An Xbot's take on why the time may now be right for Xbox 360 gamers to seriously consider getting rid of their 360's and purchasing a PS3.
Why "get rid" of your 360? if your really serious about your gaming and want to experience the best everyone has to offer, get the both.
Agree guys. Why not have the best of both worlds... if you can afford it! :)
Well, I only own a PS3 so I guess I'm alright. But, seriously, with Gears 2 on the way I'd considered buying a 360 too. Both machines are great and - unless you have time to get through a sh1tload of titles - you aren't going to run out of great games if you own just one of these two great machines.
I own both, and I'm glad I do. Hell, they really aren't that expensive. And to experience both camps exclusives, it's worth the investment. Well, if your serious about your gaming at least.
Couldn't imagine having one console this generation. Missing out on Gears 1 back in 2006 or Uncharted, R&C and HS last year. Now MGS4, R2, Gears 2, Fable 2 and LBP. I missed out on other platforms games as a kid being a hardcore Nintendo fan. Now that I can afford it I'll never miss out on ground breaking games again. 2.4 was a big step but the PS3 will never be complete until it has proper voice chat. Text chat is just not going to cut it. I'd also like to see auto shut down after charging controllers or downloads complete like the 360. Really nice to queue up a bunch of downloads before bed. Couple of my favorite 360 features beyond universal voice chat.
Hmmmm......Umm...Did any1 notice he didnt mention anything about the games...... this articles not very good...
an "xbot" wrote this ????? "As mentioned earlier, the ability to upgrade your PS3’s internal hard drive with any 2.5” SATA drive (basically any laptop hard drive), is indicative of Sony’s open policy to 3rd party accessories. It seems weird that an evil corporation such as Sony would allow this, but I for one won’t complain. The PS3 will connect with any Bluetooth device, so I can use my Bluetooth headset with my phone, my Mac and my PS3. The same is true with webcams. Pretty much any USB webcam will connect with the PS3 and allow for group video chats and in game video support." This articles sounds SOOO fake , its almost funny.Cant believe this "xbot" or should I say "droid" took the time to set this up.The whole "Im a xbot" scenario , lol Fanboyism sure can go a bit too far.I personnaly wouldnt waste 1 second of my time doing something like that. That said , if he's got free time for such crap , go ahead buddy ! Very very poor article , no real arguments whatsoever. EDIT : I cant believe some sony fanboys are disagreing.Yeah Im talking about the FANBOYS and not FANS.Its pretty clear to everyone this article is VERY poor and probably fake. Hey guys watch out for "Is it time to dump your PS3" article from LaChance. Heres a preview : "Well , Im a proud droid..." To be continued...
True gamers have all 3 consoles, a psp and ds plus a pc, thats a true gamer
PC, PSP and DS are not consoles.. True gamer will have 2 the best consoles which are 360 and PS3. Wii doesnt even f**ng count as next get- s*** graphics and f(((d up controls..
True gamer...not this crap again. A true gamer plays games for fun. That's all.
For one of the first times ever....I'm really proud of the mature response from everyone here!! (Teardrop) Everyone seems to understand how dumb this article is and that it was only written to get hits. BUBBLES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! Yeah!!!!!
Remove bubbles if you want but I just have to say that this website is noticeably pro sony. All these negative articles for the 360 from obscure websites immediately get moved up to the "hot stories" headlines. Just yesterday there was an article titled " the xbox 360 glory days are over" Just think about it, right when the 360 is going to get a price drop all this bad news. Luckily this is not one of the top video game news sites. NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU TRY N4G SONY WILL NOT GET OUT OF THE HOLE IT DUG FOR ITSELF.
Please refrain from acqusing N4G of bias. The site provides a service nothing more, it is more or less user run. Users submit the stories, user approve/report the stories etc. The admins/mods simply do not have the time to check every thread. I'm not going to take a bubble from you as I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I will suggest that if you are not happy with the service N4G provides find another source for your gaming news.
I think it's better to have both consoles! Even though, right now the Ps3 has only 2-3 current games I am interested in... I feel like I need to pick one up, just so that if another game comes out before FFXIII that catches my interest, all I have to do is pick up the game, and not worry about buying a system with it as well! Both consoles have great games, no matter which one you feel more bonded to! I say it's not a time to choose sides, but choose both and enjoy both! Keep MS and Sony competetive, and enjoy the fruits of their misfortune!
You took the words right out of my mouth. Both systems have alot to offer. While I do think that in another year or two at most the PS3 will be the home of the best games. Why do I say this? Simple, 2 reasons. Reason 1...Playstation, reason 2...Playstation2, both of these machines started out slow (especially the PS2) and look how diverse and LARGE the respective software libraries were at the end of thier lifecycles. If you own a 360 and you have the money, my advice is to buy a PS3. This is a great time to get a PS3, there has only been 1 defining PS3 game so far (MGS4) and there will be many more consisting of both existing IP's and entirely NEW IP's. E3 in less than 2 weeks will give us much more information as to what Sony and Microsoft have in store for us for the rest of 2008 and into 2009. Go White Sox...this game is OVAH!!!
you're going to lose a lot on the trade-in. With RROD being so prevelant, people are going to be cautious of a used 360. Keep it and enjoy Gears 2 and all those great games that brought you to the system in the first place. But it's definetely time to at least consider picking up a PS3. That is unless you're just some blind fanboy that hates a Corporation that doesn't even know you're alive.
i agree it's good to have both consoles, but the only new 360 game i want is Gears 2. other than that, nothing interest me on the console. and the ps3 has a sh!tload of games out or coming out that i love. it's a fairly easy decision for me right now.
Kudos to all you guys, there are some very very sensible posts in here. I was expecting a mud flinging contest when i saw this article. Owning both consoles is definitely the best of both worlds and if you are really into gaming and of course have the money and time for two consoles then having a PS3 and a 360 would be fantastic!
Bubble for you. And if you think about it, the price for both consoles is still less then a Serious PC gamer will pay for his rig, i know first hand.
Owning multiple consoles.. yes. Lag? What was he talking about? Xbox laggy? Depends I guess on some rare occasions. I see lag spikes on rare occasions. That doesnt make Xbox Live laggy. Laggy would mean a near unplayable slow experience. Live is not that. Perhaps he has slow internet or is playing only people who live on the other side of the world. I live in America and even with folk living in Australia, I still get a lag free game with some lag spikes some times, but not all the time. And I play with my Aussie friends often. PS3 fan trying to move folk over to the other side? I think that is what he should have said what he was. Not an Xbot. He should own both consoles, yes, but should shut the hell up. hehe =)
1 console ~ 400 bucks 2 consoles ~ 800 bucks! NUFF SAID! And thats just the hardware. You need money to buy SOFTWARE for BOTH of these consoles! Seriously, there is no need to own both consoles just because the other console has one exclusive worth purchasing for. Thats just silly. To everyone else not loaded, the only consoles worth buying for is the one which is infinitely better both in terms of hardware and software. And that is simply the PS3. PS3 gamers get to enjoy everything out of every world. While 360 gamers do not. And that is the truth.
But it seems there are a lot of those being approved these days... Just keep your console... neither Sony or Microsoft is going anywhere anytime soon.
Care to explain what RPG's i would play with PS3 ???? in 2008 ? none is the answer, maybe it is time for PS3 owners to sell the non gaming machine, and grab a 360 that has an analance of coming games
coming down in price. No reason not to own both if you can afford it. Fishy. Thats exactly what i was thinking as well but x360 fans should trade in their old x360 for the newer models when the new one arrives. I am wating for that newer x360 models which i heard will be the most reliable.
Yes, 360 gamers should move on to the PS3 mainly for the exclusives. LittleBigPlanet and Killzone are next, as well as HOME public beta.
I mean really? We don't have to play them if we don't want to. God this article sounds dumb, why would everyone suddenly buy a PS3? For Killzone, and a polished Second life? Aslong as theirs Call Of Duty 4 on the 360, people will play it, atleast my friends will.
Unfortunately, some people may not be interested in those games. People should just get both. If you chose one side over the other, regardless of which, your going to miss out on some great exclusives!
But I couldn't be bothered with any of those games. The fist Killzone was poor, Little Big Planet looks like a below average 2d platformer with a level creator... (even Far Cry Instincts is more interesting), and home looks like a waste of time (sorry sony). How about MGS4, White Knight Story, God of War 3, Final Fantasy 13, team ico etc...
In my humble personal opinion... Little Big Planet is very unattractive to me! No offense! If you like it... cool! But it just doesn't seem like something I would even bother with! The character design, and level design look like Sony's opposite reality to nintendo! Yes I know you can create your own stuff, but the core elements are what turn me away from the game!..."Do I really want to create a ragdoll?" HOME seems like another Second life, except for the PS3! I thought the concept of Second life was cool at first, and 15 minutes later I had no interest in it! In truth... all the videos shown so far lead to HOME being another second life! Killzone 1 was hyped up to be a Halo killer, which was why I bought it. (This was back when I hated the fact that MS came up with a console, and were trying to get into videogames.) But after playing killzone 1, and seeing it wasn't that great... I bought a Xbox right when they dropped the price to $200. That's when I realized the benefits of having all the consoles! But anyway, Killzone 2 looks like it could be great, as long as the developers learned from their mistakes!
PS3 fans have been throwing loads of AAA titles at Xbox owners. However, as has been proven with Haze, the quality of these titles is not guaranteed. I think MGS4 looks great but I dont feel it is enough of a justification for me to purchase one just yet. Having said this, should these games fulfil their potential the PS3 will be home to a great gaming experience and anyone with the cash should buy one. Up until now however I think Xbox owners have had the better time of it but I can appreciate the potential the PS3 embodies and it looks to be beginning to live up to its hype. Ive personally decided to wait until Christmas to see whats actually on the table (not potentially) to make a decision.
Last year i was glad that i owned a 360 over a Ps3 with Mass effect,gears,pgr4,forza 2,Ace combat,Blue Dragon,Halo 3, test drive, Naruto rise of a ninja and Vf5 online. There were just to many good games to miss out on not to mention how much better live was cp to the psn. This year i think its to close to call with the exception of mgs4. Mgs4 for me is the mass effect of this year ie the big story driven epic extravaganza. Im waiitng till christmas to see how soem of Ps3 games turn out before i invest as apart from mgs4 and unchartered there isn't anything else i want to play particularly. I am still wary of dropping £300 on promise. As for the 360 i still want to play Ninja gaiden 2 and if thye deliver Fable 2, Gears 2, alan wake,Infinite undiscovery,Too human, fall out 3 (1st) and S04 (1st) Not to mention tales of vesparia and last remnant (1st) I find it funny that ardent Ps3 fans list gears2 as the only game they want to play on the 360 but don't mention any of the other of the promising games coming out not to mention its back catalogue. But then list resistance 2 a new ip and killzone 2 an ip with one below average game already out as games they want to play on The ps3. Then again i also remember people mentioning Haze/lair as games to get a Ps3 for untill the reviews came in. As for this article he raises some good points about the Ps3 benefits but its obvious that he also has alterior motives by even mentioning selling his 360 for a Ps3. Both consoles have promising games coming out this year new and old ips. Just a matter of waiting to see how they turn out.
But for those of us who bought a 360 last year or the year before we have been enjoying some great a/aa/aaa games with a great online service for a year or more. Its great that the ps3 is finally delivering as the more great games/better online service the better but surely the smart gamers are those that have been enjoying the best gaming exp that has been offered each year regardless of the console. More money for less is not imo to smart. This year should finally be the time where the 360/ps3 are both attractive from my perspective as a gamer. If i had to choose one to own for the upcoming games/features id be hard pressed to choose But because im a rpg fan id go for the 360 but that a personal preference.
literally or second degree....Frankly,it felt a bit strange reading this...too strange.
*sigh* flamebait for hits.
you should not be allowed to post an article form your website! especialy when you wrote it shameless just shameless! Leave a tip for someone else or a link in a comment or something. Seems like everyone is using this sight to promote their agenda.
you should have both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 IHMO.
monies...you need lots of money...So much in fact,it makes me want to cry. I'll go get a job,andale andale.
yesterday i was looking at all my games on the ps3 alone not counting psn downloads and i have more than 900 dollars in games not to mention my psp xbox ps2 360 playstaion 64 and all man i could have got a cheap car hahah i dont know if its a waste in the long run though... nah i would rather play my video games than do drugs as a kid haha at least im not a crazy person haha
I don't think you're investment in games is a waste. If you look at the ammount of entertainment you get out of games its a much bigger bang for the buck than any other form of entertainment. Think about... Whats it like $10 to see a movie now? If you take your girl with you and get popcorn you'll be lucky to get out of there for $30 to $40 bucks. Thats for 2 HOURS! Look at MSG4 as a comparison. I beat it in 22 hours. That would be $110 if I went to a movie by myself. And you just sit there watching in the movie. With games you control the action. Interactive media is the future. Gamers tapped into that future first. Not a waste of money at all.
Can't you get a PS3 for gaming and keep your 360 for a spare heater? It's going to be a long winter this year!
or u can use the 3fixme as a toaster
not bad idea, but how about for frying eggs? that with using it as a toaster will make the best machine to combine cooking bread and eggs and will make a fine machine for breakfast meals! EDIT on topic. why would anyone choose 360 over ps3 other than price difference?? 360 is DVD9 games, almost like last gen but with higher CPU and GPU! u can all see the limits of 360 now, even if it have good limits but their games always 8+ hours long and they trick us with the online features! plus they charge for playing online! the list is very long!
Resistance 2:Fall Of M$ Achievements;) ONLY on PS3 ;-P God Of War 3 ONLY on PS3 ;-P KillZone 2 ONLY on PS3 ;-P Uncharted 2:Drake's Trophies;) ONLY on PS3 ;-P GT5 ONLY on PS3 ;-P LBP ONLY on PS3 ;-P MotorStorm 2 ONLY on PS3 ;-P Ratchet&Clank:Spank Clanks Booty;) ONLY on PS3 ;-P WipeOut HD ONLY on PS3 ;-P Final Fantasy XIII ONLY on PS3 ;-P +Other ones... If you want to play these... Gears of War 1 ONLY on...er erm it's on P.C to... Gears of War 2 ONLY on...er erm it will be on P.C next year to... Then YEAH!...Get it for your P.C!!! ;-D @Grandmasterstash ;) Good one!;-D
WHAT EVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT MISTIK MAN
of all the stupid, random, straight from the ass articles, this has to be the most pointless and poorly defended of them all. 360 beats ps3 cause even tho sony dudes say they have a better 08 line up it doesnt matter at all, cause it will take 5 more years of better line ups to compete with 360's amount of great games. 360 doesnt need SW Battlefront clones like warhawk, and fakes like killzone 2, or Indy jones lookalikes like drakes fortune, thing is, 360's games are more imaginative, fun, and all function better with the high quality of xbox live play. You see, people like me, who are employed with a good job, dont worry about whether Live is free or not, cause people like me make something of themselves and are rewarded with a paycheck every two weeks, so paying for something thats a fraction of my two week paycheck ONCE a year isnt really that big of a deal at all, since i know im getting awesome quality. my 360 has never failed, never got the RRoD, sorry pal, not everyone has that problem. PSN may be free, but so is my dogs crap in my back yard, so since thats free too, i guess i'll go eat that rather than fix me a delicious cheesy sandwich. Nuff said.
2008 has been a terrible year for the 360. -Lost Odyssey fails to be the FF killer -Ninja Gaiden II fails to be the DMC killer -Too Human is receiving bad previews -360 is being outsold WW. It's dying a slow, painful death. I should just use my notebook and get it over with.
I don't even need a 360 for their exclusive games since most of them end up on PC. (ex. Gears, Bioshock, L4D, Fable)
keep ur 360 and ps3...two heads is betta than one just like two console is better than one, u cannot tell me that u dont want to play gears2 but at the same time u know u want to play MGS4 and KILLZONE 2 (U KNOW U WANT TO)(-_-) i got a ps3 but i am still bying a 360 when gears 2 comes out. if u dont have a ps3 get one and the first game u should by is MGS4 [-_-]
sorry but gears2 is overrated. firstly i can play it on pc, secondly its the same as ut3, so no need to keep or buy a xbox for that game.
You're telling us that? and you've had a good play through of it? Well to be honest, so is LBP, Resistance and Killzone 2, but then again so is Halo 3 and CoD4, and Half Life 2 and OH YES so much is overrated but these days it's R2 & KZ2.
Have you played Gears 2? Yeah, that's what I thought. So how can you call it over rated? And who said you can play it on a PC? Is their a release date for Gears 2 on PC? If so, please show me! That leads to another point, some people don't have a PC capable of running high end games. But they may have a x360 and an HD TV. Fanboyisim is pointless. Move along.
look what you did to the dual console lovefest we had going! shame on you young man! SHAME ON YOU!!lol get both if you can afford it but really microsoft (mainly)and sony have to have that game changing game like gta3 to make people jump ship for a franchise. Other then that no one or two games is gonna make someone spend $400+(IN MY OPINON)
No definitely not. If you can only have one system you are better to go with the 360. You have more AAA titles, better online and over all better experience and features. The PS3 is a nice system, but it is still crawling like your baby brother. It is growing and Sony clearly wasn't ready to born this system. At the current time, there are only a handful of games I would even considering owning... This is what I have for my PS3 ... Drakes Fortune...AMAZING! MGS4...My favorite game at the moment. WOW! and that is it. On the Xbox, I have Call of Duty 4, which my peps and I agree is better on the 360, graphics and multiplayer wise (trying to invite a friend with the PS3 is mind-numbing retarded). Grand Theft Auto 4 which without a doubt looks better on the 360. The PS3 has no AA and you can see it with all the jaggy lines. Trust me, I have had them on identical LCD tvs, both at 720p. It looks better! Call of Duty 4 for the PS3 has the same jaggy line problem, just not as bad. Just wait for the PS3 to catch up and if the games are getting better and more developers will support it, I would get one. The ones that own both are very lucky (like myself)!
Gears 2 the same as UT3!!?? Eh?
you say you own both but it seems u are anti sony but what really gives it away is when u said "Just wait for the PS3 to catch up and if the games are getting better and more developers will support it, I would get one." I WOULD GET ONE??? So u pretty much said u don't have one, and so are u just trying to prove a point to prove that that ps3 sucks and 360 is better??
Man, What the heck is wrong with you? Why is it anti Sony to speak the truth? If you have used a funking 360 and a PS3 you would know what I am saying is true? Come on man, get you Gosh Damn head out of your vagina! I am so tired of hearing anti Sony, 360 fanboy crap. I do have both and my comment above was talking to those who are thinking about either switching to the PS3 or getting one. I have both. I even had a dust collecting Wii. I have a computer in which I play COD4 one it all the time. Does the PS3 suck? No, I didn't say that. You did. All I said was that the 360 has more, polished features. Sony will catch up some day. 2.40 is a good step, even though it is flawed. I like the PS3, it has some great technology built in. Way more advanced than the 360. Will the PS3 have better graphics than the 360??? Not sure. Who knows if the developers can figure it out or put the money into. (Drakes Fortune and Metal Gear are the best games I have played in a very long time. Graphics, better than anything I have seen. They are the exception) Don't misunderstand my views here, I am not for one system or the other. I am a logical, clear thinking guy. Anyone that truly has both systems would say the same thing! This might be the one subject that separates the men from the boys... Moving on, do I love the 360? Yes I do, sure, the damn thing died 3 times already but the games are there and the online play is super simple. You can stream through Media center and do all that. Gimmicky but it works. So brother, start thinking logically, stop you flaming bull S*** and lets talk about some games here.
any article that refers to people as Sony fanboys, xbots or anything else along them lines shouldn't be taken seriously
will call himself an xbot. neither will a sony fan call themselves a sonydroid. this smells fishy.
where did this article come from anyway? that's rite, a blog! as you said would anyone call themselves an xbot? or sony-sheep? i dont think so. classic n4g fodder for the fanboys me thinks.....this will be 1000 degrees in a couple of hours you watch
have both,have fun but ps3 is the main console right now cause of mgs4 and the awesome upcoming sony games god of war3,team ico's game and ff that's the truth
The truth is, to each his own. You list one current game and a few future ones and say "right now" ps3 is the main console. Appears counter-intuitive to me.
can i remind people here that he said nothing about games! he was talking about the main things 360 owners spout about to prove their console is better. i think that was a fair article and a prophetic one
Most people do not buy consoles for their features. They buy them to play games. Anything else is just icing. So he is missing the point IMO.
yeah but killzone2 aint out until next year and there is no guarantee that it will be that great,although i am looking forward to it. little big planet may be good maybe average and i still dontc see the big deal in home.i go online just to shoot the hell out of people on cod4 halo3 and gow. so get rid of your 360 to play motorstorm and soon motorstorm2 and socom,rfom2 and miss out on gow2,fable2 lose pgr4,forza2,halo3,gow really dont make much sense. mgs4 is the only truly outstanding ps3 exclusive and is in my top three next gen games i have played. really anyone should keep a 360 and get a ps3 or vice versa to sit next to it so that way you wont miss out on any good games.otherwise you may end up as a rabid fanboy to justify their decision for choosing that console. dunno why this article is even in here as its just gonna result in petty squabbles on which console is better
Or you could keep your 360 to play games and use your ps3 to watch movies and grill yourself some chicken