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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1319d ago | opinion piece

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. (Industry, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Shok  +   1319d ago | Well said
It's 2012 and we're still getting articles like this?
-Mezzo-  +   1319d 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_Kakashi  +   1319d 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.
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darthv72  +   1319d ago
for me the big question is....
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.
Spydiggity  +   1319d 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-Bandit  +   1319d 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.
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mewhy32  +   1319d ago
Uhhh. OK. I have pc ,ps3, and 360 but that article sounded an awful lot like someone at Sony wrote it ROFL.
ALLWRONG  +   1319d ago
It's just begging to me
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1319d ago
It's 2012....
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.
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thats_just_prime  +   1319d ago | Well said
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)
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1319d ago

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.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1319d ago
pandaboy  +   1319d 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
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Trebius51  +   1319d 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, LOL@Thatsjustprime. Deluded much ... ?
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GrandTheftZamboni  +   1319d 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.
darthv72  +   1319d 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?"
IHateYouFanboys  +   1319d 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.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1318d 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.
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ShinMaster  +   1318d ago
TCG_Returns  +   1318d 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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EliteDave93  +   1319d ago
Like we dont already know PS3 is better right?

Playstation FTW!
chela  +   1319d ago
didnt buy it, no regret.
JellyJelly  +   1319d ago
I respect your opinion but I prefer the 360 myself.
xchamp  +   1319d ago
Haha loving the agrees to this post, confirms that the site is pro PS3
Trebius51  +   1319d 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.
sGIBMBR  +   1319d ago
Trebius51, as blind as they come... !
Ezio-Auditore00  +   1319d ago
You dont have to write this mate everybody has there own opinion. Your a disgrace to sony u clown
xursz  +   1319d ago
I can't believe fanboy wars still exist. It's very, very sad. We're all gamers aren't we?
ape007  +   1319d ago
me too, I like ps3 but 360 is better imo
thatdudesfrys  +   1318d ago
Xchamp... Why don't you look at most of the likes and dislikes of the comments... It looks pro 360, idiot.
DasTier  +   1318d 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?
guitarded77  +   1319d 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.
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DragonKnight  +   1319d ago
How could they get a masters degree if they can't afford the schooling?
guitarded77  +   1319d 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.
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corrus  +   1319d ago
This sounds like some fanboy
Trebius51  +   1319d ago
Why is he a fanboy for saying the truth ... ?

I think you sound like the fanboy for calling HIM a fanboy lol ...

Go kiss your 360 and tell it everything's going to be ok ... go play Kinectimals.
NewZealander  +   1319d ago

kinect may be mostly for the kids but it sells insanely well, when sony has that wand thing...yeah move i think thats what it was called, it kinda failed to have any decent games, and it looks stupid.

and putting down kinectimals? ok again its for the kids, but whats sony got thats better? eyepet? LOL!

i own both consoles, i ONLY own ps3 for the exclusives, everything else i get on xbox, the online and marketplace poop all over sonys psn that still looks like its a freakin beta.
guitarse  +   1319d ago
What would that matter, surely there are more cases for and against each console every year, with new features, hardware, games and partners making it a tougher choice for those consumers new to the console.
Anon1974  +   1319d ago
Shok said "It's 2012 and we're still getting articles like this?"

Indeed, Forbes is a little late to the party when it comes to considering the PS3 "not dead". Forbes certainly has a history of misleading statements with regards to Sony's PS3 console so for them to just now consider the PS3 as worth buying, I guess better late than never.

Forbes was always at the front, moaning about "slow" PS3 sales despite it selling far faster than the Xbox 360 (they never had an issue there). When the PS3 slim was launched and the price lowered, they bashed it saying it would never make a difference to PS3 sales. They were all over Sony at launch for selling the hardware at a loss.

Of course it's good of them to consider the PS3 when taking a break from filming their show for Fox News.
ThatsGaming  +   1319d ago
I agree this gen is almost over... Doesn't matter anymore.
doogiebear  +   1319d ago
@ Shok:

yeah, because I know of people who are buying 360, yet are wondering why the awesome games they see on ps3 are not available for their 360. MS advertises very hard, yet provides less than stellar experiences (apart from 3rd party support). Also, they dont know about having to pay for xbox live until it's too late. When informed about the free nets from ps3, and the 40 plus exclusives of the last 2 years, it helps bring clarity to the consumer's decision making skills (since all they see is 360 ads that act as if games like COD are exclusive).

That's why.
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yabhero  +   1319d ago
PS3 and WiiU is all I need...
I just got a PS3 last Friday and I've enjoyed a lot. It's one of the so called FAT PS3 and it looks awesome next to my Wii. I got it with Uncharted 3, but I bought 2 and haven't been able to stop. On thursday when my screen comes I will resume playing. Next week it's all about Uncharted and Skyward Sword. I think Gears Judgement and Halo 4 look cool... But I don't really see any other reason to own a 360. There are more exclusives here and PSN is free ( I'm going Plus, but still) and even for FPSes I prefer the joystick layout of PS3. As for Next Gen it's pretty obvious to me that WiiU will be able to support Unreal 4 and Luminous. It's already got CryEngine 3 and Fox Engine under it's belt. I love Nintendo so the exclusives like Zelda and whatever 3D Mario come salong will be great. Once WiiU does well it will have GTA and stuff. As for now, it's got all I want except for Watch Dogs. Rainbow 6 is coming, BLKOPS2 is coming, Pikmin, EA is on board and so is THQ, Vigil, Epic, WB games, Capcom, Namco. Super Smash is coming, Zelda, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect 3. My only big hope is that strong WiiU "core" gamer sales will encourage a GTA 5 port.
With my new PS3 and future WiiU I'll be covered for the next 4 years or so.
MostJadedGamer  +   1319d ago
I will add a 7th reason. The 720 will probably come out in in late 2013 while the PS4 will probably come out in late 2014. The PS3 has more life left in it, and if your buying a console this late that is a very important factor.
Canary  +   1319d ago
*looks at PS3 current library*
*looks at 360 current library*
*looks at PS3 release history*
*looks at 360 release history*
*looks at upcoming PS3 titles*
*looks at nothing*

How could -anyone- possibly see this as a fair contest between the two? The PS3 eclipsed the 360 a very, very long time ago. The only way people justify buying, or hell, even owning a 360 is "because my friends have it," or because they enjoy XBL for some reason.
tordavis  +   1319d ago
OR because maybe they prefer Xbox exclusives over PS3 exclusives. Some people would rather play Halo than KZ and some would rather play Gears Of War over Uncharted. To each his own. There's no hard winner this gen besides Nintendo. People play what they want. It's as simple as that.
Canary  +   1319d ago
Well, yeah, if you limit the games you're looking at to a single genre.

Ignoring quality entirely, and focusing on the two consoles solely in objective terms of library quantity and diversity, the PS3 is clearly ahead.
Bzone24  +   1319d ago
Lol. So it's quantity over quality now? Wow.
Canary  +   1319d ago
Quality is subjective, but if you want to compare the quality of each library to the other, I'd say the gap between the two widens considerably.
tordavis  +   1319d ago
Not entirely true. Xbox 360 has a ton of exclusives, especially stuff that came out prior to the PS3 launch like Project Sylpheed, Tenchu Z, Ace Combat 6, etc. Then you have the vast library of XBL arcade exclusives. If you think the Xbox is full of shooters, look at the PS3. Uncharted, Resistance, MGS4, Starhawk/Warhawk, Socom and Killzone are all exclusives and all shooters.

Looking at both systems OBJECTIVELY, it's clear that they both have a ton of exclusives, Sony is just putting out more at this point.
moparful99  +   1318d ago

Metal gear solid 4 is not a shooter lets get that straight. Also those titles represent a small part of Sony's massive catalog of exclusives. The uncharted series, heavy rain, little big planet, gran turismo 5, god of war 3, MLB the show, ratchet and clank, journey, flow, flower, mod nation racer, wipeout etc etc etc... I could keep going but the point is when it comes to diversity and quality Sony is where its at..
otherZinc  +   1318d ago

I'll add 1 more to tordavis's comment:
Some prefer a better online network than PSN.


You've just named some garbage exclusives except gran turismo 5 that was out matched by Forza 4. You can put:
Halo Wars, Fable, & Minecraft in there to name a few that aren't shooters.
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moparful99  +   1318d ago
@otherzinc There's a reason you only have one bubble and your "subjective" comment points to that... SMH
SheenuTheLegend  +   1319d ago
the top reason is it have uncharted man
zeddy  +   1319d ago
forget those other 5 reasons. the only reason to have ps3 is the games. if the 360 had the amount of great exclusives then i'd have that but it doesnt and relies on timed eclusives for demos and dlc, which is timed and the ps3 will get eventually.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1319d ago
Exactly, not too long ago I bought a PS3 and now I own all 3 consoles. You cannot go wrong with either console imo.
ferelinstincts  +   1319d ago
Xbox 360 is 360x better than PS3.... EXPOSED!!!

: P

showtimefolks  +   1318d ago
I will give you reasons to buy both xbox360 and ps3 so you can enjoy best of both world.

Mass effect 1,2,3
Gears 1,2,3,
Uncharted 1,2,3
crackdown 2
alan wake
fable 2,3
dead space 1,2
killzone 2,3
heavy rain
Yakuza 3,4 and dead souls
mirror's edge
star ocean
Dues ex
call of duty
borderlands 1,2
ni no kuni
assassins creed
asura wrath
ratchet and clank
ICO collection
god of war
grand theft auto
orange box
rayman origins
red dead redemption
nba 2k series
mlb the show
binary domain
final fantasy
MGS hd collection
Witcher 2
lego series
TCG_Returns  +   1318d ago
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wenaldy  +   1319d ago
Where the hell have you been?????????
JBSleek  +   1319d ago
It's 2012 and both have been out since 2005 and 2006. Just have both of them.
ninjagoat  +   1319d ago
I like this persons answer that will be a bubble for you :).

Still for the life of me can't see the sense in the flaming and hate that goes on day in and day out. If you can afford it having as many options at hand is always the best choice.

It adds to your gaming horizion and makes sure you don't miss out on any the action as it comes round. Fanboy wars should have dead when Sonic jumped on Nintendo ;).
Snakefist30  +   1319d ago
Yeah I have both of them.But I prefer PS3 more than 360!!!
ChunkyLover53  +   1319d ago
I'd tell anyone to consider saving your money and just wait till the new consoles next year. Why waste $200-$300 when you can put that towards a next generation console? If rumors are true, according to that leaked Xbox 720 document, the next Xbox will have an SKU at $299.

I think the current consoles are at their saturation point, but if you are absolutely set on one, both have positives and negatives, so I'd say it depends on what your looking for as a gamer. People new to the Xbox 360 or PS3 will have HUGE back catalogs of exclusives and tons of other games.
CrazyInsane  +   1319d ago
"I'd tell anyone to consider saving your money and just wait till the new
consoles next year" . I know this is your opinion but why should someone wait for something that isnt even announced ? There is no proof that next gen consoles will release in the next 2 years.So its better to get Ps3/Xbox and enjoy while waiting.
ChunkyLover53  +   1319d ago
Well this is strictly what I've said to a few people who asked me about game consoles recently. I would hate for someone to spend money on something like a console when there are most likely going to be new consoles released in less than a year and a half. If you've waited this long to jump into HD gaming, might as well wait for next generation.
Persistantthug  +   1319d ago
@CrazyInsane.......Mr. ChunkyLover53 Is in the Delusional Zone....basically.
ChunkyLover53, on Sunday morning said:

"If you think Watchdogs or Star Wars 1313 are current gen, you again need to wake up. I truly believe those are going to be next generation. "

And he also said

"1, 2 or 3 million of a particular game sold on a single console isn't anything spectacular. "

_____________________________ __________

Like I said,
This guy doesn't have a realistic perspective on business nor the realities of the video game industry......basically.
shadow2797  +   1319d ago
Wait, you don't think Watchdogs and Star Wars 1313 are next gen games?

Sure, they may bridge the generations and release on PS3 and 360, but they'll most definitely appear on next gen platforms.
CrazyInsane  +   1319d ago
@Persistantthug He did have some good points but still it didnt make sense . @shadow2797 What makes you think these are next generation game ?
yabhero  +   1319d ago
Just got a PS3 and I've been super satisfied... I have a lot of games to play...

As for next gen:

WiiU launches this fall...
The 8th generation officially starts Fall 2012.
ChunkyLover53  +   1319d ago

This idiot is still misquoting me, it must be rough that I sat you down so thoroughly.

What I said was that Watchdogs is probably a next generation title. Ubisoft would be under strict orders not to divulge any information about next generation platforms. It wasn't until people started to question what platforms it was supposed to release on that they said "Oh yea, Xbox 360 and PS3".

I have my doubts as to if it is current generation or not.

Also, he brought up the install base, I said considering the install base of these game consoles, 1, 2 or 3 million of a game sold isn't that impressive. Given that a lot of games have sold around that mark recently and haven't made a profit, I'd say I was right.

If you cant afford a new game console, don't blame me. I've had my Xbox 360 since 2005, PS3 since 2006 and Wii since 2006, I'm more than ready for new consoles.
kingofgames86u  +   1318d ago
ps4 orbis and xbox durango will be released around xmas next yr
Roccetarius  +   1319d ago
And i'd say it would probably be a good idea to get a current gen console. Reason being that backwards compatibility doesn't seem to be likely (for Sony).

MS still needs to come forth with more details, so we don't know if that'll be BC.
dazzrazz  +   1319d ago
1) PSN is free - but has 15 maintenance schedules per month
2)PS3 has Blu ray drive - don't care, don't buy movies
3)Better exclusives titles - problem is i haven't seen em so automatically i don't give a shit :)

4)The PlayStation 3 controller is rechargeable - but designed for 10 years old kid hands
5) The Kinect isn’t ready for the big leagues - who gives a finger about kinnect anyway

6)PS Vita, Sony’s latest and greatest hand-held gaming device - $ 300 for a gaming device that has not even one title that would remotely interest me at all

and that is my opinion

Not trying to bash on PS3 users but articles like that are completely pointless and i don't even understand how Forbes got into writing such a a junk
modesign  +   1319d ago
1. this is the first maintanance since the psn was hacked over a year ago. your logic fails.
2. blu ray is used for more than movies, i know your not smart to realize ps3 games are on Blu Ray discs.
3. another halo lover cant find games on ps3, go back to stroking it to Gears of war.
4. the controller design is more popular with everyone.
5. kinect blows, that i can agree.
6. ps vita has a few worthy games, but it also does everything a mobile device does that the 3ds doesnt even come close to.
xPhearR3dx  +   1319d ago
1. this is the first maintanance since the psn was hacked over a year ago. your logic fails.

PSN has maintenance all the time. Not 15 like he said, but this isn't the first.

2. blu ray is used for more than movies, i know your not smart to realize ps3 games are on Blu Ray discs.

The authors reason was primarily for movies but ALSO mentioned for games. For his primary reason, I don't care as I don't buy movies.

3. another halo lover cant find games on ps3, go back to stroking it to Gears of war.

Halo is meh, Gears is now meh, and so are many PS3 and 360 exclusives. 99% of the best games this gen have been multiplatform titles.

4. the controller design is more popular with everyone.

Riiiiight, which explains Nintendo blatant copy of the 360 controller as their Pro Wii U controller right?

5. kinect blows, that i can agree.

Motion gaming blows period.

6. ps vita has a few worthy games, but it also does everything a mobile device does that the 3ds doesnt even come close to.

Don't take about mobile gaming. Haven't for a long time.
Dms2012  +   1319d ago
Classic, he posted reasons why he was not interested in the Ps3, and you, much like most of your ilk, make it offensive and personal.
Squall5005  +   1319d ago

Bashing something then saying you're not bashing it doesn't automatically get you off the hook. If you weren't 'bashing' then you wouldn't need to pre-emptively defend yourself.
dc1  +   1319d ago

Although I couldn't care less, I'm compelled to respond to your response. (N4G is great isn't it!)

To your response
1 - Its not 15 Scheduled Maintenance events, it more like .8 on avg with a down time of about 2 hours.

2 Blu-Ray industry is multi-billon; there are many, many folks who buy movies and 'care'

3 If you game, then you give a sh1* about game content and exclusives (whether 360,W11 or PS3)

4 The controls are find..very tired statement

5 and 6 I agree with you.

Peace and Love to all
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DragonKnight  +   1319d ago
1. Exaggeration is used when one doesn't have a legitimate point.
2. And obviously you don't play games either since the PS3's BR Drive is for games too.
3. You must not have any eyes if you can't see.
4. Dualshock design has won more industry awards than any other controller in the history of gaming, so yeah apparently you are disagreeing with experts.
5. Agree
6. $250, and that's your problem. No one else's

1. Better to have frequent maintenance windows, than to have one big one that causes problems you're fixing for a month.
2. Doesn't matter what his primary reason was as a primary function of the BR drive in the PS3 is gaming as well.
3. Debatable.
4. So? Again, DS design has won actual awards from actual experts. Nintendo is irrelevant to this conversation anyway.
5. Agree
6. Don't take about mobile gaming?
Rhythmattic  +   1319d ago
2)PS3 has Blu ray drive - don't care, don't buy movies

But, do you watch movies in the cinema or on TV... Or steam them, maybe even Torrent them???

But you do watch movies yeh?
DontBanMeBro  +   1319d ago
U must own a 360. No other reason for the crap that u just said
Moncole  +   1319d ago
It depends what you prefer. I know people who prefer Xbox and some people prefer PS3 while I prefer PC.
Kurt Russell  +   1319d ago
Might thoughts exactly. I got a PC, xbox and PS3 and personally favour the xbox... And it doesn't matter one bit to me what everyone elses preferences are, lets all enjoy our toys shall we? :)
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FragMnTagM  +   1319d ago
Two comments with common sense^ that is pretty rare around here.

I too have a beast of rig for PC, got a 360, and a PS3, and I prefer the 360.

It is just the complete package for me. I love signing on starting a partly getting some friends together and enjoying games.

It is completely different on my PS3 and PC. I either have to call/ text my friends to get them ready for some matches on those two platforms, so I usually play single player games on them. Occasionally I will play multiplayer games on em, but it is more rare than that 360.

I still don't see why everyone hates on any console/ platform.

We are all gamers aren't we?
insomnium2  +   1318d ago
@Kurt and Frag

I wish you would've been here with speaches like these in 2005-2008. I'm all for the idea of being a gamer and all but something like this coming from 2 persons who prefer the x360 is just ironic considering the entire gen.
IQUITN4G  +   1319d ago
I normally just ignore jumping into the comments section of one of these non news articles but for once just wanted to say i'm tiring of N4g because of them. Sure i'll just ignore them but it turns me off to the place. It makes no difference what i think of course but this is News for gamers apparently
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LostDjinn  +   1319d ago
I know how you feel.

I actually try to go through the pending section looking to approve news and report crap according to the posting guidelines.

I get PMs from "journalists" (that's bloggers to you and me) demanding I allow their piece approval. Some of the crap that comes out of them is insane. Then you have sites that try and spam approve their pieces (using their staff or multi accounts) and become enraged when called on it.

I guess it just comes down to how much you're willing to put up with. Still. If you don't fight for what you believe in do you have any right to complain?
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IQUITN4G  +   1319d ago
You get those unintentionally hilarious PMs as well then

You could perhaps try and get your own piece approved on here concerning N4G and those always friendly but disturbingly backward attempts to harass your opinion. I bet people could contribute some real gems to an article like that too
Chicago8506  +   1319d ago
whoa whoa whoa, save ya $$$ for the next batch of consoles? I wouldn't say all that.
Let's not play "Console Prophet" and assume when things will b released n how much it'll cost. NOTHING has been documented as official, we don't even know the Wii U's official price.
Now I really love all 3 of my machines, PS3, Wii and 360; however the Wii just never appealed to me after months of owning it, it is a great family console though.
360 held the majority of my time when PS3 was 1st released. PS3 was a bit disappointing then.
With 360's unattractive hidden fees coupled with Sony's onslaught of software to be released......well it's really no questioning.
Game on.
SaffronCurse  +   1319d ago
This article sucks.
solidworm  +   1319d ago
6!!! I could give you 106.
_Aarix_  +   1319d ago
Go give em, cmon. Im waiting....

I have both but 99% of the crap thats said by the fanbase is purely exaggeration....Love both but xbox hating is gone way out of control, if you bash on a console you dont own, youre not a gamer in the right eye.
ha2e48  +   1319d ago
Seriously, 1 gtfo 2 got one 3 gtfo 4 wtf rechargeable batteries and no wires ever,,, I stopped caring now.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1319d ago
This isn't 2009 anymore. Buy whatever you want.
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sandman224  +   1319d ago
If you haven't gotten ps3 yet I'd go out and get one. Also subscribe to ps+ by doing that you'll have about 10 plus games that you can download and play. So don't worry about buying a game with your console. You won't need to. Also if your a fps fan and are afraid to leave your 360 controller for the duel shock I can tell you this, once you get used to the duelshock you'll never go back. My percision with the analog sticks on the ps3 are way better then the Xbox controller. After playing call of duty on the ps3 I decided to go back and play the 360 version, boy did I suck. The placement of the anolog sticks and the stiffness of Them thre my game way off. The reason games have auto aim is because you need it to control a fps game like call of duty for the 360. And by all means I'm not a fanboy of Sony. I own a 360 slim and love halo, and gears. I'm just giving you my opinion.
FragMnTagM  +   1319d ago
You are silly. I use the dualshock all the time, the sticks are "muddy" if you will. They are not precise in the least bit.

Don't believe me? Pull up any video on youtube that has a shooter without heavy auto aim (CoD), and watch the aiming, it is terrible.

People always move past the target with those sticks it makes anyone showing off a game on the ps3 look like a noob.

Then go watch the same game (if multiplat) on the 360 and tell me the aiming in the video isn't better.

I own both, and have played many shooters on both platforms. The 360 controller is by far better for shooters.

I am not saying the dualshock is crap at all, as it is way better for fighting games than the 360 controller is. I actually do like the DS3. I just wish the sticks weren't so "muddy" or "soft." If they were just a little more stiff, they would be perfect.

I have a third party controller that fixes the stiffness issue on the PS3 controller that I use for shooters on the PS3, all other games I use the DS3.
Dms2012  +   1319d ago
Oh my lord, tried the demo for Dust 514 and the absense of auto aim is instantly recognizable. The DS3 as you said is great for fighters, but when playing a fps its terrible.
ha2e48  +   1319d ago
Bubble up!
clearelite  +   1319d ago
I was able to pull off hedshots with the snipes in bad company 2 on ps3 almost instantly. Perhaps DS3 aren't for everyone though and it is more of a matter of preference.
moparful99  +   1319d ago
"MUDDY" Serioulsy? I play MW3 on the ps3 everyday and I've had no issues with the sticks on the ds3. I enjoy the soft feel of the DS3 sticks.. I maintain a 1.79 KDR with those "muddy" sticks... Not the controllers fault you can't use it well..
ExCest  +   1319d ago
I personally dislike how "stiff" the sticks are for the Xbox controller. Am I allowed to rant on it now?
irepbtown  +   1318d ago
Multiplatform games are better on 360 because the PS3 version is a PORT.

Now... play a PS3 exclusive and you'll understand why your comment is on the boundaries of ridiculous.
KMCROC54  +   1319d ago
After reading said article it felt like i was being pulled into a pissing contest or my dad is better than yours forth grade crap. WTF dude grow up let be people what they want to buy ,stop being a tool .
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Jazz4108  +   1319d ago
I can't belive forbes allows for a fanboy written opinion piece. They must be getting desprate to let the author write anything. He's biased and horriblely missing points for each side to get his own oppinion out there. I guess this fits in just fine on n4g as most of the content on here is opinions, fanboys, blogs.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1319d ago
Dms2012  +   1319d ago
I must be in the minority, but I have had 2 blu ray drives crap the bed on me. Still plays games and DVD's, but will not recognize BR. Costed me about $90 to fix the first one. Not sure if its worth it to fix again. Extremely pissed off because I do watch BR movies. My point is beware, because if the Ps3 is out of warranty Sony will ask for $150 to fix it, or you can go through the pain of getting the parts and fixing it yourself like I did.
Yumi-Yumi4urTummy  +   1319d ago
The only way, I will have a PlayStation is through a Goodwill for a reasonable price. Now, who is the Sarcastic here.☺ Don't waste your time in your comments, I just CANT READ!
DontBanMeBro  +   1319d ago
Ur name alone gets u a bubble up! Nice work! Lol
FunkMacNasty  +   1319d ago
Once again, N4G's front page is just brimming with up-to-the-minute "gaming news" like this article here.

Why do we fall for this everytime? It's a matter of preference and weighing the pros and cons of both systems and deciding what works best for you.

I laugh at you pathetic moth#rfuc*ers who shed tears and get all enraged because someone said that the product you use isn't that great. Does your product of choice work for you?... If it does, then so what. I own BOTH consoles, but i definitley have a preference out of the two.. but no matter how many idiots on the internet tell me how inferior my prefferred console is, or tell me "i'm not a 'real' gamer".. I don't effing care. It doesn't make the gaming experiences that I have on that console any less awesome, nor does it make me any 'less' of a gamer.

Seriously folks, Neither Sony or MS is gonna jump in front of a bullet to save you, so why not just play what you like and stop sucking the giant mega dicks of the corporate world. All they do is sit around all day and figure out better ways to separate to you from your money. There's no need to defend them, or take it personally because someone else has a negative take on their products.
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FragMnTagM  +   1319d ago
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1319d ago
+1 bub.
insomnium2  +   1318d ago
Something tells me you don't have a PS3. I tried to tell everyone (x360 folks) that the slogans "It's all about games" and "anything below 90 in MC is not AAA" would come back and haunt them but they wouldn't listen.

Do correct me if I'm mistaken though.
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TheRealHeisenberg  +   1318d ago
"Something tells me you don't have a PS3. I tried to tell everyone (x360 folks) that the slogans "It's all about games" and "anything below 90 in MC is not AAA" would come back and haunt them but they wouldn't listen."

Haunt? Pffffft. LMAO, why would anybody care about your words? Gamers are going to game on their preferred consoles no matter what anybody has to say.

Oh, I just lol when people want to pull out the "you don't have a PS3" card.
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FunkMacNasty  +   1312d ago
A late reply here, but still. Yes I have a ps3 and a 360.. No Wii, no PC.. Whatever your telling me about "games" and "below a 90 in MC" I'm not sure if your being sarcastic and joking, or if your making a serious statement. But oh, well...

doesnt really matter yea?
deathab0ve1  +   1319d ago
ok i see a lot of the same reasons on why ps33 is better

1. blue-ray xbox can be hooked up to blue ray
2. free apps ps3 has the worst apps xbox has a tv app and espn not ps3
3. free internet it is a proven fact that xbox has a much better connection and more security though Microsoft the biggest corporation what does sony have.
4. people also talk about that new controller and camera game, well xbox has kinect witch is much more active and not a rip of of wii.
Yumi-Yumi4urTummy  +   1319d ago
I will never feel comfortable holding those balls in my hand (I mean the move) lol☺
PersonMan  +   1319d ago
1. How many people hook their xbox up to blu-ray? I didn't even know that was possible, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
2. I do not know anyone who uses the apps on the PS3 or xBox (besides netflix which both of them have).
3. I'd like to see you prove how the "internet" is better on the xBox. Peer-to-peer gaming has nothing to do with Microsoft's "internet".
4. I also do not know anyone who is interested in Kinect or PS move.
ExCest  +   1319d ago
Tzuno  +   1319d ago
Hahahahhh buy a PS3 and then cry when you go to your friend house and see the amazing Xbox 360.
Hicken  +   1319d ago
Cry in pity, perhaps.
Rockoman16  +   1318d ago
I will cry laughing my ass off looking at that amazing read ring of dead
Dungus  +   1319d ago
GenHero  +   1319d ago
it's too late my friend...
PersonMan  +   1319d ago
Hell, for the price people are paying for XBox live all these years, they could afford a few PS3s by now.

I still can't figure out why people are willing to pay for online gaming. Peer-to-peer Call of Duty is going to be just as laggy on the xBox as PS3. Microsoft is not hosting your Call of Duty games, so paying for XBox live is a stupid idea.
Fez  +   1319d ago
I agree. I don't understand why the people who just play CoD and Fifa every year (which is quite a lot of console owners) would choose xbox over ps3.

For everyone else you can just choose the console which has the most interesting games or get both if you fancy it but if you just want to play Fifa online you can do that for about half the price on ps3...
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Edward75  +   1319d ago
Fez, I know why... This is a very true answer...and a simple one. This is the biggest reason if you have a group of friends it is so easy to party and talk to just them while you group up in cod. That is the biggest reason also why many multiplatformed games that are multiplayer sell better on 360. It is also a huge reason for enjoyment on the 360. Play an RPG, whole grinding it talk to your friends as they play other games. I swear it is a simple and easy thing to overlook, but it means so much.
theEx1Le  +   1319d ago
Man the fifa load times on Ps3 are just woeful, honestly try them both yourself and you would see it! I'm not saying thats a reason, just pointing out it could be for some.
OneAboveAll  +   1319d ago
I own both. Article is now invalid.
LNDCalling  +   1319d ago
1 reason:-

1) Games

Well this was my reasons for getting a PS3 instead if a 360 anyway!
DasTier  +   1318d ago
Back in 2001 I made the same choice, halo or dynasty warriors, luckily for me dynasty warriors came out in Xbox and my descion was final.

Also my reason for still owning a 360 is games. Halo, in my opinion nothing on the PS3 can touch it. The only ever ps3 games that interested me were uncharted and to a small extent GOW3, but not enough to get me to buy a new console. 90% of the games I will buy are multiplats and I get a good amount of games a year ( so far at least 8). People honestly seem to forget how multiplats are often better than exclusives.
LNDCalling  +   1318d ago
I can't disagree as we are all attracted to different types and genres of games.

For me (and I didn't jump in to this gen early) I couldn't justify a 360 even though there were perhaps 3 or 4 games that really piqued my interest, the most notable being Fable and Gears, though the former appears to have gone downhill since then.

I felt that the PS3 had a wider variety of games that appealed to me, on top of that I knew I was going to buy a BD player to go with my brand new HDTV and I had just built a gaming rig, this, together with the fact I knew I could by a cheaper (lower HDD space) PS3 and chuck in a 250GB I had laying about straight away kind of made my decision for me, and its one I have never regretted.

But all power to you, as at the end of the day its about gaming and if your happy and I'm happy all is well in the world!
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wanderson75  +   1319d ago
2005 called. You missed your deadline.
Qrphe  +   1319d ago
Everyone should have both systems by now. I don't have Live activated anymore, but when the 360 came out it was a great system to own.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1319d ago
there is more than 6
slugg  +   1319d ago
I love how
Most of the people commenting on this have three or fewer bubbles. That should tell you something. lol
clearelite  +   1319d ago
People often lose bubbles on here simply for telling the truth.Though you do have a point to some extent.
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Neko_Mega  +   1319d ago
One reason to buy a PS3, no monthly cost to play online, to use Netflix/Hulu and you can upgrade your hard drive without taking a chance of getting banned.

Ok so that was about two, but yeah. I own both but I do think its a rip off to pay for XBL when all the stuff it offers you can get free on another console, PC, tablet or smartphone.
wages of sin  +   1319d ago
Play what you want, who cares?

I had a ps3, traded it in a while ago and haven't looked back. Doesn't make me hate it though, I just find the 360 better. It's preferences people, not an actual war.

Grow up.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1319d ago
how do you find it better?

really, tell me how? give me a logical reason as to why.
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gamer_70  +   1319d ago
Why can't you just respect that someone else has a different preference to your own? Will you lose sleep tonight because of it? It also dosen't matter what reasons he may give you your still going to disagree with him because your just a silly fanboy.
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Vettur  +   1319d ago
lol, it's just he's opinion. I got a ps3 myself, but I don't go around raging at xbox fans :P
MadMen  +   1319d ago

xJumpManx  +   1319d ago
I cant see any reason the PS3 is better I prefer the 360 for gaming. My PS3 is a nice blue ray player for movies though. Its all opinion its obvious the majority in USA prefer 360 and the rest of the world prefers PS3. Its not going to change get over it and play what you want and let other enjoy their preference.
solidjun5  +   1315d ago
yet, based on your comment history, you somehow make it into one. Sorta makes you a hypocrite.
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