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Old November 19th, 2008 (12:57 PM).
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which one is better not money wise feature wise want one for christmas
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Unless you're an avid movie watcher and want to make the most of your hi-definition TV with a Blu-Ray player, go with the 360. Most of the best games for PS3 are on both platforms (and in many cases, look/play better on the 360), so you won't be missing out on TOO much. The Xbox has more exclusives so if you're looking mostly to play your console, it'd be the one to go with.

If it makes any difference, you might wanna look at online play too though. It's free to get online and play with others over PSN, the PS3's online network. But if you want to play against/with anyone over XBL, you'll need a gold subscription which can run you $50ish per year. The quality of XBL is much better, so you are getting what you pay for. :|

At any rate, I recommend the 360. It gets more playtime from me than my PS3 so it'd be my preference.
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When you buy a 360 you aren't just buying a console...you are buying a lifestyle.

When I bought my 360 I wasn't really into games at all. I liked playing the occasional game but I couldn't justify the need for a console but I bought it on impulse and it was a great purchase.

The new Xbox Experience is completely immersing, sleek, and easy to use. The games are amazing and eveything is just really quality. Xbox Live is a must.
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Really, questions like this don't really make any sense to me. Your are just asking other people for their opinions on how you should form yours. What you need to ask yourself is this when choosing between a 360 or a PS3:

- What system do more of my friends have?
- What games does each system have? Which ones show more intrest to me?
- If you plan for online gaming, do you wish to pay for online gaming?
- Do I want to take advantage of high-definition gaming?
- And finally, which console will serve me best in the long-run?

Now just a couple of facts on both system:

Sony Playstation 3:

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Fall of Man/Resistance 2, SOCOM: Confrontation, Rachet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Warhawk.
- Free online play
- Blu-Ray discs offer more space which can lead to larger games which means more content for games.
- Core Processor helps make games preform better
- Internal HDD space is now larger than that of the 360 with 80GB and 160GB systems becoming the standard. (Not to mention that those Harddrives can be changed out with ones with sizes of 320GB)
- Internal Wi-Fi
- An Internet Browser
- The more expensive system

Microsoft Xbox 360

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Halo 3, Mass Effect, Gears of War/Gears of War 2, Fable II, and Left 4 Dead.
- Charged for Online Play (typically a better service when looking at LIVE features)
- Uses DVD-9 discs which are a lot smaller than that of the Blu-ray discs which can shrink the content that can be added to a game
- HDD's are not normal ones, so you are restricted to Microsoft 360 brand Harddrives
- A Wi-fi adaptor must be bought to go wireless
- In-order to play HD-DVDs, you must buy an add-on
- Game Library is larger than that of the PS3s
- Some multi-platform games preform better on the 360 due to being developed there first and then ported to the PS3
- Console is cheeper than the PS3 (though don't be fooled into the Arcade version. It's as low as it is because there is no HDD with the system and you'll end up spending the same amount as a Pro version when you buy a HDD).

If you really want an opinion though, I'll give you mine. I personally prefer the PS3 over the 360, mainly because I know it is going to serve me better in the long run. The larger 360 game library is tossed into PS3 owners faces, but in all reality it is only due to the fact that Microsoft released the system a year a head of the PS3 and it would be shocking if it didn't have more games. If you actually look at the PS3, it has a good size library of amazing exclusives. This list includes the top notch game in both story telling and gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 4, the game based around pure fun with a level-editor that is only limited by your own imagination and creativity, LittleBigPlanet, and the super fast-paced arcade shooter, Resistance 2. Also, if you are just looking for online play, the PS3 gives you just that for free. LIVE's service only offers more features to the user, not a service that actually runs any more smoother. Besides, the Playstation Network is catching up in those features and still staying true to being a free service.

Also, the price of the PS3 is larger, but you are getting a good console with the system. You don't need to pay for an HD player or a wi-fi adaptor. If you were to buy those with the 360 you'd get close to the current lowest price of the PS3.
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Really, questions like this don't really make any sense to me. Your are just asking other people for their opinions on how you should form yours. What you need to ask yourself is this when choosing between a 360 or a PS3:

- What system do more of my friends have?
- What games does each system have? Which ones show more intrest to me?
- If you plan for online gaming, do you wish to pay for online gaming?
- Do I want to take advantage of high-definition gaming?
- And finally, which console will serve me best in the long-run?

Now just a couple of facts on both system:

Sony Playstation 3:

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Fall of Man/Resistance 2, SOCOM: Confrontation, Rachet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Warhawk.
- Free online play
- Blu-Ray discs offer more space which can lead to larger games which means more content for games.
- Core Processor helps make games preform better
- Internal HDD space is now larger than that of the 360 with 80GB and 160GB systems becoming the standard. (Not to mention that those Harddrives can be changed out with ones with sizes of 320GB)
- Internal Wi-Fi
- An Internet Browser
- The more expensive system

Microsoft Xbox 360

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Halo 3, Mass Effect, Gears of War/Gears of War 2, Fable II, and Left 4 Dead.
- Charged for Online Play (typically a better service when looking at LIVE features)
- Uses DVD-9 discs which are a lot smaller than that of the Blu-ray discs which can shrink the content that can be added to a game
- HDD's are not normal ones, so you are restricted to Microsoft 360 brand Harddrives
- A Wi-fi adaptor must be bought to go wireless
- In-order to play HD-DVDs, you must buy an add-on
- Game Library is larger than that of the PS3s
- Some multi-platform games preform better on the 360 due to being developed there first and then ported to the PS3
- Console is cheeper than the PS3 (though don't be fooled into the Arcade version. It's as low as it is because there is no HDD with the system and you'll end up spending the same amount as a Pro version when you buy a HDD).

If you really want an opinion though, I'll give you mine. I personally prefer the PS3 over the 360, mainly because I know it is going to serve me better in the long run. The larger 360 game library is tossed into PS3 owners faces, but in all reality it is only due to the fact that Microsoft released the system a year a head of the PS3 and it would be shocking if it didn't have more games. If you actually look at the PS3, it has a good size library of amazing exclusives. This list includes the top notch game in both story telling and gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 4, the game based around pure fun with a level-editor that is only limited by your own imagination and creativity, LittleBigPlanet, and the super fast-paced arcade shooter, Resistance 2. Also, if you are just looking for online play, the PS3 gives you just that for free. LIVE's service only offers more features to the user, not a service that actually runs any more smoother. Besides, the Playstation Network is catching up in those features and still staying true to being a free service.

Also, the price of the PS3 is larger, but you are getting a good console with the system. You don't need to pay for an HD player or a wi-fi adaptor. If you were to buy those with the 360 you'd get close to the current lowest price of the PS3.
Good assessment and to each his own but I gotta chime in here. PS3 online doesn't even hold a candle to XBOX Live. Xbox live is the most intuitive and interactive feature in gaming. It's gorgeous and yes...there is a fee...but only like 60 dollars a year, that's nothin!

For me personally I gravitated towards the 360. I liked the interface, the library, and how much better games seemed to look and feel on the xbox. Each system has it's own perks though but as games evolve the systems, I think, are going to start running together.
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If you wanna replace your console every three weeks from RRoD and be subject to avid screaming from irate players over the headset go 360.

If you want poor headset connectivity, a hefty battle to walk it home and a less comfy controller then go PS3.

TBH both are pretty good, and both have their fair share of issues. PS3 won me over because it had better exclusives in my eyes. It's also got a lot longer shelf life on it than a 360, system restore feature (incase your system should ever brick or become corrupted) and Metal Gear Solid 4.

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Xbox 360 does not suffer from RRod frequently anymore. I admit I was one of the victims on RRod but Microsoft fix that problem months ago by installing new chips.

I think you should choose x-360 because it has a wide range of games and its has nearly all the exclusive DLC for games. Also xbox live is the the best online service in the buisness.
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My brother had a first gen 360 and it didn't get the RRoD until about 6 months ago I think. And we mailed it in and had a brand new 360 within a week for free. *shrug* Not bad to me.
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I need help... I CAN'T FIND ANY GOOD GAMES!!! It's a crisis, if only my birthday hadn't been in November.

To fix this problem, I have decided to buy a brand new console (Yay!). I've currently got a PS2 and a Wii (I'm a bit behind), I never got PS3 because at first it only had boring remakes of my PS2 games, plus it couldn't play my ps2 games on it, which would be a waste of lot and lots an lots and lots and lots and lots (...) of money. If I get a PS3, I'm keeping my PS2 plugged in, but is it worth getting with PS2 still getting games... but what about the graphics and the updates to the games?

Next on the menu is Xbox 360, I've never played any Xbox stuff, as... well... I'm a die-hard nintendo/playstation fan. Though it seems good, so I might get it, is it worth the money?

So... which should I get, PS3... or XBOX 360!!! (Dun dun DUUUN!).
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If you want a console that'll last for ten years, get a PS3. If you want a console that is at it's prime now, but will most likely be discontinued after a few years, get a 360.
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Go with the 360 since it has a lot of the PS3's games as well. The only selling points for the PS3 is a Blu-ray player and if you really want to play Little Big Planet.
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Gabe will kill me for saying this, but you might want to go with the PS3. There have been ALOT more games released for the PS3 since its beginning, and I'll admit that it was really bad at first ( a few war and racing games )
That...and little big planet :D

Heck, if you do it properly, you can even run Windows or Linux on a PS3.
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Is this even a serious question? I mean, c'mon it's obvious the 360 is the only clear choice. It has the best games and Xbox LIVE is just godly.
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The only serious problems with the 360 are the Red Ring of Death and having to pay for online PvP. If you don't mind those, then go with the 360. Otherwise, pick up a PS3 if you can afford it.
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Just so no one's confused: I merged the new thread that was made with an older "360 or PS3" thread that hadn't quite expired yet. In the future, please make sure there isn't already a similar thread active in the last month before you create a new one. :)
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Well, it's clear that Xbox 360 is better than PS3, but that raises another question. I just went to Woolworths (A shop) and it had an Xbox 360 and an Xnox 360 Elite... so what to get now? Is Elite worth the extra money? Or is Xbox 360 still better worth the money.
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Quote originally posted by Deatheater:
Xbox 360 does not suffer from RRod frequently anymore.
That's partially true, as the issue was fixed in mid-2007 falling from a 35% fail rate to a 15%, which is still pretty high if you ask me. I have a friend who has owned their console since they were first released and it has perfect function while I owned mine just barely for 12 months and I got the RRoD about three weeks ago. Still, if anyone were to come cross the RRoD, Microsoft offers a 3-year warranty just for that purpose from the purchase date. In other words, the Red Ring of Death is nothing to worry about if you were to consider buying an Xbox 360 console; everything's covered.

Anyway, what I don't like about the Xbox 360 is that you have to pay for Xbox Live (onling gaming), but other than that, I love it. Of course, just get whatever YOU want because everyone is just going to share their opinion on their favorite console.
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Where is everyone getting this "It has more games so it must be better," crap from?

Not everyone has the money to afford every single game for the PS3 or the 360. The PS3 has enough games in all it's genres to satisfy most users. For every single blockbuster the 360 has, the PS3 has a title that is no less great. People who say that the games on the 360 are better have obviously never played games on the PS3.

And the price? Buying a 360, the internet cable and the HD-DVD drive, not to mention the yearly fees for live, costs much more than an 80 GB PS3. And the PS3 gets all those for free.

The only thing that the 360 has over the PS3 is live.
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Hmmm... what if I didn't want to pay the yearly subscriptions and kept to normal gameplay. Then what? Keep in mind I still have my PS2.
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PS3.

The xBox will probably die in the next two years anyway.
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Where is everyone getting this "It has more games so it must be better," crap from?

Not everyone has the money to afford every single game for the PS3 or the 360. The PS3 has enough games in all it's genres to satisfy most users. For every single blockbuster the 360 has, the PS3 has a title that is no less great. People who say that the games on the 360 are better have obviously never played games on the PS3.

And the price? Buying a 360, the internet cable and the HD-DVD drive, not to mention the yearly fees for live, costs much more than an 80 GB PS3. And the PS3 gets all those for free.

The only thing that the 360 has over the PS3 is live.
360 has a lot more exlusives. For those who CAN afford to buy all the great games, you'll get more out of your 360 than your PS3, not to mention a lot of the cross-platform games on both of them simply perform AND look better on the 360. I'm not just saying all that either; I've played the same games on both systems at times and so I can compare them first-hand. The ones I played all looked better on 360 and lagged less. :/ When developers start fine-tuning games for the PS3 better, maybe then I'd change my tune.

Anyway, buying a Pro console for 360 gives you the ethernet cable, not to mention they're about $15 anyway. It's just if you go for the wireless adapter that it gets pricey (and that brings it up to the price of a PS3, I guess). But why even mention the HD-DVD drive? That's dead; I'm not even sure why you'd buy it, let alone pay more than $20-30 for it.

The main arguments, to me, in the whole 360 VS PS3 battle are the games and the online features--and the latter kind of depends on how you'd prefer to play.

@Harry Blue5: If you think you're going to be installing a lot of games to your hard drive (so they play faster), downloading a lot of demos and XBLA titles, then you might want to splurge for the Elite console. The main difference is a bigger hard drive and that might come in handy. However, the Pro's HDD is pretty hefty now too and I don't think you'd be filling up 60GB anytime soon, so if you don't have that extra cash, there's really nothing to worry about.

Anyway, if you don't want to pay the yearly subscription and still want to play online, PS3's the only option there. But I've had my 360 for almost a year now and I've only had gold for a month and a bit of that--and I don't like it any less. :/ Yeah, I'd prefer to have the option of playing online whenever I want but the thing is, even when I had the chance to, I was perfectly content playing games offline in story mode and whatnot (and/or the games I was playing didn't even have an online competitive mode).
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I would definitely go with the 360. It has most of the games the PS3 does, but can also play Blue-Ray discs, which in my mind, is better.
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360 has most of the games the PS3 does, better exclusives, THE xbox live experience (it makes the 360 worth it alone), and it just looks better. It's cheaper. And a year of xbox live will maybe cost 60 dollars? So the cost of one PS3 game will pay your entire year of xbox live.

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