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Ok, I after some advice! My phone contract is due to expire beginning of May, and I would like to take out a new 12 month contract with a free PS3 or Xbox 360 - on 02 please! Out of these 2, whi… Read More
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Ok, I after some advice!

My phone contract is due to expire beginning of May, and I would like to take out a new 12 month contract with a free PS3 or Xbox 360 - on 02 please!

Out of these 2, which should I go for? My main reason for getting one of these is to play GTA IV but also for COD4 multiplayer etc....

My gripes are....

PS3 - Online is FREE
Xbox - You gotta pay!

PS3 - Blueray
Xbox - HD

PS3 - Limited games/expensive
Xbox - Lots of choice/fairly cheap

PS3 - No faults
Xbox - Red lights

Those are the main things that I can think of! It looks like PS3 is winning, but my mind is telling me, go for Xbox...I just don't know! If anyone could make my mind up, I'd appreciate it!

Also, what new phones will be out around May??
Can anyone reccomend the SE P1i??
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
i like my ps3 you just slide the disc in and blu ray are still goin hd are dying out
banned#2
xbox 360 - flashable ...... ps3 - not
xbox all the time!! (that was a quik replie lol)
#3
I have a Ps3 and i love it.

2 of my flatmates have an xbox 360... which whilst great have both Redlighted.
#4
the number and cost of quality games for the xbox wins for me at the mo. I'll still get a ps3 though - when they are a bit cheaper and some better games come out.
#5
I'm fortunate enough to have both but for me its PS3.

Virtually all major games now are dual release... PS3 is free online, has good DLC, rechargeable controller in the box, wifi in the box, Blu Ray in the box, no RROD, no WiFi interference, much less noise, much less HEAT......

The 360 does have a bigger games catalogue and some cheaper games, but it'll cost you more in the long run...

I'd get a free PS3 and bag a cheap 360 arcade if you still want one later on :)
#6
Ps3 All The Way
#7
I'd advise getting a normal contract and just buying whichever console (i advise a 360 elite) as it will work out cheaper for you

much love mike
#8
I posted this yesterday:

Right, so got a new xbox 360 on a Zavvi deal on Sat, just because I want to play Rez HD. So, with all the PS3 v xbox 360 debates on here, I thought i'd pass on my thoughts.

Xbox 360

Bad points:
The xbox is much noisier than the PS3. In fact, I sold my 60gb PS3 before xmas as the fan noise was really annoying me- but the 360 fan is stupidly loud.
The menu system on the 360 isn't as logical as the PS3 setup- many issues were far from easy to resolve- setting up vibration, playing xvids, etc.
The power brick is stupidly big, and gets really warm.
OMG, no wifi? why not- the DS and PSP have wifi!

Good points:
The sound is much better than a PS3- games like Burnout sound amazing through my HDTV, less so on the PS3.
Games are really cheap as they've been around longer. I picked up Burnout Revenge and THPS American Wasteland for £22 which is great value.
Looks great through the HDMI port, and the Jeff Minter visualisation thingy for music is brilliant.

PS3

Bad Points:
Games are still really expensive, even second hand.
The release schedule for games seems really slow- one of the reasons I sold my PS3, will def be getting one again when Midnight Club LA comes out though.
Motorstorm- still the best game i've ever played, but the delay for loading up new vehicles is insane.

Good points:
Wifi included out of the box.
Some amazing games, even from the launch titles.
Blu Ray looks awesome.
We still get a bad deal compared to other PS3 sales areas.

In conclusion, i'm really happy with the 360, but the PS3 still has the edge for me. Having said that, at less than £200 for a 360 premium with HDMI, it's a great second console now, with cheap second hand games that look and play fantastically.

Someone else added another PS3 positive- the games are multiregion which means you can get import titles in quickly and pick up cheap titles on your hols.
#9
Well I've had a 360 for over a year. But just recently got the PS3 with my new phone contract. I was slightly disappointed, as it didn't really bring anything new.

That's not to say the 360 is any better. But everything good, game wise at the moment is shared with PS3. Except a few exclusives, that aren't really on the same level with the 360 exclusives at the moment.

I will keep hold of the PS3 though, as I know eventually it will get better. Plus with games like Metal Gear 4 and Final Fantasy XIII I was going to end up shelling out for one at some point anyway.

Just look at the current/future releases and see which interest you more. It's a games console, look at what actually matters.
#10
I love the PS3 its absolutley fab, can be used with Linux, can be networked to your pc/laptop, wireless connection without needing the wireless extra, blu-rays are brilliant, online play is fab was expecting hardly anyone online but never have a prob with lack of people as to many to choose from, games are brilliant, some are quite cheap to pick up now, rechargable sixasis and it lasts for ages without charge, i had mine about 3 wks, played every day near enough only been charged when i got it and then the other day!

PS3 wins all the way for me!!!
#11
dpan
the number and cost of quality games for the xbox wins for me at the mo. I'll still get a ps3 though - when they are a bit cheaper and some better games come out.


Same for me, number/quality and PRICE of 360 games in unreal!

although if your into Blue_ray and all that stuff (Im not) then a PS3 looks a good deal
#12
It's interesting that in all the positives people mention about the PS3, games aren't ever given a mention.

Which is why I think the argument of which is the better games console, is a no contest.

Then again, its original marketing was along the lines of, it's the cheapest way to view Blu-Ray... Oh and it plays games too.
The PS3 only gets a look in if you're interested in everything else it does.
#13
Xxbox - ps3 has no current titles that even remotely warrant a purchase

That and the fact theps3 is £260 and the xbox can be bought for £130 in tescos

That red light thing does happen but hey if it does you just return it for a new one
#14
I have both

Techically when i send this one back for repairs i'll be on my sixth xbox 360 since christmas 2006.

PS3, still going strong.

I'd go for PS3.
#15
i've got them both and i much prefer the xbox360 over the ps3, I play call of duty 4 online all the time on the 360 and although i love ratchet and clank on the ps3, it hardly ever gets used.

If your getting the console for call of duty 4 and gta i'd say go for the 360, no question.

Oh and i've had my xbox for nearly two years and had no problems with it at all
#16
360 pad is so much better. especially for fps
#17
I have had all 3 consoles and I have to say PS3 always wins hands down. There may not be many games but they are all quality games that I enjoy
#18
Regarding the P1I i cannot recommended it highly enough its an excellent phone thinking of that i should be selling one soon on here due to my cousins recieveing a brand new one but they are great like the m600i if youve you used one before.
#19
dandoc2;1741920
Xxbox - ps3 has no current titles that even remotely warrant a purchase

That and the fact theps3 is £260 and the xbox can be bought for £130 in tescos

That red light thing does happen but hey if it does you just return it for a new one


I bet your xbox could take a dump on you when you were asleep and you would still sing its praises :whistling:
#20
Titchimp
I bet your xbox could take a dump on you when you were asleep and you would still sing its praises 8)


You only just found that out?!

Daniel once decided he wanted a PS3, but then he realised he couldn't afford it, so he went for the sister console - PSP. Then slated the PS3 again.
#21
t0mm;1742060
You only just found that out?!

Daniel once decided he wanted a PS3, but then he realised he couldn't afford it, so he went for the sister console - PSP. Then slated the PS3 again.


:giggle:
#22
Also why not get the PS3 as its more expensive and buy the Xbox so you get both and save money, instead of getting xbox 360 and then maybe buying a ps3 later on.
#23
360 all the way, you'll probley end up with a falcon (which is quieter and produces less heat).
Although i can't see the 360 going past 2010,

It depends what you want it for, if you want a console to play games on then then go 360. If you want a console that can play Blu-ray films and all sorts of stuff a PC can do then go 360.

Sure PS3 probley will be better by xmas, but until then most people would like to play some games
#24
add-man;1742210


Sure PS3 probley will be better by xmas, but until then most people would like to play some games


What are these magical 'games' that alot of xbox owners talk about? You know.. the good ones that ps3 owners cant play. Sure there is Halo 3 (what a let down), mass effect and gears of war but other than that theres not a whole load i can think of which would sway my decision any way. For nearly every xbox exclusive the ps3 has one too :whistling:
#25
Well feel free to name these exclusives that the PS3 has. In terms of exclusives that I've played on the 360: Gears of War, Mass Effect, Halo, Bioshock, Project Gotham Racing, Forza, Condemned and Dead Rising. There are a lot more (Lost Odyssey, Crackdown, Eternal Sonata, Viva Pinata etc) but they're the only decent ones I can think of now.

The 360 did have a better array of games. But developers ported over a few games to the PS3. However, quite a few multi platform games do perform better on the 360 than the PS3. Rainbow Six Vegas, and Orange Box to name a couple. But I think this will change with newer multi-platform games.

The PS3 will be great.*

*(Future tense)
#26
t0mm
You only just found that out?!

Daniel once decided he wanted a PS3, but then he realised he couldn't afford it, so he went for the sister console - PSP. Then slated the PS3 again.


Oi stop reading my mind
I was a tramp ok - i dont wanna get a ps3 cos of you :thumbsup:
I do love my 360 but am on my 3rd ive played all the decent games on the 360 and the only one that ive kept and use regularly is pgr3

I will get a ps3 when gt5 comes out and i can afford a wheel
#27
freeDUMB;1742475
Well feel free to name these exclusives that the PS3 has. In terms of exclusives that I've played on the 360: Gears of War, Mass Effect, Halo, Bioshock, Project Gotham Racing, Forza, Condemned and Dead Rising. There are a lot more (Lost Odyssey, Crackdown, Eternal Sonata, Viva Pinata etc) but they're the only decent ones I can think of now.



We may not have got condemned but condemned 2 came out for the ps3, my guess would be that cause the ps3 came out a year and a half later than the game they saw little point in porting it.

In terms of exclusives currently out theres Ratchet and Clank, Heavenly Sword, Eye of judgement, Motorstorm, Resistance: FOM, Uncharted drakes fortune, Singstar, Gundam, Ridge racer 7, F1 Champ edition, Full auto 2, plus others.

Now in the next couple of months theres: Gran Turismo 5 (March 28th), Hot Shots 5 (march 28th) Haze (May 20th) , Metal Gear Solid 4 (June 12th).

So i think overall the whole "it will be good in the future" is not so far away
#28
not wanting to get in the whole xbox/ps3 debate, i have a P1i, im really happy with it, any questions specifically about the phone?
#29
Few links there for you to look at, go for the xbox360 if its just games you want. Also one of those links (from a PS3 site lol!) states that the 360 GPU is way better than that of the PS3, ive heard that the NVIDIA gpu has been laughed at as its old technology.

Ive had my 360 RR and it took 14days for it to come back, my other wireless controller starting to not sync up with the console so M$ sent a new one out even though the other one started to work as i was telling customer services lol!

Tbh im looking to get shot of my 360 for a PS3 but thats only for blu-ray as im a PC gamer at heart but for games 360 all the way!

http://www.ps3power.com/xbox-ati-vs-ps3-rsx.htm

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/xbox360_ps3_wii.asp

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=84655
#30
aphex187;1743930
Few links there for you to look at, go for the xbox360 if its just games you want. Also one of those links (from a PS3 site lol!) states that the 360 GPU is way better than that of the PS3, ive heard that the NVIDIA gpu has been laughed at as its old technology.



Although its a PS3 website, the statement comes froom ATI, the same ATI which make the XBox's Graphics card, so i wouldnt expect them to poo poo their own hardware
#31
guerilla
not wanting to get in the whole xbox/ps3 debate, i have a P1i, im really happy with it, any questions specifically about the phone?


What is it like in comparison with the P900? I had one ages ago! i really liked it...i think may thing is size and battery life?

Thanks everyone for the input.....I may go for PS3, then save up for an Xbox if i really needed one! Its a hell of a lot easier to save for Xbox than PS3!!
#32
The battery on the phone is pretty good under normal circumstances but, obviously if you using wifi etc. it will go down alot quicker, that said when i first got the i had wifi enabled and it still lasted all day, so unless you want to use wifi constantly for a couple of days you should be fine. I really like the size of the phone, but it is bigger than normal phones, I wouldn't like it to be any smaller (thinner maybe) Maybe go to a shop and play with one. Don't be off put by the keyboard, it does take some time to get used to, but not that long and you'll soon be appreciating having a full qwerty keyboard. I really like the touch screen and using it to type is really easy and alot more accurate than i expected it to be, there are some things you have to adapt to, that makes writing easier, but i find now that i'm far quicker at writing messages etc than i ever was when texting (maybe i was just **** at texting....)

overall i really like the phone, if you do get it, give it a week or so to get used to, you should have a feeling for it by then (if not you can always send it back) i was worried that it would get tedious using a stylus and i'd be annoyed by the keyboard but ive had it for months now and i still think its great.

(the only thing that bother me about it is when people send you text messages and they have a word mixed up due to predictive text and the sentence doesn't make sense, you cant look at your keys to work out what it should be, cause you haven't got a phone keypad any more. am i making sense? i fear not)
#33
I have a Xbox 360 and am amazed at the number of quality cheap games on it. I have a stack of about 12 games at the moment. Haven't completed one of them and barely played most. Each day I see another game I want to buy and that's not even counting the new games coming out like Rainbow 6 Vegas 2, Condemned 2, GTAIV etc.

Even though I say that I still would get the PS3 if only because its worth more in the first place. You might as well get as much money out of them as you can. And most of the games are out on both consoles anyway.
#34
Titchimp the PS3 fanboy! don't say you aint cos you are lol!
#35
aphex187;1744615
Titchimp the PS3 fanboy! don't say you aint cos you are lol!

Im not denying the fact that i am a fan of the ps3 (thats why i bought it) and i also believe the PS3 has a better value proposition.

What i dislike is when someone asks for the pros and cons of each console and the which xbox owners seem to repeat is "the ps3 has no games" which is very much untrue as i have pointed out in my posts in this thread.

All i was saying is not to take your link at face value as it was a quote by ATI, a company which will benefit from poo pooing the ps3
#36
Im not bashing the PS3, christ im even thinking of getting one but you can not deny the fact that the 360 has a better line up than Sonys console. What with the extra content for GTA and now Prey2 not going to the PS, i would say that at this moment in time the 360 is a better choice for 'gamers'.

Check out the link where it compares games for both the PS3 and 360, even IGN had piccys where you placed the cursor over to show the difference in quality and again the 360 looked a tad better.

In all you have to look at it like this, if you are a true gamer then games are going to be the main reason for buying one in the first place, and like i said the 360 is winning the war with what it has to offer (a library of a 1000 games).
#37
aphex187;1744876
Im not bashing the PS3, christ im even thinking of getting one but you can not deny the fact that the 360 has a better line up than Sonys console. What with the extra content for GTA and now Prey2 not going to the PS, i would say that at this moment in time the 360 is a better choice for 'gamers'.

In all you have to look at it like this, if you are a true gamer then games are going to be the main reason for buying one in the first place, and like i said the 360 is winning the war with what it has to offer (a library of a 1000 games).


i wasnt trying to say your bashing the Ps3 just explaining why i come across as a fanboy :whistling:

I think the Ps3 has had a rough deal in the comparisons over the last year, the Xbox coming out earlier meant that the developers chose it as the lead development console with titles being ported to the ps3 . Titles like Burnout have shown that development for the Ps3 as a lead gives great results for both consoles.

I do think that the 1000 games library is just marketing hype by microsoft, can you count 1000 360 games? No, because they have included compatible Original xbox games into that list, ont op of that you have all the sports titles repeated multiple times. So instead of fifa as one game.. its Fifa 06, 07, 08. Madden 06,07,08 etc.

Im not bashing you, or the console, i play my flatmates 360 all the time i just prefer the ps3 ;-)
#38
Ok fanboy j/k j/k chilllll ;P
#39
xbox live is SOOO SUPERIOR to PSN network gaming. Get a 360 or get contract with ps3 and buy cheap 360 for £140
#40
Ok ok you got me:

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