Longevity....the long delayed and uber expensive PS3? LOL
Nice Sony, keep trying to avoid your own failures by continuing to sell the PS2 to fill in the GAP of disappointment over the PS3 dismal third place sales.
im happy i didn't purchase the crashbox 360 as i don't feel like replacing the system under warranty every couple months. hell the 8-bit nintendo hardware was more reliable than MS failure. im glad i spent the extra money for the PS3 to get a console that I know is reliable
Sony has a year less in the market, and the 360 has already been exploited to the maximum with GoW2, so maybe 360ers will see the reality by the end of 2009. PS3 RULES and its gona RULE MORE. BTW I had read The last paragraph 3 times in other articles.
[citation][nom]TIndytim[/nom]I find it odd that people consider the PS3 to be such a failure when they've sold faster than the 360.~20 million consoles over 2 years (10 million a year) versus ~28 million over 3 years (9 million a year). *source VGChartz*[/citation]
Lol, someone gave me a -1 for listing sales numbers? Are there than many Xbots on Tom's?
Is there anything more boring than pseudo-politically-correct smacktalk? I want to read about how a Sony CEO calls the 360 community a bunch of fricken noobs who's mothers are slightly less than particular when choosing their bedmates... otherwise, I'm gonna go play some halo
Theoretically, PS3 should have better graphics but I have yet to see it surpass 360 in the graphics department. 360 has a good online service BUT it's not free and for a paid service, it's simply horrible. So I give PS3 an edge in the online department since it's at least free. PS3 also gets an edge since it has better features such as Blu-Ray, built-in Wi-Fi, standard hard drive, etc. 360 has better games, especially multiplayer games, but it's debatable which system has better exclusives. 360 definitely has a better controller. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. I'd say PS3 is a better value than the 360. But 360 usually has better and more refined games. PS3 multiplatform games are usually inferior to the 360 versions.
The reason that the 360 sells better is because they have the best games library. The reason the PS3 sold better than the original xbox was again because of games. In the end, the games are what sells the console. Why would I buy a PS3 when there are only a handful of decent games and the 360 has most of them and a whole bunch of much better exclusives? Sure the PS3 is more powerful, but who cares when the games suck. All said, I still play games on my PC about 95+% of the time and rarely touch my console.
If it wasn't for the dreaded RROD, xbox would have blown away Sony. Of course if its wasn't for the included Blu-ray player, Sony might have beaten M$ by being the same price and the more reliable of the 2.
Ack... more fighting words... I own all three systems and have since day one. I own 2 Xbox 360's. Here's the truth as I see it on these systems.
1. PS3 -
Pro's: Blu-Ray movies, Awesome DVD Upconversion, Solid Video processing all around for supported Codecs. Solid 5.1 audio, relatively quiet. Has a few worthwhile exclusives. Built in WI-FI (although I still prefer wired)
Con's: Blu-Ray increases loading time in games. Multi-platform games tend to play & look better on the Xbox. Online multiplayer is poorly implemented. Six Axis controller is crap. Blu-Tooth implementation is stupid, and the lack of IR means you have to buy an IR adapter to use with Universal Remotes. Only supports Fat32 file formats for external devices meaning you can't playback large video files and can't connect your ipod. The user interface is pretty awful. ALL of the add-on apps are poorly done (like the internet browser)
PS3 Wins = HD playback and Upconversion of other Sources.
Pro's: Games load faster, more A+ exclusive titles, much better user interface, Multi-platform games play and look better (in general), better controller (in fact, the best in my opinion) Excellent HD-DVD playback (yeah I have that too). Decent playback of supported video files. Support for HFS+ format so you can playback HD quality MP4 movies and connect your iPod (I don't have an iPod) Standard IR receiver that works exceedingly well with universal remotes. Xbox Live, yes it cost's $5 a month, or $3 if you buy a card from amazon. But the service blows away the competition. Netflix streaming video. Awesome integration with Windows Media Center.
Reliability? I hear a lot of people have problems but I have never had any problems with either of mine, nor do I know anyone personally that has had a problem. First gen model is noisy. Newest gen is actually quieter than my PS3(gen1). No way to hook up HDMI and Toslink cables without taking the plastic off the adapter casing. Does not upconvert non-HD sources nearly as well as the PS3. Proprietary memory cards. No built in wireless.
Wins: = Streaming Video, Gaming.
Pro's: It's small, it's quiet, motion control has some potential. Comes bundled with a good game. Built in Wi-Fi. Uses SD cards for memory. It has a few good games. Nice backlog of downloadable legacy games.
Con's: Hardware is a generation behind, graphics are terrible, most games are worthless, media playback is nonexistent and/or terrible.
Best resolution is 480P. Doesn't come with component cable. Wired sensor that has to sit on top/bottom of TV. Lack of wired Ethernet connection.
Wins: Marketing. Introducing new people to gaming. Making gaming less dorky to outsiders.
Pro's: PC is still pretty much the God of Gaming.
Con's: Cost's at least twice as much as any other platform. Some console ports have been pretty weak lately (GTA IV).