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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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What to get XBox 360 or PS3

Since the PS3 come out I have a dilemma what to get.
XBox 360 or PS3. What do you guys think? And why Xbox or PS3?

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well which one do you want more? are you a PS person or an xbox person? the xbox is available now, the Playstation isn't currently in stores...

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 02:14 PM
 
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I have an Xbox and most of my games are backwards compatible so I'm sticking with Xbox. When PS2 and Xbox came out every game on both looked better on Xbox and I don't think that PS3 has come far enough to make up the gap to where the 360 is
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The PS3 packs an amazing capability under the hood, but what remains to be seen is if anyone's actually going to write anything optimized for that PPC processor and GPU. When companies have to support multiple platforms, they tend to put things together in a more compatible (and less optimized to any one architecture) way.

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I want to skip the availability right now.
I had PS1 and now I have Xbox. I like both of them
so really I have no preference. Only thing what is really
interesting in PS3 is mouse and keyboard compatibility.

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I'm gonna stick with Playstation because I have the PS2 and like the backwards compatibility. And like Arch said, it has alot of high tech hardware. I optimistically think that Blue Ray will win the HD battle and I also think that eventually the game manufacturers will make games that take advantage of the processing power of the PS3.

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Who can write pros and cons for both of them.

Since I didn't play with any of them I can't say anything.
I heard PS3 can't play 1080i, they working on some kind of patch
to fix this bug.
Is XBox 1080i,p compatible?

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There's TONS of info out there on both systems.

360 will do 1080i and 1080p, but if you don't have 1080p tv, then your best bet is to run games at 720p as it seems to be a bit better for high motion on the games.

I would pick 360 at this time because they have a normal game selection already and are on to the 2nd generation of games to better use the hardware. As opposed to the PS3 where it's simply anticipation. Price is also a factor since the 360 is much cheaper than the 800 or more you'll pay for a base PS3 at this time. And of course the bugs. The bugs will exist in almost any system. MS has finally ironed most of them out. If only EA did the same with their servers so I could play online without having to shove a butt plug up my ass every other time. So at first you'll have to live with PS3 bugs, and no doubt, in a year the console will be on version 1.1 or 1.2 with some slight modifications. I think the PS3 is a great system, but just not right now. Oh and of course Xbox Live is the way to go for online play.

As for backwards compatibility, just leave your PS2 hooked up or your original Xbox and you have 100% backwards compatibility. Both systems have native 1080p, so not an issue there. The one final thing I'm not jiggy with is the bluray being included with the PS3. I don't want to pay $600 for a system with Bluray right now since it's really not clear who's going to win the war yet. PS3's are selling like crazy, however HD DVD players are clearly cheaper and outselling Bluray...who knows who will win.
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Oh and another thing. In the game developer world, MS is of course easier to code for. So if a company is seeking to go exclusive and gets offers from both...from the technical side, MS is the way to go. In house Sony exclusives may disagree, but it's no secret that the 360 is simply better and easier to develop for. However it seems that if you roll up your sleeves, a superior game is possible on the PS3.

Problem for PS3 owners right now is that all the non exclusive games that are out for both systems are simply the 360 game but ported over to the PS3. If one day I see that the PS3 is some fantastic system with sound online play, then I'll switch in a heartbeat. Till then, they not just need to catch up to the 360, but to clearly become a leader for me to switch. And one system will take the lead in the end.
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It generally takes developers at least a year of practice before anyone is writing code that comes close to using the horsepower of new consoles.

Sony's in-house teams (i.e. Polyphony) tend to get a jump-start on this stuff, but they have huge learning-curves.

The PS3 games next Christmas will probably look really nice.

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Speaking on the PS3 cpu... Re-writing a game to take advantage of 8 very good FP cores is not an easy task nor is it one most companies want their developers spending time on (all that fun multi-threading code). If done right (time+money) it can crank, but it is very unlikely (as originally stated) that anyone will take full advantage of what that CPU has to offer.

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It generally takes developers at least a year of practice before anyone is writing code that comes close to using the horsepower of new consoles.

Sony's in-house teams (i.e. Polyphony) tend to get a jump-start on this stuff, but they have huge learning-curves.

The PS3 games next Christmas will probably look really nice.
Agreed. That's why you just wait the year to get the system too. It'll be cheaper and you can see the games that are out for it. I'm a former Sony fan and I know there's a few out there who have a slightly bitter taste from Sony's rootkit ways. Different division, but ever since the company has been under new execs it doesn't seem like the old Sony that I would seek to buy first.
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I'm sticking with my PS2 until the PS3 becomes more readily available and the bugs are worked out. I don't need something right away so I can wait, and I know that the PS3 is the best system, just have to wait for the games for now, but by the time I buy one there'll be tons of games out.
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Agreed. That's why you just wait the year to get the system too. It'll be cheaper and you can see the games that are out for it. I'm a former Sony fan and I know there's a few out there who have a slightly bitter taste from Sony's rootkit ways. Different division, but ever since the company has been under new execs it doesn't seem like the old Sony that I would seek to buy first.

could not have said it any better myself man...

but knowing sonys past on thier games division...i vote going with the ps3 right now...but some games are not backwards compatable on the new system...i have ps1, ps2 xbox...i play my ps2 more then the xbox...but i can say that madden 04 or 05 that i got on xbox has much better gameplay...but if u dont intend on playing online (like i dont care to do anyways cause its a waste of $ to me) there are so much better games on the sony platform...

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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so pretty much, because the PS3 performance is equal to the 360 its not worth it to purchase till next year when the games are optimized for it.


so simple answer, right now the one to buy is 360. Not as many issues and has been on the market for awhile so you know the long term reliability.

You guys are going to turn this into a PS3 Vs 360 pissing match when all he needs is an easy answer with facts to support.


Not, When the wind blows west, and the sun has risen 6 hrs ago. then this is better.

plus the 100$ Mail in rebate is awesome from microcenter.
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Man, I'm glad I'm not into these video games and either are my two girls. The price of the systems and games are crazy. I used to play Space Invaders, Missile Command, and Asteroids at the arcades when I was in my teens, but I haven't been into them for about 15-20 years. I guess I'm showing my age.

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OK guys,thx for all info and input.
Yesterday I went to micro center and got X360 with 100$ off.
We fall in love with motogp. COD3 is ok.
Any other game recommendations?
one question - how long batteries will last in those wireless controllers?

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good choice, i like pgr3, tigerwoods golf is ok, but i find it boring. madden 07 is good. get on live and you can down load demos of games before you buy to see if you want them

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Batteries will last depending on having the rumble feature on or not. If not, I'd say a month or two. Never tried with the vibrate on. However I finally got a charger and batteries so I'll just turn it back on and use those. Those will probably last only a few hours, but we'll see.
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screw buying batteries for wireless crap...i wont do it...give me a cable then...and then cable extenders...

FiReBReTHa...you would be correct...do it that way and u will have plenty of time and save shitloads of cash...

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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Rebate is still available. How do I know? I folded and bought one yesterday with Gears of War. Nice!

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