Xbox 360 Elite VS PS3 Slim

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  1. overslept
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    So my birthday is coming up, and I need a new console desperately. I've never owned a non-nintendo console except the PC (don't get me wrong, I've played a fair share of the 360 [​IMG] ) I've been doing some research. Tell me what you guys think; if you had to pick 1, which would it be?

    Here's what I've gathered so far
    • Both $300, Games are $60
    • Neither come with HDMI cables
    • PS3 plays Blu Ray dvds and normal dvds. Xbox plays normal DVDs
    • PS3 has more mature community
    • More (of my) friends on Live! than PSN
    • More exclusive games on ps3
    • Better controller design on Xbox PS3
    • PS3 controller is rechargable via included FREE USB charger. Xbox once again is going to force you to buy an accessory just to charge the damn controller.
    • PS3 is smaller and lighter
    • Xbox has a WAY higher failure rate (54.2%, as opposed to 10.6%)*
    • PSN is free; live is $50 a year (For Gold)
    • PS3 has better graphics
    • Xbox comes with headset
    • PS3 needs seperate bluetooth headset
    • Xbox has big external power source that takes up tons of floorspace
    • PS3 has built in wifi
    • Xbox wifi adapter is $100
    • Both 120 GB hard drive
    • PS3's & Xbox's hard drive is removable
    • PS3 controller has SIXAXIS motion control
    • Family can use PS3, not just me. They don't need to be gamers to enjoy blu-ray movies.
    EDGE: PS3 SLIM​

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong/add to the list.

    * see http://www.gamespot.com/news/6215590.html
     
  2. Jiggah

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    I'll argue that the design for the controller for the ps3 is better. It's the same one that millions of people have been using since the ps1 days.

    The graphics are debatable. I think the edge goes to the 360.
     
  3. Maz7006

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    Elite comes with the HDMI cable, i mean mine did. But latest releases don't have it bundled any more (so i've heard)

    Graphics...no difference at all....I've yet to see any major diff.

    Controllers....its a debatable thing, but i feel more relaxed with a PS3 controller these days

    you can get rechargeable battery packs for the 360

    the built in wifi for the PS3 is a great plus for many

    the big external power source doesn't take up as much space as you think

    the 360's HDD is also removable

    Bottom Line: if all your family can benefit from it and if you really like the exclusives on the PS3 (Uncharted, Little Big Planet!, Killzone 2), then PS3 it is, but seeming as its your birthday, spoil it for yourself, get a 360, and have a blast online [​IMG] But yet a gain the PS3 is loads of fun as well. Heck just get both !!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. overslept
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    overslept WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WALLY WORLD

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    Both? I wish. I really am liking this PS3 Slim, considering it has a bunch of great exclusives, free wifi, no AA batteries, and my family has never owned a blu-ray player [​IMG] Besides, InFamous looks AMAZING. I even played it at the Target, I almost shat myself at the graphics.
     
  5. Joe88

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    if you shat yourself form infamous
    then bring 10 change of clothes when you play killzone 2 in HD
     
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    Xbox 360 Elite [​IMG]
     
  7. TheWingless

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    It's not like HDMI cables cost that much. Just get some random one that's like 7 bucks for 6-10 ft. No need for those expensive MONSTER branded cables.

    And the XBox 360 CAN play DVDs.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    Allow me:

    * Both $300, Games are $60
    If you are on this site then I assume you care about such things: 360 can be hacked to run copies with fairly minimal effort.

    * Neither come with HDMI cables
    HDMI cables are less than $10- any more and you are being ripped off. Component is not bad though and there is also VGA for the 360 (PS3 no such luck but it can be adapted).

    * PS3 plays Blu Ray dvds and normal dvds (I don't know if Xbox plays DVDs, I think it might)
    Normal DVDs are OK for the xbox. I will mention that both have half decent streaming ability.

    * Xbox has larger community
    Perhaps.

    * PS3 has more mature community
    Not sure how to quantify/dispute such a thing. Suffice it to say there are enough people either side to ruin a match.

    * More friends on Live! than PSN
    No need to comment.

    * More exclusive games on ps3
    Could have fooled me- hardly any big exclusives on any these days on any console.

    * Better controller design on Xbox
    Matter of debate.

    * PS3 controller is rechargable via included USB charger
    http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Play-Charge-Kit/dp/B000B6MLS2

    * PS3 is smaller and lighter
    Both fit in a bag and are able to be dragged to friends quite easily.

    * Xbox has higher failure rate (50+%, as opposed to
     
  9. Jaems

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    Get 360 if you wanna pirate.
    Get PS3 if you wanna play the best exclusives.

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  10. Maz7006

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    That pretty much sums it up for MOST people.
     
  11. Jakob95

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    Get the Ps3 Slim. Xbox sucks so much. PS3 has better games. And I hope Kingdom Hearts 3 will be for PS3 not talking about KHBBS here. PS3 doesn't brake as fast and it has free Internet.
     
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    Only reason to own a 360 is to pirate games. Otherwise, just get a PS3. Its the better system in everyway. I have them all and PS3 gets the most love, although i do enjoy my 360, im on my 6th one, and the only reason i bother is because i pirate the games for it. Otherwise, if i couldnt pirate 360 games, i would never consider purchasing games for it, ever.
     
  13. Advi

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    slim is the best improvement over an original model imo....................a smaller PS3 is awesome seeing as the original is chunky as hell, and besides the HDD and HDMI, you get the same 360 with an arcade as far as gaming goes.

    personally i play online with the wii, because i hate listening to little kids being pricks in the middle of a match............i am NEVER getting wii speak.

    Posts merged

    lol, maybe to you. you always check which games are out for each system before a purchase.
     
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  15. personager

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    Well, I really can't see why people would choose an XBOX 360 Elite over a PS3 Slim, taking into account the amazing exclusives the PS3 has and a very low failure rate. Not to mention free, built in wi-fi where as Microsoft just rips their customers off.
     
  16. overslept
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    Yeah, I don't plan to or EVER to pirate console games. And as for PS3 exclusives vs Xbox exclusives

    PS3

    Killzone 2
    LittleBigPlanet
    INFAMOUS (OMGWTFBBQ!!!!)
    Uncharted
    Ratchet and Clank
    MGS4
    Resistance 2
    Pixeljunk
    MAG

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS3_exclusives

    Not to mention all the great JRPGs and import games PS3 supports


    Xbox

    Viva Pinata
    Halo 3
    Gears of War 2
    Fable 2
    F.E.A.R.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_exclusives

    Obvious choice is PS3...
     
  17. Trulen

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    You won't be dissapointed with a PS3.


    But you WILL wince every time you fork over 60 bucks for a game.
    But that's when you play it smart and wait for the price to drop.


    But many Xbox games come to PC. Not all, but many. And pretty much all mutliplats go to PC, also.
    So, keep your PC, and get a PS3 to companion that.
     
  18. Tragoedia181

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    PS3 is better by have more included ability(buit it charger buit in wifi etc...) free online and way better exclusive.
     
  19. overslept
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    Take the $300 Xbox, a couple of $60 games, the HDMI cables, the $100 wifi adapter, all the maintenance fees you will need to pay throughout your console's lifetime, and $50 A YEAR JUST FOR ONLINE, and you get a much more expensive product than the PS3.
     
  20. anaxs

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    xbox 360 elite against ps3 slim = xbox 360 wins easily
    xbox 360 elite against ps3 im not so sure
    there both good but i think both of them are good in their own way and style

    btw ur not givin xbox any credit
    it has awsome games
    some of them are same as ps3 and some are xbox exclusive
    u have to give xbox a chance n viva pinata shudnt be on that list, alot of other games shuld