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DigitalFoundry: GTA5 PS3 vs Xbox360 Face-off

Rockstar North returns with one of the greatest technological achievements of the current generation. Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5. Rematch.

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ThatCanadianGuy5141549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

PS3 wins baby.

Picking up my copy in 1 hour.

Edit @ below

Interesting how you leave out the part where PS3's framerate is superior during high speed driving and shootouts.You know, the the taxing stuff.

Eh, spinners gonna spin.Can't be helped.

Animal Mutha 761549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

Fuzzy grass eh?

Or slightly better frame rate?

If you like grass then Sony have you covered. Frame rate then Xenos has you covered.

I'm just glad there is parity as its pants when a multi is night and day better on one platform as it limits choice.

Edit: bet this gets approved before the story about GT6 audio being patched after release.
http://n4g.com/news/1355977... 5hrs ago... vs 16mins!

@day Z. Yes I did miss that - I stand corrected. I'm not here to spin or be bias to either console - I own both. I do however get frustrated at the attitude and hypocrisy of many on this site especially when it comes to how good Xbox news or bad ps news gets treated and vetted. This site is inherently bias and I want to do anything I can to highlight these shortcomings as the sites respectability will only be enhanced by a neutral moderation.

Please don't ever label me. I just missed a bit that's all.

sengoku1549d ago

well the ps3 version edges out a narrow win.
props to R* to have gotten them this close.

gaelic_laoch1549d ago

I agree Animal Mutha is one of the least bias on here and fair dues admitting a minor oversight!

Computersaysno1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

Phew! I gambled on the ps3 version being good. Gta4 and RDR were clearly better on 360 but after seeing which version seemed to be lead I took the risk and went with ps3 Pre order. Mainly because of the one disc thing and online play being free.

Was a bit of a gamble but it worked! Rockstar finally pulled it off on Sony's machine after enough tries.

Sure enough the difference is minimal and you would only notice if they were side by side but gotta say chuffed with my choice.

trouble_bubble1549d ago

@AnimalMutha
Your "slightly better framerate" on 360 is actually written off by DF as a NEGATIVE since it produces judder. And I quote: "- far from being ideal, this produces a judder effect due to the frame-rate no longer operating as a multiple of the 60Hz output signal."

I don't see how more judder has Xenos "covered".

millgate11549d ago

Guys, the Xbox beats the PS3 in framerate. You can clearly see that, all those who disagree, for what ever bleeding reason, are in denial. The PS3 has better draw distance, that's it. The differences in both games are so slight, the fan boy in all of you is whose talking. Stop being stupid and see what's right in front of you.

thechosenone1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

So better textures and fps on PS3 version, got it. :)

"The 360 does command a minor advantage in frame-rate during synchronised play, but for shoot-outs and high-speed hurtles down the city streets(what you'll be doing 90% of the time), the PS3 can sometimes pull ahead in these metrics"

SilentNegotiator1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

"Since all else is identical across the board, the PS3 version is recommended on the grounds of image quality if you have the option"

Clearly the framerate differences aren't all that amazing if DF calls the game "identical across the board" aside from image quality.

And really? You're shocked by a DF article of the hottest game of the year getting approved faster than article about a patch for some audio issues for a racing game? +1 off-topic

guitarded771548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

Well, I'm just glad they improved the PS3 version. GTAIV and RDR were better on 360, and I always end up buying the PS version since that's where I've always played R* games. Looks like R* finally got a grip on the Cell processor. Better late then never. Can't wait to see how GTAV looks on PS4.

mikeslemonade1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

This is a current gen game. It's gonna be technically unimpressive anyway. Just play the game for a couple months and then get the PS4. Even though I bought the 360 version of GTA5 because my launch PS3 is acting up.

abzdine1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

PS3 has better textures, check the ground differences!
but narrow win

Death1548d ago

"Technically unimpresive" is not the term most are using for this game. It looks pretty technically damned nice on both platforms.

mikeslemonade1548d ago

It's what you should expect from a current gen game. People who said this version could be a next-gen game is wrong. This wouldn't pass with all the pop im seeing and the graphics in general are better than GTA4 but that's not saying much.

ShinMaster1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

X360
http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20...

PS3
http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20...

There are more particle effects on screen and the dirt on the car is more detailed on the PS3 version while blurrier on 360.
And from what I heard, there's a bit more of a pop-in issue and low LOD in some cases on the X360 version.

pixelsword1548d ago

It's funny how all of these xbox fanboys are trying to sound the trump on what is the lesser version of GTA V, but will go on the Ryse article and decry anyone talking about the non-1080p and talk about people making such a fuss about small differences.

Irony, thy name is xbox fanboy.

InMyOpinion1548d ago

The differences seem so minimal that both PS3 and 360 owners gets to be the winner. But htat wouldn't be fun now, would it? :)

QuickdrawMcgraw1548d ago

Your right there is a huge bias here on N4Xbox.

Ezz20131547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

looking at the disagrees DayZ got even though he's just saying what the article already confirm

i find it funny how xbox fanboys keep say when ps3 version turn out better
xbox fanboys try to act like open mind people
"hey they look almost the same every one win :)"

but when xbox version win
"in your face ps3 ..lol ps3 can't do open world games"
and what sad is that the best looking open world multiplat game turn out better on ps3
which destroy xbox fanboys claim about ps3 can't do open world games
and also show how ps3 was held back by bad ports from xbox360 and lazy dev's including Rockstar and bugtheseda

ps3 version is the better version
no need to spin it

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gaelic_laoch1549d ago (Edited 1549d ago )

PS3 wins even after getting a Gimped Version! WOW!

@husonc

Check out TLOU!

husomc1549d ago

how is it a gimped version ?

husomc1549d ago

the last of us doesn't have an open world environment like in GTAV. if i had the option i'd wait for a PS4 version of GTA5, but gotta play it....

okmrman1549d ago

for such a fanboy
i thought you would be smart enough to understand open world games have a whole lot more polygon counts than a game like TLOU

i will have to call you an idiot :)

CryofSilence1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

@Okmrman

Poly counts are likely close to the same, depending on engine abilities; however, open world games have to spread the polygons over a larger area, resulting in less detailed graphics. This goes for shaders, textures, and effects as well.

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Tsar4ever011548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

I'm gratified that Rockstar did a steller job making Both GTA5 games so close in overall performance. You can't go wrong owning either versions. BUT, I,m equally gratified I've chosen the PS3 version after reading this highly indepth tech face–off from Digital Foudary. But the Real reason I,d chose the ps3 version had more to do with fact that at the heart and soul of the franchies always Belonged to the Playstation (like Tomb Raider & Resident Evil franchises) after all, the GTA franchies started off the PSOne back in 1997, of course along side pc and gameboy color. Dispite of the Xbox orig & 360 getting the better ports of GTA series since the franchies went 3D Revolutionary starting with GTA 3 on playtation 2. The Xbox has been mostly just a "Hey, Me too!!" console when it comes to the GTA franchies.

MazzingerZ1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

Tired of GTA V already and I have yet to play it :S

Want the PS4 to come out now so I can play Knack

BallsEye1548d ago

Did we watch the same comparison???

Have you seen that bad looking palms?

PS3

http://www.gameranx.com/img...

360

http://www.gameranx.com/img...

Now switch between the tabs. Also on ps3 the dude on the beach just becomes totally black...

ShinMaster1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

I don't know man...

X360
http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20...

PS3
http://cfa.eurogamer.net/20...

There are more particle effects on screen and the dirt on the car is more detailed on the PS3 version while blurrier on 360.
And from what I heard, there's a bit more of a pop-in issue and low LOD in some cases on the X360 version.

ziggurcat1548d ago

yes, we all did. you didn't, apparently.

now sit down, troll.

Eyeco1548d ago

Seriously to hell with these comparisons websites...period, they are near pointless, the differences are always so minor that the average gamer doesn't even notice. So what ? one version has a SLIGHTLY better framerate or better looking grass (I cant believe I just said that) Both games are amazing regardless and they are almost EXACTLY the same, every thing brought up in this video accounts to a 1% difference between the to versions, if the version with the SLIGHTLY better grass gives you a sense superiority, then you truly are a sad individual.

I honestly think sites like Digital Foundry, Lens of Truth are the worst things to happen to gaming in the last 15 years, their intentions may seem ideal but they've only ever succeded in fueling pointless wars on who has the better "grass" Its pointless, pathetic and sad

DrJones1548d ago

It's great for people who are interested in this stuff. I'm glad the information is out there for those wanting to purchase the best version.

Favre-orite1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

If die hard GTA V fans are arguing over hard-to-discern things like graphics, frame rate, etc. on the PS3 vs X360 versions, then that should tell you to simply pick up this game for whichever console you prefer to game on. That's all (imo). Most people are just splitting hairs when it comes down to it.

If anyone spends time comparing grass or the detail on palm trees from a helicopter, you're clearly not in the moment, so to speak.

I haven't bought my copy yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if I put off buying a next-gen console until after I get my money's worth out of GTA V (and some solid titles in my backlog).

JBallerX1548d ago

Oh my gosh...who cares?! This is ridiculous. I'm sure pretty much everyone has already made up their mind on which system they are playing this thing. This article will sway no one. Waste of time arguing about it especially.

kevnb1548d ago

360 has drops as low as 16 fps, smh.

ovnipc1548d ago

What you crazy!!! Xbox look a little bit better and 90% of the time xbox had 2 - 4 even 6 at some point fps more. So dont troll. 95% of the time multy-plat games look better or have fps on xbox360.

Ps4Console1548d ago (Edited 1548d ago )

Afraid of the truth I see , afraid you'll get negged by the fanboys I see hehe .

ShinMaster1547d ago

Why should I care whether you're pre-ordering a PS4 or not? http://n4g.com/news/1356092... It has nothing to do with this topic.

All you did was ignore the evidence I gave and had no counter argument for it. It seemed like you just covered your ears and went "lalala can't hear you it still looks better on 360" despite the evidence I showed with PS3 edging out the 360 version with more particle effects, detailed car textures and less pop-in issues than 360.

nerdeu1548d ago

There are FIVE things I hope Rockstar improve in the next-gen version:

1. Less jaggies (better AA)
2. Better framerate (or atleast stable framerate WHETHER you drive a car fast or you are in a gunfight)
3. Better textures (allround on the map)
4. Better drawdistance (even though the draw distance is CRAZY good for these current-gen consoles)
5. Higher resolution but not necessarily 1080p since the framerate is more important. If I can have 1080p/60fps then why not? ;)

What do you guys think?

Aceman181548d ago

For me these face offs don't matter much especially in GTA case as I started the franchise on PlayStation, and that's where I'll end it on PlayStation.

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Chaostar1549d ago

"Since all else is identical across the board, the PS3 version is recommended on the grounds of image quality if you have the option."

Well there ya go, if you're really concerned about having the best looking one you have your answer :)

Magicite1548d ago

Yay! And thats exactly what Im gona do.

nerdeu1548d ago

There are FIVE things I hope Rockstar improve in the next-gen version:

1. Less jaggies (better AA)
2. Better framerate (or atleast stable framerate WHETHER you drive a car fast or you are in a gunfight)
3. Better textures (allround on the map)
4. Better drawdistance (even though the draw distance is CRAZY good for these current-gen consoles)
5. Higher resolution but not necessarily 1080p since the framerate is more important. If I can have 1080p/60fps then why not? ;)

What do you guys think?

Ghostbob1549d ago

PS3 version for me will get my copy later today.

Killman1549d ago

Honestly, the differences are minor here, they said it themselves, with the only major difference being the lesser quality textures of some parts of the 360 version. Could that not be patched down the line? That is a genuine question because I really don't know. I own a 360 and PS3 but my primary gaming is on 360 right now so I would prefer that one but maybe after a patch or two for the textures and that installing the play disc fiasco.

Really though, this debate doesn't seem exactly worthy of merit, especially since this gen is now coming to a close. I think either way you slice it, you are getting a masterpiece here.

MatriXcian1549d ago

PS3 takes it nice. Sony comes out on top with the best exclusives and the better multiplats at the end of the generation all moving towards their total domination with the PS4.

5eriously1548d ago

"at the end of the generation"

It not the end for the PS3 yet so we cannot say the end of the generation. Obviously it seems the 360 had it's time in all areas the PS3 are either equal or outshining the eXBox360. So yeah it's the end of the 360 era for sure but the PS3 are in its prime. I am just not sure about how many will still develop AAA exclusives for the PS3 if the PS4 are released.

Hold thumbs that the PS3 will see lots of PS4 crumbs of love to come. I have space to accommodate both in my heart and home.