Not too long ago you had to shell out $700-$800 for a PS3. 4 years later, the PS3 is now on par with the other consoles in terms of price, at $299 for the base model.
Oh FFS....please don't approve this.
why not? its true.
I regret to inform you that it is in fact true.
It would be true if the sentence was extended to "when accessories are added".
Actually Accessories or not the 360 is still more expensive. let me to the math for you. $299 Xbox = $299 PS3 +$50 for live. Xbox 360 = $349 PS3 = $299
You're putting the more expensve 360 model against the cheaper PS3 model. Using entry prices, $199 is less than $299.
Why get the $199 when you would have to pay $130 for the hard drive alone?
60GB or 120GB? Anyway I think everyone knows the PS3 is better value for money; you don't need to convince me of that, I have firsthand experience of both machines. The article raises good points, it just has a misleading headline- $199 is less than $299. Plus here in the UK an Elite costs £200 while a PS3 costs £250.
Wow and it stiil manages to outsell the cheaper PS3 in some areas. Thats not bad at all.
But most likely don't have much reason to do so at the moment.
In America only. World Wide, not even close.
Has always been cheaper. PS3=All in one Vs 360=Add on/Accessories.
Congratz Microsoft, despite the RROD fisaco, your console being the most expensive in the market, Sony's 10 year head start at #1... despite all that, the X360 still outsells the PS3 in the UK and the in US.
this is bullshit anyway, my 360 has a 150W power supply so how can it use 184W? Also the elite already comes with a headset plus this article is conditional, it says that the 360 is more expensive IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS (which is very much true) not everyone wants to play on LIVE, which would make the 360 a cheaper experiance for them It all depends what you want out of your console if you want to play online with friends, the PS3 works out cheaper in the long run if you dont care about playing online at all, then the 360 works out cheaper
Articles like this always get approved. Despite the fact that it states the obvious and tries to make an argument that has been done to death. We will always see articles comparing PSN to LIVE, cost of consoles, graphics king, etc. Anyways, I want to get a 360 either tomorrow or the day after; is this a good deal: $120 for the Arcade console + $80 for a 60 GB Hard drive (30% off regular price) The hard drive add on includes 3 months of XBL Gold and a headset. I don't know if I should take the deal, but I don't want to lose out on it either.
With the PS3 you can put Movies, Music, and Photos on the internal hard drive and can view them from external media like Flash Media and CDs/DVDs/BD-ROMS. With the 360 You need a USB drive or CD/DVD to enjoy Movies Music and Photos that are not purchased through Xbox Live. Its impossible to transfer ANY media from a USB drive to the 360 Hard drive. Its even impossible to put your custom soundtracks into the hard drive unless you have an Audio CD, CD-R, or CD-RW to rip music from.
I own both the PS3 and 360 (was late to the PS3 party though, didn't pick it up until a few months before the slim was released - got the MGS4 & KZ2 bundle). Is the PS3 a better value for the money? Yes, unequivocally. The simple fact is that you get *more for your money*. That having been said however, is the PS3 *CHEAPER* than the 360? That depends entirely on what kind of gamer you are - fact is, the cost of entry on the 360 is cheaper. The thing that people keep forgetting is that a *lot* of people buy a console *just for the console* - they don't care about online gaming (meaning they also don't much care about wifi or the headset). MS sells the arcade SKU for a reason, because (you should sit down for this, it may be a shock to many of you) *PEOPLE BUY IT*. I work in an office environment with a lot of folks that have young kids. Most of them have the Wii and/or 360 because of two reasons: 1) they're both cheaper and 2) the perception is that they're both more "kid friendly" than the PS3. People on gaming websites so often forget this as by and large we are definitely not that type of audience.
Actually the 360 was more expensive on launch. All one need do is add the base price of the consoles, WiFi, HD player, and 4 years of Live. More so since the 360 launched at $399, just add 4 years of Live and they were even.
All people agree that it has the lowest entry level cost BUT it has almost no value to an entry level gamer. The only functions it is able to provide is: 1. Play DVDs 2. Play (but not save) games. YOU AT LEAST NEED MEMORY. Would MOST gamers buy a ps2 WITHOUT A MEMORY CARD? NO. This falls inline with the notion that, if your 360 breaks out of warranty, IT IS A BETTER VALUE THAN TO BUY ANOTHER ELITE. Even the 120GB Elite is a better value for entry level gamers. Going by that it is still correct that the PS3 is less expensive because of the upfront value it provides.
Damn ps3fanboys make up yall mind yall keeping saying the xbox 360 cost less then ps3 that why selling more then ps3 then this . The Xbox 360 is more expensive than the PS3
The Xbox sells more because FPS's sell more.
bots dont even have blu-ray so no matter what price it is the PS3 will always be better
This article speaks truth, but I'm sure the majority of people on N4G already knew this.
The 360 has been more expensive even when the PS3 was 599. -_-
It is true, but wont end well. It is amazing that people still dont know that you can use pretty much any bluetooth headset and usb devices like mice, keyboards wired headsets, sega saturn controllers, old arcade sticks, divx support for pirated external hard drive movies. You can even watch ripped HDDVD movies burnt to dual layer dvd lol.
No, but you can burn them to your pc or your Zune or your ipod or any sort of player and watch it. Just like you can with any blu-ray...
360 does that as well, it supports the XVID codec It also does AVC - High definition Mp4 files and HD WMV files from both discs and external USB drives, tho it has no subtitles support It also supports AVCHD streaming through the media extender
Obviously xbox360 is more expensive than ps3. Who would in there right mind buy something cheap. Take for instance u goto the car showroom and u see they have a Ferrari and a Mini Obviously u would buy a Ferrari (xbox360) because it's more expensive rather than a Mini (ps3) u see that's why ps3 is 3RD place because no one wanna buy a cheap console.
lol epic fail right there people so a year ago the PS3 needed a price cut because it was to "Expensive" cost more then the 360, oh so i guess that means no one wanted to buy a 360 back then right? what about the wii? cheapest console sold more then the 360 and ps3
Tool, Crapbox is not an Ferrari. It's more like a sinclair C5. Jump Out, Play B3yond MOVe over LAGTAL
Although it's true, this doesn't constitute as news and should not be approved. If this hits the frotn page, it will be like that recently submitted Greenburg aticle that's reached 122 comments in less than an hour.
how can you compare a BS article like Greenburgs with an article that shows only facts???
My point is that both are flamebait. This article is purely fact based. It's all true. But this was established years ago. It hardly constitutes news. And it will inevitably end up a mess of fanboys. People preach about how this site is a pigsty infested with fanboys yet promote articles like this which, although all true, is not needed and not news at all. You know aswell as I do what the outcome will be.
because of fanboys, there are misinformed casual gamers...they need to be informed, with facts, not lies... greenberg is doing his propaganda, spreading lies...we GAMERS have a responsibility, see even the MEDIA is Biased...we should take care, what journalism has lost this GEN THIS IS MY HONEST OPINION, ABOUT THE ACTUELL SITUATION IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY sorry for my bad english, but hope you understand what i was trying to tell you
Not sure why I'm getting disagree's. Like I said this article is spot on. But I just don't think it's really needed, seeing as the front page is getting spammed with flamebait articles this evening. Gets a bit tiresome. But by all means Kain spread the truth. By all means
Optical Matrix is right. Everyone that frequents these sites already knows this. Your desire to "educate the casual gamers" is, uhm... noble? I guess. But the problem is that casual gamers do not generally frequent sites like this. This is akin to posting "news" telling people "Zelda games are generally considered to be pretty good."
I used to be one of those stupid people but one day,I realised "Wait a minute,360 is actually more expensive than PS3" after being a Gold member of Live for two years and going through two RROD 360s.Then,I sold my 360 to one of my friends and bought a PS3.Best decision I have ever made.One obvious advantage PS3 has over 360 is that it can actually last for more than one year without breaking.
im afraid you are wrong, you are still stupid
And still it outsells the PS3, you guys are making the PS3 look worse with this lol
In US it does. Not the rest of the world. Stop talking in general terms
Whoever keeps giving Omega bubbles obviously approve of flamebait in Gamer Zone. What fools
And the ps3 is still in last place. Yeah NA is not the entire world but it is the biggest gaming market in the world.
NPD does not = the world, everyone knows NPD + JAPAN = the world duh
I think this article reminds people what console is expensive, but are not news.
Flamebait article getting approved on N4G is no surprise and i swear none of you guys ever heard of Ebay
link? oh wait out your ass
SAME GOES FOR YOU jack FACKER
And you approved it anyway. Well done guys.
Halo3 MLG Pro where are getting you figures from becuase every where i can finds indicates that ps3 is only about 5.5million units (ps3 at 32.5 millions acording to there offical website) behind the 360 and 360 had year head start dont see that as last place becuase they where out the same time then the would be neck and neck. then you got add to facted that it was $600 system and £425 in the uk.
Well.. yes. The PS3 is cheaper. And better. At least for me.
Anybody who works for there money should realise this, the ps3 cheaper and more reliable.
In other news,the Earth contains water.
Let’s see… Paid for my Xbox 360 – $299.99 It came with a headset – $0.00 Hooked it up via ethernet – $0.00 Got Live Gold on sale – $30 Came with two games – ($40 savings at a minimum) In conclusion, you sir are an idiot. No where in your rambling incoherent response did you come close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. We are all dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.
*pokes* Yup, this horse is well and truly dead. All the beating in the world isn't going to do it much good...
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