All right, so I think it’s time for me to enter 2006 and get a PS3. Now when I was looking to get an XBox 360, there were a bunch of things to consider when choosing a model. Things like:
[li]Older models didn’t have an HDMI output[/li][li]Models earler than the “Jasper” one were more prone to RROD[/li][li]Various hard drive sizes, Elite vs. Pro. vs Arcade vs. Core[/li][/ul]
…and so on. Rather than go through that process again, I thought I’d ask if someone can let me know about any similar considerations for the PS3. What I know is:
[li]Only older PS3s have backwards compatibility. That doesn’t matter to me because I already have a PS1 and a PS2.[/li][li]There are many different HD sizes available: 60GB, 80GB, 120HB, 160GB (I think those are all right), and some are discontinued.[/li][/ul]
All I particularly care about is that it has an HDMI output (are there any models that don’t?) and that it can play imported games (I believe almost all PS3 games are region-free. Is this right?). Also that it doesn’t break–are PS3s prone to massive hardware failure like the 360? I haven’t heard of anything like that.
And finally, what exactly is the benefit of having a larger hard drive? Does having, say, the 60GB model in any way limit your ability to play any particular game?