The PlayStation Show Staff writes: "With this week's announcement that the PS3 will be getting Netflix streaming in November I thought it might be time to take a look at whether the PS3 has surpassed the 360 in overall value."
C'MON SON! the answer is Obviously yes . PS3 been had More value.
"ThePlayStationShow.com: Has the PS3 surpassed the 360 in value?" yes since day 1
And now, with a price cut, triple A titles, more XMB features, and more PSN features, the answer is clearly YES.
And the answer is no.
Netflix is not available in the UK on both the X360 and PS3. I'd love a service like Netflix in the UK, and although Sky is offered on the X360 now, and BBC iPlayer on the PS3, it nowhere near offers what Netflix does in the states. Personally, I think the X360 offers a better online gaming package, especially when it comes to communication during a game, which is sometimes vital to the game your playing. As for games themselves, Sony is definatly, if not already catching up with the X360, with class AAA titles like Uncharted 2 (SUPERB!! LOVED THIS GAME) and upcoming titles like God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain etc. The X360 offers only a Halo game and Forza 3 this season that's first party, and that's it. The X360 is very light on First party games at the moment, which is a disappointment. Overall, I still personally think that the X360 is a little step in front, if not only because of the online gaming service, but Sony is catching up, and could take a huge step in front very soon. I think MS need to bite the bullet, and offer Xbox Live either free or at a discounted rate, just to keep in front. If Sony want to take a BIG STEP into dominating over Live, they need to offer FREE headsets with there consoles, and offer a FREE headset to people who already have a console, like what Nintendo did with the Wii plastic condom holders for the controllers.
I think the PS3 surpassed the 360 a long time ago in terms of value. A high capacity media format for HD games so they can include tonnes of content without switching discs, not to speak of the not-so-recent inclusion of DTS 5.1 soundtracks in games for those of us with home theatres. Shyte, I'm playing Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time and it rattles the walls of my house every time I use the Sonic Erupter. The built-in g-band wireless connectivity, standardised HDD, HDMI 1.3a port. Just a few other reasons to have a PS3 in your home theatre. Not to speak of the free PSN functionality that Xbox 360 players have to pay 50 dollars a year for. Over time that 50 dollars per year adds up. Leave us not forget the painless media server integration. The 360 is a solid gaming system, but when examined from all angles it simply doesn't include the same value per dollar as the PS3 as a home theatre device. The 360 has some great games, but it falls short in the long term as an HD home theatre device.
Duh the PS3 has always been better value than the Xbox, when it comes down to by the time you've bought all the accessories for the 360 that you need to compete with the PS3s feature list you've spent almost double the money, if you don't believe me Sony themselves put out a table comparing the relative costs once you've spec'd out the 360 to ps3 standards.
@FreeMonk: I am sorry but what? PS3 is now only catching up to Xbox360 games? What? Hello? PS3 is so pass that "games are not up to the Xbox360 standards". I believed it had already happened back in 2008. This year belonged to Sony and if the list of already announced games is to go by, even next year Sony will have a big lead. There is almost nothing that M$ can do to stop Sony's momentum now. It's gone, it's over. It'll only naturally slow down next summer but till then, I am sure Sony will be in the lead in almost every way. As for XBL better than PSN. Seriously, the ONLY thing that according to you is better on XBL is cross-game voice chat. I know it is ocming to PS3 but really, I KNOW for a fact that I won't be using this service. I like to play my games alone and not talk to idiot kids on XBL. I am actually scared that when cross game voice chat does come over to PSN, it'll become a little more like XBL which looks like a place for idiots who only know how to swear and insult other people. How about PSN being FREE? Ever thought of that? People say XBL has this, XBL has that, f**k it! PSN has almost everything and it's even better cuz it's FREE. Stop spinning every sh*t that appears on N4G!
Even at launch for 600 bones. Now its just more obvious to the general consumer since the price drop. BTW The "Elite" name needs to be dropped from the 360, there is nothing elite about the 360 Elite anymore. 120G Hdd isn't big anymore and HDMI is sandard on Arcade now. Those were the only things that made it elite. PS3 has Blu-Ray, Wifi and MINIMUM 120G HDD as standard. These features are MORE elite. For any Xbox 360 to have the "Elite" banner, it should have Blu-Ray, built in WiFi (n), Bluetooth 2.0 and a whopping big HDD (like 320GB Minimum)AT LEAST! Try and price that at 299 Microsoft, if you can.... Right now the PS3 is the Xbox 360 Elite if you look at it that way. Bizzarely enough!
even when it was priced at 599.99 IMO. Yep, disagree and I will break down why if you want but I'm sure you already know it to be true. At 299.99 the system is a steal.
WTF this article is talking about, now because PS3 got nextflix has better value and before no? What a Joke, PS3 has the best value from the begining of this generation, whether you like or not Only delusional zealots can't see this
It had even before the price drop its just more obvious now..
The PS3 has always had the best value from an obvious standpoint. However, it's always subjective to the user. I love Xbox LIVE and it's features, but if the PS3 had the same features as Xbox LIVE in the same fashion, I would probably chuck mine out... oh and it would also need to have some of it's exclusives... but yeah, for me, the PS3 is an obviously better value.
Any point in mentioning that the iPlayer is free? Or bringing up Vidzone?
The PS3 has had more value since the day it was available to buy
I live rap and hip hop music, you like rock and roll. If both CDs were in the stop for 16 bucks, the rock adn roll CD would not be worth it to me. Thus for me, the Hip Hop CD has more value. And I'm sure for others the Rock and Roll CD would have more value. So, the only true answer to the above question would be. It depends.
Try applying embedded web codes onto the CDs that give access to web sites, one free one that requires additional fees, and you'd have a better analogy of PSN, XBL and value.
Imo yes, the ps3 has a hell of a lot more value.
about how much they make off accessories was enough for me to know the ps3 carried more value as most of those said accessories were already included with the ps3 plus free online and more games plus the HD format.
360 fanboy: but but last .fm lol cannon
hahaa, that happened long ago... like, back when the PS3 released. The 360 is worthless right now.
i love my 60gig, well now 250gig
Especially back then when every other xbox was rroding. Back then the Blu-Ray factor was THE major seller for me, with the knowledge that a great pipeline of games was coming in the future. Now that those games are here and still coming, there's no question about which is the better value.
this author clearly needs to get his head examine....And he writes for the playstationshow...get it playstation
I did get a cat scan about 2 weeks ago, and the docs said that everything was cool, but he may have been lying. I could by a psychotic PlayStation fanboy, or I'm right. Either way the world wins.
What are they talking about? the PS3 has surpassed the Xbox360 in overall value long ago, since its release back in 06 but its even more valuable now than ever before at its current price point...you'd have to be a complete retard to pick up a Xbox360 if you don't already own a PS3!
back when I had to make a choice of machines it was a no brainer that the PS3 offered more value for the $ than the other systems.
Uh, I'll take 'YES' for OVER 9000, Alex.
Too late, i already knew it was worth it the day it was announced. I mean sure Sony boasted a lot of the PS3's features but they weren't lying one bit about saying how advanced it is.
Only a wicked fanboy would deny this.
We'd like to think so. Sometimes we get embarrassed that we have to work with such an outdated system. Che Chou Turn 10 Studios
Value is not subjective.
they make it sound like the ps3 did not have more value before..it did since day one and something as small as netflix on 360 was sure as hell not going to overtake the ps3 in value...have to do alot more than that
all ps3 needs now is cross game chat and that would be the final nail in the coffin
The PS3 has BluRay, the 360 has DVD and at one time had a HD DVD add on. The PS3 has wifi built in, the 360 has it as an add on. The Ps3 has ergonomic controllers and not some bizarre controller with disjointed joysticks made for freaks with one hand larger than the other. The PSN is free while XBL charges $50 a month, possibly more in the future. And above all, the PS3 is simply a better quality machine with a much lower failure rate than the 360. What kind of "value" is a broken machine even if MS is band-aid'ing the problem with extra warranties. My cousin who has a 360 is even considering buying an Arcade model as a backup system. Why in the hell would anyone support a product that would require a "backup system" to play while your main one is being repaired? Even with the few small things that the 360 has that the PS3 does not, the PS3 more than makes up for it with it's unique features and quality. So yeah, the PS3 has been a better value from day one.
XBox Live is around $50 a year not a month, and can be purchased a lot of time for less then that. I just want everyone to have theri facts right :)
Agreed, I knew that but for some reason I typed month instead of year. that's what I get for not proofreading. Thanks for the correction.
It makes me laugh too :)
On n4g and playstation websites.
An article writen by a ps3 website that reinforces it's hard on for the playstation says ps3#1 , is filled with every ps3 fanboy on N4G saying how it's OBVIOUSLY true. So now it's a fact, it must be if the ps3 kids are saying it. Your like the jones town cult..
PlayStation fans ride together and will die together!
I never knew it was behind lol
No Sony doesn't have cross game chat...lmfao...Sony is BOSS..
Let's make a list right now what do you get with 360 and PS3. 360 "Elite" (Which is not even an Elite): Console 120GB HDD 1 Controller (No rechargable battery and charger -$10) Composite Cable Headset ($10) PS3: Console 120GB HDD (You can change your HDD for way less then Microsoft offers you) 1 Controller with USB Cable Composite Cables Blu Ray drive WiFi Adapter ($100) Free PSN ($50) (Oh and don't tell me that PSN sucks, cause it doesn't. I've been playing Online games for long time and right now PSN is really comparable to XBL) So just to hook up online, it will cost ya $150 MORE then buying a PS3. Great job Microsoft, great way to lie to your customers, even saying that the new 299 Elite is Elite....
The only thing you forgot was adding this. Buying a PS3 over a 360 . . . Priceless
PS3 only has one down fall IMO its community is severly broken, they just didnt get it at first, to package a head set to push people talking, some may find it annoying to have everyone with mics but I would have it that way then no one with mics, next SONY is about 1.5 steps behind MS in the online world, they are making strides, but breaking even and have cross game chat and cross game invite isnt enough, they need to invent new things that dont exist yet like MS did. WHen I get on PS3 I dont even check to see what my friends are doing, on LIVE its the first thing I do, Because MS made it fluid and simple and clean= enjoyable However one thing makes me attracted to PSN, Free
is surpassed the 360 when it was first launched.
It was a better value than the 360 when it was $600.
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