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Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 Graphics "Inferior to PS3?

Players given the opportunity to playtest the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XIII side-by-side have been reporting the in-game graphics of the Xbox 360 version are noticeably inferior to those of the PS3.

Square Enix's marketing activities, in the form of a touring bus, have given US fans the chance to play both:

From a real person:

I went to the Sunnyvale one today and got to play the 360 version. I am so very disappointed to see the difference in textures and detail of the 360 version vs. the PS3. =( I know it's DVD vs. BD, but I didn't think it would be that noticeable. My boyfriend told me it's fine if I wanna stick with the 360 version, but he's going for the PS3 one now.
From a game journalist:

Both PS3s and 360s were being used to show off the game, which was great as I was able to see both versions running side-by-side. As expected, the 360 version was noticeably less crisp than its PS3 counterpart, but it still ran......

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4pocalyps32873d ago

Thought it was just the sound that was getting compressed? Doesn't matter to me since I'll be getting PS3 version. But glad it does look good though.

SOAD2873d ago

I think SE should have spread the game out on more discs for 360. That way, the game would have not been restricted on PS3 and both could have had comparable audio and video.

Next gen, Microsoft, you need to find a solution to this optical drive medium dilemma. I know why MS didn't want to use Blu-Ray. They don't want to pay Sony 60 bucks for every Blu-Ray drive. That's what I heard.

morganfell2873d ago (Edited 2873d ago )

Look at Rage. Microsoft is refusing to pay for a 3rd disk. You can't just say, "Put out more disks." Someone has to bear the cost.

Remember, Microsoft's goal was not to have an equal version but rather they only cared to prevent a Sony exclusive.

If they really cared about gamers the 360 would have shipped on day one with an internal HD DVD drive, an internal HDD, and no RROD.

Pistolero2873d ago

This is bullcrap...it is talking about the same girl that the other article we had was talking about...it was originally from neogaf...sorry, this isn't reliable...I'll wait for the games to be released and see what reviewers and technical comparisons have to say.

Young Capwn2873d ago

LMAO that box is priceless!

DatNJDom812873d ago

about the 360 being able to handle PS3 games? It looks noticeably worse even after it was gimped. Sigh. When are you guys going to wake up?

vhero2873d ago

No doubt though Gametrailers will somehow show a superior looking 360 version though.

teh cells lost brain2873d ago

I really didnt need an article like this to know that the ps3 version will be better...... compression effects quality, plain and simple. ps3 version is one disk no compression...that means its gunna be exactly identical to the finished product on square enix hdd, un touched or changed or modified , then you look at the 360 version which is a highly compressed version of the original. we all knew from the start the ps3 version would be better. i dont know why xbox 360 owners are now just recently trying to say its the other way around....its not like its gunna be insanely better or anything. and to answer the loading times for the ps3 being longer, the switching of the disks probably takes longer. or the same amount of time......to be honest even if this is pro sony id rather see more articles with info on upcoming titles like this isnt news this are blog posts. no jornalism and facts in sight. just opinions..... i wanna see inside scoop on agent, or gt5 or resistance 3 and what not. i dont wanna see anymore flame bait on both sides......

Consoldtobots2873d ago

bu bu bu bu we gotz "lossless konmpression"...lol

silly kids.

Millah2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

God damn I really wish that MS either would have included a next-gen format, be it Blu-ray or HDDVD it really didn't matter, I just wish developers didn't have to worry about limitations so ridiculous as storage capacity.

bnaked2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

FF13 and FFvs13 will be the ultimative proof, that the PS3 is superior to the 360. Because these games are running on the same engine and FFvs13 will FF13 blow out of the water..

Sony knows that ;-)

PopEmUp2872d ago

look at that box, I gotta get one of those /s

Immortal3212872d ago

It only seem like MS wants quantity instead of quality. If you ask anyone outside the web world, "what system they believe is better?" they say the xbox360 because, it have more games.

Silver3602872d ago

Not the game play that looks inferior, in game graphics look the same it says so in the article.

sikbeta2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

This is not important, the Real Comparison will be made When FFvs13 comes out

That day we'll see how Further SE can Go making the Game

SPACEBALL 12872d ago

prolly going to get ps3 version... Final Fantasy belongs on the playstation.

lowcarb2872d ago

As someone mentioned above it only makes since for the cutscenes to look better on bluray. The gameplay is were the trade off will be and if the 360 version looks better I'm sure we will see more cry's from the ps3 fanboy crowd.I really hope they take advantage of the 360 and we don't end up with a PS3 looking game. 360 fans demand excellence and I'm sure square will deliver. Personally I wouldn't trust any Sony fanboys opinion on which game has the best graphics. Anyways I simply can't wait to pick it up on 360 come release.

Alvadr2872d ago

Its always the case where one console has the lead platform and the other is a port.

360 fans are just going to have to suck it up just as PS3 fans have on many occassions.

HardcoreGamer2872d ago

THE ARTICLE SHOWS THAT ITS NOT BADDER GRAPHICS IN ALL OF THE GAME, BUT IN CERTAIN PARTS ITS VERY NOTICIABLE.

BASICALLY 360 IS PAVING THE WAY OF BECOMING THE INFERIOR CONSOLE TO PS3

CimmerianDrake2872d ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHA!!!!

"360 fans demand excellence" LMFAO!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Please, stop. My sides can't take it. OMG, that was just too damn funny. The RROD is excellence, the Power Brick that can make a house catch on fire is excellence. DVD is excellence. Expansion packs that are being sold at the price of a full game are excellence. Yeah, 360 fans really demand excellence. LMAO!!!

Oh man, I am tempted to give you a bubble just for that.

Argento-Nox2872d ago

@lowcarb

I don't comment very often, but what you've said sound's so pro-360 with regards to graphics that it was too much to let it pass. Multi-platforms have never been the games to set the standard for graphics, they're made for the lowest common denominator. A lot of multi-platform titles have looked better than the PS3 version, but that's what happens when you make a 360 to PS3 port. FFXIII itself, does not bode well for your argument, since it's been spread over multiple disc yet the PS3 version looks better.

I still think GeOW2 is the best the 360 has to offer, yet it's a 3rd party title and a 1st party title like Uncharted 1 looks better than GeOW2 even though it's a year older. If you're going to go all pro-360, what game has the 360 put out that looks better than Uncharted 2 or Killzone 2, hmm? Don't you dear bring up PC gaming either, that's not the same as an actual home console that's mainly devoted to gaming.

You're telling me SE won't fail you, yet this article is about how the PS3 version looks better. Do you not see the problem with what you've said? While you're at it, why not explain to us why multi-disc is better too LOL (-__-);;.

gamer20102872d ago

You think Uncharted 1 looks better than Gears of War 2, but I don't agree. It's not just me, but some reviewers also said that Gears of War 2 was the best looking game on consoles.

Game Spy said, "While it's certainly open to debate, we're going to go out on a limb and call Gears of War 2 the most visually impressive game of all-time."

So if you think otherwise it is an opinion, not a fact.

lowcarb2872d ago

1st cimmerian drake:

"Please, stop. My sides can't take it. OMG, that was just too damn funny. The RROD is excellence, the Power Brick that can make a house catch on fire is excellence. DVD is excellence. Expansion packs that are being sold at the price of a full game are excellence. Yeah, 360 fans really demand excellence. LMAO!!!"

People disagree and make silly remarks like the one above when they don't want to hear the truth. For all your negatives you bring up for 360 I would still prefer it any day over PS3 hands downs along with millions.

Edit Now for Argeteno:

"I don't comment very often, but what you've said sound's so pro-360 with regards to graphics that it was too much to let it pass."

So what about all the pro PS3 comments? You just lost tons of credibility right there by pretty much stating you believe PS3 games look better and only attacking one of the few 360 supporters on this site.

"Multi-platforms have never been the games to set the standard for graphics"

Oh really and says who? Listen to how retarded that sounds. If Rage or crysis2 ends up being the best looking console game this gen and on 360 please explain what defines a standard? If a multiplat looks better than an exclusive it's better so please stop doing damage control.

"they're made for the lowest common denominator."

So your admitting that since PS3 visuals are always inferior it's the lost denominator? At least your being honest!

"A lot of multi-platform titles have looked better than the PS3 version, but that's what happens when you make a 360 to PS3 port."

Yeah a few from known fanboy developers lol. Anyways no time for excuses and please give me all these games you think look better on PS3?

"FFXIII itself, does not bode well for your argument, since it's been spread over multiple disc yet the PS3 version looks better."

Have you seen the 360 version yet in action side by side with the PS3 version? Your talking out of your A-hole again with no proof to back up anything. Send me a link or something?

"I still think GeOW2 is the best the 360 has to offer, yet it's a 3rd party title and a 1st party title like Uncharted 1 looks better than GeOW2 even though it's a year older."

Geow2 not only looks better than UC1 but also has moments that make KZ2 look bad. This year 360 is taking the graphics crown back and maybe next year it will go back to PS3.

"If you're going to go all pro-360, what game has the 360 put out that looks better than Uncharted 2 or Killzone 2, hmm?"

Right now nothing but already Alan Wake looks better than both and Reach on a technical level will destroy them both as well. Your going pro ps3 so why even reply?

"Don't you dear bring up PC gaming either, that's not the same as an actual home console that's mainly devoted to gaming."

Who said anything about pc gaming? wtf lol

"You're telling me SE won't fail you, yet this article is about how the PS3 version looks better."

I'm not sure what square will do but until I see actual photos or videosthis article is nothing more than Sony under the table low blows trying to force the belief with it's fans that ps3 is more powerful as a selling point.

"Do you not see the problem with what you've said?"

I stand by my belief and see your view as well as all PS3 fanboys views flawed.

"While you're at it, why not explain to us why multi-disc is better too LOL (-__-);;."

Who said it was better? I would prefer 1 disc but then again it doesn't bother me one bit to get up and change it out. It's going to take you longer to install the game then it is for me to play the game twice ;)

randomwiz2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

No matter how you try to spin it and make yourself feel better:
-The ps3 is still the king of graphics this generation.
-Installs are easier than changing discs, which is why netflix is more of a pain on the ps3 than the 360.

"Anyways no time for excuses and please give me all these games you think look better on PS3? "
Darksiders, Dragon Age Origins, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bionic Commando, Terminator Salvation, Wanted, Star Wars Force Unleashed, Prince of Persia, Mirror's Edge

Thats not to say Alan Wake and ME2 don't have some awesome graphics though.

lowcarb2872d ago

Correction...that's an opinion. Also the only games you mentioned that looked better on your list were Batman and Dragons Age and to be honest one was debatable and the other looked like crap to begin with. Who's spinning again? If your honestly thinking PS3 is the king as an opinion I agree but to say it like it's the truth I completely disagree.

SaberEdge2872d ago

"The ps3 is still the king of graphics this generation"

That's silly. It would be like saying the 360 was the king of graphics this generation after Gears of War or Gears of War 2 came out. They were both considered the best looking games at the time by many people. But the generation is far from over. You don't just stop in the middle of the generation and proclaim one console the victor.

In any case, what's the point of arguing? PS3 fans think all PS3 exclusives have amazing graphics even when some of them have very average looking graphics. We're clearly not on the same page here.
Mass Effect 2 currently looks as good as any other game I have played on the 360 or PS3. I compared it to Uncharted 2 and I thought it looked better in some ways and worse in some ways. And that is exactly the problem with trying to compare different games: they all have such completely different graphical approaches that it is hard for me to even decide which one looks better.

SaberEdge2872d ago

"Darksiders, Dragon Age Origins, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bionic Commando, Terminator Salvation, Wanted, Star Wars Force Unleashed, Prince of Persia, Mirror's Edge"

Most of those games are all examples of games that either had trade offs on each platform or were clearly better on the 360.

Dragon Age had better texture filtering on the PS3, but it had anti-aliasing and a better frame rate on the 360.

Batman AA was actually somewhat better on the 360.
"In terms of the usual face-off shenanigans, it's no secret that the Microsoft platform has clear advantages in terms of performance and image quality - but the variation between the two games is nowhere near as pronounced as some other Unreal Engine 3 projects." http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... The 360 version has anti-aliasing, the PS3 version does not. The 360 version has more advanced effects like ambient occlusion that the PS3 version is missing. The 360 version also holds the advantage with texture quality: "Over and above that there are texture differences too: there's a slight downgrading of some detail on PS3 (only really noticeable on close-ups) and the normal maps have taken a knock." The 360 version also has a better frame rate and less screen tearing.

Bionic Commando is one of those games that had trade offs on both consoles, but it would probably be the only one that you could make the case that the PS3's advantages slightly outweighed the 360's advantages. The PS3 version had less screen tearing and better lighting effects, while the 360 version had screen space ambient occlusion and added detail in some of the textures. Then again it isn't really that impressive of a game to begin with. Both versions run at less than 720p.

Wanted runs on the same engine as Bionic Commando and most of what I said about that game applies to this game as well. I thought the 360 version looked crisper with better looking textures, but the PS3 version had less screen tearing.

Star Wars TFU had better looking environmental textures in some parts on the 360 version and a sharper look overall, but the PS3 version had slightly less screen tearing (the 360 version hardly had any either, the PS3 version had almost none). I compared the demos myself and neither version was the clear winner, but I preferred the look of the 360 version.

Prince of Persia was one of the closer games, but it still showed a bit of an advantage on the 360 with sharper textures and less screen tearing. "Graphically, aside from slightly blurred textures on the PS3 version, it's pretty much the same as the 360 game." "The only other way to tell these games apart (the 1.6GB PS3 mandatory install excepted) is in variations on the presence of screen tear. PlayStation 3 has an annoying flicker at the top of the screen that is ever-present." http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

Mirror's Edge was a nice looking game on either platform, but the 360 still had the slight edge with better anti-aliasing and less screen tearing. "PlayStation 3 has nothing in the way of anti-aliasing to smooth off the image, whereas the Xbox 360 code employs AA selectively to make the game look marginally more appealing." "The PS3 version isn't v-locked, so runs a touch smoother in a few rare instances, but has noticeably more tearing." http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

As for Darksiders, it is my understanding that the only way the 360 version was inferior to the PS3 version was that it had more screen tearing. Well, that has apparently been addressed with an update, so I would expect that both version are essentially equal now. Below is information about the Darksiders 360 patch. http://www.eurogamer.net/di...

What I have noticed is that if a game is even close to being equal on both consoles some PS3 fans will just claim that it looks better on the PS3. Close enough, I guess they think. ;-)

THUNDERMARE2871d ago

2-3 years ago I had this argument with Green or somethin ... any body recall?
Anyhow he said he is a fan boy and he said it only cost 10 cent for a DAD and maybe 5 cent more to add content onto it.... yeah..

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n4gn4gn4gn4g2873d ago

site NSFW.

Am I to believe this one man's story when it is accompanied by a troll bait image like that?

Game13a13y2873d ago

ok, warning sign posted.

however, the reveiws you read from sites like IGN and Gamespot, aren't they written by one person and based on that one person's opinion as well?

Kratos Spartan2873d ago (Edited 2873d ago )

I don't care what you think, but I have no idea what it means. Someone with pity please inform me. And be nice, if you have to, just take a bubble for my stupidity

Darkeyes2873d ago (Edited 2873d ago )

NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work..... Not to sound arrogant, but just type it in Google and you get the answer.

Kratos Spartan2873d ago (Edited 2873d ago )

umm usually I'm watching T.V. or playing my games. The internet doesn't interest me at all. Youtube and N4G, that's all I visit. Youtube just for a laugh, and N4G for game news.

bubs to you though

BuZzz Killington2873d ago

it might be embellished by a disk or two lol. this article was really necessary we all know the ps3 will be the better version, its in touched un compressed so it really cant be worse. but its nothing to brag about really its a multiplat who really cares......plus i want news not flamebait.....gamers can make the decision of which version to get themselves without these articles........

PopEmUp2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

well for me, N4G is for both laugh and news, youtube is for laugh and some other random stuff xd

pixelsword2872d ago

>click<

Oh my, the nerve of those people >zip<

how could they do that on the world famous interwebz >ruffle<

I have half a mind to... oh my >fap, fap, fap...<

**that's what I think every time I see NSFW... some prude hiding his intentions**

lol

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jack who2873d ago

only thing your site is gd for is porn

-MD-2873d ago

This one quote has managed to float it's way around the internet all day.

djtek1842873d ago

Maybe they should of added 10 more discs to fix the problem.

LordMarius2873d ago

and yet there will still be no room left for towns,