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Old 01-30-2009, 05:30 PM
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If it didn't have a Blu-Ray ROM?

Also I dunno how to make polls here...

Anyway the fact that it played Blu-Ray movies was the second biggest reason I bought a PS3 (the other reason being so I could play Japanese PS/2 games, I imported my PS3). However, now I would not buy a PS3 for Blu-Ray playback. In fact, after mine broke I jsut went ahead and bought a stand alone player and a BD-ROM for my PC...
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:58 PM
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Voted yes, but with the caveat that it be at least $100-$150 cheaper.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:20 PM
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at the time I bought my PS3, the ONLY reason I bought it was for BD playback. I didn't pick up a game until 6 months later.
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:53 PM
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If the PS3 didn't have a BD drive, there wouldn't have been a format war at all. So considering the fact that the format war is what helped make the PS3 appealing to a certain group, I don't think many people would be buying a PS3 now for any reason had it not included a BD drive from the start.

BD made the PS3 relevant. Chicken and egg.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:28 PM
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No..................
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:39 PM
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If the price was still $500, no.

If the price was $250 or less, yes.

It's a tough question to answer without knowing what the price would have been.

I would say the main reason I bought a PS3 is because of Blu-ray although I have picked up about a dozen games in the last couple of years.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:49 PM
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Blu Ray wasn't a deciding factor.

I bought a PS3 because of God of War and God of War II. I took a long break from gaming, and picked up GOW for the hell of it, and was highly, highly impressed by how far things had come. Shortly after, GOW II came out..Again, was highly impressed, and pretty much hooked back into gaming again. I bought the PS3 a short time later, not wanting to miss out on the best the new generation of gaming is bringing to the table. Blu Ray was a bonus.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:07 PM
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Yes but I would have waited until GT5:P was released.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:08 PM
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I have to say no. Not for the price. If I wanted it just for games, I probably would have went with an XBox 360, and even then, I would have waited for cheaper prices. I've always been the type to wait for big price drops before moving to the next gen systems.
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I've had the PS3 for over a year now and still don't own any games for it. I'm still waiting for that one must have game that is not also available for the 360. My biggest factor in buying it over a stand alone player was that it was the best blu-ray player on the market at the time.
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