Ps3 vs Xbox 360

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by USS Exeter, Aug 30, 2007.

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Which of these game counsoles is the Best?

  1. Xbox 360

    17 vote(s)
    58.6%
  2. Playstation 3

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  3. Other

    2 vote(s)
    6.9%
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  1. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    One problem with the 360 is just down to how the programmers set about Caching the games, since most of the time the information either has to be loaded into memory or being directly read of the DVD. This of course can cause problems and for the most part those Three red lights of death that are so infamous with the first batch of XBOX's can be linked just to the DVD drive failing alone.

    For instance there is a fair amount of difference in the way Oblivion plays on the PC in comparison to the XBOX. The XBOX you have to wait occasionally for load screens to pass as you move between different areas (which occasionally results in a crash), on the PC if you have enough RAM, swap space and a full install there is very little load time.
     
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  3. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    all you need to know is the failure rates ps3 .02%
    Xbox 360 30%

    which is better. i believe its a no brainer
     
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  5. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    It is a no brainer.

    360 has better games, accessories, online, and deals

    PS3 has few games (less exclusives), accessories are overpriced, PSN is still on its toes, and there aren't many good deals
     
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  7. VossistArts 3MTA3 Registered Senior Member

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    I finally broke down and got a ps3. Mostly I was interested in a blu-ray player. Sony sells a good one for around $600. So I got the ps3 for 500$. Its true there arent very many games ported specifically for the ps3 but theres all the ps2 games. Plus, I like the built in wireless on it. It took like 3 minutes to hook it up to my wireless network and get online. I havent downloaded in games though. When I first got it online I got a message there was like a software update for the ps3. It didnt tell me how big the file(s) were that it downloaded, but it took a hell of a long time.. like 45 minutes or an hour.

    Oh and its HEAVY! I just like that. It feels tough. heh

    I shouldve put the graphics before that. A few of the ps3 games I rented for it were super outrageous graphically in my opinion. It was a whole new experience for me to play a game pumping graphics that intense the whole time. Theres huge potential in this machine. I think it has all the other game systems including pc, totally bested in potential at least.
     
  8. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    What you're essentially saying is that the video geeks could explain why the PS3 was more expensive, yet the dad preferred the inferior model for the price. Kids who actually wanted a PS3 had to settle for a 360.

    And of course, they would be happy, they just received the second best game console on the market.

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  9. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    An excellent point. A good purchase even if you never use the gaming platforms.

    What's the name of those games?
     
  10. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    First best, Q, first best

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  11. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Not quite a no brainer.

    However I pray I do that the 360 will stay with the ps
     
  12. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    did you even look at the failure rates the ps3 is by far better
     
  13. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    Well the 360 failure rate was higher because they pushed to lead the market and in doing so QA wasn't regulated properly. the PS3 has only had a less failure rate since the ability to view Microsofts failures was possible, in fact if you didn't know the PS3 saw a push back in regards to release in Europe and that was on the grounds of some 'Technical issues'. (You could suggest their QA pulled it up)
     
  14. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    So Sony has better marketing strategies?
     
  15. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    so your saying what sony decided to deal with hardware issues while microsoft didn't care. and still a 30% after being out for more then a year is god awfull
     
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  16. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    i'm going to sum up what been said about the 2 systems and then give my opinion on which has the edge
    x-box 360: large title selection due to time since launch. a fair number of exclusives but with some complaints of lack of vairity in them. top series is not system exclusive(halo) decent number of games that are only also on pc. mid range cost. high chance of numerous or any hardware problems. Failure rate is put at 30%. 2 lawsuits claiming microsoft knowing sold a defective product. console sales are on the decline over past few months

    PS3: a smallish but growing title selection due to time since launch. a fair number of exclusives but smaller than the others. almost all exclusives are true exclusives not time exclusives or on pc. some top series have gone mutli-platform but the still has some system exclusive staying exclusive. highest cost of all consoles. very low chance of numerous or any hardware problems. failure rate is put at .02% no known lawsuits for selling a defective product. large increase in console sales in the last few months

    advantage ps3
     
  17. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    I knew there had to be someone out there who'd say that!
    I've heard there have been some problems. I, on the other hand, have had a 360 since the day they came out with zero problems.
     
  18. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    for the first one i have watched both betamax and vhs and the betamax were better

    as for the second count yourself lucky from what i read no only is there a high chance of failure a recent article stated the microsoft doesn't fix them they just send you a new system with the same defects there
     
  19. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    An ironic aspect of format wars is that perceived technical superiority does not always win. Though Betamax was perceived by consumers to have better picture quality than VHS, a number of factors including VHS's longer recording time, wider range of models and suppliers, and lower cost eventually relegated Betamax to a niche market in Japan. http://www.allaboutmovies.com.au/pages/a-brief-history-of-the-dvd.php
    As you know from the Betamax v/s VHS format war, the highest quality doesn't always win. Cost is a very big issue and may have been the deciding factor in the VHS/Betamax war. The same thing could very well happen here. Really, I hope both systems continue to be produced. Competition is good for us consumers.
     
  20. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    If price was that important, you'd be seeing a surge in N64s and Dreamcasts right now.
     
  21. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    the accessories are priced roughly the same as 360 ones so. and i see good deals for could please try and be more objective
     
  22. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    no vhs had super agressive marketing that why it won that and the average consumer is dumber than a box of rocks
     
  23. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    Price is important when deciding between two largely equivalent systems such as 360 vs PS3 or Betamax vs VHS.

    You can't compare a dreamcast or N64 to an Xbox 360 or PS3. It's apples and oranges.
     
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