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should i sell my xbox 360 to get ps3?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
hey,
i'm considering selling my 360 to get a ps3 but i'm really unsure, one the reasons being is that most of my friends have ps3 therefore i want to play them online... the other is that i cant be bothered spending £80 just to get wireless adaptor + live subscription.

i've the following console and games.
Xbox 360 Pro (HDMI Edition)
2 Controllers
Forza 2
Halo 3
Assassins creed
Fifa 08
Frontlines: Fuel of War.

could you tell me what you think if i was to sell this as a package the total price i should expect from it.

thanks everyone in advance
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
[url]www.cex.co.uk[/url] will give you 241 in tradein for this [providing the console is boxed, and the 2 controllers are official and wireless.

They sell the 40GB Ps3 for £275 boxed with a 12 month warrenty.

You should sell it to!
#2
what about on selling it on HUKD or Ebay?
#3
gamezmania
what about on selling it on HUKD or Ebay?


That's daniels area of expertise [dandoc2] he knows all the console prices. You should PM him
#4
thanks for your help mate... still looking for peoples opinions and pricings at other places. :)
#5
gamezmania
thanks for your help mate... still looking for peoples opinions and pricings at other places. :)


Cex will be the best tradein price you'll get by far.
They overprice items, and give overpriced trade-in prices too.
#6
yeh it seems a good price.

i bought my console around when halo 3 was being release and got it for £250 with halo 3 so basically if i trade it in i'll be losing the money i spent on the 4 games which is probably expected.
#7
Have always been a sony fan but i havent got a ps3 as of yet but the 360 is very good, But when i get a ps3 i think the 360 will have to go :thumbsup:
#8
If you looked around you could get 1 years XBL plus a wireless adaptor(3rd party) total around £35
banned#9
No you shouldn't sell yet....

XBOX live is far bigger than the PS3 counterpart and undeniably the 360 has the best selection of games

In a year or two PS3 will annihilate the 360 so wait at least 6 months before doing anything, thats what I'm going to do..

I have a fair few mates who have both PS3 and 360 and even they admit that there is currently nothing tht surpasses its 360 counterpart on PS3. From what I have seen some of the PS3 versions of games aren't anywhere near as good as they are on 360. The Orange Box being a perfect example of this, the graphics aren't actually as good and is plagued by loads of problems, despite the PS3 having far superior technology. From what I hear Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 has the same problems...

And before all the PS3 owners start having a go, your machine is technology wise far superior, but you just don't have the games catalogue yet...No Gears, Halo, Ace Combat, Bioshock etc.....

Wait 6 months at least
banned#10
Although it is true that the the X360 has a larger selection of games and better developed graphics (on some games) at the moment, the PS3 is destroying it in Sales figures as we speak.

The developers have admitted that once they can understand the architecture behind the PS3, it will produce phenomenal results.

2008 is the year of the PS3 with some massive exclusives like Metal Gear Solid 4 and Little Big Planet etc.

Now all the fans who talk about graphics, go search out the review for the special Metal Gear Solid 4 testing - this is the first game that will take advantage of all 50gigs on Blu-Ray. The reviewer for a reputable non-bias site mentions that halfway through playing the game, it felt like he was playing in a movie!

There are 100's of reasons of why the PS3 is better than the X360. Some are:

Blu-Ray has won the format war
Updates are regular and Sony plan to introduce Home - new network model
Network Play is Free
Exclusives are coming out
DivX officially supports Sony's console
Freeview will be coming plus the ability to record TV onto the HDD
Hard Drives are easy to upgrade
1080P and DTS supported
Looks miles better
Doesnt need additional parts
None of this Red Ring Rubbish

I can go on and on and on and on and on.

I think most 360 fans can now see that the potential of the PS3 will kill and stamp out the X360 in the forseeable future. Its only a matter of time before Microsoft realises this and will lower the price of their packages (all 50 of them or however many revisions there are).

Waiting - you run the risk of selling for a lot less due to the fact PS3 will become the dominant console. Personally i would sell now and get the 60 gig console whilst you can get a decent price for it.

The future is Dark the future is Playstation
#11
do not sell your xbox360 to get a ps3

/thread
#12
jay_zizzle
There are 100's of reasons of why the PS3 is better than the X360. Some are:

Blu-Ray has won the format war - Yes, I bouht my 360 to play games not movies
Updates are regular and Sony plan to introduce Home - new network model - Live updates
Network Play is Free - Free for a reason as it's not to the standard of Live
Exclusives are coming out - applies to every console whether it be Wii, xbox regardless
DivX officially supports Sony's console - Wow, must buy reason
Freeview will be coming plus the ability to record TV onto the HDD - Iplayer on wii> I have freeview for a reason
Hard Drives are easy to upgrade - How much space do you want
Looks miles better - opinion and in what aspect
Doesnt need additional parts - Neither does the Xbox, depends what you want to do
None of this Red Ring Rubbish - Got a release day console, never been replaced once, new models are less likely to falter



So bascially you've described why I should I buy a PS3 for entertainment but for it's primary purpose games, it fails.
banned#13
Well thats the beauty of the PS3 its not just a nex-gen gaming console but its an all-in-one powerful future entertainment unit.

And what do you mean it fails for games?

Dont forget the game graphics are just as good as the X360 (and bear in mind the full power of the PS3 is yet to be unleashed until programmers work it out) and the 360 has had a years advantage therefore more games are available for it.

There are more than enough games available to keep you occupied and when you look at some of the exclusives coming out this year, the 360 will get pwned.

No disrespect but the Xbox 360 just keeps bringing out more and more extras/addons/accessories to compete with the PS3 and in the end it looks like a big bulky mess that kinda reminds me of the A-Team series - the part where they are in a garage and make a cool machine compiled with whole bunch of cr.ap
#14
try and sell it now and get a ps3 in time for the mgs beta available on the 21st of april.
banned#15
jay_zizzle
Well thats the beauty of the PS3 its not just a nex-gen gaming console but its an all-in-one powerful future entertainment unit.

And what do you mean it fails for games?

Dont forget the game graphics are just as good as the X360 (and bear in mind the full power of the PS3 is yet to be unleashed until programmers work it out) and the 360 has had a years advantage therefore more games are available for it.

There are more than enough games available to keep you occupied and when you look at some of the exclusives coming out this year, the 360 will get pwned.

No disrespect but the Xbox 360 just keeps bringing out more and more extras/addons/accessories to compete with the PS3 and in the end it looks like a big bulky mess that kinda reminds me of the A-Team series - the part where they are in a garage and make a cool machine compiled with whole bunch of cr.ap




Some of the graphics currently aren't as good on PS3 for whatever reason. Even owners of this admit that! (see earlier posts)

What add-ons...you mean the HD player? what else is there? Thing is they are all optional....its primary purpose is games, no matter what you say, it will never take over from PC which most have as an entertainement centre now anyway

Also to the earlier poster

360 has 1080p and DTS as well as PS3...post makes out thats an exclusive feature

360 won't go down in 6 months, PS3 might, for games....quality/graphics/range/exclusives the PS3 loses out currently!

EDIT: Before you kick off, read previous my posts - PS3 will win the war, just not yet!
#16
NO. I have both a 360 and PS3 and while i love both for different reasons the 360 is the superior console for now at least. If you have any desire to play online with friends, which most people with a 360 do all the time, then do not sell it for a PS3. Until later this year (when it should be fixed with an update) the interface is horrible for socialising with friends (no x media bar in game, means no messages, chat invites, checking what your friends are playing, sending invites to games while you are in a game). I've had it for several months and have yet to play a game with a friend online yet, yet i play on the 360 most nights with 10-15 friends.
#17
Fan boy VS Fan Boy!
#18
I own both consoles. My opinion is that the 360 is a better gaming console. And the PS3 is a better home entertainment console. Xbox live is far superior to PSN at this current time, OK you have to pay for live but in this world I'm afraid you pay for what you get.

As mentioned before the games available on the 360 are far superior to the current PS3 selection. There is nothing in the PS3 game pipeline that gets me excited! OK MGS4 is coming but if it's anything like GT5 prolouge, I'll be bored with it within the week.

360 pros;
Better choice of games
Xbox live
Control pads with rumble included! not something you have to pay mega bucks for!
In game messaging & friend status
Gamerscore
Ease of use
Great gaming console!

360 cons; Reliability problems. Well apparently lol I've had my 360 prem for 2+ years now, without even a hint of the 3 red lights a.k.a. ring of death (touching wood as I write this lol)
Extremely noisy fans! Very frustrating.

PS3 pros;
Superior tech
Superior picture via HDMI
Blu-ray built in
Ease of use
Built in WLAN
No noise! Very quiet console

PS3 cons;
Gets boring quick
Lack of decent games
Not enough decent titles in the pipeline (PS3 only titles)
No rumble in pads

At the end of the day I could go on for a while here, I personally prefer my 360 as I'm a gamer! and this is what a computer console should do, play games! I've being playing computer consoles since the ATARI (whoops can't remember it's model number, rookie lol) I've seen a few consoles come and go. And for me the 360 is currently the best gaming console on the market.

If you sell your 360 and buy a PS3 you may live to regret, thats all I'm saying.
#19
jay_zizzle
Although it is true that the the X360 has a larger selection of games and better developed graphics (on some games) at the moment, the PS3 is destroying it in Sales figures as we speak.

The developers have admitted that once they can understand the architecture behind the PS3, it will produce phenomenal results.

2008 is the year of the PS3 with some massive exclusives like Metal Gear Solid 4 and Little Big Planet etc.

Now all the fans who talk about graphics, go search out the review for the special Metal Gear Solid 4 testing - this is the first game that will take advantage of all 50gigs on Blu-Ray. The reviewer for a reputable non-bias site mentions that halfway through playing the game, it felt like he was playing in a movie!

There are 100's of reasons of why the PS3 is better than the X360. Some are:

Blu-Ray has won the format war
Updates are regular and Sony plan to introduce Home - new network model
Network Play is Free
Exclusives are coming out
DivX officially supports Sony's console
Freeview will be coming plus the ability to record TV onto the HDD
Hard Drives are easy to upgrade
1080P and DTS supported
Looks miles better
Doesnt need additional parts
None of this Red Ring Rubbish

I can go on and on and on and on and on.

I think most 360 fans can now see that the potential of the PS3 will kill and stamp out the X360 in the forseeable future. Its only a matter of time before Microsoft realises this and will lower the price of their packages (all 50 of them or however many revisions there are).

Waiting - you run the risk of selling for a lot less due to the fact PS3 will become the dominant console. Personally i would sell now and get the 60 gig console whilst you can get a decent price for it.

The future is Dark the future is Playstation


*COUGH* fanboy

Every store I go into recommends a 360, I have only seen 1 PS3 in my life outside of a shop and dozens of 360's just like the RROD I only know 1 person who has had it out of dozens of owners.

And I find the PS3 uglier than the 360, it looks ok from pictures but is too big and bulky and the loading tray feels shoddy and the pads feel like some cheap plastic.

I giggled at the part that said its superior as it has exclusives.

360 games are generally cheaper, far bigger back catalogue etc.
#20
ryouga
*COUGH* fanboy

Every store I go into recommends a 360, I have only seen 1 PS3 in my life outside of a shop and dozens of 360's just like the RROD I only know 1 person who has had it out of dozens of owners.

And I find the PS3 uglier than the 360, it looks ok from pictures but is too big and bulky and the loading tray feels shoddy and the pads feel like some cheap plastic.

I giggled at the part that said its superior as it has exclusives.

360 games are generally cheaper, far bigger back catalogue etc.


problem?

08457 90 90 90

Just once?

I've had a faulty 360 5 times.
#21
t0mm
problem?

08457 90 90 90

Just once?

I've had a faulty 360 5 times.


And I have had a faulty PS2 8 times.

Just because it happens to some people doesnt mean it will happen to all,

Its just I hear from fanboys that the 360 is going to die within hours of buying it if that.
[helper]#22
There are 2 reasons why I don't trade in my 360 for a PS3 - the games are cheaper and more importantly Xbox Live is fantastic (most of the time).

However if most of the OPs friends have PS3s (and they're not going to buy a 360) then it probably make more sense to go for the PS3......
#23
I've always been a playstation fan, having owned 1 and 2. I bought a 360 a couple of years ago and love it,online is brilliant.

I recently bought a ps3 and although it has some exclusive games that i wanted. ie everybodys golf, i still hardly play on the ps3 and go back to the 360.

If i had to choose to sell one it would be the ps3, no question.
#24
ryouga
And I have had a faulty PS2 8 times.

Just because it happens to some people doesnt mean it will happen to all,

Its just I hear from fanboys that the 360 is going to die within hours of buying it if that.


Dont know if you're a bit unsure here. But we're on about the PS3, not the PS2..:roll:

It's a completely different console.:thumbsup:

Just thought I'd give you the heads up.

To confirm, it was a 360 I had which died 5 times. Not the first xbox.
#25
- we're all gamers... no such thing as a fanboy...plus the games we're buying are from companies that sony or microsoft have no authority over so i guess all gaming is the same.

anyway, i read through all of the posts/replies and i have to say almost all your points are spot-on.
its probably not the right time to make the swap but eventually (maybe around Nov-Dec) i will sell the 360 and get ps3 and hopefully since most of its exclusives will out.. the console should get cheaper just like all the other consoles have.

thanks alot everyone
#26
Something tell's me the OP (and me) is none the wiser in his decision as it's descended into another "mine's better than yours" thread - bar a couple of useful posts.
I only want the 360/PS3 for games and something that would help me make my mind up is if someone could list 5 of the top exclusive games on each console...
#27
t0mm
Dont know if you're a bit unsure here. But we're on about the PS3, not the PS2..:roll:

It's a completely different console.:thumbsup:

Just thought I'd give you the heads up.

To confirm, it was a 360 I had which died 5 times. Not the first xbox.


I never said it wasnt but when people mention about the 360's hardware problems I like to mention that Sony arent perfect either.

And there has been quite a few PS3's break but as they arent an isolated problem people dont hear about them and assume the PS3 is excellent made, I had 1 that I used for a few days before the loading tray died.
#28
LMFAO @ thread title...jus sayin
banned 1 Like #29
p5x
Something tell's me the OP (and me) is none the wiser in his decision as it's descended into another "mine's better than yours" thread - bar a couple of useful posts.
I only want the 360/PS3 for games and something that would help me make my mind up is if someone could list 5 of the top exclusive games on each console...



360
Gears of War (Gears 2 coming out end of year)
Halo 3
Bioshock (Bioshock 2 in development)
Ace Combat 6
Mass Effect
Viva Pinata (ADDICTIVE - Don't knock until you've tried!)
Dead Rising
Saints Row (though Saints Row 2 will be multi platform)

PS3
Haze
Time Crisis 4
Metal gear Solid 4
Resistance - Fall of Man
Uncharted - Drakes Fortune
Warhawk

There's probably more, thats just top of my head....and I'm not 100% on a couple of them if they are exclusive...

I have XBOX but will get PS3 in about a year or so....so unfortunately I'm only semi-neutral....but for me Gears and Bioshock have been MORE than worth buying the 360 for!
#30
thanks odb
#31
Please dont sell it xbox 360 is amazing

Whats your gamertag

When my 360 broke i went 2 weeks without a 360 i got so bored i started playing my ds
banned#32
Theres also a new controller coming out for 360 thats motion sensitive, apparently it will closer to the Wii remote than the Sixaxis.....

Doesn't mean anything though unless they bring out the games for it!
#33
thanks ODB for info... i'll be waiting for that :)

anyway dandoc2 my gamertag is GamezMania but i dont have xbox live subscription... will probably get it soon.
#34
it doesnt mater what console has the most games because after gta4 comes out i dont think many people will play other games
#35
dandoc2
Please dont sell it xbox 360 is amazing

Whats your gamertag

When my 360 broke i went 2 weeks without a 360 i got so bored i started playing my ds


Anyone else sense the hint of irony in that statement?
#36
jay_zizzle
Although it is true that the the X360 has a larger selection of games and better developed graphics (on some games) at the moment, the PS3 is destroying it in Sales figures as we speak.

The developers have admitted that once they can understand the architecture behind the PS3, it will produce phenomenal results.

2008 is the year of the PS3 with some massive exclusives like Metal Gear Solid 4 and Little Big Planet etc.

Now all the fans who talk about graphics, go search out the review for the special Metal Gear Solid 4 testing - this is the first game that will take advantage of all 50gigs on Blu-Ray. The reviewer for a reputable non-bias site mentions that halfway through playing the game, it felt like "he was playing in a movie!

There are 100's of reasons of why the PS3 is better than the X360. Some are:

Blu-Ray has won the format war
Updates are regular and Sony plan to introduce Home - new network model
Network Play is Free
Exclusives are coming out
DivX officially supports Sony's console
Freeview will be coming plus the ability to record TV onto the HDD
Hard Drives are easy to upgrade
1080P and DTS supported
Looks miles better
Doesnt need additional parts
None of this Red Ring Rubbish

I can go on and on and on and on and on.

I think most 360 fans can now see that the potential of the PS3 will kill and stamp out the X360 in the forseeable future. Its only a matter of time before Microsoft realises this and will lower the price of their packages (all 50 of them or however many revisions there are).

Waiting - you run the risk of selling for a lot less due to the fact PS3 will become the dominant console. Personally i would sell now and get the 60 gig console whilst you can get a decent price for it.

The future is Dark the future is Playstation


Sorry this made me laugh alot, the PS3 isn't outselling the Xbox 360, see http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6189423.html?tag=result;title;4
the rank in the UK for the consoles follows, 1. Wii, 2. DS, 3 PC, 4 Xbox 360 5. Ps3
Xbox live is lightyears ahead of the PSN is constantly updated adding new features as it goes along, and this home rubbish is constantly being delayed, i hope it is better than x box live when it is released as they've had enough develolping time,
Backwards compatability is also a major plus for the Xbox 360
"2008 The Year of the PS3" you seem to be forgetting GoW2 and exclusive episodic downloadable content for GTA4, Rock Band is also going to be an exclusive for a while, whislt UT3 on PS3 is coming to the Xbox 360 with exclusive content, I'll give you MGS4 as that is a great series but the creator when quizzed about being on the Xbox 360 he said never say never.
On your criticisms the red ring of death is a probelm but i've got friends who've had alot of problems with their PS3 also, everything suffers from faults when first released, you say you don't need additional parts for the PS3, you dont for the XBox if you buy a premium you get everything you need, DivX works on the Xbox 360, hard drive is much easier to upgrade than the PS3, your arguments are made on no solid foundations whatsover
#37
360

that is all

edit: maybe puss3 in a year
banned#38
Always buy the console with the games you want to play. If your friends have PS3 you should have one too. That's one reason I'm thinking of doing the same as you. 360 has lots of cheap games (prey - £5??) that are exclusive. When I am through them in 6 months or so I might consider changing, it all depends on the market at the time...but at the end of this generation you might see similar sales for both machines. What worries me is Microsoft's commitment; they dropped the original xbox so fast to pave way for the 360...
banned#39
I had this thought, got bought a 360 for xmas 4 months ago.
My xbox died after 3-4 months, was ****** off. Then it came back, alls good now *touch wood*, im enjoying the 360, but ive always been a playstation guy, and now thinking should i have got a ps3.

Im unsure, maybe get a ps3 for this xmas dunno yet.
#40
Definitely buy a ps3.

But not until it gets some good games and comes down in price. So your looking about this time next year, and even then it still might only have a few good games worth playing.

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