Is it still worth getting an xbox 360 in 2019?

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  1. legoinventeor
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    Hello everyone.
    I have been thinking of getting an Xbox 360 or PS3 recently, pretty much just to softmod it and play Skate 2 and 3.
    Right now I'm thinking that i'd be better to get an Xbox because I think it's easier to softmod, but I've never had one either one so I don't really know.
    Is there anything important I need to know before getting one?
    Thank you for reading.
     
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  2. Armadillo

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    There's no softmod for the 360. So if that's your plan, then forget the 360.

    Closest you get to a softmod is flashing the drive, but that still means taking it to bits and then depending on the drive, buying extra hardware.

    Not sure where you got the idea that the 360 is easier. Microsoft locked it down tight.
     
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  3. Der_Blockbuster

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    I also got a XBOX 360 from my Friend, it's almost new condition but It will probably catch dust.
    I guess it's more worth to buy games for it then investing in any softmods. I still have some left over.
     
  4. legoinventeor
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    Do you think getting a ps3 is better? I honesty won't need it for much, probably just one or two games you cant play on the WiiU edit: and some homebrew
     
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  5. kumikochan

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    I have both, it's good to have both since both have their exclusives that only run those systems. Ps3 is easier to mod these days but games that run on both systems usually run better on the 360 and have way better frametiming
     
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  6. Medveitsi

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    All ps3 can be softmodded on the latest firmware. Go with the ps3
     
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    didn't need to quote my post
     
  8. Humanity

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    It is worth someone buying one for me, yes.

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    I can softmod my old PS3?! ???
     
  9. legoinventeor
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    Alright, thank you! Does it matter witch model I get? I don't really care if it makes more noise or is more bulky if that's the only thing they change.
     
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    If s/he tells you that it doesn't matter which model, I'd get a Super Slim or maybe a Slim.
     
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    Does memory capacity matter a lot in these? I found a ps3 original but with the games I like but It might not have enough memory. How quickly will I need a hard drive?
     
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  12. WD_GASTER2

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    yes it does. get a bigger hd immediately. Get a cech2001a slim model.

    safest bet that you can make.
     
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    here
     
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    Wouldn't it be better to get a original ps3 with a hard drive to make sure it's a model that can be Jailbroken?

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    Wouldn't it be better to get a original ps3 with an extra hard drive to make sure it's a model that can be Jailbroken?
     
  15. wormdood

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    imo yes but even if you can't install a full cfw you can still play backups B-)
     
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  16. Humanity

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    I thought that Super Slims can be jailbroken?

    Isn't there any modchips for them?

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    Will I maybe get my PSN account banned somehow?
     
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  17. jellybeangreen2

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    Xbox 360 can be modded with a 360ace or equivalent. PS3 can be softmodded (CFW all phats. 2k slims and some 2.5K. 3K and 4K have HFW which isn’t permanent CFW and is more long winded compared to CFW for content).

    I own both, and would say, actually the Xbox 360 gets more use with guitar hero and ALOT of other games compared to the PS3 that lives under the sofa..
     
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  18. Humanity

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    I did not even know PS3 softmods were a thing.

    Last time I was keeping up, Wiis had softmod. Xbox 360s had JTAG. PS3s had a really neat hardware modification.

    Xbox 360 surely had more than JTAG back then but I never really kept up with Xbox 360.

    Effective PS3 softmodding must be really new and has come out waaaaay past when most general users will want to use a PS3.

    From the look of what little I have read here, PS3 hardmods are still king.


    Edit: I remember what the PS3 mod was called. It was called Cobra ODE.

    I always wanted to use that. In the future I might buy a used second PS3 Super Slim and do that to it or a better mod, whatever is possible.

    Edit 2: Likely not, though. PS3 is a waste of time now, personally. Sure, I could play Soul Calibur 2: HD on a PS3. I do not have time in life for that extra gaming, though.
     
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    Sorry for asking so many questions, but is there a way to know if I'm getting a ps3 slim that's moddable before turning it on?
     
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  21. jellybeangreen2

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    Check the model number. Any PHAT for CFW. 2K CFW. 2.5K you have you run minfirm.pup to check. 3k or 4K are HFW
     
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