Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 Consoles: If You Could Do Over

Gamer Debates wants to know that, if you could do over, would you switch your console choice from the last generation?

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FiLTHY ESKiMO1621d ago

Stick with the PS3. It paid off with Instant Game Collection and junk.

Kayant1621d ago

Yep. And I would switch.

darthv721621d ago

If i could do it over i would still buy both. So much gaming goodness on both platforms. Im still buying games on both i never played before.

Hell im still buying games for PS2 and gamecube i never played before as well.

VforVideogames1621d ago

XBOX 360 and I have no regrets.

ProjectVulcan1621d ago (Edited 1621d ago )

I bought them both on launch.

However, I wouldn't have bought PS3 on launch in hindsight. I should have waited a year. The first year on PS3 was a bit of a drought in truth and a lot of the multis were so abysmal thanks to programming difficulties you had to get them on 360. It only started to get going when Uncharted was released end of 2007 and then some of the heavy hitters in 2008, MGS4, KZ2, LBP etc.

I also kept them both until now, but should have sold the 360 at the end of 2011/early 2012 when it was also worth more. I hardly played it after that point (about Gears 3). Because, well, there weren't a lot of quality exclusives after that.

Microsoft turned to kinect and it mostly went down the drain at least in my eyes.

But other than that, I had good times with both of them. They were worth the money in the end (or beginning, in 360's case.)

ITPython1621d ago

If I could do it over again, I would still go with a PS3, the exclusives were enough to make up for the less than stellar third-party games in the beginning of the generation, and things only got better as the years passed. Plus the PS3 was able to play blu rays, which I got plenty of use out of.

However one thing I would have done differently was for my first console, get the extended warranty. My first PS3 literally died I think a week or two past it's standard 1 year warranty, and it cost me $150 to get a refurb. Then the refurb died in pretty much the same time interval, and wasn't covered either. So that cost me another $150. Luckily the third PS3 I got is still chugging along strong to this day, 4 or 5 years later.

But what cost me $300 in refurbs, I could have spent $100, or less, with an extended warranty and saved quite a lot of money.

Majin-vegeta1621d ago

All my friends laughed at me when i bought the PS3.Who has the last laugh now suckers :D??

MysticStrummer1621d ago

My friends didn't laugh, but they all bought 360s while I waited. By the gen's halfway point they had all traded up to PS3. I didn't say I told you so… much. They all bought multiple 360s due to RRoD before wising up, and that experience made them dismiss XB1 before it or it's initial policies were ever even revealed.

Anon19741621d ago

I owned both consoles and if I had it to do over, I wouldn't have touched the 360. At the end I spent roughly $1000 for the system, for controllers, for charge and play kits, for more charge and play kits when those ones stopped charging, for an extended warranty from MS after multiple hardware issues, for XBL, and for wireless adapters. I went through 4 systems and lost god knows how many hours fighting with MS customer service to take back broken units and then fighting for the refund of my repair costs when MS extended the warranty.

And at the end of it all I was left with a refurbished console from MS, older than the one it replaced, that I was afraid to play for longer than 1/2 hour at a time because I was afraid it would die on me too, just like my earlier consoles. Looking back at the games I played on the 360, most I could have played on my PS3 anyway but I was trying to justify the fees I was spending on XBL by purchasing multi-plat games on the 360. Really, the only exclusives I would have felt I missed out on would have been Gears 1 and 2.

If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't have touched the 360 with a 10 foot pole. I could have saved that $1000 and put it into my PS3 library instead, and been a much happier gamer.

Ofthingsmanmade1621d ago

I'm surprised by the sudden ps3 outburst. o.0 lol

CharlesSwann1621d ago

Why do think everyone is buying PS4 now. I call that an answer.

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