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post #11 of 43
ff13 and metal gear and ratchet and clank looks sick and res 5 but thats exbox as well and lair god i cant wait im just pissed i payed 600 lol
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This is a pretty smart move, Sony really wants blu-ray to win and this is what they need to do it. I know I am hoping blu-ray will when, then I can get a ps3 and fold when Im not watching movies
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*singing* Im gettin' a ps3 soon, Im gettin' a ps3 soon, hey hey hey.
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If this does happen, then I'm gonna be mad I just got a 360 a week ago.
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If this does happen, then I'm gonna be mad I just got a 360 a week ago.
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I think the PS3 was and is definitely now a better deal than the Xbox 360. After you add on all the features to the 360 that the PS3 comes standard with, you find that the 360 is much more expensive.

Now that is not saying that the PS3 is a better console. That really comes down to personal preference of games.

I personally don't like console gaming because:

1. Pay to Play (Xbox Live)
2. Games are mad expensive
3. Graphics are not as good
4. No 64 player Karkand

That is why I sold my Xbox360. I probably would have kept it had the online part been free and I had a HDTV.

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Why....
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The funny thing is, when PS3 first came out, it was cheaper than buying a 360 capable of HD movies.

PS3 w/ Blu Ray and HDMI = $600

XBox 360 Elite (w/ HDMI) = $480
XBox 360 HD DVD Drive = $188
Total 360 = $668

So, it's really down to what games you want to play and how important HD movies are to you. But with the PS3 going down to $500 now, people would have to either require Halo 3 to live, love MS, or there are more HD DVD movies they like. Either that or they're just dumb...
Ummm...yeah...except for the fact that the elite was not out at that point...

So...360 = $400
HD Drive = $188
Total 360 = $588

Last time I checked 588 is less then 600. Also, you have the choice to get a HD player with a 360 (when you decide you want/need one), wheras with a PS3 you don't. I personally wont pay thirty bucks for a HD-DVD or a BR disc...so I could really care less if there is an HD player on the system.
    
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Im so confused


 
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I think the PS3 was and is definitely now a better deal than the Xbox 360. After you add on all the features to the 360 that the PS3 comes standard with, you find that the 360 is much more expensive.
But like I've been saying for some time, the "better deal" has only been in effect if you find value in the extra features. There is a vocal crowd here that does, clearly. However, some article I read somewhere last week said that only about 17% (or something like that) of console users are taking advantage of those media features. So for 83% of the console owners, that whole mindset couldn't have applied. At a $500 price point, though, it's somewhat easier to swallow (still hard, don't get me wrong).

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Im so confused

The first one is a statement by a Sony exec. It's true.

The second one is a rumor. Hopefully it will turn out to be true, but until it does, I take the Sony exec's word over some rumor mill site.
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But like I've been saying for some time, the "better deal" has only been in effect if you find value in the extra features. There is a vocal crowd here that does, clearly. However, some article I read somewhere last week said that only about 17% (or something like that) of console users are taking advantage of those media features. So for 83% of the console owners, that whole mindset couldn't have applied. At a $500 price point, though, it's somewhat easier to swallow (still hard, don't get me wrong).



The first one is a statement by a Sony exec. It's true.

The second one is a rumor. Hopefully it will turn out to be true, but until it does, I take the Sony exec's word over some rumor mill site.
Well where I find the PS3 to have greater value:
  • Comes with a larger hard drive and has support for any 3rd party HDD.
  • Comes with onboard WiFi. This will cost you an extra $80-$100 for the 360.
  • Free online gameplay. This will cost you $50-$70 per year on Xbox Live membership.
  • BluRay player - HD Player for the 360 costs an additional $188!
  • Apparently it more reliable
However, you will never find me buying another console, so it is a mute point for me.
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