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Topic # 46506 7-Nov-2009 11:14
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i personally prefer the playstation 3 because of the blueray reader free online play and because of the games that the playstation 3 has that the 360 doesnt

what are your Guys opinions?

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  Reply # 270825 7-Nov-2009 11:29
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PS3 for me, I've had both, XBox360 came first

If you like: Halo, Gears of War, Forza then XBox obviously.
Price = cheaper, downside is you have to pay an extra $200 to get both the gold card support and then the Wifi to match the PS3 and no blu-ray. Online play is also better on the XBox. Also the media centre add-on is much better on Xbox. Downside is, it's noisy

If you want PS3 for things like: Little Big planet, Gran Turismo(if it ever arrives), Free online playing, blu-ray, internet browser, quieter. Downsides: price, no GT5 yet :( still.....The media player is quite shocking, just showing thumbnails while browsing through the tree structure.

I've got two PS3s, one for the bedroom, one for the lounge. Both work great and I can't wait for CODMW2, at least the PS3 owners get a proper bluetooth mic. THe xbox players actually have a throat controlled strangulation device




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  Reply # 270827 7-Nov-2009 11:39
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Hands Down Xbox 360.

FPS experience is much better on Xbox 360. Better range of games and if you love to play play multiplayer on top of playing FPS then Xbox live > PSN any day.

In the end, it depends what sort of games you like and which exclusives attract you more.




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  Reply # 270829 7-Nov-2009 11:47
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Xbox 360. The new ones are much more reliable. Cross platform games tend to run a lot better, the controller is nicer (IMO). It's much cheaper and there are more exclusives for the platform worth playing.

I have both, and to be honest my PS3 just sort of sits there for months at a time with nothing to play on it.



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  Reply # 270831 7-Nov-2009 11:58
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Which one has better back compatibility

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  Reply # 270833 7-Nov-2009 12:03
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animebuster: Which one has better back compatibility


PS3 has none except for old 60GB model which is hard to get and can play PS2 games. Xbox 360 has backwards compalibity with most of the old Xbox 1 games.

Saying that I wouldn't want toplay old gen console games on a new gen console anways.




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  Reply # 270835 7-Nov-2009 12:09
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animebuster: i personally prefer the playstation 3 because of the blueray reader free online play and because of the games that the playstation 3 has that the 360 doesnt


Sounds like you've already made up your mind.  But in any case, it's the exclusive games on either platform that really matter. 

The blu ray player in the PS3 is a nice bonus though.

Who plays online on consoles anyway? - PC FTW Wink


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  Reply # 270836 7-Nov-2009 12:13
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I'd say PS3 - blueray is nice if you don't have it already, but don't forget PlayTV now works in NZ also (I'm loving it!).




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  Reply # 270841 7-Nov-2009 12:14
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Xbox 360, the Xbox live experience is second to none. The PS3 can't compete with that.






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  Reply # 270842 7-Nov-2009 12:15
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friedCrumpet:
animebuster: i personally prefer the playstation 3 because of the blueray reader free online play and because of the games that the playstation 3 has that the 360 doesnt


Sounds like you've already made up your mind.  But in any case, it's the exclusive games on either platform that really matter. 

The blu ray player in the PS3 is a nice bonus though.

Who plays online on consoles anyway? - PC FTW Wink



yeah i had almost made up my mind it was just backwards compatibility that i was worried about as i was thinking of selling my ps2 if i got a ps3.

Im almost sure im going to go with the ps3 :)

also i have to say online gaming on pc is as you said AWESOME!

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  Reply # 270852 7-Nov-2009 13:06
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animebuster:
friedCrumpet:
animebuster: i personally prefer the playstation 3 because of the blueray reader free online play and because of the games that the playstation 3 has that the 360 doesnt


Sounds like you've already made up your mind.  But in any case, it's the exclusive games on either platform that really matter. 

The blu ray player in the PS3 is a nice bonus though.

Who plays online on consoles anyway? - PC FTW Wink



yeah i had almost made up my mind it was just backwards compatibility that i was worried about as i was thinking of selling my ps2 if i got a ps3.

Im almost sure im going to go with the ps3 :)

also i have to say online gaming on pc is as you said AWESOME!


I've accidentally moved almost all my online gaming to PS3.  For me, rather than:
Start my PC, waiting 40 seconds or so to load windows, waiting another 30 seconds for it to be properly responsive.  Then starting up a game and finding the server I want...while sitting in my reclinable leather office chair with a 22" monitor.


I go to my fridge, grab a beer, while walking there, hit the PS button on my controller, PS3 pops on, autoruns game, I grab some chips, sit down on the couch.  Turn the reciever and TV on.  Hit Multiplayer, hit Play online, takes max of about 45-1 minute(to get the chips and beer, takes around 30 seconds to get into a server)






As for FPS games, both have exclusives, but both have COD
I've also got Killzone 2, Resistance 2 and a few others.  It all depends on your taste in games.  I'm not really a big fan of halo, i prefer my games to have realistic weapons(COD series)





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  Reply # 270856 7-Nov-2009 13:33
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Hi mate,

Its clear that there are two distinct camps here with regards to what you should do.  Ill lay this out for you, I recently went through the same thing and eventually settled on a PS3 after about 2 months of deliberations.

What you need to consider:

PRICE. 

360 is a fair bit cheaper at around 400ish for the elite console package vs 695 for the uncharted 2/cod 4 250gb PS3 package.

Both get a couple of games, but I find the PS3 ones are the better games in this package.  However this is a relatively moot point as the upcoming christmas season will no doubt throw up a few new package deals.

As mentioned before, you need to purchase a 360 wifi connection and gold xbox live membership to match the PS3s "out of the box" deal. My HD tv is next to my router so it wasnt a big deal for me either way.

NETWORK PLAY.

PS3 is free, whilst you have to pay for the 360...$100 per year?  Not that much but yeah..its a new game.  i have heard that 360 has the better network play with more members etc, but I can vouch for the connection speed and ping i get on the ps3 network.

Much of this will depend on what your friends have.  Friends make or break an online gaming experience.


GAMES.

Each have their own "uniques".  GT5 vs Forza, Halo vs Metal Gear etc etc.  This is your own choice.  If you are a massive halo, or Gran tourismo fan then this makes thing easier. 

I have heard...and this is just what I have read.......that many games actually look better on the PS3 head to head.  There are many examples of this on youtube etc but for me its pretty negligeable.  Apparently PS3 has better shading and imaging.

EXTRAS.

Disc drives:  Bluray vs the (now dead) HD .  PS3 wins hands down.  If you want to use the gaming system as your next gen movie player the PS3 is for you.

Streaming:  I think methodology for streaming to both of these consoles is pretty similar.  I remember configuring my ex flat mates 360 to stream media to the tv and lots of our files wouldnt play.  Have not had the same issue with the PS3 as yet.  But in defence of the 360 this was pre TVersity days and just used WMP11 library.

Backwards compatability: PS3 has none, unless you get a 60GB model.  Id rather take a 250gb model with none but thats just me.  All 360s play original xbox games i think.

Net browsing:  PS3 has it, 360 doesnt out the box.  But to be honest past an initial look, i havent ever browsed the net on my ps3.  Thats what my pc/laptops are for.  Meh.  The control pad seems much to awkward for this for me.

Reliability.  YLOD seems far less common on ps3s than RROD does for 360s.  However, as mentioned here somewhere else the more recent 360s seem to be more reliable.



Hopefully this was a reasonably balanced evaluation of pros and cons of both systems. Good luck in your choice.  Personally id wait for boxing day sales!!







 


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  Reply # 270858 7-Nov-2009 13:59
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I have PS3, Xbox360 and Wii (which you obviously dont want).  Got my PS3 on launch night, so is backwards compatable (lucky me), and got the Xbox360 6 months ago from a rewards programme.

I really like both consoles; both have exclusive games that I really like (etc Forza 3 vs Gran Turismo 5P)  But these days I don't get to play on either much.  So for me now, it would be the PS3 due to its blu-ray player.  If you have a 1080P tv then blu-ray DESTROYS dvd, so for me that'd be the difference. If it will be used a lot for multimedia, I really think the PS3 is what you want.



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  Reply # 270859 7-Nov-2009 14:08
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Paulthagerous: I have PS3, Xbox360 and Wii (which you obviously dont want).  Got my PS3 on launch night, so is backwards compatable (lucky me), and got the Xbox360 6 months ago from a rewards programme.

I really like both consoles; both have exclusive games that I really like (etc Forza 3 vs Gran Turismo 5P)  But these days I don't get to play on either much.  So for me now, it would be the PS3 due to its blu-ray player.  If you have a 1080P tv then blu-ray DESTROYS dvd, so for me that'd be the difference. If it will be used a lot for multimedia, I really think the PS3 is what you want.


out of all the ps2 games you have tried on your ps3 were any not working or is it backwards compatable with every ps2 game?

does anyone know if you can change the harddrive so if i found a 60gb backwards compatable ps3 would i be able to buy a just say 260gb internal hard drive and swap the harddrives

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  Reply # 270861 7-Nov-2009 14:12
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animebuster:
Paulthagerous: I have PS3, Xbox360 and Wii (which you obviously dont want).  Got my PS3 on launch night, so is backwards compatable (lucky me), and got the Xbox360 6 months ago from a rewards programme.

I really like both consoles; both have exclusive games that I really like (etc Forza 3 vs Gran Turismo 5P)  But these days I don't get to play on either much.  So for me now, it would be the PS3 due to its blu-ray player.  If you have a 1080P tv then blu-ray DESTROYS dvd, so for me that'd be the difference. If it will be used a lot for multimedia, I really think the PS3 is what you want.


out of all the ps2 games you have tried on your ps3 were any not working or is it backwards compatable with every ps2 game?

does anyone know if you can change the harddrive so if i found a 60gb backwards compatable ps3 would i be able to buy a just say 260gb internal hard drive and swap the harddrives


Of the 5 or 6 I have tried, 1 had issues (kept freezing) but the others worked fine.  I think Sony originally said 80% will work (not quite sure though)

Oh, and my 60GB model has a 320GB drive in it, any 2.5inch SATA should do (though I would go for a 5400rpm, as I have heard the 7200's can overheat.  VERY easy to instal, just don't strip the screws! They are very soft.

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  Reply # 270864 7-Nov-2009 14:24
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Yup, I put a 500GB drive in my PS3 earlier this week (for PlayTV), easy as pie - just watched a 2min youtube vid, 5 mins later all done.




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