Red Dead Redemption Comparison by Ars Technica: "360 version has quite the graphical advantage"

Red Dead Redemption 360 vs. PS3: Ars Technicas thoughts

"Our review copies of Red Dead Redemption have arrived, which means it's time to get to work on some coverage. Rockstar sent both a PS3 and a 360 version of the game, and many people are wondering which version to get, so we thought we'd do a quick comparison."

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tatotiburon2650d ago ShowReplies(9)
Ghoul2650d ago

Well, its an opinion nothing more. But i guess the 360 really seams to have a slight advantage.

im totally neutral. In the end it comes down to how many of my friends get what version of the game.

booni32650d ago

there is just no excuse for flamebait.

RageAgainstTheMShine2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

if sub-HD is your game

Applegate2650d ago ShowReplies(11)
pangitkqb2650d ago

It's nice to know which version is superior. With a growing number of reports corroborating the differences in both versions, I will be going with the 360. Just as I chose FFXIII on PS3 for obvious reasons.

Morituri2650d ago

Is superior defined by slightly optimized graphics or by exclusive content, because it seems that both versions have the upper hand on the other in different respects.

Desecron2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Well put, pogibaldy... but this is n4g, we don't do "reasonable" here, gtfo.

Raf1k12650d ago

I think it's safe to assume that the reason for the extra content on PS3 is because of it lacking slightly in the graphical department.

booni32650d ago

and in that choice lies the beauty of multiconsole gaming. gamers up, fanboys down.

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GWAVE2650d ago ShowReplies(4)
ExgamerLegends22650d ago

He says that if you have both get the 360 version based on a slight graphical difference? What about the ps3's exclusive content? Hmmm, slightly better grafx or more features. Be a grafx whore or be a gamer? So hard to choose./s

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LeonSKennedy4Life2650d ago

It's an extra location and mission. I hate to say this, but OWNED!!!

TheBand1t2650d ago

Extra clothing and an extra area to explore.

ExgamerLegends22650d ago

The point is that 1 miniscule difference is not a deciding factor as the author would have you believe. And I would like to point out to those who cant read the "/s" at the end of my comment.

DMason2650d ago

Im sorry, but I have a feeling the reason R* offered up the exclusive content was because of the graphical difference. It's to entice people to buy the PS3 version. Because believe it or not, people will buy a version based on graphical differences.

The same thing can be said about Dantes Inferno. Why do you think it got additional content on the PS3? It's to keep the PS3 gamers happy because they know that EA ripped off God of War completely (even though nothing could technically rip off God of War, its too good).


''The same thing can be said about Dantes Inferno. Why do you think it got additional content on the PS3?''

To compete against GoW 3. Not because of the Graphics subject.

Hooby2650d ago

Consider that every single ps3 fanboy seems to think graphics > all, this must really get their panties in a bunch.

DMason2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Yes, I know it wasnt because of the graphics. It was because of the gameplay. I was just making a comparison.

JD_Shadow2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

This is Ars Technica here. They've NEVER shown the PS3 much love. I'm not surprised that they are saying this stuff. I don't know why anyone else IS surprised.

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Solidus187-SCMilk2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

after Im done with AW Ill get RDR for 360. Im still more interested to see a better comparison tho.

LOL grey wolf. 360 has the better version of RDR. Just like FF13 is better on PS3.
Why are you talking about PS3 exclusives???? Is it because there is no superior 360 version of those games?

Way to go completely off topic and add nothing but a whining fanboy rant to the conversation.

beardpapa2650d ago

So how many multi console owners are going to skip out on the extra content for a minor Improvement in graphics?

SaberEdge2650d ago

So how many multi console owners are going to skip out on the better graphics for a minor bit of insignificant extra content?

SPARTANVI2650d ago

Well, skipping it to play with my friends on XBL.

If I wanted better graphics, I'd always buy the PC version... then play by myself.

aGameDeveloper2650d ago

The blurriness of GTA4 on PS3 (rendered at the same resolution) and the fact that it was such an eyestrain is going to prompt me to buy this on 360.What good is the extra content if I can't stand to play the game long enough to even finish it?

DaTruth2650d ago

Better to have blurry full streets and some kind of draw distance rather than a slightly crisper empty streets, no draw distances and insane pop-in!

Brock Danger2649d ago

Hate to burst your bubble, but the graphics are insanely crisp and the draw distance is ridiculous with, from what I've seen so far, no pop-in.

Objectively speaking, probably the best looking game I've seen

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villevalorox2650d ago

When I went to gamestop last night for the MIdnight launch they had 2 lines. for ps3 and xbox, ps3 line was well over double the size of he xbox line. I don't think this graphic thing will make the difference in sales at all. I have a good feeling that ps3 is going to outsell xbox on this one.

Biggest2650d ago

It's strange to me that unless the game is called Madden, Call of Duty, Halo, or Gears of War the majority of 360 owners just don't care. The same thing happened at Best Buy near me. The PS3 version was down to 3 copies before the night was done. The 360 version has 2 full displays and a few boxes left in the back.

sikbeta2650d ago

I'm totally OK with this, once again there is a MULTIPLATFORM Game that looks slightly Better on the x360, but everyone knows how this Start and how it Ends

Some Crowd will start to talk about "Console Superiority" by taking this game as The Primary example and denying Their Own Exclusive games that don't look as good as they were thinking and Hyping it so much, then when Someone try to "argue" by talking about Other Games That Looks AWESOME on the PS3, they'll just deny and talk crap, so this is pointless...

WildArmed2650d ago

lol @
'Here's another reason to buy the game for the Xbox 360: if you dislike playing with strangers, there are 16 Ars Technica members in the game's thread playing online with the 360 version, compared to three on the PS3. If you're going to be playing, sign up!'

So playing with random people on a site is better than people you already know IRL or old LIVE/PSN friends?

Anyways, I'm not hooked on this game yet.,
Alot of my friends have picked it up, so far it's split between my 360 n ps3 friends.
12 - 12.

Now I just gotta decide if this game is worth buying and what people i rather play with o_O

BannedForNineYears2650d ago

[email protected]'s an opinion.
"The textures are more clear...."
Really....It's not a freaking opinion.

MEsoJD2650d ago

I have a ps3 but I would enjoy this type of game on PC More.

RageAgainstTheMShine2650d ago

All those broken promises of HD gaming both PS3 and 360 are guilty, is not fair on the consumer.

That's really disappointing and disservice to gamers expecting HD quality. Sony and Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves!

And this is bad for video games altogether. This needs to stop.

likedamaster2650d ago

Funny how when PS3 versions are considered slightly superior, EVERYONE is supposed to get that version but when it's the 360 version that's superior... it doesn't matter. Double standards as always with ps3 fangirls.

With that said, get it for whatever platform you have or feel like getting. Didn't stop FFXIII from selling on 360 although it was superior on PS3. Nuf said.

Tapewurm2650d ago

I picked up my PS3 version and threw it in and it looks a hell of a lot better than any of the screens I've seen in these comparison threads....Playing it on my Sony Bravia and it looks pretty sharp...all of these screens were either taken from an inferior TV or they have been doctored. Haven't seen the 360 version running I can't comment on that, but rest assured that if you grab the ps3 version and have the HDMI set up on a decent TV you will be very happy with what you see.