PS3 or XBox360?
I am thinking of buying one of them but i don't know which one to get. I am used to the playstation paddles. I know Xbox has Halo which is a plus for that. But I also want to use it as a computer in my bedroom. So which ever one is better at online. Just give me your reasons why you like one of them.
if you like halo so much - go for xbox.
i would choose neither of them. just thinking of getting YLOD,RROD, or bluray firmware update failure that can brick the console doesn't sit well with me.
all the game consoles made today are junk hardware-wise. they are nothing like the good old ones that seemed to last 10years or better before having major issue.
Originally Posted by vitadellajan
if you want to use a console for multi-media purposes (blue-ray, avi, mp4) and as a PC then getting a fat PS3 is your best bet. if you get a media player on linux then you can watch hd videos in mkv format. note: you cannot install an operating system (OS) to a slim PS3 and you can thank sony for that.
there are many variants for linux taylored specifically for the PS3. Gentoo linux is by far the most complicated one to install (you require some knowledge of linux & gentoo) even by using a walkthrough as you have to type in commands (like in dos). Xubuntu (http://psubuntu.com/wiki/InstallationInstructions) is really easy install given that you use a GUI bootloader (Kboot:) aka "otheros.bld" so that you won't have to know like 20 specific commands to type.
sony was really simpathetic with the fact that you can actually upgrade your console's hdd (in terabytes too) very easily without the need for a hack as with homemade 360 hdds.
the infamous "double-wammy" hardware failure (ylod & dead blue-ray laser) can happen either simultaneously or consecutively after one or the other if it occurs. these failures are common to happen after 2 yrs of owning your console (seen it happen).
there is a fix for the ylod (yellow light of death) that can be done at home,
http://www.haxnetwork.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=265 and you'll need adobe to open the pdf file.
overall, the PS3 is an awesome console to have is so much more versatile in media usages than the 360 but it's still unhacked.
i wouldn't buy a 360 alone for halo ODST as that game completely blows (wtf happened bungie!). just grab a cheaper copy of halo 3 (for online play).
in multi-media, the 360 can play wmv/hd, mp4, and avi video format via a disc, usb stick, or an external hdd (formatted in FAT32). you can also stream the video formats mentioned above simply from your PC (given that your 360 is wireless or have a long LAN cable) or with windows media center. you won't have blue-ray or a linux media player to play your ripped hd videos.
anyways, i would get a 360 for the fact that it has way more games than the PS3. in contrast, you actually insert any 360 game into the drive and copy it over to the hdd and play it from there with better long-term benefits (prolonging the hardware) as to sony which only allowed you to install a third party OS onto the hardrive (with the now old-school fat consoles only).
the 360 has been hacked and is moddable to play back-ups "that you actually own" and is like 3 steps closer to seeing homebrew than the PS3.
yup, bootleg said it right that our post-modern consoles are complete junk when it comes to reliability. yet, the 360 is so much more fixable and can be done by noobs (given he finds the right info) and is a cheap fix-labor when taken to local electronic repair shops.
you'll get xbox live with tons of more players to play with on any online game vs with the PS network.
so, in reliability, both the PS3 and 360 suck! the PS3 is a better machine though and you can see it's potential with exclusive games only. i have both consoles and it's hard determining which is better. so, you'll have to personally weigh in multi-media vs a bigger game library.
Maybe if they didn't focus on graphics and useless things, better things will happen. People now are way to greedy.
Older consoles were really reliable and didn't break down that much.
Over the past 3 years i have bought 4 x-brick 360s and one ps3 (so far) and i personally wish that i had saved the money I had spent on the 360s and got myself a ps3 from the offset as i believe it is a superior machine compared to the 360. But as the previous posters have stated the hardware of both are no where near as reliable as the good old school consoles from yesteryear.
So imho i'd say go for the ps3
Hope this helps
I'm in the same boat with trying to decide which system makes more sense to buy. Personally I like the PS3, but I'm still on the ropes about it. The biggest problem for me with the xbox 360 is it's controller and the poor d-pad design. So here some points on why each system would be better or have an advantage for me:
- I'm more used to the PS3 controller design, and the d-pad is better suited for fighting games, which is my favorite game genre. You also don't have to buy a Play & Charge Kit or worry about charging batteries every time they burn out. You can just connect the PS3 controller into the PS3 to charge, since it has a lithium battery built-in just like a digital camera or ipod.
- It's much easier to upgrade the hard drive, although I haven't done any reading into how much work is involved in upgrading an xbox 360 hard drive.
- Online play is free, meaning no monthly or yearly fees.
- The PS3 overall is a much quieter system. Although I don't know how loud the xbox 360 is if playing games directly off the hard drive instead of a game disc.
- You can watch blu-ray movies if you don't already own a blu-ray player. Although, you might want to avoid that to extend the life of your blu-ray laser.
- Better multi-media capibilities as per what noetikos already explained.
- Much more decent games out for it than the PS3 according to most people's point of view I've heard.
- It's online play has a much bigger community and possibly a much more enjoyable experience?
- You can transfer the entire game to your hard drive, where the PS3 only lets you transfer some of the game data.
- The system can be modded and has more potential for a homebrew community as already pointed out by noetikos. Although, looks like there still hasn't been any homebrew applications released for the xbox 360 according to www.xboxscene.com.
- According to a friend of mine who has both systems, the xbox 360 displays a lot better on a standard definition TV (non-HD) than the PS3 does if you don't already own a HD TV or an decent LCD Monitor that's compatible with your console.
Both PS3 and Xbox 360 Issues:
- They are both known to break down, although I don't know what the difference is in warranties with each company nor the work or cost involved when needing to do the repairs yourself or a third-party shop if the warranty has already expired. However, I believe the issue with the xbox 360 breaking down has been identified and corrected with future revisions of the hardware? I haven't done any research into this, just what a friend told me, but I'm wondering if Sony has done any work info fixing the issues affecting PS3 stability.
Please anyone correct or make other suggestions to add if I have missed something...
EDIT: There was a revised xbox 360 controller released, but unfortunately it was "a limited edition promotional item that is only available in Europe, Asia and Latin America while supplies last." - source. There is a fix for the current xbox 360 controller d-pad here, and another one here. I was also contemplating investing in a Mad Catz Street Fighter IV FightPad if I did get the xbox 360. I later changed my mind, thinking I would rather use a controller equal to what everyone else has (fairness in fighting games) and not having to switch out controllers all the time (fight pad also doesn't have an analog stick). Although having a second controller would help decrease the wear and tear with only having one. I then started putting some research into which console would be the overall better option for me.
I say go for the PS3, it is starting to get the better games if you ask me, has the graphics. I personally have absolutely no problems with my ps3, and i have one of the first ones made (got mine the first week it came out). I just put in a 640gb hdd in it. Works great! My 360 just died (and i revived it from the red ring of death. Seemed like me bro in laws and my neighbors 360 went out in the same weekend.) They both bought new ones. But i found myself using my ps3 a lot more then i used to. And as i say to all people i see shopping. The ps3 is better and to my experience. Unless you want to play online more often. The 360 has a lot more problems then the ps3 does (atleast on my block). Dont know if this helps just my opionion.
perhaps the PS3 can last longer than the 360 but it still suffers from the same hardware failure patterns as the 360 (ex: YLOD as the RROD). the blue-ray laser has a short lifetime span (2 yrs or less) but the 360 dvd drive can be swapped out for a different version given that the dvd-drive key is present.
i have a hunch that the PS3 will draw in more developers to make games for it since it finally has become a more affordable console to buy. maybe we'll see more games made for it in 2010. the 360 still dominates in the game library.
i just want to be able to install PS3 games onto the hdd drive directly from a game.
Yes, this is the very thing stopping me from buying the PS3 right now. Maybe this is why they removed the ability to install third-party operating systems like Linux.
Originally Posted by noetikos