In its annual run-up-to-Christmas report card (others would call that autumn), GamePro has recommended that gamers shell out on an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 2 if they're looking to buy a new console before the turn of the year
Then it breaks down hahahahahahahahahaha Edit: The PS9, what the hell u think. The Lagbox 360 of course... Your name should be power of red...... and flashing hahahahahaha
it's a Perfect System with Plenty of Family, Casual and Hardcore games, it has a Huge Game Library for every section of Gamers, there is just more Family Gamers out there so that is why the Wii is making so much more Buisness, the 360 will never touch that cause it Supports all Partys of Gamers and deosn't have that Child Friendly look to it, so please can you guys stop hating on the 360 its a perfect Console for the Holiday season and so is the Playstaion 2, it has plenty of games to play and i know some Kids that would Love a PS2, if anything the PS3 is definitley not a Perfect Gift for Christmas, im not saying it's a Bad Product but the Thing is $600 freakin Dollars what kind of Parents are going to shell out that kind of money just to get a Gift for there Kid on Christmas?
... Christmas is time of joy, not to spend that happy hours crying over 360 red rings. OH OH OH
You can get it on PC, and it will probably play unless your computer is ancient. If not you can always sell it on amazon and make most of you money back. Bishock on PC is currently the # 18 best seller in video games on Amazon. So it's selling on PC also. You can get around this, you don't need an XBOX 360. This is the only good game they have.
its built 2 last just like the ps2 (reply) its worth every dime dont have 2 worry about it burning out (you get what you paid for you paid for crap and you get crapped on) !!with a long warranty!!
Unless you wanna wait until after Christmas to spend a extra 100 dollars on a 80gb. And its a good blu ray movie player.
Your only defense is that it breaks down? And now that the problem seems to be fixed with the heat sinks and the latest models that means that this christmas they will be getting good 360's. I'm sure you can come up with something better than just that. Besides who wants to argue over something like this? oh wait this whole playstation fanboy site does...well have fun.
that's all they have gotten in the last 3 months. "what if it breaks down " Hopefully the new MS consoles come out for the holidays and put this RROD jokes to rest. really, I don't have to post the games but the 360 has some great games coming. It has a cheaper price-pont, and very close to the Wii now and bigger gaming library. for the casual gamer/tiny tim and parents, thats what it's all about. the ps3 doe shave some good games but the price is still high. the wii will sell like it has. the ps2 continues to sell pretty well but more are expected to go HD this holiday so after seeing hd next-gen gaming, they will put the ps2 to rest soon.
until Christmas and you power it up and the next 2 hours you have 3 flashing red lights and your calling up 1-800-4myxbox (lol i memorized it) and there telling you wont get to play it for another 4 weeks so we can get it fixed.
Hey I do know how it feels, actually mine in the shop right now! haha. But yes it sucks, I purchased my 360 and it broke down right away at first. But at least now mircosoft is owning up to it. It doesnt make it right still but at least now they have (hopefully) fixed the problem. Im actually just mad of all the pointless arguing that take place on this site. and also how if there was a story that said "Breaking News: Ps3 is better than the 360!" it would go right to the top, even if it was based on nothing. Hopefully people get over this whole console war expecaily when we are just gamers looking for a good game to play.
@Riot -- you do know that every major retailer has a 30 day return policy and over the holidays they will extend it. If you open the box and it is defective or fails within 30 days, you'll simply take it back for a new one. Try again.
you purchase a 360 and it RROD on your first attempt, and you send it to MS instead of bringing it back to the store? You lieing sack of Sh!t, how is anyone suppose to believe that? Logic tells us, you bring it back to the store the next day. Knowing these consoles does have issue, you would even get an extended warranty. Oh yeah and whatever "KN" said.
Its like that the ps3 is expensive and has no games. Its just fanboys running their mouths and trying to ruin every news about a console. And trust me, there's a load of xbox fanboys here as well, its just because your a fan of the 360 that you only take notice of the sony fanboys. What a world we live in.
Gamepro is full of xbots :/ :P
just like 1up, and gamespot right? oh and CVG? lol thats one hell of a list Xbot lover Sites! 1up Gamespot Gamepro CVG and on a wensday IGN
Odion don't forget G4Tv
but you can play all the PS2 games on the PS3, and then get the best of both worlds.
Or you can buy a PS2 + XBox 360 and a few games... and still save money... and get the best of both worlds..
Why would the recoment the PS2 if they would be XBox fanboys? Is reality laddies... and you can make all the jokes you want about the xbox 360 breaking... but with games like Madden proving to be better on the xbox 360, already larger game library and with killer apps like Bioshock (Proven to kick rear), Halo 3, Mass Effect, .... it's only obvious that they would recomend it to "Gamers" that care about "Games"... you see... on all your ranting.. and flame... you sony fanboys avoid at all cost mentioning "Games"... mmmm... wonder why?.... anyways... what do you expect GamePro(Game magazine/site) to tell people? "We recomend you to buy a PS3 so you can WAIT for good games to come... and what blu-ray movies while you at it"... right..
PS2 is last gen, anything so fanboys can keep the PS3 down. Yeah I recommend a PS2 instead. Pretty convienent.
Youtube video->" XBOX 360 EA JOHN MADDEN FOOTBALL 2008 BUGS!!!! "
Have they seen into the future and know how enjoyable HOME is or isn't? Have they finished all the great games from all the consoles? How do they know what's more enjoyable? Only an idiot would recomend a PS2 over a PS3. PS3 is getting some good titles this year, the PS2 is a last gens console. All the big titles are drying up.
honestly dude, the world is not waiting on baded breath for Home, its not a game no matter what you say, and its not going to get people to buy a PS3 to play a next gen version of Habbo Hotel
The same as what XBOX live is. Habbo Hotel? No point in talking to an XBOX 360 fanboy.
id have to disagree. with the lineup the ps3 has coming out imo it would be dumb to choose a ps2 over a ps3. perhaps gamepro doesnt pay very well =/
If the person didnt have much money and was more of a casual gamer then the ps2 is dirt cheap and the games are dirt cheap. So for alot of people its the better choice. Expecially with the game library its built up. Update: Why disagree with me? I said IF...unless you mean purchase the Wii because I guess that could be another option.
why a 360?because of bioshock
live will k!ll home so stop ranting cicsy
Well, I never trusted GamePro's judgment (Giving Boogie 8/10!!???) and while PS2 and 360 are the consoles I currently own, I still don't agree with them since I'm getting PS3 before Christmas and believe it is going to be the best along with 360. PS3: Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and Uncharted. 360: BioShock, Mass Effect and Halo 3.
I personally would recommend with caution reliability issues , yet if you do get a RROOD it will be fixed. Yet I don't see a reason ps3 isn't up there
no kid want to watch blueray on xmas day.
god punish your weak ass, and have your newphews die.
Good thing too. Bluray looks like crap on PS2's ;-) I will say you have some lucky nephews either way. LOL... Disagreeing with "BR looks like crap on PS2's"? .... BR does not even run on PS2's. I love how people disagree without even reading.
cool get them mass effects maybe BioShock it has a good story line. while my newphews are have fun playing Ratchet & Clank & Hot Shots Golf 5
get a ps3 instead of a ps2, its got full backwars compatilbility, plus blu ray, plus quite a few AAA titles coming out this year like ratchet, uncharted, warhawk, lair, with some other AAA titles early next year like MGS4 and littlebig planet, and home is launching soon so i say get a ps3 and an xbox 360 (after they fix all the hardware problems once and for all)
Recommending a xbox 360,HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
some people like to have a red night light!
more like pick up a 360 and ps3, ps2 really has nothing good coming out this holiday season, both 360 and ps3 have good games and stuff like that coming out this holiday season
next gen type of guy, so y would i get them a ps2, i have the money and the 360 have the games, go figure. u seem to be pretty smart; ps3 dont have enough games for there enjoyment. on the other hand 360 have games for $20.00 how can I go wrong
This site is getting old with all this nonsense that keeps getting posted. PS2? dont you mean a PS3...everyone already has a PS2. And what about the wii? This makes me NOT want to buy a 360 especially if I have to put up with you fools on xbox live.
130 - PS2 350 - Xbox 360 600 - PS3
xBOX360 $450....ps3 $500
Since your using the lowest model of xbox*, why not use the lowest model of ps3, w/ 20 Gig. You can still find it if you want. So new list: 350$ 360 450$ 20 gig ps3 or 450$ Elite 499$ 60 gig ps3 and I can go on and on about buying a wifi and batterie packs and such. Anyways, the point is, you can throw around numbers all you want, it really doesn't do much. * you at least need a hard drive. c'mon now
The 20gb and 60gb are both being phased out, therefore the 80gb + game for 600$ is the only model that'll remain constant for the next few months. The elite isn't considered because you don't need it to play the games. Only the premium is needed for the full experience.
Both the 360 and PS3 have their own advantages and disadvantages. I think GamePro is looking at the present, and not the future. By the time x-mas rolls around the PS3 will have a really great library of games, probably home, and a lot of other features. The 360 already has a nice library, and a lot of other games coming out.
LOL!!Get a 360 for Christmas and spend New Years waiting for a replacement.
what's the base of recommendation? the quality of games / price ratio. who have the highest ratio? 360 and ps2. unless you're lucky, you won't be able to get a wii for $250
the PS2 over the PS3 because the PS3 is still pricey for little "Tiny Tim" and gramps social security check this holiday. Still has issues with the programming. The game coming out are ok. No HOME does not count, casual gamers dont have time for sausage fest, and doing sh#t. they wanna play games. The ps2 has huge game library, much cheaper price, hey you can get a ps2 and like 10 games. 1.The Ps2 was last-gen's leader and is still doing well. The xbox 360 has huge game library, much cheaper price, some holiday blockbusters coming out. Plus hey, you can get a xbox 360 and like 2 games, without moms breaking the bank. 2.The xbox 360, is still the leader this Gen, and with the holiday line-up, price, great attach rate, and the more reliable consoles coming out, it will continue to do well. There you have it, a leader of the old-gen and one that's leading the next-gen console race, and those are fact.
Dude 75% of the people on this site never listen to the truth. Let alone real facts...
the 360 is the better buy this holiday. Face it guys, not by much tho the ps3 is right there with them. The only thing that puzzled me was the ps3 price getting a c- when they say it has a high value blu ray player? Wtf the ps3 is the best deal as far as the console prices go. I guess they are saying that $600 dollars is rediculous which is fine i guess. But next year if they say the 360 is the better buy than the ps3 . I will riot the streets with everyone else. Because so far the ps3 2008 line up is looking better than any consoles line up ever with some real major hitters coming next year. * edit can someone who disagreed with me please tell me what the 360 has next year that is as big as mgs4, ffXIII, GT5 please just name one game. i love my 360 but next year they will be like the ps3 this year a bunch of new ip's going against some seasoned games.
But the 360 could provide good Christmas lighting. Green and Red flashing lights OOOOOO gonna lose a few bubbles for that one... Don't worry though my 360's still running strong! =)
last christmas my 3 10 year old nephews each got 360s and were staying at my house... i got a PS3.. They were all playing the 360 on christmas night... playing gears, i was playing resistance... The funniest thing ever.. All 3 of their consoles got the 3 red lights of death... not at the same time of course, but one of them broke down at about 9, the next at 12, and the other at about 2 AM, of course, they did have it in a very VERY bad spot.. behind the TV, and this is those old round screen ones that emit alot of heat =/ and also it wasnt very well ventilated there either. Of course, i laughed my ass off at them, they made fun of me for not having gears, imo gears looked mediocre and repetitive at best, i played it... meh... socom combined assault is still wayyyyyyyy more fun ^^ Anyways, they were all crying their eyes out, and i shouted "NICE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS KIDS! GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!" twas funny too ^^ My PS3 hasnt been turned off since folding came out, infact, im playing oblivion right now ^^
Thats what I am saying some time now PS2 for 99 Euro sometimes in The Netherlands. But God of War II with it and its a nice combination. The 360 with all those games, and the latest AAA Bioshock, upcoming Halo 3, Mass Effect, PGR4... They're right on. And those Bottleneck 3 fanboys: if you PS3 won't start up after 2 years and 1 day in EUrope, you're f*cked. If a PS3 doesn't start up in USA after what, 90 days or maybe a year, you're f*cked. If a 360 anywhere doesn't start up anymore after 2 years and 360 days, you still get a working one back. And that's the difference! GAMES GAMES GAMES and online premium servicec
Heck, no one except Japanese what a PS3, just look at it's pathetic sales everywhere else. PS3 sales stink, and how can you recommend a system with a half azzed online, games the play worse and look worse than their 360 counterpart, and games striped of online because of Sony's pathetic online service, and yet they charge the most?
You always holler games games games, it will be interesting to see where you stand next year when sony has the GAMES GAMES GAMES GT5, FFXIII, MGS4 all these games are bigger than anything on 360 besides Halo 3. So next year ps3 will have the GAMES GAMES GAMES, while the XBOX 360 will mostly have a bunch of unproven ips, much like the ps3 this year. You are just a sad person who slanders another consloe when next year it will be good. I got a question for ya mart what game does the 360 have next year that is as big as FFXIII,MGS4 or GT5 please name one?
for the price of the PS3. Sony fanboys don't base things off of reality. Basicly if your comment isn't the PS3 will dominate and all the Sony first party games aren't the best they automaticly disagree. If you look at the games catalogue for 360 before Christmas it has 4 "exclusive" RPGS coming. Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect, and Eternal Sonata. Also it has the best versions of Madden, NCAA, and All-Pro. And the best online FPS to grace a console, Halo 3. Also in the Survival/Horror category Bioshock is receiving rave reviews. Perfect scores from various publications. I have been a gamer ever since the NES days and this is a very impressive lineup. There are many other exclusives coming for 360 but I don't feel like listing them. PS2 also has a very impressive games catalogue over 7 years in the making. Only the truest of Sony diehards would recommend PS3 this year over 360 and PS2. Why would anyone want to pay a higher price to play inferior versions of multiplatform games?? And also to play less games period??
I agree with you man right now the 360 is the better buy. Sony is a close second but the 360 takes the cake
LOL, Sony is a close second............excuse me??? Care to elaborate? Man, that's a funny one!!!
this artcile is only half right. I have a 360 and I have no complaints but it's kinda stupid to get a ps2 when the ps3 is backwards compatible...it's all about choice if u want premire online service with good games and huge library get a 360. If u want a blu ray player, with good games, and a online service with potential get a ps3 simple as that.
I can't believe Gamepro is still around .. I stopped reading these magazine of idiots 6 years ago.
both those consoles have a very solid library. ill be picking up a ps3 though instead of a ps2. i REALLY want to play heavenly sword and killzone 2
Maybe people at the bothered about multiplatform games? The biggest market is the USA. Thats why i'm alittle surprised at sony for letting a game run at 30fps compared to 60fps. Doesen't really make any sense. Of course you can buy a ps2, but tbh i'm still surprised at how much they are selling. Thats the real problem sony has right now, not the wii or the 360. If games keep getting released for the ps2, and i'm talking aa- aaa etc. Then alot of peeps aint gonna bother getting a ps3. You have to remmember ps2 has like 125million global sales. And most of those people only own a ps2, do u get where i'm at. Has ms taken a chunk of those people, i don't think they have. If sony dropped the price tomorrow and kept it lower, you'd see a spike in sales like never before in history. 1)Drop Price. 2)Bring out the big hitters.(games) It'll happen sooner or later. On the case of the other 2, i'd rather buy a 360 then a ps2. I cannot and will not go back to old style graphics, no matter how many games there are for an old system.
I don't know gamepro so I can't make judgement, but this does seem like a cheap shot at sony and the ps3. If they felt that the ps3 didn't deserve to be on that list, thats fine, but to put the almost obsolete version is taking a stab. Are they recommending sd tvs and analogue cellphones? Its a gamer Christmas list, not fun-on-a-budget.com list. It's supposed to be somewhat expensive. And must we go through the fact that 500 smackers isn't all that much compared to 450$ Elite version.
Cmpletely agree. People should buy whatever console they like, as simply as that. And the price difference between an Elite and the PS3 is irrelevant. This can only be a cheap shot at Sony. And thats sad, as sad as the stupid fanboyism in this very forums. Buy whatever console you like the most. As simple as that.