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Is the Playstation 3 really better than the Playstation 2?

Helium: Is the Playstation 3 console really better than the Playstation 2 console? Only those who have yet to own a Playstation 3 (PS3) can answer 'No' to that question. The newer version of the console has everything that a gamer craves. Wireless access to the internet and online play comes standard with the console.

halojunkie2158d ago (Edited 2158d ago )

wow, its like asking...is my 2010 alienware computer better than my 1995 mac.

GreenRingOfLife2158d ago TrollingShowReplies(8)
Legosz2157d ago

Haha yes. This is a misleading title to an article. The games might have been better but overall the system itself is not better. PS3 is the best console out there currently.

HolyOrangeCows2157d ago

I don't think it's really necessary or possible to compare them.

The Ps2 has like, 10 years worth of games under its belt.
And obviously the Ps3 has the power and better online play advantage.

MNicholas2157d ago

The PS2 was a better product.

Why?

It was more profitable.

At the end of the day, that's the only criteria that counts.

GWAVE2157d ago

Profits count? Gee, and all these years I thought the actual games I was playing on the system were what mattered. I guess I'm not a true gamer...

MNicholas2157d ago

but not all systems will make you money.

However, even from a gamer's standpoint, the PS2 remains the better console.

No console before or since has come close to the quality or depth of it's games library.

RonXD2157d ago

I love how these people are comparing the PS2 to the PS3 when PS3 hasn't even been on the market for over 5 years.

Montrealien2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

Sorry bud, you are way off base.

however

I don't understand what is so hard to understand here. As of right now, imho, the PS3 has not offered as much in it's first 4 years as the PS2 did. Why people seem to be taking offence to this blows my mind.

And yes GWAVE, you are right, games are really all that matters and imho the PS2 offered better games in its first 4 years then the PS3 has. however with that said, the PS3 has long legs so the final verdict on this is still a long ways off.

insomnium2157d ago

I disagree Montrealien. PS2 had a few big hitters in it's first 4 years but I still think the overall quality of games is better with PS3. I just had to point that out since I don't want to be a phantom disagreer.

Montrealien2157d ago

its all good dude. Ans I respect your opinion. Even though I disagree it. :)

MNicholas2157d ago

You start off saying I'm off base but then you repeat what I said about comparing games.

As for the issue of profitability as the determinant, you have to keep in mind that these devices only exist because the manufacturers hope that console sales will help increase company profits.

So far, the PS2 is way ahead of the PS3, in terms of fulfilling it's purpose.

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AAACE52157d ago

The Ps3 is better than Ps2 in my opinion! But, there are several things that are slowing it's progress.

For one, the is very powerful! That's not a bad thing, but smaller developers don't have the resources to create games for it. The Ps2 was the weakest console last gen and once developers got past the learning curve, the Ps2 took off!

Number 2, Nintendo and MS realized the Ps2 was so popular because it had so many games. So this gen, developers saw the cheaper Wii and it's motion controls as an easy way to cash in. And with so many people buying the Wii, other developers who in the past gen would have went with Sony, instead chose Nintendo. These were mostly smaller games that would have been overlooked by most but are the same games that provided variety to a line up.

Number 3, MS decided to get a head start and to take some of Playstations big guns and make them go multiplat. Most of the franchises MS has went after were games that helped Sony dominate last gen. In any war, you want to eliminate an enemies weapons or give yourself the same weapons so the battle is more balanced, which is what MS did.

I know alot of Ps3 owners like to say quality is more important, but the Playstation brand was built on having the most games with alot of variety.

Miraak82 2157d ago

the ps3 still have the most variety out of the current gen consoles

Irnbruguy2157d ago

alienware? oh wow.. probably cost the same as your 1995 mac lol

Montrealien2157d ago

I think it is more like asking if Full throttle (1995) is better then Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse. (2010)

nnotdead2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

Alienware and Mac? you need to learn how not to over pay for your PCs.

-Alpha2157d ago

This is an impossible comparison. It's all about relevance. I enjoyed both for different reasons. Also, you have to define "better".

The PS3 is obviously better in terms of power than the PS2 was when it came out, and the PS2 was a more significant and leading console than the PS3 is today, etc. In terms of games, I was playing GTA 3, Vice City, Dark Cloud 2, SSX3... those were all very innovative games. And with the PS3 in that same time I was playing CoD4, LBP, etc. Again, it's not comparable.

rkimoto2157d ago (Edited 2157d ago )

Come on dudes, this time GreenRingOfLife wasn't trolling... Unless he was being sarcastic, which it doesn't seem he was.

Please let's try to keep it civil and only vote whenever somebody is not being constructive, it would make for better conversations and/or debates.

Don't be a hater, be a gamer!

Back on topic:

I don't think it's fair to compare a 10 year old system with hundreds more games to a newer console. But it does seem to me that the quality of games has been improving each generation.

To do this more objectively, maybe a comparison of the games out for both in their first 4 years would be more fair... Still, this conversation is 5 years too early.

creatchee2157d ago

"wow, its like asking...is my 2010 alienware computer better than my 1995 mac. "

Kinda, but that's not the point.

Sure, the PS3 has better graphics and online, but are the games (in general) better? Is the experience better?

For me, the PS2 was the height of console gaming. It seemed like every week, a new amazing game was coming out and an experience different from what you were used to was ready to be had. I couldn't wait to get home from school (and later in the cycle, work) to play. I would stay up later than I should to play with friends online (yes, PS2 had online, although it wasn't as prevalent as today's consoles) or get one last level in by myself.

Don't get me wrong - I feel moments of awe on my PS3 (MGS4 and Uncharted 2 especially) but they are not as frequent as those that I felt on the PS2. In fact, they feel more like bigger versions of the same experiences that I had on PS2 for the most part. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the shock factor of seeing, feeling, and playing something incredible isn't there as much when you've already done it before - albeit at a graphically less impressive level.

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Derekvinyard132158d ago

i approved this because i feel it will lead to good discussion :-)

Sigh2158d ago

that's gonna be a huge debate... but I like both.

PaPa-Slam2158d ago

this should be approved, I believe PS2 was a awesome but PS3 is a Marvel.

Derekvinyard132158d ago

this isnt as bad as an xbox vs ps3 story, so yes approve

despair2158d ago

PS2 had a much wider range of games than PS3 at this point in its lifetime(especially JRPGs) but the quality of the games are on par or better than with the PS2(given next gen improvements) so it is better overall but I really want more JRPGs or even just proper RPGs for the PS3, then I'd be more than happy.