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Friday, May 13, 2005

Xbox 360 vs PlayStation 3

After much speculation, Microsoft have finally confirmed that the next-gen Xbox will be called Xbox 360 and that it will reach the US, Europe and Japan before Christmas '05...

But will it be any good?

And more importantly - how will it stack up against the near mythically powerful PS3?

I bought my PS2 (pre-ordered and picked up on launch day) it has been a trusty companion for almost 5 years with no faults and tons of great games that have eaten many hours of my life. I also have an Xbox but I won it online and have not played it even half as much... This time round I must choose only one next-gen console (or my wife will cut off my balls in my sleep) and 360 does have some very nice features:

512 MB of memory for high definition games

Wireless controllers

Progressive-scan DVD movie playback out of the box


And it looks like this:


"Xbox 360 - look no wires!"

So... I await the first look at Sony's PS3 which will be unveiled at E3 next week with much interest (and am personally hoping that it doesn't look quite so 'girly' as the 360!!)...

See the PS3: Xbox 360 killer here

25 comments:

Steve said...

Who cares what the system looks like? I care how it plays.

As to that, it's interesting that Microsoft is reversing the roles this time and trying to beat Sony out of the gate. I would guess the PS3 will be more powerful, with that 1 teraFLOPS capacity. They say power doesn't make the difference, but I play Halo 2 a lot more than any ps2 games simply because it runs so well.

I remember when the SNES was released. Things were a lot less complicated then.

-Steve
Games are for Children

Sam said...

Why can't a system look girly??? After all they are who we like to have sex with , right? Girls are HOT and so is the Xbox 360!

manky donut said...

you knows it make sense to get the 360... all I can say is Xbox live & Ghost Recon 3. If it's better than the incredible Ghost Recon 2 online then I'm gonna be a very, very happy bunny.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the ps3 :)


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ultimate 0 said...

i honestly think that if u liked the ps2 more then the xbox then get the ps3 but if u liked xbox more then ps2 then u should get xbox 360

ultimate 0 said...

o and i forgot to say that i think the ps3 controller sux so im getting the xbox 360

nate dizzle15 said...

i'm gettin a PS3 because i liked the PS2 better than Xbox because the PS2 is littler and easier to lug around and the controllers were easyer to handle compared to those huge Xbox controlers and the Xbox 360 has had a lot of glitches and i don't want to risk that and the PS3 is more powerful than the Xbox 360. But the Xbox is cool because of how you can save your game progress in the Xbox instead of that stupid Memory Card and the thing about the Xbox 360 is that you can turn it on with your controler and that the PS3 controllers look like wierd boomarangs but the PS3 is coming out in 2006 so they can make it alot better than the Xbox 360 and one more cool things is that the PS3 comes in either Black, White, or Silver witch is pretty cool and i've always been a fan of the Playstation anyways..So i'm getting a Playstation 3....

Anonymous said...

Personally i was going to wait for the PS3. As i further researched the 2 systems i completely changed my decision. Who cares about Blu-Ray... it will cost more. I am getting the 360.

Anonymous said...

xbox 360 is the console to get...

who ownes xbox...the richest man in the world does which means that alot of funds would have gone into the creation of xbox 360...

who cares about blu ray or haveing a few more gigs to play around with, its the game titles and spirit of the console that decide and i dont know about u guys but the ps titles suck...and i even have an old ps2 and i still prefer the xbox by far...

and also whats 1 of the biggest thing with games these days?....playing over the internet.
u would be a fool to buy a ps3 to play over the net bcos it will be a huge dud compared to xbox live gold.

xbox over ps any day.
thx guys

bill gates said...

buy xbox cos i own it....

anyway the ps3 naturally Sucks

Anonymous said...

PS 3 titles dont suck at all. They have alot of what xbox has like EA games, all the other sports games and resident evil 5. Then again Xbox has Halo. And i doubt that ps3's killzone 2 or as sony likes to call it "our halo killer" will even come close to compare to halo 3 aside from how great its trailer presents it to be. Killzone 1 sucked why would 2 be any better. The Halo titles are modern classics, we all know that and i'm getting the xbox 360 so ill be able to play the sequals. But if i had to only chose one it would be ps3. If theres ever a new socom it will be on th playstation format. The final fantasy titles are more likely to be on ps3, the kingdom hearts sequals (even though i utterly disliked te first one) will be a big hit for playstation. Oh and how can anone forget Hideo's new project Metal Gear 4? Are you all forgetting about arguably the best series of game ever in terms of enemy AI, graphics, gameplay, diologue, and storyline. Splinter cell wouldn't be anywhere without the metal gear series. Every time i've completed one of those games i felt like i had just acted out an extremely good movie. So it pretty much comes down to the Halo series v.s. the Metal Gear Series. Subsistence is going to be online capable which must mean metal gear 4 will be. And not to put Halo down but Halo 2 seemed like an extremely similar but slightly updated version from Halo 1.Yeah!!! killing aliens and blowing things up and riding hover crafts and... uh... killing more aliens... and then uh... doin it all over again. Each new MGS has evolved in gameplay and graphics since the first and always for the better. So the PS3 titles don't suck. Most of the good games are shared between xbox and ps, all but Halo and MGS. So to say the ps titles suck is to lable yourself as a pretty inexperienced gamer who shouldn't even be posting. Either that or your mentally challenged.

Anonymous said...

Do u have any idea what u just said...
u just put down 1 of the worlds biggest online multiplayer games + 1 of the worlds most popular ones as well. Now U just made an enemy to more then 2 million people all around the world. Also seeing that u think metal gear solid is cool and better then halo, does medal gear solid have a movie based on it! No it doesnt but halo is actually in a movie in production which will be done in winter 2007.
Also final fantasy 11 (a big ps game) is coming to xbox and the person that created the doom serious (1 of the biggest nerds in the worl) even chose the xbox2 over ps3[so did many others]!!!
So before U bag out the xbox360 Just think that there is just about the same amount of popular games which are played around the world as the ps and this is just xbox's 2 console....and its play stations 3rd...
its taken them 3 consoles to get equal to xbox and it is till outmatched

Anonymous said...

In a reply to metal gear being a good game... well you have something seriously wrong with you. Yeah, it's fun to wait in a closet for 10 minutes waiting for bad guys to go away. Where as Halo. Ok the campaign was a bit repetitive but it was made for multiplayer and online.

Also, look at other games sony has made, Jak, ratchet and clank etc. Watching my friends little brother playing them, I can't see any difference between the sequals. sony churns out a new game every 6 months which looks and feels exactly the same as the prequal.

Also Halo has to have the largest fanbase seen in modern gaming. There has to be at least 50+ major sites, dedicated to Halo. People have even made movies using Halo. Watch an episode of red verses blue. That is one of the most popular internet shows. And bungie.org has a huge amount of fan created content. Not to mention the massive amount of users on the forums.
Plus metal gear has had many games and has sold quite a bit. There have been 2 Halo games, and they have equal or better sales than metal gear.

As for the Halo movie. No other game has been written and directed by PETER JACKSON?!

Anonymous said...

#1: I did not put down Halo at all- I stated my opinion that i like metal gear better(i still love halo-and i understand why most people like it better then mgs).
#2: Halo haveing a movie based on it means nothing because all movies based of games suck. And if Hideo Kojima wanted a movie based on metal gear it would have already been made because the mgs video games storylines are better then most the movies i see in theaters. And the reson that Halo is being made into a film is for the money-doesnt matter how much it might suck it still will makes huge amounts of bank its first few weeks.
#3: Yeah final fantasy 11 has been announced on the 360/of course final fantasy 12 has been announced on the ps3.
#4:Doom was on the xbox 1 because the ps2 was not as capable and im not suprised why they would want to stick with MS. MS is a good company and the 360 a good system-though i found MC's early launch defected systems quite irresponsible.
#5:I'm not against the 360 at all-if i was i wouldn't have bought the system now would i.(plays great by the way)
#6: If thinking MGS is a good game means that theres something wrong with you then i fear for this country because there must be alot of mentally imbalanced citizens here. You can't use the point of Halo being online against mgs because mgs3:subsistence will be online and so will mgs 4-and mgs 4 will probably be strictly 3rd person combined with Hideos hint: Nowhere to hide=there will be less "waiting in closets" and alot more blood, guts, and explosions.
And finally- Peter Jackson is not writting or directing the Halo movie. Hes an executive producer and do you know why hes not writing or directing it? Because he has no passion for it-he figures to invest some money in the halo movie because he knows that when it comes to theaters that all the gamers will rush to get tickets believeing it to actualy be a good film to which he gets his cut. Producers... executive producers especially have virtually no creative force in creating a film whatsoever. So next time you want say something make sure you have your facts straight. You make me wonder if even YOU believe the sh!t that comes out of you mouth.

Anonymous said...

Read this: http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?story=peterjacksonvisit&p=6121185

that's from the official Bungie site (who made the halo games).

You will find that you are wrong.

Anonymous said...

I just read it and it said that he was the executive producer.
Thnaks for proving my point.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link-however when i entered the site and read it I... "found i was right."

quote from bungie>>>

"You may or not know that he (Peter Jackson) is also signed up as executive producer on the forthcoming Halo movie."
Right there in black and white-halo fans-you seem to know nothing about film so stop attempting to contradict me.
Weta will being doing the CGI for the Halo movie which means even if they don't get a good directer like Ridley Scott (whom they approached in the past but he turned it down) the covenent will still look great along with everything else.

Anonymous said...

In an older post they said he was writing it but i couldn't find it.

And anyway, it's a GAME! You don't need to get so worked up over it.

Anonymous said...

Qoute from some body...


#1: I did not put down Halo at all- I stated my opinion that i like metal gear better(i still love halo-and i understand why most people like it better then mgs).
#2: Halo haveing a movie based on it means nothing because all movies based of games suck. And if Hideo Kojima wanted a movie based on metal gear it would have already been made because the mgs video games storylines are better then most the movies i see in theaters. And the reson that Halo is being made into a film is for the money-doesnt matter how much it might suck it still will makes huge amounts of bank its first few weeks.
#3: Yeah final fantasy 11 has been announced on the 360/of course final fantasy 12 has been announced on the ps3.
#4:Doom was on the xbox 1 because the ps2 was not as capable and im not suprised why they would want to stick with MS. MS is a good company and the 360 a good system-though i found MC's early launch defected systems quite irresponsible.
#5:I'm not against the 360 at all-if i was i wouldn't have bought the system now would i.(plays great by the way)
#6: If thinking MGS is a good game means that theres something wrong with you then i fear for this country because there must be alot of mentally imbalanced citizens here. You can't use the point of Halo being online against mgs because mgs3:subsistence will be online and so will mgs 4-and mgs 4 will probably be strictly 3rd person combined with Hideos hint: Nowhere to hide=there will be less "waiting in closets" and alot more blood, guts, and explosions.
And finally- Peter Jackson is not writting or directing the Halo movie. Hes an executive producer and do you know why hes not writing or directing it? Because he has no passion for it-he figures to invest some money in the halo movie because he knows that when it comes to theaters that all the gamers will rush to get tickets believeing it to actualy be a good film to which he gets his cut. Producers... executive producers especially have virtually no creative force in creating a film whatsoever. So next time you want say something make sure you have your facts straight. You make me wonder if even YOU believe the sh!t that comes out of you mouth.

This person needs to get a life. at first he disses halo and because he is chopped he changes his opinion and says he ligs it. WHAT A FAG! U FRIGIN MORON
which is it, u lke halo or not?

and secondly MGS doesnt have a movie on it because all the directors no it sux! Who wants to watch a movie about hiding behind sumthing for frigin 30 min before there is actually a bit of action.
Postman pat would have a better movie rateing u fool

this is josh...signinf off

Anonymous said...

amen to josh

Anonymous said...

yes that josh is cool

Anonymous said...

yea i also agree

Anonymous said...

josh quit posting comments about yourself.... as for the whole reason this thing started, it was not for some battle bettween nerds (and i admit to one myself) from what i compiled the 360 is just a better choice... i had to make a decision and now i can make one, im getting the 360. That doesnt mean, that if someone said here you go and gave me a PS3 that i wouldnt take it. besides the PS3 is going to be even worse as far as demand goes,(compared to the 360 being sold for 1000's of dollars on release) those things are going to be priced 5X higher than what they should probably through all of january!

Enziety said...

In my own opinion I like my PS3 more then I do my Xbox 360. Though I say Xbox 360 has better games, I wasn't really feeling the setup, and felt the PS3 setup was way more easy and comfortable for me.

PS3>Xbox 360
-PS3 controllers are ONLY wireless, unlike the Xbox 360 where they make both wired and wireless.

-PS3 controllers all include rechargeable batteries, where as you have to buy them separately for the Xbox 360(The charger cord for the controller is sold separately as well).

-The internet on the PS3 is FREE! unlike the Xbox 360 where you have to pay for internet.

Xbox 360>PS3
-The Xbox 360 controller has a light which shows you what controller number it is, which is really convenient, where as on the PS3 you need to open up the menu to see which controller is what.

-The Xbox 360 controller's light turns red when the battery is low, unlike the PS3 where you need to bring up the menu to see how your battery life is doing.

- The Xbox 360 already has a pre-installed MSN messenger in it, which is really convenient for me.

- You can view other people's full gaming profile on the Xbow 360.
•Gaming points
•How far they are in every single game they have played
•Accomplishments they have made in their gaming

Though they both are pretty much the same, I would say that the PS3 is more convenient to me. I mean I already pay for internet, why should I pay $7 more a month to go on it on my Xbow when I can do the same for free on my PS3? But gaming wise and releases, I would have to give that to the Xbox 360, the PS3 hasn't been doing very well on their game releases.

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