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The Rick
07-09-2008, 12:38 PM
I'm thinking about buying one of these systems, but am not sure which one to buy.

My last system was a PS2, but backwards compatibility isn't an issue for me. Also, I don't think I care much about Blu-Ray.

I'm mostly in to sports games...Madden, etc. Also, I'm interested in online gaming.

Given all of that, what's my best option?

KcMizzou
07-09-2008, 12:41 PM
Tough call. 360 has the better game library, PS3 is much more reliable.

I love my 360, but if I had to choose right now, I'd probably go with the PS3. Microsoft is standing behind the 360, but it's still a pain in the butt to send one in when it breaks.

I assume the PS3 will catch up eventually as far as games go. The Blu-ray player would probably sway me in favor of Sony.

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 12:45 PM
If you don't care about blueray - 360 is your obvious choice.

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 12:46 PM
Tough call. 360 has the better game library, PS3 is much more reliable.

I love my 360, but if I had to choose right now, I'd probably go with the PS3. Microsoft is standing behind the 360, but it's still a pain in the butt to send one in when it breaks.

I assume the PS3 will catch up eventually as far as games go. The Blu-ray player would probably sway me in favor of Sony.

He said blueray was not important but ONLINE PLAY is... You still say PS3 would be his best choice?? really?

HC_Chief
07-09-2008, 12:47 PM
360

KcMizzou
07-09-2008, 12:48 PM
He said blueray was not important but ONLINE PLAY is... You still say PS3 would be his best choice?? really?To be honest, I missed the online play part. I don't know anything about the PS3's online play, anyway.

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 12:50 PM
To be honest, I missed the online play part. I don't know anything about the PS3's online play, anyway.

It's terrible (not wii terrible).

The Rick
07-09-2008, 12:54 PM
So the XBOX 360's online stuff is better than PS3's?

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 12:57 PM
So the XBOX 360's online stuff is better than PS3's?

Yes - no one will argue that.. unless they're whining about price.

Swanman
07-09-2008, 12:58 PM
So the XBOX 360's online stuff is better than PS3's?

You have to pay for Xbox Live (like $50 for a year) and PS3's is free. In this case, it's definitely a case of you get what you pay for. Xbox's online is leaps and bounds better than PS3's.

As far as sports games, both systems will have basically the same games, but in what I've read, the games typically get slightly better reviews on 360, or at worst the same review as PS3. The games just seem to run better on the 360 at this time.

Fire Me Boy!
07-09-2008, 12:58 PM
If online play, selection are big for you and Blu-Ray is not... 360 is the winner by a landslide.

And while the 360s do have the ring of death thing, it was pretty easy to get it repaired for me. I called and had a coffin in three days, had a new/repaired 360 in 8 more days.

Woodrow Call
07-09-2008, 01:10 PM
Based on your criteria the 360 is the easy choice IMO. Deep library of games and the online experience is second to none.

Also if you do decide to buy a 360 you might wait a couple of weeks and see if the rumored price drop happens.

Fire Me Boy!
07-09-2008, 01:16 PM
Based on your criteria the 360 is the easy choice IMO. Deep library of games and the online experience is second to none.

Also if you do decide to buy a 360 you might wait a couple of weeks and see if the rumored price drop happens.

Or, buy from Best Buy. They guarantee the price for 30 days. About a week after I got my new TV the price dropped $170 for a sale. Even though it was a sale, I still got the refund.

Buck
07-09-2008, 01:23 PM
FLAME WAR!

Sure-Oz
07-09-2008, 01:32 PM
I'm glad i don't have this problem since gaming isn't as important to me as it used to be...

but i got an XBOX360(friend gave it to me), Wii(for the gf), and PS3(my bluray)...

If you want more games, XBOX360 is the way to go, but i do think PS3 will catchup soon.

KcMizzou
07-09-2008, 01:40 PM
Also if you do decide to buy a 360 you might wait a couple of weeks and see if the rumored price drop happens.It seems to be legit.

Thanks to an anonymous GameStop manager we now have an internal corporate memo detailing the Xbox 360 Pro's price drop to $299 for this Sunday. We're currently trying to get a better resolution scan, but the whole shebang is detailed in black and white on the page.

We now wait for Microsoft to acknowledge the price drop, which has gone from leaks to full blown flood of retail flyer confirmation.


http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/09/gamestop-memo-details-xbox-360-price-drop/

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Not to mention a confirmed 360 price drop in the upcoming months - 20 gig premium is going down to $299 -- gotta clear the shelves to make room for the 60gb pro systems ($349)

Third Eye
07-09-2008, 01:48 PM
It seems to be legit.



http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/09/gamestop-memo-details-xbox-360-price-drop/

One day before the start of E3. Interesting timing. Could it be that the rumors of an upcoming Blu ray 360 in Q3 or Q4 might be true and they are dropping the price to offset any loss in sales until then?

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 01:51 PM
One day before the start of E3. Interesting timing. Could it be that the rumors of an upcoming Blu ray 360 in Q3 or Q4 might be true and they are dropping the price to offset any loss in sales until then?

Not gonna happen.

Third Eye
07-09-2008, 01:54 PM
Not gonna happen.

It would be stupid not to unless they are going to launch a new system in the next 3 years, which they aren't.

Valiant
07-09-2008, 01:59 PM
You have to pay for Xbox Live (like $50 for a year) and PS3's is free. In this case, it's definitely a case of you get what you pay for. Xbox's online is leaps and bounds better than PS3's.

As far as sports games, both systems will have basically the same games, but in what I've read, the games typically get slightly better reviews on 360, or at worst the same review as PS3. The games just seem to run better on the 360 at this time.

A lot of games are made on the 360 then ported over... 360 is just easier to code for and was out first.. Kind of reversed for why games played better on the PS2 over the xbox..


The the original poster.. If you do not care about bluray and online is more important 360 will be the better choice...


As for games.. PS3 will always have a much smaller library this go around.. It is literally dwarfed by 360's quality games..

Valiant
07-09-2008, 02:00 PM
Based on your criteria the 360 is the easy choice IMO. Deep library of games and the online experience is second to none.

Also if you do decide to buy a 360 you might wait a couple of weeks and see if the rumored price drop happens.

This..

They are suppose to have a new unit coming out also, that is more stable from what rumors I have been hearing..

The price drop is going to happen though.. 50dollars cheaper.. So there is your one year Live account..

Valiant
07-09-2008, 02:02 PM
It would be stupid not to unless they are going to launch a new system in the next 3 years, which they aren't.

I thought they said 2010 was when the new microsoft rig and PS4 will launch?? Let me see if I can find the info...

Looks to be unconfirmed rumors..

Fruit Ninja
07-09-2008, 02:06 PM
Tough call. 360 has the better game library, PS3 is much more reliable.

I love my 360, but if I had to choose right now, I'd probably go with the PS3. Microsoft is standing behind the 360, but it's still a pain in the butt to send one in when it breaks.

I assume the PS3 will catch up eventually as far as games go. The Blu-ray player would probably sway me in favor of Sony.
I just did this 2 months ago, and it really easy to get mine sent out. its nowhere near a pain do get the coffin to you and for you to send it out. I was VERY VERY pleased with their customer service. It took me 10 days from the time i sent my Xbox out to get it back.

If your going to get one for gaming, 360 is by far the better system to get right now. Games look and run better on the 360. Xbox Live while it isnt free, is an awesome awesome service and is worth the 50 bucks a year.

My ps3 just collects dust right now while i wait for God of War 3. The only reason to get a ps3 over an xbox is if you really want a Blu Ray player.

Saulbadguy
07-09-2008, 02:26 PM
I was never a fan of the X-Box controller, as I grew up with the original Playstation and I prefer that. The PS3 online play does suck in comparison to the XBox360, but there are hopes that it will improve with the launch of PS Home.

Pablo
07-09-2008, 04:02 PM
I own a 360 and I own a PS3. The PS3 is my blu-ray player, not my gaming console. It's a blu-ray player I can game on if I choose to.

The 360 is by far more problematic, I'm on my third one in 2 and 1/2 years. However, if you can live with the risk of possibly being w/o your console for about 10 days, it's not that big of a deal. As far as games go, not a chance I'd buy the PS3 for games.

360 has an insane library, and the far superior controller IMO. I mean, c'mon, you use a trigger to shoot alright, not a f*cking R1 button, the trigger makes sense, not to mention the perfect placement of the left joystick. And 360 controllers feel like you're holding a controller, they actually weight something..thanks to the battery pack. PS3 controllers are about as heavy as original NES controllers and just a little more comfortable to the hands.

And XBox live is the answer if you plan to game online. Not to mention Gears of War 2 will be out in November!

Buck
07-09-2008, 07:14 PM
I used to be a PS3 Hater when I solely owned a 360.

Ever since I bought the PS3, I havent even touched the 360.

Deberg_1990
07-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Nin-Tendo Wii!!!

Nin-Tendo Wii!!!

Nin-Tendo Wii!!

Sure-Oz
07-09-2008, 08:08 PM
Nin-Tendo Wii!!!

Nin-Tendo Wii!!!

Nin-Tendo Wii!!


Im addicted to mario kart wii

ChiefsLV
07-09-2008, 08:52 PM
I used to be a PS3 Hater when I solely owned a 360.

Ever since I bought the PS3, I havent even touched the 360.

So you've gone from one fanboy-extreme to the other...

Kraus
07-09-2008, 09:24 PM
360 for games/online play.

PS3 for BluRay movies.

It is pretty simple.

QuikSsurfer
07-09-2008, 09:29 PM
Nin-Tendo Wii!!!

Nin-Tendo Wii!!!

Nin-Tendo Wii!!

ROFL.gif

Guru
07-09-2008, 10:17 PM
360 for games/online play.

PS3 for BluRay movies.

It is pretty simple.

Eggsactly

Saulbadguy
07-10-2008, 07:19 AM
360 for games/online play.

PS3 for BluRay movies.

It is pretty simple.

The game library for PS3 suits me just fine, I don't see any games on XBox that I really want to play. It seems like 90% of games anymore are cross platform anyways.

Cave Johnson
07-10-2008, 06:34 PM
One other consideration, 360 reliability seems to have been improved with design changes to recent models.

QuikSsurfer
07-10-2008, 09:10 PM
One other consideration, 360 reliability seems to have been improved with design changes to recent models.

true

KcMizzou
07-10-2008, 09:55 PM
One other consideration, 360 reliability seems to have been improved with design changes to recent models.I had one die on me. Got what I think is a new one.

Frankly, we've used and abused the damned thing. When I'm not watching downloaded movies on it, my kids are playing Skate or Guitar Hero. In short, it's gotten a hell of a workout.... for a long time now. With the kids at home on summer vacation, I'd bet it gets about 8-10 hours a day.

No trouble yet. *knocking on wood*