PS3 or XBOX360 Elite?

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by AceOfAces, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. AceOfAces

    AceOfAces GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 20, 2009
    United States
    Rosemead, CA
    I have enough money to buy one of these systems. I wasn't sure which topic to put this in because there are two separate topics for each of these systems. I'm not sure which one to buy, so I'm asking you guys for your opinions of which I should buy.
  2. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    ps3 advantages-disadvantages

    1. much better hardware than 360.
    2. free online play although not as good as xbox live.
    3. some nice exclusives (look them up)
    4. excellent as a media centre, especially if you watch a lot of blueray stuff.

    xbox 360 advantages-disadvantages.

    1. great online gameplay- monthly fees but better than psn
    2. some great exclusives (look them up)
    3. very bad hardware, failure rate is far to high, 3 year warranty for rrod
    4. hackable
    5. ps3 walks all over it as a media centre, no blueray movies.

    Both systems are great it depends what you want really and as long as you don't mind about the xbox 360 dodgy hardware.
  3. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 2, 2007
    360 doesn't have as much dodgy hardware these days, jasper seems to have fixed the problems. i'd be more worried about the ps3's ylod's/dead blu ray drives. a lot of the older 40,60 and 80gb's are ylod'ing now, and the others are suffering from dead/dying blu-ray drives. have a look on ebay, you'll find a fair few faulty ps3's, not as many as rrod'ed 360's but still a fair few.
  4. gisel213

    gisel213 GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 2, 2007
    United States
    Man i love rrod 360's I fixed 7 dead ones i had the other week just messing round xclamp/reflow
    and they work great they cost me about $25 a piece with all the wires and one controller but if your
    not tech savvy when you get the rrod go for the ps3 and save yourself the trouble ps3 ylod is way
    easier to fix if you dont have a warranty....
  5. Cermage

    Cermage GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 2, 2007
    a faulty ps3 isn't a guaranteed fix however, its never the same problem. a ylod could be a fried rsx/cell and you've simply got a brick. it could be as simple as a reflow/psu replacement but there's no telling whats wrong.

    There's also dead blu-ray drives, sometimes they can be as simple as cleaning the blu-ray lens. other times its simply a dead drive. once again its not a guaranteed fix, people have gone as far as to replace the entire drive mechanism and still no change.

    there's a reason why there aren't many places that actually do ps3 repairs, and even then it isn't guaranteed they are able to fix it.
  6. Lubbo

    Lubbo GBAtemp Veteran Resurgence

    Oct 16, 2008
    120gb PS3 Slim, Hands Down no doubt about it, it beats 360 in every way possible
  7. Adr990

    Adr990 To boldly go where no man has gone before!

    Apr 22, 2007
    The Netherlands
    How is XBOX Live better than PSN?

    I mean, PSN has Home, XBOX Live has only their disc games.

    Yes, both have a Shopping Network, XBOX360 and PS3 both have games and exlusive downloads for their system.

    IDK if Xbox360 has demo's / Minigames for their system / XBOX1 games to download.

    But PS3 has this all, and Trailers in HD etc.

    And Home, you can get free items some times. With entering codes in PS3 Shopping centre.

    Xbox360 has Halo 3.
    PS3 has Uncharted 2.
    Both these 2 exclusives has WiFi play with friend/wordwide. But PS3 has higher grapic and is free on online play.

    Xbox Live is not better than PSN. Thats just what most think because they pay for it.

    So, just do you have money enough everymonth, and like Halo? get XBOX360

    Like best of best grapics and free online play, and free download add-on game fretures, as Home/Demos/VidZone etc. Get PS3.
  8. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
    Why does everybody think XBL is superior to PSN due to the fact you have to pay for it, it's not.
    In the end online play is down to the developer of whatever game you're buying and the choice of his online servers
    But in the long race, the better choice would be the PS3 for obvious reasons unless you're planning on hacking it, which in that case go for the 360.
  9. Shromz

    Shromz Member

    Jul 29, 2008
    United States
    Well I have both the PS3 and the 360 Elite
    I have not played my Ps3 in forever
    so i'll have to say the 360 is better

    Oh yeah XBL is superior to PSN

    Don't believe me? Try it Case closed
  10. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict

    Dec 4, 2009
    I have both consoles, and can say PS3 is the the console i prefer.

    My 360 hasn't seen the light of day for well over a year.
  11. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 18, 2005
    I also like to know what concretely makes XBL better than PSN. And please don't just say x is better than y, tell us what makes it better.

    As for choosing, look at the exclusives and see which you like more, then you'll know what to get.
  12. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    What makes Live better (in my experience) is the interface. I can't really say I care. The PS3 interface is also excellent. In the past (before update 2.40) the ingame menu sucked. It was comparible to the Wii menu; you could basically just turn of the device, continue playing or stop the current game. Nowadays, there isn't much of a difference.

    I'd go for the PS3. The exclusives are a lot better (Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2) and the hardware will last longer than the 360. The PS3 is really the device of the future. The 360 has had its best time.

    Don't get a PS3 for Home though. It sucks. Get one for the free online play, great hardware and exclusives.
  13. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
    I have. Case re-opened.
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