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    xbox or ps3?

    Which is better? Am thinking about getting an xbox....is there any real difference between the cheaper xbox and the elite?

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    xbox = games experience
    ps3 = movie experience

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    deathtrap3000;6278018

    xbox = games experienceps3 = movie experience



    can you play mkv or divx through 360?

    Buy both, I did..

    stigma;6278027

    can you play mkv or divx through 360?



    not sure about mkv but divx yes.

    think you can use a conversion program on the pc and stream it.
    think its the same for the ps3.

    It's a personal preference thing. Do a bit of research on the games you want. Some are single machine releases. So buy the machine that has the games you want. I personally have a 360. It's has the games I wont and on the whole is cheaper for both machine and actual games. As for which to buy 360 wise, just make sure it has a hard drive with it. I have a simple arcade one with a 20gb HDD. It does everything I want and only cost me £100.

    stigma;6278027

    can you play mkv or divx through 360?



    hmmm... if these are the kind of questions that you're relying on to decide then i presume i'm going to be of no help what so ever to you!!!!! was that in Russian?

    Mallinersha;6278029

    Buy both, I did..



    Yup - after 2 years of 360 we finally took the plunge and got the ps3 - best answer is buy both then you don;t have to decide - but cost wise this is probably not the best idea!!
    The 360 being cheaper is a big plus - it plays games well and the games are generally to be had cheaper than their ps3 counterparts.
    Hubby had 360 for ages but the arcade pack wouldn;t have had enough space for him to do anything at all and his premium only just let him have enough arcade games downloaded to stop him complaining for a few days - he ended up having to upgrade to elite as his arcade addiction (because the turtles game is so cool - NOT) meant he had to keep wiping the games off and then re downloading them which was a proper pain in the butt!

    The ps3 is a newer addition to our family and to be honest other than the whole little big planet i see no difference! it has a little more space (if you get the 120gb one) he hasn;t run out of space (yet) but hasn;t had it long and the games aren't as cheap.

    if your a gamer go 360

    watch watchdog on Thursday, as it looks like something is wrong with PS3s, its about time it came to the people as the 360 gets loads of bad press for there console breaking down but the new ones are very good and you get a 3 year warrenty for the 360. Sadly the PS3 breaks down and after a year its tuff. So PS3 fanboys watch this space (Or WatchDog's Space

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    stigma;6278027

    can you play mkv or divx through 360?



    You can play MKV files by streaming through a PC as well as DIVX. ( You need xbox live, free on silver for your xbox to automatically download divx compatible playing software ) I would go for an xbox my self. Xbox live is much better, and has alot more features than the PSN. Additionally has more game exlusives and the "main menu" is easy to navigate and is more interactive ( displaying spotlight (recent news ) which also shows big game demos, big gaming news and other news being updated daily. As you've alrady probably guesed i own an xbox

    PSN is free on the PS3, XBL is free for silver and otherwise will cost you. The cost of consoles can be difficult to judge. For a more apples to apples comparison, use Elite to PS3.
    I use my PS3 as both a games console but also as a media centre, playing back downloaded/ripped movies and shows and using the optimized BBC I-Player as well as having both upscaling DVD and Blu-ray playback.
    But if you are shopping on the basis of games, make a list of what you want to play and go with the exclusives you want. I wanted Valkyria Chronicles, I'm happy.

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    stigma;6278027

    can you play mkv or divx through 360?


    you can only play divx via usb stick / external hdd

    you cannot store divx / mp3s / jpegs etc on a 360. you can on the ps3

    ps3 hands down for a media console but if you purely just want to save a few quid and play games then get a 360 (if you dont mind a 4/1 chance if it needing a repair either).

    PS3.

    It will cost you less overall. You wont have to pay £40 for a wireless adaptor and £25 a year on Gold. With the Ps3, buy it and its all in the box ready to go.

    csiman;6278548


    you cannot store divx / mp3s / jpegs etc on a 360. you can on the ps3


    Can someone confirm this? As I haven't really played around on my son's 360, but i'm sure I ripped some CD's to his hard drive at christmas.

    thesaint;6278609

    Can someone confirm this? As I haven't really played around on my son's … Can someone confirm this? As I haven't really played around on my son's 360, but i'm sure I ripped some CD's to his hard drive at christmas.



    You can store music to the 360....haven't tried with the others as i tend to use media extender with it.

    thesaint;6278609

    Can someone confirm this? As I haven't really played around on my son's … Can someone confirm this? As I haven't really played around on my son's 360, but i'm sure I ripped some CD's to his hard drive at christmas.



    Yeah you can store music on the 360s hard drive by ripping CDs but doing the same with video´s isn´t possible (like moving them from an external hdd or memory stick to the 360s hdd)

    Banned

    you CAN play divx from a disc when you put it in the box will tell you it needs an update tp play it

    Ps3 has better exclusives, free online. 360 is cheaper...

    fragaliciousbob;6278853

    you CAN play divx from a disc when you put it in the box will tell you it … you CAN play divx from a disc when you put it in the box will tell you it needs an update tp play it



    Yep playing is no prob.
    You just can´t copy them over which is what thesaint wanted to know I think..

    We have both consoles and used the 360 for everything media-wise ever since we first got one (streamed through windows media player 11 and some stuff with an external USB hdd)
    Switched over now though (only for tv shows) as we can copy them to the ps3´s hdd and the computer doesn´t need to run as no streaming is involved

    adrian96;6278871

    Ps3 has better exclusives, free online. 360 is cheaper...


    I would say 360 has better exclusives and more of them. One of it's biggest selling points really.

    hypnoticstate;6278890

    I would say 360 has better exclusives and more of them. One of it's … I would say 360 has better exclusives and more of them. One of it's biggest selling points really.



    Couldn't get into Gears and Halo. I'd take Uncharted any day.:thumbsup:

    Buttmonk3y;6278601

    PS3. It will cost you less overall. You wont have to pay £40 for a … PS3. It will cost you less overall. You wont have to pay £40 for a wireless adaptor and £25 a year on Gold. With the Ps3, buy it and its all in the box ready to go.



    I didn't have the wireless adaptor issue as my phone port is right next to my big TV. So I have my router sitting next to my 360. Problem solved. I actually find the price of the adaptor a **** take. There is no reason, bearing in mind the 360 is a gaming PC in a console case, why you shouldn't be able to stick a USB wifi adaptor in the USB slot. But hey, if you make the machines you can make the rules I guess.

    adrian96;6278871

    Ps3 has better exclusives, free online. 360 is cheaper...



    I'd say it was definately the other way round.

    I have both and enjoy them both but the 360 has more big exclusives i'd say.

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    Syzable;6279018

    I'd say it was definately the other way round. I have both and enjoy them … I'd say it was definately the other way round. I have both and enjoy them both but the 360 has more big exclusives i'd say.



    +1 deffo more exclusives i thought that was common knowledge

    I have a 360 (hasn't been turned on in about 6 weeks) in hindsight I'd of got a PS3 and am looking into getting one at the moment. The xbox can handle most media when streamed from a PC which is what I used to do. If I was buying again I'd go PS3, due to the price cut, larger HDD bluray, all the online stuff you can do and free online gaming. If either of your consoles break o/s the years warranty you can still get refunded/replacement under the Sale of goods act. My 360 E74 on me before it was covered, after a bit of hussle and bussle with game I got a new console, thanks to advice from CAB and consumer direct about the SOG act.

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    Syzable;6279018

    I'd say it was definately the other way round. I have both and enjoy them … I'd say it was definately the other way round. I have both and enjoy them both but the 360 has more big exclusives i'd say.


    but the 360 hasnt had any decent exclusives since 2008 and not that many great ones in the pipeline compared to the ps3.

    each to their own. i got a 360 a few months back to play the exclusives and only found gow1/2 to be any good. now sold my 360 as it was just a dust collector like my wii.

    Banned

    csiman;6279074

    but the 360 hasnt had any decent exclusives since 2008 and not that many … but the 360 hasnt had any decent exclusives since 2008 and not that many great ones in the pipeline compared to the ps3.each to their own. i got a 360 a few months back to play the exclusives and only found gow1/2 to be any good. now sold my 360 as it was just a dust collector like my wii.



    Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game Studios

    Alan Wake is currently being developed by the same company responsible for the Max Payne series. It is billed as a ‘psychological action thriller’ and is due to be released in early 2010. Xbox360 are marketing the game as “an intense cinematic thrill ride of dreams and reality, where light is the only ally.”

    Crackdown 2 – Ruffian Games/ Microsoft Game Studios

    The sequel to ‘Crackdown’ is set to be an open world, third person shooter and will be released exclusive to Xbox in 2010. According to Microsoft Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to a new level.

    Forza Motorsport 3 – Turn 10/ Microsoft Game Studios

    Launching in October, the next instalment to the Forza racing series will feature High Definition gameplay, 400 vehicles from 50 manufacturers and 100 tracks.

    Halo 3: ODST - Bungie

    The next release in the Halo sage is set for release on the 22nd of September and will allow gamers to experience events leading up to the storyline of Halo 3 through the eyes of special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper).

    Left 4 Dead 2 – Valve

    The sequel to 2008’s survivalist horror best seller ‘Left 4 Dead’ will be released 17 November 2009 and will feature new characters, melee weapons and a number of new enemies.

    Shadow Complex –Epic Games/Chair Entertainment/ Microsoft Game Studios

    Shadow complex is an upcoming side-scrolling, action-adventure title that is said to be influenced by the likes of Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the night. The game itself is based on the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel ‘Empire’.

    Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – Ubisoft

    The most recent update to the Tom Clancy range is will be released in late 2009 and will find character Sam Fisher uncovering and ultimately thwarting a terrorist plot.

    A number of non-exclusive titles including Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Modern Warfare 2, The Beatles: Rock Band and Tony Hawk: Ride are also set to be released for Xbox360 and other platforms in the coming year.

    fragaliciousbob;6279094

    Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosAlan Wake is c … Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosAlan Wake is currently being developed by the same company responsible for the Max Payne series. It is billed as a ‘psychological action thriller’ and is due to be released in early 2010. Xbox360 are marketing the game as “an intense cinematic thrill ride of dreams and reality, where light is the only ally.”Crackdown 2 – Ruffian Games/ Microsoft Game StudiosThe sequel to ‘Crackdown’ is set to be an open world, third person shooter and will be released exclusive to Xbox in 2010. According to Microsoft Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to a new level. Forza Motorsport 3 – Turn 10/ Microsoft Game StudiosLaunching in October, the next instalment to the Forza racing series will feature High Definition gameplay, 400 vehicles from 50 manufacturers and 100 tracks. Halo 3: ODST - BungieThe next release in the Halo sage is set for release on the 22nd of September and will allow gamers to experience events leading up to the storyline of Halo 3 through the eyes of special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper).Left 4 Dead 2 – ValveThe sequel to 2008’s survivalist horror best seller ‘Left 4 Dead’ will be released 17 November 2009 and will feature new characters, melee weapons and a number of new enemies.Shadow Complex –Epic Games/Chair Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosShadow complex is an upcoming side-scrolling, action-adventure title that is said to be influenced by the likes of Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the night. The game itself is based on the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel ‘Empire’.Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – UbisoftThe most recent update to the Tom Clancy range is will be released in late 2009 and will find character Sam Fisher uncovering and ultimately thwarting a terrorist plot. A number of non-exclusive titles including Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Modern Warfare 2, The Beatles: Rock Band and Tony Hawk: Ride are also set to be released for Xbox360 and other platforms in the coming year.




    Not ONE game on there that I liked.

    I have both consoles and prefer the PS3 for BOTH gaming AND media. As someone else said, I hardly ever use my 360 to be honest... only for games like gears of war, fable and maybe 2/3 others that are exclusives to 360.
    I'm not a fanboy one way or the other.. but the PS3 just ticks all the boxes of what I need.

    Good luck OP, whatever you decide

    fragaliciousbob;6279094

    Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosAlan Wake is c … Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosAlan Wake is currently being developed by the same company responsible for the Max Payne series. It is billed as a ‘psychological action thriller’ and is due to be released in early 2010. Xbox360 are marketing the game as “an intense cinematic thrill ride of dreams and reality, where light is the only ally.”Heavy Rain.Crackdown 2 – Ruffian Games/ Microsoft Game StudiosThe sequel to ‘Crackdown’ is set to be an open world, third person shooter and will be released exclusive to Xbox in 2010. According to Microsoft Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to a new level. InfamousForza Motorsport 3 – Turn 10/ Microsoft Game StudiosLaunching in October, the next instalment to the Forza racing series will feature High Definition gameplay, 400 vehicles from 50 manufacturers and 100 tracks. GT5Halo 3: ODST - BungieThe next release in the Halo sage is set for release on the 22nd of September and will allow gamers to experience events leading up to the storyline of Halo 3 through the eyes of special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper).ResistanceKillzoneLeft 4 Dead 2 – ValveThe sequel to 2008’s survivalist horror best seller ‘Left 4 Dead’ will be released 17 November 2009 and will feature new characters, melee weapons and a number of new enemies.Nothing really.Shadow Complex –Epic Games/Chair Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosShadow complex is an upcoming side-scrolling, action-adventure title that is said to be influenced by the likes of Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the night. The game itself is based on the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel ‘Empire’.LittleBigPlanet?Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – UbisoftThe most recent update to the Tom Clancy range is will be released in late 2009 and will find character Sam Fisher uncovering and ultimately thwarting a terrorist plot. A number of non-exclusive titles including Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Modern Warfare 2, The Beatles: Rock Band and Tony Hawk: Ride are also set to be released for Xbox360 and other platforms in the coming year.



    The only good exclusive are the gta expansion packs which is the reason i'm keeping my xbox 360 and live is better.

    Banned

    fragaliciousbob;6279094

    Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosAlan Wake is c … Alan Wake – Remedy Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosAlan Wake is currently being developed by the same company responsible for the Max Payne series. It is billed as a ‘psychological action thriller’ and is due to be released in early 2010. Xbox360 are marketing the game as “an intense cinematic thrill ride of dreams and reality, where light is the only ally.”Crackdown 2 – Ruffian Games/ Microsoft Game StudiosThe sequel to ‘Crackdown’ is set to be an open world, third person shooter and will be released exclusive to Xbox in 2010. According to Microsoft Crackdown 2 will take multiplayer gaming to a new level. Forza Motorsport 3 – Turn 10/ Microsoft Game StudiosLaunching in October, the next instalment to the Forza racing series will feature High Definition gameplay, 400 vehicles from 50 manufacturers and 100 tracks. Halo 3: ODST - BungieThe next release in the Halo sage is set for release on the 22nd of September and will allow gamers to experience events leading up to the storyline of Halo 3 through the eyes of special forces ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper).Left 4 Dead 2 – ValveThe sequel to 2008’s survivalist horror best seller ‘Left 4 Dead’ will be released 17 November 2009 and will feature new characters, melee weapons and a number of new enemies.Shadow Complex –Epic Games/Chair Entertainment/ Microsoft Game StudiosShadow complex is an upcoming side-scrolling, action-adventure title that is said to be influenced by the likes of Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the night. The game itself is based on the world of Orson Scott Card’s novel ‘Empire’.Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction – UbisoftThe most recent update to the Tom Clancy range is will be released in late 2009 and will find character Sam Fisher uncovering and ultimately thwarting a terrorist plot. A number of non-exclusive titles including Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Modern Warfare 2, The Beatles: Rock Band and Tony Hawk: Ride are also set to be released for Xbox360 and other platforms in the coming year.


    only 1 that would interest me is alan wake but didnt justify me keeping the 360.

    has there been any good 360 exclusives released so far this year?

    I guess it just must be my taste in games but infamous, killzone2, uncharted2, Gran Turismo etc etc just appeal so much more imho

    plus I like to keep all my mp3s / films etc on my ps3 rather than having to keep my pc on to stream them across

    Chuckles1001;6278416

    watch watchdog on Thursday, as it looks like something is wrong with … watch watchdog on Thursday, as it looks like something is wrong with PS3s, its about time it came to the people as the 360 gets loads of bad press for there console breaking down but the new ones are very good and you get a 3 year warrenty for the 360. Sadly the PS3 breaks down and after a year its tuff. So PS3 fanboys watch this space (Or WatchDog's Space



    The makers warranty is in addition to not the exclusion off your consumer rights under the SOGA (and credit cards co's) which covers you for up to six yrs.
    WD will probably highlight this and that there's an inherent fault in the PS3 by the number of failures reported.
    Under EU regs/directives member states are afforded 2 yrs cover but the UK govt decided not to adopt it.

    ps3 rrp, 249.99
    XBOX 360 ELITE RRP, 199.99

    Wireless adapter for xbox 360 : around 55 pound new
    Xbox live for a year: 40 quid
    No bluray player,
    Internet browser
    No bbc iplayer
    no vidzone
    no best exclusives:
    No free online

    PS3:
    Wireless built in
    Bluray Player built in
    Internet browser built in
    Free online
    Better games:
    (Uncharted 2, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, Ratchet and clank, and theres a new randc comin out, Gran turismo 5, + more
    BBC IPLAYER
    Watch movies online
    +. Better controller
    Bluetooth
    More multimedia capabilities.
    Movie downloads comin soon,
    update every few months too, that make it better.

    So its an ovious choice, ps3 is effectively cheaper

    ryman1000;6278429

    You can play MKV files by streaming through a PC as well as DIVX. ( You … You can play MKV files by streaming through a PC as well as DIVX. ( You need xbox live, free on silver for your xbox to automatically download divx compatible playing software ) I would go for an xbox my self. Xbox live is much better, and has alot more features than the PSN. Additionally has more game exlusives and the "main menu" is easy to navigate and is more interactive ( displaying spotlight (recent news ) which also shows big game demos, big gaming news and other news being updated daily. As you've alrady probably guesed i own an xbox



    alot more features than psn?, like what?
    ps3 show recent news too.

    hypnoticstate;6278890

    I would say 360 has better exclusives and more of them. One of it's … I would say 360 has better exclusives and more of them. One of it's biggest selling points really.



    better exclusives,
    wise up
    this year alone
    gamingbolt.com/app…s3-

    360 has no variety all shooters of some sort.

    You only get a 3 year warranty on the 360 for certian defects. I'm a 360 owner as I said, at the time I bought my 360 it was the better of the 2 consoles. I'd jump ship now to PS3 if my missus would let me spend the money. Debating flogging my 360 to fund a PS3.

    This thread wll descend into fanboy vs fanboy as usual. It's a personal choice, look into what you want and how mcuh you want to spend. Do you want a media centre type console with wireless etc, or do you want a games console with a couple of nice bells and whistles but no wireless. Do some research, cos you will generally just get 360 owners saying to buy that console and vice versa

    J9STL;6279410

    here's your … here's your answer:http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=xbox&word2=ps3


    The reason 360 has so many google results: "my xbox has failed, I have 3 red lights on my xbox, my xbox has e74 etc". Also that result will take in the original xbox results, where as the PS3 that you search for discards the previous 2 sony consoles.

    Paddy_o_furniture;6279449

    The reason 360 has so many google results: "my xbox has failed, I have 3 … The reason 360 has so many google results: "my xbox has failed, I have 3 red lights on my xbox, my xbox has e74 etc".



    yeah, you're right tbh

    on a serious note, I have the 360 and unless you load the game to your hard drive, it's a noisy beast when you play on it

    Banned

    Paddy_o_furniture;6279449

    The reason 360 has so many google results: "my xbox has failed, I have 3 … The reason 360 has so many google results: "my xbox has failed, I have 3 red lights on my xbox, my xbox has e74 etc". Also that result will take in the original xbox results, where as the PS3 that you search for discards the previous 2 sony consoles.


    lol - spot on!

    at the end of the day, the OP doesnt seem interested now anyway ;-)

    J9STL;6279468

    yeah, you're right tbhon a serious note, I have the 360 and unless you … yeah, you're right tbhon a serious note, I have the 360 and unless you load the game to your hard drive, it's a noisy beast when you play on it


    We need to start playing COD4 again. That used to be good when we all done that. I ain't been on my xbox for weeks, fancied a game of COD the other night but my XBL has ran out.

    Paddy_o_furniture;6279491

    We need to start playing COD4 again. That used to be good when we all … We need to start playing COD4 again. That used to be good when we all done that. I ain't been on my xbox for weeks, fancied a game of COD the other night but my XBL has ran out.



    my XBL has ended too, I'm waiting for Modern Warfare 2 and then it will be time to buy XBL again :thumbsup:
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