Originally Posted by eddiehimself
To be honest what put me off at the time was about 1/4 of the ones that were being sold on e-bay were being sold as "spares or repair"...
They are pretty reliable as far as consoles go, all the current gen consoles are not quite as stable as the previous ones due to the fact they're dealing with multiple core processors, have larger cooling requirements and deal with a lot more data. The Playstation is less likely to pack up then the XBOX360. I'm guessing you've heard of the infamous red rings of death? I've had my PS3 for four years now and while I've heard second hand stories, out of the dozens of people I know with one not a single one has a packed it in.