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PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:15 am

I want to buy one of these two systems, but I'm extremely indecisive on which to get. I won't wait for the PS4 because I'd rather wait to see how it launches and wait for them to work the kinks out (which I highly doubt it'll have).

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:19 am

Multiplats are essentially the same so it's up to the exclusives that interest you the most

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:20 am

Personally, I'd just wait for the PS4 or the new Xbox, but heh, whatever.

What kind of gamer are you? What do you want out of a gaming console?

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:28 am

I'm a casual gamer. Either system I get, I'm getting Black Ops 2, but if I go for the Xbox, I'll also be playing Gears of War.............and I just now realized that's the only exclusive Xbox game I like :|

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:27 am

I have an Xbox, though through the looking glass and with 20/20 hindsight, that was because at the time, PS3 was a joke. About a year after its release. The joke 'no gaems' actually had meaning.

With the sleeker models, smaller system, no risk of overheating, (Although newer Xboxes have little risk as well) very few online advertisements AS WELL as free online, the choice is almost exceedingly obvious.

PS3 is the better choice from a logical standpoint, because Microsoft is a whore and takes you out of the game way too much. Not to mention the PS3 gets a lot more eastern games, although western games such as Skyrim tend to suffer on the PS3.

However, I don't own a PS3. As I said with 20/20 hindsight, I kept my Xbox since release day for many many years... but a PS3 was always 'just' out of my grasp. It's your choice though. The next generation is close, so you may want to wait, like BL said.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:36 am

PS4 aint backwards compatible with either PS3 games and the PSN

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:12 am

System costs may have come down but Microsoft will still charge you for multiplayer, or even just to access Netflix. To be honest you are probably best off waiting. I mean you seem to have gotten along fine all this time without it. From a matter of price, consider how quickly membership costs will make your choice of Xbox be more expensive.

However if you want Gears of War then just get it. If you've got the money to blow then blow it however you want. The console war doesn't really matter anymore at this point. There's always dozens of factors to consider but usually people are left happiest when they just pare it down to the most important pros/cons. Like does this have the seriesI want? 360 seems to fit your bill there so go for it.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:31 am

Calek wrote:PS4 aint backwards compatible with either PS3 games and the PSN

Didn't they mention that they were going to make it so older games can be played through that new Gaikai service?

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:23 am

Most likely have to rebuy your games

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:26 am

If there are console specific games you want, go with that. I love Halo, thus why I have no problem with the $60 bucks a year for live (they had $40 during black Friday).

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:30 am

Why the hell do you have to pay for an internet subscription to play online?

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:38 am

Asmodai wrote:
Calek wrote:PS4 aint backwards compatible with either PS3 games and the PSN

Didn't they mention that they were going to make it so older games can be played through that new Gaikai service?
something about streaming your old games through that service or something like that.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:41 am

Hiryu wrote:Why the hell do you have to pay for an internet subscription to play online?

Personally or in general?

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:07 am

In general.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:03 am

Sorry guy, but you have to decide on wether to choose Xbox or Ps3. Xbox has some exclusives such as Halo, Gears of War, etc. and Ps3 has some exclusives too like Uncharted, inFamous, Resistance, God of War, etc. Personally I would say "get ps3" but you decide.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:45 pm

Hiryu wrote:In general.

I would guess that it is to support the extra content that PSN doesn't have. Also to maintain and further improve Xbox Live and the dashboard.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:56 pm

I'm partial to Sony and have never had a reason to own a variance of Xbox because they never had any games that appealed to me. Also, I think PlayStation's controllers are more comprehensive than Xbox's. Prolly just 'cause I've used them for so long.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:10 pm

PC

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:14 pm

Millo wrote:PC

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:52 pm

NeoWarrior7 wrote:
Millo wrote:PC

Zenaku wrote:I want to buy one of these two systems, but I'm extremely indecisive on which to get. I won't wait for the PS4 because I'd rather wait to see how it launches and wait for them to work the kinks out (which I highly doubt it'll have).

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:54 pm

Eh, heard the PS4's gonna be expensive enough you might as well buy a nice computer.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:59 pm

I would agree with that.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:10 pm

A smart move for sony would be to make it cheap. They would make a lot more profit especially at launch

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:17 pm

Sony will lose money on launch like every console does, but this gen they won't be losing hundreds of dollars on a $600 console, it'll probably be $50 on a $300 base model and they might make money on an upmarket one that just features a bigger HD. The big reason they lost so much last gen was the R&D costs on the cell, but now using modified AMD tech they'll turn a profit sooner than later.

Re: PS3 or Xbox 360??

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:23 pm

Consoles lose money at launch because companies forget that people buy them to play games, but there are no games out then.
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