6 Reasons To Buy A PlayStation 3 Instead Of An Xbox 360

Forbes - If you still don’t have a current generation video game console, you may want to consider the PlayStation 3 over the Xbox 360. Here’s why.

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Shok1871d ago

It's 2012 and we're still getting articles like this?

-Mezzo-1871d ago

I agree with you, but there are always some people that need a little more convincing, to come to the brighter side.

But the 6 reasons listed are pretty obvious, i honestly don't think that there's a person who doesn't know these reasons already.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

Yea and believe it or not there are ppl who like to stay a generation behind cuz it's cheaper. My brothers are still playing ps2 regularly, and are just now thinking about getting ps3.

darthv721870d ago

why do we need 6 reasons to begin with. My only reason for buying a ps3 was because i wanted one. I didnt need 5 more reasons to convince me.

Spydiggity1870d ago

it's not very expensive to have both. and then you get the best of both worlds.

also, if, at this point, you're finally considering buying one, then you probably aren't that interested in exclusives, so you're better off just going with whatever the majority of your friends play.

Boody-Bandit1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

I would place reason 5 with peripheral compatibility. IMO that is where the PS3 really shines. You have a lot more options with wheels, pads, keyboard, mice, fight and flight sticks, headphones, bluetooth technology, usb support, etc.

With MS everything has to be licensed and certified by them and that limits your options with peripherals. Example: I can use any FFB wheel (Logitech, Fanatec, Thrustmaster, MOMO, etc) with my PS3. With the 360 it's Fanatec or bust unless you're into plastic garbage (Madcatz over priced wheel) or low level wheels limited abilities (270 degrees of rotation, no clutch, gate shifter, FFB, rumble, etc).

I have them all (360, PS3, Wii and a gaming rig) and a ton of peripherals for all as well. I just hope some of my peripherals will be compatible with the new consoles when they are released.

mewhy321870d ago

Uhhh. OK. I have pc ,ps3, and 360 but that article sounded an awful lot like someone at Sony wrote it ROFL.

ALLWRONG1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

It's just begging to me

MaxXAttaxX1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

If you don't have a PS3 by now, then sadly you're missing out.
You either don't know what you're missing, are a fanboy or aren't that big of a gamer to care.

That's true.

This is a highly flammable article. I wish we could refrain from posting these.

thats_just_prime1870d ago

those are awful reasons.

1 free psn (you get what you pay for and xbl is ahead of psn in almost everyway)

2 blu ray ( you can buy one for like 50 dollars why pay 300 ?)

3 better exclusives (thats an opinion I like xbox games better myself)

4 controller is rechargeable (thats a good reason but once it does die its dead for good)

5 kinect isnt ready (isnt a reason to buy a ps3 it is a reason not to buy a kinect.

6 ps vita (what if you dont own or want a portable game system)



Just because someone is joining late doesn't mean this person don't care about exclusives or already have its favorite franchises that may be exclusive. People think that only the rich can be enthusiasts! Most people can't go out there and make day 1 buys all the time just because they like the games, a lot of people have to save money to keep this hobby.

Also, joining late or not, there a lot to consider... If you plan to play online, friends is a factor indeed, but also price and features. Not to mention non-game features that add value like media play capabilities, internet browser, etc.

The way I see, it's always up to games as choosing a console depends on what you want to play and multiplats are the same all around, so it's only natural to look at exclusives...

If someone really don't care about any exclusives I guess they'll just have to choose if they want to pay a little more to have a PS3 but add a Bluray player and have free online or choose to pay a little less for a 360 and have to pay for online but have more online features.

Other possibility is some people want motion controls... I would just get a Wii if I cared for that, as Wii have the biggest library of motion games. But some people may be looking for camera gameplay, Kinect has more appeal in that area...

Anyway, there's a lot to consider beyond what your friends play the most.

pandaboy1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )


Surely you wanted one for a reason or a variety of reasons though? It is rather imprudent to just want one for the sake of wanting. Imprudent and ignorant actually. Can't believe you got agrees for that... lulz n4g

Trebius511870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

If youre one of the dummies fighting this imaginary console war, and never bought a PS3 this generation, then you havent played some of the best games EVER in the history of gaming.

The reason i got my PS3 was because of the unquestionable 1st party support.

PS3 owns over 30 studios while Microsoft is sitting with just about 5. Theres just no contest when it comes to games.

The other reasons are just icing on the cake.

ALso, [email protected] Deluded much ... ?

GrandTheftZamboni1870d ago

One of the comments says:

"Xbox controllers are just as rechargeable as PS3′s, you just have to buy the rechargeable battery pack"

Some people shouldn't be allowed on the Internet ... or to have kids.

darthv721870d ago

why is it hard to believe that someone got one because they just wanted one? Truth be told I didnt get it for the bluray or the games. I really got one because i wanted one.

I own and still play every platform since pong (all the major ones and a few minor ones as well). I like collecting but more importantly, im a gamer at heart.

So if you want a reason other than I wanted one then i guess you can use the angle of "I have all the others so why leave this one out?"

IHateYouFanboys1870d ago

@Trebius51: "PS3 owns over 30 studios while Microsoft is sitting with just about 5. Theres just no contest when it comes to games. "

Care to show us a source for that pearler? You couldn't be further from the truth.

As of right now, Sony own 13 video game development studios (with a 14th that doesn't develop, but handles 2nd/3rd party exclusive relationships). Microsoft on the other hand currently own 19 video game development studios (with a 20th to handle 2nd/3rd party relationships). A large chunk of those were made in the last 2-3 years, and as such have not released a game yet.

Source - Sony developers:
Source - Microsoft developers:

On the article - like someone said, how does an article like this even get approved? We're 7 years into the generation, if you haven't made your mind up by now, the only reason is price.

MaxXAttaxX1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

The proof is in the pudding when it comes to delivering games:

Despite the numbers, Sony makes good use of their studios, while Microsoft ruins good studios like Rare.

TCG_Returns1869d ago (Edited 1869d ago )


Sony currently have 18 first party studios (real link you happened to not post)

Not counting the the various mini-teams part of SCE Japan studio.Also, not counting their various 2nd party devs who are essentially 1st party.

They had 20 as of last year, but they closed zipper/bigbig studios.

And how can you even consider THIS first party devs?

Microsoft Studios - Family – Untitled Project
Microsoft Studios - Flight – Microsoft Flight
Microsoft Studios - Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment – Untitled Project
Microsoft Studios - LEAP – Untitled Project
Microsoft Studios - Mobile Gaming – ilomilo
Microsoft Studios - Playful Learning – Untitled Project
Platform Next Studios – Untitled Project

Half of them aren't confirmed and the other half are making phone games or hardware apps lol.You truly a desperate kid.Always trying to further your fanboy agenda, mr hates fanboys *eye roll*

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EliteDave931870d ago

Like we dont already know PS3 is better right?

Playstation FTW!

chela1870d ago

didnt buy it, no regret.

JellyJelly1870d ago

I respect your opinion but I prefer the 360 myself.

xchamp1870d ago

Haha loving the agrees to this post, confirms that the site is pro PS3

Trebius511870d ago

Yeah .... this site is pro ps3 ... right ...

Just cause the majority see the PS3 as the better machine doesnt mean the site itself is pro sony. The fans have spoken... 360 just cant touch the ps3. Unless you love kinect shovelware, haha.

sGIBMBR1870d ago

Trebius51, as blind as they come... !

Ezio-Auditore001870d ago

You dont have to write this mate everybody has there own opinion. Your a disgrace to sony u clown

xursz1870d ago

I can't believe fanboy wars still exist. It's very, very sad. We're all gamers aren't we?

ape0071870d ago

me too, I like ps3 but 360 is better imo

thatdudesfrys1870d ago

Xchamp... Why don't you look at most of the likes and dislikes of the comments... It looks pro 360, idiot.

DasTier1870d ago

@thatdudesfry actually if you look at the likes and dislikes it just shows that most people are disagreeing with the blind fanboy comments, most of which are pro ps3. Maybe it would have made more sense to have written Playstation has more childish fanboys?

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guitarded771870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

@ Shok

Exactly what I thought when I say the headline. Hell, if someone doesn't have one or both by now, they are not gamers anyway. And if anyone brings up the "I'm poor and eat government cheese" arguments, I'm gonna lose my mind. In the 6+ years the consoles have been out, you've had time to get a master's degree and a decent job, so STFU.

DragonKnight1870d ago

How could they get a masters degree if they can't afford the schooling?

guitarded771870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

@ DragonKnight

Ummm... Federal Student Loans. In the US you take out a low interest subsidized loan which you don't have to pay back until you finish school. The loan also doesn't collect interest. I know plenty of people who didn't work a day through college and all their bills where paid through loans. Oh and guess what. The worse off you are, the more money you're qualified for.

In many other countries, it's even easier to go to a university. I know foreign exchange students on a free ride from their country for being kinda smart. There are resources for everyone, but being lazy and retarded doesn't get you anywhere in life.

Ohh... look at the disagrees rolling in from the lazy and retarded. Apparently it does get you somewhere in life.