Found 8th Oct 2010
Hi, well our xbox has packed up with the RROD, so now looking to buy my son a new console for xmas.
But I am unsure whether to buy the New Xbox or the PS3.
We already have games etc for the Xbox so I know this would work out cheaper, but I suppose I could sell those on, if we were to purchase the PS3.
Which does everyone prefer ? My son is 13.

Thanks.

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Ask him which he would prefer?
He may have friends that mostly have one console over the other?

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Xbox for the win its alot better for online and its more likely his friends will have xbox's and every 13 year old boy loves halo

if hes already got a load of friends on xbox id stick with that, have you contacted microsoft re the RROD they may be able to fix it for you

omg.........

No point in buying him a PS3 if all his mates have 360's and vice versa.

Is the 360 outside of the 3yr Microsoft red ring warranty? Remember it's from date of purchase not date of manufacture.

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Yes, ask him what his friends have got, he may want to switch, or he may not.

Ask him if he's a real man. If he is, he'll want a 360.

I got some super stick when I started a thread like this!! TBH I bought both, and the PS3 stayed.

aircanman

I got some super stick when I started a thread like this!! TBH I bought … I got some super stick when I started a thread like this!! TBH I bought both, and the PS3 stayed.



Because I won't name names but you can guarantee a couple of people on here will come galloping into the thread declaring the 360 smells of wee or that the PS3 sells drugs to kids.

he'll probably want a 360 saying he already has games /controllers/ accessories for it

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had both but sold the 360 in the end as far better games on the ps3 now (IMHO of course!).

As others have said, if all his friends have a 360 then get another 360 (plus you already have games).

Personally I prefer the PS3, imo the exclusives are better and you get a blu ray drive, which gives it the advantage...

If you look to the future the ps3 has way more exclusives than xbox.

You tried registering it for a repair with Xbox, most likely still be under the warranty period where you will get a replacement console for nothing, it gets sent back to germany you get a new console. If you want details pm me and I will guide you through it.

Buy him a Pony /thread

All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't stand is people saying the ps3 is better because of its exclusives. I think it's a generally accepted fact even amongst most ps3 users that the 360 wins when it comes to exclusives. The only ps3 exclusives i've ever wanted are little big planet and god of war. for the 360 there's about 20 that i'm glad i have.

Edited by: "hypnoticstate" 8th Oct 2010

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hypnoticstate1 person likes this

All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't … All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't stand is people saying the ps3 is better because of its exclusives. I think it's a generally accepted fact even amongst most ps3 users that the 360 wins when it comes to exclusives. The only ps3 exclusives i've ever wanted are little big planet and god of war. for the 360 there's about 20 that i'm glad i have.



Proberbly the best comment i have seen all day Halo vs. Killzone mmmmmm i know which one i would pick

PS3 has mostly better exclusives:
Demons Soul
Uncharted 1+2
Infamous
Valkryia chronicles
LBP
MGS 4
god of war
heavy rain
Gran Turismo 5

However just ask him.
Edited by: "electriclinux" 8th Oct 2010

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electriclinux

PS3 has mostly better exclusives:Demons SoulUncharted 1+2InfamousValkryia … PS3 has mostly better exclusives:Demons SoulUncharted 1+2InfamousValkryia chronicles LBP MGS 4god of warheavy rainGran Turismo 5However just ask him.



Halo 3
Halo Reach
Halo 3 ODST
PGR 3 + 4
Gears Of War 1,2 +3
Mass Effect 1 + 2
Crackdown 1 +2
and more ...

hypnoticstate1 person likes this

for the 360 there's about 20 that i'm glad i have.



Within the last year?

Oh the moronic kiddy arguements have started. I have all three consoles before anyone starts.

PS3 best all rounder (Blu-ray)
Xbox 360 Best gamer.

All opinnions, not sure why people try to argue and change peoples opinnions on what they think they like or prefer, your not working for Sony or Microsoft so please stop it, and be objective.

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Martiin92

Halo 3Halo ReachHalo 3 ODSTPGR 3 + 4Gears Of War 1,2 +3Mass Effect 1 + … Halo 3Halo ReachHalo 3 ODSTPGR 3 + 4Gears Of War 1,2 +3Mass Effect 1 + 2Crackdown 1 +2and more ...




Halo's count as 1 series, Mass Effect 2 is on PS3 too, and Gears of War 3 isn't out yet.

Everyone argues that 360 online is better, but never explain why. They always just bleat "Cross game Chat", but it's not a make or break feature! I guess it's a mental thing, a paid service has to be better than a free service, right...?

I've had both and PS3 wins hands down. Here's a few things it can do that the 360 can't:

Browse the net and download music/movies (hotfile/rapidshare etc)
BBC iPlayer
Vidzone
3D Games/Movies
Blu-Ray
Freeview PVR

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hypnoticstate1 person likes this

All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't … All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't stand is people saying the ps3 is better because of its exclusives. I think it's a generally accepted fact even amongst most ps3 users that the 360 wins when it comes to exclusives. The only ps3 exclusives i've ever wanted are little big planet and god of war. for the 360 there's about 20 that i'm glad i have.


no fanboy but you really are blinkered

you're argument held water 2-3 years ago but not now

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Martiin92

Proberbly the best comment i have seen all day Halo vs. Killzone mmmmmm i … Proberbly the best comment i have seen all day Halo vs. Killzone mmmmmm i know which one i would pick


still relying on GOW2 for your argument

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KillFelix

Halo's count as 1 series, Mass Effect 2 is on PS3 too, and Gears of War 3 … Halo's count as 1 series, Mass Effect 2 is on PS3 too, and Gears of War 3 isn't out yet.Everyone argues that 360 online is better, but never explain why. They always just bleat "Cross game Chat", but it's not a make or break feature! I guess it's a mental thing, a paid service has to be better than a free service, right...?I've had both and PS3 wins hands down. Here's a few things it can do that the 360 can't:Browse the net and download music/movies (hotfile/rapidshare etc)BBC iPlayerVidzone3D Games/MoviesBlu-RayFreeview PVR


post of the thread.

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hypnoticstate1 person likes this

All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't … All joking aside, one argument i've seen twice here which really doesn't stand is people saying the ps3 is better because of its exclusives. I think it's a generally accepted fact even amongst most ps3 users that the 360 wins when it comes to exclusives. The only ps3 exclusives i've ever wanted are little big planet and god of war. for the 360 there's about 20 that i'm glad i have.



Amongst people who can afford both and don't have to become a fanboy of one of the other I'd say that the consensus is that they both have great exclusives and saying one has more than the other is a little silly.

If I had to say which one did have the best then I'd probably say the PS3 because of Infamous, LBP, Uncharted 2 and GT5.

However it is all down to what his friends have, what games he wants to play (he might love halo or he might love demon's souls) and what he wants from a console.

Disregard every comment in this thread which does not refer to asking what his friends have.
you also have to take into account that you already have the games and peripherals for the xbox.

The boy is **** 13 years old LOL, I highly doubt he gives a toss about browsing rapidshare, watching bbc iplayer etc. All he wants to do is stick the god damn disc in and game. What's wrong with you lot? Personally just get him the new Slim xbox 360.

csiman

no fanboy but you really are blinkeredyou're argument held water 2-3 … no fanboy but you really are blinkeredyou're argument held water 2-3 years ago but not now



You stink of fail X)

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hypnoticstate

You stink of fail X)


head in the sand again I see - lolzer X)

I THINK someone has asked this before.

Sloth/Mod

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Original Poster

Thanks all for your replies !! The good and the bad ! Lol !
Well, to be honest I think its a mixture of what his friends have, and to be honest, when we had live, he didn't mind just playing against others if his friends weren't online.
I did put my serial number into the Xbox site, for the RROD and apparantly it was out, I am unsure of purchase date as it was bought off a friend 2 yrs ago but I would say it is out.
The game most played by us all was COD.
I know some say it has BluRay but for the price diff if I got an xBox i could buy a BluRay player seperate. ...
Hmmm... I didn't really want to ask him as xmas for me is all about suprise, but I suppose it would be in my best interest to do so , so that he gets what he would prefer. I'm going to try to bring up a conversation later and see how that goes without me exactly pointing out that I am buying him one. If not I'll just ask. As some say I may be better off getting xbox for the fact we have games etc, but about 15 of the games sit unplayed so I'll prob get rid of them anyway !
Thanks again all !!!

Syzable



that is brilliant hahaha

P.S mart you are a ****

You're only biased towards the 360 because you've NEVER owned a ps3.

So you're opinions are irrelevant.

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