PS3, you get blu ray, free online play, if you do get the paid service you get free games, etc.
This, plus the quality of the machine is better, the controllers are better, and the game list is top notch.
Eh, the 360 controller is superior. The gamelist is even. XBox still holds a slight edge on first party titles in my opinion (especialy shooters) but Sony does a better job on $20-ing their old titles in greatest hits. Microsoft likes to charge $30-ish with most and takes more time before they do lower them.
I'd personally recommend the 360, the online service is worth it for what amounts to $50 a year for online. Servers are better for the majority of games and most third party games are designed for the 360 and ported over from there to the PS3.
But regardless make sure to check out the holiday bundles.
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Post by conquistador3 on Nov 1, 2012 5:15:50 GMT -5
Personally I picked the 360 for a few reasons. The first is I have always had issues with the PS controllers. The original Xbox controller fit me like a glove but the present one is almost as good. The second is lately the Xbox seems to be gaining a very slight edge over the PS in the game library department. However if you are into obscure Japanese-only games, the PS is the way to go. The third is, at least around here, servers are much better.
However the PS has one huge advantage over the Xbox: reliability. The old (white) Xbox was a catastrophe of colossal proportions. I had three of those. The first (bought on launch day) lasted a grand total of three days. The guy at the shop swapped it without asking questions: I noticed under his desk a pile of "to be returned" consoles. Overheating and flimsy DVD drives were the main problems and differently from the original Xbox you cannot fix those using off the shelf PC components. I have had the new (black) model for less than a year. Let's see how long it will last. Overheating seems to be a thing of the past but the DVD drive seemes the usual flimsy unit...
Post by The Fetus Mauler on Nov 2, 2012 12:05:18 GMT -5
If you want to whittle it down easily, I would indeed look at exclusives, as listed above, but not just exclusive games, but also features.
PS3: Blu-Ray support, free online gaming (other than those shit Access Passes), Killzone, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Infamous, Uncharted, and Little Big Planet really round it out. Netflix is also a lot better on PS3 with a less clunky interface, and you don't have to have a subscription to use the internet browser. Also, Playstation Plus is awesome! (and in my opinion, Playstation All Stars Battle Royale looks awesome!)
360: ESPN, paid servers (which often run better), Microsoft often having pre-emptive DLC (like Call of Duty games in the past), Halo, Gears of War. Bethesda games like Skyrim and Fallout are far better on 360 since they pretty much refuse to support the PS3 versions of the game. If you're planning on serious online gameplay, the 360 has your home (as long as you're willing to pay)
Overall: You're looking at more system exclusives and a Blu-Ray drive vs superior online gameplay and communication. Live or die...make your choice.
Recommendation: make sure you buy a newer model of whatever you're planning to get. The original 360s are still prone to drive failure and red ring/E74, and the PS3 has the infamous Yellow Light on its older models, especially backward compatible models. I've been dealing with these issues in my store for years, so trust me on this one. :-)
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Controller is really a matter of opinion so citing "the controller is superior" is not really a selling point.
360's online subscription can be a turn off if you don't play online that much, and that's really what it boils down to. Do you play online enuogh for the Gold fee to be worth it? If Yes then buy the 360, if no buy a PS3, because at this point the two are really pretty evenly matched.