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I recently added a 32" LCD, the LG 32" CS560 1080P (sure makes my 120hz 27" Samsung look small!) to my home office and was thinking about picking up a console. I used to get a kick out of fighting games (Tekken in particular, Soul Calibre etc).

I've been out of consoles for so long I literally have no clue as to what to purchase. To clarify, it would really only be for arcade style games, likely not online, fighting games, old school midway games (if available) etc.

I don't want to spend too much as it would literally be a toy.

Can I get pro's/con's XBox 360 vs PS3? Also what would be the cheapest solution? Also given that I have a media PC connected to the TV (and an HD cable box), I would not for example be using the PS3 for blu-ray playback.

Also what connection do the 360 or the PS3 use? I currently have both HDMI ports occupied. There is component available though.

Thanks!

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Edited by Robilar - 3/31/12 at 5:57pm
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I have an Xbox 360 and PS3 and I'd honestly recommend the PS3 over the 360 due to the larger variety of games. I only use my 360 for Halo Reach MP. PS3 also has free online play service compared to 360 which has one but you cannot play any MP games.

Both consoles are component compatible.
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Nice setup you have there thumb.gif


While I'm not too sure of each systems offerings of the arcade style fighting games that you prefer, but you might want to check out each systems exclusive titles. Here's a decent list for both.

From the sound of it, you might like the God of War series, which is a Sony exclusive.

Another thought that you might take into consideration, is the 360's requirement of Xbox Live to play online if you ever decided to play online.
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sounds like you would be better off with a emulator on the media pc and a xbox 360 controller set up for it.but on a serous note just get what ever is cheaper.
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I would go for the ps3. There are some phenomenal exclusives and it is a really well built machine. but to really make it look good, I would suggest finding a way to use hdmi.

It is a billion times better, I have used rgb, component, and hdmi and it really just isn't worth it if you don't use the hdmi imo. Especially with a 1080p tv. you might be able to find a 4 way switch and just run each hdmi cable into that and be able to push a button to change the device.

ps: for some reason I like the ps3 controller better, not sure why though, I have an xbox style one for my computer.
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It is a give or take. both systems you can get Tekken, and Soul Caliber. The PS3 does not have more games than the X360. the X360 can be had for $90 on Amazon or eBay. If you like arcade style games, you would like the X360 exclusive Gears of War. Both have Tom Clancy games.

Apparantly the other guy didnt listen and you do not want online. If you do not want online, the X360 is easy to mod (since it is closely akin to a PC) and would allow you to download and store all the games onto an external HDD.

I have both, and a PC. If I ever play consoles, it is always on my X360 on XLive. the PS3 is more or less a dust collector. Same games can be had on both systems. Except for some minor PS3 exclusives, and some X360 exclusives.

I think you would get your joy out of modding an X360 and playing MAME, SNES, etc on it.
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Interesting feedback.

I'm a bit challenged from a connectivity perspective. the TV only has 2 HDMI in, one of which is from the PC and the other being my HD cable box. I suppose I could get an HDMI switchbox to provide additional ports. The good thing about the 2.1 speakers I have is that they have both PC connector and component (Corsair kit).

If I were to go HDMI with a console would the audio output work through component at the same time? It would be nice to benefit from the speakers I have on hand.


A couple of the games I would like to pick up with be UFC 3 Undisputed, Tekken 6 etc. Do they run better on one system or the other?
Edited by Robilar - 3/31/12 at 9:23pm
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I doubt they run any better on either system.

and yes the console will send the audio through the hdmi cable (that is what your asking right?)

honestly you will be able to pick up an xbox cheaper, I have no doubt. I'm partial to the ps3 because I think it is built better, has more features, and will be a little bit more future proof.
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I have both systems & both systems are great BUT I prefer my 360 over my PS3. Dont get me wrong the PS3 is great, as great exclusives but the online is not up to par with the 360 IMO. I dont mind paying for 360 online as I got a Year on newegg for 33 bucks. I love the gears of war series & just the party chat alone makes the 360 shine. Playing online with friends on the PS3 is a pain IMO. If yo u want to chant with someone online you have to leave the game and go into a private chat (Cant play n talk at the same time)

 

I like my 360 but as I said the PS3 shines with more exclusives

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PS3 for the exclusives. What good is online when you could just play most of the games on the superior PC version anyway? PSN online is at least free, so you get what you pay for but its really not bad. Exclusives!!!
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