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Skyrim: PS3 Vs Xbox 360 Screen Comparison

NowGamer stacks up the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Skyrim side by side to determine which looks better. (PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

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Feckles  +   1237d ago
So the Xbox textures look sharper, more detailed then.
fluffydelusions  +   1237d ago
Near identical to me graphics wise. Let's see some performance vids now.
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Blacktric  +   1237d ago
Agreed but PS3 has a slight advantage over the textures and interestingly, the colors look more vibrant/gamma levels are correct out of the box which is not the case for PS3 version of multiplatform games most of the time (Dead Island and Rage comes to mind first). But I wouldn't take this comparison seriously. I mean look at the captured moments. They don't match each other AT ALL. It's impossible to make a %100 viable comparison using these pictures. It's best to wait for slider comparisons of Lens Of Truth and in depth performance review of Digital Foundry.
AngryTypingGuy  +   1237d ago
It's really hard to spot the differences in this one. I'd say get it for whichever one you prefer to play it on.
ShoryukenII  +   1237d ago
I'm not getting this at release because as a PS3 owner, I have to wait a month to give Bethesda my money. I'm going to take it a step further and wait a year or so for the GotY edition or for it to be $30 with all DLC if I can't wait (which is likely). I was also very worried about getting a crap port on PS3.

I haven't looked at this game in a while but I am very impressed with how it looks. The PS3 version looks fantastic and I think it looks better. The lighting looks great too. I'm just worried about framerates, screen tearing, stress on hardware and general performance.
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inveni0  +   1236d ago
Why do you have to wait a month to give Bethesda your money because you're a PS3 owner? That doesn't make sense at all.
ScubbaSteve  +   1236d ago

He's referring to how Bethesda frequently screws PS3 owners with their DLC. Fallout3 iirc correctly made users wait longer for DLC for no real reason. Might have been paid by MS for exclusivity but that doesn't really make any sense if you take into account that most ppl wanting DLC already bought the game and at that point you're just hurting loyal customers. Still I wouldn't put it past Microsoft to do something like that so they could say they have a better "Service". That said, get it on PC if you have the option because the modding community for this type of game is pretty large.
slayorofgods  +   1236d ago
The graphics do look identical.

I'm not sure if I want to be the one that says Witcher 2 has Skyrim's graphics beat because Skyrim has the fun factor that will cause me to get some dissagree's. But... Witcher 2 has better graphics.
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xPhearR3dx  +   1237d ago
They look the same to me :/
Eamon  +   1237d ago
Agreed they look the same. But the comparison pics are crappy. Wish nowgamer did a better job .
Bimkoblerutso  +   1237d ago
Yeah. Here's hoping Lens of Truth gets their Skyrim comparison up today.

The pics here are too small and aren't even close to the same image most of the time.
NEW-AGE  +   1237d ago
Lens of truth , is biased towards the 360.... they are unreliable , they dont use the deep Color option on the ps3 or the ultra bright... And i think they didnt use the HDMI at one point and just used component cables ' wish there was a site that was Fair
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european_cannon  +   1237d ago
Wait for DF or Lens of Truth. Nowgamer comparisons are the worst.
NukaCola  +   1237d ago
NowGamer sucks. They will review this game by two differnt reviewwers too. So the two scores will be different regardless of the quality cause one reviewer will like sound over texture and the other will like story over replayability. Their site is flat out a tard and a half.
morganfell  +   1237d ago
Lens of Truth is certainly no better. And they are the ones that were caught lying, not Nowgamer.

If such comparisons really matter to you then you should avoid them.
ShoryukenII  +   1237d ago
When did Lens of Truth lie? I'm not doubting you or anything (it may come off like that when you read it). I'm curious because I trusted them... Is Digital Foundry any better?
evilunklebud  +   1236d ago
When did they lie?
Blackdeath_663  +   1237d ago
no the shading on xbox was done slightly better but most time you could barely tell different and there were some pics where ps3 looked better. but as someone said below we have to see video preformance te tell. all in all though its a job well done bethesda
El Nino   1237d ago | Offensive
Ser  +   1237d ago
Maybe my eyes are bad, but they look pretty friggin' identical to me.
zeddy  +   1237d ago
i dunno what you folks are looking at but they look pretty even to me and maybe the ps3 just takes it.
DonaldBeck  +   1237d ago
@frekles, your joking right? seriously...
tosh61  +   1237d ago
Straight trolling kid.
RufustheKing  +   1237d ago
these pictures are spoliers so becarful
hotskys  +   1237d ago
116 disagrees! lol you just got fanboyed.
TheXgamerLive  +   1236d ago
looks "almost" identical.
Xbox 360 has a bit better details yet some things look good on ps3, yet still 96% is the same, love it in all it's glory, it's SKYRIM:)

p.s. F'tards didn't even post the same pics to even really compare to begin with, so it's all a wash anyways really, however again, it's SKYRIM:) woo hoo
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mittwaffen  +   1233d ago

ive seen 5 compairsons

I play on pc, and own both consoles I view things with the least amount of biased.

The PS3 has way lower texture quality vs 360, while the 360 textures = PC

Why do 360=PC? Game was made for the 360 console, then optimized to work with the PS3, and then ported textures to PC (no giving us upgraded textures).

While the PC version should look better (textures) the consoles have the least to worry about. End of the day the resolution limitations are the biggest issue, when you work with 720p (360/ps3) textures and 'slightly' smaller sized textures (PS3) are barely noticeable due to lack of resolution clarity.

Textures have traditionally been slightly lower on most mplat games for PS3, this isnt anything new or shocking. PS3's power is displayed when the game/engine itself is built for the PS3. Give or take a few circumstances with the PS3 having installs to the HDD that improve textures.

End of the day,

If you own both consoles, ideally you'd want the 360 version. If you own one or another, you can play the game without a care. This is one of the main reasons i own my 360; because mplat titles 8/10 times end up having a small edge (IE - 360 with RDR, Skyrim). Other then this, the gameplay ends up being the same.

But if you own a PC, and the consoles..the choice should be simple.

That is my honnest view across many comparisons with high quality screenshot.
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TimmyShire  +   1237d ago
I'm confused. I thought the PS3 version was better according to that video? This suggests the 360 version is sharper...
fluffydelusions  +   1237d ago
Bug was being exploited in the other video more than likely. Regardless, both look similar anyway
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TimmyShire  +   1237d ago
True enough. Neither look awful, so everyone's a winner! :D
skyward  +   1237d ago
360 seems better. Same as other Bethesda games.
GamersRulz  +   1237d ago
are you kidding ?
tosh61  +   1237d ago

Stop trolling. You are the kids that ruin N4G.
Brownghost  +   1236d ago
Seriously I want a good place to talk about games equally. Your really making this site a waste
MariaHelFutura  +   1237d ago
Who cares? The differences will be minimal....like they always are.
Disccordia  +   1237d ago
Agreed. Finally some sensibility. This is a great game on all formats just enjoy it people and stop getting a boner about the console you own having one frame per second better.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   1236d ago
LOL yeah, like all differences between multiplatform games, who cares?

downloading the PC version right now.
I heard it might melt my face...
Focus  +   1237d ago
That one didn't have the texture pack installed. They were trying to apease those we do not speak of
Silly gameAr  +   1237d ago
Those we do not speak of? What? PS3 owners? You take this console war to heart don't you.
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ShoryukenII  +   1237d ago
LOL! I don't mind being he who must not be spoken of. My brother Voldemort will help me out. >_>
Brosy  +   1236d ago
Who are you talking about Focus? The fanboys who rape people with disagrees even though they are almost always wrong. You know the mindless worshipers that need a good old fashioned beating. Or are you talking about the minority of the people on N4G?
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andibandit  +   1236d ago
Those we do not speak of, are the ones who live by the hidden rules:

1. Every sentence uttered from thou teenage mouth shall praise the PS3 to the skies, or thou shall be flogged by disagrees.

2. Thou shall not say anything positive about the 360, or thou shall be flogged by disagrees.

3. Thou shall not mention "Cross Game Chat, Giant Enemy Crabs, or PSN hack" or thou shall be reduced to a single bubble.

4. Thou shall spit at the 360 at every possible opportunity, or have thy mailbox filled with deaththreats and worse.

Blessings be with you,
In the name of Kutaragi, and of Kaz Hirai, and of the Holy Howard Stringer. Playstation.
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Wizziokid  +   1237d ago
can't really see much of a difference with these images tbh
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SDF Repellent  +   1237d ago
I think they both look similiar. The key now is perfomance, ie. framerate, screen tearing,, etc.
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ufo8mycat  +   1237d ago
PS3 ever so slightly sharper.

360 version a little washed out (decrease brightness couple notches and WALLA fixed)

Funny, usually it's the PS3 version that it more brighter.
DFresh  +   1237d ago
I really have a hard time telling the difference between both ports.
All I can say is that the lighting effects on PS3 look fantastic.
It'll be a beast on PC.
That's for sure.
SKUD  +   1237d ago
IGN's review has there Skyrim video in the X360 section. Clearly there using PC game play footage. They throw in menu options clips from the xbox version. LOL @ IGN trolling. Environments in the PC version really set the tone for game. It drew me in. Awesome details.

If you jump over to game trailers. All of it is from the xbox360. What a difference =/.
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news4geeks  +   1237d ago
Why do people even pretend that there is any difference in these comparisons. Just so long as one of the versions doesn't have a really unstable framerate then it's all good.
Simco876  +   1237d ago
Don't matter. Skyrim goes behind the fanboy war that is old and played out.

Enjoy the game! One more day peeps!
Shadowvic  +   1237d ago
Both look very similar. So it shouldn't be a big thing to worry about.
GoldenPheasant  +   1237d ago
the excuse chart rundown for ( *1 input system of choice here)

-man, its so much better for *1
-yo bro, you can't judge something on an early build, that's like an old e3 build
-see, the problem, its the streaming issues...obviously they don't know how to code for *1
-I heard there's going to be a full install option to make it look better, I wouldn't worry
-wait until you install the HD texture pack
-theres a bug
-theres a glitch
-theres a patch
...then when all else fails after its proven that one version is better than another...

-but but but, as a true gamerz you shouldn't carez. there's basically almost no difference.

In regards to my other post in the video article, I take a step back on my point. The reason being is this game apparently has dynamic weather of sorts, hence something like fog effects will be different at different times.
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Faztkiller  +   1237d ago
Some PS3 looks better and others 360 looks better really hard to tell when the screens are not taken exactly the same because the lighting and stuff is changing constantly
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TheBlackMask  +   1237d ago
In my opinion the PS3 version looks a little too bright in some places but to be honest they look the same

It would of been better to try and get the same exact screen from each game, guess you have to leave it up to Lensoftruth to do that
fragnificent  +   1237d ago
looks like he has the brightness up to much for the ps3 screens, both look similar apart from the brightness,noting i cant fix
Vip3r  +   1237d ago
Both look the same to me. But then again I'll be playing the superior PC version. :D
MariaHelFutura  +   1237d ago
Somehow over the last 6 months PC gamers have became the most annoying fanboys on the internet.
Vip3r  +   1236d ago
Over the past 6 years, console fanboys have been the most annoying fanboys on the internet.

I'm not a fanboy, just stating the truth.
Richdad  +   1236d ago
Oh! PC gamers,They are not annoying but just telling the truth. PC version is definitely better infact much better. If anyone has a good gaming PC. For him the PC version is straight away recommended.

Here we are finding hard see difference between the 360 and PS3 version but just keep the Maxed out PC version side by side and you have will admit it looks better. Of course it looks good on console too, but most gaming enthusiasts will go for the best only.
Tsar4ever  +   1237d ago
They both look pretty decient, But As I expected the ps3 still suffers the big 4.

1)Weak Black level shading
2)Weak texture res(*especially at drawn distances)
3)Weak color dept
4)Weaker frame rates, usually from 5 to 12 behind the 360.

I blame this solely on the the ps3's outdated 7th gen custom nvidia GPU, it's splitted RAM and with it's inferior vertex shader tech, and nvidia themselves admitted they trashed and stop using and went "unified shader" with it's 8th gen GPU's up to the latest, greatest gpu's to date. Go to nvidia Geforce gpu's on wikipedia and check the versions history chart and view the shader tech chart and see what gen GPU's made the change.

For any of you want to trash my comments about the PS3's gpu, might want to view the great, accurate & stellar 12 rd, "x360 vs ps3 console war" videos from the techno geek, I'm sure a lot of you probably seen this GREAT review, it's pretty old, at least 2, maybe 3yrs old. But I believe nobody explains the in's and out, positives and negatives of both consoles any better than the techno geek. For those who already see these video, just recap on rounds 4/CPU and ESPECIALLY rd5/GPU and then watch rd9/multiplats, but for those who never watched the console wars review I IMPLORE YOU TO MAKE TIME(*save to your favorites page for future references) AND WATCH ALL 12 ROUNDS. Believe me!! It's tells ALL in the most accurate details you likely to find anywhere on the web.

here's the link, Please watch and enjoy.
gman_moose  +   1237d ago
"4)Weaker frame rates, usually from 5 to 12 behind the 360."

You can tell this from screenshots? Go back to troll school. You suck at it.
El Nino  +   1237d ago
Tsar4ever  +   1237d ago
Trolling you say? I admit, when I was referring to frame rates, I was talking about most MULITPLATS IN GENERAL, 5 to 12 on the average,(*especially when alot of action happening on screen at once) not on THIS GAME, SKYRIM specifically, because I haven't seen enough of it in action to tell, my BUST. I should've been more clear on that point.

But I sure ps3 WILL lag behind 360 in frame rate. That's not trolling, Thats the plain truth. Just look at the video comparisons from the other sites out there on the frame comparisons in most other multiplat games from the past, it shows. And it'll show when they do this game soon too. I own both ps3 and 360(*Ps3 LOYALIST, NOT Fanboy!!!) and I experienced alot of mulitplat games on both, some I own, others rented from gamefly. So KNOW what I'm talking about. If you take my prof as trolling, then too bad. And I'll take your response as closed minded FANBOYISM, grow up a broaden your minds and climb out of your little one sided world of PS3
gman_moose  +   1237d ago
"But I sure ps3 WILL lag behind 360 in frame rate. That's not trolling,"

Yes it is. You are saying you are sure of something that you really have no idea about.

" I own both ps3 and 360(*Ps3 LOYALIST, NOT Fanboy!!!) and I experienced alot of mulitplat games on both, some I own, others rented from gamefly. So KNOW what I'm talking about."

So do I. I happen to be trying to decide which version to buy, which is my reason for clicking on this article.

" And I'll take your response as closed minded FANBOYISM"

And I take your response as ill-informed stupidity.
Ch1d0r1  +   1237d ago
Good video man. But you might want to check your vision in that comparison.
BubloZX  +   1237d ago
Looool!! What a troll!!!
BubloZX  +   1237d ago
Final fantasy
LA noir
Battlefield 3
All better on ps3

Most other muliplats since 08, 09 have been nearly identical.
Indigon  +   1237d ago
Sorry but this is nonsense. Oblivion had better framerates on PS3 than Xbox.
bunfighterii  +   1236d ago
Trolls in a Skyrim thread, go figure
XDF  +   1237d ago
Both versions will pawn. The only difference is the X360 version has a one month DLCs timed exclusivity.
iistuii  +   1237d ago
Why do you
All torture yourselves every time a game comes out, it's pathetic really. Get which one you feel more comfortable with the controller or online pals, that's it. I mean the PS3 version of B3 was meant to be the slightly better version, and yet the 360 outsold it, so people obviously don't mind the odd bush looking a pixel better.
gman_moose  +   1237d ago
Agree, but this one is offline, so what my friends play doesn't really matter. Since I own both consoles, I plan to buy whichever looks to be better. All things being equal, I will go with the ps3 version.
Kluv  +   1237d ago
if there's any difference, it'll hardly change the game anyway.
MasterD919  +   1237d ago
In the end there may be a slight difference once we start playing but I don't really see a massive one here.

You can't compare different screen shots as the lighting is bound to change and the textures in both look dark to me but that could just be the pictures.

I dont get these comparisons though...Its not like someone is going to buy a new console for mild (if there) difference in lighting or textures.
HaHa_Ostrich  +   1237d ago
The only difference I noticed are shadows. They are sharper on the PS3. Other than that its very hard to tell one from the other.
MasterCornholio  +   1237d ago
Shadows seem a bit darker on the PS3 version. Usually with multiplats the 360 has darker shadows.
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MasterCornholio  +   1237d ago
Both versions look great however textures seem a tiny bit better in the PS3 version. I am not surprised at all because the PS3 version of the game is 1.8 GBs more than the 360.

I am happy that Bethesda didnt screw PS3 owners over like the majority of fanboys were saying in N4G. Congrats bethesda for a job well done.

Now i can sleep at night knowing that the PS3 version looks great.
masa2009  +   1237d ago
I'm convinced it indeed looks better on the PS3.
I've seen a vid on another website and textures are slightly sharper on the PS3, with select elements looking markedly better.
This is not necessarily a surprise since apparently it's still based on the same tech as their previous games, and New Vegas had slightly better textures on the PS3 too.

It seems there are also the same issues with load times getting longer as you play in Skyrim, as well as just being ominipresent. I've seen some videos on the 360, and load times are already pretty bad, so if it's worse on the PS3, it could be an issue.
So we'll also have to factor load times in the comparison.
The 360 version fully installed on hard drive almost always loads faster than the PS3's partial install.
But how will load times hold up on either console after extended playthrough.

I'll wait for thorough comparisons on both topics before chosing the platform I'll play it on.
Shane Kim  +   1237d ago
In some pics ps3 looks better, in some pics the 360 and in some they look the same.

Conclusion: Pointless article.
SITH  +   1237d ago
You fools act like your life depends on it. Are you all insecure about your console purchase or what!? I won't spend one second running through this game thinking about the other console or pc. I don't care what a plant or light source looks like in this game on something I won't even use.
rexbolt  +   1237d ago
they look the same man these ppl could use a hand with art direction this game is down right ugly
pcz  +   1237d ago
poor comparison
The images dont even match up so you can't accurately compare the two.
IaussieGamer  +   1237d ago
Why is it not hard enough to get the images close to the same this comparison is a joke and clearly done by a novice with no common sense.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1237d ago
The difference is far too minimal, regardless of the console you're getting a bang for your buck.
Xenial  +   1237d ago
To me the PS3 version looks more clear. The 360 version looks as if it has a smog layer over it or something.
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