XBOX 360 vs PS3

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by QLD, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Most people are elite gamers and have one of these consoles. Except me, I dont have one and I dont know which one to buy.

    I've made this thread for a debate and argument, for members who can argue which is the better one and why. Hopefully this debate can solve my problem which one to buy.

    I was leaning towards 360 because me mates, brother and cousin in ireland has one.... and I heard online is a lot better. And I got a ps2 last generation and felt I missed out big time not getting the xbox. Is it true you can download games for free now on xbox live?

    But now I hear the 360 red rings and PS3 is more reliable, and online is free?

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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Copied and pasted;

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 13 2008, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
  4. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 13 2008, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    LOL. Classic mite post.

    Great post. I think its won me over getting the box.


    I think thats what I will get.
  5. esoj

    esoj Guest

    just to put the reliability thing into perspective, I know of at least 5 people that have had their ps3's die this year and another 5 or so that have had a wii die. the 360 does have issues especially with the older hardware ones that are more prone to rrod but the other consoles aren't bulletproof either.
  6. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    I have a PS3.

    I would probably say the xbox has the games that appeal to me more and a lot more choice on other games. When it comes to gaming I wish I had an xbox as there are currently tonnes of games out there compared to the PS3.

    I would have gotten the xbox except for three factors.

    1. My first problem with the xbox is that xbox live costs money....and I am cheap ha! I don't like paying online and stuff and have no credit card etc. It is like needing a warrant for your car that you have to keep getting. I like the idea of not having to ever worry about pay for play.

    2. Blu Ray is not on xbox and I am kind of thinking about the years 2010 and how Blu Ray discs will swamp the market. I like the idea of having a games machine that I can play blu ray discs on and it feels kind of cool at the moment going into a video store and having the option of watching a blu ray disc if I want. Makes me feel like I am cutting edge haha!

    3. I have personally seen too much Xbox RROD that backs up what I hear on the net. I have personally never seen a PS3 DRE which seems to back up what I have seen on the net. So from my limited perspective I have no faith in Xbox 360 reliability and almost expect it to RROD at some point.

    Anyway apart from those three points I think Xbox 360 kills PS3. Even looks wise the PS3 looks bulky and ugly. If Xbox live was free and the Xbox 360 had blu ray and was as reliable as the original xbox then I would wholeheartedly get it because the games choice is wider and better. I miss the DOA series and other great xbox games that I used to enjoy as exclusives on the original xbox. However the RROD problem and the money required for Xbox live just says to me of constant money maintenance and to a person like me who is into activate once then forget....well that was the turning point.
  7. You have to pay for Live but you get what you pay for. It's a good service.
  8. RC

    RC Guest

    How is it the kids say it these days?

    Oh yeah: -

    XBOX 360 FTW!
  9. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    I don't have either they both suck I'm into Commodore64 yeeaahh!! nah jokes but seriously my nephews had his Xbox360 for under a year now and it red ringed whatever that is about 3 months go he got it fixed now it's red ringed again 2 weeks ago so he's got GTA IV just sitting there doing nothing and he's currently pointing the controller at his tv screen making out he's playing it.

    I have 3 workmates who have Ps3s and they've never crapped out but 1 of them also have an Xbox360 and he says he pretty much neglects his Ps3 and it's sometimes kept in storage for a few weeks at a time because the games he plays on Xbox360 are alot better.

    If you buy an Ps3 the blu ray feature is good if you're gonna be using it but gee do you have to pay for it. Here in New Zealand the Ps3 release price was $1199 price and 1 year and 9 months after it's release it's still around $700-$900 just for the console with 1 controller no games. Whereas you can pick up a Xbox360 for around $400-$500 sometimes a game or 2nd controller included.
  10. QLD

    QLD Guest

    ZOMG got my xbox 360 this afternoon

    traded in my old PS2 with 14 games - 3 which dont work lol - and got an xbox 360 elite for $AU350. comes with 120gb hard drive, black xbox, 1 black wireless controller, headset, 4 games inc. Halo 3, Kung fu panda, Mass Effect and Indiana Jones.


    one problem - my router is next to my computer, which is about 12m away from where my 360 is setup. But my ehternet cord is only 2m. What should I do aside from buying a wireless thing for $100
  11. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    Buy a ethernet cord from Dick Smith or any electrical appliance store I bought one from Dick Smiths that's about 8-10m long because my Aunty wanted to hook both her daughters and her internet with the same modem but their rooms were ages apart. I can't remember exactly how much it cost but I know it didn't cost a fortune.

    I've just looked it up you could try this site in some places you can get 30m ethernet cables for $25 but for 15m at Dick Smith it cost $34 have a look you might find something
  12. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Is Xbox 360 wireless? Another good thing about PS3 is the wireless thingy.
  13. QLD

    QLD Guest

    I've sorted out the ethernet cord problem but now face another one.
    I'm supposed to get a free 1 month subcription to xbox live but cant find it :%#%#:

  14. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    You'll find free codes and trial codes all over the net, have a google hunt.
  15. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 14 2008, 08:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Been looking for a while with no luck, whereabouts do you find them.
  16. QLD

    QLD Guest

    wait when u sign up for a new account u get 1 month free? how
  17. Zonerunner

    Zonerunner Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dale @ Dec 14 2008, 11:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's automatically applied the first time you log into Xbox Live, as far as i'm aware.
  18. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Zonerunner @ Dec 14 2008, 10:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's automatically applied the first time you log into Xbox Live, as far as i'm aware.

    your right
    registered for a month

    bonesy84 - ADD ME
  19. Goth Power

    Goth Power Guest

    I will add you later, if I don't then I am called Spandex Booby.

    Glad we have another for the XB360 cause! :p
  20. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Can you surf the internet or go on msn messenger on live?
  21. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    I think i'm the only guy on this forum who bypasses consoles altogether. PC Gaming FTW! B)

    Oh, but if i had to choose, i reckon i would get a PS3. I think it's more "future-proof" than Xbox. Let the flaming begin!
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