Submitted by MillennialBuddha 153d ago | opinion piece

Every Xbox One Owner Should Consider Buying a PS3

Hardcore Gamer: Those bored with the current Xbox One offerings are left with little to tide them over until the Fall software boom comes. Xbox One owners need some novel experiences over the summer. Fortunately, there is one out-of-the-box solution to the Xbox One’s software problem: Buying a PlayStation 3 and working your way through its extensive exclusive catalog. (PlayStation, PS3, Xbox One)

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DirtyPimp  +   154d ago
scratch that every 'gamer' should buy a ps3.

@mikelarry,yes they set a good price.

@xinaratuuzumaki, yea there exclusives are incredible.
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Mikelarry  +   154d ago
Agreed, there are just too many games to pass up on that system especially now that the price they are going for
Naga  +   153d ago
The premise of the author's reasoning seems to be that Xbox One owners are bored with current offerings... I'm curious where he gets that impression, because every XB1 owner I know is still very much entertained by what's available.
darthv72  +   153d ago
This same thing could be said about pretty much any platform.

if you are bored with the wii, get a ps3/360
if you are bored with the 360, get a ps3
if you are bored with a ps3, get a 360
if you are bored with a ps4, get a saturn
if you are bored with a saturn, get a gamecube

the list goes on and on until you have so many systems and games you dont know what you want to play and then you end up not playing any of them.

have you ever been faced with so many choices that you dont make one and just do something else? it happens.
Ultra  +   153d ago
The word 'every' in the opinion piece is too generic.

Should all those X1 owners who have had played PS3 in the past also consider re-buying it for the exclusives and lower price tag? Is it mandatory that gamers must spend more money for Sony than M$?
tbone567  +   153d ago
No thanks. 360 is better than the PS3.
ZodTheRipper  +   153d ago
^Seriously? You never owned a PS3, it's library is by far superior to the X360. The best games of last gen were PS3 exclusives, TLOU, Demon's Souls, Journey or God Of War 3 to mention a few.
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   154d ago
The PS3 is an amazing console. it is by far my most favorite Sony console of all time.

It had a rough start, but it ultimately outsold the 360. And, it has the best collection of exclusive of all, most of which are critically acclaimed exclusives and GOTYs.
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   154d ago
Agreed Naruto, PS3 is a console that every 1 owner should buy.
tucky  +   153d ago
Just a matter of taste.
Personally, I have always prefered Xbox 360 exclusives
superherox7  +   153d ago
Dude why do you talk to yourself and comment first? Are you mentally ill?
Dontworrybhappy  +   153d ago
I got the PS4 for one reason and one reason alone, TLOU. It is the first game that made me want a Playstation since the days of when I had a PS2. Halo completely swept me off my feet from 2004 til present and beyond! But TLOU looks too dope to pass up! So NOW I have every newer platform besides PS3, WiiU, and unfortunately no PC :( Also have a 3DS and a Nintendo 64 that won't seem to die. :D BTW Resogun and Killer Instinct are the BEST games on PS4 and Xbox 1
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Ihatetrolls76  +   153d ago
I had a ps3 wasn't that great to be honest and getting online downloading updates was just a pain majority of the time uncharted was a good game but waaaaaaaaaay over rated god of war was fun and liked twisted metal. I might buy one used latter. I'm considering a ps4 because I think the order may be a great game and it has me considering a purchase
mmc-007  +   153d ago
just like i find halo way over rated but some how that's not allowed to be said
dmitrijs88  +   153d ago
PS3 is best console right now, hands down. Best games library, best price/value and more must-have exclusives coming soon (ex. Persona 5).
Thats the reason I dont buy PS4 yet, because PS3 keeps me busy.
JBSleek  +   154d ago
I respectfully disagree. If you waited this long only using an Xbox One I'm sure you can wait till September when two great games are coming out with Destiny and Forza Horizon 2.
XiNarutoUzumaki  +   154d ago
Why not both?
JBSleek  +   153d ago
I personally wouldn't buy eight year old hardware. Especially when I have a PC in which the library of games are massive and have a huge back catalog of games.

But to each their own just my opinion on the subject matter.
MonstaTruk  +   153d ago

I disagree also, for different reasons. If I had an Xbox One, and was feeling gaming woes, then instead of paying an extra $200 for a PS3 on top of the $400-$500 for the Xbox One, I'd just trade that in and get a PS4. You'd have access to 8th gen games still (albeit slightly better graphics), & you can jump on the PS Now, with a 100+ game library for PS3 at launch. Game prices will improve (hopefully a subscription system), plus the PS3 library will increase, as well as eventual plans for PS1 & PS2 games. Sounds like best of ALL worlds, to me...
JBSleek  +   153d ago
Why would you get rid of an entire system because summer games are weak. As they always are.

As if PS4 doesn't have the same problem you essential just wasted money to get back to square one if we are following the articles premise.

PS Now prices are pretty overpriced and is really aimed at people without a PlayStation 4 so I wouldn't partake in such a program. Gamefly is a better deal.

I would choose a PS3 over trading in an Xbox One and getting a PS4 to be stuck in the same problem.
MonstaTruk  +   153d ago


You do know that 97% of all games between Xbox One & PS4 will be shared, right? With PROBABLY better graphics for those 97% multiplats on PS4. But with YOUR rationale, you're saying you'd rather pay $700 plus PS3 games instead of $400, shared, improved, multiplats, & access to PS3 games also (and PS1 & PS2 later), is that right? Why would you CHOOSE to pay $300+ more dollars for your option? For...more Forza & Halo? That's...you? :-/
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JBSleek  +   153d ago
Well your changing the entire premise of the article. It was about keeping an Xbox One as a constant but in your scenario you got rid of the Xbox One.

Well why would you do that. You clearly bought it for the exclusive games. If you wanted to play superior multiplatform games you would own a PC.

Also in your agreement you aren't paying only $400 for a PS4 because you said you already bought an Xbox One assuming it's the $500 and you traded for a PS4 so you end up spending the same money.

Quote from you " If I had an Xbox One, and was feeling gaming woes, then instead of paying an extra $200 for a PS3 on top of the $400-$500 for the Xbox One, I'd just trade that in and get a PS4"

Therefore you already had an Xbox One and traded it for a PS4 which isn't an even trade so you ended up paying for a PS4 as well be that less money but still.
Dontworrybhappy  +   153d ago
Really? Getting down voted for an opinion?!
CJQNSNYC  +   153d ago
LOL! This site seems to exist to push Sony products as hard as they can....period! Even to the point of attacking PC and all things Microsoft. Anyone who doesn't think PS everything equals GOD is seen as out of step on this site.

Why not suggest trying something new, whichever platform you choose?
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Ezz2013  +   153d ago
yes people can DISAGREE with that opinion
it's opinion after all
Dontworrybhappy  +   153d ago
True enough ezz.
TheRedButterfly  +   154d ago
Roommate's got his ancient fatty, so I'll be using that for my Miku and Persona gaming. :)
ArtificiallyYours  +   154d ago
Both. *flame shield*
hkgamer  +   153d ago
what if they already own a ps3 and not have a 360?

this article should be, anyone who doesnt own a current gen system maybe try buy a last gen system you never owned.
MonstaTruk  +   153d ago
I guess they were trying to imply that if you had to go back to 7th gen gaming, that PS3 would be the best choice. Which, if lifetime sales were any indication (still won the gen after starting a year behind the 360), a lot of other gamers believe that also. So does this guy... ;-)
JBSleek  +   153d ago
So are you going to pretend that Wii never existed because it won last generation.

And no... Don't say Wii wasn't competing with PS3 and Xbox 360 due to being lower powered... Generations are defined by time periods not power.
hkgamer  +   153d ago
i think the article was more about play the games you missed last gen.

i just think most people presume lots of 360 owners moved onto ps4. that is true, however know one thought about ps3 owners moved onto the xbone.
mediate-this  +   153d ago
Won the gen by a super small margin, like two million if that. You fanboys draw the weakest straws. They are neck and neck, ps3 did not blow 360 out of the water, so stop with the crazy exaggeration.
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tommygunzII  +   153d ago
Even PS3 owners still have a mountain of games to play. That's really the point of the article, the vast selection of great games that many missed out on.
hkgamer  +   153d ago
then how bout ps4 owners not owning a ps3?

shouldnt the author just say, go out and buy a ps3?
skydragoonity  +   153d ago
Ps3 is a great console. Maybe even better than the bone
WeAreLegion  +   153d ago
98xpresent  +   153d ago
If that's true than the 360 is better than the ps4
Imalwaysright  +   153d ago
PS3 is by far better than any of the current gen consoles. How could it not given the number of games available for it compared to next gen systems?
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tommygunzII  +   153d ago
At least we didn't have to put batteries in the controllers lol
SilentGuard  +   153d ago
No, you just had to turn your wireless controller into a wired one.
mwjw696  +   152d ago
Ill take that over a 4 hour battery life all day long.
tommygunzII  +   152d ago
I've had this same controller for years and still get over 6-8 hours, no bs. Probably closer to 6.
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xJumpManx  +   153d ago
Wow, the ps3 was my least favorite console by Sony hands down. I just can not recommend it to anyone.
guyman  +   153d ago
By that logic i guess you threw away your xbox 360 immediately without touching one ever again, not even with a ten foot pole
xJumpManx  +   153d ago
Considering the 360 was my favorite console, I do not think I would do that. The Ps3 just was awful at launch it took a a year or two to right the wrongs of the launch mistakes. Then it got better but by then I was fully on the 360 train.
RosweeSon  +   153d ago
It started out very expensive and bad but the lines between xbox 360 and ps3 blurred a good year or 2 ago there's barely any difference ps3 is a bit slow at some odd things but there is loads of power left under the hood, if you think ps3 is done well that's your opinion but you never heard of a little game called god of war on ps2 now that ps3 isn't restricted to making games that can be played on xbox 360 also I think you'll see some games push beyond what a 360 can achieve why do you think sony did Gran turismo 6 on a console that's supposedly dead, because it's far from it, Sony won't drop ps3 until it becomes it's 3rd home come in a row to clear 100 million, they ain't that far off after all 80-85 million already, they make money they still sell so why would they get dropped, maybe in a year or 2 if ps4 sales slow up but I think they are doing fine considering ps3 is still around both xbox's ( I only own a 360, one can do one) wii u 3ds and a vita and yet ps4 is still storming ahead but don't ignore the ps3 got a good year or 2 left in it yet ;)
SteamPowered  +   153d ago
Im not sure where the correlation between the Xbox One owner and the PS3. I would imagine if you dropped $500 on the X1, you really arent looking for a backlog of games on an older system.
psforward  +   153d ago
I agree, and if you want to play ps3 exclusives just spend a bit more and get a ps4. With psNow you could have the best of both.
PiNkFaIrYbOi  +   153d ago
The author forget to add all the exclusives that are yet to come for the PS3 and stuff as well. As Sony is still has a few more coming to the PS3 later on this year and stuff.
mediate-this  +   153d ago
What exclusives are coming to ps3????
PiNkFaIrYbOi  +   152d ago
We mainly only play rpgs, so that is what we are looking at. Here is what is coming or at least what interest us:

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix-December 2014
Fairy Fencer F-September 2014
Tales Of Xillia 2-August 2014
Ar Nosurge: Ode To An Unborn Star-September 2014
Tales Of Zestiria-2015
Persona 5-2015
Natural Doctrine-September 2014 (Will also come out on the PS4 and Vita.)
castillo  +   153d ago
Have one did most of those games , now looking to unload it for credit towards games or a second Xbox one for the living room.
xDHAV0K24x  +   153d ago
now we're talkin!
BillmadeAGate  +   153d ago
If your gonna buy another system just get a PS4, why settle for a ps3 when you can add another $100 an have a ps4. Your gonna need both considering Uncharted & The Order hit next year
WeAreLegion  +   153d ago
Just buy any console you want to play games on. Also, a decent PC. Get it all!
KNWS  +   153d ago
I'm not against buying a PS4 it will have to be a very special game for me to buy one though.

Gears of War was one of two reasons i bought an xb1. I doubt i'll be getting a PS3. I've moved on to next gen. I do play my 360 just for Gears of War 3.

I had a Playstation 2 can't remember why i bought a 360 to be honest coming from Playstation? Its a mystery to me thinking back now.

Personally i think everyone would own a PS4 and xb1, if you could buy one for 100 dollars or so.

As it stands now. The xb1 game line up just interests me more. But i like the look of the Order, pity it had no online experience i would have been tempted.
RosweeSon  +   153d ago
You bought xbox one at an overinflated price for a game that was barely announced let alone any actual gameplays been shown off, got a long wait for gears of war xbox one or next Christmas! On that logic I bought my ps4 for the last guardian or god of war 4, nah I bought it because it's already technically superior, it was already cheaper and it offers more besides just games available right now. Come Christmas come early next year if the multiplatform games can't even keep up on xbox one there gonna struggle bad in a years time, they couldn't even get the re release of tomb raider at 1080p on xbox one I dread to think what resolution this new tomb raiders gonna be, either way not too bothered I made an informed decision and the right one, sure some people may prefer the xbox games line up but seriously you wanna per pay for the console just to play some launch day sequels which are already having more sequels made forza, battlefield, call of duty assassins creed, I'd rather play those all cheaper elsewhere and if I do really wanna play those on next gen just wait a few weeks and get on the cheap, xbox was never a day one purchase barely a first year purchase the way it's going but in a year or 2 sure they'll have settled on price and hopefully some decent games but at the moment? Nah!
GamingSinceThe80s  +   153d ago
Same could be said for PS4 owners that don't have a PS3.
xDHAV0K24x  +   153d ago
I'm good! 360 backlog is huge plus I own an XB1 AND WiiU. More than enough!
mrpsychoticstalker  +   153d ago
No thanks... Next article please
HappyWithOneBubble  +   153d ago
PS3 is the best last gen console no doubt. Best exclusives and free online play. If you can't get a PS4 yet PS3 is a good choice. By all means stay away from XB1 for now. The way things are going with MS lately there's no telling what they gonna do. I still believe XB1 will get another price drop for the holidays so hold off and wait.
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DanzoSAMA  +   153d ago
Keep dreaming
Corpser  +   153d ago
And play games in sub or barely HD? Why?
iceman06  +   153d ago
Because games are...I don't know...FUN!?!?
mwjw696  +   152d ago
Tell that to every PS4 graphics whore... 1080p!
iceman06  +   152d ago
@mwjw696...I don't believe ANYBODY thinks that games are somehow less fun because they aren't in 1080p...even the "graphics whores" that you speak of. A fun game is a fun game. I will defend THAT idea before ANY argument about resolution.
ZerobyZero  +   153d ago
Tales of xila 2 is coming for ps3 and is a game that I'm looking forward to play.
daBUSHwhaka  +   153d ago
Why would I want to spend more money on eight year old hardware after spending so much on a X1 and building a gaming library.Get real.There were only 6 or so good exclusives for the PS3,everything else looked and played better on 360.So every PS4 owner should go buy a 360 to fill the gap for the lack of games.This article is ridiculous.Does money really grow on trees.Is the X1 line-up really so scarce.Don't think so.I'll be to busy playing AAA X1 games this winter.
Ihatetrolls76  +   153d ago
I agree I'm having almost as much fun with my xbox one as I had with my 360 and it's only going to get better with halo gears sunset overdrive crackdown and many other games that will be out this year and the next ten years
daBUSHwhaka  +   153d ago
Yee hah.Bring it on
Macdaddy71  +   153d ago
That funny, cause I own ps3, 360, X1, ps4.. N to this day I bought heavily rain for ps3 and that's the only game ever bought, 14 x1 games, to 1 ps4 games, it's systems choice is all it is
vega275  +   153d ago
I can't stop laughing. Why would a X1 owner buy a ps3 when they could have had one last gen. I've had one and still barely played it. If many X1 owners didn't buy a ps3 last gen for a reason why buy one now. But hey to each their own. I know I wouldn't
turdburgler1080  +   153d ago
I sold my ps3 cause I didn't use it. I'm fine with my Xbox one.
patrik23  +   153d ago
daBUSHwhaka  +   153d ago
Most of those titles were pissssshhhhhhh
Ezz2013  +   153d ago
what ?!
Skankinruby  +   153d ago
Lol almost all of those are system sellers and nearly half of them were goty contenders. Ps3 mopped the floor with 360's lineup it wasn't even a competition
Provolone24  +   153d ago
"Most of those titles were piss" lol you're a real comedian aren't you?

If you're not a fan of any of those games, which I find hard to believe considering the volume and variety, then that's fine, but to completely generalize them and literally say they all suck? You're a special kind of ignorant.

Edit: just realized that you've already used all your bubbles which is really a shame because I was looking forward to your uneducated response.
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Ihatetrolls76  +   153d ago
Is this guy for real we all know he is a sony fanboy. I'm starting to think he is under sonys payroll with such an idiot article
Spotie  +   153d ago
That's a rather hypocritical accusation coming from you.
peshkavusCA  +   153d ago
He can also mention Wii and Xbox 360 :)
Dothraki  +   153d ago
I had a ps3, had some great games. Sold it due to long loading times, trophies, downloading was a chore and online not great. Had terrible lag on all call of duty's. I had been spoiled by xbox360, so went back to that. Its still my go to machine with the amount if games available.
Bar_Brothers  +   153d ago
I have a PS4 and 360
While downloading Destiny im playing Black Ops on my 360, gotta love it.

My brother has a Ps3 and man the catalog of games on that Console is insane, exclusives alone if jaw dropping.

Same for 360, amazing catalog of games both consoles have and are a must on your arsenal if you dont own one.

You cant go wrong with Xbox 360 or Ps3, they are amazing Consoles, great graphics and gameplay, they dont really feel dated yet.
ValKilmer  +   153d ago
I, for one, decided to get a Nokia N-Gage to supplement my Xbox One.
SilentGuard  +   153d ago
Well, at least you picked the one with the better controller.
LAWSON72  +   153d ago
Absolutely I am rolling with Xbone, PS3 and PC. I can't wait for Tales of Xillia 2 and Zestiria, Persona 5, and KH 2.5. The catalog is quite big when it comes to SP experiences.
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