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Submitted by KingJFS 2975d ago | article

Librarian Chooses Xbox 360 as Best Console For Library Collection

From the article: "What's a librarian to do if they want to keep their collection current? Why, move up to the next-generation of course. As a Media Librarian myself, this can be a tough choice, but with this guide we hope we can help any librarians out there make the right choice. The three consoles have been organized from best to worst, with the pros and cons listed for each so that the console that best fills your library's personal needs can be chosen." (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Blademask  +   2975d ago
Slow news day again guys?
Post the one about how to draw pictures in Halo. Or how to configure your controls in Halo. Or how Halo helps out your diet..
Real Gambler  +   2975d ago
Serious question all, please answer?
This article mention the fact that PS3 games would be more expensive???

I have not seen once a PS3 game more expensive than it's 360 counterpart.

Is there really a country in the world where PS3 games are more expensive?

Curiously yours,
Close_Second  +   2975d ago
I live in New Zealand...
...and PS3 games are more expensive, typically by $10, than their 360 counterparts.
KingJFS  +   2975d ago
RE: Serious question all, please answer?
Think of it this way. Say I gave you $700 and told you to buy 20 different Xbox 360 games. Could you? Of course you could.

Now say I did the same thing with PS3 games. Can you do it? Nope.
Real Gambler  +   2974d ago
Thank you Close_Second
Any particular reason? Cannot be custom fees or shipping since a game like COD4 comes from the same place, no matter if it's a 360 or PS3 version. Quite interesting, really hope somebody can provide an answer!

PS: KingJFS, the answer to your question is WOULD YOU. Would you really, really buy 20 games that are on sale ($35) because they are last year version, or nobody buy them anymore? Let's put it that way, if you would give me $700, I would not run out and buy 70 PS2 games because I could, I would use it to buy new games. Even better, if I give you $700, can you find me ONE 2 years old PS3 game??? : ) So, we are not talking 2 years old games on sale here. Just plain new games from the same dev, being more expensive in one version than the other. So far, even if I don't know why, I pretty glad I'm not from New Zealand!
KingJFS  +   2974d ago
RE: Real Gambler
I'm confused by what you mean by "last year's version." Are you referring to sports games only? Because a huge number of good non-sports titles can be purchased for the Xbox 360 for under $40. And when building a collection from scratch for public use, starting with "the classics" is the best way to go.

Here, look at the Platinum Hits line for the Xbox 360. 20 games, all under $30. You could build a nice base of a collection for under $600.
Real Gambler  +   2974d ago
I agree with you, this is a nice choice...
Still, the original question was: Why would a game be more expensive for the PS3 than the 360 in a country, and not in all the others!!!

Basically, why would a game like COD4 be more expensive in New Zealand???

P.S.: If you were given $700, wouldn't you buy a console you don't have right now, and a handfull of games??? I would... (would likely get the 360 and the Wii, or the 360 with some of those games on your list)
Bill Gates  +   2975d ago
And this people, is the reason why she's a librarian...AHAHHAHAH
Vip3r  +   2975d ago
Doesn't the PS2 have a bigger games library then the 360?
Blademask  +   2975d ago
yes but we are in the world of ignorance.
The 360 has more games... shut your mouth traitor!
KingJFS  +   2975d ago
Of coruse it does, but this article is focusing on the three next-gen systems.
Bombomb  +   2975d ago
but we are in the world of Next-Gen.
Keep PS2 out of this...

You think Sony is gonna keep pushing PS2 while the 360 gets a huge lead with future games and price cuts on the PS3?

The best NEXT-GEN console gaming library as of NOW goes to the 360.

That's Fact. Look at the AAA's and Sales..
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jlytle1234  +   2975d ago
um,no. AAA doesnt actually mean anything. it is purely opinion. I happen to think the ps3 library is far better in quality than the 360 or wii despite what metacritic or gamerankings tells you. And sales defining how good a console is can be summed up with pokemon gold/silver at 23 million and nintendogs at 15 million units sold. and i think this article is wrong in saying that the 360 has a wider genre of games. actually that might be possible given the extra year, but i happen to think the ps3 has a better quality of games in each genre than the 360. but once again thats my opinion, just as this article is an opinion. Not fact.
wageslave  +   2975d ago
"i happen to think the ps3 has a better quality of games in each genre than the 360. but once again thats my opinion, just as this article is an opinion. Not fact. "

Its too bad you didnt read the fcuking article.

The Librarian used meta-review scores to take away the "personal opinion" aspect. See, this isnt an "opinion", it is FACT that the Xbox 360 has a much better reviewed games -- ON AVERAGE.

This is the part that you should read (for the first time, cause you clearly didnt read the article (or have problems with reading comprehension)).

"The Xbox 360 has games in a much wider variety of genres than the Wii or the PS3. A lack of games from Japanese developers hurt the original Xbox, but Microsoft has remedied this with the Xbox 360 and developers from all over the world put the majority of their best stuff on the Xbox 360.

Speaking of the best stuff, all of the aggregate review sites (including Game Rankings and Metacritic, the two most popular) routinely list more Xbox 360 titles in the top tier of best reviewed games than any other system."

This is irrefutable. Sorry.
jlytle1234  +   2975d ago
oh i read the article. it was garbage. and i could come up with a more relevant pros and cons list.
SSCOOLCHEA  +   2975d ago
the mart please comment so i can laugh
its your turn buddy come on
shysun  +   2975d ago
I can't wait to see the librarian stand over the 360 repeatedly saying, "SHHUUUUSHHHHH!"
Mr_Kuwabara  +   2975d ago
wageslave  +   2975d ago
Oh, you Sony Defence Force fanboys and your delusions. There is only one study of its kind on the relative noise of each consoles.

See, this is how your librarian would react to each console:

PS3: SSShhh
Wii: SShh
Xbox 360: Sh

Read it and weep fanboy:
jlytle1234  +   2975d ago
you do know that sony defense force is ran by the wii60 guy as a joke to make fun of sony and its fans. And youre the fanboy who had to search out an article to make a point about the 360 being more quiet than the other consoles.
Real Gambler  +   2974d ago
Shysun, I come here to read news, but also to have a good laugh from time to time.
Today, you got a huge bubble from me.
SSCOOLCHEA  +   2975d ago
5. LOL
jlytle1234  +   2975d ago
"The PS3 is backwards compatible with all PS2 and PSone games (except for the new 80 GB model)"
article over. get your facts straight before you send it to the printers.
wageslave  +   2975d ago
Uh, did you notice that the PRICE was a relevant relative metric? The Librarian is considering what it COSTS to get that PS2-backwards compatibility.

The article is accurate, perhaps they could have said "A PS3 with BC is vastly more expensive than the rest."

But, then you'd be in here saying:

"Its not VASTLY more money!!!1!, article over. I CANT HEAR YOU! NA NA NAH NAH!"
jlytle1234  +   2975d ago
i was refering to at the time he had the 80gb listed as not having backwards compatability. all 80gb have that. only the 40gb doesnt. which i checked the article again and he fixed it.
it only appears to be more expensive if you have no idea what you get for your money.
WilliamRLBaker  +   2975d ago
lets see WRONG.

the 20 gig ps3 was backwards compatible with most ps1 and ps2 titles, about 80-90% on each system but MANY games we're not compatible at all, and would not have been even with an firmware update, all so before a certain update all the games LOOKED LIKE CRAP and had no upscaling whatsoever, after the update upscaling was allowed but they still looked like crap.

the 40 gig isn't compatable with ANY ps2 games and still only compat with about 80-90% of ps1 games (and it still looks like crap when it plays them)

the 60 gig the same compat as the 20 gig, the 80 gig the no ITs not 100% compatiable with all ps1 and ps2 games.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2975d ago
Very intreasting read....... Not...
shrimpboat  +   2975d ago
It's so loud no one will be abl to concentrate.
KrazyKoala  +   2975d ago
real original emoticon.
wageslave  +   2975d ago
Ah, I love an impartial 3-rd perspective on a topic. Nothing like the sense, organization and clear thinking of a librarian to shed new light on a topic.
Genuine  +   2975d ago
Sony fanboys start to cry anytime someone doesn't get on their knees for sony. They get their info from SDF and SPG, it's really no suprise that their view of gaming is so embarassingly deranged. Here is something that's sure to make them scream "NNNOOOOO!!!". The 360 is a single $100 across the board price cut from not only catching the Wii, but retiring the 'ol' ps2 and burying the utter ripoff ps3. That would be $179/$249/$379 for the unaware. Me thinks 2008 will be the year the dirt is added to the ps3's already occupied grave.
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Ri0tSquad  +   2975d ago
Are they serious?
Most expensive games ($60 with few budget titles)

Do they just expect the console to launch with games at $20? What about the PSN games like Warhawk for $40 bucks or Tekken 5 which runs at 60fps 1080p for 20 bucks? You cant pull that off on a PS2 or Xbox 1. Its a steal and theres been price drops for old PS3 games as well. Deal of the day on can easily debunk this statement.

# No version of Dance Dance Revolution

loollll. Ok I'm done reading that article.
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kornbeaner  +   2975d ago
I don't know wether to laugh or cry. The Most Expensive games. LOL ROFLMAO, I guess I'll laugh. Maybe somebody should've told this person that games on Both the PS3 and 360 are $60 and all the trolls just eat it up.

P.S. Funny, there was no metion that the PS3 is Blu-Ray capable.
player911  +   2975d ago
Good times
The PS2 has more games, but is a dying system. So if I had to invest my entire budget on 1 next gen console (Wii, 360, PS3) I would make the same decision. The 360 has a HUGE selection and ALL 360's are backwards compatible. The PS3 is just starting out, has a limited selection, and only the most expensive model plays previous PS2 games.

I got a 360 but looking at both sides, I think it was a smart move.

Honestly, if Sony made ALL the PS3's backwards compatible I would have taken the PS3 more seriously when I made my selection.
jinn  +   2975d ago
cheers for the librarian
Wvortices  +   2975d ago
Possibly one of the most retarded articles posted
Enough said
zag  +   2975d ago
Wouldn't PS3 win this easy?
In pure terms of a collection wouldn't the PS3 win this quite easy?

In all respects half the PS3 games aren't actually at the shops you download them, a few next year will be downloadable plus at the shops, Warhawk and Socom are only 2 for 2007.

Then you have the Blu-Rays which has pretty much wiped the floor with HD-DVD around the world, of cause HD-DVD still struggles in the US but you can't expect that market to keep the HD-DVD format hanging around for years on end, lol.
Genuine  +   2975d ago
lol, no not even in the ballpark
Ps3's library is less than half the 360's in quantity and about 1/3 the quality. The last time that I looked, the 360 was within 10 titles of having more AA titles than there are total games in the ps3's library.
wiizy  +   2974d ago
she didnt pick the wii.. she is not too bright... i cant see her having that job for too long.

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