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XBOX 360 w/HD or n/HD PS3

Poll Results: PS3 XBOX 360 or PC Upgrade

Poll expired: Nov 7, 2006  
  • 52% (18)
    Xbox 360
  • 11% (4)
    PS3
  • 35% (12)
    PC upgrade (within the 450$ limit)
34 Total Votes  
post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
A friend of mine wants a new gaming console.
Ha have only had playstations in the past.
He's kinda tired of waiting for PS3 ( will only go out in March in EUrope)
and he thinks that teh price is also a little high.
So , should he wait , and buy the cheapest PS3, buy now a XBOX 360 w/HD and 2 games.
Or build a gaming PC
he likes exclusif console games
Also , i've read that Xbox 360 and vista games are gonna be the same and named "Windows games", is it true?
I have read also that the XBOX 360 sometimes crashes ( like any other M$ based system needs to)
Thanks for helping my desperate friend, and I, that will play alot on his console .
AHHAHAHAHAHAH
post #2 of 26
PS3, i've had to RMA my 360 twice.

Xbox 360 is also relaunching next year, with newer hardware that supposely fixes the overheating issues.
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post #3 of 26
i think the important questions here will be:

1) What kind of pc does he have now?
2) What kind of games does he like to play?
3) Is he willing to spend well over $60 per game?
    
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post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
Well , he usually uses a laptop for playing(guild wars , and Zoo Tycoon), but he has got his pc from the vacation house .
It's a P4 with 768Mb RAM. Ill ask him about the vid card.
He likes PES, some FPS, and mostly cars and sports games
post #5 of 26
Definitely Xbox 360, you can't beat it.
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post #6 of 26
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post #7 of 26
If $450 is really his limit, as stated in the poll, then the X360 is his only option of those listed. A no-hdd PS3 is going to cost $500 without a game. And it will be impossible to build a PC of modern console quality for $450, you'd spend that much on the video card...

So an X360 plus one game is the only option (except for a Wii, which I assume he is not considering since it's not in the poll).
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post #8 of 26
Definetly go for the Xbox 360. The ps3 is ovepriced and overhyped
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post #9 of 26
360. The PS3 is not worth it IMO. The games will be ways too expensive
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke
PS3, i've had to RMA my 360 twice.

Xbox 360 is also relaunching next year, with newer hardware that supposely fixes the overheating issues.
Never once had to RMA my 360, and its sitting in a confined alcove in my entertainment center. Not a good idea, I know, but it hasnt overheated or crashed yet.
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