawback is that it does not support launching PS1 backups.
And the only problem (for newbs on the PS2 anyway) is the initial FMCB install.
Best regards: dlanor
i see, so rather than go doing a mod chip route or HDD route, FMCB and ESR is better these days? Wow I really have not followed the PS2 scene at all
Originally Posted by dlanor