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Submitted by X-Factor 1230d ago | opinion piece

PS2 vs. Xbox – A Decade Later

The Sony PlayStation 2 won the battle back in the day but what about today? Truth is that the past doesn’t matter and these consoles have evolved.

The Microsoft Xbox might have lost the battle back then but today it’s a mighty contender, and here's why. (Counter-Strike XBLA, Culture, Dev, Halo 2, Industry, Microsoft, PS2, Retro, Sony, Xbox)

DialgaMarine  +   1230d ago
In terms of power: Xbox

In terms of EVERYTHING else: PS2
Picnic  +   1230d ago
But it was partly that lack of power that meant that Outrun 2 was an Xbox exclusive (or so Sega claimed at the time- but the PS2 later got Outrun 2: Coast to coast as well as the Xbox). The Xbox also got Jet Set Radio Future which might have been closer to the speed of the Dreamcast game, if that, if it had appeared on the PS2. And as JSRF is one of my favourite games of all time then Sega's support of the Xbox was partly crucial to them securing my sale in a way that power alone wouldn't have. Ironically, Sega chose not to see it as the Xbox feeding off the Dreamcast's demise. But only, surely, the Dreamcast's demise would have persuaded Microsoft to enter the console race at all. So if you support Sega but don't like the idea of someone only having space in the market because of Sega's troubles at the time, then you'd be better off buying a PS3 or Wii than an Xbox360 - and let's get another Jet Set Radio installment made- but only on the PS3 where it might sell to an arguably generally more discerning audience to use a stereotype (but stereotypes can make sales).
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yewles1  +   1230d ago
Really? You're gonna' tout modding on OGXBOX to play emulated games and add in M/Kb over the PS2 when you can do the same to THAT console too? -_-
hennessey86  +   1230d ago
I switched
to xbox just after Gran Turismo 4 came out and never regreted it
bubblebeam  +   1230d ago
Hahaha, I actaully never got an Xbox. I played the heck out of my brothers though, pretty much 99% just on Halo CE.

My first Xbox was the Halo 3 limited edition in 2008 or 2009. Since then I have bought a tonne of origianl Xbox games, so could experience what I missed out on last gen. It really did have some fantastic games.

While I still preferred my PS2, once I had experienced Halo, every other FPS felt cheap n nasty.
A7XEric  +   1230d ago
PS2 was always quantity over quality. The only thing the Xbox was short on was JRPGs and quality platformers. It slayed at everything else.
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Picnic  +   1230d ago
The Xbox was short on traditional 'gothic' survival horror. It had Doom 3, which looks nice as a corridor shooter, or it had pseudo ghost photographing Japanese games but it didn't have the likes of Haunting Ground as the PS2 does or Eternal Darkness or the Resident Evil remake as the Gamecube does.
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Information Minister  +   1230d ago
The PS2 had quantity *AND* quality.

Your long term memory is just a little rusty.
smashcrashbash  +   1229d ago
Yes very rusty. The PS2 had many quality games. Anyone saying they had quantity over quality obviously never had a PlayStation system in their lives. Many of the series we play now with so much gusto started on the PlayStation.Tekken, Soul Edge, GTA, DMC,Kingdom Hearts for starters.Also I love how the author is trying to pretend that the past doesn't matter. No one would be saying that if the Xbox had won over the PS2. In fact we would never have heard the end of it. But because the PS2 kicked the Gamecube and the Xbox's butt you always see people coming saying 'the past doesn't matter'.
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StrawHatPatriot  +   1230d ago
Ah, back when Sony just didn't care that much about having the most powerful hardware (the Xbox had better graphics, the Gamecube had better graphics, and proof is RE:4).

The PS1 was weaker than the saturn and N64 (the graphics only looked good because of prerendered backgrounds for some games).

Yet Sony destroyed in both gens. Now they're last.
SantistaUSA  +   1229d ago
PS2 was better specs wise, Sega Saturn couldn't handle 3d games as well as PS2 and was lot harder to program, so it lost a lot of 3rd party support! Just do a little research and you will see, google is your friend ;-)
StrawHatPatriot  +   1229d ago
Yo, type in "Saturn Shenmue".
MadMen  +   1230d ago
Xbox over PS2 anyday, Halo4Life

PS1 was my all time FAV system, PS2 let me down.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1230d ago
halo is all you will have for life anyway. oh a 3 other games. also halo devs are mostly gone. Halo sucks counter strike for life. A real tactical shooter. Halo + perks + no beta + only some of the original devs = MW3.
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ForROME  +   1230d ago

your comment has to be the worst seen all day, congratulations
ItsTrue  +   1229d ago
1) If halo is all he will have for life, then counter strike is all you will have for life.
2) How is Counter Strike a real tactical shooter when it's played on computer?
3) If Halo + perks + no beta + only some original devs = MW3, why is it not called MW3?
Dude, atleast put 10 seconds of thought into what you're posting before you actually post.
TongkatAli  +   1230d ago
PS2 had Okami, Viewtiful Joe, God Hand, Resident Evil 4, FFX, FFXII, Devil May Cry, SILENT HILL 2 etc etc. No, the Xbox wasn't better then the PS2. I like the Xbox, but hell no it had better games then the PS2, saying the Xbox had better games then the PS2 is straight up delusional and Glenn Beck retarded.
Unlimax  +   1230d ago
PS2 is a legendary console .. get over it !
NotSoSilentBob  +   1230d ago
PS2 showed that you didn't need the most powerful GPU/CPU to get the fans. Xbox showed that Gaming was headed towards online.

Both had their pros/cons.
ChunkyLover53  +   1230d ago
PS2 was cool because it was cheap, it had great third party support, games for every type of gamer and we were all really used to the controller from the PS1.

I got an Xbox when I saw Halo and later on KOTOR. I think the Xbox was in the PS3's position now, most devs couldn't take advantage of its power because games were being made on the PS2 kits and ported over, but the exclusive games were amazing on Xbox, Ninja Gaiden, Halo, Jade Empire, Conker, Blinx, Crimson Skies, Shenmue 2, Toejam And Earl 3, Panzer Dragoon, KOTOR 1 and 2, Forza, Project Gotham, Fable, Doom 3, Voodoo Vince and Escape From Butcher Bay were all amazing games, and luckily I still have all of those games and they all work in the Xbox 360, even though I still have my original Xbox as well.
3-4-5  +   1230d ago
Crimson Skies = possibly the most fun multiplayer I've ever played.

They have still NOT creted a game ever close to it and no that snoopy game doesn't count, although it was fun for a week as well.
TheDivine  +   1229d ago
Ps2 had more games but the xbox had quality titles and introduced stuff like dlc and online. It introduced games in certain genres missing from consoles like Jade Empire, Fable, Halo, Morrowind, Kotor, Ninja Gaiden, and others. Ps2 had juggernauts like FF, GTA, DMC, GOW, MGS, and lesser but nontheless great titles like Okami, SOTC, and others. Both were amazing and the Gamecube also deserves mention. Some of my greatest gaming memories were on that system. Metroid Prime was one of the most amazing titles ive ever played and was one of the most innovative games ever. Il never fogret the feeling that game gave me from the graphics, music, lonely exploration, to the bosses. Perfection. RE4, Symphonia, Baten Kaitos, Wind Waker, Twin Snakes. Def my favorite gen ever in hindsight.
Darth Stewie  +   1229d ago
A decade later the PS2 is still alive. Long live the king.

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