Best products from r/PS3

We found 196 comments on r/PS3 discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 687 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top comments mentioning products on r/PS3:

u/cocobandicoot · 10 pointsr/PS3

A bit of a novel, but I hope you find this helpful, OP.

First, to comment on what happened on your call with Microsoft: maybe it's possible you just got one of the really bad reps? But then again, they got a supervisor involved and they still wouldn't just fix the situation for you? Especially seeing as you hadn't even used your subscription... that is pretty ridiculous. Well, I'm confident that you'll find the PlayStation experience an enjoyable one.


Honestly, this is probably the best time to try out a PS3. We're closing out on this generation of consoles and some of the best games of the last few years have been PlayStation exclusives. Especially if you've been using an Xbox 360 this whole time, you're about ready to meet a whole new world of incredible titles.

Quick edit: Just wanted to clarify... I'm including links to Amazon just as an easy way for you to learn more about individual titles. But just as /u/undeadwolfy mentioned:

>You can buy most of these pre-owned at a decent price. Some are digital so they're not much cheaper but still great.

So first and foremost, I highly recommend anything by Naughty Dog -- they are arguably the best developer in the entire industry right now. They released four titles on the PS3: Uncharted 1, 2 & 3 (each game is a must-play), and the absolute masterpiece that is The Last of Us. You've probably heard plenty of praise for The Last of Us (and it is well deserved), but I would recommend saving the best for last. It's such an awesome game that, after completing it, nothing else I played interested me anymore. It took like a month to get back into the gaming groove, so I'd save that 'til after you beat the Uncharted trilogy. It's that good.

Aside from that, there are some other great titles I'd highly recommend. I don't know what kind of games you're into, so I'll just list all those that I've liked, personally:

  • Metal Gear Solid saga (MGS 1-3 were released on PS1 & PS2, but they've since been rereleased in HD for PS3, alongside MGS 4).

  • Heavy Rain (A very story driven game, where the choices you make can drastically affect the storyline. Plus... boobs.)

  • Beyond Two Souls (Brand new, just came out. Similar to Heavy Rain in its execution -- story driven.)

  • God of War trilogy (Awesome, mature platformer. The first two games were for PS2, but were released in HD alongside GOW3 on PS3. Also has boobs.)

  • Little Big Planet 1 or 2 (A great couch multiplayer side scroller. Lots of fun, more of a kids game... or a game to play with drunk adults.)

  • Infamous 1 & 2 (An interactive comic book. An "open world" platformer that lets you shoot lightning from your hands. Has a cool element where you can choose to be good or evil.)

    Not to mention plenty of other great exclusives (Rachet & Clank series, Resistance trilogy, Valkyria Chronicles and more) and the tons of PS1 and PS2 games on the PlayStation Store for cheap, playable on your PS3 if you want to go old school. (Not to mention the many PS2 games being rereleased for PS3 in HD glory... I'd recommend Shadow of the Colossus, which happens to be free for PlayStation Plus members this month... hint hint.) Of course, all the multiplatform games are also here (Battlefield, Bioshock, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc.).

  • Oh, did I mention the PS3's online multiplayer is free?
  • And if you've got Netflix, you don't need to pay Sony a cent to watch it (unlike a certain other console's "Gold" requirement).

    That said, however, if you really want to jump in the game, PlayStation Plus is worth every penny -- a ton of free games each month (and we're talking major titles, in addition to a handful of indies), plus a large variety of other system-enhancing features and discounts. And if you're looking at getting a PS4, getting PS+ is a no-brainer. For one, it is required for online multiplayer on the PS4 (no such requirement on the PS3, but hey, they've got to make their money somehow). But what's awesome is that one PS+ account will work across both the PS3 & PS4, and enable you to get free games for each console for as long as you are a subscriber, with free games on the PS4 appearing on day one.

    Welcome to the new age. Now cue up some Imagine Dragons and get ready for a freaking awesome experience. We're glad to have you.
u/rikuansem13 · 9 pointsr/PS3

Let me fully explain the whole thing between #1 and #2. In Uncharted 1, you get to know all of the characters and get familiar with Nathan Drake himself. He's a badass, and although the game has some flaws (sometimes clunky controls, gets a little uninteresting a couple of times) it is still a very solid game. However, this game only has a singleplayer mode and no multiplayer, so you might want to keep that in mind.

I did a quick search and found it for $23.81 on Amazon

It's quite expensive, especially since it's been a couple years since it's been out but remember, I definitely think it's worth it. I bet you could even find it cheaper somewhere else.

As for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, it's quite simply amazing. It's like playing a blockbuster movie Indiana Jones. It's cinematic, and quite possibly the only game that is literally breathtaking. Character development is great, the story is very interesting, and I never felt bored at any time in the game. Literally from start to finish, I was enjoying every second of it, and I can't say that about any game. The controls are much smoother, and after you're done the singleplayer mode (which I played 4 times through, it's that much fun) there's also a multiplayer mode that is very fun. Might not be your cup of tea, but it's great to try out. The Co-Op mode is excellent, imo.

Again, on Amazon I found the Game of the Year Edition of the game for $22.88 (Which is surprisingly cheaper than the first one).

The GOTY edition has all of the DLC and add-ons for the multiplayer which I would say are all worth it.

Now, as for why you should play the first one. There are quite a number of references to the first game in Uncharted 2. Remember, Naughty Dog developed the game so that any person could pick up the second and be completely comfortable with it, but playing the first then this one you will really appreciate it. Uncharted 2 is also so good that you will probably want to play the first game after, just to play some more Uncharted. Unfortunately, you WILL be disappointed. Some people may prefer the first one for a couple of reasons but honestly there's no competition. Finally, it's really nice to get to know the characters and what they are about before you play the second one. Other than that, that's really it.

I really hope you find that helpful.

And as for God Of War, I highly recommend you play the second game. It's my favorite of the series, based off the story and gameplay, but on the other hand GOW3, is simply beautiful. It's almost euphoric destroying Mount Olympus in HD, and you'll see what I'm talking about when you get to it. There is a God Of War collection for the PS3, which is the HD rerelease of the games for the PS3, so you might want to look into that. I really don't think you should skip out on GOW2.

hahah sorry for the block of text btw, I just wanted you to fully understand.

u/Rev_Up_Those_Reposts · 4 pointsr/PS3

Some Background for My Opinion:

I do both physical and digital. I probably have about 90 physical games and about 40 digital games (not including PSN and PS2/PSOne Classics). As others have said, physical games are often cheaper, given that you can buy them at used game stores, pawn shops, amazon, ebay, etc. Most of my physical games have been purchased between $4 and $10, with certain collections from around $15 to $20. Digital games, while normally very expensive, can be much cheaper during sales. I've had my PS3 since early 2014, and I've had many instances where I bought a game pretty cheap physically only to have it go on sale digitally few weeks later for even cheaper. And sometimes I even kick myself for buying a game digitally too early because it ends up on sale for even cheaper six months later. Some deals are downright ridiculous. I bought the Mass Effect Trilogy for $5. I recently saw the entire Modern Warfare trilogy, with the initial dlc's for all three games, for $15. This is especially cheap given that one of those dlc's is $15. It's not uncommon to have sales where game of the year bundles (game + dlc's) cost as much, if not less, than the dlc's, themselves. The current Mid Year Sale, ending tomorrow morning, offers many great examples of amazing deals. If I didn't already own many of those classic Sony games, I'd be all over it.

Overall, I'd say that I mostly buy the cheapest format that I can, with a preference towards physical copies when prices are similar. This preference has nothing to do with re-selling games (I'm somewhat of a collector), nor does it have to do with a desire to lend/give them away (I don't have many PS3-playing friends). My preference towards physical games comes from the fact that it is easier and more enjoyable to look at and select a physical game from a collection than to select a digital game from the hard drive. In all honesty, I almost always check my physical library before checking my digital one. That is one less-discussed draw-back of digital games: less visibility.

As far as storage goes, I picked up this [1 TB Seagate Hybrid Drive] ( I only had a 160 gb drive initially, so I was running out of space just from game installs/patches. A larger drive allowed me to not only download relevant patches and dlc but to more seriously purchase digital games, as well. For $75, it was a very worthwhile investment, especially given that the PS3 will very likely be my last console.

Physical vs Digital?

I'd say that it has more to do with what you are looking to get out of the PS3.

-Do you really like the feeling of looking at, selecting, and handling physical games?

-Do you like going to game stores and/or pawn shops?

-Would you like to lend games to friends and family?

-Do you appreciate the ability to return games that you don't like?

-Are you looking to eventually sell the console and the games?

If some or all of these are true, then physical games might be good for you.


-Do you want to be able to quickly and easily access your games from the couch?

-Do you want to be able to use the games in the event of a hard-drive failure?

-Do you have good internet access?

-Do you think you'd enjoy checking out the weekly deals on the Playstation Store?

-Are you willing to (potentially) invest in a larger hard drive?

-Do you not care about selling games (especially given low re-sale value)?

-Are you interested in keeping the console for the foreseeable future or even for as long as you can?

If some or all of these are true, then digital games might be the way to go.


Overall, maintaining an all-digital or all-physical library would likely end up being more expensive than a mix of the two. It's probably only really advisable if you prefer to not use a disc drive (with a strong preferences towards digital) or if you are an avid collector (with a strong preference for physical).

u/pika9000 · 1 pointr/PS3
  1. Depends on which model you got but the online/store bundles are generally the same

  2. I believe that Final Fantasy 13 is considered to run better (I think). There might be other games, but I don't really know.

  3. The inFamous Collection has downloadable DLC and an extra downloadable 'game.' Metal Gear Solid Legacy Edition has the original PS1 game (MGS 1) as a downloadable code off of PSN. Those are the 2 cases I know where the DLC is downloadable, but I'm pretty sure this applies to all GOTY verssions of games.

  4. It depends on which state you live in (if you live in the US). Do a Google search for your state with 'PSN tax' or something similar.

  5. If you end up buying PS+, you'll find yourself downloading a ton of games pretty quickly. If thats the case, you would probably need to get a new hard drive (a 1TB drive off of Amazon would be most convenient). If you don't get PS+, and don't plan to store music/movies/photos on the machine, of course you won't need it.

  6. If you buy a PS2 game off of the PSN store, it will handle saves on its own. However, if you insert a PS1 disc that you may have, or if you bought a PS1 game off of the PSN store, you'll have to manually install a 'Virtual Memory Card' in the Game Menu on the XMB. Side note, every PS3 is backwards compatible with PS1 discs so if you have a PS1 disc that you want to play put it in.

  7. PS3s are mostly region free (except for a handful of Japanese games). If you want DLC, the PSN account that you use has to match the region the game is from.
    For example, I live in the US. If I were to buy a game from England, and I want to buy DLC for it, I would have to create an EU or British account just for the DLC for that game despite the fact that my PS3 and the IP address for my internet is American. Since you said you live in Australia (at least thats what it seems), and the bundle is off of the US Amazon site, you would have to buy the DLC for infamous and uncharted 1+2 off of the US PSN.

  8. If you want to get good deals, go to /r/GameDeals for good discounts. Generally, that subreddit focuses on PC games, but occasionally they'll have some good deals on console games as well.
u/amich · 2 pointsr/PS3

If you want PS+ with it, absolutely. And you should, since PS+ rotates through some of the best games in the PS3's huge back catalog and offers them for free. I've also found it great for games I wouldn't normally risk the money on that I've turned out to love.

Since you get more out of PS+ the longer you have it, if it interests you, now is the time to get it. The free games you will get between now and any possible PS3 price drop will more than cover the difference.

If you're not interested in PS+, then it comes down to whether it's worth it to you personally to wait for a few months to save $50-100.

I would suggest one of these models, depending on which games interest you. Having a 500gb drive is a big advantage to these models, and the other bundle game (Uncharted 3) has a smaller hard drive... and the game is free on PS+ right now.

If you take the plunge, welcome to the PC + Console lifestyle! I think you'll enjoy your broadened horizons as much as I did :)

*Edit: Added GT 5 bundle, which also has Infamous 2!

u/jbigboote · 3 pointsr/PS3

Mass Effect 2 is $20 new, and comes with almost all the important DLC on PS3. If you buy a used copy, the Cerberus network code might already be used, and you miss out on some stuff, so go with new. Even though it is single player, I think it has plenty of replay value, maybe more than any other single player game I've played since the first Mass Effect.

I liked GTA IV well enough to complete the main game, but I never finished the two DLCs, nor did I like the multiplayer. But I know some folks really liked the multiplayer, so who knows.

Uncharted 2 and 3 both have multiplayer, but I never really played them, so I can't comment on them. But I think both games have great single player campaigns. Unfortunately Uncharted 2 seems to be a little on the pricey side right now. I know you can get it for cheaper, but you may have to be patient. again, used copies may have a code that has already been redeemed, so caveat emptor. also you can get it as part of a dual pack with the first one, but that exhausts your budget right there.

I will also put in a plug for Borderlands. it's been on sale for $15 with all the DLC on the PSN for PS+ members, and still was last time I looked. it has a lot of good DLC, but even without the DLC, it is plenty fun, and has good local and online multiplayer. really multiplayer to me is he only fun way to play the game. it also has good replay value in my opinion.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/PS3

I've got both and, honestly, I really prefer the Xbox for most things for several reasons.

  1. The XBOX media center remote is much more user friendly and comfortable in my hand than the PS3 dvd remote. Since I do a lot of streaming/moving watching this is a big deal for me.

  2. The Xbox interface is much easier to navigate.

  3. The Xbox marketplace is much easier to use than the PSN store.

  4. Installs and updates take much less time on the Xbox and happen much less often. It seems that everytime I power up my pS3 I can expect 5-15 minutes worth of crap to update.

  5. Kinect is way more useful than move. There are several excellent Kinect games plus I use the connect video chat feature on a regular basis to talk to friends.

    Things I prefer about the PS3:
    umm....other than the rare exclusive I'm interested in, nothing really off the top of my head.
    Oh, my kids prefer the PS3 controller. I personally like them both equally well.
u/RisingBlackHole · 3 pointsr/PS3

Just a clarification on PS+. You will have these games available as long as you are subscribed to PS+. When I got my new PS3 last black Friday it came out with 1-month subscription. I downloaded some games and when the subscription ended I couldn't play them anymore. However, I got a year subscription last month and all these games I downloaded can be played again. Personally I think it's a great value. I'm playing games that otherwise I would've never played, like indie titles.

I suppose you were paying for XLive so you may be able to stay subscribed to PS+ once your trial ends. It's even cheaper than XLive. Sometimes there are deals when you'll pay less and get more than a year. Expect more info around E3. Check the PS+ subreddit for info on games and more deals.

PS+ Tip: Feel like getting a game but want to hang on a little? There's a risk that the game may be pulled out the Free Games List. So download it but cancel the downloading process. What did just happen? The game now is part of your purchase history. You can download it at any time and even if the game was removed from the Free Games List.

Headset? I'm pretty sure any bluetooth headset will do. I used to have one of these cheap bt headsets for cellphones and it worked good. The one I have now is around $100 but I got mine for $80. Works with PCs too and the sound quality is superb.

u/-Imnus- · 1 pointr/PS3

I don't think you could regret getting a PS3™ system right now, you'll have a great catalog of games available and since PS4™ isn't backwards compatible this is the only way you'll enjoy all those amazing games any time soon.

First of all go here and create your account, then get this PS3 - $200 or this PS3 - $279, and this PlayStation®Plus - $49.99/1 Year ($39.99 with Free BestBuy Reward Zone Gamers Club).

PlayStation®Plus gives you:

  • PlayStation®Plus Instant Game Collection

  • Discounts up to 75% off

  • Cloud Storage to back-up your Game Saves and access them on any PS3™ system

  • Automatic Software Updates and Game Downloads

  • Exclusive Access to try out new Demos and Beta Trials

  • PS4™ Online Mutiplayer

  • One PlayStation®Plus Membership works across PS4™, PS3™ and PSVita™ systems. Your PSN Account can be activated on up to (2) PS3™ and (2) PSP®/PSVita™ systems.

    Check the PlayStation®Plus Instant Game Collection here: North America or Europe. The European PlayStation®Plus is more expensive (around $10 more), while EU gets a better Instant Game Collection, but NA gets much better discounts.

    You have to "purchase" (for $0.00) the games to add them to your PlayStation®Plus Instant Game Collection when they're available, you can do it on your PC via SEN Store or on your PS3™ via PSN Store.

    The games you purchased for free will remain forever on your Instant Game Collection and you'll be able to re-download them as many times as you want, however you can only access your Instant Game Collection while your PlayStation®Plus Membership is active.

    Remember to "purchase" even the ones you're not interested now or the PSVita™ ones, you never know when you'll get your hands on one.

    Any content you pay money for, even with PlayStation®Plus Discounts, will be yours forever to keep and access regardless of the state of your PlayStation®Plus Membership. Free Avatars and Themes are also yours to keep and access regardless of the state of your PlayStation®Plus Membership.
u/Omega_Maximum · 1 pointr/PS3

Bit of a long shot, but this adapter will get you a 3.5mm headphone audio out.

Now, I say it's a long shot because it's pretty worthless at $35, however, all the WalMart stores around my area have them all on clearance for $7, which makes it a much better deal. While it doesn't say anything about working on a PS3, I have tried it, and it does work, though you will want a headset or speakers with volume control.

Otherwise, use an old PlayStation composite out cable, with the red, white, and yellow connectors, and get something like this adapter to convert it to a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Best of luck, and happy hunting!

u/tremens · 3 pointsr/PS3

Hey mate. I posted this over in another thread, but it's just up your alley. Also of note right now, is that Target has a 2 for $25 sale right now - Of that list I'd recommend Ico/Colossus HD, Twisted Metal, Little Big Planet, and GT5 - I'm not going to include inFAMOUS 2, solely because you can grab the Collection for around $20 if you look for it, but that's the only reason. Also, Target was doing a Buy 2 Get 1 on many titles online (and all titles in-store) but I'm not sure that's still going on.

>In the same boat. Here's the list I've compiled so far, targeting bang-for-buck and PS3/console exclusives mostly, since I already have an extensive PC collection. In no particular order:

Last of Us (this is a no brainer, buy it immediately.)

Heavy Rain

God of War Saga Collection, God of War Ascension

Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack, Uncharted 3

InFAMOUS Collection

Jax and Daxter Collection

The Sly Collection

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix

ICO/Shadow if the Colussus HD Collection

Journey Collector's Edition

Final Fantasy X HD

Tales of Symphonia Chronicle's

Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition

Capcom Essentials Collection

Little Big Planet 2 Special Edition

Two Worlds

>Everything listed here can be had for less than $30, most around $20, and many of them are 2-5 games per purchase and set you into a franchise.

>If you find Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for around $50, BUY IT. Otherwise, probably best to skip it. Tough series to jump into around 5.

>And whatever you do, get PlayStation Plus immediately. If you buy a year it works out to a few dollars per month (newegg had a year for $40 recently on eBay) and you get 2-3 PS3 games every month, AND you get Vita, PS4, and PSP games. "BUY" THESE TOO! They are free and accessible as long as you have a PS+ account once you "tag" them to your account. If you every buy a PSP, Vita, or PS4 on the cheap you will have an instant and extensive back catalog of games ready to go.

>Oh, and Uncharted 3 is currently free on PS+ but expiring soon!

EDIT: Amazon has the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection for $55 ($60 shipped) currently. I thought I had a deal on it for $45, but the reseller cancelled it after I posted it on here saying that had an "inventory error" (they showed they had numerous copies in three of their brick and mortar stores and were out of stock at one, so I find that hard to believe they didn't have at least the copy I ordered - more like they got flooded with 30-40+ orders at once and realized they were selling it pretty far below the going rate.)

u/TAC0001 · 7 pointsr/PS3

PS3 bundles usually only happen with COD and exclusives (inFamous, Killzone, Uncharted, God of War, etc.). There are probably still a lot of Uncharted bundles out there if you know where to look.

Don't bother getting a used console from CraigsList or GameStop. Those are usually the fat models that are superloud and overheat and end up YLOD'd on you after a while. Go for the slim model (not sure about the new slim model that just came out though).

I doubt there will be any price drops on consoles during Black Friday or Christmas though. Retailers make so little profit off of consoles as it is. The games and accessories are where the big profit is, so they'll give you deals on those.

Since your roommate is probably taking all his games with him, here's what I do to get good games for less:

  1. If there's a Fry's near you... they will match internet pricing.

  2. It's a blog that shows all the weekly deals for gaming in the major stores.

  3. They give you good deals on used games with free shipping usually, and no membership is required.

  4. There have been a TON of game bundles out recently: Ratchet & Clank collection, God of War saga, Uncharted two-pack (all DLC included), inFamous bundle, Killzone trilogy coming in October (all DLC included), etc. Save money by getting multiple games for the price of one.

  5. If you need an extra controller, be sure to check out the greatest hits/controller combos. It's a controller and a best-selling PS3 exclusive for $60. Can't beat that. You can get games like Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, God of War, and Ratchet & Clank for free basically.

  6. Last but not least, Playstation Plus. Look up Playstation's Blog to see what you get for free. It's a really good deal for just $18 every three months, or $50 for the year.

    P.S. Found a bundle online that gives you a big hard drive and MW3 or Uncharted 3, your choice.

u/youremindmeofthebabe · 3 pointsr/PS3

Are you a student? get free amazon prime. then buy this

Edit: alternatively, check your local craigslist. make sure you are clear you want to test the controller, not just inspect it. take your time, make sure you use every button. I'm sure you can find some great deals.

u/mindrag · 0 pointsr/PS3

I put a 256GB solid state drive (SSD) in my PS3 recently, works beautifully. Thinking of upgrading to a 1TB hybrid drive because I'm already down to 50GB free on the new drive!

Anyways, you can find what you need on Amazon. The link from r_k_ologist looks like a good buy, and if you want something a little faster (and have the money to spend) you might want to try a hybrid drive like this:

u/Comedian70 · 8 pointsr/PS3

Pick up one of these: (or two, if you have a friend to play with and another move controller)

Get this PARTICULAR gun attachment, not one of the pistols. Easier reloading and much more comfortable. Trust me.

And a copy of this:

Best use of the Move to date.

u/Bakefy · 1 pointr/PS3

I am going against what everyone else is saying here...
But LBP 1 first. Play the hell out of it, then buy 2.

LBP is 17 dollars. amazon link

LBP 1 might be my favorite game of all time. The music, the levels, the introduction to gameplay... its just amazing.

LBP 2 is still an awesome game, and there is more to it. So it can do everything 1 can do, plus much much more.

I still can not get over how beautiful the levels are in 1. The soundtrack just makes my day.

Eventually you will beat the levels that media molecule made and you will be left with the endless user created levels. With that mindset, LBP 2 will let you play levels created for both 1 and 2. I still don't want you to miss out on the origins.

Link to LBP2 Amazon

u/project23 · 2 pointsr/PS3

Playstation Wireless Stereo Headset

Cant go wrong with this thing. Great sound, recharagable with same cable as controllers, MIC with great performance (mutable). Granted you do have to use the included USB dongle but really for such a great mic headset it works wonderful.

u/Blue2501 · 17 pointsr/PS3

Demon's Souls is pretty cool if you're into the Dark Souls thing. I wanna recommend Vanquish, but I've heard that the 360 release is better. I'd highly recommend you get a remote. With the remote, a PS3 makes a damn fine Blu-Ray player with all the usual streaming services too. Also, the PS3 supports HDMI-CEC so if your TV also supports it, you can turn the TV on with the PS3, turn the PS3 off with the TV, use some of your TV's remote functions on the PS3, etc.

u/ThePrimeCo · 1 pointr/PS3

I got a genuine one from Amazon here. I bought from the seller named stores123, but you can also buy directly from Amazon (but it's back ordered right now).

Just be sure to make sure everything is good when it arrives, and send it back to Amazon if it isn't. Amazon handles returns really well.

u/packy17 · 1 pointr/PS3

No idea, but you can try Sony's web store and see if it works that way. You may have to use a proxy or have your sister do it from the US, but from my experience it works pretty well. I'm not buying TLoU digitally so I can't say for sure if it's a common problem, but I hope that helps.

EDIT: Another possible solution is to buy a few of these, enter the codes, and preorder with credit.

u/TauRyan · 3 pointsr/PS3

I like the original Official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset for $70 at Amazon. I've had mine for a little over a year now. They sound fantastic, even a year later. They also work on the PC with no additional software.

The only downside is that I'd wish the battery would last a bit longer. I get about 4 hours out of it on a full charge. That's estimated from season binging on Netflix.

Amazon link:

Good luck on finding the right headset!

u/CobraG7 · 5 pointsr/PS3

it comes with infamous on 1 disc and infamous 2 on the other. as well as the festival of blood PSN download voucher and all DLC for all the games.
it's really a good value, so gogogo get it :)
or if you want other retailers:

u/TBCMLwacki · 2 pointsr/PS3

Amazon has always had them for $127.00, granted you save two dollars. but I saved a lot more in gas, rather than driving to Best Buy to get a price match.

u/idwolf · 1 pointr/PS3

uncharted 1 is really cheap. It's a fantastic game but you can certainly skip it if you want. The two storylines are completely separate besides some character relationships that were established in the first one, but I highly recommend getting around to it eventually. If you can find a way, play Uncharted 1 first. Borrow it from someone, or rent it.

u/angeleus09 · 4 pointsr/PS3

The official PS3 wireless headset is far and away one of the best values for the money out there at around $100. Great sound, extremely comfortable, 7 hour battery life. If you don't want to spend that much I'd go with the either the Turtle Beach P11 or the PX21. Both are in the $50-$60 range but are also wired. But in all honesty I can't recommend SONY's wireless 7.1 headset highly enough.

u/baconbum · 3 pointsr/PS3

Like I said, I've been all about the light-gun games lately. They make up most of my Move games. I have Sports Champions (the one that came bundled) and The Fight, and then the rest of my games are light-gun games. I picked up a Sharpshooter and it really completed the experience. It's a high quality accessory, and it's much more entertaining to hold a replica gun than it is to point the Move controller at the screen. I was always a fan of arcade shooters, and this brings that feeling into your living room pretty well.

u/TrandaBear · 1 pointr/PS3

If you can wait, they often go on sale at various retailers for ~$20 less. My wife got them for me for my birthday and I freaking love them. It resolved one of our marital disputes. The "Goddammit! I'm trying to sleep can you turn down your games/movie?" fight. The best part is that its usb based so you can just as easily use it for computer gaming as well. Speak of the devil...Amazon with free shipping

u/thecacti · 3 pointsr/PS3

I'm gonna go ahead and plug /r/ps3deals for finding decent deals on games and accessories.

Controllers, Amazon currently has some Dualshock 3 Wireless controllers New starting at $34.95, which is pretty good considering their usual $50 price tag. click

Looks like your setup doesn't include AV jacks, which you'd normally need for Video/Audio output on your television. Instead, just get an HDMI cable, but don't buy them from a local game shop! They'll charge you something crazy like $30 when you can get the same ones online (Amazon/Newegg) for under $10. (I made that mistake..)

Looks like you'll need the USB cable as well in order to charge the controller (to my knowledge, it doesn't come included with individually bought controllers).

u/anede001 · 1 pointr/PS3

The Power A Wired Controller is a pretty good option. It's officially licensed by Sony, only $20 and the build quality is decent. I like that the R2/L2 triggers are convex so your fingers don't slip off, like on the dualshock. It also has offset thumbsticks like an Xbox controller.

u/Bluko · 1 pointr/PS3

At times I find new games get trumpted by BF3/MW3. I bought Batman:AC and never play it because I am very much into BF3. There is always a chance you will buy him a game and he will continue to spend much of his gaming time in MW3. So, alternatively, you could get him:

A couple of these (they can get lost easily), I can't play without them ->

Get him a 20/50$ psn card (map packs), a shit ton of sweet games on psn

Get him a psn+ membership, i don't have one, but people seem to like it

Youy can get these on sale for like $70 ->

But then again, Skyrim always a good choice.

u/Mistrelvous · 2 pointsr/PS3

I would honestly just purchase the 12 GB super slim and replace the hard drive with a Seagate 1TB 2.5" SSHD Drive. Hybrid SSHD drives are much faster than regular drives.

Total cost for both is CDN$360.18 with free shipping and it is so easy to replace the 12GB hard drive with the 1 TB hybrid drive, just look up the many youtube videos on how to do it.

u/mr_poopface · 1 pointr/PS3

I just picked up the Pulse Elite Edition and it made The Last of Us even more enthralling. I browsed this subreddit and decided to get that one over the Regular Stereo Version as it just seemed to be that much better.

I included the amazon links so that you can do what I did: print it out and take it to Best Buy for a price match (yes, it worked).

u/Telaneo · 2 pointsr/PS3

You still got the AV cable that came with your PS3? The one that goes to yellow, white and red?

You'll need a female stereo RCA to female 3.5 mil. Something like this. (should be easy to find dirt cheap).

Connect your AV cable to the AV port, and connect the red and white cable to the red and white ends on the adaptor, and connect your headset's 3.5 mil to the adaptor. If needed, connect your headset to one of the USB ports for power. Then set your PS3 to output audio via the AV port. You can still output video seperatly via HDMI or whatever. If your headset is smart, it'll even mix the game audio and chat audio together, and you'll get the proper PS3 headset experience.

Before you do this though, just double check that your TV/monitor doesn't have a 3.5 mil port you can use. A lot of them will pass whatever audio input out that port and silence the speakers when you connect something. That's probably easier.

u/lopezalan287 · 1 pointr/PS3

I would suggest this. Bigger HDD+ Uncharted 3, costs 300 plus warranty if you plan on getting that. I would suggest buying used games from Amazon with the description "like new". I have bought a couple a things 40-50% off used off Amazon and they work great and looked new.

u/sosondowah · 1 pointr/PS3

Aragorn's Quest is all right. Unless you're hardcore Tolkien fan, skip that one.

Killzone 3 with the attachment Comedian70 recommended is pretty fun. Strafing as your primary movement will take a bit to get used to, but other than that it's a headshot galore (yes, also in multiplayer. yes, i played it with move, and would still do it if I had time).

Sports Champions is especially solid Move example for bigger parties.

Now, Resident Evil 5... Let's just say I have a Platinum trophy in that game basically thanks to Move (and a buddy of mine, who's presence as P2 eliminated the idiotic AI shenanigans). Get the Sharpshooter accessory for it, though.

u/foss333 · 3 pointsr/PS3

Sony Wireless Stereo Headphones

These work great with the PS3 and sound excellent.

u/360walkaway · 1 pointr/PS3

I'm not sure about which console's games are bigger, but you can change the PS3's hard drive yourself. All you need is a screwdriver and a 2.5" laptop hard drive.

As for recommendations:

  2. Check out the "Game Subreddits (Exclusives)" section of the sidebar.
  3. Look at the picture tiles at the very bottom of this page.

    As for PS3 deals, just check out PS3 bundles on Amazon. This is my suggestion: $250 for 250GB, Uncharted 3, a year of PS+, and free shipping.

    If you want a second controller, check out the Playstation combo packs. It comes with a specially colored controller and an exclusive game. I would go for this one: $57 for an electric blue controller, inFamous 1/2/FoB, and free shipping.
u/microxerox · 5 pointsr/PS3

This is easily the best PS3/PC headset for the money. I got it the day it was released (September 6th) and gave it a lot of abuse and it still works like it did that September afternoon.

They are better than Astro A40 headsets at the cost of HDPVR and XBOX 360 incompatability.

They blow Turtle beach out of the fucking water.

I never used Trittons but I can't imagine them being better than these.

u/Swole_Chicken · 2 pointsr/PS3

It’s super comfortable and it’s so easy to use. PowerA Wired Controller For PS3

u/cycloneclone · 1 pointr/PS3

Recently I got the inFamous Collection on Amazon, and it came bundled with a blue DualShock 3, the price was $50 so it was a pretty good deal.

u/liquidhot · 7 pointsr/PS3

From the Amazon page: The Legacy Collection includes Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 4 Trophy Edition and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition

u/I-shot-you · 2 pointsr/PS3

DEFINITELY! I have these (Sony Pulse) and I also recently bought the Sony Pulse Elite Edition link. I have had the Sony Pulse since they came out and they have never once messed up or anything. The Pulse Elite are even better, plus you can use the Elite with a phone or simply plug in ANY audio source to the USB dongle and you will receive the audio into the headset wirelessly! Definitely a steal at 50 I paid 104 after tax for mine.

u/jupiterkansas · 13 pointsr/PS3

Yes, but you'll also want to get the media remote to have better control over playback.

u/FreewarePirate · 1 pointr/PS3

Do you still have your composite cable that came with your PS3?

You can use something like this (a female RCA to female 3.5mm headphone adapter) on the audio end of your cable. This will allow you to do one of the following:

  1. hook up any stereo computer speakers, they will usually have a headphone jack.
  2. if you don't want speakers at all and just want to only use headphones, you can hook your headphones directly in to that. If your headphones don't have volume control, you can get something like this (inline volume control) so you can control volume.
u/mneptok · 3 pointsr/PS3

Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 are platform exclusive shooters with 3D support. I have played both, and both are worth their current non-release day price.

I have not played either of these games with the Playstation Move/Eye, Playstation Nav controller and/or the Playstation Sharpshooter. But you can. For a most un-desktop computer experience.

u/serosis · 3 pointsr/PS3

For game collections; The God of War Saga, Infamous 1 & 2, and the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection.

Plus the endless amount of classics you can download from the store, like Shadows of the Colossus and Final Fantasy X HD. There are some interesting platformers too like Limbo and The Cave.

u/nbiz4 · 1 pointr/PS3

Some retailers may choose to price drop bundles, like the slim models before the super slim. And to add, amazon is selling the uncharted3 and ps+ 320gb slim for $250, here's a link:

u/cellur111 · 1 pointr/PS3

As long as the ps3 doesn't sound like an airplane and actually works Id say somewhere around $150 is a good deal. Although id probably just save up for a new one, if you're in the US you can get a 500gb ps3 bundle for $280 on amazon or $270 on gamestop. There is also a cheaper 500gb console on gamestop.

u/scooter1265 · 3 pointsr/PS3

Here's the model I have. It is a really great wheel, and it can be found cheaper if you shop around. I got mine for $100 from newegg a couple years ago

u/AsaBringman · 2 pointsr/PS3

My recommendation is to go to and buy a PSN card. They will give you a code immediately, and then you just go into Account > Redeem Codes on the PS3 and enter it. I have done this several times. Just did it last night, in fact.



After the whole hacking debacle, I greatly prefer this method to giving Sony my credit card.

u/iRuisu · 0 pointsr/PS3

Amazon's probably your best best. Sony sell them officially there but they're not cheap if buying them brand new.

u/alitanveer · 2 pointsr/PS3

Pusle Elite is the best. It also works with your computer.

u/LyricalRaven · 2 pointsr/PS3

As others have said you can freely share content (games and DLCs, not avatars however) between two accounts on the same ps3 machine. If you open a US sony account you'l just need to enter a fake US address, however if you want to buy digital downloaded games you will not be able to use your visa card - which I assume is tied to your real UK address - and also paypal for the same reason.

The easy solution is to simply buy prepaid cards for the US PSN and charge your account. The cheapest one are at Amazon (.com, not!) since they don't chrage you extra price (a 10$ card will cost you only 10$).
However, do make sure your account has a fake US shipping address, otherwise you won't be able to buy any games from there (the fake address won't bother you since you buy digital stuff and not physical items that are actually shipped to that address).

u/SaltTheSnail · 2 pointsr/PS3

I'm planning on getting into the MGS series but I'm just waiting for this, it will be cheaper. :)

u/CamusAran · 1 pointr/PS3

If it's the super slim you'll probably need a HDD mount thingy since it doesn't come with one by default (you're not replacing a HDD, the 12gb is flash memory).

u/LUSTY_BALLSACK · 1 pointr/PS3

(I replied to OP with this and I think it would be worthwhile to you if you read this since it is relevant to what you have posted.)

If you don't mind dropping $100 I personally have been eyeing this hybrid hard drive:

By hybrid I mean Seagate has implemented SSD-like qualities (I think?) making load times and the like much faster than a standard hard drive!

u/Iamthetophergopher · 3 pointsr/PS3

Currently running 60-80, here are some examples:

Blue controller/Infamous Pack

Red controller/God of War Pack

Camo controller/Killzone 3

Camo controller looks badass, but I already have KZ3 or I would buy it :)

u/Sushi-Cake · 1 pointr/PS3

Amazon is a good source for this. Sony Entertainment Network allows you to add funds directly to your wallet with a credit card or PayPal in increments as low as $5.

u/ironpony · 1 pointr/PS3

Just got my copy yesterday, played a ton w/ the standard six-axis. I'm in the process of creating my own game chair, which is based on a black heated leather power adjust bucket seat from a 2006 Honda Accord. Fabbing up a platform base, installing a power converter so the heat and power seat functions will work. Then, use my wheel. I can't wait to get it together.

u/z9nine · 2 pointsr/PS3

$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]

Quite literally the first result on Amazon. In fact, you get $20 without spending $20.

If it doesn't say reloadable, it most likely won't work.

u/metarugia · 2 pointsr/PS3

I would recommend any of these:

WD Scorpio Black 320GB - $57.54

WD Scorpio Black 500GB - $62.45

WD Scorpio Black 750GB - $73.92

The reason why? They're 7200rpm drives and actually do decrease loading times. Plus they have longer warranties.

u/ChrisF79 · 1 pointr/PS3

Here are the common answers to this question when it's posted:

u/MikeyJBlige · 3 pointsr/PS3

Triangle should bring up a list of options on the screen. Use the left joystick to toggle among the options. Use X to select.

So toggle over the "play" icon and hit X to play.

Alternately, if you plan on watching a lot of movies, buy one of these:

u/PS3s · 4 pointsr/PS3

the bracket is $7 delivered. Right now the 12GB model is the way to go, since it can be had with a game for $170 delivered from amazon. a 500GB bundle is $250. You can get a 500GB drive for $45 delivered easily. adding a $7 bracket still leaves you below the $80 price difference. I suppose if you prefer the games that come with the 500GB (Batman 3: Beyond Gotham & The Sly Collection Bundle) that might make enough of a difference to get the 500GB. But the 500GB will not run without a hard drive, whereas the 12GB will. Something else to consider.

u/GarretJax · 10 pointsr/PS3

It depends on how much you are willing to spend. The Logitech G27 is one of the best available at a price point of about $200-$300 depending on sales and rebates. Fanatec makes some nice racing wheels, but are a bit pricey. If you are looking for a quality wheel at a lower price you may be able to find a used G27 or G25. Or you can go with the Logitech PlayStation 3 Driving Force GT. The force feedback works very well and its a decent wheel, but it doesn't have a six gear box or clutch. But it does have paddle (button) shifters and a sequential shifter. The pedals aren't nearly as nice as the G27 or G25. But it does have some specific features for GT5 that the other wheels don't offer. You can get this one for about $70-$100 depending on rebates and such.

u/leeachim · 3 pointsr/PS3

You'll need something like this which will let you plug in headphones via the PS3's RCA cables. I'd also recommend getting a headphone amplifier too as the volume levels were a bit low IMO.

u/markmandue · 2 pointsr/PS3

the ultimate combo packs on Amazon are a good deal if you don't already own the games.

u/Shepards_Conscience · 0 pointsr/PS3

I'm looking at buying a 12GB PS3 because I have a 750GB laptop drive I was going to put in there. I didn't realize it didn't have a drive bracket. So I need to also get something like this?

u/dulun18 · 2 pointsr/PS3

Yes. I think the first SONY headset for the PS3 was the one with the dongle...

u/irok11 · 2 pointsr/PS3

You might interested to know about the new pulse wireless headset for the ps3. Essentially a new updated version coming soon.

u/fuzeebear · 1 pointr/PS3

I found one for cheaper.. This one is a dollar less, and has free shipping. You might be able to cancel the other order, and get this one. Or if the $4 isn't a big deal, then don't worry about it.

u/twiztdfred · 1 pointr/PS3

You could use the RCA cable and then get an RCA to 3.5mm adapter like this. You can use the multi audio out to direct it to the speakers instead of the HDMI.

u/johnnyflip · 1 pointr/PS3

I have a similar problem. One of my cats has PICA so he chews everything plastic/wires etc. I can't go corded on my headset because he would eat through it. I looked into wireless options and the PS3 Wireless headset ended up being the best for me. I just bought mine used for $40 CAD IICR

u/adrian86 · 2 pointsr/PS3

You need a laptop sata hdd and a cradle that z9nine mentions. I recommend you this because is fast and 1tb

u/yikex · 2 pointsr/PS3

There is a PowerA PS3 controller that has the layout of the XBOX360. Can't comment on the feel and control but there are wired and wireless variants. The wired one is really cheap on Amazon too.

u/haiduz · 1 pointr/PS3

Amazon sells it for 45 bux which is a lot cheaper then getting it in a store for sixty. When my niece (who was two at the time) decided to put my PS3 controller in the launrdy machine, Igot my replacement controller at amazon at this discount.

u/VladimirZ · 2 pointsr/PS3

Or, if you want to wait a month, you can pick up the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection and have everything Metal Gear you need in one pack, including Metal Gear Solid.

u/NeilOld · 2 pointsr/PS3

I don't know whether the international shipping or anything like that affects the deal, but a couple months ago I bought a new-in-package one from this Amazon seller for $42.

u/fylian · 2 pointsr/PS3

Amazon has the DualShock3 on sale for $40 right now too:

u/Seiksae · 0 pointsr/PS3

Here are three sellers on Amazon (US) that are selling new PS3 controllers.

u/tec2030 · 3 pointsr/PS3

Why don't you check out the prices for a used Daulshock 3 or a Sixaxis controller. Used controllers on amazon from $17:

u/shaggath · 1 pointr/PS3

Use the amazon download--save a penny.
Here it is.

u/epsiblivion · 1 pointr/PS3

if you're willing to spend just under $100, get the official sony wireless headphones.

they're $80 now on amazon. surround sound, wireless (usb dongle), works on ps3 and pc. surround sound only works on ps3 games though, not pc or netflix/movies(dvd/bluray).

u/awkwardtango · 1 pointr/PS3

I'd say go for it; I just bought a PS3 a couple days ago, because I don't plan on getting a PS4 until I graduate college, and as Ephaxx said, it's not backwards compatible.

As for model, I bought this one; I was mostly attracted to the price, since the same amount gets a less roomy hard drive and no game.

I haven't had any problems with it so far. Compared to the 60GB launch model I was previously using that was crawling to its death, it's fantastic. I've never been a PC gamer, though, so I can't provide any comparisons there.

u/LukeNeverShaves · 1 pointr/PS3

Youll need this youll just plug your RCA (Red/White) into one end and the headphone jack of the speakers into the other end.

u/The-Marker · 1 pointr/PS3

If you have the RCA cable you can use one of this and get all the audio

u/archaicruin · 2 pointsr/PS3

Amazon has them for 79.99. There are 469 reviews and they're sitting at right around 4.5 stars.

u/r_k_ologist · 2 pointsr/PS3

[$70 on Amazon] ( How did you get a PS3 cheaper than that?

u/philbertagain · 2 pointsr/PS3

Just order off amazon...

Then buy revengance... maybe ground demo if you i to that and wait for 5 to be cheap.

u/sub_o · 1 pointr/PS3

No, there's no audio jack, you need to use the dongle. The dongle works with my mac, but I have no idea how to jack it into phones, or tablets.

Btw, Sony is releasing a new version of the headset, called Pulse headset this October, maybe you might want to wait awhile. Here's an amazon link

u/RougeMammoth · 10 pointsr/PS3
1|Borderlands 2|$9.00|Amazon
2|Metal Gear Solid 4|$9.99|Amazon
3|God of War Origins Collection|$7.99|Amazon
4|Killzone 3|$9.99|Amazon
5|Wipeout HD|$4.37|PS Store
7|GTA IV|$9.69|Amazon
8|Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director’s Cut|$9.30|Amazon
9|Mass Effect 2|$9.75|Amazon
10|Skyrim [Legendary Edition]|$9.99|Amazon
u/argyle-socks · 4 pointsr/PS3

Is it this mic?

With Battlefield 3, multiple users have noted headset problems and it seems like DICE is releasing a patch to address this. Is it just BF3 where you're seeing these problems, or in other games as well?

u/Storm360 · 0 pointsr/PS3

Are you in Europe? Might be cheaper to sub to PS+ to play Ico and SotC
Okami is a must play, Spec Ops The Line, honestly, its great storywise, but not worth paying a whole lot for and the gameplay is average, similar with the walking dead, I regret walking dead for around $10, wish I waited for it to be cheaper.

Haven't played FC3 so can't comment

Also if you haven't played them, pick up the MGS legacy collection if you can afford to, great series, and you are getting a LOT of gameplay for $50

u/Ultrameyda · 1 pointr/PS3

Look at the area around the buttons, and then compare it to the real deal.

A good fake, but a fake nonetheless.

u/yashwinusa123 · 40 pointsr/PS3

boiiiii get a goddamn ps3. you won't regret it.