Forums - General Discussion - PS3 or XBOX360? which one should i get?

ministaff said:
very good points, both consoles seem great but unfortunately i can only get 1. the main reason im getting the console is the games. i dont really care about better graphics or bluray because i have a 10 year old tv in my room and i have no intention of buying bluray dvd's anytime in the near future. i do not plan on spending money on XBL because i'm 14 and i have no source of income other than birthday and christmas money so i cant afford it.

the reason i got the wii is because in my opinion it has the best 1st party games, eg: mario galaxy, SSBB, metroid prime 3, zelda TP the list goes on and on. but unfortunately the wii misses out on third party games like fifa 08, nhl 08 and especially GTA4, a game i forgot to mention before, all games i really want to get. so all it comes down to is which console has better 1st party games. and if you are making a list then please dont put halo 3 and gears of war in the same category because they are pretty much the same game. at least in my opinion they are.
Go with the ps3 then. Its pretty obvious.
Sure the ps3's media capabilities wont really be taken advantage of but
what the hell are you gonna do with an Xbox360 without online multiplayer?

 




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ministaff said:

my birthday is coming up early march and i still can't decide whether or not to get a 360 or a ps3. i already have a wii and i want to get another console. i still play my wii everyday but i want to play sports games like fifa 08 and nhl 08 and other types of games that the wii doesnt have. so i need your opinions on which console i should get, and please back up your reasons.


 i would strongly recomend the 360, unless yo want to watch movis in high def (seriously does that matter) the 360 has a far better game selection, comes with HD cables, and you can play the multicosole games as well. and the DLC is a lot better, and you can dowload game demos, and it has BC. if you want a snoy product just get the ps2, its better then a ps3, in game selection and in cost.



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CrazzyMan said:
Do you have atleast HD TV?
because HD console without HD TV is a worthless purchase.

x360 has most pc games, running good.
some good exlusives (not much).
BUT it also has RROD. And till summer, when Jaspar(new model) comes i wouldn`t advice you to get x360.
And near GTA4 release there should be some attractive bundles/deals.

PS3,
when there will be 40GB(or 160GB for 399$) model with BC and dualshock + bundled with MGS4 or PES2009 - get it!
till now, you also should wait.

Gaming PC cost 399$.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=237787
PC games -> http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=11503
But you should get video card GF9600GT. =)

 did you listen tto youself, the 360 has more good exclusive in a month then most consoles have in a year.

and fable 2 and GTA4 are coming out soon, plus achievements, and the RROD doesnt happen if u get the pro with the HDMI port built into it, and some great exclusives so far.

bioshock, mass effect, assassins creed (not exclusive but great), halo 4, Gears of war, crackdown, forza, and all the xbox games that u can use with BC, not available on the PS3, and u could get the elite with a 120 GB HD if you have high speed internet, id relly recomend the 360 for online gaming. 



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Reasonable said:
I suggest the following:

1) Look at each consoles library then look at current release schedule for this year - determine which appeals to you more vs what you play on Wii (one caveat on this is do you have a decent gaming PC? If so then consider whether you would prefer to play games like Bioshock / Mass Effect on PC or 360, if PC then drop them from 360 games list when comparing)

2) Consider online vs offline - are you planning on playing online? Do your friends already have console for online? If so and you want to go with friends follow their choice so long as it doesn't affect point 1) above. If you want to go online and don't care about friends then its cost vs promise. Online with PS3 is free but 360 has better online but you pay for it

3) Consider non-gaming elements - is this console only really for games or are you thinking of watching movies, storing content, etc? Are you interested in BR? If so then PS3 might be better, if not then 360 is probably more in line with what you want from the console

4) Consider reliability/risk - the 360 should I believe still be considered as a higher risk from rate of failure point of view. Does this matter? Do you want more solid console or are you happy with getting console replaced? If you don't like risk then PS3 is better choice than 360 for reliability

If the above fails toss a coin and don't blame me whatever happens...

For the record I wanted solid console, non PC centric games potential, DVD/BR movie playback and free online so I got a PS3. I also have a PC for games and removing the games such as Gears, Bioshock and Mass Effect from the equation I realised most 360 games that were exclusive that I wanted to play I could do so on PC while games like Uncharted and R&C would not come to PC so in fact the smaller PS3 library was actually larger from my point of view than 360's.

 This is the best advice anyone can give. Anyone can tell you what they would like, but that is meaningless in the end. As an example, many recomend PS3 for its free internet services but I would consider it a non-factor at best since you can access the online store for all consoles for free. Online gaming holds no value to me, but that is just me. Look at the games coming out for each system and go with the one that has the most you feel you can't live without.



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"CrazzyMan said:
Do you have atleast HD TV?
because HD console without HD TV is a worthless purchase."


Nah, it isn't.

You can still enjoy what the system has to offer on an SDTV, it just won't look as pretty.



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gebx said:
Go to the rental store and pick up all the games you'd want to rent... choose which ever console you picked up the most.

That is absolute GENIUS!  How did I never think of that before??



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After reading all the posts above me i have no doubt this site is like 60% Ps3 supporters 20% xbox360 supporters and 20% Wii supporters



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Well you got a choice between games/blu-ray/wireless net vs games/obsolete hd-dvd/RROD. The choice is yours.



zeldaspimp69 said:
CrazzyMan said:
Do you have atleast HD TV?
because HD console without HD TV is a worthless purchase.

x360 has most pc games, running good.
some good exlusives (not much).
BUT it also has RROD. And till summer, when Jaspar(new model) comes i wouldn`t advice you to get x360.
And near GTA4 release there should be some attractive bundles/deals.

PS3,
when there will be 40GB(or 160GB for 399$) model with BC and dualshock + bundled with MGS4 or PES2009 - get it!
till now, you also should wait.

Gaming PC cost 399$.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=237787
PC games -> http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=11503
But you should get video card GF9600GT. =)

 did you listen tto youself, the 360 has more good exclusive in a month then most consoles have in a year.

and fable 2 and GTA4 are coming out soon, plus achievements, and the RROD doesnt happen if u get the pro with the HDMI port built into it, and some great exclusives so far.

bioshock, mass effect, assassins creed (not exclusive but great), halo 4, Gears of war, crackdown, forza, and all the xbox games that u can use with BC, not available on the PS3, and u could get the elite with a 120 GB HD if you have high speed internet, id relly recomend the 360 for online gaming. 

 

Since you're new here, you probably don't know who it was you just quoted.  Crazzy is pretty much the biggest PS3 fanboy here, and rational thought!=Crazzyman.

 



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