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Shall I buy a Ps3?

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
I am a computer games ignoramous.

We bought a wii but to be fair I have never loved it and I think the kids are a bit too young for it. I don't have wii fitness (I probably should). The games that seem any good are quite expensive.

I am thinking of getting another games console. Shal I get a ps3? I believe this is the one with the blue ray player?

What are the benefits of a ps3? I have looked and several of the good games from the wii seem to be cheaper to buy for this console. Would this be better then an xbox? Is anything "new" coming out that I should wait for?

Any thoughts? Thanks a lot
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Depends on whether you want to play games or watch movies.
If you want to watch movies or play a few games then get a ps3
If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.
#2
There are any number of threads asking the same question.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/search.php?action=search&keywords=%2B360+%2Bps3&category=&type=7&date_range=

Plenty of meat in there.
suspended#3
deathtrap3000
Depends on whether you want to play games or watch movies.
If you want to watch movies or play a few games then get a ps3
If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.


You can pretty much end this thread now :thumbsup:
#4
deathtrap3000;7267812
Depends on whether you want to play games or watch movies.
If you want to watch movies or play a few games then get a ps3
If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.

Didn't know you can't play many games and go online on the ps3 :?
#5
Spriggan
Didn't know you can't play many games and go online on the ps3 :?


Well you learn something new everyday... :thumbsup:
#6
deathtrap3000
If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.


Not everyone wants to play online, I tried it once, and got bored of american red neck 14yr olds shouting the odds, havent been back since.
#7
deathtrap3000
Depends on whether you want to play games or watch movies.
If you want to watch movies or play a few games then get a ps3
If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.

What do you mean by only play a few games on the ps3?
#8
ace101
What do you mean by only play a few games on the ps3?


I meant good games. Few good games.
#9
deathtrap3000
I meant good games. Few good games.


The rest could be described as "great" to "excellent".

Tip: Never ask any member of an Internet forum on their opinion of which video games console to buy.

BFN,

fp.
#10
cant believe people are still saying the xbox is better for gaming!
wise up.
you cant name the best xbox exclusive thats better than a the best ps3 exclusive
and dont even think about halo 3 or gears of war cos that was a pile of overated ****
#11
tony_dudz
cant believe people are still saying the xbox is better for gaming!
wise up.
you cant name the best xbox exclusive thats better than a the best ps3 exclusive
and dont even think about halo 3 or gears of war cos that was a pile of overated ****


What, in your opinion, is the "best ps3 exclusive"?

BFN,

fp.
suspended#12
fanpages
The rest could be described as "great" to "excellent".

Tip: Never ask any member of an Internet forum on their opinion of which video games console to buy.
BFN,

fp.


:lol:

Hows PGR4? Did the original release get delivered?
banned#13
deathtrap3000
Depends on whether you want to play games or watch movies.
If you want to watch movies or play a few games then get a ps3
If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.


Great, a fanboy:roll:

Now is a good time to buy a PS3, there are some great exclusives.

There are also great exclusives on the 360. Check out the games and see which ones you like the look of.
#14
fanpages
What, in your opinion, is the "best ps3 exclusive"?

BFN,

fp.


valkyria chronicles is great, ratchet and clank tools of destruction. uncharted 2 also, and next year is going to great, (should be) but my favourite is the First resitance,
just ;look at the variety of great games!
#15
tony_dudz
valkyria chronicles is great, ratchet and clank tools of destruction. uncharted 2 also, and next year is going to great, (should be) but my favourite is the First resitance,
just ;look at the variety of great games!


So, the "best ps3 exclusive" is your favourite ("Resistance: Fall of Man")?

Did I understand your response correctly?

Here is a list of PS3 "Exclusives" (at the time of writing; 7 September 2009) I prepared previously...

Suggestions on PS3 exclusives

BFN,

fp.
#16
Starr
:lol:

Hows PGR4? Did the original release get delivered?


No... HMV wrote to tell me they were out of stock, couldn't get any more & cancelled my order; i.e. they mis-priced it.

In any respect, Santa is bringing my Xbox 360 ("Modern Warfare 2"-branded) Super Elite (from my kitchen table where it currently resides) to me on Christmas morning.

(I subsequently bought the Collector's Edition of "Forza Motorsport 3").

BFN,

fp.
#17
deathtrap3000

If you intend on playing many games and play them online then get a 360.

Oh please, the whole “360 has better games” argument is SO 2008.


Some advantages of the PS3:

Free online play
Bluray
Built in WIFI
Low rate of failure, especially the new slim model
Exclusives like MGS4, Killzone 2 and Uncharted available now
Exclusives like GT5, L.A. Noir and Agent available next year
#18
fairy
I am a computer games ignoramous.

We bought a wii but to be fair I have never loved it and I think the kids are a bit too young for it. I don't have wii fitness (I probably should). The games that seem any good are quite expensive.

I am thinking of getting another games console. Shal I get a ps3? I believe this is the one with the blue ray player?

What are the benefits of a ps3? I have looked and several of the good games from the wii seem to be cheaper to buy for this console. Would this be better then an xbox? Is anything "new" coming out that I should wait for?


Back to the plot...

If you think your kids are too young for Wii console games, I think you may be sadly disappointed with the selection available for either the PS3 or the Xbox 360 platforms.

Yes, both have titles suitable for a younger (or family) audience, but Nintendo offer a far more varied selection.

[EDIT]: I would suggest Nintendo DS Lite (or DSi, or even DSi XL) consoles for your kids if there are too young for the typical Wii titles.

BFN,

fp.
#19
Mojopin;7268589
Oh please, the whole “360 has better games” argument is SO 2008.


Some advantages of the PS3:

Free online play
Bluray
Built in WIFI
Low rate of failure, especially the new slim model
Exclusives like MGS4, Killzone 2 and Uncharted available now
Exclusives like GT5, L.A. Noir and Agent available next year

Low failure rate, how can you say that for a console revision that is so recent.
They both have + and - points. You'll get the majority of opinions here from fanboys.
PS2 still seems quite well supported, why not see how they get on with a 2nd hand one?
#20
Mojopin
Oh please, the whole “360 has better games” argument is SO 2008.


Some advantages of the PS3:

Free online play
Bluray
Built in WIFI
Low rate of failure, especially the new slim model
Exclusives like MGS4, Killzone 2 and Uncharted available now
Exclusives like GT5, L.A. Noir and Agent available next year


...although premium subscription services will be available next year.

(PS. "L.A. Noire")

BFN,

fp.
suspended#21
fanpages
No... HMV wrote to tell me they were out of stock, couldn't get any more & cancelled my order; i.e. they mis-priced it.

In any respect, Santa is bringing my Xbox 360 ("Modern Warfare 2"-branded) Super Elite (from my kitchen table where it currently resides) to me on Christmas morning.

(I subsequently bought the Collector's Edition of "Forza Motorsport 3").

BFN,

fp.


Ah, thats a shame. I've been hooked on NFS Shift so even if i would of purchased it, it wouldn't of got any attention

Im sure you will be more than happy with Forza 3 Collectors Edition :thumbsup:
#22
Paddy_o_furniture
Low failure rate, how can you say that for a console revision that is so recent.
They both have + and - points. You'll only ever get fanboy opinions on here.
PS2 still seems quite well supported, why not see how they get on with a 2nd hand one?


Not strictly true... some of us can offer unbiased opinions.

Good point about the PS2... you could also consider the Nintendo GameCube.

BFN,

fp.
#23
Starr
Ah, thats a shame. I've been hooked on NFS Shift so even if i would of purchased it, it wouldn't of got any attention

Im sure you will be more than happy with Forza 3 Collectors Edition :thumbsup:


I bought "Need for Speed: SHIFT" for my PS3 (but I was saving it for next week; it is still sealed)... however the Special Edition of this title (at GAME/GamePlay) is calling me (a lot).

I've also bought "Gears of War 2: Game of the Year Edition", "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts" (a bargain £4.99 from Comet), & "Left 4 Dead 2" (£24.99 at HMV this morning).

BFN,

fp.
#24
fanpages;7268656
Not strictly true... some of us can offer unbiased opinions.

Good point about the PS2... you could also consider the Nintendo GameCube.

BFN,

fp.

Alright I'll amend my post
#25
I have both consoles but I rate my Xbox 360 higher than the PS3. The main thing I like about the PS3 is having the iplayer connected up to my TV, it's also great and easy to stream movies from my computer on to the TV. You can't deny that the 360 has the better games though, and it's not an argument based in 2008 like a previous poster said. I can only think of 2 PS3 must have exclusives, Uncharted 2 and Wipeout HD. There are some other good PSN exclusives too. The Xbox has a load of great exclusives and Arcade games. The SkyPlayer is fantastic too. It has an all-round better online experience IMO too.
However, saying that if you're not much of gamer and can't see yourself playing lots of different games then just get a PS3, at least you can sit down with the family watching a blu-ray or iplayer on it.
#26
DKLS
Not everyone wants to play online, I tried it once, and got bored of american red neck 14yr olds shouting the odds, havent been back since.


Buy a 360 then pull out cat5 cable
#27
if you want true next gen get the ps3, 360 getting on a bit now! , i have both but never use 360 anymore.
#28
dontasciime
Buy a 360 then pull out cat5 cable


...or "Mute" the offending players via the in-game menu options (on either the PS3 or the Xbox 360), or raise/lower the volume relating to other in-game audio options as appropriate.

I had a conversation (playing "Killzone 2" [PS3]) with a 15 year old US resident a few months ago. Paraphrasing slightly...

Him: Hi... Where are you from?
Me: I live in Kent in the UK.
Him: Which State is that in?
Me: ... The whole of the UK is in a state.
...and so on...

:)

BFN,

fp.
#29
Mojopin
Oh please, the whole “360 has better games” argument is SO 2008.


Some advantages of the PS3:

Free online play
Bluray
Built in WIFI
Low rate of failure, especially the new slim model
Exclusives like MGS4, Killzone 2 and Uncharted available now
Exclusives like GT5, L.A. Noir and Agent available next year


you forgot about MAG 256 player online exsperience also coming soon, only available for ps3 as developers say 360 could not run the game how they would want it to run like on ps3.
#30
sdavi3680
I have both consoles but I rate my Xbox 360 higher than the PS3. The main thing I like about the PS3 is having the iplayer connected up to my TV, it's also great and easy to stream movies from my computer on to the TV. You can't deny that the 360 has the better games though, and it's not an argument based in 2008 like a previous poster said. I can only think of 2 PS3 must have exclusives, Uncharted 2 and Wipeout HD. There are some other good PSN exclusives too. The Xbox has a load of great exclusives and Arcade games. The SkyPlayer is fantastic too. It has an all-round better online experience IMO too.
However, saying that if you're not much of gamer and can't see yourself playing lots of different games then just get a PS3, at least you can sit down with the family watching a blu-ray or iplayer on it.


OK... everybody's opinion of "the best" game for their chosen console is subjective (of course) but, say, for example "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" was in the running for "Game of the Year"... what Xbox 360 title (&/or Wii console &/or PC/Mac title) would you put up against it?

("Batman: Arkham Asylum" wouldn't count because it is a multiplatform title).

Would it be one of the "Halo" franchise releases?

PS. Sky is intending to release a player for the PS3 next year ("...may happen in the future..." I think the best quote has been so far).

(See my previous comment about premium subscription services for the PlayStation Network in 2010)

BFN,

fp.
#31
Daytrader
you forgot about MAG 256 player online exsperience also coming soon, only available for ps3 as developers say 360 could not run the game how they would want it to run like on ps3.


I didn't like "Massive Action Game" [when the Beta was running *] (we have a couple of threads running about it in the "Misc" forum; I'll dig out the links if you are interested). In fact I would suggest that next year many more people will be playing "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" online (regardless of that not being a PS3 exclusive title).

* But to be fair... there is some time between the Beta version & the finished "gold" product for "jazz hands" & "polish".

BFN,

fp.
#32
If you dont have friends that already have xbox 360s then id definatley get a Ps3.
#33
fanpages
I didn't like "Massive Action Game" [when the Beta was running *] (we have a couple of threads running about it in the "Misc" forum; I'll dig out the links if you are interested). In fact I would suggest that next year many more people will be playing "Battlefield: Bad Company 2" online (regardless of that not being a PS3 exclusive title).

* But to be fair... there is some time between the Beta version & the finished "gold" product for "jazz hands" & "polish".

BFN,

fp.


yeh i been playing the BFBC2 beta for a while now and its awsome, i have mw2 but only play this beta now and thats on just 1 map, awsome game and cant wait till march.
#34
[SIZE="3"]Shall I buy a Ps3?[/SIZE]


Yes. :)
banned#35
sdavi3680
You can't deny that the 360 has the better games though, and it's not an argument based in 2008 like a previous poster said. I can only think of 2 PS3 must have exclusives, Uncharted 2 and Wipeout HD.


Infamous and Little Big Planet?

360 exclusives - Gears of War, Mass Effect, Forza 3.

Pretty even.
#36
I didn't realise there were so many experts on here. Thanks for all these responses.

A few more questions please:

1. Like the idea of the hand held versions. Please can someone explain (in easy terms) the difference between the Nintendo DS Lite and DSi and DSi XL consoles

2. If I go fro PS3 is there any particular model I shoud go for as there seem to be several around (I remember reading somewhere about a hard drive?)

3. Why are ps2s so cheap? Is it now defunct and they do not bring new games out for it. They don't seem to sell at all well second hand. Is there a particular model of this I should look for if I wanted one second hand?

Thanks all
#37
FilthAndFurry
Infamous and Little Big Planet?

360 exclusives - Gears of War, Mass Effect, Forza 3.

Pretty even.


Only one of these ("Little Big Planet" [PS3]/[PSP]) is appropriate for a young player though (as 'fairy' suggested was the target audience).

BFN,

fp.
#38
fairy
I didn't realise there were so many experts on here. Thanks for all these responses.

A few more questions please:

1. Like the idea of the hand held versions. Please can someone explain (in easy terms) the difference between the Nintendo DS Lite and DSi and DSi XL consoles

2. If I go fro PS3 is there any particular model I shoud go for as there seem to be several around (I remember reading somewhere about a hard drive?)

3. Why are ps2s so cheap? Is it now defunct and they do not bring new games out for it. They don't seem to sell at all well second hand. Is there a particular model of this I should look for if I wanted one second hand?

Thanks all


They still release games on the PS2 (unlike microsoft they ditched the xbox because they knew they couldn't get anymore money from it)

All the PS3 slims are the same just difference in harddrive.
you won't really need to buy anything else just the console and whatever games you want!
You can do soo much with ps3s internet browser etc. and the games are good too!! Uncharted 2, MGS4, Uncharted, Little big planet, infamous
#39
dontasciime
Buy a 360 then pull out cat5 cable


fanpages
OK... everybody's opinion of "the best" game for their chosen console is subjective (of course) but, say, for example "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" was in the running for "Game of the Year"... what Xbox 360 title (&/or Wii console &/or PC/Mac title) would you put up against it?

("Batman: Arkham Asylum" wouldn't count because it is a multiplatform title).

Would it be one of the "Halo" franchise releases?

PS. Sky is intending to release a player for the PS3 next year ("...may happen in the future..." I think the best quote has been so far).

(See my previous comment about premium subscription services for the PlayStation Network in 2010)

BFN,

fp.


Well obviously it's subjective. Uncharted 2 was my game of the year but that still doesn't make the PS3 have better games overall. It doesn't take a genius to work out there are more, better exclusives on the Xbox at the moment. That may all change next year with Heavy Rain, MAG, The Last Guardian. In fact 2010 looks a lot more exciting for th PS3 exclusives.

Anyway, I don't know what point you're trying to argue with me, I've already said I love both consoles, just IMO the Xbox is better.
#40
sdavi3680
Well obviously it's subjective. Uncharted 2 was my game of the year but that still doesn't make the PS3 have better games overall. It doesn't take a genius to work out there are more, better exclusives on the Xbox at the moment. That may all change next year with Heavy Rain, MAG, The Last Guardian. In fact 2010 looks a lot more exciting for th PS3 exclusives.

Anyway, I don't know what point you're trying to argue with me, I've already said I love both consoles, just IMO the Xbox is better.


I'm not arguing with anybody. I'm trying to understand somebody's reason for stating one console is better than another. This seems to be a common response to the recurring question without any justification as to one decision or another.

You are saying that "It doesn't take a genius to work out there are more, better exclusives on the Xbox at the moment". What makes them "better"?

I must be far from a genius because a few posts back it was offered that the two consoles were equal & you didn't dispute that.

BFN,

fp.

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