(Time-sensitive) Does the PS3's box list release date?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Pedeadstrian, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Pedeadstrian
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    I'm looking to buy a PS3, and it is a 25XXA model, meaning there's a 50% chance that it won't be hackable. I was wondering if there is any way you can tell without opening it up. I know that it will have a copyright date, but will that really be reliable? I know that I need a copyright date below 2011, but even if it says 2010, it could be outdated, right?
     
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  3. Pedeadstrian
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    I know you can find out release date on the console, but I was wondering if it was possible to view on the box, so you could make sure it's hackable before purchasing/without opening it up.
     
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    you should NEVER buy a console, just to hack it
    buy it if your going to BUY games for it
     
  5. Pedeadstrian
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    Who says I'm not going to buy games for it? I mean, I'm not, but you know what they say about people who assume things.

    Besides, I know I shouldn't, but I don't give a crap.
     
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    IIRC, it does say the manufacturing year/month on the box (at least in Japan it does). I have a CECH-2500A made in 2010 and it was CFW capable.
    If you're dead-set on getting it, ask the seller to check the manufacturing date if possible or at least when the seller purchased it.