PC vs Xbox 360 vs PS3

By AnonymousSurfer · 92 replies
Feb 9, 2012
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  1. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    300 euro? Sucks to be you man. :( The latest 12GB PS3 has RRP of like $250 max.
  2. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    Amazon is pretty good, they tend to have international prices, but rather the shipping costs.
  3. ZBestGamor

    ZBestGamor TS Rookie Posts: 33

    What do you think... I broke my arm a week ago and I got 100€ from the insurance companies... I have 200€ what should I buy xbox or ps3 or a monitor?? I have a big long old monitor....
  4. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    In my opinion? Get a console over a monitor, because you can play that while you save up for a new monitor, as opposed to staring at a blank screen while saving up for a console, as to which console - the PS3 is better of the two overall, but the 360 has better online which everyone knows. In the end it's your decision.
  5. ZBestGamor

    ZBestGamor TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Well... I don't have money for the ps3(300€) but I have 4 xbox (200€) but I don't wanna pay xbox live... its to expensive ... should I wait 4 the ps3 price drop...(after the ps4 comes out) it will cost 200€ or less and multiplayer will be free.
  6. ZBestGamor

    ZBestGamor TS Rookie Posts: 33

    BTW I have a very old monitor without HDMI my TV also doesn't have hdmi and my monitor resolution is 1024*860 and Tv. 860*640 can some of them support xbox or ps3??
  7. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    They both support component. The differences between the graphics are negligible, unless you're really looking for them. The exclusives on PS3 are better; Killzone, Metal Gear Solid, God of War; as opposed to Halo and Gears of War. PS3 has Bluray, Xbox has HDDVD, there's little difference. How about you make the decision? It's your money.
  8. killerbadboy

    killerbadboy TS Member

    PC without a doubt
  9. macmorgan

    macmorgan TS Rookie

    I prefer to play on PC. On the second place is Xbox. I haven't played on PS3, so I don't know if it's any good.
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  10. Panshul

    Panshul TS Rookie

    I have been a PC gamer since 1996. The last game I played on a console was Super Mario.. :p
    I have a custom PC build.. top gaming rig... cost me a fortune.. but I love it. Have no problems with online gaming.. as most my friends are also pc gamers. I was thinking of trying console gaming, due to the exclusive games. I was trying to play Call of Duty, Black ops 2 with the controller on my PC... just to experience the difference in the gaming experience when playing with an Xbox controller, rather than with my mouse and keyboard.
    I really found it difficult and frustrating to play an FPS with a controller. I was not able to target and shoot most of the times I was firing outside the target.
    I also tried playing Assassin's Creed 3, which was more controllable and playable than the FPS game due to the nature of targeting system.
    Is there a difference between the control systems on PC versions and Console versions of FPS games? or I will be able to achieve the PC mouse accuracy in targeting FPS games with a controller with practice?
    I really need to be sure that I will be able to play console games with a controller before I get a console.
  11. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Evangelist Posts: 463   +136

    The thing here is, on PC you've got mouse/keyboard VS controller, and a controller cannot beat the responsiveness of a mouse/keyboard set, but on a console, you're on equal grounds. The controls I'd imagine are very similar, if not the same. If you're used to PC gaming, I'd stick with it, unless it's handheld or the wii. Handhelds tend to be host to different genres, and the wii is just a different genre of console, not preferred by core/hardcore gamers.
  12. AFerrariniB

    AFerrariniB TS Rookie

    man, DO NOT get personal with your console (the "we" in 'we got hacked') that shows to me that you are a fanboy. Don't be one, because as soon as you become one you no longer use logic and might end up making a bad decition in the future (by buying the nex gen of your fanboy-ed console) just because you feel you gotta 'defend' a decition you made in 2006
  13. Vballmama

    Vballmama TS Rookie

    Okay, I need some help. I have a 10 year old that is becoming a gamer. She LOVES Minecraft, and I know that y'all are passed that, but I want t get her something she can play these games she loves. Unfortunately, it is only Minecraft at the moment, she has completely outgrown the Wii. I suggested the Xbox 360, she wants a PC games system. I would like something more versatile for her in case this is a phase. Advice, please, I know NOTHING about this stuff! Thanks
  14. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Guru Posts: 384   +54

    A PC is your best bet for future gaming. Many of us on this forum build our own computers for gaming and other activities but since you're a newcomer my suggestion is a pre-built system that can handle basic games. Anything from Dell or Hewlett-Packard will do for light gaming but I'd also suggest looking at machines built by Asus since they make excellent motherboards.

    Hope this helps. And welcome to the forums!.
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,703

    Start a new thread and ask all the questions you can think of. There are dozens of members here that love answering them. If you have a system in your sights, everyone here can tell you the pros and cons to buying it. After a long conversation, I'm positive you will know what you need to know. :)
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Before you make a new thread Vballmama, I'd suggest just getting an Xbox. If you really know nothing about this stuff, then a PC is a sure fire way to disappoint a 10yr old on Christmas. The chances of something failing and you not knowing how to fix it are very high - you are the target market the xbox is designed for. :)

    Alternatively, if you buy an office computer for yourself or the family, Minecraft will work on it.
  17. HafizNafes89

    HafizNafes89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 24   +9

    An xbox can break too.
  18. ShaZam1408

    ShaZam1408 TS Rookie

    I would say that PC has enough features now a days to run PS1,PS2 and even Wii and GC to its maximum potential with the right hardware, therefore you don't need a PS2 if you have a good PC rig. And the advantages of running PS2 on a PC is that you can run them with even better graphics, I know that not all games work but it is highly rare in this times, specially when the emulators are updating constantly. Plus its free. So I would say PC is the best thing you can buy if you want to play older console games like N64,Ps1,Ps2,GC,Wii,Atari etc! The options in the PC world are infinite compared to PS3 and Xbox 360. The only Con I see in PC is the price, because it is a little heavy BUT its a one day spend and with XBL or PSN you waste more than buying a decent gaming PC 600$-700$ in less than a few months I can guarantee you that. So if you do go for gaming PC, I would say you spend your money on the gold mine of gaming. That's my opinion towards PC gaming and this is a guy that has never had one, I speak from owning Super Low End PC's and trying to run the Ps2 emulator on a Dell For Work with the oldest integrated graphics card that has 0 memory on it. I always wanted one but never had the chance because of the budget. Now that I'm older and have the means finally. I'm gonna get a AMD Quad-Core 3.4, Radeon R7 260x 2gb GDDR5, 8GB RAM and 1TB Hard Drive 7200RM with a standard dvd/cd drive. For 599$ and I would say, that is enough to get me to play PS2 without no problems what so ever with the right configurations. That's my experience and I hope it helps someone here. I own PS3 and Xbox 360 because of my brothers, I never had the choice to pick a PC and I still prefer to play PS1 on my crappy Dell for work PC.

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