XBOX VS PS3

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  1. bigfatdanny_au

    bigfatdanny_au Survivalist Games Captain

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    Hey Guys.

    Just looking for some general advice on this topic. I am looking to buy one of these consoles in the next week. But wanted to get people's opinon.

    One of the things I plan to do is play online, Do they charge to join this network or is it free ? Cheers.

    Thanks
     
  2. DrunkenSailor

    DrunkenSailor Retired Captain

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    An age old argument my friend.

    Search the forum using "XBOX PS3", without the inverted commas. The discussion has come up several times.

    XBOX Live (online ability) you pay for
    PSN (PlayStation Network) is free

    Essentially, it comes down to whether the system has the games you would like to play.
     
  3. Chief

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    It's all about the games. If you have a decent gaming PC and use it often, then the PS3 will definitely have more to offer. If not then you'll just have to compare the exclusive titles for each platform and decide which ones interest you more.

    The 360's exclusive title lineup for this year seems pretty weak unfortunately, nothing much other than kinect stuff, Gears and Forza.
     
  4. Pure Mongrel

    Pure Mongrel Retired Captain

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    Real hard one to answer for you mate. It comes down to what type of games you like to play and if you need things such as Blu-Ray, etc.

    I personally prefer to play on the XBOX, but many here prefer the PS3. This does not stop me from enjoying my PS3 as well though ;)

    I would advise, if you have the availability, to either hire each console or go to a friends place that has them and give the consoles a good work out. Only then will you truly know which one is right for you.

    The only thing I would add concerns your internet service. If you have a high speed service with a large download quota the PS3 is a great console to have, but if it is slow and your limit is small, go the XBOX.

    In my experience, and I am sure even the PS3 players will agree, the PS3 system and games have more updates than the XBOX by a mile and the downloads are in many instances bloody huge.

    The same game on XBOX updates in a fraction of the time.
     
  5. bigfatdanny_au

    bigfatdanny_au Survivalist Games Captain

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    thx guys..much appreciated !! Helps a lot
     
  6. Ancient_One

    Ancient_One Console Manager Captain

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    Can't add much more except. If you want an all round media centre go the PS3. It even does 3D movies.
     
  7. Pure Mongrel

    Pure Mongrel Retired Captain

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    This may help your choice ... The Playstation network has been down for a day and Sony are not sure how many days till it is back up. :eek:
     
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    Hey that's an unfair and biased opinion and has no relivance to the decision at hand unless of course he likes to play online with others. ;)

    the single player games still work and they out way the online games. :cool:
     
  9. Chief

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    I disconnected my PS3 from the internet months ago :p

    PC all the way for online gaming ;)
     
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    The Ps3 still has the best bluray player.
     
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    buy both they are hell cheap then you wont have to worry ... dont really use my Wii much though kinda wasted cash there :(
     
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    i really like the PS3 controller but the xbox360 has better games and is better online therefore the xbox 360 is my choice but over all PC still wins
     
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    The reason i picked the PS3 over the Xbox was it has 1080p as instead of the xbox 720 max resolution and it also has blu-ray. Those are the only reasons.

    The xbox controller is miles better then the ps3 one, i much prefere my xbox one for the pc. As you can see from the posts about the PSN network problems though i dont think this is going to help sell it for the PS3 and i laugh every time i see a PS3 advert on tv at the moment.
     
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    Xbox 360 FTW!

    EDIT: And xbox supports 1080p res.
     
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    Heads up for the Pro Elite Controller looks just like the Xbox controller, seems pretty cheap too for $68.00. I may have to invest in one :)

    I have both consoles so not bias on which is better, but at least I can play online with the xbox atm :p
     
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    LoL. I love the blurb at the bottom; "hailed by gamers and developers alike as the best PS3 controller ever developed!"

    Only thing is Microsoft developed it first. :oops:
     
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    not much of a selling point since PS3 does as well :p
     
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    360's the better, the controller feels so much nicer to hold
     
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    Get real you guys. You just like something big and fat between your fingers and palms.

    Give me the slimmer PS3 controller anyday.
     

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