Pilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4 Posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
The time has come for me to buy a console, ive always been a playstation man but really cant decide which one to get. Both seem to have their pro's and con's.
I must say i like the price of the Xbox 360 premium but it only has a 20gb hard drive but i can get it for between 550-600 dollars, the elite is upwards of $750 black in colour with the 120gb hard drive so that one is out of the question.
The 40gb PS3 is 699ish
I know Xbox has ALOT more games than PS3 and has sold alot more consoles so more people to play against online etc.
Right so i want help, what one do you reckons best?? Pros, cons comments etc.....
Both are good for High Definition TV's etc which is another reason im looking at getting one now as i upgraded to a LCD screen TV. Plus GTA IV is out early next year, now that is going to be one hell of a game!!!!
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
I am biased; I'm a total Xbox 360 Fanboy. But I have to say, it's by FAR the superior console. The number of games, the quality, etc are far superb. But the number one advantage is the online service, Xbox Live. It is BY FAR the number one reason why I love the Xbox so much. The number of opportunities for online play, social connections, competition between friends, etc. Sony's online service has been delayed til next year.
I've played both consoles, but I bought a 360. It is the best!
Imiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
We currently have a Xbox 360 in our flat. The graphics on the Xbox are incredible ( we only ever play FIFA and ProEvoSoccer). The only cons for the Xbox I can think of are the awkward ergonomics of the controllers, and on occasions it does crash.
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
Be 100% sure your TV will support the PS3 before you open games and such. I have a 55 inch Mitsubishi, only about 2 years old, and the PS3 doesn't work correctly on it. Horizontal lines would constantly scroll across the screen. Then because games were opened I couldn't get my money back on them, just some crappy store credit.
The advantage of the PS3 is you can use it to play blue ray DVD's and just a player is more expensive than the PS3.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
Call of Duty 4 is THE SHIT! I spent excessive hours and beat it on Veteran (the hardest difficulty). I'm quite proud of myself. There were some levels where I spent 7-8 hours beating just 1 level...
Another bonus to the Xbox. They have "Achievements". Each game has designated Achievements which are awarded for completing a part of the game, accomplishing something difficult or beating a challenge of some sort. Each Achievement has a designated point value and once you Unlock an Achievement, those points are added to your Gamerscore. Gamerscore is a composite score of all the games you played/Achievements you've unlocked. So it's a total score which you can compare to your friends and gives others a general idea of your gaming prowess. Mine is currently at 12,367. That puts me probably at the 80-90% range in the hierarchy of Xbox gamers.
Look at the games on the shelves, look at what games are planned for each console. Pick the one that has the games you want to play and you won't regret it. When you get down the basis of the argument its what console really has the games (exclusives) that you want to play.
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2198 times:
Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 10): Is that all all included in the $5 ish a month?? Also there is 2 levels, silver and gold whats the difference between the 2?
Movie rentals are extra. But there is a lot of free content.
The difference between Silver and Gold: Silver is free and allows access to Xbox Live for updates and whatnot but that's about it. If you want to play online over Xbox Live or anything beyond the basics, you need Gold. It's like $60/year; totally worth it.
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
I am having the same debate. I'm leaning towards PS3.
-The add-ons and the virtual world Sony have promised sound amazing.
-The platform is way more robust
-You can run full blown Linux on PS3
-We have an xbox at work so I can still play Halo
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21522 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
Quoting AC320 (Reply 9): Haven't found it to be noisier than your average desktop computer
Depends on what your average is...
What I've been told is that it's completely unsuitable for the living room because of the noise - the Playstation on the other hand I've witnessed working quite well as a DVD/BlueRay player without distraction.
One word of caution about the XBOX: Its failure rates are through the roof - Microsoft recently put aside another one billion(!) US$ to account for expected warranty replacements. Newer versions are supposed to be less fragile, but it probably remains to be seen whether the "red ring of death" will actually be less frequent with the new batch...
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2181 times:
Quoting Klaus (Reply 1): As far as I've been told, the XBOX is extremely noisy - people have compared it to a running vacuum cleaner.
Only if you don't give it decent ventilation. I have mine on the shelf above my surround sound processor, and in times of high volume and deep bass sounds, the 5.1 processor has been noisier than the 360. Also, you can buy a 3-fan cooler that snaps on the back that keeps it cooler as well. It's $10, and I honestly hardly ever hear my 360 at work.
Quoting Imiakhtar (Reply 3): The only cons for the Xbox I can think of are the awkward ergonomics of the controllers, and on occasions it does crash.
I thought the controllers were some of the most comfortable out there; certainly more comfortable than the PS3 controller. Also, mine has never crashed, but most crashes that I've heard of are occurring because the users aren't shutting the console down properly. They just hit the power button and the next time they turn it on they get the red ring of death. It makes no sense to do it this way because you have to hold down the 360 button on the console to turn the controller off anyway, so it's really no quicker to hit the power button than it is to hold the 360 button and select 'Turn off console and controllers' from the dashboard.
AC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
Quoting Klaus (Reply 16): What I've been told is that it's completely unsuitable for the living room because of the noise - the Playstation on the other hand I've witnessed working quite well as a DVD/BlueRay player without distraction.
That would not be my experience, as I've found no excessively distracting noise from the console. I believe that may have been related to early units where I heard some disc drives were noisier than others from different suppliers.
When I'm watching a DVD or annihilating some foul-mouthed 12year olds on Halo3 I really don't notice the console.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21522 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 17): I have mine on the shelf above my surround sound processor, and in times of high volume and deep bass sounds, the 5.1 processor has been noisier than the 360.
I see. A starting jet may serve the same purpose...!
Quoting AC320 (Reply 19): That would not be my experience, as I've found no excessively distracting noise from the console. I believe that may have been related to early units where I heard some disc drives were noisier than others from different suppliers.
Right... the owner of the Playstation we were using to watch a movie did mention that the previous models were supposed to have been louder, but his drive was almost inaudible, even up close.
Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2153 times:
I have both consoles, play both of them equally and love them both. Whatever your decision you won't regret it. But here is my honest appraisal.
At the moment the Xbox 360 if the far superior gaming platform, the range of games is far superior to the PS3 at the moment, however the 360 has been out a year longer then and the common consensus is that the PS3 is about in the same position as the 360 was a year ago.
As for online gaming everybody sings the praises of Xbox Live but as others have said you have to pay for the service whereas you do not pay for the Playstation Network. Xbox Live is great but if you all want to do is jump online and play against other people then both systems do exactly that. The lesser number of PS3's compared to 360's does not affect the ability to find games, a popular game on both systems will always have other players playing whereas you can struggle on both systems to find people to play against on the less popular games.
Build quality is a big thumbs up to the PS3. As you probably know the 360 has a well documented high failure rate where Microsoft has had to extended the warranty for the 'three red light of doom' failure, the PS3 seems to hold up much better, I haven't had any problems with both systems but the strange noises that come from my 360 at times makes me worry at times and if when working normally the 360 disk drive sounds like you have a jet engine in your living room at times.
The overall package you get in the box is also better for the PS3 over the 360. The PS3 comes already with the ability to connect wirelessly to your router whereas with the 360 you have to but a wireless adapter. Also you get a lovely Blu-Ray drive to watch lovely Hi-Def movies with the PS3, if you want to watch Hi-Def movies with your 360 you have to buy the HD-DVD drive add on. The PS3 also allows you to connect Bluetooth devices to it so you can connect a keyboard to it or use your mobile phone bluetooth headset to talk online, the 360 has no Bluetooth connectivity and you have to use the 360 headset that comes in the box which sucks because to looks like you are working in a call centre.
Basically if you want a gaming machine right know I would recommend the 360, if your not to bothered about right now get a PS3, having both systems I feel that the PS3 has far greater potential over the 360.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
The advantages of getting a 360 is that it's much cheaper than a PS3 and has a far bigger collection of games to choose from. Although as time passes the PS3 will have bigger and better titles to choose from. I bought the 360 simply because i didn't want to wait around for the PS3, and it's cheaper, you can buy a 360 in the UK for as little as £250 with a game (premuim version). Or a core system for £190. Either way it's a great deal, you get a 21st century console with a lot of blockbuster games at a decent price. There are issues to consider, the 360 IS loud, certainly louder than previous console i've owned, the sound is in between a air conditioning unit and a hairdryer. Not pretty but you get used to it after a while.
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: It's like a hoover... seriously. My brother has one, and it's noisy as hell, and it can heat his room (no joke, he doesn't need a radiator on in ther
: Depends, he might have an earlier build model. From reading the updates, MS' current suppliers offer a quieter drive and better cooling built into th
: Thanks heaps for that!, i was thinking bout buying both systems but for me there is no point Had a look on ebay to compare prices to shops and online
: IF you do decide to go for the PS3 then do not get the 40GB one. Either go for the 60GB or 80GB one as the 40GB version does not play PS and PS2 games
: Get a PS it's better value for money. It's positioning as an entertainment centre rather then just a games console makes it more versatile. I do belie
: We just switched from the PS3 to the XBOX 360 in my small dorm room. The thing I notice most is that (Especially with XBOX Live or sys. link.), the ga
: Does not matter, there's enough people. The only thing is if you have a lot of friends using the one system, then I'd say go for that one, as you can
: Not sure about Australia, but it's damn near impossible to buy an Xbox 360 on the North American continent at the moment unless you're willing to pay
: That must be one quiet vacuum! I have a 360 and I honestly can't hear any noise coming out of it... $50 USD for a year... well worth it if you ask me
: In Germany or the US? In Canada XBox 360's are pretty much impossible to find right now. Wiis? Fuhgetabahtit
: In Australia all are relatively easy to get, I've not been to one electronics store yet that doesn't sell the three (some don't sell any, but that is
: Then switch it on! The story I got was like this: "We stepped through the front door and immediately heard a clearly noticeable noise - as it turned
: That's a bit of exaggeration. There have been problems, but they are hardly "dying like flies".
: One billion US$ set aside for only just the warranty damage on the relatively few machines sold speak differently. And that is on top of the five bil
: Quoting dollar amounts is misleading. Failure rate is usually measured in percentage on volume sold, as you had done in the past when discussing iPho
: No. It's just not precise. But a remedy of that magnitude indicates severe problems any way you slice it. 3% per what? Per month? 100.0% would be a p
: 3% of total volume sold, as indicated in my previous post. As of September 2007, 10.7 million XBox 360 units had been sold, so that's about 320,000 f
: That would mean that Microsoft is budgeting 1000000000$ / 320000 = 3125$ for warranty expenses per every defective XBox. Not all that believable.
: You're not looking at the big picture. Projected sales by end of Q2 2008 are 17 million. End of Q4 2008, 20 million. The budget doesn't change. I do
: We're not talking about the regular budget. The 1 billion $ were additionally budgeted on top of the regular losses. Not quite, although Apple wouldn
: Funny that...I live in a dorm in college, surrounded by people with 360s. No one has had one die all semester, and no one has ever complained about a