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Please do not come in here and spam ps3 sucks or 360 sucks, in the end it is the users decision no matter if your talking about me, your neighbor, your friend or anyone else.

I have a wii right now, got about 7 games for it and I hardly ever play it, I just get bored. Ive been a PC gamer ever since 1992 when I had a 386 I use to play street rod. Recently I picked up a 42" Toshiba Regza LCD TV and I have a pretty nice surround sound. I just quit playing wow and thinking about trying a high def console. What I am looking for from anyone willing to read this is what games are worth playing and any major selling points im overlooking on either of these.

Selling Points:

Xbox 360
-Cheaper (not really taking into account blu-ray because I have up converting dvd player thats working great and I have about 420 DVDs im not ready to replace with $35 blu-rays yet)

-Addon wireless controller cheaper

-Component cables (required for HD) included, not as good as HDMI on PS3 but at least you dont have to buy anything else. My tv is 720p/1080i so this should work fine.

PS3
-60gb Hard Drive, bigger than 360.
-Does it have wireless? Cant find info on this, want to hook to router without wires if possible.


Games

These are what Im really looking forward to or want to play, tell me any epic games you want that are coming or are out.

Xbox 360
-Assassins Creed (on PS3 as well)
-Halo 3
-Forza 2
-Gears of war (still never played it)
-Saints Row

PS3
-Assassins Creed (on 360 as well)
-Ninja Gaiden Sigma
-Metal Gear Solid 4
-Killzone PS3

Just looking for a few answers and a few rational opinons. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 48
You can get yourself the 360 and save money for computer upgrades or more games/accessories for the 360..

All you need is Forza 2, and Assassins Creed
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i have a 360 and in all honesty it is amazing. great graphics, much better games than ps3 imo (GEARS OR WAR, forza 2, halo 3, bioshock, the darkness, etc). The live service is also superior to ps3's and all of my friends have one which makes for some really fun gaming. hope that helps

EDIT: i forgot to mention that i got my 360 (premium) on ebay for $250.00!!!
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Well to be honest, if you go with the Xbox360 get the elite since it comes with a 120gb HDD and is only about 70 bucks more than the premium ( i whish i had waited bought my 360 the day before the elite was announced). AS for the 360 R6 Vegas is so much betters than Gears of War, i really didnt like that game much.
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Thank you, so far nice posts...

The goal is to not have to upgrade my computer Maybe Ill just get into it and become a console gamer, love my tv now I want to love my content. That and my PC can sure run Starcraft 2 when it comes out and thats what Im waiting for

What kind of TV do you guys have this hooked too? I am really concerned about the quality on a widescreen HDTV, I dont want it to look my analog cable, I want it to look more like HD programming I get over an antenna.
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post #6 of 48
PS3 doesn't have much going for it and plus if your looking for HD space you can always get an elite.
At this moment in time the 360 is cheaper, has more games, 6 million xbox live subscribers - I don't think there is anything to think about.

Plus Ps3 will get cheaper in the future I am sure.
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i've played it on 22 inch computer monitors all the way up to my 100 inch home theater setup and it looks amazing every time. you should have no problem on your widescreen hdtv, it will look as good if not better than hdtv programming.
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i happen to be a PS3 owner, but I have to say, for the price, the 360 is one amazing console. Rumors of future developments have been out for months, but we will see. I plan to pick one up myself next month. As for the PS3, there may be a lot of haters, but many have said the only reason they hate it is the price. Depends on how much you want to spend, and what applications you plan to use it for. Blu Ray is nice, but so is HD... Also, the PS3 can be converted into a duall boot Paystation/Yelow Dog inux machine. Sony claims to have a wanton to keep it open source... Good uck on your decision, you can't go wrong with either decision you make...
    
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For the PS3, it also has FF13 on its side. Rumors of it coming to the X360 are just that for now: rumors. It is definitely coming to the PS3. I don't know if FF13 is an important game to you, so maybe this doesn't mean a whole lot.

Personally, given the state of things today, I would buy an X360 if I were in your shoes. PS3 owners that are content with the "but in a year or two it will be the best" argument, good for you. But right now the X360 has the better game library; and 1-2 years from now, when the PS3 may be better, it will also be cheaper.

Now I'm coming from the position of someone who will eventually have all three modern consoles (Wii now; X360 when price drops, hopefully by this Xmas; and PS3 maybe in 2 years). If that's not you, if you're committing to one and only one console and you simply must buy it right now, you have a tougher choice. But it does support the "PS3 will have good games eventually" argument, if you buy into that (and there's no reason not to).
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well, hardware wise I think the PS3 is superior, but considering prices and current game selection I would grab a 360, PS3 doesn't have much to offer, YET. But I think PS3 will take over, as I heard most games are running in the 120 FPS range, so think of how much graphical head room that would leave...it just needs some good games to back it up, like this, this just blew me away...
NBA Live 08

then we will truly be able to compare the two, the same game, both 1080p with the 360 Elite or Ultra or whatever.
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