Originally posted by mikesingh
Now can some gaming geek advise me which to buy? A PS 3 or an X Box 360?
What I'm looking at is:
> Ease of handling.
> The price.
> Availability of titles.
> Backward compatibility.
I believe the greenbacks one has to shell out for a PS 3 is more than a ride aboard the Soyuz for a weeks vacation on the ISS??
Graphics- In a side by side comparison of games that were ported, or just made for both 360 and PS3 it's hard to tell, but on the first party games
that were made exclusively for PS3, you can really tell that it is better. Check out Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, Heavenly Sword, GranTurismo,
etc. I'm not sure if all of these are first party, but they all look very
nice. Also, it's only a matter of time before Sony goes and teaches
all of the third party companies how to properly utilize the Cell processor, which is definitely another plus.
Ease of Handling- Both Are fairly large machines, but when handling a PS3 you do have to watch out for those fingerprints, they become noticeable, so
if you get a PS3 a polishing cloth would be advised.
Price- Premium PS3 (the only one in my opinion) $599 with High-def Bluray player (which i might add that all of the PS3 games are on bluray, not
standard DVD like 360) Premium 360 $399 with no HD-DVD player. HD-DVD player is $199, so if you plan on getting that, you might as well just go ahead
and get a PS3.
Wireless controller for 360 are $49, a charge and play kit is $19, and a rechargeable battery pack is $11. The PS3 controllers are already wireless
and equipped with rechargeable battery and a mini usb/usb cord for charging, extra controllers are $50, same as 360, but with a rechargeable battery
and cord included. Games are the same price, if you plan on going for HD, i would say that the PS3 is the way to go.
Xbox 360 Accessories
Availability of Titles- Well, obviously the 360 has had a year on the PS3 so they will have more titles, and probably more that are available now.
Give this some time and it won't be an issue.
Backwards Compatibility- List of Xbox games that work on 360
There's not an "official" list of games that work or don't work on the PS3, they are working on a firmware update that you can download to resolve
most of if not all issues here.
Looks- That's a no brainer, the PS3 is gorgeous
. The 360 isn't impressive at all, it has a flat white finish, and the PS3 has a very,
shiny black finish, and yes i've seen them both up close.
PS3 and Xbox 360 side by side
In my opinion, the PS3 is way better than the Xbox 360 (i've played both). It comes with a High def player already, and wireless controllers
(although only one in the box). The physics are extremely smooth on the PS3, if you get the premium version (which is the only version you should even
consider buying) you get wi-fi capabilities, a 3-in-1 compact flash card reader, a Gigabyte ethernet cable comes with it if you don't have wi-fi.
The controllers don't have rumble, but i don' care about rumble (both of my dualshocks 2 controllers, after much abuse from a younger brother,
stopped rumbling, so the motion sensing capabilities are a big plus for me) The motion sensing is cool, not as good as the Wii, but it is definitely a
big plus. The only thing that is annoying is that there is no HDMI cable in the box, so if you have a HDMI capable TV or DVI capable TV you will have
to go pick up a cable (assuming you don't already have one).
If you are big on graphics, power, HD, looks of the system, and (in my case) the awesome feeling that you get when playing a PS3, the PS3 is the way
to go, because if you do get an Xbox, you have to get the $200 HD-DVD upgrade (which games don't play on, only movies) you would essentially be
paying the same price as for a PS3. Also, i know that for some people, the extra $200 may seem steep, but how often are you going to buy another
console, I don't know about Xbox 360, but Sony says that they want to keep the PS3 supported for ten years.
If you have the money, get the PS3, if you can't get the extra $200 and aren't going for HD movies, then go for the 360.
I hope that was gaming geek enough for you
Good luck with your decision.