Originally Posted by gfen
Fair enough, that's what I was afraid of. I got pretty giddy when I see people throwing around $600+ numbers, but expected the reality of it was going to be much more grounded.
So, the sole selling point is the hardware backwards compatibility, then? I'd read about SACD compatibility, too, but I figured that was pretty much a dead end for everyone, anyways.
I've also heard people say it was rarer than the 60gb launch, but that doesn't really mean anything except to the rare guys who obsessively collect that junk.
Long story short, might as well buy a new controller and run this 'til PS4 hits?
It's rarer, but it also is the lower end launch PS3. Missing some of the features that are standard on the 60GB and newer consoles.
It's not worth that much, but it is still worth more than your run of the mill 40/80GB or slim PS3.