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Auriterminal
19th December 2011, 06:24 PM
Forgive me, I know I'm coming very late to the game, but I wanted advice on purchasing Wipeout HD/Fury. Please understand, I donít play very many games, but always loved playing the Wipeout series, I just wasnít going to purchase a game console for only one game. Iíve always been able to get my game consoles for free (friends upgrading and giving me their old one, etc). But since PS3 has lasted for <exaggeration> 400 years </exaggeration>, there hasnít been a reason for anyone to upgrade. Well, Iím finally getting a PS3. Next step, purchasing Wipeout HD/Fury, and Iím sorry, but Iím a bit confused. Here is what I do know, Wipeout HD is only available for download at the ĎPS3 app storeí. Wipeout Fury can be purchased on Blu-ray and it includes Wipeout HD. Since Wipeout HD/Fury is old, in gaming terms, no one carries the Blu-ray version anymore. The only place Iíve see it is one seller on Amazon from Greece selling it for $75. Is that right and why canít I find it elsewhere? I also see, coming to this site now, that Wipeout HD/Fury will be a subset of Wipeout 2048 for the PS3.

Questions: If I purchase Fury, via download, does it come with HD, or do I first have to purchase HD, then Fury. Does anyone know the cost of each?
Should I wait, instead, for Wipeout 2048, so I can play both 2048 and HD/Fury on my PS3? Will it be the same gaming experience via 2048 as if I was playing the original HD/Fury?

Thank you.

LJtheZombie
19th December 2011, 07:58 PM
It's possible to purchase Wipeout HD ($19.99) and the Fury expansion ($9.99) seperately on PSN, but you can also purchase both at once in the 'WipEout HD Bundle' for $24.99.

Regarding 2048, there are no current plans for a PS3 release of the game (to my knowledge), so that won't do you much good unless you intend to buy a Vita when that comes out.

Auriterminal
19th December 2011, 08:36 PM
Great! Thank you LJtheZombie for the info. I'll go with the bundle option.

Colonel
21st December 2011, 02:54 PM
You won't regret it. In terms of value (money spent / playing time), I can't imagine I'll ever find another piece of entertainment like it. Nearly 900 hours I've racked up since June 2010, which is absurd really. I only paid £20 on Blu-Ray too.

Kind of enjoying a mini break at the moment though, been playing some GT5 for a change. It won't last ;)

LJtheZombie
21st December 2011, 07:55 PM
The only problem I have with GT5, Colonel, is that I always end up trying to barrel roll my Honda Civic round the corners. It never ends well!

Colonel
21st December 2011, 11:12 PM
I keep trying to use my airbrakes round tight corners :eek