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  • 42% (23)
    PS3
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    Xbox 360
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    Consoles sucks! Go PC!
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post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by Hellisforheroes View Post
Both consoles are the same graphically. The only way you'll see any difference between the same game on both consoles is if the developer has took the time to either port the game better for one console or hasnt done a good job of porting it to the other. a 360 can display exactly what a PS3 displays. and vice versa. none have any graphical advantage over the other. a different story compared to the last-generation consoles.

Decision makers:

360: if you simply want to play lots of games and are therefore willing to pay yearly for your online gaming. It is also more focused upon gaming on its own because it was never built to be a media center. But microsoft are trying to keep up with the PS3 by offering HD-movie downloads via xboxlive. Although it is at an immediate disadvantage as it uses a standard DVD-drive so has no direct high definition movie capability. The 360 has the largest game-catalogue because it's older but PS3 isnt far behind. 95% of all new games on 360 come out on PS3. Infact PS3 has more exclusives either in development or recently released at this moment in time.

PS3: Like movies? have a HDTV? PS3 is an absolute star for you. The PS3 is probably the best media center on the market. Even if you leave out the gaming capability. Blu-ray quality movies on a HDTV is quite something to behold and it is better than almost all standalone blu-ray players on the market. yet its one of the cheapest because it has to be in order to compete against the 360 in sales. Bargain in every sense of the word. Also, as mentioned previously, the PS3 has alot of exclusive games released in 2008/09 and more to come. You rarely find a game that isnt released for PS3 at the moment. Which is very good news for any big gaming fan because you can always look forward to the big titles.

For me, with my preferences and my needs for a console as a media center for blu-ray and next-gen games the PS3 is my first choice. But others needs are right where the 360 is at. You decide
Please elaborate how they are the same graphically when the PS3 has an inferior graphics card? The PS3 uses a modified 7800GTX while the 360 uses a custom made chip that is in the middle of X1900~X1950XT performance. Remember how much superiority the 1900 series had over the 7800 series?
Edited by sctheluna - 12/22/08 at 3:59pm
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post #12 of 29
The PS3 has a lot of features. Easily upgradeable hard drive, firmware updates pretty often that add new features, Bluetooth, and online is free. Because online is free, I don't know why you put "low cost of ownership" for the 360, because you will be paying for XBL. There aren't any costs of maintenance for a PS3, so I don't know why you put that for the 360, as if the PS3 has a high cost of maintenance.

I also feel that the PS3 is the system that has a better selection of quality games. I mean, yeah... you're missing Halo 3. But I'm not a big Halo fan, personally. There aren't any good 360 exclusives that fit me (this is my personal taste, you may like more 360 exclusives) other than Gears of War, which ended up going to PC anyways. I've heard Mass Effect is good though, so if you're into that then it might be good, but it's not really my type of game. But PS3 has MGS4 (one of my all-time favorite games), Socom, Resistance, Ratchet and Clank, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, and lots of future games I want like Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2, Resistance 2, MAG (Massive Action Game), and there will probably be some more that we will learn about.

Pretty much all other games that would interest me are non-exclusives. So I chose the PS3 mostly because of 1) Better game selection for my tastes, 2) Blu Ray, 3) Bluetooth, and 4) Free online.

The 360 is a great console too, don't get me wrong. You really won't go wrong with either one (unless there's a good game you want to play on the console you don't buy that's an exclusive )

But personally, I'm and FPS kinda guy. And I much prefer a mouse and keyboard, so I'm generally a PC man.

Also, the graphics on each console is not that different. Some games look better on one console while some look better on the other. MGS4 is one of the best looking games ever, in my opinion. But the 360 looks better in some non-exclusive games, and likewise for the PS3. People always bring up "the 360 has a better GPU", but it depends on how well the developers make the graphics of the game as well, and how well they make the port (depending on whether they port form 360 to PS3 or from PS3 to 360 makes a difference I'm sure). Don't pick based on graphics, because they really aren't that different and you won't notice the difference enough to matter (if you even notice a difference at all).
Edited by TriplePlay - 12/22/08 at 4:09pm
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post #13 of 29
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Wow, this is just asking for a flame war. I wonder how long before ElMike and Nemesis come in to back me up...

Most of the 360's Five Star games are on PC. (Gears of War, COD4, Bioshock, Gears 2 [eventually], Left 4 Dead, GTA IV, Halo 3 [eventually]) As far as Blu Ray being the only good thing about a PS3, don't mention the better (7-core) CPU, the built in Card Reader, the built-in Bluetooth, the constant firmware updates that do amazing things (like make the PS3 support multi-layer [beyond 2] Blu Rays when they start to come out, and upgrade the HDMI Version), the free online play, the ability to Fold, the easily upgradeable hard drive, the pretty decent built-in web browser, the Linux compatability... Plus the fact that most of its best games (Little Big Planet, MGS4, Resistance 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Gran Turismo 5 [someday], Tekken, Virtua Fighter) are PS3 exclusives.

No, don't mention those. Just Blu Ray...
Too bad LBP sucks so hard... MGS4 did not set any kind of impressive sales records so it must not be that good (well at least in my opinion seeing as so many PS3 fanboys praise the game as being holy...) , Resistance 2 I will give this game its due credit as it is pretty decent I would give it an 8/10, Gran Turismo 5 (the 360 has already had Forza 2 and PGR4 out for years so ya I think Sony is quite a bit late on the whole racing game front.... As far as Tekken goes they killed the series years ago . Why wouldn't 360 games get ported to PC, Microsoft owns the 360 and Windows so it would only make sense for them to broaden their potential for profit especially when they own both companies .
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post #14 of 29
I answered X360, as usual. The PS3's library no longer sucks, but it's still not as deep as the X360's. Unless, and this is a big "unless", the PS3 exclusive like LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear Solid 4 are what you're into. You didn't say what games you want, so it's kind of hard to point you accurately...thus, I point you to where there are more games.

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Most of the 360's Five Star games are on PC.
Wrong. Argument disproven months ago. Nothing to see here, please move along.
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post #15 of 29
From my experience, of man sessions of COD4 Xbox live and a few hours of COD4 on PS3, I would say go with 360.

Advantages of 360:
-Cheaper
-More great online games.
-Better voice communication (Lots of ppl seem to use crap blue tooth headsets on PS3)
-Bigger community (from my experience)
-More downloadable content

Advantages of PS3
-BluRay
-Free online play
-Resistance Two (imo their one good exclusive for online)
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post #16 of 29
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I answered X360, as usual. The PS3's library no longer sucks, but it's still not as deep as the X360's. Unless, and this is a big "unless", the PS3 exclusive like LittleBigPlanet and Metal Gear Solid 4 are what you're into. You didn't say what games you want, so it's kind of hard to point you accurately...thus, I point you to where there are more games.



Wrong. Argument disproven months ago. Nothing to see here, please move along.
Ah I love Vulcan for that sole reason.... He always proves people wrong, and when he is wrong (keyword if ) he will admit it, but in this case he is right.
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post #17 of 29
These threads are a dime a dozen. I've owned neither but played both.

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Here's what I think.

PS3
-blu-ray Yes
-free online browser Yes
-free online play Yes
-high initial cost of ownership Relative but more than an xbox
-no good games (please prove me wrong) LBP, COD, what are you into?
-You can run Linux/F@H

XBOX 360
-cheap cost of ownership Except for Live, lol It adds up
-xbox live Is it better than PS3?
-needing to pay for online play(gay) Very. And pay to change name
-a very large slection of games Relative but more than PS3

I am leaning towards the PS3, but it's lack of games are making me think maybe i just need a PC.
I heard RRoD's are a thing of the past with the new gen xBox360's so just get what your friends have. I'd get a PS3 personally.
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so just get what your friends have.
Ah, good point there.
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post #19 of 29
Sony's got a lot of pretty good exclusives and does a lot of things that you won't see anywhere else. The 360 is pretty much the same as having a PC; sure the Xbox LIVE is good, but ends up costing you more than the price you paid your PS3.

Here's a quick list of nice PS3 exclusives:

-Resistance
-Ninja Gaiden: Sigma
-Motorstorm
-Warhawk
-Heavenly Sword
-Ratchet and Clank Future
-Uncharted - Drake's Fortune
-Gran Turismo Prologue
-Metal Gear Solid 4
-Wipeout HD
-Resistance 2
-Motorstorm 2
-Little Big Planet
-Valkyria Chronicles
-Killzone 2 (soon)
-White Knight Chronicles (soon)
-Final Fantasy Versus XIII (someday)
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post #20 of 29
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Gran Turismo 5 (the 360 has already had Forza 2 and PGR4 out for years so ya I think Sony is quite a bit late on the whole racing game front....
Huh?

I've been playing Gran Turismo since before Microsoft even had a console.
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