How much does the playstation 3 cost now?

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately. How much does the playstation 3 cost? Well, I’m here to give you a good round up on exactly how much you can look at spending on this older console and where exactly you can find it at.

Let’s start out with some common places that we all trust:

  • eBay – Playstation 3 – You can pick up a PS3 here for anywhere from less than $100(for a 20GB console) to about $150 for the 250 GB console. If you choose eBay, check around because some of these come with games.
  • Amazon – This is a bit more expensive, but you can get them brand new here. a PS3 500GB console can run about $220. You can grab a 12Gb console for $120 – $200. And a 320 GB SLIM for $120 used.
  • BestBuy.com – Pre-owned/Refurbished units at Best buy run as so: 12GB($180), 120GB($160), 160GB($170) and a 250GB($180)
  • GameStop – Pre-owned and refurbished units – 320GB bundle(CoD Ghosts, 2 Batman games and GTA) is normally $245 but you can get it for about $170. an 80GB console is $120. You can pick up a 500GB for $170. and a 160GB Slim for $140. Check the website, they have more options.

Places like Walmart are out of stock online, but you may be able to pick up in store.

These really are your best options for picking up a PS3 at a great price. I suggest hitting up Gamestop and grabbing the 500GB for $170.

Why should you buy a playstation 3 now? Well, it’s 2016 and the PS3 is out of date and the PS4 is king. Obviously you can play some titles from your Playstation 2 on your PS4, and with the Playstation Now service you can play a lot of PS3 games through digital streaming.

Something to keep in mind when buying a Playstation 3, some are backwards compatible, some are not. Here’s some tips on choosing the right PS3 if you want to play those old Playstation 1 and 2 games.

  • Is the PS3 a SLIM model? If so, it will not play PS2 games, however it will play PSone games.
  • 20GB PS3 models with model number: CECHBxx. They have 4 USB ports, no WiFi or flash card reader. You CAN play PS2 games on this console!
  • The 80GB Metal Gear Solid PS3 that has NOT been updated will play PS2 games. Do not update the software if you have this!

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