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#1 Gazjs

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

I am looking into the possibility of buying one of either the PS3 or Xbox. What do you all recommend?
The "red rings of death"??? puts me off the Xbox and the one i tested in GAME seemed a bit slow at loading.
Not tried the PS3 yet.
What are others views?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

The only use my PS3 gets at present is as a Blu-ray player.

If I could only have one of the three (I have all three) next gen consoles, it would be the XBox. I have never had a red ring of any type (get a cooling fan extension when you buy it).

XBox Live is far, far better than PSN - plus you can get going on Forza and join in on our Fiesta races :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 11:50 PM

i'd say PS3, i much prefer it to the wii (which is why i traded that in) and i like the whole way it operates compared to the xbox. although to be fair the differences between the xbox and ps3 aren't that big and both are really good consoles, its just the newer slim line ps3s have big hard drives and the ability to play blu ray.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 01:08 AM

PS3 all day every day

Only good thing for XBOX is Forza.

Ps3 has wireless rechargable controllers, need batteries for the Xbox ones
Ps3 has blu-ray
Ps3 is by far more reliable
Graphics are better on Ps3 IMO

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 07:48 AM

Definately get a PS3. Beats xbox in every area IMO.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

PS3 all day every day

Only good thing for XBOX is Forza.

Ps3 has wireless rechargable controllers, need batteries for the Xbox ones
Ps3 has blu-ray
Ps3 is by far more reliable
Graphics are better on Ps3 IMO


On the controllers there's no difference really - in fact I prefer having the batteries removable in the XBox. I have four controllers for XBox and four for PS3 - and often do four player gaming. If one of the controllers on the PS3 runs out, it needs to be plugged in to carry on - with the XBox you can do that, but alternatively you can also grab a battery which has already been charging on the station and keep going no problem.

Everything else - you're right, but Gaz needs to bear in mind that there are barely any PS3 exclusive games.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

But the batteries are crap. My PS3 ones last a LOT longer than my little bro's XBOX ones

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 02:29 PM

But the batteries are crap. My PS3 ones last a LOT longer than my little bro's XBOX ones


Really? Mine are on a par...

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:53 PM

If you don't have a Blu Ray player, the PS3 is tempting.

That said, the online experience generally is much better for me on the 360. Graphics don't alone make a game, but when it comes to cross-platform games (GTA 4, Fallout 3 etc), developers seem to favour the 360 for development and as a result seem to have slightly better visuals.

As I already had a Blu Ray player, I opted for the 360. I've since decided that the controller is actually far better for my larger hands. People say the analog stick should be elsewhere, but only because that's where Sony did it first! The new Razer Onza is set to blow the stock controller out of the water - I've had the pleasure of testing one out and it was absolutely superb.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

Anybody able to compare the loading times of each?
I currently have a Wii and PS2 so any graphics will be much improvement :lol:

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:35 AM

Anybody able to compare the loading times of each?
I currently have a Wii and PS2 so any graphics will be much improvement :lol:


Well, once a game is installed, the 360 loads games pretty quickly. The PS3 should be the same.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:57 PM

Anybody able to compare the loading times of each?
I currently have a Wii and PS2 so any graphics will be much improvement :lol:


Yes - because I have Fifa 09 and 10 for both platforms (I have friends who own one console or the other and like to play them all online...)

XBox wins it by a mile for loading times - which is odd as the PS3 is the technically superior console. The look of the PS3 is somewhat slicker on the identical TV, and the XBox does rarely crash claiming 'the disc is dirty' (it does this even on brand new discs and after the bay has been cleaned...) I can't help thinking that the PS3 takes longer because it produces a better end product...

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

I can't help thinking that the PS3 takes longer because it produces a better end product...


Unlikely. The end product is mostly down to the GPU, which in theory, the 360 has a superior GPU to the PS3. Loading times are down to the CPU and ahrd drive seek, as well as the RAM etc. That said, the cell processor in the PS3 is better than the 360's offering, yet developers are struggling to make full use of the cell processor at present.

The biggest plus to the PS3 other than Blu Ray playback, should be the capacity of the discs for newer games, like FF XIII. Mulitple disc games should be no more, yet sadly, they will be on the 360.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:26 PM

Looking today i was surprised how much cheaper the Xbox was.209 for the super elite forza pack inc another game.
Am i correct that it cost money to use the xbox online and that it cannot be done through wireless?

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:36 PM

Looking today i was surprised how much cheaper the Xbox was.209 for the super elite forza pack inc another game.
Am i correct that it cost money to use the xbox online and that it cannot be done through wireless?


An year's XBox Live membership can be had for around 25 on eBay - access to the PSN is free.

It can be done through a wireless network - with the additional purchase of the wireless access pack.

By the time you add on the extra bits you have to buy to bring an XBox up to PS3 spec, they're around the same price.

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