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Sony releases a $200 PlayStation 3, but you probably don't want it

Ian Paul | Aug. 20, 2013
Sure, the price sounds right, but with just 12GB of onboard storage, the supposed cost benefits disappear quickly.

Some forum users say that with a little modding, you can install a laptop HDD into the 12GB console—but that will require you to buy a 2.5-inch drive, a mounting bracket, and have enough courage to tinker with the innards of your brand new box. A report from Kotaku last September said that in previous versions of the cheap-o PS3 the flash storage stopped working once you installed an HDD.

A $200 PS3 sure sounds appealing, but when you consider the alternatives, this 12GB PS3 might be best avoided.

 

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