Submitted by badz149 1275d ago | article

Techradar: New iPad better than PS3 & 360

The new iPad has some great tech beneath its chassis. It comes equipped with a Retina display (2048 x 1536 pixels) and a A5X processor on board - which Apple is calling 'twice as fast' as Tegra 3, and offers four time the graphics performance of Nvidia's chip.

Because of this, Apple is boasting that it beats the consoles when it comes to gaming. (iPad, PS3, Xbox 360)

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badz149  +   1276d ago
that is all I have to say! XD
CarlitoBrigante  +   1276d ago
Angry Birds utilizes 100% of the iPads processor, you know how much processing power those birds take don't you?
LORD-PHOENIX  +   1275d ago
these tech sites actually know nothing about gaming thus make up headline grabbing titles

ipad3 may have more memory but how does that make it better? think of a whole package itl never have ds3 or 360 controller, nor halo or uncharted,twisted metal,syphon filter infamous etc

itl never have 4 people sat around a tv screen each with a controller playing online, itl never have hardcore 8+ hour games,itl never have bluray games

tech sites are so blinkered journalism is at an all time low
kerrak  +   1275d ago
Questions for Mr Apple:
1-What's the amount of ram reserved for games?
2-What resolution will games have? What upscaling technique will be used?
3-What input methods will be available?
4-Just in the case the new ipad could run a 2048x1536 30fps detailed game, what kind of battery life should we expect?
5-What new AAA/console like titles can you anounce for your device?

I think i know most of the answers. iPad is an excellent product, but a good gaming machine it is not.
inveni0  +   1275d ago
I'm actually developing a game right now that I'm going to ramp up for this new iPad. I'm hoping I can do all of the extra things I couldn't do before...but I'm afraid that it may still not be strong enough... Though I have no doubt that the PS3 or 360 could do it. Even the Vita. But we'll see, I guess. At least it has a higher resolution, which I'll definitely be using, even if it means I can't add those things I cut.
Boody-Bandit  +   1275d ago
Articles like this are so ridiculous. Why do sites that know nothing about gaming write such drivel? Besides the obvious reason, hits. Games on the iPad are barely as good as shovel ware on handhelds. Seriously, stop already.
pixelsword  +   1275d ago
Nothing says gaming like gaming on an apple product.

*throws up*
MrMister  +   1275d ago
The I-Pad still cant touch a dedicated game console/handheld (no matter how much it sells--people didnt but I-Pad for the games), Because I-Pad doesnt have a medium like discs or cartridges for games. i cant sell my games on it, and the unrestricted access to developers means that we'll also get tons of crappy shovel-ware on a daily basis instead of good, quality games. As much as people hate on Sony, MS, and Nintendo for having strict regulations on development, it at least keeps the kind of crappy shovel-ware we see on web-browser games, Facebook, and Iphone/Pad away from us true gamers (for the most part :/)
Solid_Snake37  +   1274d ago
Seriously, f**k you apple. Its the last time i buy an iPad, i bought the ipad 2 two weeks ago. 3 weeks later they announce th iPad 3 ¬¬
ChrisW  +   1274d ago
I don't think you guys understand that PS3 and Xbox360 are 6+ years old technology. Heck, the Vita is comparable to the PS3 in specs and we PRAISE Sony for that.
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badz149  +   1274d ago
of course we praise Sony with the Vita because it's truly a gaming device and is very "capable" of gaming to the caliber of PS3 and 360 and then some unlike the iPad and all other smartphones on the market except maybe the Xperia Play which sadly not getting the support it needs to be a hardcore gaming device despite having these things called BUTTONS!

ooh and it cost less too!
EeJLP-  +   1274d ago
Physical buttons?


[/failbait article]
shadow2797  +   1274d ago
"i bought an ipad 2 two weeks ago. 3 weeks later they announce th iPad 3"

I've read that several times now, and I still can't wrap my head around the math.
waltyftm  +   1275d ago
Agreed, LOL indeed.
Squall5005  +   1275d ago
You should read the article and not just the headline.

Their actual quote is "the new iPad has a better screen resolution and more memory than both the Xbox 360 and the PS3"

TechRadar has twisted the statement.

Journalism at it's best.

The games won't compare to anything on the PS3 or Xbox no matter how much power they have. And no developer is going to waste time and money creating an awesome looking game just for the iPad 3 owners.

No...they'll make another cheap Angry Birds clone that works on all devices
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The_KELRaTH  +   1275d ago
Unfortunately true - there are still only a handful of games / apps that fully support the iPad 2 and I doubt blu-ray quality movies will be readily downloadable for quite some time to come due to bandwidth limitations so TV / film rentals will continue to max at 720p.
Anon1974  +   1275d ago
"the new iPad has a better screen resolution and more memory than both the Xbox 360 and the PS3"

Better screen resolution than my 360/PS3? My 360 and PS3's have screens? Funny, I thought I had to hook them up to my television in order to see anything, and TV's are pretty standard.

But I suppose "Better resolution than your tv" would have sounded silly. Obviously an Ipad and a TV are two entirely different things. Much like an Ipad and a 360/PS3.
dark-hollow  +   1275d ago
Lol iPad 3 games would never exceed console games in terms of graphics.

The fact that all games required to tun at that crazy 2000x1500 makes it impossible for the iPad games to reach console quality.

Heck consoles are struggling with only 1280X720 pixels.
Knight_Cid  +   1276d ago
yeah a little thing called battery and control and dev support

also what 10-50 gig games am I playing on this and downloading? nothing

Hell in terms of gaming it cant even beat a gameboy

quite honestly I would take the original pokemon, links awakening, srw over infinity blade
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CarlitoBrigante  +   1276d ago
Lol, you iOS fanboys need to shut the hell up, you guys got introduced to gaming only yesterday, with your Angry Birds and Fruit Ninjas. Your iPads can't even beat PSP graphics wich came out in 2004 let alone the Vita let alone the PS3 and soon the PS4.

Can your iLols produce graphics like KH Birth By Sleep? God of War Ghost of Sparta? FF7 Crisis Core?? Don't say Infinity Blade cuz thats basicallya an on rail tech demo.
Drekken  +   1275d ago
Their argument is that they don't need that depth to be a good game. They think a finger swipe to throw a bird across the screen constitutes as a game. Its just a time waster... I played angry birds while I was on the toilet. I couldn't see myself playing it anywhere else. In conclusion iOS games are perfect when you are crapping.
fear88  +   1275d ago
I used to do that when I was a kid, except it wasn't birds, it was pens and paper. Hell we even made Styrofoam cup forts with tmnt figures on top and used rubber bands just like in angry birds. But there's reasons why I don't do that anymore.

1. Because I am an adult.
2. Because even then it was just to waste time.
3. There are better things to do (play).
THC CELL  +   1275d ago
all that power and no great games to play.. xbox/ps3 will always be better as they have all the games we need.. oh and the vita is tip top as it has duel controls front and back touch built in mic and top games incoming. ipad is a gimmick to gaming
Mikhail  +   1275d ago
I think, in terms of gaming, its on par with the capabilities of the PSP and DS but with no controls.
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dark-hollow  +   1275d ago
Let's be realistic here.
As pure hardware it almost on par with the vita hardware but the games won't look as good because of the high amount of pixels which tax the CPU/gpu.
refocusedman  +   1275d ago
Soooooooooo what im hearing is that the new ipad is 2x as powerful as current gen systems, 2x the price, has 1/2 the contoller options, and has 2x the hype. Im sorry but ill pass on an ipad for my gaming needs.
360GamerFG  +   1275d ago
Why are console owners so angry and defensive? I mean jees come on, must every positive statement about an ipad or iphone be countered with negative spin? Why can't we just accept and move on? You guys are really petty.
Ult iMate  +   1275d ago
It's a gaming site for core gamers. So in terms of games the title is ridiculous.
Modern PCs are more than 2 times better than PS3 or Xbox360 or new iPad. So what?
Ingram  +   1275d ago
Defensive? the only thing worth mentioning here is the lies that the Apple fanboys are fed.You're calling an outright lie a "positive statement", as frivolous and overbearing the console industry has become, it's nothing compared to what the rest of mortals have to bear when listening to Apple users. Furthermore you call us petty for dismissing a casual posh device, what are you an 80's yuppie?
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glennco  +   1275d ago
generally human beings find it hard to swallow bullshit. but this one is so far off that i wouldn't bother even justifying it.
jspencep  +   1275d ago
I am a pretty big fan of the iPad, and will certainly be buying the new one because of that beautiful screen. However, I laughed out loud when they claimed that console owners preferred gaming on iPads. Without buttons they can never surpass console experiences, no matter how great the specs.
BlueTemplar  +   1275d ago
HAHAHA define "better". A slate with no buttons/thumbsticks is not a better games machine than a home console.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1275d ago
Indeed *rolls eyes*

So basically it's better because it has more ram and higher resolution? You can tell they just entered the gaming industry, making graphics arguments. Tell me, how many polygons it can push. Does it have physical buttons? What kinda dev support is it getting? Can I play Mario, Zelda, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Killzone, Halo, and the like on it?

Then shut up.
leahcim  +   1275d ago
yeah but
no buttons = no gaming
Agent_hitman  +   1275d ago
LOL even A5X chip will not beat PS3's cell when it comes to total processing power, perhaps the ipad 3's ram and retina display might be the ipad's advantage, but aside from that there's nothing more lol.
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Mikhail  +   1275d ago
Okay, I now look into the specs, its the same with the vita, the problem of course is that the vita is a modified version by sony, that is why there is a (+) on it, the processor is not on par with it, so the ram is only the thing that outmatches it based on inside specs.
Ult iMate  +   1275d ago
So.. Uncharted and GeoW are coming to new iPad? No? So what's the point of the title for gaming audience of this site?
Nutsack  +   1275d ago
Only touch fails for being better than any console, the Dreamcast even beats the iPad 3

Nice screen? Sure. If I'd had all tablets besides each other, it would be a hard choice between the iPad 3 and the Asus Prime.

Screen aside, I prefer my PSVita even with the smaller screen of 5 inch but OLED, with a quad core CPU, a quad core GPU and the best made controls for a portable device ever.

Can't beat that with an iPad! Oh and its also impossible to beat a portable version of PSN that finally has cross game chat, it even beats the PS3 that's still gimped with no cross game chat.

But hey, that website wants hits for a nice title for the story I guess
Ace_Man_6  +   1275d ago
It's not an iPad 3 :)
RatchetandClank  +   1275d ago
So the new ipad is more powerful than 6&7 year old consoles. Wow I didnt think it would be possible. An ipad is just not for real gaming.
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Ace_Man_6  +   1275d ago
*facepalm* Apple DID NOT say that The new iPad is not better than the consoles, they said its got more power and higher resolution than the consoles.
KentBlake  +   1275d ago
Well, at least articles like these bring peace among Sony & MS followers...people tend to unite against a common enemy.

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ninjahunter  +   1275d ago
And all the haters came together to Smite the noob that is apple gaming.
supremacy  +   1275d ago
well thats cool and all, but with buttons, exclusive ips, and good gaming networks available on these cheaper consoles(which are only going to get cheaper) i think i speak for many when i say we dont really care.

Tech always improves, i am sure the next pair of next gen consoles will be more powerful than the current ones. And i am sure there will also be another ipad around as well. Nothing new really.
majiebeast  +   1275d ago
Nope i dont need a hipsterpad.
GraveLord  +   1275d ago
Hahahaha! OMFG the level of ignorance is pathetic.
AmaZinG  +   1275d ago
im not sure if they are serious or just trolling.

Bordel_1900  +   1275d ago
Gaming on an iPad sucks, it always has and always will.

You have to cover 40% of the screen with your hand to control your character or what ever. Yeah. Great concept.

It has it's moments, but it will NEVER replace PC/console-type gaming.
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tiffac008  +   1275d ago
Wow~ comparing a new device with current tech to 6-7yr old consoles is really an achievement. lol!
Braid  +   1275d ago
Better than current-gen consoles on what criteria? Games? Obviously not. Technology? Not comparable. Visual quality? Depends on your display set. Brand value? I doubt it. Either way it's like comparing apples to oranges.
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JayWood2010  +   1275d ago
Let's go ahead and state th obvious.

1. 2012 Technology vs 2006 technology

2. Controller vs no buttons(Not even including motion Controlls like Kinect, Wii+, and move)

3. XBL, PSN, Nintendo Network vs................

4. Hundreds of thouands games that include Angry birds, Infinity Blade, and Umm Vs Gears of War, Halo, Metal Gear, God of War, Pokemon, Mario, Grand Theft Auto, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Killzone, Forza, Gran Turismo, Fable, Portal, mass Effect, and this list never ends.

5. 99 cent games that equal no fun for about a minute or possible some fun that lasts an hour for the majority of games vs 60 dollar games that last for roughly between 6 to 50 hours long, not including multiplayer.

6. Mulimedia consoles vs a tablet

Here is the real question. Ipad may graphically be close to this Gens consoles but will they come any where near next gen's? Which will be out very soon starting with the Wii U this year.

Ipad's are not a gaming system so stop posting this in gaming news. People who play games on Ipads are not on these websites because they dont care, and the people who know things about gaming dont care about Ipads games because they are not nearly as good as what we have been given for the last 20 years and more.
ZippyZapper  +   1274d ago
LOL "XBL, PSN, Nintendo Network vs................" The Apple gaming live network: $149 a month and $5.99 per achievment/trophy.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1275d ago
It may look like the PS3 and Xbox. But it doesn't have the same functionalities nor the same Marketing ploy, like PSN and Xbox as well as over all capabilities.
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