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Should I trade my PS3 for a Nintendo 3DS?

#1 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:02 AM

I have a backwards compatible ps3 (motorstorm bundle) and I have been wanting to have a portable console, (since I walk a lot and ride buses). I've had my ps3 since 2008 and hearing stories of peoples fat models dying has me worried. I would like to buy a 3ds but I dont have cash, I like my ps3 but I have been leaning towards portability also. I know I can get a ps3 cheap like how I got mine for 129.99 in 2008. I am asking if its worth trading a 2007 80GB ps3 for a nitendo 3ds with street fighter 4 and resident evil mer

#2 Hostile   Dark Evangel CAGiversary!   3160 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

Go buy a DS Lite/DSi/DSi XL instead.

#3 ShockandAww   Truth is treason CAGiversary!   7447 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  


Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:18 AM

No way I would.

#4 Gorga   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   50 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:34 AM

Go buy a DS Lite/DSi/DSi XL instead.

No. 3DS is fully backwards compatible with the original DS games, so you might as well future proof your purchase to play the inevitably great games that are coming to 3DS. The 3DS is going to have a pretty respectable lineup even by the end of the year, and with games like smash brothers on the horizon, there's no reason to buy an original DS only to see some 3DS game that you really want down the road and be unable to play it (Then you'll kick yourself in the ass and have to buy another portable).

To answer the OP's question, I'd say it comes down to a few things:

-Have you played most of the PS3 games you want to? If not, you may want to hang on to your ps3 for a while. The ps3 is a great console.

-Can you actually get a decent a mount of money for your ps3? If not, it may not be worth it.

-Exactly how much time are you spending traveling where you would have downtime to game? If it really is a lot, I'd say because there's a value on your time that you should go the portable route. Of course, that depends on how much you value your free time.

#5 CheapAssHustla   Hustle..Hustle Hard CAGiversary!   8123 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  


Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:24 AM

No, that would a dumb trade. I would eBay it since they're hard to find. You could probably get around $200-$300 depending on what games and accessories you have etc. I WOULD never trade my PS3 for a portable system...



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#6 MushaOne  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

No way. I would never trade any console for a portable system.

#7 sassylaurie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   854 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  


Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:47 AM

Do you realize the 3DS MSRP is dropping to $169 in 2 weeks?

#8 tuklaw   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:00 PM

You get more money if you sell it cause it's backwards compatible. I read that the 3ds battery life is not even that good. Just find a good deal for a DSLite/DSI and use the remaining money for games instead.

Oh, and my PS3 just got YLOD yesterday. I bought it last March 2008.

#9 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1602 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:29 PM

Trust me I have a 3DS and if someone offered me a working ps3 I would give up this thing in a second, flip the system on eBay buy another 3DS and still have cash left over..... Please sell it on eBay and don't be stupid

#10 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  


Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:15 PM

No way. I would never trade any console for a portable system.

My thoughts exactly.
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#11 200STM   Bro-Gamer CAGiversary!   800 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:19 PM

Okay thanks CAGs I won't go for the trade, I'll hold on to the PS3 thanks for the input thread closed!