NowGamer: We perform a vaguely scientific experiment to decide which is the quietest HD console...
only took them 5 years and 20 million+ broken consoles!
Yeah, good point ;) Still. Well done. Finally.
^ ^ ^ Really? OMG Really? Were going to argue how new the PS3 slim was? Well who the F cares? Just play some games and get on with it. Oh, and by the way, it was an "early early" 360 slim they used too. Don't take this crap so serious. Go grab a game and have some fun.
We are going to argue about this now? I mean, If during 5 years wasn't important, why it's important now?
This isn't really legit. They measured the momentary HDD usage which caused the spikes for the PS3's but the 360 outputs the same loud noise constantly. It's out of proportion.
Yeah Sony was a bit quicker to fix the YLOD the Fats (especially launch models 20/60GB) were facing, they fixed it in about 3 years. What they haven't fixed, and maybe even got worse to degrade quality because they needed to cut the PS3's price is the quality of the BluRay diode. They die left and right at people I know with PS3's... My PS3 fat's diode died being just 3 weeks old. Seems PS2 diode problem all over again...
I'm on my 2nd 360 I'm on my 1st PS3 Not sure where you get your facts from.
If you drop your console
It is a good thing MS finally sorted the issue of hardware quality out. They were such in a hurry to be the first that forgot to include reliability as a feature in its products. I'm surprised it took them so long. Too bad for the 40m users stuck with the old model. Time for an upgrade, I guess.
Wow way to attempt and shift focus off of the worse consumer electronics failure rate in recent memory. Microsoft and quality are not aquainted.. Hence why I refuse to buy microsoft products..
My 60Gb ps3 is very healthy thank you very much A serving of suckers will keep it goin
you know what the difference between ps3 and x360 is ps3 failures are well within accepted levels and are below 5%, x360 is well beyond acceptable levels (50%)and ms got threatened that x360 would be taken off the market if they did not at least extend it's warranty, so guess which is more the reliable console again you that's right ps3 is. the thing is you lot swear that ps2 reliability faults was the reasons you all went and got the 360, only for it to become the most unreliable console ever released, talk about being biased to the point where you have had 3 or more RRODs and still keep on going back for more
But I don't care if its the quietest, I want a reliable machine, that's what matters to me, which the 360 isn't!!!!
Finally. My previous console is so loud, louder then a lown mower lol And also I agree with Tentacle.
Thing is... There are two different PS3 Slims CECH2000A and CECH2001A (models differ from country/region a bit) I have the 2nd one, which has the 40nm RSX and 45nm cell, introduced april/may this year. Before that it was the 65nm RSX and 45nm cell combi which took about 20 to 30 watt more power and thus producing more heat and most likely having more fan noise. This is all hypothetical though, as I can't compare both slims, I only own a Fat and the newest Slim. I could imagine the newest slim is as quiet, if not more quiet than the 360 Slim. This test they might have used the newest PS3 Slim though, you'd never know, but I think its the older one as most people have that one.
The CECH2001A isn't the one with the 40nm cell, the CECH210x models are.
"Vaguely scientific" Stopped reading right there, did you? I stopped at "NowGamer". :) And before anyone asks why I bothered to comment, it's so this could get to front page and be torn apart by everyone else. >:D @Jimmins: It's a living, unlike a job at NowGamer. Where do you work again? :)
I love you Nike. You are our number one troll. Hugs.
ut Nowgamer loves the PS3, in fact I think its Pro sony. You really should be dry humping it, you know?!?!?
"Pro-Sony"? But this article is "Pro-360" (that too, for no goddamned good reason. "Vaguely scientific"? Ha!). Whichever nets it the most hits on any given day, I guess. You know, when those goldmines they call "top 10's" are running dry. ;) Edit: Or maybe it means your focus on only the controversial issues of each console shows you run to whatever you can milk for the most hits? Also, congrats on having a thought. Do you want your gold star now or when the rest of us start giving a rat's ass?
Maybe, the mixture of articles highlighting issues both good and bad across all platforms mean NowGamer are pro-no one? Just a thought.
and he does not seem like a fanboy
I'm somehow blessed to have a quiet setup. I've got a PS3, and a gaming PC close to one another, and I hear neither one of them. Either fans ain't working, or I'm quite lucky! PS. PS3's a 40GB form '08 Not a slim.
Phat PS3 was quiet, but the slim's even quieter. My Phat got louder with age (eventually YLoD, probably a connection!), and when I got my Slim I was amazed how quiet it was. It's like a whisper.
even if this is true, why did it take so long?
Does the noise really make that much of a difference to the games???
Means that Xbox Next Gen will (I HOPE) FailLess and NoiseLess! Looks GREAT!
nowgamer always brings bad news for ps3 ps3 slim 40 nm GPU model-85W while playing games x360S- 135W while playing games
For what it's worth, I was at Gamestop on the weekend, and I was chatting with the guy there about failure rates. He said that Gamestop releases data on that to all of the stores, and the failure rates are: Wii - 9% PS3 - 11% 360 - 55% Epic fail. It's likely the 360s will have a lower failure rate, but we are talking 5 years of 55% failed consoles or roughly 22 million of the 40 million sold. That's unacceptable.
I get what you're saying, but you know what shocked me, 9% failure rate of the wii, I mean, come on, it's a Gamecube in disguise, it's done with remaining parts of the GC and still ahve hardware problems lol /jk 55% is a lot, that's like saying every x360 owner bought 2 consoles and the HW problems are not tied to the RROD alone, there was the E74, DRE and Disc-scratchs, I can't believe the failure rate is that high, cos that's half of the current user-base, that's insane...
Wow, the new one is finally HD? How come I havent heard of this? (Ok, ok, but they walked right into that one :P )
Who cares which is quieter, they both run quiet now shut up and enjoy the whisper quiet fan.
It's just sad that it took microsoft 5 years to suck up their pride and revise the hardware to make up for their failure with the 360.. Why people support them I will never know.
maybe its because ppl like to play games? i dont care what anyone says, micro made it up to me when they told me it was a free fix. that was a welcome considering the money i had to spend on ylod, dre, and what ever the hell it was with the ps1 and having to place it upside down. its funny how ppl forget things..
This is definitely BS, my 360 slim is much louder than my fat PS3 when playing a game fromthe disk (but neither of them is at all loud), while the 360 S is way quieter than my old launch 20gig my 80 gig PS3 still wins the quietness battle as it's virtually silent. It makes sense though, there's no way 12x drive will be quieter than 2x!
Agreed, i just picked up a 360 slim a few days ago and its alot louder than my old launch 60gb. while not gaming the ps3 is a bit louder but once a disk starts up the 360 slim sounds like a jet turbine while the ps3 is only slightly louder than while just scrolling the xmb.
sorry but the ps3[slim] is the quietest. internet brainwashing bs this is
Actually they're even from someone who has both
It's the quietest because there are no new good games for it. Shame on you MS.
Wow, good job MS. I have a PS3 sinds launch. So my console was quiet from the beginning. By the way it has WIFI from the beginning. O yes and HDMI 1.3 from the beginning. And now some sites hail the Xbox S as the second coming of Christ. Because of Wifi and being quiet. Probably some fool will write how innovating MS is by not using Blu ray. Writing it as i´m typing this. Still: the future is black, Playstation black !
"New Xbox 360 S: The Quietest HD Console" ............................. . Too easy. http://www.youtube.com/watc... *runs*
"New Xbox 360 S: The Quietest Sub-HD Console" ............................. . Too easy. http://www.youtube.com/watc... *runs now I fixed your comment*
The new 360S is definitely a well built machine... Not. Again. Who's surprised?
My 60gb Ps3 is the quietest console on the market. With its bluetooth built in, it sits in a media closet connected via a 25ft HDMI to the TV. Totally silent 20 feet away from me,using bluetooth remote or controllers.
Is this author trying to suggest we all play our games so quietly that we can hear how much noise our consoles are making? Please... I have an old, fat, 60GB PS3 model which I upgraded to 160GB 2 years ago. Practically silent. Sorry Xbox.
they wrote HD console....
not my PS3 slim and 360S. both are almost not noticeable over the sounds of my PC's fans. and the 360S is defenetly more noticeable with a disk in than my ps3 slim.
i never hear my ps3 & the only time i hear my wii is when it's loading. My 360 on the other hand is loud as hell but i have 5.1 so i rarely notice it.
I don't know where they took sound measurements at but the loudest part of the 360 S isn't the console itself, its the power brick. I was surprised because I didn't expect the power supply itself to have a fan but I guess it makes sense. That being said my roommate has a PS3 slim and I don't think I've ever heard its fan.
Compared to my launch system, it's actually jarring how quiet it is. I also had that dual fan Itercooler thing on the back of my system. So mine sounded like Harrier jump jet hovering over my house. Compared to my PS3 phatty, they're the same. Until the PS3 starts reading the disk and you get some some very low disc drive noises. But, other than that... tie. And my newly bought silence is golden. Thank you MS... finally.
My PS3 slim, at its loudest, never gets as loud as the quietest my Phat ever was. There is NO WAY it can even come anywhere close to the PHAT 360. Even the comparison between both phats has to be wrong. The PS3 phat was very quiet. Got a little louder with age, but was never very loud. Phat 360, on the other hand, sounded like a JET PLANE TAKING OFF. I smell serious BS on this test.
Tell that to my PS3 slim.
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