British Newspaper 'The Guardian' gives their thoughts on which console is the best for you.
"Whereas the PlayStation 2 once dominated its rivals, the PS3 is a disappointment for gamers. Former PlayStation exclusives such as Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto are now available for rival consoles from the day of release and, at £250, PS3 is still too pricey. An attractive purchase only for those with an obsession with the PlayStation brand."
ok...someone @ the Guardian is having a laugh with this one..
The hate against the PS3 will never end. Getting really old. And Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto were NEVER exclusives to the PlayStation. Every single solitary game in BOTH franchises has appeared on at the very least PC, but most of them have appeared on other platforms as well besides just PC and PlayStation. Their arguments against the PS3 are just plain stupid. They recommend the £200 Xbox 360, but then say that £250 is too expensive for the PS3? When those extra £50 get you Blu-Ray, Wi-Fi, and free access to PSN forever. Xbox Live costs £40 a year in the UK, so if you buy your Elite and sign up for a year of XBL, you're already at nearly the same price as a PS3, only you don't have Wi-Fi or Blu-Ray and you'll have to pay another £40 for XBox Live NEXT year, and the year after THAT. Absolutely ridiculous complaints about the PS3.
Tomb Raider no longer exclusive like it was on PS2? I am disappoint!
for me its consoles, 360 and PS3. because I love games. I also like PC too(starting too need to upgrade for diablo 3 and deus ex 3). Im guessing ANY "which console should you buy" article was written for or by a little kid. If your an adult you can make up your mind on which console(and games) you want or get more than just one if you like. I dont get the "you can only get ONE CONSOLE EVER" articles that pop up every day on N4G. Id like to see an article which objectively gives reasons for owning all of the systems without telling you which one they like. Because I dont care what systems anyone but me wants/has. I dont even care if Obama palys a GD dreamcast every day(although that would be cool). There are plenty of reasons to own a 360 and a ps3 right NOW. If you look at all the games coming out next year you will see a crap load more reasons to own more than just one console. LIke they guy below said, Im also thinking that 2010 might be the best year ever for videogames. My nostalgia of the N64/ps1/dc/PC days when I was 10-15 will fight that but I dont think I can deny that 2010 looks like the best ever for games, and we havent even heard all the announcements. Supposedly there will be some tommorow at the VGAs which will make 2010 shine even more...
"PS3 is still too pricey." He's suggesting you to get an 120gb elite that is priced the same as the 120gb PS3 slim and still has the nerve to call the PS3 "pricey". LOL. Then he tops it off with: "An attractive purchase only for those with an obsession with the PlayStation brand." 360 fanboy alert. This line says it all.
I understand using negativity towards a popular console to generate hits, but where was this "hate machine" when the 360 was running the show a couple years ago?...Was it too easy to attack them and that is why it wasn't done?
It's a shame that once-exclusive Sony franchises have gone multiplat (GTA, DMC, Final Fantasy), but the PS3 is still my console of choice. It has managed to come up with new high-powered exclusives to counter the loss of the older ones, and I'm perfectly fine with that.
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In other news "The Guardian" was today pleased to announce Stevie Wonder will be joining the paper as the new Motoring Correspondent. He has to be able to test drive a car better than Steve Boxer can comment on games consoles!
Sounds like the writer did poor job of finding out the facts. With PS3 having all "cool" exclusive games (as made clear by Metacritic, Technobuffalo, Cnet, etc...) I enjoy as a gamer to play games like Killzone 2, Uncharted 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, Demon's Souls, Wipeout HD Fury and so on and I don't feel any disappointment. Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto weren't Playstation exclusives to begin with. Tomb Raider was originally released in 1996 for the Sega Saturn followed shortly thereafter for MS-DOS and PlayStation ports. Grand Theft Auto was released for MS-DOS and Windows during october 1997 and for PlayStation in may 1998... And is it really so costly to pay £250 for PS3 when you have to pay for Xbox Elite (recommended by the Guardian article) costs £250? And I know this is just stupid but I get the feeling that writer of that Guardian article did purposely dismiss PS3's edges over X360 as a platform. For example PSN being cost free online service unlike XLive, PS3 having Blu-Ray player and so on. Only a fanboy could have done that. And that's a real shame that paper like Guardian has one of those within their ranks.
Hardly what you call an extensive argument for each platform. Few measly lines aren't going to help potential customers much.
who the hell want to miss GOW3,who the hell want to miss HALO REACH and who the hell want to miss SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2(get a wii or just try to play this one) xbox 360 has amazing exclusives and I get most multiplats on it ps3 has killer exclusives too(uncharted 2 =11\10) and I get some multipltform games on it anyway 2010 looks absolutely stunning,countless amount of games,WTF,I've never seen anything like this maybe we will all remember 2010 as one of the greatest years in gaming history come on gamers unite,Im proud to be a gamer :) and btw im looking forward to AGENT and I cannot wait for perfect dark XBLA
What a nonsense article.
That article is the equivalent to erectile dysfunction.
a lazy article
On behalf of the British people I apologize.
You made me laugh, bubbles!
That made me lol
this made me c-c-c-c-c-combo BREAKER!!!
I still haven't forgiven you people for taking Doctor Who off the air the first time and canceling Star Cops. Nevermind that this guy isn't bringing up one actual reasons why what console is right for anyone. And someone, other than Americans, since that means Fox will, pick up Slingers!
@6.4- I know, the new Doctor had better be amazing if he wants to compete with the likes of Tom Baker or David Tennant. 'The Waters of Mars' was an amazing episode, though. Can't wait for the christmas special!
Well said. LOL
The stupidity of some journalists. Wow, looks the person from Yahoo change their name and get a new job...
inb4 fanboy fight Oh, wai-
All three of them are right for me.
That journalist is a pure ignorant, he didn't say anything good about it at all... He should b talking about the specs, what each system is capable of, features, etc.... And then it's up to the consumer what they should go for!!!!! He said the Arcadeis useless, which means he goes for the Elite, which is the same price as the PS3, n still called the PS3 expensive!!!!!!! And where it says 360(pictured above)... It was very odvious odvious!!! He just gave his personal opinion!!!!
Lol, at least the Guardian kept up its terrible writing from its newspaper into its website.
One of the most complete and extensive comparisons ever written.
All 3 are right for me, although if I most choose between them 3 then there is only one option 360 all the way. I mean you did stated gaming machine, not a media player PS3, nor a whack a kidi with numbchucks wii, so the only true console its the 360. Everything else are playing catch up. Thruthfully your: Sausage slinguing ur Face
Which console is right for you? Any console you like, buy them all if you want. Just don't spend your time defending it.
Really you shouldn't mention tombraider, the 360 got it and could not run it properly, does not have the shader power to do so. Then the newest tombraider came out on both platforms, 360 being the lead one, and guess what. It struggled again, runs sub hd, just like halo3. I have all 3 consoles and PS3 is by far the best one. M$ must cut cost of live, and wireless adapter. Live isn't that good. Too much crap on there nobody uses. And seriously, Facebook is for retards, who talk to other retards, while talking about retards.
360 Fanboy article... Ugh. Also, PC is not a console, it's a Gaming Platform at the very least.
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