PS3 vs. Xbox 360 ports: The cold, hard truth - GamePro feature

GamePro examines four recent multi-platform titles to determine which console has the better games -- PS3 or Xbox 360. What they discovered challenges the common wisdom that "Xbox 360 is better."

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Mr_Kuwabara5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

I was about to submit this but someone got in the bloody way!


It's good to see that now it's impossible to make a duplicate story using the same link/story altogether since once you put the link source, you're blocked from the person who beat you to it.

Anyway nice article..

blacsheep5452d ago

waiting for fanboy warfare on this article

Tempist5452d ago

Eh, I didn't like it. Found it bled too much testosterone for me. But hey, good try and good method.

Maddens Raiders5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

Herr Kuwabara. [When you try to submit the same story and someone beat you to it with the same link it will let you know who it is]

The concrete conclusion that I took from this article is not that PlayStation is an excellent brand or has great ports coming out for it, but that the PS3 is affecting hearts and minds.

We should bomb our enemies with crates of PS3's (with LBP pre-loaded) and see what happens. It's just an idea. 8D

sonarus5452d ago

uh oh.
I have been saying it for quite a while if its not a fps or a racer ps3 controller feels better. I own both and i have played both extensively. 360 controller for me is a complete fiasco when it comes to fighting games. Tried playing MK3 on it and it was just terrible. How the hell do you want me to perform cool moves and fatalities on a joystick and the damn dpad seems to have webbed feet or something?

kevoncox5452d ago

It's also better for sports games and action games...
Basically Sony's stick is only better for fighters and puzzle games.

marinelife95452d ago

Either make the PS3 the lead and port over to 360 or have two separate teams dedicated to each console like Infinity Ward did with COD4.

Developers have already discovered that it doesn't work well when you make the 360 version first and then try to port.

cmrbe5452d ago

The x360 controller is made for FPS but not for fighting or 3rd person games. However the PS3 controller still is good to play FPS. I have no problem using the analog sticks for aiming in Resistance. When i played virtual fighter on x360. Trying to do combos is a pain in the ass with the positioning of the buttons. Its hard to use the index and middle finger on button pads for x360.

sonarus5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

I disagree on the sports an action. I think ps3 controller edges out here as well especially on the sports.I have madden 08 on 360 and ps3(bought 360 version got ps3 version from a friend) and i can tell you it really only boils down to preference. The only advantage would be in the R2 being easier for running. On the other hand performing truck moves on the 360 controller where you have to push the right bumper and right stick is quite uncomfortable. A lot more comfortable using R1 and right stick.

I am being very objective in saying this you have to admit the bumbers arent as comfortable as R1&R2 and triggers are more comfortable than R2&L2. All that rubbish about 360 controls being tighter is rubbish to me especially when i play both versions of games cus i don't notice any difference. I still get the same kills as quickly as i would using both controlers. In fps where you have to use sniper maybe but thats when you need to be extremely precise. Other rubbish is 360 controller is heavier i never knew controller weight had any effect on gameplay. I own a dualshock 3 and i gave it to my friend to play nba 2k8 with and he couldnt stop complaining about how heavy it was and i'm like wtf. Everyone has preference.

I give 360 controller advantage on games where you are mostly pushing triggers e.g. racers and shooters. Games where you need more than triggers ps3 controller usually comes untop for me

hades075451d ago

I have to say I am amazed and impressed with the people commenting here today. Usually a biased article like this would have a war started by now, but other than a couple of people like power of green it seems quite civil.

It's nice to see people just expressing there opinions and not shoving it down someone else's throat, like I prefer peer to peer networking because in a couple of years if I want to play a game I don't have to worry about dedicated servers, just if people still want to play.

LJWooly5451d ago

Yeah, while seperating the comments into zones hasn't really solved the fanboyism problem, it has sort of motivated a few people to try and police themselves a wee bit.

Great job, N4G :)

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skynidas5452d ago

WOW i'm surprised that ps3 won

THWIP5452d ago

...considering the writer's comments didn't WARRANT a PS3 win. Completely bogus article, and a waste of time. This guy basically says there's little to no differences between the games he highlights, then finishes with "PlayStation 3 beats the Xbox 360 handily". He tries his best to hide it, but it's obvious he's a biased Sony fanboy.

deeznuts5452d ago

He's trying to correct the imbalance created many moons ago by Gamespot when they compared games from a 3 day old console to one released a year ago.


Monchichi0255452d ago

GAME PRO said the PS3 was better!!! What a SOCKER!!! LOL (Sense the Sarcasim!) C'mon now, we all know Game Pro is in Bed with Sony and has always and will always be biased towards Sony. Article is useless.

skitzoid5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

Awe buck up buckaroo. Wipe those tears away and turn that frown upside down.

Some people put way to much weight on reviewers and their opinions. Whenever the opinion differs from your own they are bias. It's just "their" opinion. Why do you let it bother you so?

power of Green 5452d ago

The issue has never been about how easy the 360 can run PS3 ports, the Multi platform issue has to do with the PS3 having trouble with 360 ports.

This guy's PS3 prefference has nothing to do with the issue nor does it have to do with many other games.

Button mapping and DualShock prefference has nothing to do with the Multi platform problem, dedicated servers has nothing to do with Texture issues or frame rate problems.

COD4 was developed for each platform from the ground up for the most part, the others had PS3 in mind" we already know the 360 can handle PS3 ports easily the issue is the PS3 handling 360 ports etc.

DualShock doesn't solve theses issues, finding a few games doesn't get rid of the issue.

moparful995452d ago

Power of Green you are like a cancer on this site. Im tired of reading your anti ps3 commenting. Instead of participating in healthy debate you seek out ps3 related articles and then proceed to denounce it as much as you can. You speak as though the 360 is the god of gaming and ignore the negatives. EVERY console has negatives, there never has nor there probably never will be a perfect console considering the differing tastes of the consumers and the type things we ask our consoles to do. I could go on all day about the qaulity of the 360 or the shovelware that gets released but for what? There is no point because you have your mind made up and arent open minded to others opinions. I really wish you wouldn't come in here with your overflowing testosterone and biased opinions...

Smudge26265452d ago

I had the same problem with the article that you mentioned. In almost every category he mentioned, it was a close call between the systems or one had a single feature that was better. Concluding the article by saying that the PS3 "won handily" is completely incongruous with the points he made. I thought the conclusion seemed a little biased, but it doesn't mean with completely certainty that he is a Sony fanboy, just that he needs to write a better article that supports his conclusion.

Scrooge5451d ago

3 out of 4 of those games have the best version on PC. PC FTW!

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DiabloRising5452d ago

Anyone else sick of the media fueling the whole console war/fanboy BS?

rawd5452d ago

It's getting very old.

BeaArthur5452d ago

It doesn't bother me from a debate standpoint. When people can debate like civilized human beings and not scream obscenities at each other because someone like Resistance and someone likes GOW you can get a lot of good view points. I get sick of constantly seeing dumb people on forums for the sake of trying to irritate someone because they like something different. I own both I like different things about both and I will continue to play both.

green5452d ago

This issue was news in 2007.As of 2008 all the multiplats are equal,so its just down to your console of choice or your controller preference.

articles like this are no longer needed

novaIS3505452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

It's mainly for page views, advertising dollars pay the bills. More page views equal more long term advertisers, which of course equates to more revenue. Not to say that the site/magazine loses any credibility... but this is why they have these articles (with flamebait titles), we're all fascinated by competition etc. etc.

Ri0tSquad5452d ago

It'll never stop though.

Skizelli5452d ago

Only people with small wieners fall into this kind of crap. And if you're passed puberty and still involved in console flame wars, grow up. Whatever happened to live and let live? Play what you enjoy and STFU. We're all gamers here. Some more than others. Why do people have to argue about what they *think* is better? As a gamer, I really don't give a rat's ass about a console's power, so long as it pumps out some great games and new experiences. I still go back and play retro games every once in a while -- once again, because power doesn't mean jack. It's obsolete the day you take it out of the box. The 360 may have its fair share of problems, but it does have some great games. There's plenty of other consoles from past generations that have been plagued with issues. It happens. Maybe not on such a broad scale as the 360's, but it's not a first. Regardless, I'm a gamer, first and foremost. I go where the games are. That said, I can also say that PS3 is shaping up to have some epic stuff. Even though I'm a 360 fan, I can admit this because I don't have to compensate for anything. It's video games. Remember that.

FrozenFrag5452d ago

3.6 you deserve a medal seriously, at the top of n4g they should quote that

rawg5452d ago

But the troll-on-troll action has died down recently. Maybe people are more comfortable with their individual choices or the trolls are quietly switching sides.

Or maybe it's because I don't browse the Open Zone any more.

wageslave5452d ago

Your only sick when the article supports your fantasy worldview.

This article is crap (because it doesnt inclue the whole library) -- and, the PS3 is a lie.

BeaArthur5451d ago

wageslave..."The PS3 is a lie"....great argument.

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HarryEtTubMan5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

PS3 = LEAD sku from now on bots, just like the Sony CEO said.... get used to it hahahahahhahahahhahahah

YOU CAN DISAGREE BUT PS3 WILL BE THE LEAD SKU FOR THE MAJORITY of companys starting now including Midway, Lucasarts, Epic


Did anyone notice the PS3 outsold the TURDbox again last week EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES of America(my homeland)

HAHAHAHHAHHA Xbox 360 got nohing at GDC except a FAKE Goldeneye article and Gears of war 2 which everyone knew was coming, a ton of RROD articles and ....well nothing else buhahahahahhaahhahaha. Xbox 360 sales are TANKING why the PS3's get stronger every week.


Even though I have one(gamertag get shank d) I just love saying how big of a stinky TURD the Xbox 360 is BUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAA HAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHA


I base saying almost ALL companys are going to the PS3 as the LEAD SKU from what a Sony CEO said days ago. Its true bots. The PS3 is worthy. Its winning everywhere. The 360 is already limping on its last leg with 250$ mainstream priced 360's and all Xbox 360 SKU's available ALL OVER my hometown of Tampa Florida.... one of the biggest in the U.S. and no one is buying the 360. I mean it should be seeling a lot more for the price it is and its games already being released. All the good Exclusives are Multiplatform or PS3 Exclusives except Gears 2 and Banjo 3 LMAO. Fable 2!!!! NO. YOU FAIL.

rawd5452d ago

Someone needs to kidnap your H and A keys

Surfman5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

I am a PS3 fan but man... relax. Whatever which consoles is better, the differences are so small..

BloodySinner5452d ago

Good thing you only have one bubble.

sak5005452d ago

Would be hard to do since they seem stuck. Could this be cuz of watching animal pron?

Bill Gates5451d ago

You're such a LIAR HarryEtTubMan. You said that "xbox 360 got nothing at GDC", and that's a lie.

The xbox 360 got 2 Red Rings of DEATH. So please Harryet, stop lying.......AAAHAHHHAAHHAHA

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power of Green 5452d ago (Edited 5452d ago )

You base that comment because of PS3 HDD installs, dedicated servers and preffernce for Dualshock?.

Burnout is a PS3 port the others were develpoed along side eachother still catering to the lowest denominator. LOL No one's ever talking about dedicated servers or HDD installs when talking about PS3 development issues. lol This post is off.

When folks talk about PS3 issues lets use Lost Planet as an example, folks are talking about the way it runs and looks not the fact Lost Planet PS3 is going to have dedicated servers with no lag on PSN. lol

PS3 is getting a free ticket with this one. lol DMC4 and COD4 360 version has better textures than the PS3 version. Don't dissagree I'll post links.

This post is pointing out things that have nothing to do with the Multi platform issue.

Button mapping? gives PS3 a win lol. lol

Just 4 games out of many

heyheyhey5452d ago

oh noes- your version has an extra bush an 0.001 more frames per second

and get this guys- the textures are "slightly sharper"- how am i to progress through life without that divine "sharpness"

fact is, i have COD4 on PS3 and i love playing it and i think it looks incredible

and everyone agreed that the PS3 version is "slightly better"- not that i care- i want a good game, not a game that is "slightly better" than the version on another console- that isn't what i look for in games

that's why i dont care about this "360 versions are better" crap- because i really wouldn't know the difference if i wasn't looking for it

games are too fast-paced to be looking for "slightly sharper textures"

come on we're not playing "spot the difference" here- we're playing next-gen games

the ONLY game that has a noticeable difference is the orange box- didn't stop me playing it and loving though- a few FPS stutters don't stop me from enjoying a game

so you POG can carry on and fight you battle to prove that the 360 versions are "better", but you should understand that no-one cares

Ali_The_Brit5451d ago

actualy burnout was one of the main tittles noted for working on both along side. the devs say so themselfs in there podcast