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Xbox360 or Playstation 3

By Golferman443
Nov 3, 2005
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  1. Ive been trying to make a choice to either get xbox 360 or playstation 3. They both like like pretty good consoles. Does anyone on here have any suggestions on which is the better buy. Ive been leaning more towards xbox 360, or i was just gonna buy the one that game out at the cheapest price. So if anyone has a suggestion please post a reply
  2. smtkr

    smtkr Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    Two suggestions:

    1. Don't buy anything at launch (costs, hardware reliability, software selection/quality, etc.)
    2. Search feature near top of forums
  3. flavin

    flavin Newcomer, in training Posts: 110

    i say PS3 cause thats gonna be my choice. but yea dont be any at release wait awhile for a price drop more games and an online community to grow
  4. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    What Games?

    Buy the console that has the games you want. I personally am going to get the 360 because of Halo. If your into PS2 games, get the ps3.
  5. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 294

    I heard the 360 will be 450 at launch for that kind of money I would rather get new toys for my comp.
  6. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    I know the price

    I know the price on the X-Box 360. It will be $400 for the full version that can play old X-Box games, and has wireless controlers. It is $300 for the cheap version, which can't play old games, and has a wired controler. Get the $400, it is worth $160 more that the cheap one.
  7. rant and rave

    rant and rave Newcomer, in training

    PS3 for sure!! The power of the machine for starters out does xbox by leaps and bounds. it will also be 100 percent backward compatible. xbox is not, there are only a handful of games it will allow, this is contradicting the "it will be totally backward compatible" announcement made at e3. i do agree that you should wait for the cost to come down. but in the long run, if you want to play games that will make you go WOW. then the ps3 is the one.
  8. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

  9. Akio

    Akio Newcomer, in training Posts: 262

    Sorry, I had to say this though

    XBox 2 (I'm going to call it XBox 2, 360 is stupid... I'm sorry people) vs PS3, I'd go for PS3 (which launches in Spring of 2006). But of course, decision completely up to you. XBox 2 is definetly going to have loads of problems on launch, Microsoft is just trying to get in on the Holiday shopping. Gain a landslide on the competition with PS3. Of course, most people aren't going to want to buy a PS3 (price depending on the package you get) after getting XBox 2. Which no doubt, Microsoft knows! Here's some specs on XBox 2 and PS3 that I got off Gamespot.

    PS3 - Link (http://hardware.gamespot.com/Sony-PlayStation-3-15015-S-4-4)
    Embedded Video Memory - 0MB
    Graphics Processor - RSX "Reality Synthesizer"
    Graphics Core Clock Speed - 550MHz
    System Memory - 256MB XDR
    Vector Units - 1 VMX vector unit per core
    System Memory Bandwith - 22.4GB/s, RSX 20GB/s (write)/15GB/s (read), SB 2.5GB/s (write)/ 2.5GB/s (read)
    Shaders - 100 Billion Shader Operations
    Video Memory - 256MB


    XBox 360 - Link (http://hardware.gamespot.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-15016-S-4-5)
    Embedded Video Memory - 10MB
    Graphics Processor - Custom ATI Processor
    Graphics Core Clock Speed - 500MHz
    System Memory - 512MB UMA (Shared with GPU)
    Vector Units - 1 VMX-128 unit per core (3 total)
    CPU Math Performance - 9 Billion Dot Product Operations per Second
    System Memory Bandwith - 22.4GB/s, 256GB/s to EDRAM
    Memory Architecture - Unified Memory Architecture
    Shaders - 48-way Parallel Floating Point Dynamically-Scheduled, 48 billion Operations/s
    Video Memory - 512MB UMA (Shared with CPU)
    Fill Rate (pixels) - 16 Gigasamples/s using 4X MSAA
    Fill Rate (triangles) - 500 Million/s
  10. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    The PS3 is also rumored to support Blu-Ray DVD playback - a new DVD format that has been accepted by most of the major motion picture companies. Xbox 360 can't do that. Blu-Ray is the way to go - so PS3 is the way to go for me.
  11. smtkr

    smtkr Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    You would decide on a console purely from a media standpoint?
     
  12. gary_hendricks

    gary_hendricks Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    Hi smtkr,

    Of course not just on a media standpoint. It's just that Blu-Ray support is a nice plus.
  13. maxbb1

    maxbb1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 63

    well for me it is ps3 ( have had ps1 and 2) so gotta stick with it, besides i have so many games. ANother plus is the 360 only supports HD-DVD which has 15-30 (dual layer) gig capacity while the ps3 blu-rays have 25-50gig(dual layer) capacity which means that there is a possibility for much bigger games, full feature cutscenes and better graphics. so in my opinion it is ps3 all the way... only downside is the longer wait to get one.
  14. smtkr

    smtkr Newcomer, in training Posts: 138

    15-30 gigs is plenty, but it doesn't matter since the 360 is actually using a standard dual layer DVD, not the HD-DVD that everyone is under the impression the 360 supports.

    I repeat, the 360's optical media drive is no better than the one sitting in the computer in front of you.
  15. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    No not really. I have one sitting right in front of me, and while im not keeping it, (ebay) i did play it a bit to see what it was like. I found not problems/glitches/etc. Now i have not tested xbox live yet, so i can not vouch on that.

    Im a PC gamer so i have no prefrence


    But i own a xbox and was planning on buying (and keeping) a 360. But something really pissed me off about this release....The lack of games. What happend to this huge list of release games? Now it is limited to Call of duty 2 (which has all ready been out for PC), king, Need for speed, and some other lack luster tites. Im going to go transfer my Xbox reserve of Elder Scrolls 4 to a PC. :suspiciou


    Sean
  16. maxbb1

    maxbb1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 63

    ok dude come on have you not read the microsoft statements, read the computing magazines or even read the tech stats online???? it IS a hd-dvd fool
  17. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    No...it is not. Maybe yor the one that should read the microsoft statements, or read the stats online. M$ was planning to put a hd-dvd drive in when they starting planning the xbox, but later on went on with a plain DVD drive. (helps shorten the release date.

    Have a read here
  18. maxbb1

    maxbb1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 63

    hahaha that is actually funny that i am wrong... the 360 is pretty gay-o then... maybe the hd-dvd will be released with later versions.. either way i am getting a ps3 with its possible blu-rays so pffff
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