There are two big reasons why the PS3 is still so expensive.
The hardware inside the PS3 is expensive, even in 2017.
There’s a lot of custom hardware inside.
Since the PS4 doesn’t support disc based PS3 backwards compatibility the only way to play PS3 games is using a PS3.
Why was ps3 so expensive?
The PS3 was expensive no doubt but it was extremely well priced all things considered, Sony lost like 200$ for every PS3 they sold becasue they sold it for a lot cheaper then it cost them to make it. Because Sony was dumb and arrogant and thought everyone would just get 2 jobs to be able to afford it.
Why are ps3 games so expensive?
Sony takes a cut from every PS3 game to make up for this which makes them more expensive. This is done so that the console’s retail price can be kept low and more people are tempted to buy it.
How expensive is a ps3?
A PS3 with a 20 GB hard drive will cost consumers $499. Those wanting a larger, 60 GB hard drive will pay $599. The $499 version will also lack several features found in the more expensive one.