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Which Console do you prefer?

Microsoft Xbox 360 75 24.59%
 
Nintendo Wii 65 21.31%
 
Sony PlayStation 3 165 54.10%
 
Total:305

I'm going with the PS3 mainly and here are some of the main reasons.

1) The PS3's library of game panders to my taste in games much better than any other current generation console. It only falls short to the PS2.
2) Free online. Though $50/year really isn't a lot, its still $50 that stays in my bank account or at least goes to another of my hobbies. Also since I don't really like playing fighters online all that much, this so-called inferior netcode doesn't matter so much to me.
3) Region-free games. I absolutely love the fact that all PS3 games are region-free. Whenever I see a Japanese-exclusive game on the 360 (such as Phantom Breaker and a few Cave shmups) and its region-locked, it really disappoints me and makes me wish it would release on PS3 so I could easily bypass region coding without having to import a marked-up Japanese console. Also, it really helps me get a jump on a game I really want to play when I'm too impatient to wait x amount of time for the domestic release. I did that for quite a few games; Cross Edge, Trinity Universe, Hyperdimension Neptuinia, BlazBlue Continuum Shift, and Disgaea 4.



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PS3 I use the most as I prefer it's exclusives overall but the console itself is just a box of circuits to me. Next is 360 with Live and some great exclusives and right now I probably use my Wii the least although it still feels the most consistent for motion gaming.



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Runa216 said:
Well for me, a lot of my favorite games this gen are multiplatform (Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed series, Rock Band series, Portal series), but my favorite exclusives this gen is Ratchet and Clank, Smash Brothers Brawl, and Left 4 Dead (No idea why that one stuck so well to me).

But that said, I don't think any game system, save the PS2, is even in the same league of exclusives that the PS3 is. God of War (Collections, Origins, III), Uncharted (Fortune, Theives, Deception), Ratchet and Clank (Tools, Crack, All 4 One), Resistance (1-3), Killzone (2-3), Demon's Souls, Metal Gear Solid 4, ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet (1, 2), inFamous (1, 2), Motorstorm (1, PAcific rift, Apocalypse), Heavy Rain, Ico Collection, Heavenly Sword, 3D Dot Game Heroes (shuddap, loved that game!), MAG (Also good but needs polish), and that's just the games I HAVE, there are more, like the MLB: The show series (07-11), Gran Turismo (5 Prologue, 5), and more, I think.

On Xbox, we have Halo (3, ODST, Wars, Reach, 1 Anniversary, 4), Gears of War (1-3), Left 4 Dead (1-2), Mass Effect 1, Fable (II, III), Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata (1, Party Animals), and that's what I have, whereas there's also...Alan Wake? what else am I missing that's a big deal on that system?

Not to say 360 is poor, I just think the PS3 is much more varied, and I like all of those games, save perhaps Motorstorm (I got it for 4 dollars at Gamestop...was worth a shot).

Off the top of my head... let's see... there are Kameo, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Crackdown (1 and 2), PGR (3 and 4), Banjo N&B, Forza (2, 3, 4), Star Ocean (outsode of Japan)... and if we're counting PC/360 titles (you have L4D up there) then there are things like SC Conviction, The Witcher 2 and a few more.



trasharmdsister12 said:
Runa216 said:
Well for me, a lot of my favorite games this gen are multiplatform (Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed series, Rock Band series, Portal series), but my favorite exclusives this gen is Ratchet and Clank, Smash Brothers Brawl, and Left 4 Dead (No idea why that one stuck so well to me).

But that said, I don't think any game system, save the PS2, is even in the same league of exclusives that the PS3 is. God of War (Collections, Origins, III), Uncharted (Fortune, Theives, Deception), Ratchet and Clank (Tools, Crack, All 4 One), Resistance (1-3), Killzone (2-3), Demon's Souls, Metal Gear Solid 4, ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet (1, 2), inFamous (1, 2), Motorstorm (1, PAcific rift, Apocalypse), Heavy Rain, Ico Collection, Heavenly Sword, 3D Dot Game Heroes (shuddap, loved that game!), MAG (Also good but needs polish), and that's just the games I HAVE, there are more, like the MLB: The show series (07-11), Gran Turismo (5 Prologue, 5), and more, I think.

On Xbox, we have Halo (3, ODST, Wars, Reach, 1 Anniversary, 4), Gears of War (1-3), Left 4 Dead (1-2), Mass Effect 1, Fable (II, III), Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata (1, Party Animals), and that's what I have, whereas there's also...Alan Wake? what else am I missing that's a big deal on that system?

Not to say 360 is poor, I just think the PS3 is much more varied, and I like all of those games, save perhaps Motorstorm (I got it for 4 dollars at Gamestop...was worth a shot).

Off the top of my head... let's see... there are Kameo, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Crackdown (1 and 2), PGR (3 and 4), Banjo N&B, Forza (2, 3, 4), Star Ocean (outsode of Japan)... and if we're counting PC/360 titles (you have L4D up there) then there are things like SC Conviction, The Witcher 2 and a few more.

I am pretty sure he meant good games.



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PS3. First and Second party titles. Free-Online.

I want a Wii but there's only 3 games I want for it.

There's noting exclusive on the 360 that i'm really interested in.



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mantlepiecek said:
The PS3.
(I only have a PS3 and a 360.)

Reasons:

1) Free online. This is the most important reason for me.

2) Hardware reliability. The 360 failed on me so many times I stopped gaming on it unless its an exclusive. This is almost as important as free online.

3) HDD freedom. I have my own HDD put inside the PS3 which gave me a lot of HDD space compared to the 40 GB stock one. The 360 has 20 GB out of which I can use around 13 GB, not much when installing ME2 requires 12 GB. So only around 1 GB of space for everything.

4) The interface. I love XMB, and hate the 360's menus. I especially hate the kiddy avatars waving at me every time I turn on my 360. The XMB doesn't have any of that BS, and I can go straight to the point.

5) I can save music and images on my PS3. On my 360 I can't.

6) It seems MS doesn't care about anyone except halo fans and kinect fans anyway, so there's not much in terms of games for me on the 360. I like gears of war though. The only reason I haven't yet got it is because of online, I don't have gold.

There are some negatives to the PS3, but honestly they are miniscule compared to the stuff like free online, and reliability.

Pretty much the above.

Only thing I would add is that I use PS3 for Blu-Ray quite a bit so there's another plus.



trasharmdsister12 said:
Runa216 said:
Well for me, a lot of my favorite games this gen are multiplatform (Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed series, Rock Band series, Portal series), but my favorite exclusives this gen is Ratchet and Clank, Smash Brothers Brawl, and Left 4 Dead (No idea why that one stuck so well to me).

But that said, I don't think any game system, save the PS2, is even in the same league of exclusives that the PS3 is. God of War (Collections, Origins, III), Uncharted (Fortune, Theives, Deception), Ratchet and Clank (Tools, Crack, All 4 One), Resistance (1-3), Killzone (2-3), Demon's Souls, Metal Gear Solid 4, ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet (1, 2), inFamous (1, 2), Motorstorm (1, PAcific rift, Apocalypse), Heavy Rain, Ico Collection, Heavenly Sword, 3D Dot Game Heroes (shuddap, loved that game!), MAG (Also good but needs polish), and that's just the games I HAVE, there are more, like the MLB: The show series (07-11), Gran Turismo (5 Prologue, 5), and more, I think.

On Xbox, we have Halo (3, ODST, Wars, Reach, 1 Anniversary, 4), Gears of War (1-3), Left 4 Dead (1-2), Mass Effect 1, Fable (II, III), Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata (1, Party Animals), and that's what I have, whereas there's also...Alan Wake? what else am I missing that's a big deal on that system?

Not to say 360 is poor, I just think the PS3 is much more varied, and I like all of those games, save perhaps Motorstorm (I got it for 4 dollars at Gamestop...was worth a shot).

Off the top of my head... let's see... there are Kameo, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Crackdown (1 and 2), PGR (3 and 4), Banjo N&B, Forza (2, 3, 4), Star Ocean (outsode of Japan)... and if we're counting PC/360 titles (you have L4D up there) then there are things like SC Conviction, The Witcher 2 and a few more.

Star Ocean 4 is on the PS3 worldwide, too. Also, it's a slightly better version, so if I had a choice I'd get it for PS3.



the playstation just has that something, that the xbox doesn't have in my eye's i mean when you start the system it get's you excited... plus i have so many great memories with it like playing uncharted on a rainy chrsitmas day



MasterVG71782 said:

Star Ocean 4 is on the PS3 worldwide, too. Also, it's a slightly better version, so if I had a choice I'd get it for PS3.

Just to be clear I wasn't playing list wars. I was just answering his question from the top of my head. Whether the titles are good or not are mostly opinion and I just listed some titles that have gotten generally decent reviews so one's take on the title could go either way. As for Star Ocean, my mistake. I thought the International Edition was Japan only... but it seems I had a logic fail - given that it's actually called the INTERNATIONAL edition.



trasharmdsister12 said:

MasterVG71782 said:

Star Ocean 4 is on the PS3 worldwide, too. Also, it's a slightly better version, so if I had a choice I'd get it for PS3.

Just to be clear I wasn't playing list wars. I was just answering his question from the top of my head. Whether the titles are good or not are mostly opinion and I just listed some titles that have gotten generally decent reviews so one's take on the title could go either way. As for Star Ocean, my mistake. I thought the International Edition was Japan only... but it seems I had a logic fail - given that it's actually called the INTERNATIONAL edition.

I figured that you were just listing exclusive titles that were considered decent to good that weren't high profile games. I was just pointing out a mistake with the list you presented, that's all :P