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Then & Now: PS3 vs. 360 Hardware

Game Informer - In previous generations, the console you bought was the same console you'd have years later. You could buy add-ons or accessories, but the core system and the way it operated never really changed. It's a completely different situation now, as the console in your living room is most likely an entirely different beast than the one that sat on store shelves at launch. The ability to update hardware via the internet has extended the typical console life cycle, and we decided to take a look at the changes that the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have gone through since launch. (PS3, Xbox 360)

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GribbleGrunger  +   1220d ago | Well said
Why do I get the impression that some sites actually want to drive a wedge between 360 owners and PS3 owners?
yesmynameissumo  +   1220d ago | Well said
It's not the sites, it's the gamers. Neither "side" can accept the positives or negatives of owning either console.
Coach_McGuirk  +   1220d ago
nailed it
AO1JMM  +   1220d ago
Well said. Bubble to you.
pablo-b  +   1220d ago
and n4g gives these sites lots of hits for everyone of these blogs. blame the community on here for continuing the cycle.

ignore them, and they will go away
darthv72  +   1220d ago
In all honesty...
its the pro's and cons of each that compels me to get them. No one platform is absolutely perfect.

I personally enjoy playing the field. It ensures I am not restricted or going to miss out on anything that may appeal to me regardless of platform.

Now, as to the article, it seems rather unfinished. Just a select bunch of short bullet points of each platform. There is a lack of full thought out conjecture of the actual changes that both have gone through.

I would expect more compassion (for the lack of a better term) to be put into each point to really make them worth taking note on.
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yesmynameissumo  +   1220d ago | Well said
But those pros/cons don't compel you to criticize someone else's choice. I had a 360, it broke multiple times, I think it and Xbox Live are shit. But I don't think the people that do enjoy the 360/Live are idiots for not having the same negative experience I had.
Jason_Tanner  +   1220d ago
Bullsh-t bro. I gladly accept the differences (pros and cons) because my identity and sense of self worth are derived from which console I own.
Run_bare  +   1220d ago
Well said, agree with you.
BattleAxe  +   1220d ago
As an educated consumer....PS3 then and PS3 now.
wastedcells  +   1220d ago
This is why as a gamer you should own both. Actually not completely true with exclusive becoming more rare every generation. But in short very well said and agree.
The_KELRaTH  +   1220d ago
I would say it doesn't start with the gamers rather the media have been successful through non stop X v Y tactics, at creating this pretence of loyalty.
It's quite funny to stand firm that x product is the best when you're dealing with 5-6yr old technology. In real technological terms both products are ancient - the iPhone didn't exist and we're on no.5 now!
iamnsuperman  +   1220d ago
To be fair the article its self was just pointless and really didn't do anything (kind of a pointless read). The title was more wedge driving.

@article:the headset argument, to me, is pointless. Ok having a headset included incourages talk but it isn't like the PS3 couldn't use a headset. All you need was some cheap ass bluetooth one you can buy seperatly. If people were that bothered they could get one. I had a bluetooth headset anyway. Did I use it on my PS3. No because I didn't want to. You might find other factors could be reasons why people talk less on PSN than Live.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1220d ago
That was exactly what I thought after reading the article. It was pointless. Didn't really do anything at all. But the headline is going to get fans riled up.
Crazay  +   1220d ago
**blink blink**

You mean they aren't already?

Officially Mind blown
PurpHerbison  +   1220d ago
Gribble... if you search around. You will see that N4G is the only site left that seems to actively fuel wars on a daily basis.
attilayavuzer  +   1220d ago
FOX News
Dee_91  +   1220d ago
TheRealSpy  +   1220d ago
gettin pretty tired of really stupid people acting like fox news is the only outlet that propells this attitude. msnbc is every bit as bad, if not worse.

yeah fox news is pure crap, but there are far worse networks.

it's just become the acceptible place to attack for people of sub-level intellect and people of a clear left-wing bias (aka morons).
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d3nworth1  +   1220d ago
some people just want to see the world burn.
Ak47Russia  +   1220d ago
"gameinformer" is a xbox fanboy site, i have friends who work their, most of them hate Sony...

Btw im a PC fan i don't play consoles.
R6ex  +   1219d ago
Who cares.

Bring on the PS4 already!
yewles1  +   1220d ago
Wow, I just read that "SHORT" attrocity of an article. I mean, that's IT? That's all you cover? REALLY Gameinformer?
MaximusPrime  +   1220d ago
nice looking headset from sony. should i have got one but i already got a spare bluetooth headset.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1220d ago
Come on this isn't July anymore games are actually out now.

Hits, Hits, Hits its what its alll about.

EDIT: This is interesting

"PlayStation 3 Then: Launch PS3 Consoles were backwards compatible with Ps2 and Ps1 titles."

Sony Now: knew there was tremendous demand so they come out with HD remakes every single year so they can profit off of it.

HD remakes/ BC is more popular on the PlayStation then the Xbox by far.
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majiebeast  +   1220d ago
Probably because sony had like 100's of titles to work with from the ps2 generation what besides halo is worth a hd remake for xbox?
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1220d ago
I'm speaking in general sense, Sony will charge for HD remakes and people will buy it that's a win win situation for both Sony and its fans. Sony has allot of gold under there belt when it comes to timeless games and titles.

MS has allot of dormant classic Xbox games that they failed to capitalize on. Which, in some cases isn't 100% MS fault considering allot of there titles were through 3rd party partnerships Jade Empire, Otogi 1 and 2 Advent Rising are all licensed 3rd party and of course belong to to there rightful owners.

Small rant: Its funny because I believe MS went to Bungie for a AAA FPS title (halo) and when MS saw tremendous success with the game. Bungie still held the rights to the Halo Franchise at the time. So MS bought the rights from them I believe sometime in mid production in Halo 2 (I could be wrong)

Just think if MS never bought the Halo franchise. 0_o
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lategamer  +   1220d ago
I think a big part is also:

* A lot of good Xbox games are BC. Conker, Burnout, Psychonauts, Knights of the Old Republic, Halo, Doom, Fable, GTA, Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon, etc.

* PS3 owners just want to pay for the same game. Look at the God of War collection. Virtually the same game, some HD touchups, and PS3 owners buy it. Atleast with the Halo Remake the graphics, sound, etc. was re done.
moparful99  +   1220d ago
@lategamer Know what you are talking about before you speak.. "some hd touchups" is actually complete visual overhaul from framerate, textures, and resolution. You also bragged about how the halo remake had upgraded audio.. *looks at back of god of war collection* True dolby 7.1 surround sound support.. Your bias is showing..
jetpacksheep  +   1220d ago
I like HD remakes, especially when I haven't played the original game but this time round its got much better visuals.
guitarded77  +   1220d ago

"Sony made headlines when they announced that the 60gb model of the Playstation 3 would cost $599.99 at launch, making it one of the most expensive consoles in history. A 20gb version with less features was also available at launch."

BS... the PlayStation 3 was NOT the most expensive console in history.

Sorry for the picture quality. Both the Neo-Geo and 3DO were higher priced at launch, and the picture also shows adjustments for inflation to show a comparison of launch $$$ vs 2012 $$$. This is common knowledge among up gamers, and gameinformer is big enough to not make such simple mistakes.

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darthv72  +   1220d ago
sorry bro...
you just made an error in your statement. Here is what you put:
"BS... the PlayStation 3 was NOT the most expensive console in history."

Now here is what they put:
"making it one of the most expensive consoles in history."

It didnt say it was "THE" most expensive but "ONE OF THE" most expensive. also, despite the Neo-geo and 3DO (no disrespect) neither could touch the asking price of almost $1k for the Pioneer LaserActive CLDA100.
guitarded77  +   1220d ago
Yeah, well... you try reading on a Friday while half drunk and at work.
darthv72  +   1220d ago
half drunk, and at work.........interesting.
GribbleGrunger  +   1220d ago
He's a barman
bubblebeam  +   1220d ago

Or maybe he is just (gui)tarded?
Ben_Grimm  +   1220d ago
This is the second article submitted from with more useless info that doesn't inform or state anything we already didn't know from years ago.

I think Mezzo is trying to get his status up.
LOL_WUT  +   1220d ago
No, he's trying to win that N4G community prize lol.

I don't even know why this is being brought it's 2012 for crying out loud.
NovaSethyr  +   1220d ago
I just want a system that unites all different consoles, so there will be no more console war. Just one console to rule them all.
beerkeg  +   1220d ago
But that would be boring.
Christopher  +   1220d ago
We need the competition. Look at how much we've gotten out of them due to competition. Without it, it wouldn't progress as far or fast.
wastedcells  +   1220d ago
Very true. I think this is why Sony bought up so many developers back in the day to compete with nintendos exclusive. Now both companies have a good selection of first party games and franchises.
vitullo31  +   1220d ago
anybody else like the original 360 dashboard with the blades? I've always preferred it over the newer dashboards.
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Christopher  +   1220d ago
Yes! Very much so! And I preferred the type of customization that came with it as well.

I'm really not keen on the overall "metro" style UI design. Hulu recently updated their site with the same design... now it takes me 2 to 3 more clicks to do what I was able to do with a single click in the past. On some things, it actually takes 8 extra clicks to do something I could do in just 2.
xJumpManx  +   1220d ago
Big time agree. Also has the loading has become quite longer but that could be because the HD is 250 gigs compared to the older 20 gig launch HDs.
kma2k  +   1220d ago | Well said
Then: I started with a ps3 & hated on the 360 (i really am not sure why at this point)

Now: I have both the ps3 & 360 & laugh about how nieve i used to be thinking one was better than the other! There the same damn thing people get over it!
darthv72  +   1220d ago
wouldnt go that far
as to say they are the same. they do provide similar levels of entertainment value but people have different perceptions of value to begin with.

Yes it is rather unfair for one side to hate on the other when there is clearly no advantage or disadvantage to either. obviously not everyone can be a middle of the road type of gamer.

Even myself, i can admit that while i prefer to game on the 360, i wont discredit my PS3. It just depends on my gaming mood if I pick up one controller or the other. in fact, lately i have been more into retro gaming. Having picked up some classic snes and even genesis and 2600 games i find myself reliving those good old days.

They may not be HD or super duper grafx on screen. then again, it wasnt about that back then. It was just about having fun. Somewhere along the way, we sort of forgot what that was.
Irishguy95  +   1220d ago
Then: I started with a ps3 hype train & hated on the 360 (i really am not sure why at this point)

After 360 release: I got a 360 and enjoyed it but anticipated Ps3

After Ps3 release: Was extremely disappointed by it. Started hating on it.

2009 and up - I own and enjoy everything for what they are, including the Wii.
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Max-Zorin  +   1220d ago | Well said
PS3: Good system.
Xbox 360: Good system.
Their fans: .........................
Gridloc  +   1220d ago
Both systems have their pros and cons. Just enjoy the games each system has to offer.
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josephayal  +   1220d ago
looks like The PlayStation 3 is a very sophisticated piece of gaming hardware
AlucardFury  +   1220d ago
Love your pic, look how peaceful those guys look together, too bad their fans can't co-exist.
_LarZen_  +   1220d ago
They forgott one thing, games.

The number of exclusive games then and now....and we all know how that is today.
ChunkyLover53  +   1220d ago
Ya, I'm picking up Fable The Journey on Tuesday, Forza Horizon two weeks later and two weeks after that its Halo 4, the biggest exclusive of the year! Thanks for reminding me bro!
_LarZen_  +   1220d ago
So many fanboys!
ChunkyLover53  +   1220d ago
I got both pretty much at their launches, I camped out for an Xbox 360 and bought COD2, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, Condemned and I think Prey.

I waited a bit to get a PS3, bought the MGS4 bundle, which was the last one that offered a backwards compatible PS3, I also picked up COD4, Uncharted and Resistance.

I've gotten pretty good use out of both, but I do remember being disappointed that I spent all that money on a PS3 and I still had to buy HD cables or HDMI as it were, my launch Xbox 360 had component cables, and at the time I had a HDTV, but it was an early model without HDMI, so I spent like an extra $50 on Monster Cables for my PS3, and a headset, where as the Xbox 360 came with one.

Other then that, I enjoyed both launches for what they were. Camping out for a console is always a fun thing to do, you get to meet other gaming enthusiasts and its an interesting experience.
lategamer  +   1220d ago
Don't buy monster cables. Just use amazon or a site like and get cheap HDMI cables. There's no difference.
grayfoxx881  +   1220d ago
The fact that you spent that much on HDMI cables...I don't think I've ever spent over five bucks per cable.
moparful99  +   1220d ago
20 bucks for a 6' sony cable and it works great.. No need to blow that much on a hdmi cable.. Also to call out the ps3 for having to buy an hdmi cable whenever the 360 didnt even have an hdmi port seems petty to me.. Sony puts the component cable in the box because not everybody has an hdtv.. In fact when I bought my launch ps3 I had an older tube tv.. It wasnt until 6 months later that I purchased my first hdtv.. Putting an hdmi cable and a headset in every box is wasteful because not everbody is going to use them and it would have meant more of a loss on every system sold for sony..
Neko_Mega  +   1220d ago
I like how they fail to bring up that all PS3 models play PSOne games, yeah I can't play PS2 games anymore. But more reason to own one, plus I own a Playstation to play the older games.

Same reason why I would own a Xbox to play Halo 2.
TheComedian  +   1220d ago
Am I the only one who is not seeing the "battle" in this article? The author only describes how various tech parameters have changed throughout time for each console respectively without doing any sort of meaningful comparison.
Straightupbeastly  +   1220d ago
Ps3 games don't run smooth the system has no ram. It's crazy how Sony hyped the ps3 so much and it never really put out any games graphically better than the 360, and surely no games that run better. It's like we're still waiting on that promise lol
Cam977  +   1220d ago
Have you ever heard of "exclusives?"
MrRedfield217  +   1220d ago
What are you kidding me?! I own both consoles but its clear you havent playyed any ps3 exclusives because Uncharted 3, God of War 3, Heavy rain, metal gear solid 4, etc. have way better graphics than Gears of war 3, halo 3/reach, etc. GT5 is better than Forza4 graphically...
BlaqMagiq24  +   1220d ago
A sad attempt at trolling
Toman85  +   1220d ago
I will get Halo 4 with Forza Horizon this year, maybe a Halo 4 Limited Edition X360
On PS3 I will get Battle Stars Royale, Little Big Karting, Killzone 1 HD and Okami HD :)

Why so much grudge between the two I can't understand...
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xJumpManx  +   1220d ago
Couple good notes from that article the headset feature is huge. If you do not chat with the people you are playing with online why even bother playing online. The other thing the PS3 did that was pure stupid was not launching with rumble support, that six axis thing is and was pure crap. I prefer XBOX Live over PSN but I do think consoles should keep their interface the same I do not prefer the XMB but I do like it has hardly changed since its launch. I think you should own both consoles for their first party games but if its online XBOX is the better option. I met a lot of fun people on Live and had some great times laughing and playing games. When I join a room where no one is talking I leave to find a better room. Unfortunatly for the PS3 more often then not the rooms are filled with people who have headsets.
grayfoxx881  +   1220d ago
I play online all the time and I don't talk to anyone, especially if there are people in the lobby with your type of mentality. PSN is no different than LIVE when it comes to online play either...stop spreading disinformation.
FredEffinChopin  +   1220d ago
"If you do not chat with the people you are playing with online why even bother playing online."

To enjoy the dynamic of online games without having to hear *you*.
moparful99  +   1220d ago
So shoehorning a headset in the box with every ps3 makes sense because everybody who has ever bought a ps3 or 360 plays online? Its a waste of money on sony's part to put accesories in the box that not everyone is going to use.. It might be ok for microsoft and their scrooge mcduck sized money vaults but sony doesnt have that luxury...
ShinnosukeRFD  +   1220d ago
Then: PS3 was better but nobody cared because of the price
Now: PS3 is still better
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deletingthis34675334  +   1220d ago
Both systems are just as good because, guess what, they both play video games.
FinalomegaS  +   1220d ago
Ha, someone disagree...

IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1220d ago
Video Games have become Politics!

Gamers have their most favorite side, they choose to game on!

I was a huge Xbox Fanboy last gen. Started as a 360 Fanboy this gen. Then adopted PS3 and Wii. Wii got old super quick for me. While the PS3 has easily become my main console of interest, mainly due to the sheer amount of exclusive game support!

I'm a diehard Sony fan now, but I also don't at the slightest expect everyone to feel the same. Thus why there are plenty of gaming options that exist... and that's to cator to us as individuals, with different tastes!
ShaunCameron  +   1220d ago
I chose the XBox 360 to compliment my Wii because it was a cost-effective way of getting into HD gaming. Plus the announcement of Gears Of War 3 helped affirm I indeed made the right choice.
moparful99  +   1220d ago
Loved the ps1, loved the ps2, and nothing has changed with the ps3.. I'm a Sony gamer and I'm happy.. No need for me to look elsewhere..
DivineAssault  +   1220d ago
It all comes down to the amount of entertainment u receive. Be it software & features or media & ease of use.. They both have flaws & theres no denying that but whats the best value for YOU as a gamer if your not fortunate enough to have em both? I tell u one thing, i wont support anything microsoft puts out but i do respect what they pioneered to the gaming industry..
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1220d ago
Xbox 360 then Xbox 360 now
FinalomegaS  +   1220d ago
Ps3 then: was a slow starter for a few things but got really good over time. Still find it funny how my favorite game on the ps3 is valkarie chronicles. then we got the whole motion craze era,hd remakes and better pricing.

360 then: live with crosschat and games like gears with coop play,halo (not a fan),and that head start really put microsofts system on the map with those never ending price cuts. Favorite game was really the square Enix star ocean (didn't know it was going to go multiplat)...then the motion craze era...nothing but kinec and COD...more price cuts.

Just a mental note for voice communication on either systems,they need to use the voip type protocol if possible for more clarity like Skype pc to pc is. Makes a world of a difference. Of course you will finally understand what some of those no-nothing teens are saying.
carlocgc  +   1220d ago
all those people saying PS3 was so expensive at launch have you forgotten you had to spend £140 on a wireless adapter and harddrive if you bought the basic Xbox 360 console back, back in the day??? Hmmmmm???? not to mention the inferior components and countless breakdowns and returns plus paying a subscription to enjoy the "privilege" of playing games online while the rest of the world enjoys that for Free!!
cannot understand how people can be an Xbox fanboy.
PC gamer FYI :)
PS3 > Xbox 360
so what if you cant hear silly kids taunting you online thats a Plus
also note that PS3 wil support just about any bluetooth headset in game chat with friends is very much do-able not really a valid point as a negetive
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1220d ago
Graphicall ps3 wins..

Creativity wise sony wins.

online wise MS wins and loses since I am forced to pay for multi-player & all the non gaming features I don't want.

That is why I simple choose ps3 & will most likely choose ps4.

I could never support this kind of support or pretend it never happened.

"Yusuf Mehdi, who heads up marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox business, said households now spend an average of 84 hours a month on the Xbox Live online service playing games, watching videos and listening to music. That's up 30% from a year ago. Just over half that time is spent on videos and music."

If they want to focus on casual and non gaming that is fine but I rather be left out of MS's "gaming" community regardless of hardware.

Choosing playstation is not a hard decision if all you want is to be a gamer.

If I only want games I see less benefit to buying xbox. Glad I sold mine cuz I don't like gears halo or forza. Got fable 3 on pc! sadly. Alan wake on pc is nice though..
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