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To buy.....but what to buy....Really stuck. A PS3 or an Xbox 360?

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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Ok Good people of Hot UK, its that time in a young lads life where he decides to join the masses and get in on the fun.

Yes ladies and gentleman, you are reading correctly, that time has come.... its time for a new age console. I want to buy a new one, and im thinking between an x box 360 and a ps3.

I have long retired and so am not so familiar with everything, my last console was...... a PS2.

So people, lead the way and show me the light. Put my mind at ease, so i invite you to come herein and put your good knowledge and experience forth.

Which console has better gaming range? Which is future proof and which is going to recede? What console has better graphics? Functionality? Enjoyability? Capabilities? Online gaming experience? Perhaps one allows for backup games to be played and the other doesnt. Maybe they both dont? Maybe they are both a matter of preference? One cannot be proven to be better then the other? Which console i buy.....you decide.

All these things im guessing shall give one of the above victory. Come forth huk people and make me spend to my hearts content.
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banned7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
ps3 all the way,free online play and blueray make it the better choice.
#2
this should be a sticky
#3
360 better games better online service
banned#4
jasonrat
this should be a sticky


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#5
xbox all the way, far better online experience.
banned#6
If i wanted to play a game online with 3 of my friends, i.e a tactical game like medal of honour or something similar, whereby i could be speaking to them on a headset, divising plans sitting in our own homes, firstly would that be possible and secondly on which console and thirdly how difficult is it on each console, and is it free to do or when they say play online, you are playing with random people, or is that what one console charges for and the other doesnt?
#7
i have an xbox but am going to get a ps3.it does everything straight out of the box whereas ms charge for everything on top of console,i think blu ray is a massive selling point too but i am a big movie fan.
#8
its that time in a young lads life where he decides to join the masses and get in on the fun


You sure that isn't one of the slogans from the Government of Extremadura in Spain lol?
#9
oh dear you're likely to get close to a 50/50 response with this.

from what I understand

xbox- is for gaming
ps3- does other stuff too.

My son prefers xbox.
banned#10
renoir
ps3 all the way,free online play and blueray make it the better choice.


So xbox doesnt have blueray. Does it have HD? If ps3 has bluray, does that mean that the games are likely to have better graphics, because they can fit more data onto each game disc?

Also i appreciate that online play is free, but is it better then xbox 360 online gaming?
#11
xbox is around 30quid for 12-13mths online subscription and its free with sony, although 30quid isnt huge amount of money it is a new game
banned#12
emasu
You sure that isn't one of the slogans from the Government of Extremadura in Spain lol?


Good Sir what ever might you mean?
#13
XBOX 360

Better online play (works out £2 per month)
Better Pad
Better downloadable content (movies etc)
Has Sky Player
Lacks wireless connection (£35 extra)

PS3

Has BBC iPlayer
Has Blue Ray
Has wireless buit in
Free multiplayer online (although not as good as Xbox)
banned#14
ChrisUK
XBOX 360

Better online play (works out £2 per month)
Better Pad
Better downloadable content (movies etc)
Has Sky Player
Lacks wireless connection (£35 extra)

PS3

Has BBC iPlayer
Has Blue Ray
Has wireless buit in
Free multiplayer online (although not as good as Xbox)


Hi, thanks for your input. What do you mean by wireless connection on the xbox? Im sure it comes with wireless controllers? Or do you mean from the router to the console for wireless internet connectivity, whereby the PS3 can do a search, pick up on available networks and connect remotely?
1 Like #15
Sorry, yes network related.

PS3 can connect to a wireless network out of the box, an Xbox needs a seperate adaptor that costs £35+ (although mine is wired in so I avoid that issue).

If the Xbox had a Blu Ray Player, it would be the best by far (not an Xbox fanboy, I preferred the PS1 & PS2 over any other system at the time, but the Xbox is by far the better gaming machine).

PS3 has a Blue Ray player though (but on the flip side, Blu Ray players are tumbling down in price, were £50 from Aldi a few days ago !)

If your looking ahead to the future, PS3 will soon have Wii style motion controllers, but the Xbox will have project Natal (Google it). Like the Wii technology but no need for controllers (£50 next Nov).

Xbox 720 should be out in 2011 though............
#16
There are differences in game i.e. graphics - PS3 has some games that look better and vice versa - So that arguement is invalid.

The main differences are these.

Games available on each console are different (minus games that are on both)
Controllers are different from each other
PS3 has BluRay + WLAN included
If your friends have a PS3, your more likely to get a PS3 and vice versa

You like a game on the PS3? Get a PS3. You like Halo? Get a 360. You like PS3 controller? Get a PS3. Your mates have a 360? Get a 360. You want BluRay? Get a PS3 etc etc.

I chose the PS3 because I owned a PS2 and hate the XBOX controllers (PS controllers are perfect imo). Also, paying an extra £35+ for Wireless connection on Xbox is a joke and paying for online is not my thing. Plus, I don't like Halo and I like the PS3 exclusives and future releases that might be coming out.
#17
PS3 slim ............ Cause i got one!!!........... :thumbsup:
#18
The controllers are debatable. I prefer the ps3 controller but I know a few people that prefer the xbox 360 controller and one thinks the steel battalion controller is the best controller ever.
#19
i only have an xbox mate, i used to have a ps3 but sold it to get football boots.
( am gettin a slim one at christmas with uncharted 2) but even the thought the xbox is a great console i can safely say that the ps3 is better at almost everything. Better exclusives by a ling shot. i played gears of war 2, got some achievments sold it, it really is just run and gun. then i played the first uncharted. holy ****, unbeleivable. it has an internet browser, u can download films off the playstation store. better films than the xbox coz its sony.
am really the ps3 is getting better every month. next year is going to be unreal. God of War 3 and Gran turismo, and more.
plus u have to buy a cd to put songs on the xbox, annoying, usually i donwload of amazon and stick it onto an ipod or usb memory. i could transfer them over to the ps3 in a matter of seconds. were as with the xbox i have to burn it and i dont get the track names. for example i bought dizze rascals new album and ministry of sound 2010 but the xbox wouldnt give me the right tracks were as when i put them into my bros ps3 it found the right tracks,.

so the question is.
which is the better investment?

PS3

U SAY U LIKE TACTICAL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!

this is the best tactical game
online on any console
and the best graphics for a first person shooter.
watch from around the 9 minute mark in hd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj2Mlo5Obp4&feature=related
banned#20
tony_dudz
i only have an xbox mate, i used to have a ps3 but sold it to get football boots.
( am gettin a slim one at christmas with uncharted 2) but even the thought the xbox is a great console i can safely say that the ps3 is better at almost everything. [COLOR="Red"] (Haha even PS3 Fanboys can admit this isn't true. Well except you maybe) Better exclusives by a ling shot.[/COLOR] i played gears of war 2, got some achievments sold it, it really is just run and gun. then i played the first uncharted. holy ****, unbeleivable. it has an internet browser, [COLOR="Red"] (ALSO DONE ON XBOX) u can download films off the playstation store[/COLOR]. [COLOR="Red"] (XBOX HAS MORE FILMS AND SKY PLAYER FILMS) better films than the xbox coz its sony. [/COLOR]
am really the ps3 is getting better every month. next year is going to be unreal. God of War 3 and Gran turismo, and more.
[COLOR="Red"](WRONG !) plus u have to buy a cd to put songs on the xbox[/COLOR], annoying, usually i donwload of amazon and [COLOR="Red"](ALSO DO ON XBOX) stick it onto an ipod or usb memory[/COLOR]. i could transfer them over to the ps3 in a matter of seconds. were as with the xbox i have to burn it and i dont get the track names. for example i bought dizze rascals new album and ministry of sound 2010 but the xbox wouldnt give me the right tracks were as when i put them into my bros ps3 it found the right tracks,.

so the question is.
which is the better investment?

[COLOR="Red"](WRONG :-D)PS3[/COLOR]


Do you really have an xbox, because if you do you would know that everything you said is incorrect or can also be done on the xbox
#21
Xbox 360 just wins it for me. A console is primarily for gaming and this has better exclusive games, more downloadable content for games, 3 times out of 5 it has better looking games. The PS3 is a great machine for what it does but it's less appealing for gaming purposes.
#22
ryman1000
Do you really have an xbox, because if you do you would know that everything you said is incorrect or can also be done on the xbox


naw u cant, it doesnt say anything like rip from mp3 player, u have to have an mp3 in the xbox to play the songs.
and it does have better films.
i dont know if its has tv shows yet but the american playstaion store has full seasons of scrubs, big bang theory my name is earl, south park, house, v, flash forward (soon)
mate i do have an xbox, i play cod mod warfare 2 on it every day for a couple of hours, i have played about 30 games on it too, have achievements to prove it.
and what were u sayin?

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2009/11/18/psn-video-store-800-films-at-launch/
banned 1 Like #23
Playing Online

[COLOR="YellowGreen"]XBOX[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Black"] Costly to initially start playing online - Wireless adapter (not needed if you can play with an Ethernet wire) + Live subscription ( free for 1 month )[/COLOR]. Xbox has a much better online gaming experiene, its easier to connect and talk with friends and comes with a free headset, meaning every single owner of an xbox has one so talks in game chat, party's etc.... Xbox 360 DLC ( downloadable content - game add-ons, maps etc...) and is usually released earlier.

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]PS3[/COLOR]


No initial fees for online. Built in wireless adapter although poor is still free and playing online is also cost free. PSN is undoubtedly not as good as Xbox live the reason for this you don't pay for it ! Having no microphone included means that social interaction is limited compared to the xbox and buying one can be a costly option.

Graphics :

Xbox graphics are very good and will have you amazed at times

PS3 graphics are just as good as xbox. Sometimes sharper where the image is layered over it self to produce sharper images, not possible on xbox due to having less cores and processing power

Price :

Xbox 360 is the cheapest next gen console to buy now. Although if you plan to play online the cost balances it self out almost

PS3 : Quite costly initially although much cheaper now, xbox is still more affordable by a long shot

Load times

Although not excessively slow the xbox load times aren't as quick as a ps3's

Menu's

Xbox menu is easier to use and navigate, and is more interactive than PS3's IMO

Entertainment

Xbox : Live sky tv (sky subscription required), Sky player which gives you access to movies, sports, music etc...
You can buy movies from a wide selection

ps3 : bbc iplayer
Can buy movies from a wide selection again

DLC (downloadable content) :

More on xbox than ps3 and usually released earlier

Game exclusive's :

Usually way more on xbox a few on PS3 though. The only major game you could argue is Halo 3

My verdict buy an Xbox
#24
ryman1000
Do you really have an xbox, because if you do you would know that everything you said is incorrect or can also be done on the xbox


360 doesn't have better exclusives Gears of War was basically run battle split up run battle split up. Gears Of War didn't bother completing after a few missions seemed like a chore.
The only good exclusive are the GTA 4 DLC.

Most of the time you have to have a CD to rip the music to your harddrive I've tried it with a usb doesn't really work? May be wrong.
#25
ryman1000
Do you really have an xbox, because if you do you would know that everything you said is incorrect or can also be done on the xbox


So you can copy MP3's from a USB stick to the (very expensive) hard drive on a 360?
banned#26
tony_dudz
naw u cant, it doesnt say anything like rip from mp3 player, u have to have an mp3 in the xbox to play the songs.
and it does have better films.
i dont know if its has tv shows yet but the american playstaion store has full seasons of scrubs, big bang theory my name is earl, south park, house, v, flash forward (soon)
mate i do have an xbox, i play cod mod warfare 2 on it every day for a couple of hours, i have played about 30 games on it too, have achievements to prove it.
and what were u sayin?

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2009/11/18/psn-video-store-800-films-at-launch/


But you have to download them where as xbox films can be streamed. Sky player films are also free to watch, although currently not in HD. Xbox also has full seasons of similar shows through the Netflix service although only available in the US
#27
ryman1000
Playing Online

[COLOR="YellowGreen"]XBOX[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Black"] Costly to initially start playing online - Wireless adapter (not needed if you can play with an Ethernet wire) + Live subscription ( free for 1 month )[/COLOR]. Xbox has a much better online gaming experiene, its easier to connect and talk with friends and comes with a free headset, meaning every single owner of an xbox has one so talks in game chat, party's etc.... Xbox 360 DLC ( downloadable content - game add-ons, maps etc...) and is usually released earlier.

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]PS3[/COLOR]


No initial fees for online. Built in wireless adapter although poor is still free and playing online is also cost free. PSN is undoubtedly not as good as Xbox live the reason for this you don't pay for it ! Having no microphone included means that social interaction is limited compared to the xbox and buying one can be a costly option.

Graphics :

Xbox graphics are very good and will have you amazed at times

PS3 graphics are just as good as xbox. Sometimes sharper where the image is layered over it self to produce sharper images, not possible on xbox due to having less cores and processing power

Price :

Xbox 360 is the cheapest next gen console to buy now. Although if you plan to play online the cost balances it self out almost

PS3 : Quite costly initially although much cheaper now, xbox is still more affordable by a long shot

Load times

Although not excessively slow the xbox load times aren't as quick as a ps3's

Menu's

Xbox menu is easier to use and navigate, and is more interactive than PS3's IMO

Entertainment

Xbox : Live sky tv (sky subscription required), Sky player which gives you access to movies, sports, music etc...
You can buy movies from a wide selection

ps3 : bbc iplayer
Can buy movies from a wide selection again

DLC (downloadable content) :

More on xbox than ps3 and usually released earlier

Game exclusive's :

Usually way more on xbox a few on PS3 though. The only major game you could argue is Halo 3

My verdict buy an Xbox


Dude you admitting you've dont/never own/ed a PS3 and even asked if the Wireless adapter is poor (which it isnt at all) so how can you make that claim?

Other things I guess I agree on.

ITs a personal choice mate buy what you want stop with the threads.
#28
ryman1000
But you have to download them where as xbox films can be streamed. Sky player films are also free to watch, although currently not in HD. Xbox also has full seasons of similar shows through the Netflix service although only available in the US


PS3 also has Netflix.
I'd rather download then stream mate. :thumbsup: I'm sure the films you get are just renting is that the same with PS3?
#29
Simply put

You can chip an xbox.

Mods, close thread pls
#30
Why don't you play each one at your mates for a few hours, see which one you prefer...cos thats what it really goes down to: personal preference.
#31
harry127
Simply put

You can chip an xbox.

Mods, close thread pls


what a clown
banned#32
Met-Cast
360 doesn't have better exclusives Gears of War was basically run battle split up run battle split up. Gears Of War didn't bother completing after a few missions seemed like a chore.
The only good exclusive are the GTA 4 DLC.

Most of the time you have to have a CD to rip the music to your harddrive I've tried it with a usb doesn't really work? May be wrong.


I don't like GOW of war either but its not the only exclusive...

Forza motorsport 3 - Said to be the best racing sim of all time ?
Halo 3 - "Best FPS of the decade"
Halo 3 - ODST
Halo Reach
Left 4 Dead
Dead Rising



Fallout 3 DLC ( about 4 years earlier than PS3)
The Ballad of Gay tony << which is amazing :-D
The lost and damned
PGR 4
1 vs 100 ....

??
banned#33
hdizzle
Why don't you play each one at your mates for a few hours, see which one you prefer...cos thats what it really goes down to: personal preference.


I thought there would be a clear winner/indicator....but this thread has left me even more confused lol.

I think i shall have to unltimately take up your suggestion.

PS3 is better looking though lol.
#34
ryman1000
I don't like GOW of war either but its not the only exclusive...

Forza motorsport 3 - Said to be the best racing sim of all time ?

Halo 3 - "Best FPS of the decade"
Halo 3 - ODST
Halo Reach
Left 4 Dead
Dead Rising



Fallout 3 DLC ( about 4 years earlier than PS3)
The Ballad of Gay tony << which is amazing :-D
The lost and damned
PGR 4
1 vs 100 ....

??


Yet its 17th in the metacritic xbox 360 top 20?
Halo 3 boring unrealistic repetitive single player
ODST same as halo 3 aint it?
halo reach that aint even out yet but yeah dont be surprised if its the same as halo 3
left 4 dead no game play just run around shooting no tactics needed
Dead Rising now thats good!

Fallout 3 4 years earlier this guy aint buying a PS3 4 years earlier hes buying it now
As said GTA 4 dlc is good!
PGR4 too old and people say the third is better
1 vs 100 thats good but is a waste of time if you aint the 1 or 100 which there isnt much of a high chance of

To OP think about the things you dont need to buy extra like rechargeable battery pack etc.
wireless adapter
internet browser
the games
uncharted 2
uncharted
killzone 2
infamous
resistance
resistance 2
littlebigplanet
bluetooth headset compatible
motion controllers should be out spring 2010
3D Support soon to be out
The overall technology advantage it has/will have.
#35
hdizzle
what a clown


shut up coco
#36
renoir
ps3 all the way,free online play and blueray make it the better choice.


:thumbsup:
banned#37
Met-Cast
Yet its 17th in the metacritic xbox 360 top 20?
Halo 3 boring unrealistic repetitive single player
ODST same as halo 3 aint it?
halo reach that aint even out yet but yeah dont be surprised if its the same as halo 3
left 4 dead no game play just run around shooting no tactics needed
Dead Rising now thats good!

Fallout 3 4 years earlier this guy aint buying a PS3 4 years earlier hes buying it now
As said GTA 4 dlc is good!
PGR4 too old and people say the third is better
1 vs 100 thats good but is a waste of time if you aint the 1 or 100 which there isnt much of a high chance of


Run around shooting everything ? Don't think so. Like that fifa 10 crap just run around kicking the ball everywhere and that fallout 3 game you just walk around doing missions and GTA ! pffft just drive and shoot everything, all boring :roll:

Dude Left 4 dead is has one of the best replay values compared to other games, and halo 3 isn't boring either. PGR 4 hasn't got the best graphics but is also an amazing game. Forza 3 was voted by the PUBLIC the best racing game of all time. I tend to ignore the official reviews as at the end of the day the public are the ones who play it more
#38
ryman1000
But you have to download them where as xbox films can be streamed. Sky player films are also free to watch, although currently not in HD. Xbox also has full seasons of similar shows through the Netflix service although only available in the US


ryman1000
Run around shooting everything ? Don't think so. Like that fifa 10 crap just run around kicking the ball everywhere and that fallout 3 game you just walk around doing missions and GTA ! pffft just drive and shoot everything, all boring :roll:

Dude Left 4 dead is has one of the best replay values compared to other games, and halo 3 isn't boring either. PGR 4 hasn't got the best graphics but is also an amazing game. Forza 3 was voted by the PUBLIC the best racing game of all time. I tend to ignore the official reviews as at the end of the day the public are the ones who play it more


thesaint
[SIZE="3"]So you can copy MP3's from a USB stick to the (very expensive) hard drive on a 360?[/SIZE]
banned#39
We have a 360 and the kids love it.
banned#40
Nop you have to plug your ipod in and listen to it

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