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generaloneill Avatar
6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I have a ps3 and was looking into buying an Xbox.

when I type faulty PS3 into ebay I get 180 results

however faulty Xbox gets me 378 results.

so should I be concened that there ore over double the amount of faulty consoles on the market?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
look, everybody knows faulty xbox is common.
#2
stick with the ps3
banned#3
old xboxes faulted

i was a playstation man all my days

i have a ps3 and xbox

xbox 360 wins this battle
#4
Are you sure you want to be asking such a question on here............?



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#5
Fanboy war here!!!
#6
I notice the xbox controller is wireless and takes 2 AA batteries, is it rechargeable?
#7
generaloneill
I notice the xbox controller is wireless and takes 2 AA batteries, is it rechargeable?


Microsoft charge for everything.
banned#8
I would expire this once you get the answer, fanboys are rushing from all directions. Personally I think the RROD issue is an over exaggerated one. The old xbox's were majorly misdesigned and the error would occur very often. This caused the average to be misconstrued. I know 100+ people from college who own an xbox (most of them for a year or so) and only 2 off them have ever had the fault. Don't buy second hand ! You don't know how its been treated whether its had RROD before etc etc... Buy New and you shouldn't get RROD. Even if you do its going to be a long time away by odds, and microsoft will have you covered in the 3 year warranty.
#9
I have both and love both consoles, however the xbox wins it for me,

at the end of the day, your the only on that can make your mind up. this is just gonna start a fanboy war...

good luck :D
#10
If you've got money to waste, Xbox :)

Personally i have both and i play Xbox more often (more friends/family online) but Microsoft charge for absolutely everything and the failure rate is higher than PS3. However, like i said; i have both. If my Xbox broke again however, i would not replace it as the PS3 can happily meet my needs.
#11
jon1000jon
stick with the ps3


Oh, I am, but my sons friend has the Xbox and im sure when he gets older he will want to play online with his friend next door.
banned#12
thesaint
Microsoft charge for everything.


You can get a charge kit ( around £10) or some rechargable batteries and charger for around £5. Microsoft charge for things that maybe should be included....

Wireless internet :

PS3 - Free
Xbox - £35 if you hunt around or wait for an offer

Online Play :

PS3 - Free (but nothing in comparison with xbox's servers)
Xbox - £25 pa, or £5 per month ( 1 month free initially)

wireless controller batteries

PS3 - inbuilt chargable batteries + charging wire
Xbox - Holds any AA batteries, official plug and charge kit £10+, chargable batterie kit £5+

Headset

PS3 - None (wireless headset can be bough unsure of price around £15+ I would assume)
Xbox - Wired Headset Free, wireless can be bought

Hardrive

PS3 - Free* depending which model (greater capacity than xbox, some would argue ineccessary though)

Xbox - Free* excluding arcade (less capacity compared to ps3)

Hope this clears things up
#13
a lot of people got their xboxs bricked over xmas by microsoft for being naughty & modding them (ok bricked is the psp term..erm blocked frozen whatever they call it) so a lot of these people could be selling them as faulty.
banned#14
generaloneill
Oh, I am, but my sons friend has the Xbox and im sure when he gets older he will want to play online with his friend next door.


You can play locally if you connect if they connect to the same router. Or *gasps* they could walk the width of the garden to go to the other house ?
banned#15
Jimston
a lot of people got their xboxs bricked over xmas by microsoft for being naughty & modding them (ok bricked is the psp term..erm blocked frozen whatever they call it) so a lot of these people could be selling them as faulty.


Banned ? Nice and simple :)
#16
Got both consoles and xbox wins the gaming aspect by a land slide. All multiplatform games are bought for it
#17
xbox360

/thread closed.
#18
generaloneill
Oh, I am, but my sons friend has the Xbox and im sure when he gets older he will want to play online with his friend next door.


next door? just send him round to the house
#19
jon1000jon
next door? just send him round to the house


yeah I know, but he needs practice to beat him.
#20
Some good points made by ryman1000 but I'd add these also:

PS3 has a web browser and Xbox doesn't.
PS3 has very good blu-ray player (these cost £100 by themselves!).

PS3 controller (DualShock 3) is poor quality compared to Xbox's, I know because I have both. The PS3's left button, square button, have to be pushed real hard in mine this happened only after 4 months, plus the trigger buttons have no 'feel' so you never know how deep to press most of the time. It's so bad that in games like Call of duty: modern warfare 2, and world at war the default controls are R1 to shoot! You see even the game makers know...

Xbox's is great but the D-pad is poor and the right button needs to be pressed real hard after 7 months of use for me.

Overall:

BUY A PS3! lol Why?

The biggest reason is this: It has a fantastic Blu-ray player!

Think about it, most people are going to get a blu-ray player, so why spend £100 on it that only plays movies? Might as well get a £200 PS3 with these benefits: 1. games console duh!, 2. free online gaming, 3. web browser, 4. joypad (you can sell this for £20 if you want!), 5. quite big Hard Drive, 6. free voice chat to other ps3 users, 6. home video player 7. Audio CD player. 8. Keeps its value for selling it on. A stunning deal if you ask me. :):thumbsup:
banned#21
@the end ^^

Will a young child need/use these features. Also I was mainly focusing on hardware rather than the software. Xbox has free (better) voice chat with a free mic, video streaming software, and an audio cd player. The only thing that a PS3 owner can say is I have a blu-ray you don't. Everything else a PS3 has an xbox has in comparison
#22
ill sum it up
for gaming hands down xbox 360
for media capabilities - ps3
xbox live pwns psn and ive owned both
#23
ryman1000
Everything else a PS3 has an xbox has in comparison


How do I save my MP4's to my sons Xbox elites hard drive to watch?
#24
The End
Some good points made by ryman1000 but I'd add these also:

PS3 has a web browser and Xbox doesn't.
PS3 has very good blu-ray player (these cost £100 by themselves!).

PS3 controller (DualShock 3) is poor quality compared to Xbox's, I know because I have both. The PS3's left button, square button, have to be pushed real hard in mine this happened only after 4 months, plus the trigger buttons have no 'feel' so you never know how deep to press most of the time. It's so bad that in games like Call of duty: modern warfare 2, and world at war the default controls are R1 to shoot! You see even the game makers know...

Xbox's is great but the D-pad is poor and the right button needs to be pressed real hard after 7 months of use for me.

Overall:

BUY A PS3! lol Why?

The biggest reason is this: It has a fantastic Blu-ray player!

Think about it, most people are going to get a blu-ray player, so why spend £100 on it that only plays movies? Might as well get a £200 PS3 with these benefits: 1. games console duh!, 2. free online gaming, 3. web browser, 4. joypad (you can sell this for £20 if you want!), 5. quite big Hard Drive, 6. free voice chat to other ps3 users, 6. home video player 7. Audio CD player. 8. Keeps its value for selling it on. A stunning deal if you ask me. :):thumbsup:


Already got a PS3 so dont need the browser or the blu ray, ps3 buttons have to be pushed real hard? Get a new controller mate cos I have not had that problem in the 4 years Ive owned my PS3, I might agree with you on the trigger buttons though, cos Ive lost 2 PS3 controllers due to trigger failure.
#25
#26
Xbox definitely

The 360 wins on online & multiplayer games, ps3 is better for single player games. I have both and my 360 has only ever been used for online. I have many games on the ps3 that I can play by myself.
#27
You should not be concerned as the latest Xboxes are more reliable than the previous generations. It's unlikely you'll have any issues unless you wrap the thing in a towel.

The ones you see on ebay are most likely banned, flashed and old generations of the xbox with RROD (all of the previous or a combination).

Get an Xbox.
#28
ryman1000
@the end ^^

Will a young child need/use these features. Also I was mainly focusing on hardware rather than the software. Xbox has free (better) voice chat with a free mic, video streaming software, and an audio cd player. The only thing that a PS3 owner can say is I have a blu-ray you don't. Everything else a PS3 has an xbox has in comparison


Who's talking about getting it for a young child, I was thinking more late teens like myself.

And just to let you know, I use the blu-ray player quite a lot, I also use every other thing I mentioned:
"1. games console duh!, 2. free online gaming, 3. web browser, 4. joypad (you can sell this for £20 if you want!), 5. quite big Hard Drive, 6. free voice chat to other ps3 users, 6. home video player 7. Audio CD player" All for a little over £200!

[B]The Xbox elite which compares to the £200 120gb PS3 is more expensive than the PS3. £200 plus £35 online, plus £35 wireless, plus £100 blu-ray player, plus £10 rechargable battery pack. TOTAL: £380! That's why I said the PS3 is better value. When you buy the Xbox 360, your then going to think, I have a HD TV connected to my Xbox, why not watch HD movies? But oops I need a blu-ray player, let me search for a good one, oh there you go a good one from argos is £100, that means I've just spend total £300+ on my Xbox 360 and movie player, I really wish I'd bought a PS3![/B]

I'm extremely happy with my PS3, only little niggles for disadvantages. Oh and I do plan to get the controller replaced for free through warranty.

Will I buy an Xbox 360? I might as some friends have it but some others have PS3, remember that I didn’t say it was cr**. I only said PS3 was much better value, I already have an 360 joypad for use on my laptop. I would maybe get the Xbox Arcade on a cheap offer from somewhere but would not have an Xbox in my home without PS3. :)
banned#29
The End
Who's talking about getting it for a young child, I was thinking more late teens like myself.

And just to let you know, I use the blu-ray player quite a lot, I also use every other thing I mentioned:
"1. games console duh!, 2. free online gaming, 3. web browser, 4. joypad (you can sell this for £20 if you want!), 5. quite big Hard Drive, 6. free voice chat to other ps3 users, 6. home video player 7. Audio CD player" All for a little over £200!

[B]The Xbox elite which compares to the £200 120gb PS3 is more expensive than the PS3. £200 plus £35 online, plus £35 wireless, plus £100 blu-ray player, plus £10 rechargable battery pack. TOTAL: £380! That's why I said the PS3 is better value. When you buy the Xbox 360, your then going to think, I have a HD TV connected to my Xbox, why not watch HD movies? But oops I need a blu-ray player, let me search for a good one, oh there you go a good one from argos is £100, that means I've just spend total £300+ on my Xbox 360 and movie player, I really wish I'd bought a PS3![/B]

I'm extremely happy with my PS3, only little niggles for disadvantages. Oh and I do plan to get the controller replaced for free through warranty.

Will I buy an Xbox 360? I might as some friends have it but some others have PS3, remember that I didn’t say it was cr**. I only said PS3 was much better value, I already have an 360 joypad for use on my laptop. I would maybe get the Xbox Arcade on a cheap offer from somewhere but would not have an Xbox in my home without PS3. :)


I was talking in the case of the OP buying for a child :thumbsup: Not everyone needs a blu-ray or needs a wireless adapter so its not neccesarily more expensive, but I see what you mean. You can always stream blu-ray through mkv's but you are always going to lose the picture quality a bit. As for the PS3 replacing the blu-ray wouldn't work in my house. Many people in the house I might want to play ps3 and somebody else might want to watch a blu-ray. The surround sound would have to be set up every time I wanted to use it as the ps3 would be upstairs. For £100 I would still buy a stand alone player. Also an elite isn't £200 anymore, recently been posted for £150 in fact. So £150 + £35 adapter + xbox live £25 = £210 and you have a better console for gaming and much superior online play.
banned#30
thesaint
How do I save my MP4's to my sons Xbox elites hard drive to watch?


Put them on a disk and copy, stream them, plug device in ( ipod, iphone, psp etc...) . Remember you bringing this up before :roll: Like I said a comparison for everything not exactly the same but a comparison none the less .... How do I watch sky on a ps3, how do I play online without laggey servers etc etc....


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#31
ryman1000
Put them on a disk and copy, stream them, plug device in ( ipod, iphone, psp etc...) . Remember you bringing this up before :roll: Like I said a comparison for everything not exactly the same but a comparison none the less .... How do I watch sky on a ps3, how do I play online without laggey servers etc etc....


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I never knew that you could put the on a disc, and copy them to the hard drive. thanks.

Comparison?

Okay. Everything a 360 has, a PS2 has a comparison. :roll:
banned#32
thesaint
I never knew that you could put the on a disc, and copy them to the hard drive. thanks.

Comparison?

Okay. Everything a 360 has, a PS2 has a comparison. :roll:


Oh yeah like HD output, very detailed graphics, media streaming ...I could go on. Either your particularly stupid or are purposely pretending to be an idiot. When I say it has a comparison I mean a similar comparison, that let's you do roughly the same thing. What can a ps2 do that an xbox 360 can except play games, minor multiplayer and play dvd's

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