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May 13, 2005

Xbox vs. Sony

Cliff Edwards

OK, so now we know pretty much what Xbox 360 will do when we rush to get our mitts on it in November, thanks to Microsoft's 30-minute infomercial on MTV Thursday night. Now the games really can begin. On Monday, we'll find out whether Sony's posturing was all swagger, or if they're really planning to put a hurt on Microsoft for rushing out a game console early. Word is, Sony hopes to announce that consumer electronics companies and others have pretty much adopted the Blu-Ray high-definition DVD standard, though they will use some codecs from the competitor standard, HD-DVD. If true, that mean that unlike Xbox 360, you could watch high-def movies right from your PlayStation 3. And expect Sony to play up ties to its movie and music studios, versus Microsoft with Cinenow offering yesterday's movies tomorrow. The big questions: Will Microsoft's nemesis actually announce a release date, and will it be sooner than everyone thinks?

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sony sucks xbox 360 should do extremly well

Posted by: bryan at June 3, 2005 01:23 PM

xbox 360 sucks! PS3 kills the 360!

Posted by: karkar at November 5, 2005 09:09 PM

i dont really see anything special about the xbox 360 i think it sux but not cause of the graphics or anything just cause i like playing different style games. ps3 is what im going for but i believe in the end ill play my ps2 more. devil may cry rules drakengard is king. i love swordfighting games there just awesome. xbox dosnt have much to choose from in my opinion.

Posted by: dcm at November 21, 2005 09:32 PM

xbox 360 is cool, good online options. But really its not worth it to spend around 600$ just to improve a bit of the gaming experience. I have xbox its much better than ps2 (and I say that cause I have it and it sux), but 360 is too similar to xbox in terms of the graphics (the only thing average gamers care about). Anyhow I think that ps3 is going to be much better since its more expensive, hehehe, wasn't that the case for every single gaming system that ever cameout? plz don't argue guys. But another gaming system in the market as an option never hurts. :D

Posted by: Alkawi at November 23, 2005 08:25 PM

The Xbox 360 has MUCH better graphics power than the xbox, 8 times over.

You people don't seem to understand that the people who made the release games didnt know EXACTLY how far they were willing to push the system, and how hard could they.

Notice how Halo 2 came out deep into the Xbox's life, its the GAME that holds the graphics, the Xbox 360 just says "Hey well I'm able to support those kind of graphics, watch this!"

Posted by: john at November 24, 2005 11:52 PM

It doesn't matter that X360 has better graphics than Xbox, it's how it holds up to PS3's that counts(atleast in that area).

Comparing two different generations doesn't make sense.

X360 could easily become the next PS2, for the fact that although it may not match up with sheer power, it will have a place in our homes far before the competition, especially with lots of developer support.

On the other hand, PS3 has much more power- a processor with that many cores? It's unheard of to the average console or even PC gamer. Seeing tech demos as flashy as we've seen at e3 with a prototype system and some without use of it's GPU!

The fact holds up that the games and features will determine how they'll hold up to eachother, it depends on how developers utilize the consoles.

Developers could go with MS, because for one- it's here now, and try to see what they could bust out with it, or they could end up with Sony, hoping other's are willing to wait and do the same, and we would have dazzling graphics(something that could hold up to a PC's atleast at lauch!), true-to-life AI engines, physics for the slightest bit of debris in an explosion, and far more space.

PS3 would easily take the cake if it were released now, but the fact of the day is, when we're hanging out with our boys playing a 360, jealousy could catch up to us at any day within the 7-10 months before PS3 comes.

Posted by: Martin at November 27, 2005 10:43 PM

there is no way we will know which system is truely better until the ps3 comes out

p.s. by the way so far both systems look good

Posted by: neutralguy at November 29, 2005 08:19 PM

XBOX 360 & PS3 suck! The graphics on a PC with a 3 year old Gforce card are better then both. There is no benefit to buying a console, they are watered down computers with no control over performance. There isn't one reason a console is better.

Posted by: ConsoleShakedown at November 30, 2005 06:03 PM

are you kidding me alkawi? the 360 is too similar to the xbox graphically? i mean, are you high or something?

Posted by: Stumbles at December 4, 2005 08:50 PM

The Ps3 kicks The Xbox 360s ass the Ps3 has way better graphics and more games Nintendo revolution aint that bad either but it still dosent compete with Ps3 i saw a game being played on each of them and Ps3 kill them all im defintly gonna wait and get Ps3

Posted by: Tyler at December 5, 2005 04:09 AM

Ps2 is way better than Xbox 1 the graphics are better than Xbox and the games

Posted by: Tyler at December 5, 2005 04:11 AM

ps3 will nail the 360. I mean its obvious that sony has so many more products. Microsoft may have a lot of technology but their technology is comps. Sony on the other hand has a lot of diffrent products. So if you think about it sony has more knowledge.so no matter how hard microsoft tries they cant stand up to sony. I will admit that both ps3 and 360 are goin to be great systems but of course the ps3 will be better.On some other blog ive seen the 360 has more games right now...key word NOW...but when ps3 comes out there will be so many games for ps3 you wouldnt believe it. Any xbox fanboys that have read this get it through your head ps3 will be better and will always be better than 360 so ive said my point.

Posted by: hanky at December 5, 2005 06:59 AM

Playstation 3 looks way better than any other system ive saw the Xbox 360 looks exatly like Xbox 1 and nintendo is to kiddey The Ps3 looks so much better than Xbox 360 or Nintendo revolution the price may be more but its worth it to have unlike that piece of crap Xbox 360 Defintly wait until the real thing comes the Ps3 the graphics are so freakin real alot of people wouid mistake it for real you got my point get the real deal

Posted by: Tyler at December 5, 2005 07:15 AM

I find it amusing that anyone here can say with any sincerity what the PS3 looks like. Tech demos have not been indicative of the subseqent products, because hardware changes and developers underuse the machines once they're trying to make games on a budget and a deadline.

I also find it amusing that most of the fanboys can't properly comlpete sentences because they're so excited.

So, on to the particulars.

1) The XBox 360 looks good on its own merits. None of the games are pushing the envelope yet, but that's an unrealistic expectation. The machine is barely out.

2) Sony has plenty of time to do what they think they need to, but with all the consumer bad will towards Sony right now thanks to the DRM problems, even if they make a great console it could be received badly. Sure, the core fans won't stray, but the average soccer mom might go Microsoft this time.

3) PC gaming is fantastic looking, but many people aren't crazed performance freaks and they just want to play, not spend all their time tweaking.

I'd take half an hour of Super Monkey Ball on Gamecube over half an hour of downloading drivers and overclocking my machine until it stops working. (And I'm not that good at SMB.)

4) Don't discount anyone until the games are out. It is about the games, right?

Posted by: Chris at December 5, 2005 08:48 PM

that cell processer in the ps3 is goin to be amazing. I think ps3 will have need for speed underground 3. Not sure but i think.Killzone to is goin to be awsome too.

Posted by: hanky at December 6, 2005 08:50 PM

the ps3 is going to be 8 times stronger than the gay60.

Posted by: hanky at December 6, 2005 08:52 PM

You know how the ps2 had a disk tray. Well the ps3 is goin to be like a car radio. Ha the stupid 360 is still stuck with the disk tray haha bill gates.......stinker has no creativity.

Posted by: hanky at December 6, 2005 08:57 PM

PS3 is the best...........i repeat PS3 is the best

Posted by: The Game King at December 6, 2005 10:07 PM

those are good words game king. Ps3 will always be the best. Hopefully after the good performance of the ps3 they will make a ps4 that will kick ass

Posted by: hanky at December 7, 2005 10:29 AM

does anyone know when the ps3 will come out

Posted by: hanky at December 8, 2005 10:24 AM

Ps3 Is soo much better omg it makes me wet my bed sometimes. I saw Xbox 360 in the mall yesterday and I was playing it then it suddenly crashed infront of like 20 people watching me play call of duty lol I guess it had been on too long......

XbOX360 SUCKS!

Posted by: Scooba Stieve at December 8, 2005 05:36 PM

i played the xbox 360 at walmart yesterday and of course it wasnt that great

Posted by: hanky at December 8, 2005 06:22 PM

Xbox fanboys. I have a question. Do u really like the xbox360. Do u have any sense to wait for the ps3.Do u have any clue how better the ps3 will be. Somebody responde.

Posted by: hanky at December 9, 2005 11:12 AM

xbox 360 and ps3 are great consoles, PC is also good, but a good pc costs about $1000.....anyways, all i see from all of your comments is the GRAPHICS! graphics arent the only thing that counts.. for you ps3 fans, you will probably say that ps3 will have more games, which is true... on the other hand, the majority of the games will SUCK!!! so it does not matter of the console, it's all about the game... and depending on the player, each person would like a different kind of game. so thats my point

the console isnt important, the GAME IS!

Posted by: buddha at December 11, 2005 07:06 PM

Why is there so many ps3 fanboys posting here, why are you guys getting so worked up? you sound like a bunch of kids at recess. Anyways, heres how i take the whole thing, first of all both systems processors are great. It is true that the ps3 processor has more power, but it does not have as much memory as the 360's. All in all, when they are running next to each other the graphical difference will be so miniscule that you would not even notice it. Secondly, Xboxs lineup of games is allright, their release titles were ok, cod2 was awsome, but they could have done with more selection. Microsoft recruited some pretty interesting and highly valuable developers this time around, including sonys long time goldmine Square Enix. Sony might not have the game selection this time around, its processors and development tools are complex and could limit what they can do in the near future, xbox however has a revolutionary development interface which makes it an ease to programme for, this could be the edge that cuts sonys fading dynasty into the pit in which lies dreamcast and saturn!!!! And all you ps3 fanboys who are using the previews they seen at e3 as a platform for argument, know this. Those shots are CGI!!!! cgi dammit, not gameplay. Realtime means different things to different people. Get your info right before you argue!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: big bad blair at December 13, 2005 12:14 AM

come on hands down ps3 will kick xbox360 rear. the only reason they launch the system alot earlier then sony did was so they could try to get a leep on sales. which will not work because ps3 will actually have ps3 graphics not like xbox360 which has the first consoles graphics and a really bad dvd player.

Posted by: rob lopez at December 15, 2005 11:41 AM

The bottom line is - Xbox 360 and PS3 are both great in their own ways. PS3 may have the upper hand with the slightly more powerful chips and variety of games (half of which a toddler would reject), but Xbox 360 makes up for it in other ways.

It has been said that you can buy a Linux OS on a HD for the Xbox 360 - which may not seem like much to the average gamer, bt there are a lot of others out there who are dying to use the pure processing power of one of these systems as a powerful PC. Also, Xbox 360 only releases games that are worthy to be played - Anyone heard of SHIFTERS on PS2 - WORST GAME EVER!!!

Also, the Xbox 360 doesn't have a BAD DVD player, you're only saying that in comparison to the Blu-ray medium the PS3 will use - BIG WHOOP - In the near future there is no need for that much disk space and by the time PS3 is released, the Blu-ray drive will probably only be running at 1x speed.

In conclusion, it depends what you want - A dedicated gaming console (PS3) or a maluable system that performs comparitively to the competition. My opinion, the small drop of performance power in the Xbox 360 is worth the added benefits of a Linux OS, and hassle free shopping for kids, where you know you will pick a quality game instead of RC Revenge Pro.

Posted by: Mahoo at December 20, 2005 12:58 AM

Well, buy American Made. Man you all keep wanting this foreign stuff (cars, tvs, game consoles). Well frankly your just pissing away your future here in the US. Now, I'm sure Microsoft does plenty of outsourcing to other countries, but the final dollar goes to Bill, whos a frickin American. So go ahead and buy your foreign made crap. However, your great grandfather or grandfather would be pretty saddened by your decision.

Posted by: Chad at December 21, 2005 03:45 PM

PS3 is by far the best console to date. It will wipe the floor with XBOX 360 and Nintendo Revolution. Sony has invested millions of dollars into small gaming companies so that they will make thier games exclusive for PS3. So don't be suprised when almost all the good games are for the PS3. Also the PS3, on paper, is 2x more powerfull than the XBOX 360. The games will look crystal clear and with Blue-Ray disks, when DVD format dies, it will still hold up its own.

Posted by: Adam at December 21, 2005 08:50 PM

dude...........everyone knows that the ps3 is gonna be better than the 360. Its gonna have better graphics, games, and etc. Also when a remake of FF7 comes out its gonna kill Halo and ony other game for the x-box

Posted by: sepheroth at December 22, 2005 07:20 PM

The graphics really dont matter in an rpg game(ff7) but they do in a shooting and fighting game.

and if any grahics get any better then xbox 360 or ps3 graphics then it will look way too real. it all depends on the 3d modeler of the game.

btw the first halo 2 tralier(the one where u see the brutes) has better graphics then halo 2. im a halo fan but halo2 wasnt all that good, halo was better.

blue ray dvd doesnt matter because if u can afford a ps3 or an xbox 360 u can afford a dvd player.

xbox360 has more memory but i havent even filled a quarter of my xbox's memory, so thats not gonna be a problem.

ps2 does suck!!! but ps3 is gonna be kool, so will xbox360.

Posted by: whocares at December 23, 2005 06:39 PM

well,to tell you the truth ps2 well it sucks really you all ps2 lovers stop it xbox smoked ps2 hands down 360 will be king ok for one well did you forget xbox live! i mean ps2 online sucked BAD!!! i'v played ps of years since it came out im tied of those damn graphics we are in 2005 going on to 2006 damnit i want something NEW!!!!!! so get over it playstation will always SUCK!!! get over IT!!!

Posted by: Smoothers at December 24, 2005 09:34 PM

ps3 will be better. Xbox may have beat ps2, but its diffrent now. Why do you think ps3 is taking longer to come out. ps3 will be way better than 360. I have 360 and it isnt as good as i thought. Its just like xbox no difference at all. I would only buy 360 for $200 thats all

Posted by: Tino at December 27, 2005 02:08 PM

Why do u think ps3 is comin out so much later than 360. ps3 is going to be 3x better than 360. i played 360 and its not a big deal. its just like xbox. people want something difrent. game king is right ps3 is the best

Posted by: Emoney at December 27, 2005 02:17 PM

ok ok ok every knows that ps3 IS BETTER and i've heard it could do this and it could do that.i just think that xbox 360 is a good console and that micro soft is trying to repair what has caused the freezes so i would go for xbox for many reasons

( i like the style too)

Posted by: dude at December 28, 2005 02:07 AM

XBOX 360 WILL RULE THE WORLD AND ALL OF YOU PS3 SUCKERS ARE GOING TO ADMIT IT

Posted by: some guy at December 28, 2005 02:11 AM

Ps3 and xbox sucks they are still new to the gaming world nintendo has been here longer an yall are serously not given nintendo a chance.Xbox is crashing already lol what nintendo system have u heard of crashin none exacully I feel sorry 4 anyone who was dumb enouf to spend there money on xbox.I like bill gates he is a genious but honelestly he needs to stick with software and computers he is good at that.

Posted by: dan at December 28, 2005 07:12 AM

i played the xbox 360 in a game shop the other day and i thought that the graphics were as good as a decent ps2 game. it is nothing special, they have apparently put all their effort into online gaming, when the majority of people cant go online with their consoles. i think the actual console looks bad as well. i admit that i mainly focus on graphics, but isnt that the most important thing?

nerds say, "oh gameplay is the most important feature, but any console can handle it.

and the guy who likes nintendo should soon realise that it completely sucks and has the most pathetic and childish games ever on a console. oh and did i say that it is completely crap.

Posted by: Charlie at December 29, 2005 03:14 PM

XBOX 360 GAMES COST 50 QUID FOR SOMETHING THAT IS WORTH AS MUCH AS A DECENT PS2 GAME

50 QUID!!!!

Posted by: charlie at December 29, 2005 03:16 PM

O man, i wasnt even going to comment, and sound like %90 of the people or (fan boys) on this site, but i do have one thing to say. Everybody going on about cell this, graphics that, yeah it does play a role into buying games for me, but it mostly comes down to what games are out for that system. But if you guys stop bitching, go out and get a real job, you'll be able to buy both systems. I love my x360, and when it comes out ill buy a PS3. Maybe ill buy 10 depending on the hype and market, and sell 9 of them on ebay for $1000 a pop, to fan-boys, like MOST of you on here.

On another note, a night out with my girl friend is way better than a night home playing games. And i know some of you on here play more than 5 hours a day. go out in reality and get a girl friend, or a job or something. If not, theres only one solution, get lucky like my brother, and get payed very well, developing games.

Posted by: chops at December 30, 2005 09:47 AM

Sony has people brainwashed. Its funny to me. I respect Xbox 360 it looks great to me and I've owned Sony since day 1. If your not working on PS3 I don't think you can give an opinion on the graphics, at least not yet.All the PS3 footage I saw looked like video I've been playing games since 4 and I know video when I see it. If anyone saw Ghost Recon Xbox 360 Trailer on TV commercial(not actual gameplay footage) it was video and it looked amazing compared to killzone(video it was too scripted). If PS3 don't have playable versions of games what else can they show but video. And as for the the tech demos how much power can it possibly take to render 30 sec games you would have so much space to devote power to specific things without spreading it throughout an entire game.And when that guy used the PS3 controler to add all those ducks, it looked staged like he wasn't even pressing the button for real like he gave a cue or something to add the ducks and just kept pressing the button.This post is to help people think rationally and consider the facts sony doesn't own technology as it advances it's just available. If PS3 was really all of what they showed you they would of let you get your hands on it in some shape or form. Oh and P.S. sorry to say but PS3 is also big and ugly, futuristic, but ugly. It looks like the Oreck air purifier

Posted by: gino at January 4, 2006 10:39 AM

I have a xbox 360 and it's a great console to play. and going to get better with the max programming abilities for graphics soon to be deveolped by programmers. Having Xbox live, media support, great gamming line up from venders, and a price tag that won't hit you as hard as the sony PS3, it's a better bargan! Besides I don't want to watch dvd's on my console, it burns out the laser, and ruins the life span of the console faster. I have a dvd player to watch movies. As well, I will have a blue ray dvd player to watch HD movies when the time comes to buy one.

Posted by: Walter at January 4, 2006 05:47 PM

just wondering how the wireless adapter is for the xbox 360; is online play good ?

Posted by: mac at January 5, 2006 09:36 PM

PS3 makes me puke it sucks like all you ps3 fanboy losers

Posted by: mikw at January 6, 2006 03:26 AM

I predict, that in the long run, Microsoft will be one step ahead of Sony in the videogame industry. The 360 uses an ATI graphics card and the PS3 uses Nvidia. Everybody knows that ATI overall can produce higher level graphics than Nvidia. Also, those of you commenting on the look of the games now, wait until later! The developers will have more of a sense of what they're working with and can produce much better looking games. (Which is hard to imagine)

Posted by: Moye5 at January 6, 2006 11:05 PM

What are you people looking at 360 looks way better than PS2 or Xbox PS3 shows video you are gamers just like me but your brainwashed by sony you know what video looks like and you saw it just admit it. Ghost Recon TV commercial(not gameplay if anyone has seen it) is video too for 360 and that in my opinion looked better than any PS3 game video and final fantasy for PS3 looked like PS2 you guys are brainwashed lol its funny to me sony does it everytime and no one says anything. Look at a movie like toy story games still cannot come close to that in gameplay.Who knows what technology is better 1 could be behind the other just because 1 system may be easier to understand at first by developers. I will believe sony is better when I see some footage that isn't so scripted and unviewable from a players standpoint during gameplay(=VIDEO) thats when I'll believe PS3 is better.Also no one talks about also needing a HD set to view PS3 correctly but Xbox heard it all.360 also gives you HD through a computer monitor everyone could have HD for cost of a flat computer monitor. Will Ps3 do that? We don't even know if Blu Ray is going to surpass HD only time can tell how the clock ticks. Also Xbox 360 is fully upgradeable You'll see microsoft selling other enhancements that could give them every advantage. For example upgrade 360 to PS3 specs and beyond, if PS3 is indeed better And remember the only reson Sony is even on top now is because of their name, marketing and games sucked kinda before PS1 came at least for older people just remember how you felt when you first wanted a PS1 and thats what their strategy was. It was simply luck to me they were in the right place at the right time.

Posted by: gino at January 8, 2006 12:40 AM

DUDE what are u guys talking about ps3 didnt even come out so it might suck ill always think that microsoft is more powerful then sony or nintendo there both good but still microsoft might be newer to the gaming experince xbox will always be stronger than ps2 or ps3 my first system i still like xbox better always better graphics im just gettin xbox 360 its so cool amazing graphics sony can never beat that but its up to u thats my opoion tell me do u need the hd cable to have good graphics on xbox 360 email me at rockystwocool@hotmail.com who ever has it email me

PS. There both good but we never know what sony will come out with i have faith with microsoft

Posted by: SCREAMINGMANIAC3 at January 9, 2006 08:32 PM

you ps3 people are nother but a bunch of graphic whores. if you think the 360 has horrible graphics, check out up coming games like LOST PLANET and FIGHT NIGHT 3 those games look freakin amazing! besides everyone should know how game indutry works, 1st generation games aren't going to be impressive as the 2nd generation games. the 360 will do just fine. they have more support than the XBOX and learned from their mistakes. this is going to be a great year for video games and XBOX, PS3, and REVOLUTION will all have their share of success.

Posted by: steel fox at January 15, 2006 10:24 PM

my friend and me are fighting which is better xbox or ps2, my friend says that ps2 is better but has only ps2 has more games to back up what he saids. i think xbox is better because it has halo and halo 2 which is the best game so far, and xbox has xbox live which is easy to find but ps2 online i have never even seen its not even at wal-mart. know xbox 360 has came out and sony has only ps2 to back it up with because ps3 is not comeing out intell spring 2006 maby.

Posted by: KYLE at January 18, 2006 05:58 PM

for that guy who said buy american stuff. not to buy the ps3 because its "foreign" is nuts.you are discriminating. is it my fault that sony do a better job than bill gates. is it my fault that foreign companies can make better consoles than bill gates. who cares if its american or not. this is about the best console and not about what country it is made in. everything goes worldwide nowadays.

its like saying only americans should buy xbox consoles and japanese should buy ps consoles

really stupid.

this isnt a patriotic whatever you call it. this is about quality. and sony has always been the #1. the one that came close to that was nintendo.

Posted by: syed at January 20, 2006 07:56 PM

Both systems look good. It's going to be hard to tell which one is better, but, does that really matter, or does quality high-definition gaming matter? I think quality high-definition gaming matters more, and both systems can provide that. I think it's going to come down to the games, and if that is the case, then, the PS3 has already won.

Posted by: mike at January 21, 2006 06:23 PM

titles so the graphics might not be as big as a jump as the next gen consoles were from the previous consoles but if u look at halo one of the xbox's first launch title game and was extremely successful but the graphics were good but the multiplayer graphics in halo 1 sucks than 2 year later or so when halo 2 there was a massive difference in graphics not only in the multiplayer but also in the campaign from xbox launch titles and recent xbox games there is a massive jump from in excellence of graphics and i have no doubt that we can expect the xbox 360 to improve by 70 plus percent and blow us away in the next 1 to 2 years from now the xbox produces haven?? discovered what they can really do with the system and what power it is capable of

Posted by: gsgf at January 22, 2006 06:48 PM

Personally, I think that the x-box 360 and the PS3 are the same. I did research on all of their key factors and good and bad points, and in the end, they both had excellent facts, and a lot of good AND bad points. So for all of you who like one over the other, did you do any research, or are you just guessing at which one you THINK is better??

Posted by: Jackie at January 23, 2006 09:22 PM

PS2 is just far better then Xbox. Who cares if Xbox has better graphics, hardware etc.....PS2 has da meanest games and it's compact and looks good. Bill Gates mother should have told him not to judge a book by its cover and that he should not judge the PS2 by its hardware capabilities. PS2 is capable of doing far more mystical things using the unique Emotion Engine. P.S. PS3 will be more powerful then Xbox 360, I know why Microsoft even bother making game consoles, just stick with computers and making the next version of Windows Vista.

Posted by: Saitex at January 24, 2006 12:58 AM

Man there is so much arguing going on here. I really think both systems will be great and will definetly both kick the NINTENDO REVOLUTIONS @$$!

I think PS3 might have a better variety of games and graphics but Xbox 360 will probably take the cake in online play. I heard PS3 will be able to hold 7 controllers. I also think it was smart to release the 360 first because people have been itching for a new console.

Posted by: Alex at February 4, 2006 10:10 PM

WTF is with fan-boys!? They always seem to spout nonsensical drivel without knowing the facts! Take it from somone who knows, these arguments will never be resolved.

I own a PS2 and XBOX, as well as all the Nintendo and Sega platforms that have been released, and every system has its plus and minus points. Get over it!

Oh, and ConsoleShakedown, my PC has got a GForce 6600GT, which is just a little better than a three year old card, and I would rather play my games on a console! I think I'll keep my PC for modelling the characters in the games! Jackass!

Posted by: RitchieTheBrit at February 5, 2006 11:24 AM

xbox 360 has more ram 512 mb ram has halo 3 and gta 6 and gear of war but I think ps3 will beat xbox 360 be couse of the graphics and has 7 cores

xbox 360 has 3 cores

Posted by: TIM JONES at February 8, 2006 06:51 AM

ps3 is the best it will beat xbox 360 rubbish console

Posted by: TIM JONES at February 8, 2006 07:00 AM

First of all i would like to ay that the 360 seems to pale in comparison to the ps3. At least in terms of graphics and power. The gameplay, however is far more important than graphics. any hard core gamer would tell you that they would rather play Final Fantasy 3 than play some second rate rpg such as Final Fantasy 11. My point is simple. No one can make a decision on which system is better until you have played both systems. Futher more, i would like to point out that the gameplay will of course improve in both systems as soon as they work out problems that are sure to rise up, just as they had in both companies predecessors.

Posted by: Nyxess at February 8, 2006 12:20 PM

xbox 360 is better then ps3 has more pipelines

Posted by: TIM JONES at February 15, 2006 05:53 AM

BUY BOTH xb360&PSIII

Posted by: Richman at February 15, 2006 02:55 PM

ha pipelines hehehe cores are what show performance man. The ps3 cell proccesor has 8 cores all by it self not inculding the other stuff hehe.

Posted by: hanky at February 20, 2006 08:02 PM

omg what kind of system freezes so often i mean come on. Ive never had a probm=lem with any of my systems the gay60 is the first system ive experinced freezing. Pretty weird dont u think.

Posted by: hanky at February 20, 2006 08:04 PM

everybody sing with me..............The xbox gay60 sucks really really sucks sing wit me the xbox gay60 sucks really really sucks sing it wit me oh it really sucks it really sucks it will never compare to the ps3 the king of systems it will never compare to the king of systems never never never never never never never my lyrics stink sry pple.

Posted by: hanky at February 20, 2006 08:09 PM

nintendo revolution shouldnt even be in this blog cause the 360 and ps3 will kick its ass

Posted by: hanky at February 20, 2006 08:18 PM

is arguing goin to get this anywhere??? I dont think so...........the truth is playstation 3 will rule the gameworld no doubt about it so xbox lovers give up. xbox lovers give some good reasons how the xbox 360 is better than ps3. definetly not graphic wise. Maybe memory wise but who cares about memory. the ps3 is also a lot faster than the xbox. I was lookin at some screenshots for the ps3 graphics............omg i thought it was a actual picture from a real life sceen but is was actually the ps3 graphics. Anywho just give good reasons y the xbox 360 is better than the ps3 i bet u wont find many.

Posted by: warzone at February 21, 2006 10:40 AM

You know what i think the Xbox 360 and Ps3 are both gonna leave the Nintendo Revolution in there dust and you know what Ps3 and Xbox 360 are both very highly regarded and Highly anticipated Systems.

Here's what i think there's sales are gonna be about the same becuase alot of people are gonna get both, just like half the world when Xbox came out and everybody foundout that there was a bunch of pretty good games and the graphics where only slightly better but most of all...halo, after that everybody had Two sytems Ps2 and Xbox and the same things gonna happen but Xbox is gonna win marginaly, but it will win becuase of.....Halo 3 and a lot of hardcore Xbox system supporters have been made becuase of Halo considered the best FPS game to ever be made, and best game to be made for Consle sytem's

-And that's the way the cookie crumbles

Adam W. Schneider

Posted by: Adam W. Schneider at February 21, 2006 11:20 PM

Oh and by the way both Xbox 360 and ps3 are made by both microsoft and sony as colaborators so you know what it doesn't matter who sells more, cause there both gonna be rich.

Posted by: Adam W. Schneider at February 21, 2006 11:25 PM

ill tell you where nintendo are going wrong,

they are lacking in the advertising department.

Titles like resident evil 4, plus the the other RE titles on the gamecube are probably the best games that i have played on any console graphically and gameplay wise.

i have compared games on xbox to Gamecube and PS2 and i think that the xbox and Ps2 have a larger library of games but still i prefer quality to quantity.

I think that the Nintendo revolution, provided that they put more effort into selling the product as opposed to letting it sell itself will be a console that will blow peoples minds, ZELDA, RESIDENT EVIL, METROID PRIME, STARFOX, and i wonder how many one armed people are just itching to experience what nintendo has to offer,

a one handed controller that enables one to engage in gameplay that will change the way penguins eat fish in China,

NINTENDO.........the way of the future......ps please employ me.

Posted by: dazzlegrub at February 23, 2006 12:49 AM

yeah u have a point there dazzlegrub but will the games be good.

Posted by: hanky at February 23, 2006 10:34 AM

but still the revolution just wont compare to the 360 and ps3 everyone knows that.Unless u have always been with nintendo. I was only with the nintendo till the dreamcast came out and i heard there makin some new kind of dreamcast.

Posted by: hanky at February 24, 2006 11:03 AM

ps3 doesnt have 8 cores it has 1 3.2ghz cell chip the xbox 360 has a triple core 3.2 ghz power pc chip i have been reading up on both and developers say the 360 is much better if u dont beleive me check the url. The 360 has more bandwidth also. the thing that makes me laugh is game developers said if either had used a pentium 4 or athlon 64 they would be miles ahead so these chips are not as powerfull as you think but they are still are ok for game consoles. ps ps3 fanboys how powerfull do you think a console can be killzone was obviously not realtime

Posted by: mak at February 26, 2006 11:59 PM

mak u check again man look up a site about the cell processer that one chip alone has 8 cores dude.

Posted by: hanky at February 28, 2006 10:26 AM

my bad the cell processer has 7 cores.

Posted by: hanky at March 7, 2006 07:40 AM

Well by the sound of it everybody must have stock in Sony in here already making comments that the PS3 is better probably the same people that hate MS for making a monopoly of the operating system but ask if Sony was the only console out there would they care and everyone says no but wouldn't that make Sony a monopoly the same reason you hate MS so much and when Sony does it they get a free pass. Well obviously most of you people here don't have stock in Sony due to the company struggling for the last three years or so now maybe you should buy some shares that would help out more. This won't affect microsoft at all they still have the operating system on lockdown and the pocket pc and just announced today the new Origami which is a hybrid pc and mobile device and whats so funny is it looks just like the PSP but way bigger and its being made by Samsung. So MS is on top of it and they are not the leaders by accident plus i have an Xbox 360 and and psp and Xbox 1 and Xbox live is amazing and i don't see Sony ever topping MS in mulitmedia ever. Having a blu ray disk might be cool i guess but there are things called a High Definition DVD recorder thats already out like Tvio and other brands that allow you to copy HD tv right onto the drive an watch them whenever you want and you can even burn them so its not that big of a deal to me or impressive i've seen better and for the processor being ulitmately more powerful then the 360 you'd better check again they just announced they will be going to the three core cell processor the same as in the Xbox 360 since IBM was the one that provided the same processor for the 360 i only knew it would be a matter of time before Sony knew they had to do the same to keep production prices to a minimum. Plus offering all this new technology in a new console is dangerous and costly and share holders don't like risky ventures that could cost them money and the company who's shares they own. All in all the Xbox bashing is old and pointless when most people have made up there minds that the PS3 is better even though its not even out yet.

Posted by: Mr Fox at March 9, 2006 08:02 PM

I think the 360 won't even touch the ps3 and any one who thinkis otherwise is fooling themselves. After the ps3 is done with the market I wouldn't be suprised if this was microsoft's last console. As for the revolution, it looks decent but not as good as ps3.

Posted by: Bob Bobalou at March 13, 2006 02:10 PM

OK...I think there are more people in this page that thinks the PS3 is going to OWN the XBOX360

. but man it will be such a waste of what evry1 said if the PS3 [isnt] better then the 306. Well... i agree with the people that think that the PS3 is better.

Posted by: SAKARJA at March 19, 2006 10:59 AM

If you people weren't reading up on developer blogs the PS3 is a nightmare to work with. why do you think it took them so long to even guestimate When they could possibly release the console. the console hardware design is a mess. they slapped together high end pieces with no forethought in integration. The cell processor is great but it will -NOT- drive the graphics capabilities of the console. it will however make watching hi defintion movies better. but as a GAMING PLATFORM its no different than an XBOX360. hear this. NO BETTER.

the Xbox360 is intended as a gaming platform. compairing the gaming capabilities of both neither are better than the other. the down side to the PS3 is its cost. in Owning the console and for the game developers. MANY game developers have left the PS3 development ring. They all said the same thing. "HARD TO WORK WITH", "TOO EXPENSIVE TO DEVELOPE" yeah considering it costs around 13million Dollars for a Development KIT. compaired to a few thousand dollars for the Xbox360.

This is the dangers of developing for hardware that has not been proven. There are no Coders out there who can code super efficient Cell machine instructions. There are however Plenty of coders for the PowerPC and other ESTABLISHED cpus.

Two examples of why it takes a lot longer to work with on the PS3.

1) Cell cpu is an untested technology

2) Nvidia GPU is a pain in t


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