The Trials and Tribulations of Replacing a 60GB PS3
I’m lucky enough to own a 60GB PlayStation 3. If you aren’t privvy to the SKU setup of the PS3s, I don’t blame you; it’s rather confusing. That’s where this venn diagram comes in handy. (Thanks to Chris Kohler once again for proving things learned in school aren’t entirely worthless.) As you can see, the 60GB is really the best SKU, hands-down, as you get full backwards compatibility with PlayStation 2 games.
But imagine what would happen if your 60GB system broke. It’s been discontinued for quite some time now, so how would you go about replacing that system with a new 60GB? It’s a frightening thought that has occurred to me before I pushed it out of my mind so as to not jinx my good luck.
Unfortunately for one of the writers at Ars Technica, a 60GB PS3 did crap out and this problem had to be faced. He had an extended warranty with EB, but if the system is discontinued, what could they do? The trip through replacing the system can be read over at Ars; it’s certainly something worth reading if you’ve got a 60GB system.
Just in case.