CheetahC From South Africa, joined Apr 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
PS3. Both consoles have had large price drops, but the PS3 is still way cheaper overall. The PS3 comes standard with wifi, play & charge etc., which adds up to quite a bit if you want those features on an XBOX360.
Swa4life From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 369 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
The 360 is definitely the better system of the two by far as far as gaming goes. Better game library. It's also not true that the PS3 has better graphics. Most multiplatform games actually tend to look better on the 360. It may be true that the PS3 hardware has more muscle, but it's up to the developers to take advantage of that power, and most don't find it cost effective to do so.
See, it's like this. Each gaming console ships it's own proprietary development kit to game developers to develop games on. The 360 has FAR more market share (Xbox 360 something like 13 million units sold to PS3's 4 million) and developers have the most potential to sell more copies of games on that platform, so the games tend to be geared towards the 360 hardware and simply ported over to the PS3. Therefore very rarely is the maximum graphical potential of the PS3 ever achieved, because there's nothing in it for the game publishers to do so with the limited potential for game sales on that platform. The only time the console is ever pushed is by Sony's in house developers, and they're capable to pumping out maybe one quality game a year. This was the trouble with Nintendo for so many years. They would always be industry leaders and innovators but their reluctance to allow third party developers to develop on their hardware pushed everyone over to Sony and Nintendo would only ever get good games when they made them themselves. In this generation, Sony is the one being shafted by third party developers.
Games always run better on the platform that they were developed for. In fact, typically games will lose things in the translation over to the other platforms. 360 is the industry's platform of choice, and has the superior library of games. PS3 is sort of a step child getting the scraps.
Me, personally.. I cannot deal with the Playstation controller and that's my major beef with the system. It's an ergonomic nightmare, and a relic from the 32 bit era. The 360 controller feels like an extension of your hands.
I USED to be a biggest video game dork when I was younger so I have somewhat of an intimate knowledge of how the industry works. I honestly have not touched a video game controller in almost a year.
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
Pros and cons for both:
PS3 looks better imho, online is free, and plays Blu-ray. It's more expensive though, and no way of cracking it at the moment. Games are also more expensive.
360 is cheaper, and you can easily crack it, but you have to pay for Xbox Live. Xbox live is better online though.
I find the graphics comparable between the two, especially in HD. There's a comparison somewhere online. I have a 360 and am perfectly happy with it, Blu ray would be nice though. I think they're pulling out a BR player for it soon.
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2091 posts, RR: 23 Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
PS3 all the way!!!
I bought one a month ago and I love it! I also had PS1 and PS2 so I might be biased but I was actually seriously considering an Xbox this time. But the fact that you have to pay extra for rechargers for the controllers, and extra for a wireless device, and worst of all: I saw that you can buy an extra fan to mount on the xbox to prevent it from overheating. That's just too cheap IMO. That did it for me.
Plus the PS3 has a Blu-ray drive.
I am now using my PS3 as a media server also, so all the pics, music, & movies that I have on my computer is streamed to my PS3. That means I can download a movie from the internet and watch it on my tv using a wireless connection. I heard the xbox can do that also though.
Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 4): Yeah, they might be better, but 1) I've heard the fan is hellaciously loud and 2)
Not true. My PS3 doesn't make a sound! I can barely hear it at all!
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 10): I am now using my PS3 as a media server also, so all the pics, music, & movies that I have on my computer is streamed to my PS3. That means I can download a movie from the internet and watch it on my tv using a wireless connection. I heard the xbox can do that also though.
I run a WHS box as a media server, and stream audio and video from there through the 360. Links in very nicely (apart from HD which struggles as you have to transcode first, and my server is a few years old so there's a bit of buffering). An update to natively stream MKV would be brilliant.
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4621 posts, RR: 40 Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1788 times:
I just went through a similar dilemma. I ended up with the PS3 slim.
Just an FYI for the users across the pond: The PS3 slim and XBOX 360 are exactly the same price in Canada at $299.
My reasons for choosing the PS3 are as follows:
Gran Turismo 5
Final Fantasy 13
Backwards compatibility with PS1 games (FF7!!)
While there are fewer games to choose from, I find the exclusives for the PS3 to be better and more varied by Genre. XBOX 360 seems to be tailored to 14 year olds who just want to play yet another multi-player first person shooter.
I'm very happy with the PS3 and mine is quiet as a mouse.
FRAspotter From South Korea, joined May 2004, 2315 posts, RR: 10 Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
I highly recommend the Xbox 360. It has a better (and larger) game library selection and the online play is much more user friendly and widespread...
The argument about graphics to me seems pretty elementary school... The two systems, unless you're looking through a microscope have pretty similar graphics and most people don't even notice a difference... Plus to most people it's about the GAMEPLAY not how many beads of sweat you can see falling down Kobe's forehead on NBA Live...
The argument about PS3 having the bluray player is also pretty weak. For one in order to truly exploit this feature one would have to invest in a Full HD Television which not everyone has and may run you a $1K or more...
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Jush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
Well it depends. But the Bluray player is no argument for me. I still want to have a decent standalone blurayplayer. That's the same case as with the PS2 years ago. Everyone has a standalone DVDplayer as watching DVDs or Blurays on the PS is just shit.
The online feature of PS3 is free because it sucks. I rather pay for my X-box Gold and it's great.
The Xbox may not be so nice to look at and it's fans may be a little bit louder but it's the better console to game with and that's especially because of the controller.
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RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7694 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
The Xbox 360 used to be VASTLY superior, especially with the Xbox Live online gaming network.
But Sony has made major strides recently:
1) Introduced the much less costly PlayStation 3 Slim, now with a built-in 120 GB hard drive, built in Wi-Fi wireless networking, and now introduces bitstream transfer of audio for decoding by an external receiver.
2) Introduced the FREE PlayStation Network, which means you can now play games like EA Sports' Madden '10 with with other players online without a monthly bill.
3) The PS3 Slim is still much quieter than the Xbox 360.
Expect Sony to garner a lot more PS3 sales over the next year or so.
IH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1117 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
Quoting Jush (Reply 19): Well it depends. But the Bluray player is no argument for me. I still want to have a decent standalone blurayplayer.
See, I'd heard that the PS3 was a very competent (and future-proof) BD player, probably one of the better buys on the market at the moment. The Blu-Ray capability is one of the things that actually would sway me towards the PS3, even though a) it's more pricey and b) I'm by no means a home cinema enthusiast. I could just imagine buying a BD player anyway, so it would seem to make sense to go with the Sony.
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