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PS3 - Xbox 360 Rundown, Which one is for you?

Poll Results: Which console do you prefer?

 
  • 83% (36)
    Playstation 3
  • 16% (7)
    Xbox 360
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post #1 of 27
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-Disclaimer-

I really hate all the fanboism, I am not in favor in any of those two consoles, I want an honest opinion in which deserves our money more. I know there are a lot of professional reviews out there, I just want to do something like this in our forum.

I've been browsing the subforum for a while now, but I cannot find something that makes me choose a console over the other.

So I thought, I should make a thread where we all pitch in and categorize the consoles as honestly as possible. I welcome serious replies, so we can expand this.

So, the rundown.

PS3:
Pros
1) Blu-Ray drive, may come in handy if you are into movies. Also futureproof.
2) The potential firmware updates that may provide further features.
3) If you own a PSP, you can use the consoles together in some applications, like Remote Play.
4) More powerful hardware than the Xbox, though they are not utilized to the fullest.
5) Wi-Fi native support.
6) Free online multi-player.
7) All-around okay community.
8) Embedded Browser.
9) HDMI output.
10) Larger capacity Hard Drive, User Swappable.
11) Trophies.
12) Netflix streaming for free.
13) Move allows using a wireless controller that translates movement into actions.

Cons
1) Disconnects from online games is sometimes an issue. Nothing major though.
2) Controller often not preferred over Xbox 360, though rechargeable without the need of an adapter.
3) No PS2 games support on Slim model, only on the 20-60GB models via hardware, and on the first 80GB via software, though PS1 supported on both the slim and the fat versions.
4) Bigger in size.
5) Move needs you to hold the controller, limiting some uses.
6) PSN not quite as big as Xbox Live.
7) Message system not quite as effective.

Most discussed PS3 Exclusive Titles:
a) God Of War Trillogy
b) Final Fantasy Versus XIII
c) F1 Championship
d) Grand Turismo 5
e) Heavenly Sword
f) Heavy Rain
g) Infamous 1,2
h) Killzone 2,3
i) Little Big Planet 1,2

j) Metal Gear Solid
k) Uncharted 1,2,3
l) Yakuza


Xbox 360:

Pros
1) Large gaming community. Create your own avatar. Social capabilities with your friends.
2) Pretty dependable online servers.
3) Smaller size.
4) Owned by Microsoft, means more interactivity with the PC, and more future potential of more interconnection.
5) Controllers are very good.
6) Messaging is very comfortable in or off game.
7) Kinect has much potential for future uses. Much modding is done. No need for something to hold while using it.
8) Achievements which earn you MP, which can be used to buy useful addons for your games, or custom avatars.
9) A cheaper edition with no hard drive is available.

Cons
1) Price to play online, currently 50$ a year. Some countries do not have access to the full online experience.
2) Wi-Fi native only to S model, an adapter is needed for the regular version.
3) Wireless controllers need a battery pack.
4) Heat issues if placed in a confined space.
5) Smaller HDD capacity. Not swappable with conventional HDD's, though a bigger one can be bought that only works with the Xbox.
6) Community often considered unfriendly.
7) Lacks the ability to use a browser.
8) DVD Dual Layer drive is becoming outdated. No way to playback Blu-Ray discs.

Most discussed Xbox 360 Exclusive Titles:
a) Gears Of War Series
b) Halo Series

c) Dance Centeral
d) Dance Evolution
e) Dead Or Alive 4
f) Dead Rising
g) Fable II


So what is your opinion? What did I miss? Which is the best buy for you?
Let's keep it clean, and informative. All suggestions (Justified) are welcome.

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Edited by AngeloG. - 4/17/11 at 11:31pm
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For PS3 Cons, the Fat PS3 can play PS1/PS2 games.

PS3 is for me
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Here's MY opinion.

For SP games and movies, PS3 hands down. 360 for more MP games I'd be more likely to get into. But that's because I love Left 4 Dead with friends, but I can see myself sitting down for hours alone playing GT5.

I guess it all comes down to games, feel of the controller and features. I like how the 360's controllers can have removable battery packs, where the PS3 will be tethered by USB to charge.

I love both, but depending on the application, I'd go nuts and just get both
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For PS3 Cons, the Fat PS3 can play PS1/PS2 games.

PS3 is for me
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gtsteviiee View Post
For PS3 Cons, the Fat PS3 can play PS1/PS2 games.

PS3 is for me
Not all of them...Only certain fat ones can play PS2 games.
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Not all fat ps3s can play ps2 games, only the first generation. Mine does, but my brothers doesn't.

ninja'd

Also, Demon's Souls should be placed in the ps3 pro category =)
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Xbox 360, all my friends have it and that is the only reason i prefer xbox although i own both.
    
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You cant really consider Kinect better then Move both have its pros and cons.
PS3 better all around, it has more gadgets aswell like any bluetooth mouse and keyboard headset can work on it, the special controller snap-on mini keyboard, you can use your DS3 on PSPgo, PS3 has MMOs Xbox looks ugly imho.
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You cant really consider Kinect better then Move both have its pros and cons.
PS3 better all around, it has more gadgets aswell like any bluetooth mouse and keyboard headset can work on it, the special controller snap-on mini keyboard, you can use your DS3 on PSPgo, PS3 has MMOs Xbox looks ugly imho.
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ps3 but i own both so I rule
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