The video chip of my launch model failed, got a new fat model as it was thankfully still under warranty.
In 2011 the disc drive of this replacement unit failed, so i bought a Slim model, which is still working perfectly fine!
But since i'm trying to skip the next generation entirely i went a little nervous and bought a spare Slim (not Super Slim) just before the prices went up
If your PS3 dies (and assuming you've backed up all your save game files), is getting a new PS3 as simple as starting it up and just logging in like normal? Obviously you have to re-install your games, but are the system settings and everything carried over?
Some games like Mass Effect and Dark Souls are copy protected.
I've got two, a 60gb fat we got at launch, and a slim later on. The fat's in the living room, while the slim is in the side office room.
Mostly got the second one for work purposes, but both the girlfriend and I play it all the time, and we play way different games, so it's easier to jump on it without having to bother the other person. We also enjoy playing games online together with them, if the game doesn't have local co-op. --- Oakland A's fan: 2nd in AL West Keep the A's in Oakland! 2012 AL West Champs
I bought a 60gb used and a 250GB slim. No problems with either. Hundreds of hours put on both of them. My only issue with the fatty was that it put out enough heat to warm up my room considerably and I'm heat sensitive. Bought a slim because they reduced power consumption by about 2/3rds.