[quote=pooi;2104418]Ok…might sound extremely lame, but does the 80gb version and the 40/60gb version make such a big difference? Whats the use of a hard disk anyway?
I also want to know if there is a way to back up games on either console, onto disks?
I just want to be sure before i purchase a console. I am from India, and they are pretty costly over here. The PS3(40 gb) is close $600 and the Xbox 360 is around $530. What about the future of these two console? Now that Hd-dvd has lost out to Blu-ray, will the Xbox be affected?
Also i want to know about the whole modding business[/quote]
On the PS3 you can back up some data on external HDD but I have also seen programs that claim to be able to “copy” games onto Blu Ray disc. As for HD DVD no it won’t affect Sony at all and Sony is getting ready to allow Microsoft to become licensensed to use Blu Ray as well, but the catch there is the Xbox its self cannot play a BR disc, so you would need to buy a seperate MS Blu Ray player (very very pricey) so Still your choice but all in all PS3 offers you more bang for your money. I’d say if you want to save some money look at getting a 40GB and then you can always swap out the HDD for a bigger one because Sony allows this and it doesn’t void the warranty. When I bought my first PS3 it was $600 in the USA. 40GB models are cheaper as they go for $300 or $400 hundred right now in the USA. What are your options as far as importing a console? Would that save you any money? Ps3 plays games region free so you could still buy your games there in your country with no problems at all. You would need to find out what region you’re in as far as Blu Ray movies though because those are region coded and you may have to import all your BR discs from the USA