- 05-11-2009, 03:23 PM #26
- 05-11-2009, 03:38 PM #27iPhone Beginner
- 60 Posts
I've been a gamer for over 20 years and had a NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, PS1, PS2, XBOX and now a 360 and the 360 is the only console that pulls me back time and time again, just ask the Wife. As for reliability, I haven't had a PS3 however my 360 has been back to Microsoft Twice. However both my PS1 and PS2 also went back for repair Twice, so i'm used to it. The original xbox never went back. Have a Bluray so don't need a PS3.
- 05-15-2009, 11:28 AM #28
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- 05-15-2009, 04:48 PM #30
- 08-18-2011, 09:04 PM #31
- 08-18-2011, 09:43 PM #32
- 08-19-2011, 03:42 AM #33iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
I have both a ps3 and and 360. I actually prefer my 360. There are far less updates and it doesn't hog all my hard drive space like my ps3 does. Anyone know where that ps3 hard drive space goes? I can't seem to find it and i have none left! In terms of graphics, they are pretty close to the same. I think the ps3 may have just a Slight advantage over 360 but nothing you'd really notice. Yes, they do play blu ray so thats a nice benefit and i believe i read somewhere they recently dropped the price to 250. - tough choices!
- 08-19-2011, 07:11 AM #34
Having both...i actually play my Xbox 360, and the PS3 gets used as a blu-ray player sometimes (which is becoming a very limited "sometimes" since we have converted almost everything over to a digital copy onto numerous hard drives).
The PS3, unquestionably, has better graphics...there's no way around it, it just does...it has better internals, so this isn't a surprise.
The Xbox's gaming experience over all though is WORLDS better. Better interaction with people, better performance online, a much better UI with Xbox Live...i mean things as simple as chatting with a friend while playing become a headache on the PS3, but are so effortless on the Xbox...and this is WITH the upgrades to the PS3 that got it past the old way where you couldn't even chat with friends while playing a game.
Xbox Live Arcade is also a monumentally better experience than the PS3 store, Xbox controller is better for almost every type of game, network repair is so much more intuitive on the xbox (and easy for even the common user who doesn't understand half of what they are looking at)...i could go on and on.
The PS3 is an amazing platform for someone who likes to play games on their own...lots of titles that are brilliant single player games (IE: God of War series, Metal Gear), and some cool features like the blu-ray player (which is quickly becoming obsolete) and an internet browser (which is a joke)...the Xbox is the undefeated multi-player/online gaming champion, it's staggeringly better at that, and that's all it needs to do well to be the better modern day video game system.
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 08-19-2011 at 07:14 AM.
- 08-19-2011, 09:03 AM #35
I find it comical when people try to say that PS3 has better graphics. On many occasions, various video game websites have done side by side comparisons of the 360 and ps3 with the same game footage, and even they couldn't see a difference, and some times, 360 looked better. Only advantage ps3 has, is including a blu-ray player.
- 08-19-2011, 09:58 AM #36
- 08-19-2011, 10:09 AM #37
But comparison wise in a visual state, it depends on what games are being looked at...many games that are made for both systems will inherently have negligible differences...because...they are cookie cutter ports, they are nearly identical because it makes porting them almost effortless.
Where you have to start looking are platform standard games...you look at the graphics in a more general sense, what the system is capable of vs. the other, and in that nature, the PS3 shines through...God of War III would look NOTHING like it did on PS3 on the Xbox 360, Metal Gear Solid would be the same...the PS3 is capable of shading variances that the Xbox is not, because it has that little extra muscle in the graphics processor...it's also capable of lighting differences because of the same thing, you can actually see those quite clearly in ported games like COD and Battlefield...lighting on the PS3 is drastically different on those games between the two systems...i know, i own Black Ops and Battlefield BC2 on both systems so that i can play amongst my friends on both sides of the fence.
Beyond that we could get into the mastering process and the fact that the PS3 uses bluray, but since that's not a fair comparison because the Xbox still uses a dvd based system, we'll leave that out.
Personally...i think the Xbox is a better system all around, but if you have not noticed the better graphics capabilities on the PS3, you've obviously not played games between the two, nor have you understood the PS3's capabilities...
Last edited by SeanHRCC; 08-19-2011 at 10:18 AM.
- 09-04-2011, 06:59 PM #38iPhone Newbie
- 11 Posts
I'm with everyone on this one, the PS3's graphics are outstanding. (And they should be for the price they charge too!) But, in saying that, everytime I go over to my friend's house to play it, it takes a good hour to get through the updates.
And he can't play the game or the PS3 until then. Plus, there was the little issue of the PSN hacking. Not great. So, XBOX360 is probably a better all round experience.
- 09-04-2011, 08:16 PM #39
I have both and my opinion is the PS3 has more exclusives better graphics when you look at exclusives like KZ2,3,uncharted2,and god of war 3. Also we are seeing the limitations of the DVD look at rage 3 disk on xbox and just one on PS3. I do like live better but you have to pay. I like playing both but I think the PS3 is coming out ahead far as hardware and finally seeing what they can do software wise.
- 09-04-2011, 09:41 PM #40
- 09-04-2011, 09:54 PM #41
Turn 10 recently announced that the Xbox 360 was not capable of running the Forza 4 simulations they created that included variances in weather and night time racing...they said that the system itself could not handle the load those two features added to the game, and because of such, they were omitted from the finished product of Forza 4 that is coming out in October...
One of the lead technically developers said that if Microsoft had simply added a couple of things that the PS3 has that would have basically cost MS nothing...the system would be able to use these features and still have room to push the hardware.
This speaks worlds about how the two systems were built...and to anyone that still thinks the PS3 is not a higher caliber system (when it comes to hardware), you're fooling yourselves...it really makes me angry with Microsoft knowing that what a game COULD have been was cut short by something they decided to do to cut a few pennies from the production line (that in the end made really no difference for them).
- 09-05-2011, 12:19 AM #42
Its like debating android vs iOS.
You can bring sales, exclusives, quality, internals, controllers into the picture, but in the end its your opinion.
If you want my vote, I'd go with the 360. I consistently play my 360 more than my PS3, i usually buy 360 games even if they run better or look better on the PS3. I prefer the 360's controller. I tend to think that the 360's exclusives (even if it is quantity over quality, which i don't believe. They all tend to make high marks on the metascore regardless.) appeal to the masses more. Wireless N is also a pretty huge thing to me. The online experience has been consistently better on the 360, nor am i even troubled by having to pay 50 dollars a year, or did they bump it up to 60? I don't remember.
- 09-05-2011, 07:51 AM #43
Yeah 60 dollars a year but have found better deals like on amazon. I like the 360 controller for FPS but like Mortal Kombat I like the PS3 controller as I end up using the D pad more for that game. Seems thought they keep adding more content to the Ps3 game because of the extra space on the bluray. Also if you really play online alot going wired is better on both systems that using the WIFI.
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- 09-05-2011, 07:53 AM #44
- 09-05-2011, 01:49 PM #45
Yeah you usually can a deal somewhere for cheaper than 60. I remember people buying multitudes of them before the price change went into effect.
Wireless N is pretty big for me because I use to have a 50 ft cord just to reach my gaming room. Was way to much of a hassle.
Good point about the fighter games, don't play to much of those. I stick to rpg, fps, and a little horror/thriller every now and then.
Also never having to keep you're videos Downloaded on your xbox is pretty nice (zune marketplace). Unsure if the ps3 does that.
- 09-06-2011, 09:54 AM #46
Just my opinion that the PS3 is better but to have the best gaming experience it's nice to have both. That way I can play halo, gears of war, killzone, uncharted, and resistance without missing out.
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- 09-07-2011, 01:45 AM #47
- 09-07-2011, 03:52 AM #48iPhone Newbie
- 14 Posts
Hey, I was a massive Sony fan until the ps3 online network went down. So I decided to sell and invest in a 360. I've never looked back, online play is just better even though it costs. There is no argument the ps3 is the better hardware full stop but the 360 just has better software.
I basically only play online games so I took into account what most of my friends had which was the 360.
- 09-07-2011, 04:04 PM #49
- 09-08-2011, 09:54 AM #50