GTA 5: Xbox 360 vs PS3 Direct Screen Comparison

GR - "Rockstar has reached near parity with latest GTA for both consoles."

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GarrusVakarian1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Look near identical to me, good job R*.

from the source:

-Xbox 360 has slightly better vegetation details and smoother/more detailed shadows.
-Ps3 has slightly better distance texture lod.

stone_cold1553d ago

ps3 version is the best for me

UltimateMaster1553d ago

The PS3 version looks better.
But that could just be something with the Xbox 360's TV being too bright.
360 version better, my ass.

GentlemenRUs1553d ago


I think you was looking for this ;)


mewhy321553d ago

PS3 is awesome. I mean look at this game. It could be next gen, just from looking. What an awesome system.

paul-p19881553d ago

We would expect the PS3 version to be better, it was the lead console this time around.

That being said, they still have to ensure it works on the 360 (and looks almost the same) and thanks to the tiny space of DVD's compared to Blu-Rays we won't see many differences between the two.

Next-gen GTA however, where the optical medium is the same, is gonna be a massive improvement on everything i would guess.

NukaCola1553d ago

This shows that PS3 lead games can lead to excellent multiplats. Everyone is going to be in for a current platform next generation title. Rockstar again delivers!

Larry L1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

I've been sick of the blatant fanboyism in the gaming (pseudo-)"journalism& quot ; industry since like 2007, but at this point, it's starting to get real silly.....but no less infuriating.

I mean why are these guys still out-right lying and telling us to not believe our eyes and our own experiences? Are people so easily brainwashed by anyone who calls themselves an "authority"?..... apparently, they are, because people have, and will continue to go around repeating this crap as though it's true. I thought people in general were sick of being lied to by authority and the media.

GTA4 and Skyrim are perfect examples......and not coincidentally the 2 biggest games hype-wise this gen. All the internet and media say is how much better both are on 360, meanwhile I have owned both versions of both games, and both border on being what I would call "broken" on 360, so many bugs and glitches it's rediculous, of which I would say I see NONE of on PS3. Almost every day, to this day, I hear co-workers and friends talk about all the glitches they ran into the previous night playing Skyrim 360. As much as I'd like to see backwards flying dragons and have my armor class randomly go down to 0 so I get one-shotted by a crab.....I can't say it ever happens to me, not even when the PS3 version was at it's worst.

So why does the internet and gaming :journalists" tell us the opposite? Is MS STILL paying loads of money to right a ship that's being raplaced in a couple months? Or does brand loyalty just run THAT deep in "journalists" that in most cases are supposed to be unbiased? Brands specific sites are one thing, I wouldn't expect OPM to review Halo. But when you're a site claiming to just be informing the gaming consumer to make the best possible choices, there should be consequences for purposefully dis-informing the consumer.

And now THIS pseudo-"journalist" is telling me that both versions of GTA5 look pretty much exactly the same with the only difference being the 360 version has better shadows and grass, yet the pictures provided when made full screen are pretty clearly showing the 360 version also having noticably lower quality textures (either that or they hadn't fully loaded up yet, either way it's a problem), and I think the lightling or something else maybe (I'm not a techie), whatever it's makking for an over-all more realistic look.

So.......Here we go again. The gaming media still using the mainstream media tactics of propaganda to help MicroSoft look to have a better product than they do in reality. Why? It's not like MS has earned or deserves the help anyway.

Sorry for the long rant....I tend to go on anyway......but this is an issue that's been festering within my head since like 2006......these horrible changes that took place in gaming media almost overnight. And For a little while there, I thought it was slowly changing back.....I'm disappointed that I was so very wrong.

Nintendo Power - 2005
"Hey, you and professionalism had a good run."

Ghost_of_Tsushima1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

@Larry L

"The 360 version has better shadows and grass, yet the pictures provided when made full screen are pretty clearly showing the 360 version also having noticably lower quality textures (either that or they hadn't fully loaded up yet, either way it's a problem"

I agree and it's not that big of a deal but when the website says:

"Without a shadow of a doubt, the Xbox 360 version comes out on top for this one" is BS.

They need to get their facts straight.

ovnipc1553d ago

Cause ur a ps troll. Both look the same , and drones admit it 95% of multy plat games look better on xbox. Admit it stop trolling so hard, you trolls with out looking at the pics jumo saying ps3 look better, they look the same!

wishingW3L1553d ago

gameranx: "Without a shadow of a doubt, the Xbox 360 version comes out on top for this one"

But I don't even see a difference! How does he know the Xbox version looks better when both versions look exactly the same?

Raf1k11553d ago

Looks like darker shadows on PS3. I'm sure GTA4 had this issue too. Shadows were simply too dark sometimes but hopefully it won't be a problem this time around.

Death1553d ago

From the images the PS3 colors are too distinct and the shadows unnatural. Could be the settings of the tv used. The 360's "washed" out textures make it look more realistic. Both are great looking games. If you didn't have labels or side by sides you wouldn't know which is which.

BlackTar1871553d ago


95% is a pure fanboy comment.

InMyOpinion1553d ago

@dark_101 - They look a bit crap on the PS3.

I think I will be happy with the 360 version. Just as I've been with all other Rockstar titles so far. Lead console this, teh Cell that. ;)

AngelicIceDiamond1553d ago

They both look the same which means they both look fantastic.

One console doesn't have the edge over the other. Plus R* said both versions look the same, in which they do.

Seems like most of you just look at the PS3 version and automatically choose that platform, since its N4G favorite console in all.

BallsEye1553d ago


Look what happens with palms on ps3.. open both links and change tabs



JokesOnYou1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

"Without a shadow of a doubt, the Xbox 360 version comes out on top for this one, but barely." - See more at:

-I couldnt tell much but again I don't count pixels, both look great, just good to see the supposedly weaker xbox 360 showing its muscle after all these years. Funny how that works

tokugawa1553d ago

looks identical. no difference what-so-ever

JarqueMcLark1553d ago

Have you seen the trailer for the 360 version? It looks way better -

WiiUsauce1553d ago

of course it is. lol, this is Sony land.

Gaming1011553d ago

I bet these are identical images just with the Gamma turned up on one version, it wouldn't surprise me as we've seen that before with so called "comparison sites".

KazHiraiFTW1553d ago

Every scene looked pretty much the same except for the last one with the trees. The 360 version definitely has some sharper textures and shadows. Overall both versions don't look that great and are slideshows @ >30fps. I'll wait for the PC version thank you.

MysticStrummer1553d ago

"just good to see the supposedly weaker xbox 360 showing its muscle after all these years. Funny how that works"

How funny can it be, when Rockstar are one of the few devs honest enough to admit that their games were gimped because of the 360?

No_Limit1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Bad screenshots.

Here are the better screenshots showing that the X360 version is indeed better.




dmeador1553d ago

Mr. Larry L, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul... and I'd like to point out how Skyrim was literally unplayable for a large number of PS3 owners for a very long time

dragon821553d ago


+bubs for the Billy Madison reference. :)

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1553d ago

The textures on top of the buildings in the first comparison are much sharper on PS3. Am I the only one noticed this?

Septic1553d ago

Yes...I'm squinting to see the difference but I can't see any difference.

Clearly the differences are minimal...visually anyway.

Now the performance of each game is the main factor.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1553d ago


I agree it's not that big of a deal I was just pointing it out. Rockstar did an amazing job! Can't wait to get this game at Midnight!

u got owned1553d ago

@ The_Infected

If you count the leafs on the last comparison the PS3 come on top with one more leaf than the x360.

it looks the same people.

demonddel1553d ago

Hey I'm just asking this game looks pretty good for an open world game probably the best looking game this gen so if they wanted to with the right engine the 360 can run better looking games than some of the PS3s high profile games if not at least come close for a 8yr old weak system remember I'm just asking

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HammadTheBeast1553d ago

I'd rather just wait for lens of truth or some better website.

Bigpappy1553d ago

Looks identical folks. Nothing to see here except one is a bit darker than the other. I you are seeing a difference other than that, you are seriously just looking for someone to argue with.

Izzy4081553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

You're right. Another thing I noticed was that the X360 pics were taken from a slightly longer distance. I'm not really sure why they would do that on purpose.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

Why does gameranx not list this in their article?

"Ps3 has slightly better distance texture lod."

But they list this.

"the Xbox 360 version has smoother shadows and just a little better details in vegetation."

monkeyDzoro1553d ago

You have to wear glasses or replace those you currently have.

Just look at that big wheel (on the first picture), and you'll notice on the PS3 version it is more detailed with cleanier and sharper rays.
Plus, the textures of the white wooden plank (left lower corner on the 2nd pic) are more detailed.
Overall, the contrast is better, shadows are better, reflection in the water is better, drawing distance is better...

Let's be real, everything is better on that PS3 version.

Death1553d ago

The textures on the planks are more defined on the PS3 version. That's not really a good thing. They should be more blended and not be so obvious.

Aleithian1553d ago

I agree. Checking specific details like that shows it. Glad I'm getting PS3 version. Just need to know whether to get the disc or the digital download for better performance.

DiRtY1553d ago

Just by those pics:

Basically there is no difference. Even when you look closely, you just MIGHT see some MINOR pixels, but nothing you would actually notice during gameplay.

If anybody disagrees, he is a troll.

Benchm4rk1553d ago

Agreed man. Both have advantages over the other in different aspects. At the end of the day when you playing the missions are you really gonna drive past a palm tree at 100 km/h and notice the difference and wish you got the 360 version. Or are you gonna go stand on a roof and say those textures aren't as good as they could be I should of got the ps3 version. The differences are negligible

mark134uk1553d ago

i think 360 pic looks a little washed out

Megaton1553d ago

That sounds about right. I 100%'d GTAIV on both consoles and the most significant difference was more pop-in on 360. Not surprised the pop-in is worse again.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

For all you Xbox fanboys that call me out for saying PS3 has shaper and cleaner textures in the first picture comparison. It might not be that much but I don't like being called a fanboy for stating facts. Have a closer look.

starchild1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

In that very same shot the wood planks on the 360 version look somewhat higher resolution than on the PS3 version. Also, can't you see in the other shots how much better the foliage is on the 360 version? It's all low res and blotchy on the PS3 version.

Face it, overall they look very close indeed. Rockstar did a great job. We don't need fanboys trying to convince themselves that their version is 0.1% better.

If you want a truly superior version, wait for the likely PC version.

princejb1341553d ago

I must be a blind fanboy cause they look the same to me

GarrusVakarian1553d ago

What? Look at the 2 pictures in the link above your post, the textures of the rooftops are blatantly more blurry on the 360 version.

princejb1341553d ago


Yea dude but honestly who's gonna stand around on one spot to look at graphics
Usually I'm to busy playing the game to even care how pretty the graphics look

starchild1553d ago

"Without a shadow of a doubt, the Xbox 360 version comes out on top for this one, but barely."

I love how in the other article about GTA5 a bunch of people were claiming it would look better on the PS3. People always believe what they want to believe.

Just enjoy it on whatever platform you own or prefer.

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IRON883 1553d ago

How about we all say the game look great on both systems! GTA5 will be a amazing game and I think a great way to end this generation of systems and games! This gen were all going out in a blaze of glory which is GTA5!!!!!!!!

mcstorm1553d ago

Ever been a fan of any of GTA but I have to say this dose look a impressive game esp as its open world on 8 year old hardware. I can't seen any difference from the pictures and im sure which ever version of the game you guys get you will be happy with.

Gamer19821553d ago

Look at the blur on the 360 shot here
compared to the ps3 shot
especially on the shack roofs. That's a memory issue and for that to happen it was obviously made on ps3 as lead platform. Lower graphics settings on a PC and to cope watch crap get blurry. Its the oldest trick in the book to improve graphics.

Number-Nine1553d ago

ps3 version seems to have deeper blacks. 360 looks saturated.

Ps4Console1553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

All the great debates there is on here & every mature adult gamer runs to which game looks better grow up guys , are we not gamers who debate but this takes it to another level of FanBoy-Ism .

TAURUS-5551553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

no doubt the PS3 version looks better

CRAIG6671553d ago

They 99% the same all you arguing this is better,that is better need to get a life, seriously pathetic!!!!!

Gekko361553d ago


I've just looked at them and tehy look identical.

So whats all the fuss about?

Nothing thats what, chill the fuck out!

jusumoner1550d ago

Yes but we dont play gta 5 to go so close to the screen to see the vegetation but when u play is great to see a details at distance and not pixel shit when u drive xbox 360 sucks

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user74029311553d ago

they look identical, but im still waiting to stream it on ps4 via gaikai. or wait for a ps4 version.

0pie1553d ago

you really want to strem a game like gta5? Say hello to your bandwidth usage for me :P

Mustang300C20121553d ago

I don't know why you assume everyone has a cap. I am on 105mb Comcast and Comcast doesn't have caps.

jmc88881553d ago


Yeah you do

By the looks you have 600 gb/month cap.

Obviously enough for most people, but still can easily be used up in a week.

_LarZen_1553d ago

You do know that streaming games are not the ideal way to play? It's not nearly as responsive as playing a game locally on you console.

You are in fact getting a video stream from a server running the game. When you click a button on your controller it will send that over the internet and to the server.

It then sends the result on the server back to you and something happens on the screen.

It requires a hefty broadband connection with good speed out an in. And even if you have a good ISP the video will be compressed.

It will not look like a game you insert in your PS3. Not even close.

I tested the Gaikai service many times when it was for PC. And I have tested the Onlive service.

It's nothing that is preferable to the alternative, not at all. Just saying...

BlingBlaine1553d ago

Hello these are screenshots, wait to see how it runs on xbot before judging, framerate and texture popping for xbot for sure.

jusumoner1550d ago

You gonna wait long time and everybody gonna stream on ps4 so gl ;)

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ThatCanadianGuy5141553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

I would prefer an actual professional comparison instead of a low tier site like gameranx just copy & pasting some random screens from reddit of all places.

By the way, Lazlow jones in studio with Opie & Anthony says the PS3 version is better due to, and i quote, "more horsepower"

ape0071553d ago (Edited 1553d ago )

IGN said the ps3 version of gta iv look better and after buying both versions, i say LOOOOL @ that, xbox 360 easily beats ps3 gta 4, that was seriously a bad version

thank god that gta v is same as 360, im buying the ps3 version btw, im hoping its not like IV ps3 version