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Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:03 pm

Just wondering if anyone can help. I'm deciding on whether to buy a PS3 or an Xbox 360, but don't know which one is worth spending money on. Any suggestions?
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:55 pm

Go for the PS3, you can play games, play DVD CD and Blu-Ray Discs.
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:02 pm



Quoting Hawaiian763 (Thread starter):
I'm deciding on whether to buy a PS3 or an Xbox 360

Neither. Do what I did: Invest in a decent gaming PC.  Wink


But if I was forced to have to choose one, I'd go with the PS3 by a long shot.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:29 pm

PS3. The blue ray player is a big plus. Also, the graphics are better than the 360.
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:20 pm



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 3):
Neither. Do what I did: Invest in a decent gaming PC.

I'm all for that.  Silly

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 3):
PS3. The blue ray player is a big plus. Also, the graphics are better than the 360.

Yeah, they might be better, but 1) I've heard the fan is hellaciously loud and 2) Have actually looked at the game selection for the two consoles? The Xbox 360 has more games by far.

I say Xbox 360 by a long shot.

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:32 pm

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.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:42 pm

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.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:53 pm



Quoting Noelg (Reply 7):
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.

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:14 pm



Quoting CheetahC (Reply 8):

You don't think you should actually pay for original games?

Where did I say I don't pay for original games?

I said it was possible to crack a 360, not that I have done it. I know plenty of people who have though, it's not worth risking getting banned from Xbox Live over though.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:20 pm

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!

Quoting Noelg (Reply 7):
PS3 looks better imho

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:26 pm

Xbox 360 for the winner.  Smile I must admit, it's a bit noisy but have you guys forgot the upcoming Project Natal http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/projectnatal/? Big grin

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:07 am



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.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:23 pm

XBOX360=Red Ring of Death


That is why I have a PS3 (min makes no noise that I have heard)...But then It is not on wit h out the TV on and playing a game or movie)

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:51 pm



Quoting Greasespot (Reply 13):
XBOX360=Red Ring of Death

Get a couple of screws, a screwdrivers and some thermal-compound. That's what I did with my brother around a year before. Machine works flawless.  Smile

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:01 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 14):
Get a couple of screws, a screwdrivers and some thermal-compound. That's what I did with my brother around a year before. Machine works flawless. Smile

yeah i do this on a monthly basis plus have two fans sat on the heatsinks
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:37 am

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:

Blu-Ray
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.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:58 am

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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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:16 am

I waited until the PS2 got down to 89 bucks before I bought in.

A lot of good games on the market for less then new also.

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:57 am

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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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:59 am

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.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:01 pm

I would choose a PS3. The online is free, the Blu-Ray is a plus (as it is the next DVD format generation, you don't have to pay for an expensive Blu-ray player), the graphics are a bit better.

The Xbox 360 is cheaper, but the Red Ring of Death is a recurrent problem. Furthermore you have to pay for the online, although the Xbox 360 online is better than the PS3 one.

And as a big fan of motorsport game, I would buy the PS3 just for the upcoming Gran Turismo 5  bouncy , but that's a personal taste  Wink
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:13 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 21):
motorsport game

If you would like true motorsports you would be waiting for the long awaited F1 Game..

Wow I can't wait for that to come. And Sony lost the license so it will be coming out on all platforms.

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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:37 pm



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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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:00 pm



Quoting Jush (Reply 22):

If you would like true motorsports you would be waiting for the long awaited F1 Game..

Motorsports is not only Formula One.

I prefer to race a Le Mans prototype or a GT than a F1 car!!
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:37 pm



Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 21):
And as a big fan of motorsport game, I would buy the PS3 just for the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 bouncy , but that's a personal taste Wink

Me too!!! :P I can't wait! I'd buy the F1 game also at some point though..but nothing beats GT in that genre..
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:51 pm

I'll be buying Batman Arkham Asylum soon also. It got some very good reviews from what I've seen.
 
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RE: Which Is The Better Buy: PS3 Or Xbox 360?

Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:00 pm

IMO go 360. I have the Elite witch can play all the old Xbox games and plus the ones that are out since the 360 is on the market longer you have a much wider to verity to choose from. But it depends on what games you like, if you like person on person combat like Fist to fist and games were you take turns with a final fantasy thing go PS3 but if you like hardcore shooters and RTS games go 360. Granted there are games on both systems witch are the ones that are really popular they both have there pluses and minuses. The blue-ray is nice but I don't see the difference between Blu-ray and regular but that's just me. But go on the gamestop website and look at some of the games for each consul if you see one system has more games you like go with that one.
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