PS3 or 360?

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  1. DarkAura
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    I'm planning on buying either a PS3 or 360 in the new year, after I can rack up a bit more money. Which one is 'better'? What are the pros and cons?
     


  2. sekhu

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    PS3 is a solid, secure entertainment system with modern features but is lacking in good games. It's online features are free. Games cannot be pirated on the PS3, yet.

    360 is a poorly designed console that causes RRODs, but has the best library of games on any next gen system. It's online features require a subscription. Games can be pirated on it.

    Multi platform games, on average, perform better on the 360 than they do on the PS3. This is down to lazy developers, rather than the PS3 being inferior hardware.

    In future I expect PS3 games to improve and perform better. It's library of games shall also improve as more developers release their games on the machine.

    Right now the machine to buy is the 360. Give the PS3 one to two years, and then I expect it will be a must buy system.
     
  3. MC DUI

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    sekhu pretty much has it covered.

    I have both systems and can easily recommend the 360 as the best choice.

    Other good things about the 360 are the controller is so comfortable and the Xbox LIVE store and Arcade craps all over the Playstation store.
     
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    I have both as well.
    If you choose PS3, console + 10 games is easily $1000.
    If you choose 360 Pro, console + $1.5 per game + $40 DLDVD burner so pretty hard to reach $1000.

    I have 12 PS3 exclusives, the expense was getting out of hand (because all those were purchased over 4 months period, along with other multiplatform games as well) so I got a 360 and I'm financially more stable now. (lol) $40, that's either 20 Verbatim DLDVDs or 2~3 second-hand PS3 games.

    Isn't it funny how Sony's strong PS3 security is encouraging 360 sales?
     
  5. ZeWarrior

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    Wow. I know you save money and all but when ( yes when.. All consoles break it's just the 360 breaks early ) your console breaks how will you fix it?
     
  6. Azimuth

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    x-clamp replacement
     
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    PS3 is a solid, secure entertainment system with modern features but is lacking in good games. It's online features are free. Games cannot be pirated on the PS3, yet.

    HAHAHA

    PS3s are crap.... Both 360 and PS3 has have issues with console at least xbox has extended to a 3 year warratny were sony has not. I have had my ps3 AND 360 for about a year my ps3 has been replaced twice where have not had a problem with 360 yet. Got them both last year same time. Nov 20
     
  8. DarkAura
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    Doesn't 360 have problems with burning out or something?
     
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    I bought a PS3 at launch. It is not a good long term investment.

    Sony pleads with developers not to abandon PS3

    and...

    Book released concerning the failure of the PS3

    Abysmal hardware sales, abysmal software sales, and a $200 price drop in the system's first year. This all spells trouble. In fact this reminds me exactly of the Sega Saturn when it first came out. The price drop alone projects an image of failure and desperation on the part of Sony. Honestly I don't know what else to say.

    I bought a Saturn at launch and I never regretted making that decision. I bought a PS3 at launch and it was the biggest mistake of my gaming career.

    Dont shoot the messenger Sony fans. I'm just speaking my mind.
     
  10. DarkAura
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    Okay, despite most of the votes going to 360, I'm still torn between the two, just cuz I love my PS2. Now what about modding your 360; is it easy, good to do? And what can the mods do? Cuz the modding of a 360 may make me buy that, other than a currently non-moddable PS3.

    Sorry, I've been in the DS scene recently, and have no clue what is going on in the consoles modding.
     
  11. MC DUI

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    Key thing you state is that you love your PS2. PS3 right now has nothing in terms of games compared to the PS2. It will take a fair amount of time before all the games you care about on your PS2 show up on the PS3.

    The decision all boils down to one thing IMO, get the console that has the games that you want to play.

    If all the games you want to play aren't out yet then just wait, then you will get a more uptodate console and for a cheaper price.
     
  12. DarkAura
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    Okay, now what about the 360 burning out? Or something like that?
     
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    By burning out do you mean RROD?
    There are two kinds of 360s, one that already got RROD, and one that will get RROD.
    New models fixed half the problem so there's no guarantee you won't get RROD with 65nm models either.
    But trust me, you'll save more money by getting RROD on modded 360 than PS3 with legit games. I'm dead broke because I buy too many PS3 games [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing to add... the truth, only the truth [​IMG]
     
  15. ZeWarrior

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    Looks like your all set then [​IMG]
     
  16. cupajoe

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    How much life time does the cooling fan add to the 360?
     
  17. ZeWarrior

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    You mean the intercooler? It kills it.
     
  18. Crygor64

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    For all the people saying the PS3 is a durable machine remember this..

    PlayStation = Disc Read Errors
    PSone = Disc Read Errors
    PS2 = Disc Read Errors
    PSX = So defective it was recalled
    PS2slim - Disc Read Errors
    PSP = Disc Read Errors

    The PS2 had so many problems sony was sued in America and Canada. (and they lost)

    PlayStation Class Action Lawsuit

    So complain all you want about the Xbox 360s problems, but Sony products have never been reliable either.
     
  19. T-hug

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    Get 360, same reasons everyone else has said.
     
  20. deathfisaro

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    You know, with the strikingly low percentage of modded PS3s (By modded, I'm pretty much looking at switch mod only at this point) people will have very little problem getting theirs fixed if such problem occurs again.
    If 360 wasn't moddable there'd be far less whining about RROD, because people can get theirs fixed for free.
    Same goes for PS2 (when I sell PS2 games I ask people if their lens is fine the game I sold them will run fine lol), but I've never heard of PSP disc read errors maybe that's because of high percentage of CFWs [​IMG]