Despite some reliability issues, the Xbox 360 boasts utility that any gamer can get excited about, even PS3 and Wii owners. GamePro lists the top 6 things that Xbox does better than the rest...
that why i love it
Have to admit i use my 360 the most....so far. Onlines better and the game libairy is better..at the moment. This might change over the next couple of years, but at the moment its my most used machine.
I can agree with that. Not sure what Wii online may bring or Home and all the extra features PSN currently does not do right out the box. I go on XBL then PSN, really you can't get bored on Live. Like the article states, "besides" the RROD issue, for those that may/have experienced it. My condolences..:-( Xbox 360 Elite going strong on this end. No complaints besides Noise/Prices.
Some of these "Things it Does Best" are ridiculous. How can you say that the Downloads are better because they automatically install? the only difference with the that and the PS3 downloads is that you have to click install, which is not a problem and is better in a way because you can choose when you want to install something. For example if you wanted to switch off your console, you can't if it is auto installing like on the 360. I haven't tried Live on my 360 so I can't vouch for the other things, but I honestly think that PS3's XMB is a LOT simpler to use than the 360. But the 360 interface looks better.
No pun intended. Since I got my PS3 I have no regrets and enjoy playing everyday since I got it. We went from have 3 360's in the house to now have 3 PS3...The only thing I like better on the 360 is the party invite, and send messages, everything on the list has nothing to do with gaming
True but the games have been better so far as well.
I didn't get the last one, 'web integration'. They didn't even mention the fact that the PS3 has a fully-functioning web browser. Weird... Also, they made the download/installation progress sound way worse than it is. You download in the background while playing the game or leaving the console on [email protected], or whatever, then you install for about 2 minutes for a 1GB demo. It really isn't that bad. They also didn't mention that some PSN games, like Super Stardust HD or High Velocity Bowling, feature custom soundtracks. Still, it was a good article. People need to pay these features more attention, because the PS3 is starting to look more and more attractive day by day. i believe the 360 will still be going strong through 2008, but not as strong as it is now.
by the way I can't stand the Download/Installation of the PSN network. I'm so used to Download/Click/Play of XBL, not sure why Sony cannot do the same. I get excited downloading something and I remember the first time I got the uncharted DEMO, I was looking for the game. Then I seen this little bubble and was like DOH!! What's this Installation..One thing that's more streamlined on XBL. I'm guessing it's software related.
you need to see a doctor and get some pills if waiting 1 minute installs is that bad
I'm not complaining. It is what it is, but It's just one thing I think Xbox 360 and XBL does better IMO. If I had A.D.D and thought it was that bad, I would of gotten rid of my PS3 already. Kid, Don't be so "sensitive" to another man's opinion/preferences.
I agree with the article, but currently have my 360 on ebay in favor of a PS3. I didnt really use XBL a whole lot so I'm not really missing out. I'm still not 100% sure I want a PS3, I may just get an updated 360 or not have anything at all as I will be joining the army pretty soon.
Im exactly the opposite. I had an Xbox, and bought a PS3. After the multiplatform titles, and most importantly MADDEN turned out like crap on PS3, I got really really worried. Uh, oh, I made a mistake. Then, all the delays, and all the budget over runs and the exclusives were lost and I was like "damn!" I f-ed up big time! So, I sold my PS3 off to a sucker on Ebay and bought a Xbox 360 Elite. It is the best decision I ever made. And, I know so many people that are fed up with their PS3 they thought Sony could pull it out, but its just not coming together. I cant recommend it enough, sell your PS3 and you'll get hese 6-benefits and so many more. Do you like GTA? You can't get the whole game on the ps3. The Xbox 360 outsold the ps3 in 2006 and 2007, and the ps3 line-up is looking so bad compared to the Xbox 360 line-up, Im sure a lot of people are going to be dumping thei ps3 before they get stuck with it.
The 360 did out sell the PS3 in 2006 because it was only out 2.5 months, and in 2007 the PS3 outsold the 360 (even though it was only out in Europe 9 months).
"No PS3 game (to our knowledge) supports player-approved music." i swear i was just playing super stardust and HV bowling while blasting my music off my hard drive
now back to COD4 while having master of puppets as the soundtrack!
If your joining the army than you might as well not bother selling your 360. Not as though you will need the money once your away.
have better web intergration when the ps3 has a internet browser and the XMB destroys the 360 blades any day
360 does a good job and blows any competition out of the water when hooked up to a PC.
This is is not x360+PC 6 things it does best
@10.2 But you can hook it up to your Windows PC. And, it brings great features. Why are you arbitrarily saying it must be ignored? Its fact. When Im playing broadcast radio in my living room through my Xbox 360 Windows Media Center via the Tuner in my PC, am I supposed to pretend it isnt the case?
is solely about the 6 things the x360 as a system by itself can do best. Not when its hooked up to the a PC which is not even mentioned in the article when i read it.Power was using the PC attachment as way to argue that the x360 is better than competition. His comment would have been techincally correct if the article is about a x360 and PC combo 6 or more things it does best. But its not.I was just pointing that out. Nothing more nothing less. Edit: I am not saying that these other features of the x360 with PC should be ingnored. That was not my point. In fact i like to know more about it but POG was using it as an argument against Chefdejon argument that according to him the ps3 has a better internet browser and XMB, Features that are inbulit into the PS3 itself i.e no PC attachment. I hope you guys don't take it personally. I just love to debate. Thats all.
Currently.. I mean ps2 had shyt online the first to really put it out there so Sony did not concentrate on that part while MS did with their xbox the only thing they did right and continued on it for the 360. Sony basically starting a new service and trying to make up for lost ground. I not making excuses however cus I feel those settings should have been in from the start, but things like in-game music I could care less about . When Sony implements in-game xmb then 360 will have no upper hand what so ever and more people will start choosing psn over live just for the fact its FREE. I get all the features xtra content you guys get for free dont have to wrry my live account is about to expire or my system got 3rod thats a month off my subscription lost. I have free will to do as I like when ever. People say its not a lot but think about it you can spend that 6 dollars a month buying dlc rather than paying for the service. 360 had lots of potential but MS always half-assing shyt fuking up. At least I can say I made a solid investment in Sony with my ps3 then buying a 360. 360 is a gamble waking up every morning wondering will I be able to play.
"When Sony implements in-game xmb then 360 will have no upper hand what so ever " There are technical reasons why PS3 doenst have a similar feature to Xbox 360's Guide ( http://www.xbox.com/en-US/s... they are discussed here: http://ozymandias.com/archi... Notice that article is almost a year old, and no Guide has appeared. Further, much of that list wont be addressed by just implementing in-game Guide. Re-read the article.
on your broken down pc is not close to being better and as for the online only fools such as you XBox 360 fans think you have great online considering it even breaks down to just like that outdated PC which is the system that is not working I mean this article is going to be pointless when home for the console that is working will have all those features and there wont be any article that there gonna brag for the system.
And the crap games currently offered on PS3 are better than what's on 360 how exactly? The top rated games on PS3 just like the top rated games on 360 are both PC games so you best check the facts and shut your mouth. Keep fooling yourselves into believing the best PS3 games are some trash like Uncharted or Ratchet & Clank and I will keep laughing at you. Those games are designed for shallow people just like you. Resistance, Motorstorm, Warhawk? Those are great games but for these 3 I could name a multitude of games that are just as good if not better for the 360. Halo 3 Rez HD Crackdown Bioshock Gears of War Mass Effect Forza 2 PGR 3 and 4 Virtua Figher 5 ONLINE Dead Rising Bomberman Live Viva Pinata Pac Man CE Saint's Row Kameo Overlord Quake 4 and I could keep going if I wished.
The fact that you listed only 3 games on the PS3 side only goes to show how little you know about the games you can play on the PS3.
"the 6 it does best (for now)"
The reason it costs is because all those demos and friends lists etc have to be stored, wheres the GtHd demo on Ps3... its not there, its been replaced by the new one. Gamertags take a lot of space when theres over 10million of them, achivements etc are all stored by microsoft...recover your gamer tag and see what i mean. The ps3 online is a poor relation to xbox live and well worth the little we pay for it.
Everything gets stored on psn also ur tag and everything go on another ps3 everything is there GTHD is not there because the studio told them to take it out not because they couldnt store it. You can find all the demos from beginning on the ps store and other content. Also MS pulls in larger revenue than Sony does so I dont see why they still making people pay for online. I could understand when xbox was out since they needed the money to help fund but now? Really no excuse.
...and for online ease of use, getting into a game, CHATTING in a game, etc...the 360 wins that, hands down. It makes MP gaming very easy. I also spend all of my time gaming on the 360, the PS3 is just a blu-ray player for me.
6 thing it does best # 1. Fail.
The 360 has better Online features this you can't deny. The web browser on the PS3 sucks. I don't see the reason you have to bash the hardware maybe its the fact you have to come up with something to put down the 360. The new 360s do a better job in case you didn't know so instead of sounding like a broken record you should not even bring it up anymore. Also this summer the new 65nm GPU is going to be out so you better start making a new excuse to bash the 360.
but if this another Xbox Live emphasis I can only laugh. Live Gold = canceled for me.
You might have a slight understanding then why Xbox Live Gold users accept paying a mere 50 bucks a year for Live. Whats 50 dollars? One game? I own over 200 games between my Xbox and Xbox 360 so 50 bucks is nothing. You pay more than that playing an MMORPG yet I justify paying 140 dollars a year for WOW even though its just one game, because it is fun. Well, Live is fun and I justify paying the cost of one game for the online experiene only Xbox Live provides over the Japanese consoles. It would be interesting if our Western brothers and sisters in Europe would actually consider the Western console, Xbox 360 vs the Eastern Japanese consoles. Anyways, thats a whole other topic of discussion unless someone wishes to respond.
I as a PS3 owner have to admit the 360 does do all those things better.....for now.
The trouble is that MS isnt going to just stop and wait for Sony to catch up. Remember, MS is a relentless innovator and competitor. They are constantly moving forward. And, as has been discussed w/r/t Sony vs. MSFT, this generation it is all about the software. The consoles are not just "insert-disc-and-play-gam e" machines. They are connected to the internet, work with 3rd party devices and on and on. And all those features are implemented in Software. That is where MS excels, and MS has delivered on its abilities and is demonstrating its superior position.
Well yeah that is true, but from what it looks like Sony is catching up to Microsoft in the online area, slowly, but surely they are. btw regardless I gave you an agree.
the 360 has a much better online service, however that can, and probably will change, with the upcoming release of home
The 360 is a powerhouse when it comes to features as a whole, and it has some truly outstanding games. Should be interesting what they come up with as this year unfolds.
that and i do really like the 360 interface it pretty well thought out. dunno about the ps3 being that gimped when it comes to communication tho with more and more games incorperating in game messaging to our friends list and its support of six way video chat is very smooth. Still ingame xmb and messaging on every game is a big plus I hope the ps3 incorporates it when they release HOME.
Custom Soundtracks are the only thing I envy on the Xbox 360 that and Bioshock and Gears.
Of course there is no perfect system. People designed each one of these systems and there is no such thing as a perfect person. The only difference is that the PS3 allows for system upgrades that can be installed at anytime. What is this writer talking about when he says that the XBox is better at down loading demo's? When you dl on the XBox you can only play them while online. When you dl on the playstation you get them for life.
All good valid points that show MS really did think of the end user when designing some aspects of the 360. Personally I prefer the XMB GUI compared to the Blade interface - although neither is perfect... For example I find it annoying having to wait while my XBLA games slowly appear in the Library list; but I also find it annoying that managing folders in XMB is so naff!
Sh!t the bed?
Last generation, the original was the hands down better gaming system. Those of us who invested in the Xbox knew it, but the Japanese were threatened by the size of the Xbox and the controller was "too big". So then the controller S was created. When you have a powerhouse of a console like the Xbox, looking at it, it was not all that big but damn it was powerful and Xbox Live is without a doubt the most fun fully integrated, fully realized online gaming service any of the consoles have but a majority of gamers haven't given Live or the Xbox brand a try and will never realize what they are missing. I like that I can chat with my friends via video, text, voice or even posting said message in their "mailbox" when they are not available. When they turn on the Xbox 360, the message is waiting for them. And the Xbox was the first console also that allowed us to have universal gamertags. One gamertag that was recognized accross all of our games. That isn't the case with the PS brand or Nintendo. In those systems, each game you have to re-register while in the game to be able to play the game. What happens if someone already took the "gamertag" you created in your first game you played on the PSN or Nintendos online? You are S.O.L. With Live, I register once and it is my gamertag for life and no one else can take it.
PSN's gamertag feature is EXACTLY like Live's, you make one name and then no one can take it, you are either ignorant of PSNs features or someone has been feeding you lies. Don't know about the Wii's.
I'm going on how it was on the PS2, I know for sure based on experience. If the PS3 is like Live as you say, then its about F-ing time that Sony woke up (It must have been a patch-lol---jk). Thats all I have to say. Let me put it to you like this. Everyone seems to have a negative thing to say about one console or the other. Many people attack the 360 for the RROD. I've had the RROD happen to me twice. Nothing bad has happened to my PS2. I only bought the PS2 for GOW and GOW 2 4 months ago and have bought many games for it since. I'm possitive 100 percent when God of War 3 comes out, that I will be buying that system. The point of this argument lies here. Even the RROD wasn't something to sway me away from the 360. I'm very patient even though I am a gamer who relied on only my 360 at the times that the RROD was happening. Why? Because hands down, even now that the PS 3 is closely similar to to Xbox Live, its still not as good as Live. Its not bad but just not as good, and yes, I do base the PS3 info on what I have heard vs. the experience I have with the PS2. However, yes I will own 3 consoles and some handhelds at the time that GOW 3 comes out. May all of the consoles and game makers relish in some billions of dollars worth of surplus this year but more important may all of the gamers get the games they seek. Lastly, F--k Fox and Cooper Lawrence. LOL
#2.rrod keep it up!
#3 Suck (quite a large section, so I'll specify that it sucks because it still uses ancient DVD technology from the previous gaming era. It is laughed at by some intelligent cultures of the globe)
Did you know that even your friends and family who don't own an Xbox can still talk to you while you are on your console via Microsofts Instant Messaging service. My Xbox Live is attatched to my hotmail account so when my non-console friends and family contact me via MSN messaging, I immediately get the message even though I'm not on the computer but playing a game on live and can talk to them then.
The number one thing that XBOX 360 does best is convince the smart consumer to invest in PLAYSTATION® 3. Reliability is a factor amongst anyone who spends a decent amount for a gaming system and simply put, people want to station themselves in the immersive entertainment of videogames. Not to have a green and white box sitting in front of them mimicking a stop sign. $niper
I don't buy dodgy equipment. Period. I expect my PS3 to last me several years and know that Sony will always replace it for like 60 bucks. Reliability means everything to consumers. Especially in Europe and Japan. A 3 year extended warranty for a known fault that they tried to cover up aint reliability. It's just crappy hardware!
And to tell you the truth, if I compare what PSN give me when side by side with XBL .. I would never pay for PSN. As fun as PSN is ... XBL is much better. I really hope that "HOME" closes the gap more. ESPECIALLY when it comes to united friends lists and communications. Being able to do some MSN chats on my 360 with non-360 owners is actually much more usefull than I thought it would be. The chat pad was a FANTASTIC investment for an accessory. Better than jumping back and forth from the controller to the KB The download .. "THEN" install ... is a bit of a PITA, but not a deal breaker.
was about online? Is this a hardware article? Cause it's sure is'nt gaming. It is but it is'nt. The things named are a part of gaming, but their optional. As a gamer i need none of these things.Only thing i need is games. Bluetooth whatever second.
As was stated before, reliability is a great thing to have for a game console, however, if there are no games, then reliability really doesn't matter since the unit never gets switched on, like the Waitstation3.
That's really funny, but you do realise he has a point and you come across like an idiot. You copy a dude's profile, make a contradictory statement from his previous one and we're somehow supposed to think that you're not a loser with more time on his hands than sense. And money, as you bought a cheap piece of crap with more faults than a tectonic plate.
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