GamePro examines four recent multi-platform titles to determine which console has the better games -- PS3 or Xbox 360. What they discovered challenges the common wisdom that "Xbox 360 is better."
I was about to submit this but someone got in the bloody way! =P It's good to see that now it's impossible to make a duplicate story using the same link/story altogether since once you put the link source, you're blocked from the person who beat you to it. Anyway nice article..
waiting for fanboy warfare on this article
Eh, I didn't like it. Found it bled too much testosterone for me. But hey, good try and good method.
Herr Kuwabara. [When you try to submit the same story and someone beat you to it with the same link it will let you know who it is] The concrete conclusion that I took from this article is not that PlayStation is an excellent brand or has great ports coming out for it, but that the PS3 is affecting hearts and minds. We should bomb our enemies with crates of PS3's (with LBP pre-loaded) and see what happens. It's just an idea. 8D
uh oh. I have been saying it for quite a while if its not a fps or a racer ps3 controller feels better. I own both and i have played both extensively. 360 controller for me is a complete fiasco when it comes to fighting games. Tried playing MK3 on it and it was just terrible. How the hell do you want me to perform cool moves and fatalities on a joystick and the damn dpad seems to have webbed feet or something?
Above.... It's also better for sports games and action games... Basically Sony's stick is only better for fighters and puzzle games.
Either make the PS3 the lead and port over to 360 or have two separate teams dedicated to each console like Infinity Ward did with COD4. Developers have already discovered that it doesn't work well when you make the 360 version first and then try to port.
The x360 controller is made for FPS but not for fighting or 3rd person games. However the PS3 controller still is good to play FPS. I have no problem using the analog sticks for aiming in Resistance. When i played virtual fighter on x360. Trying to do combos is a pain in the ass with the positioning of the buttons. Its hard to use the index and middle finger on button pads for x360.
I disagree on the sports an action. I think ps3 controller edges out here as well especially on the sports.I have madden 08 on 360 and ps3(bought 360 version got ps3 version from a friend) and i can tell you it really only boils down to preference. The only advantage would be in the R2 being easier for running. On the other hand performing truck moves on the 360 controller where you have to push the right bumper and right stick is quite uncomfortable. A lot more comfortable using R1 and right stick. I am being very objective in saying this you have to admit the bumbers arent as comfortable as R1&R2 and triggers are more comfortable than R2&L2. All that rubbish about 360 controls being tighter is rubbish to me especially when i play both versions of games cus i don't notice any difference. I still get the same kills as quickly as i would using both controlers. In fps where you have to use sniper maybe but thats when you need to be extremely precise. Other rubbish is 360 controller is heavier i never knew controller weight had any effect on gameplay. I own a dualshock 3 and i gave it to my friend to play nba 2k8 with and he couldnt stop complaining about how heavy it was and i'm like wtf. Everyone has preference. I give 360 controller advantage on games where you are mostly pushing triggers e.g. racers and shooters. Games where you need more than triggers ps3 controller usually comes untop for me
I have to say I am amazed and impressed with the people commenting here today. Usually a biased article like this would have a war started by now, but other than a couple of people like power of green it seems quite civil. It's nice to see people just expressing there opinions and not shoving it down someone else's throat, like I prefer peer to peer networking because in a couple of years if I want to play a game I don't have to worry about dedicated servers, just if people still want to play.
Yeah, while seperating the comments into zones hasn't really solved the fanboyism problem, it has sort of motivated a few people to try and police themselves a wee bit. Great job, N4G :)
WOW i'm surprised that ps3 won
...considering the writer's comments didn't WARRANT a PS3 win. Completely bogus article, and a waste of time. This guy basically says there's little to no differences between the games he highlights, then finishes with "PlayStation 3 beats the Xbox 360 handily". He tries his best to hide it, but it's obvious he's a biased Sony fanboy.
He's trying to correct the imbalance created many moons ago by Gamespot when they compared games from a 3 day old console to one released a year ago. :P
GAME PRO said the PS3 was better!!! What a SOCKER!!! LOL (Sense the Sarcasim!) C'mon now, we all know Game Pro is in Bed with Sony and has always and will always be biased towards Sony. Article is useless.
Awe buck up buckaroo. Wipe those tears away and turn that frown upside down. Some people put way to much weight on reviewers and their opinions. Whenever the opinion differs from your own they are bias. It's just "their" opinion. Why do you let it bother you so?
The issue has never been about how easy the 360 can run PS3 ports, the Multi platform issue has to do with the PS3 having trouble with 360 ports. This guy's PS3 prefference has nothing to do with the issue nor does it have to do with many other games. Button mapping and DualShock prefference has nothing to do with the Multi platform problem, dedicated servers has nothing to do with Texture issues or frame rate problems. COD4 was developed for each platform from the ground up for the most part, the others had PS3 in mind" we already know the 360 can handle PS3 ports easily the issue is the PS3 handling 360 ports etc. DualShock doesn't solve theses issues, finding a few games doesn't get rid of the issue.
Power of Green you are like a cancer on this site. Im tired of reading your anti ps3 commenting. Instead of participating in healthy debate you seek out ps3 related articles and then proceed to denounce it as much as you can. You speak as though the 360 is the god of gaming and ignore the negatives. EVERY console has negatives, there never has nor there probably never will be a perfect console considering the differing tastes of the consumers and the type things we ask our consoles to do. I could go on all day about the qaulity of the 360 or the shovelware that gets released but for what? There is no point because you have your mind made up and arent open minded to others opinions. I really wish you wouldn't come in here with your overflowing testosterone and biased opinions...
I had the same problem with the article that you mentioned. In almost every category he mentioned, it was a close call between the systems or one had a single feature that was better. Concluding the article by saying that the PS3 "won handily" is completely incongruous with the points he made. I thought the conclusion seemed a little biased, but it doesn't mean with completely certainty that he is a Sony fanboy, just that he needs to write a better article that supports his conclusion.
3 out of 4 of those games have the best version on PC. PC FTW!
Anyone else sick of the media fueling the whole console war/fanboy BS?
It's getting very old.
It doesn't bother me from a debate standpoint. When people can debate like civilized human beings and not scream obscenities at each other because someone like Resistance and someone likes GOW you can get a lot of good view points. I get sick of constantly seeing dumb people on forums for the sake of trying to irritate someone because they like something different. I own both I like different things about both and I will continue to play both.
This issue was news in 2007.As of 2008 all the multiplats are equal,so its just down to your console of choice or your controller preference. articles like this are no longer needed
It's mainly for page views, advertising dollars pay the bills. More page views equal more long term advertisers, which of course equates to more revenue. Not to say that the site/magazine loses any credibility... but this is why they have these articles (with flamebait titles), we're all fascinated by competition etc. etc.
It'll never stop though.
Only people with small wieners fall into this kind of crap. And if you're passed puberty and still involved in console flame wars, grow up. Whatever happened to live and let live? Play what you enjoy and STFU. We're all gamers here. Some more than others. Why do people have to argue about what they *think* is better? As a gamer, I really don't give a rat's ass about a console's power, so long as it pumps out some great games and new experiences. I still go back and play retro games every once in a while -- once again, because power doesn't mean jack. It's obsolete the day you take it out of the box. The 360 may have its fair share of problems, but it does have some great games. There's plenty of other consoles from past generations that have been plagued with issues. It happens. Maybe not on such a broad scale as the 360's, but it's not a first. Regardless, I'm a gamer, first and foremost. I go where the games are. That said, I can also say that PS3 is shaping up to have some epic stuff. Even though I'm a 360 fan, I can admit this because I don't have to compensate for anything. It's video games. Remember that.
3.6 you deserve a medal seriously, at the top of n4g they should quote that
But the troll-on-troll action has died down recently. Maybe people are more comfortable with their individual choices or the trolls are quietly switching sides. Or maybe it's because I don't browse the Open Zone any more.
Your only sick when the article supports your fantasy worldview. This article is crap (because it doesnt inclue the whole library) -- and, the PS3 is a lie.
wageslave..."The PS3 is a lie"....great argument.
PS3 = LEAD sku from now on bots, just like the Sony CEO said.... get used to it hahahahahhahahahhahahah YOU CAN DISAGREE BUT PS3 WILL BE THE LEAD SKU FOR THE MAJORITY of companys starting now including Midway, Lucasarts, Epic GET OWNED BOTS BUHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA Did anyone notice the PS3 outsold the TURDbox again last week EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES of America(my homeland) HAHAHAHHAHHA Xbox 360 got nohing at GDC except a FAKE Goldeneye article and Gears of war 2 which everyone knew was coming, a ton of RROD articles and ....well nothing else buhahahahahhaahhahaha. Xbox 360 sales are TANKING why the PS3's get stronger every week. BOTS THE MGS4 BUNDLE IS COMING. BUHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA HHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA H AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA Even though I have one(gamertag get shank d) I just love saying how big of a stinky TURD the Xbox 360 is BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAA HAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHA Halo Wars.... BUAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I base saying almost ALL companys are going to the PS3 as the LEAD SKU from what a Sony CEO said days ago. Its true bots. The PS3 is worthy. Its winning everywhere. The 360 is already limping on its last leg with 250$ mainstream priced 360's and all Xbox 360 SKU's available ALL OVER my hometown of Tampa Florida.... one of the biggest in the U.S. and no one is buying the 360. I mean it should be seeling a lot more for the price it is and its games already being released. All the good Exclusives are Multiplatform or PS3 Exclusives except Gears 2 and Banjo 3 LMAO. Fable 2!!!! NO. YOU FAIL.
Someone needs to kidnap your H and A keys
Good one Rawd
I am a PS3 fan but man... relax. Whatever which consoles is better, the differences are so small..
Good thing you only have one bubble.
Would be hard to do since they seem stuck. Could this be cuz of watching animal pron?
You're such a LIAR HarryEtTubMan. You said that "xbox 360 got nothing at GDC", and that's a lie. The xbox 360 got 2 Red Rings of DEATH. So please Harryet, stop lying.......AAAHAHHHAAHHAHA
You base that comment because of PS3 HDD installs, dedicated servers and preffernce for Dualshock?. Burnout is a PS3 port the others were develpoed along side eachother still catering to the lowest denominator. LOL No one's ever talking about dedicated servers or HDD installs when talking about PS3 development issues. lol This post is off. When folks talk about PS3 issues lets use Lost Planet as an example, folks are talking about the way it runs and looks not the fact Lost Planet PS3 is going to have dedicated servers with no lag on PSN. lol PS3 is getting a free ticket with this one. lol DMC4 and COD4 360 version has better textures than the PS3 version. Don't dissagree I'll post links. This post is pointing out things that have nothing to do with the Multi platform issue. Button mapping? gives PS3 a win lol. lol Just 4 games out of many
oh noes- your version has an extra bush an 0.001 more frames per second and get this guys- the textures are "slightly sharper"- how am i to progress through life without that divine "sharpness" fact is, i have COD4 on PS3 and i love playing it and i think it looks incredible and everyone agreed that the PS3 version is "slightly better"- not that i care- i want a good game, not a game that is "slightly better" than the version on another console- that isn't what i look for in games that's why i dont care about this "360 versions are better" crap- because i really wouldn't know the difference if i wasn't looking for it games are too fast-paced to be looking for "slightly sharper textures" come on we're not playing "spot the difference" here- we're playing next-gen games the ONLY game that has a noticeable difference is the orange box- didn't stop me playing it and loving though- a few FPS stutters don't stop me from enjoying a game so you POG can carry on and fight you battle to prove that the 360 versions are "better", but you should understand that no-one cares
actualy burnout was one of the main tittles noted for working on both along side. the devs say so themselfs in there podcast
Great article...it seems like having the ps3 as the lead development console is really making a difference. At least with Burnout. Again, great article
they said it not me :O Im surprized too.
nial that is surprising
Everyone with a brain knew that it wouldn't take long for PS3 games to be on par with the Xbox 360 games...Now it's just going to come down to the exclusives...
Wow. Who would`ve thought that only 2 months in 2008 the ps3 will have a complete turnaround. Now the ps3 is the favoured console. Imagine 6 years from now.
I've not heard a single 3rd party dev say PS3 is favored for anything. In fact it's been just the opposite. It's more like they are forced once again to cater to Sony's arrogance and stupidity and forced to learn new programming techniques that are useless in the real world outside the Sony universe. I'm sure they don't favor having to spend more time and money to get the same result, but they have no choice because people bought the PS3 with a high price and virtually no games either on brand loyalty or whatever. So if they want to make money they are forced to cater to Sony stupidity.
This whole time you thought you had the better ports! You naive, deluded SWINE!!! Prepare for a bad year, you Nazisoft loving HOGS!! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
OMG, a flaming pile of crap. Really, these stuff are complete stupid, stop with these vs/comparison junk and play your freaking game.
No doubt - these articles are worthless. I have both consoles & I actually opt'd for both DMC4 & COD4 on my 360 (5GB download + more friends on XBL for COD4). Assassin's I got for my PS3 & I dont care for Burnout... But it's just personal preference for all of us, I spend more time on my 360 mostly b/c of the online service & more online friends + Gears (my favorite MP game by far). Both machines are great systems IMHO, that is, unless my 360 ever RROD's (JK)!!! It is nice to see the PS3 catching up with the 360 in the Multiplat arena though... It's a shame that articles like this are even written considering most all of what the author writes is nothing more than his personal opinion.
vader have you tried Warhawk yet games an addiction here. gears is fun tho the second one should blow it out of the water :D
@ gamesR4fun Absolutely. Love Warhawk dude, Resistance too, but I do like Gears better. It aint nothin' but one man's opinion, I like Gears better than COD4 MP & Halo MP & Warhawk MP & Resistance MP. I'm not saying it's better for all absolutely, it's just better for me. Mostly, I do my single player games on my PS3. I just have way too many friends on XBL & they are all ravenous for MP/co-op type games (which is cool), & honestly, the whole friends list/chat thing is so much better on XBL than PSN, IMHO. I think Sony will eventually make the friends list/chat thing more streamlined though, I sure hope so.
sweet if your loking for m8's on psn add me psn id dferr I've got a 360 too but no live and no gears :( but just about every good multiplayer on ps3.
Everyone knows that when a new console is launch the first games dont work the realy power of the console but in comparation with 360 launch the ps3 have with no doubts the bests results i have a ps3 and i never live a great experience like ps3 is offer me.thank you SONY to make my days better.
I want the best version of the game and will buy it for the system it works best on whether its ps3 or 360. I always lean a little to 360 for acheivements and an already established friends list, but going forward with games getting better and better on PS3 I might have to let that go. I would guess that the PS3 will be competing with the next xbox in a couple years. Just like the ps2 gave the 360 a run for its money.
Most people complain that alot games drop....it takes more then 5-10 minutes too get a game....I agree that peer too peer sucks but it takes less then 3 minutes too get into a game and when it plays good you have team communication, lag free games and the occasional drop but thats only when your playing a host that is on the losing team.
I connect to a game in less than 20 seconds on my ps3 so I don't know where you got your numbers from.
20 seconds? Max is 5 seconds to find a game.
Hum, I click and join game, Is that 5 mins in xbot talk? Dude Cod 4 has no problems, Iv been playing it the day it came out. The only problem i have ever seen, was when Ward had server problems about a week or so after launch, since then, PERFECT............
@domretard 5 secs? That is not even when you connect to the lobby with no one around. Same B$ we hear from sony management and fanbois exaggerate the same way.
They handpicked the only 4 games that are identical on the PS3. Not the "cold hard truth" if you ask me. Turok and Lost Planet are recent multiplatform titles as well. How come they weren't compared? ;)
Dont you think that it is because these games SUCK on both platforms?
They picked the most recent high profile multiplatform releases to do comparisons. There's no point comparing Turok cuz deciding which version is better is like a choice between a the clap and genital herpes. I could personally live without either. You can compare Lost Planet all you want, but anyone who's trying to decide whether to get Lost Planet on the PS3 or 360 in 2008 is gonna end up getting COD4 anyway haha.
didn't catch that Jenzo?...he picked the 4 biggest recent multiplatform titles...the 4 with the best review scores overall...and the 4 that people actually purchased... its been touched on for the past 6 months...if the game sucks...its most likely better on the 360...if it is anything worthwhile...they are identical, or possibly marginally better on the PS3... happened with Oblivion...Vegas 1 (ugly and it stuttered on both systems, but neither system trashes the other with that game)...The Darkness...Dirt(although that game sucked imo)...and the games mentioned in this article...the AC thing is the most retarded one of all though...some sites say the 360 is way better...some say the PS3 version is way better (didn't gamespot say the PS3 had 'much more dynamic lighting') the 360 gets better versions of games like Turok and Denied Ops...congratulations... the only outlier so far is Lost Planet, which was said to be decent by many...It is suprising that the port sucks so much, but it didn't seem like any PS3 fans were interested anyway...Capcom is selling it for like $35 right?...cheap quick port...oh well... in either case...it doesn't matter...there isn't really one multiplatform game that really looks to be pushing either system, except for CoD4 (and I guess paradise looks amazing as well)...but both systems have exclusive games that appear to really show off what the thing can do...so why argue about what multiplatform version is better?...its meaningless...
Sorry. I missed the "By picking apart four recent, triple-A multi-platform games"-part the first time I read it. I was just questioning the credibility of their article.
out of 4
why not list games where the difference is actually noticeable, like in recent games like Lost Planet, Conflict Denied Ops and then there are Orange Box, FEAR, Splinter Cell, Madden.... the list goes on and on. Always HUGE differences in framerate and graphics. Someone should actually have a list of all multi-plat games to date and THEN compare so that we can see the COLD HARD TRUTH but the again, the article was written as flame bait, and they got me responding to it..... oh well. Mission Accomplished GamePro.
They state up front that it's not all multiplatformers but newer ones that are starting show that the PS3 and the X360 versions are very close: "The common wisdom is that Xbox 360 versions are typically better than their PS3 counterparts, and this is true in part. The PlayStation 3 2006 launch lineup was choked with quickie ports that did little to tap into the system's power, and a few high-profile games (Madden 08, for one) were undeniably superior on the Xbox 360. But as you'll soon see, that trend is changing...and fast. By picking apart four recent, triple-A multi-platform games--Assassin's Creed, Burnout Paradise, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Devil May Cry 4--we're aiming to settle the contest over which console has the advantage in multi-platform releases moving forward. This is more than just gazing at screenshots--we're delving deep to discover the best controls, loading times, and online integration. " They also make special mention of Black Site and Orange box as being examples of where this statement does not apply: "Judging by what we've seen with these recent games, you may be better off picking up PlayStation 3 versions of high-profile multi-platform games for the time being. The notion that PlayStation 3 ports are inherently inferior to Xbox 360 simply doesn't hold water these days. Some games do perform worse on Sony's console--Blacksite: Area 51 has been plagued with performance issues, for instance, and The Orange Box suffers from groan-inducing load times and chugging framerates. "