Do not give up on the PlayStation 3 just yet

The introduction of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One has made people wonder about the extinction of the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Yes! The current hype of the all the exciting games coming in 2015 and later this year for the PS4 and the Xbox One, has basically made the PS3 and Xbox 360 invisible. But there are so many reasons why you should keep to the last generation consoles until there is calm in the PS4 storm.


Last generation consoles are not going anywhere, not only is the cheaper price a convincing deal, especially when compared to the PS4 or the Xbox One, but there are so many good offers that come with the consoles that you just cannot help but still enjoy them as time allows it.

Like Microsoft’s ‘Xbox Live Gold’ subscription, you can actually get some Xbox 360 games for free every month. What other good reason is there to stick to a last generation console as a gamer?

Well keep going, there is more.

While the games for PS4 and Xbox One go for about R800+, last generation console games are even cheaper. And because they have been around for a while, you can get some at second hand shops for prices below R150. Imagine all those games you missed out on when the PS3 was expensive, now you can get them all for the price of one PS4 game.

You can also search for cheaper PS3 games online for better deals. You can do this through classifieds services or simply just search online.


Another plus to owning a last generation console is that many of the long awaited upcoming games will also make their way to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Such as Oddysee- New ‘n’ Tasty and Hohokum on PS3 and Tropico 5 for Xbox 360 and many more. So even if you do not have the PS4 you can still enjoy just the same games with your last generation consoles.

Still not convinced?

Currently the PlayStation 4 is R7399-, if you are wondering what the cost of the last generation consoles are in South Africa, here are the estimated prices for new and second hand PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.

Consoles PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 (12GB) Xbox 360
Second Hand R1500 R2000 R2000
New R1627 R2759 R2199

The last generation consoles will still continue to be in the shops, and if you are wondering how, Microsoft and Sony still plan to continue supporting the Xbox 360 and the PS3 as they are both still incredibly profitable. So what this means for you as a gamer is that there will be more games coming out on PS3 and the Xbox 360.

If you are looking for an affordable second hand PlayStation 3 for sale in South Africa or PS3 and Xbox 360 games for sale in your area, visit the Junk Mail website for the best deals.

Yolanda Zondo

Writers see the world differently. Every voice we hear, every face we see, every hand we touch could become story fabric

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