Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Chainblade, Nov 22, 2008.
Yeah, the XBE update has made the 360 pretty much the best now.
My vote goes for the PS3. It's a really great console - super powerful and gorgeous. The only real downfall that it has is the backwards compatability thing. The one they're selling in stores now is 80gb for $399 and from what I understand, it doesn't have it. The 80gb machine that was in the Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle does have it, however it's limited. That's the one I have and so far, every PS2 game I've tried has played just fine. From what I understand, they're also going to be releasing (if they haven't already) a 120gb bundle for $499.
I really don't understand what the purpose is behind so many versions, most of them lacking BC. It's quite ridiculous.
As far as games go, the only thing that really needs to be said is: Metal Gear Solid. Greatest game franchise ever. Hands down. Another thing is the controller. Every time I've ever had an XBox control in my hand it's felt incredibly awkward. The PS control is so much more comfortable and natural.
And one final word on the Wii. It's fun, sure, but once the novelty wears off (in about three days) it pretty much loses all it's luster.
what happened to the 200 gb drive upgrade?
Seriously?! That's insane. Is it BC, do you know?
Nah, I was wrong. Got my #'s crossed. I remember hype about a 200 GB hd swap available by Sony. I guess they gotta milk the 160 first, then the 200.
I seriously think it's ridiculous that Sony finds it justifiable to up the HD space from 80GB to 160 GB, change the bundled game title and keep the $500 price point. Seriously. HD's are cheap nowdays. Talk about milking a platform.
Hey Sony! Reward your customers and hook up the PS Network. It's good but it's not as good as XBOX Live.
They dropped backwards compatibility in order to reduce the cost of the system. And even then, Sony are selling the systems below the price of the manufacture cost. Apparently they lose ~$50 on each console sold still, but that should change by next year where they hope to finally turn it around and make a profit from each console sale.
ps3 lost again this year.
terrible exclusive titles.
2009 looks to be a better year for ps3
I agree with you there, Scrubbin_Bubbles! I wish I had bought the original 20GB PS3.
I still have my 60GB PS3 with the Emotion Engine backwards compatibility. All of the PS1 games run flawlessy, though I rarely play my PS3 to begin with.
I honestly feel I only have it for Final Fantasy...
my vote goes to ps3.
anyone here on there 1st xbox, it seems like everyone is on there 2nd, to 4th. talk about quality issues, not to bash.
I play very few games, i do use it for blue ray, streaming audio and video. I currently have over 700gigs of video (tv shows and movies) encoded on my hard drive and i'm about 10% done with my collection. to me that's the greatest thing ever, especially with a collection of 1200+ dvds, the ability to select them from a list on a screen, instead of searching for them in a binder. You can also stream internet videos via TVersity. Basically the reason i bought a ps3 over a 360, is the promise of god of war 3 sometime next year, the first two were amazing, and i can't wait for it in 1080p. speaking of, another great thing the ps3 does is it upconverts all dvds to 1080p, they don't look as good as blue ray, but still hell of a lot better than dvd.
they update the firmware regularly and add a lot of useful features. like the autoshutoff of the system and controllers (as i like to fall asleep to movies)
theres the ability to upgrade the hard drive without voiding the warrently, and its pretty easy, hell you can buy a 500gig hard drive for 100$. i have the 60gb emotion engine, as i do have a few ps2 games, and they look much better on the ps3.
all and all for what i use it for, the ps3 wins hands down. microsofts quality sucks, i'd rather spend the extra money and get some quality
Since I don't console game my opinion doesn't mean much; but:
Bluray and free online connectivity seem to make the PS3 much more attractive to me. It's got Rockband and Gran Turismo so what more do you really need?
I just bought myself a PS3 on boxing day.
most of my friends have 360's, (for most of them its not there first)
I didn't get a 360 because i;m not a huge gamer, current day the 360 has way more good games out for it, but that said the future is going to belong to the PS3. we've already likely seen the best the 360 can offer, by computer hardware standards its pretty dated. We have not even began to see the best the PS3 has to offer.
I enjoy movies alot, so to get a good quality bluray/dvd player that also doubles as a gaming system, web browser, media player etc, it was a good deal, 399 might sound like alot, but consider what your getting VS the 360, as mentioned even at 399 sony is still loosing money on every unit.
I also greatly prefer the PS3 controller to the 360 as mentioned by someone else
If GT5 can backup its graphics with gameplay it will be worth it to me for that alone.
who cares about quality issues when they repair it for free with free shipping that takes 4-5 days tops and send you back a free month of gold everytime!! Hell, mine can keep breaking, i dont care.
i'll wait until the next ps3 price cut as there just isnt any good exclusives.
i'll wait to buy when god of war 3 and killzone 2, im still not impressed with killzone 2 textures
Just started playing through the ratchet and clank games on my ps2. Sure as hell keeps me entertained.
*mind blown* The controller is the single biggest gripe I have with the PS3.
It's much, much, much too tiny for my hands. That and no rumble. Oh and the analog sticks. And how the analog sticks are even. And the triggers. But that's it.
As far as the future belonging to the PS3, I'd have to say we'll see. It isn't looking too promising (as far as PS3 owning the future), especially when the 360 just had one of its best holiday seasons with games like GoW2 and Fable 2.
At this point I'd say that the two consoles are just very different. If you like JRPGs (and Japanese games like MGS4), kind of off the wall things (LittleBigPlanet), and want a cheap BlueRay player, I say go for it.
For anything remotely involving online games I'd say go 360. With the addition of Netflix, and the "Xbox experience" it's hard to pass it by.
e: I did play Resistance 2. It was really good, but god if that shit controller doesn't cripple it. I really liked the huge multiplayer maps and the Quake-ish style. It was nice to play something different.
I'm also on my fifth 360 now. I was sharing with my sister and my girlfriend bought me one of my own, so I guess that makes number five.
The only reason I ever bought a console in the last 10 years was for Gran Turismo (PS2). If I was to buy any console right now I would get an SNES and otherwise I'm really happy with PC gaming. If GT5 is any good I will consider a PS3 in a few years for that and a Bluray player as well.
Doubtful since I really don't even want to have a TV right now, waste of space (Well my CRT TV is)
I have all three of the main consoles in this house.
In my opinion the ps3 is the best. The Wii is great with friends but lacks a lot of extras, the xbox 360 would be great if not for the fact it's sooooo loud. I just can't believe how loud it is. It's a brand new Elite version too. Also on it's first day of use it scratched a game DVD and made it unplayable.
It wasn't me playing, luckily the game was replaced for free.
Had it been my xbox 360 I'd have taken it back pronto once finding out how loud it is and the scratching DVD problem.
ps3 controllers have "rumble"
and ps3 discs are more scratch resistant
The new PS3 controllers not only have rumble, as mentioned above, but they've retained SixAxis. Which is a little bit of a novelty sometimes, but for some games, is really fun.
Don't forget that the PS3 has a remote play function via the PSP. It's kinda cool to control it wirelessly and play a PS1 game around the house. It's responsiveness is pretty tight since it connects ad hoc to the PS3.
Yeah, this is the thing that Sony gambled on, and while it's worked, it hasn't worked well enough to get them past third place, just like Microsoft did last generation when they had the superior hardware specs and less great games. I wonder what their profit has been compared to their PS2 days and likewise for MS and their shitbox days.
I'm just saying with the lineup of games MS has, it's hard for Sony to compete. I guess it's a moot point though because Wii games sell more than both put together. Go figure. I just haven't been able to really enjoy anything on that system solo. Awesome for parties though.
Heh, thas funny, I’ve always hated the xbox controllers and like the playstation one, but I’ve been using basically the same design since ps1 so maybe I’m just conditioned to them.
I disagree, I think it has worked. Sony’s long term goal has always been to try and solidify a format standard, they know that’s where the money’s at, if you coin a format you get royalties every time said format is sold. Sony has been trying to accomplish this for years, first with beta max then mini disk, then recently they tried UMD on the PSP, they’ve tried a fews other aswell that never really became mainstream. It now looks like they have accomplished this with blu-ray. I think that’s been the goal all along, the PS3 was something that helped tip the odds into there favor. I don’t think sony was ever to concerned with being competitive in the consol wars right now, the PS3 has a big appeal to none serious gamers, a lot of people are buying it because they want a bluray player and intend to do the odd gaming. There will be good games out for the ps3, its still in its absolute infancy, I just don’t think sony cares much about trying to rush and compete, they know there system will be blowing people away in the future where as the 360 and for the most part the Wii have already done all they can really do. Sony is still selling PS2’s, and its now the number one selling consol ever, so its not like they’re hurting or have anything to prove.
Dustin, GT-5 is already out, sorta. They realized something called GT5 prolog whch is basically a demo with a few tracks and maybe 20 or so car’s that they are selling for $35, lol. But it was good to rent and give the game a try, amazing so far, I will def. be buying it when it comes out, they also finally got a Ferrari license!
Let's look at plus of each system.
+ It has largest library of games on next gen.
+ It has Netflix movie stream.
+ Alot of PS3 exclusive are coming to 360, like Tekken 6
+ it's still got a few exclusive titles God Of War III
+ Blu-Ray player
+ Can do alot of same media center stuff as the 360
+ Great party system allows upto 8 player's in some games
+ It's fun to play with chick's. They love the damn thing.
+ Graphics may be subpar But Wiimote as a gun in The House of the dead:OverKill. kick's ass.
Adding to your list
PS3: Free Online Gaming, Slot load disc, good cooling and yet un-tapped potential.