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What is better ?
It will have a good few disagreeing but my son and all of his friends seem to play the xbox 360 ... is it better ? I have no idea but I do know that a pc is better for gaming than both
-online, if ind the xbox puts me with english people most the time where ps3 i find i play french,germans ect alot,the ps3 always seems to be bit laggy and option has problems through the year 2010 i can remember aleast 5 nights my friend could not go online.. i also find there is alot of swearing on the ps3 and silly mum jokes that may me that the people have not paid the a fee to go online and are often younger on ps3. i have to say though that the xbox seems harder as if all are gaming geeks.So i sometimes find it abit off putting.
i find the ps3 better build, offline play better less fan nosie(i have the black elite though not the new xbox)and with a blu ray player and more internet options (iplayers)i would say the ps3 is a better all rounder. but if online gaming is a must then xbox is far better.
I had an original 20GB Xbox and it didn't get RROD. Yet i am on my 4th PS3 in 4 years!
The fan noise persuaded me to sell my Xbox and the extra £50 per year for Live. Also i couldn't get voice chat to work and all i could hear were racist,swearing very young americans. The best console for me was the original Xbox and its excellent introduction to online gaming and a great mature friends list.
Still the BD playback and the opportunity to play Wipeout HD drove me back to Sony. Free online gaming was the icing on a good value cake. Shame i can't speak so highly of Sony/PS3 customer service and their YLOD denial.
Xbox looks great at the moment and at the right price i may consider another.
Personally think its about games not hardware. I still own an old Sega Saturn for its old arcade conversions and a great version of 'Space Harrier'. Wish i had kept my SNES though.
My son and I share 2 PS3s (mine is the slim version but he prefers the fat one as it is compatible with PS2 games), PS2, new XBox, Wii, latest PSP, Nintendo DSi, several laptops, iPod Touch etc., all used for everyday gaming. Not all of them every day of course. I also had several PS Ones. As enjoyable as all of them are (and for different reasons) my favourite has been PS3 for the same reasons that smuggs mentioned earlier. I would like to add to the list its excellent menu system and streaming abilities - it makes one great media hub. I still have a working 20-y/o SNES with some 50-odd game cartridges - funny how technology has changed but most of the games for the olde console are as enjoyable and frustrating as ever. Even more frustrating to complete than many games I played on most recent consoles. It probably has to do with poor controls and lack of ad-hoc saving points in old games and consoles (and relatively poor graphics/sound as well...). So PS3 wins it for me, and by some margin - if only the Forza racer franchise was available for it, I never would have bought the XBox...
IMO neither are best, they are both flawed.
Ps3 i'm just about to send my 4th 60gb Phat one back for another BD drive failure ( i dont play on it more than a couple of hours a week ), deep joy for reliability as ive not had it for a year yet, good job I have a spare slim 320gb ( seems more reliable so far, I havn't had it for a year yet either) & Continual Play Insurance.
Worse than the Ps2 ( 4 In total failed, last one lasted over 3 years ) & the Ps1 ( 3 In total with 2 failing ). I have a large area around my ps3 too for ventilation, well over 6 inches all around the console, well over a foot of free air above, plus it is kept as clean & as dust free as is reasonably possible.
My nephew has had 3 Xbox 360's two failed in less than a year, in the end he part exchanged the last one & bought a ps3 slim. My step son is about to sell his 3rd Xbox 360 a 120gb Elite model for similar reasons.
The old cartridge machines faired better IMO except for the Atari 2600 ( oops .. showing my age here, good job i didn't mention Pong
). I never had any problems with the old Sega Master System, Megadrive & the Nintendo Snes.
I think the the main problem with the 2 consoles is, they just were not tested for a long enough period of time before being released to the general public. The only reason i bought the Ps3 was because as my handle suggests i love the F1 games & the Xbox did not have any at the time of my purchase.
Even because of all this aggrevation i have had with consoles from Sony, i certainly wouldn't recommend them. I would though, still buy one on the grounds that it is deffinately a more versatile machine, that has a lot going for it.
My advice, take out some kind of extra warranty on which ever machine you decide to buy if you are reading this & trying to decide on which to purchase.
Both console's have there good and bad point's,audio wise the ps3 sounds loads better then the x-box as the ps3 can do dts and pcm sound.If you need to hear it then wipeout hd is in 7.1 pcm sound(it sounds awesome) uncharted 1 and 2 both have hd audio upto 7.1.The xbox meanwhile(i have had the arcade,elite and now the new shiny 250gig versions) and online play is better for me on x-box.And i prefer the controller on x-box.But on a tech level ps3 is way ahead.
As said, each has their pro's and con's, but as much as I've tried to give the PS a fair chance, I just prefer gaming on the xbox. I don't know if it's as simple as the fact I prefer the xbox controller, but I just don't get on as well with the PS3.
What I do find frustrating with the PS3 - although this is probably as much to do with the fact that it isn't in constant use, is that everytime I do use it it seems to want to spend half an hour doing multiple updates.
I did however discover a hybrid SACD disc in my collection over the weekend, and must say it did sound superb on the PS3 - Sony sure did pack in a lot of wonderful extras, esp. the original PS3.
And finally, at the risk of tempting fate, I must be extremely lucky with the hardware - only one failure (the dreaded RROD on the xbox) which was covered by Microsoft's extended warranty and was returned fixed within a couple of weeks.
This thread is worrying me... I have the original 60gb fat with all the trimmings, four USB slots, ability to play PS2 games etc. My GF won it at work and gave it to me for my birthday when the PS3 had only just been released. Miraculously, I am still on my first one!
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Paul Hobbs wrote:This thread is worrying me... I have the original 60gb fat with all the trimmings, four USB slots, ability to play PS2 games etc. My GF won it at work and gave it to me for my birthday when the PS3 had only just been released. Miraculously, I am still on my first one!
Me too - bought on day of release and still going strong. Xbox has been replaced once due to RROD.
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f1only wrote:IMO neither are best, they are both flawed.Ps3 i'm just about to send my 4th 60gb Phat one back for another BD drive failure ( i dont play on it more than a couple of hours a week ), deep joy for reliability as ive not had it for a year yet, good job I have a spare slim 320gb ( seems more reliable so far, I havn't had it for a year yet either) & Continual Play Insurance. Worse than the Ps2 ( 4 In total failed, last one lasted over 3 years ) & the Ps1 ( 3 In total with 2 failing ). I have a large area around my ps3 too for ventilation, well over 6 inches all around the console, well over a foot of free air above, plus it is kept as clean & as dust free as is reasonably possible.
I have the original fat PS3, still have my original PS2 and my PS1 was working right up till I sold it - no issues with any of them
One thing I will say about the PS3 - mines on rubber feet that ive added. I have noticed it gets pretty hot 'under' the PS3 without them so I suspect many PS3s would have failed because of that
Sounds good to me RIK, I'll give that a try when the replacement arrives.
Up untill recently I have had a fan on slow, blowing cool air over mine & then changed to one that plugs in to the USB ports, it seems without much success, so i dont bother now.
I have just come off the phone to Sony & DPD are doing a swap for another Thursday sometime.
all the problems are rare on the ps3 really i think its 3% against 21% on the old xbox and 9% on the elite. but for £17 you get 3 years cover from game/gamestation so no worrys and you can then take further. and they swap it same day. for a trip out every year or so its worth it. ps3 sound is only better on some things online gameplay is not. unless my denon1909 is not good enough to show the ps3 off that could be. but for me they are almost the same. controller i think is what ever you get use to first. i like the xbox but they are both good. i just like 145k against 62k online same game same time ps3 has alot less online users and they offer it for free. as for xbox i set my nat as high and only get uk users and it works awesome, as i also hate the yanks jokes im sure they hate ares so its no attack on them.
I have among both the 360 and PS3 and I play mainly online and for Me XBOX LIVE is head and shoulders infront of PSN, less lag for starters and IMHO the user interface on the 360 is also better the the PS3's. Only games I play on the PS3 are GT and Little Big Plannet.
Xbox all the way!! I was a die hard playstation1/2 fan and wouldn't even consider the 1st xbox. But after all the initial delays with the ps3, my brother sold me on the 360 and I havnt looked back.
I did see a breakdown of data when the first xbox and ps3 arrived and well to us we would never notice the difference between the two machines in the terms of power.
I personally think both machines are excellent