If you're already interested, but you're can't decide between the PS3 and the 360 versions, check out the following comparison video to see how they stack up side-by-side. We highly recommend viewing this in HD for maximum effect.
Wait.....those are the "huge" differences?
Big Differance when it's on a HDTV and not on a PC monitor in low res video.
You must have seen the screen shots and it's pretty obvious when you view both at 720p. The difference ends up more obvious when viewed on a large screen.
Well I haven't seen moving comparisons yet. I have see the photos. I didn't watch it in standard def. Go to the site to watch the hd video. I guess 42" is small these day, but I didn't think it was that small.... :(. I am just saying in motion, is it really noticable?
Watching a internet video on a 42 inch tv for quality is a waste of time. These types of differences have always been big enough to lower PS3 versions of games. FF13-360 even gets lower marks in graphics, yet the same exact score as the PS3 version as well. Never the other way around. You guys aren't really able to defend this one. Its the double standard we always talk about. FF13 proves that Microsofts advertising budget for this Playstation franchise is more important than letting 360 owners know their game is subhd.
So we can't see the difference in motion.....we need to look at some still images to see this "huge" difference. Some people just can't face the fact that this issue is not as big as they want it to be. Isn't there some God of War 3 reviews today. Go there and stay. Good boys.
"You guys aren't really able to defend this one. Its the double standard we always talk about. FF13 proves that Microsofts advertising budget for this Playstation franchise is more important than letting 360 owners know their game is subhd." Playstation franchise??? Did you just start gaming this generation? I guess all those FF games on NES, SNES, etc. were just a figment of my imagination. FF existed LONG before Playstation did. FF's success on previous consoles paved the way for it to still remain relevant once Sony & MS came along. EDIT - I don't care about refuting your other points. It's the EXACT same game on both consoles, with just a BARELY noticaeble difference in graphics separating the two - hardly the monumental difference that PS3 gamers were trying desperately to convince people existed. Some PS3 people are so hung up on graphics that they don't realize that GAMEPLAY is the most important factor. If the gameplay suffered on the 360, that would be a serious issue, but that is not the case.
The sooner you understand thats the issue, the better. If a PS3 version of a multiplat runs SubHD, its the end of the world, questions of the cell are brought up about game development, Sony is doomed articles surface as well. Now, you have it proven that the 360 version isn't up to the same level the PS3 version is, its a huge franchise, huge advertising push, and yet nothing. PS3 folks have been saying for years that these differences hardly affect gameplay, yet.. lower score. The media isn't reviewing the 360 version for what it is, as all ps3 versions of games have been reviewed and deducted points for texturing problems/resolution. You want to try to not understand that again? Proving that the differences are insignificant in motion should raise all the scores of PS3 ports with only graphical display problems. But that wont happen. Much like everything else sony fans have said, hopefully everyone changes their mind on this whole lower score for multiplat thing, now that Microsoft is in the error. Soxfan, Calm down, you know full well its associated with over a decade of Playstation gaming & gamers. Which is why MS bought into it. Which is why the PS3 version is superior. I didn't say its exclusive. Don't try to pretend you're some wizard of gaming because you can drop some old consoles. If FF didn't enjoy the success it had on the Playstation brand, it would be irrelevant today. I mean, i think most people know this. Good job ignoring the points that I said you cant refute though ;). edit: Soxfan, ps3 games have been scored lower for having the same gameplay yet *minor* graphical hiccups. Its always BARELY noticeable. Like Bioshock... Which had the same performance rpoblems the 360 had, but texture popin. So again, double standard. How are you missing this? You're saying the exact thing we have been saying all these years. Gameplay is the same. Graphics still lower the score, for ps3 titles and only ps3 titles. Clearly.
http://www.gametrailers.com... Another one to add to the list of fanboys saying YOU NEEDZ an HDTV to tellz da differencezz!!!
To fanboys those are HUMONGUS difference cause they would say anything to make themselves feel better about their choice of console. What are those FB have to say now, hd video comparision is always better than screens.
The "HUGE" difference isnt worth mentioning unless it is something BIG like an extra 2-3seconds of load time... RIGHT JOLLY? <3 hypocrites.
if it was the other way around i'm sure you would've said.. "Damn those are HUGE differences"
Technically speaking, they are HUGE differences. What I mean by this is the technological implications. It's a shame that they had to go with such poor bitrate conversion for the 360 and the issues on the PS3 version were only magnified greatly on the 360 rather than using the GPU a bit more to at least hide them where possible. I can easily tell the differences in the video and it would be even easier on my 52" XBR9. But, they're not huge to the eye and I can see only demoting a point at most for the graphical differences. Let's hope SE improves their core engine to better translate PS3 game elements over to the 360 and improves the conversion process of cinematics. @Hisiru below: You might want to look up the definition of minimal. Minor differences, yes. Minimal? No, unfortunately not. Lots of multiplatform games have proven that minimal is much less than what SE put out.
Huge difference my a**. Let's talk like real gamers and realize that the difference is MINIMAL while you play the game, you can buy the game in any of the consoles and enjoy it without any problems, same with Bayonetta, the ps3 version is NOT very different from the x360 version. The 3 discs thing is a good excuse if you are a physically handicapped. Damn, I played in the ps1~ps2 era and swap discs never killed me. Let's just enjoy the game and stop trying to make the other version appear to be a piece of crap, because it's not a piece of crap as you may think, the difference is minimal. Seriously, stop acting like a child trying to show how your ball is more colorful than the other balls, go play with your ball the way it is (I am talking with PS3 fanboys AND x360 fanboys).
Another sub-HD, low-res video comparison.
Hisiru, I've been gaming on PC since before HL1... RESOLUTION ALWAYS was a big matter. FFXIII is half the rez on the 360. Since when is resolution not a big difference? Every time a PS3 had less Res than the 360 it was spammed daily. Hypocrites I tell ya...
This is great for the 360. Because they show it in HD but on a small screen most people are fooled into thinking they are close in quality. And fooling people is the art of MS marketing. Take that same so called HD video and watch it on a TV. The chasm widens considerably...
Are you calling me hypocrite even if I NEVER complained about graphics on a ps3 game? In some posts here I am actually praising the ps3. Why are you so defensive? Do you even know me to call me "hypocrite"? lol Also, I saw the 2 videos and the screens in HD (not standard resolution, I have a good PC), I can't even notice the difference. @Morganfell Here sir: http://www.gametrailers.com...
these comparison vids still dont get across how it will actually look on a 1080p panel. With all opinions and emotions aside, looking at just the facts about the numbers and compression will give you the answer, weather people wanna believe it or not. truth is the truth. If you have a choice, get it on PS3, if not there is no shame in picking it up on 360 and playing it.
lol, a highly compressed video comparison = fail.... the video looks worse than the game does..... on either system.
When there's not a lot of action of screen, there really isn't too much of a difference (atleast not anything that I'd say "DON'T BUY THIS GAME" over). But, damn, once the action starts up and things get into motion, the 360 version gets left in the dust. I can only imagine the differences being more striking in 1080 with uncompressed video. Blur + Macro blocking = lose. All in all, that really sucks. I wish Square could have pushed for better parity between the two versions. I wouldn't wish a shotty port on anyone. It's one thing when it's a meaningless game like Bayonetta or Ghostbusters, but Final F*CKing Fantasy? I guess I just expect more out of Squeenix.
What are you guys on? This is All CG, you can tell the difference between the two when its during gameplay. Show us a gameplay vid Gametrailers? Or are you too scared?
I came to say the same thing.
Only on n4g: A vid comparison showing a multiplat graphics looking very close to equal, gameplay about identical followed by "Well on a 80" hdtv you will notice the difference, so they should have deducted points."= $11.97 A vid comparison where one version has a few graphical issues, but most importantly has apparent framerate slowdowns, however the vast majority of the reviews are scored the same, none preferring the better version calling for more lower scores of the lesser version, followed by silence from the same folks on their soapbox now.= $49.99 The majority of ps3 loyalists on n4g continuing to prove Destructoid comments spot on about them= priceless. JOY
You just need a video showing gameplay and not only CGI in the right resolution. In this video the commentator also says that PS3 version is more fluid whereas 360 version has to struggle with serveral annoying hiccups, and that's some big difference.
N4G: not a big deal when PS3 > 360, HUGE DEAL when 360 > PS3.
@JOY: i read your comment twice and it still doesnt make any sense to me. what the hell are you talking about? @goflyakite: yeah, pretty much.
then I dont know what is.
The differences are pretty noticeable even though this video is not in full 1080p resolution. Much better job from G4TV in showing how different they really look compared to each other. If you want to convince yourselves that the differences are barely noticeable, check the GT moving comparison. The GT comparison video actually makes them seem practically the same at least.
This has to be a hoax. You mean to tell me that EVERY comparison that shows the differences to be hardly noticeable are ALL SD and cannot be judged from looking at the pictures and videos given? That pretty much makes EVERY comparison to any game in the past invalid because they were all done on the internet!
Comparing a compressed movie to a less compressed movie is silly anyway. Fairly sure none of that was in engine gameplay. To be fair.
If there would be any difference, I am pretty sure it disappeared after encoding both to 720p (or was the PS3 stream encoded in 1080p?). And a total useless comparison if out of 4:30 video, 4 minutes are cut scenes...using the same HD encoder (to 720p?).
Ive said it before but this video just enforce my opinions. What a great job porting, the difference is unnoticable to casual gamers. I mean without the xbox or ps3 logo, very most majority of people cant tell which is which. Only fanboys cares about this microscopic difference, hell at times the xbox version looked better. :)
The same could be said for virtually every other multi-plat game that's been released the last 3 years. I hate xx/100 reviews, they make people crazy nit-pickers. -caddad
It's hard to tell, even in the HD version. My eyes might be playing tricks on me, but it looked like the PS3 version was maybe slightly crisper.
Hair looks way better on the PS3 version and that was the biggest difference I could tell. Im sure these comparisons will continue for weeks.
PS3 has party chat and in-game music. OWNED! Seriously it does have it... if you owned a PS3 you'd know.
How do you manage to fail so hard all the time?
Yeah sure... ruin the experience why don't ya? Listening to my own music while playing Mass Effect 2 on my PC was disastrous. I don't see how that can work in ANY single player game.
"party chat, in game music any day." This shows the mentality of a 360 user they do not apresheate the quality of the music and cut-scenes all they are interested in is talking about what their Halo Wars stats used to be ;-D!!!!!or talking about the new glitch they found Glitches of War 2 is ;-D!!! And even if the PS3 didnt have party chat or in-game music does that make up for the poor quality of the 360 version !! ;-D!!!! PS3 IT ONLY DOES EVERYTHING BETTER THAN 360!
it doesn't make any sense to have custom music when your playing a Final Fantasy game
only the xbots would play their own music without any care for what the game provides, this is why Sony saw no reason to put universal in game music, respecting the games themselves.
Since when does PS3 have party chat? I've had one for 2 years and I've never seen it.
you dont have a ps3...
Pic is in the bio buddy, some of us aren't poor.
PS3 has party chat and custom music in a select handful of games and you can't cross chat without LOL (((TEXT))). 360 has party chat and custom soundtracks in every game no matter what your playing or what the people in your party is playing. 360 also has LOL (((TEXT))) plus you can send pics, text, or voice messages while chatting with your friends while listening to custom music while in party chat (((AT THE SAME TIME))) PS3 next will have a new feature sending a message through UPS, morse code, or smoke signals.
In Xbox Live, a bunch of us all playing different games and or watching tv or a movie can chat, ps3 can't, but some a couple of ps3 games not psn but a couple games will let you chat while only playing that game. No need to lie ladies. ps3 still sux. The xbox 360 version was a quick port and still looks as good in most scenes and actually better in others, wow. Just goes to show the power of the X.
Sigh the reason why Sony doesn't have custom soundtracks for games isn't because of respect for games LMMFAO. The reason Sony doesn't have that feature is because Microsoft owns the patent. Try harder droid.
The PS3 DOES support custom soundtracks... just letting you know so it doesn't sound like you know absolutely nothing about the PS3 next time. Try harder, moron.
any excuse to play on an inferior system! Poor botty boys make excuses. Only little puss**s go off on party chat on xbox live! Grow the hell up , sell that piece of crap and get the real deal - and that my friend is a PS3!
Playing this game NOW!
A friend of mine has it on 360 and I'm getting it (when the ffin postman finally delivers it!!!) on PS3... I'll check it out on my HDTV ;)
My god who the fvck cares! this game has had more 360/PS3 comparisons than any other game, is the media really this concern about who has the better FFXIII. Seriously is this really a big deal or is it that the media is really so biased against the PS3 that there is no way the 360 could really be as bad as the PS3 fanboys say. If you only have a 360 then I guess there's no choice unless you can afford to get a PS3 but really can we please stop this comparison crap it's pointless fanboy trash.
Sorry i had to throw that in ther ei played th eps3 version and noticed nothing wrong but the media and FB's ate it up and totally kill ed the ps3 version over and over and over again pretty sad to be honest
As does Bayonetta and Bioshock.
BlackTar187 your right all these comparisons need to stop Ghostbuster was a shame as was Bayonetta but really were they really that bad probably not (I played Bayonetta on the PS3 never tried Ghostbusters) but seriously its getting to the point of nothing but flame wars no one does these comparisons for scientific purposes they do it for hits to there sites and provide trash for the fanboys.
to think people can be so involved in there hobbies that they can cause it more damage then good with the way they act. Im all for getting what i pay for yes i want the best thing possible i do pay money. But yelling about a frame hiccup while your running down a hallway that you need to run a computer program to even see and then running on about it how its so bad such and such is down right ugly. I play games and respect all systems because i am a gamer i play them because i enjoy them sure i prefer one over the other but it doesn't mean i don't like one. Just sad this state of gaming this generation is all about being radical and making crazy claims running with partial data and people now adays find more joy in making someone feel like they are getting ripped off then playing the game in mention it is down right sad. You can not be a gamer and put out such destructive tendacy towards the industry. Anyways i dont care about the system ge tit for the one you will play it on. Give up this fake war and join together as a community of gamers that we are and it will pay off in the end.
"you're already interested, but you're can't decide between the PS3 and the 360 " the best choice is ps3 for sure..
That's right... If you can CHOOSE, then it's PS3-time. But the 360-only gamers will still get a great game.
Im Multiplatformer and I cant decide, I want achievements they make do everything in the game while on PS3 I got better quality but I dont have a sound system and my tv is only 768p. the ps3 version was aviable here days ago mabye like week but im still waiting for 360 version to arrive. I think Ill go with more fun. dont get me wrong I think achievements is fun, if you dont you should go with better quality version.
Right...Because Trophies are non-existence. /s
Yep i got the Ps3 version as well. Man this game is awesome!
Looks better on the PS3. Would be much more noticeable uncompressed on your TV. Also PS3 owners get a in game item and beta test for FFXIV. If you have both consoles its a no brainer. If you just have an Xbox360 you'll just have to keep telling yourself it doesn't matter.
to do some comaparing on the TV vs. monitor and there IS "quite" a difference, not as bad as Bayonetta for PS3 but very noticeable.PS3 easily out classes the 360 sku. I literally LOL'd in some cases at the 360 ver. Even still I dont see any reason not to buy it for the 360 if you want the game. Unless you have an Evil Monkey in your room that busts out the closet with his PS3/HDTV set up everytime you turn on your 360. Congradulations to PS3 Fans for getting a much better deal on this 1 though. Nothing like TRUE HD XD
Are you freaking retarded? I mean, the PS3 version has better colors. And slightly better detail. But when we actually buy the game, and not watch it streamed over the internet, we'll see just how much of a difference there is.
360 it only does gimping great games.
Video quality is too low for a comparisson here... I've played both versions, the difference is noticable but not gamebreaking. Get it for the PS3 if u have both consoles.
yep, im a multiplat gamer BUT i chose the Ps3 version mainly cause i dont feel like swapping disks!
Seems like a mess of a game really, I will buy it eventually but this is the 3rd FF game I have not been hyped for(FFIX, FFXII). *shrugs* Lost Odyssey is still number 1 JRPG this gen, IMHO of course.