Hot on the heels of the Steam Summer Sale, both Microsoft and Sony have two big sales underway for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Both have some great deals, but which one is better?
Sony flash sale was much better for the PS1 classics alone not to mention the other stuff. The ultimate games sale really wasn't that ultimate and while I guess that Microsoft technically had more games for sale none of them were really that reasonable of a price.I almost bought all the stuff they had on the PSN flash sale since Sony sale was cheaper and had a lot more games that interested me.
They don't show the price of the game.
Yeah, the biggest reason I believe Sony's is bigger is that it has already had many of those titles discounted to the same price... could say, "FIRST!" Oh, and that several Xbox games have been free with PlayStation plus (at least bloodrayne, deus ex machine, the walking dead (not sure if right season), darksiders... but I guess "free" doesn't count. However, comparing the two sales at the same instance in time, I'd say Xbox is better in a new way while ps is better in an old way. Glad I own both.
@ UltimateMaster All games in the Flash Sale are 99 cents. ____ Seems like this comparison is entirely subjective. They're offering very different types of games, but they're all decent games nonetheless. It just depends on your preferences.
At this moment I'm not purchasing any of Sony's sales offerings, nor Microsoft's sales offerings, but seeing the list on the site for both Sony's and Microsoft's flash sales, I must say without a doubt that Microsoft's sales are much much better then Sony's sales. There is no competition...
I also didnt buy any games from neither. Partially becuz i already bought some of those games from a previous sale on psn. And im not gonna be buying ps one gMes. But the Xbox sale prices needs to be lower. Or else the content is great. The prices are too steep. Im a cheap gamer.
when you can play nearly all PS1/PS2 games on a PC...
Yes, because everyone has/games on PC.... Anyway, OT: Haven't seen either sale, but a sale is a sale. Who cares about the competition of it?
@HeWhoWalks Lolwat, how many people don't own a PC of any kind, yet own a console? It doesn't exactly require a good computer to run PS1/PS2 games...
Now these are the articles to expect here now? Whats next? My controller hits the floor better than yours? Jeez, back in the old day you got satisfaction from porn.....
It all comes down to with console you own (unless you own both) what type of games you like and weather you actually see anything on the sales you want.
I'm loving the PS1 classics in this flash sale. My Vita is loving them, too.
My vita wishes legend of dragoon was playable on it.
It is you need to download it to a ps3 and transfer it to your vita.
I dont even see it as a competition. Sony's sale is for older ps1 games with an addition of a few games that were recently given away on ps+ Microsofts sale is an actual sale. There are plenty of titles that i would've bought have i not already owned them. $5 for Gears 3!??! that's an actual deal by digital "sale" standards.
I bought the Gears bundle because of my love for that game. Sadly my nephew cracked the disc but this sale has got me back into beast and horde mode in a big way. I had to jump on that for 5 bucks. Now if only the we the few cheevo would pop Id be a happy camper.
An "actual" sale? And, Gears of War was terribly generic and repetitive after the first game. But, I do think Microsoft had a better sale, but it's not like they have a good selection for games as old as PS1 to chose from anyways.
Your opinion. Personally I love gears
@ado908 There is no "opinion" to argue about a game having many common story and action cliches as dozens of other projects have had or how little variety it has in its own single player. It's just common sense. Like the content all you want. It's great to you, but that doesn't mean it has originality or variety in itself.
Labelling the package "terribly generic" is clearly sharing a negative opinion of the game, even if it is a fact that it shares a lot with other games. Personally I agree with you, I feel Gears 1 was fairly unique it it's core gameplay whereas 2 and 3 traded that in to feel like other games, and just injected a tonne of scripted spectacle. But they did that spectacle pretty well, and looked very good at the time. I would not call them terrible. And on-topic, $5 is a good price for it.
"Terribly generic" hahaha get real, just because you didn't like it? Gears 2 campaign was one of the most epic campaigns of the past generation. Story telling wasn't that great and some segments weren't balanced but it was amazing. And introduction of horde mode was revolutionary, since then every other game started including a horde type coop mode. Gears 3 did a brilliant job of pacing the campaign with sequential boss fights, huge enemy variety, and extremely satisfying gameplay. Multiplayer was butter smooth so I don't even need to elaborate on that. I don't know why you had to call out gears over an article about game deals, seems like you have some unnecessary hate for the game, which is sad but you need to keep to yourself.
@volkama @spicelika If a horror movie has a ton of cliches and stays with the same formulas throughout the movie, like many have, they are generic and likely repetitive. No "opinion" can argue that. It can be a great movie but you can't argue the consistency and originality of content. That is decided by how much variety and how innovative the content is. But, not having variety or originality definitely brings down the contents likeliness to be good. That's like saying your "opinion" can claim a common keyboard is not generic. The main reason I brought this up is because he said PSN wasn't having an "actual" sale. And, then he brings up one of the worst games on sale for XBox, and says that is a deal, as if $1 PS1 classics with strong story, nostalgia, and some innovating gameplay for their time are not a proper "sale".
Sony has been having a ton of sale the past couple of months. Usually every two weeks and they provided a variety of titles from indies to AAA. Also learn the definition of "sale", because clearly you don't.
I'd just like it if we actually ever got these flash sales on the EU PSN :/
Tired of that everything is having to be a competition
I just said exactly the same thing in my head while reading the title, I'm so sick of it. I mean what's next, 'which console packaging is better? Xbox One or PS4?'
C'mon... everyone knows XBOX always has the better packaging.
@xx4xx Don't think too hard about comparing cardboard boxes.
Believe me. I'm sure there's an article SOMEWHERE about that shit here lol
A little competition is healthy...ESPECIALLY with console digital sales, which have historically been overpriced.
@the towel boy http://www.gamefaqs.com/boa... http://n4g.com/news/1349726... http://www.gameranx.com/upd...
And I'm tired of some sites / writers trying to compare extremely subjective things in a poor charade to do a Sony vs M$ article.
OMG does everything have to be a competition. This is beyond stupid. One was a $1 sale on older classic games, the other was a 50% - 75% off sale to wrap up the last-gen console. Stop it.
These sales are like comparing apples and oranges. Completely different.
got both ps3 and 360 but went for sony sale and got me some classic awesome games and papo and yo , for 0.99 its just a great deal. this is what i got : Papo & Yo (Full Game) $0.99 Dino Crisis® (PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita) (248 MB Required) $0.99 Dino Crisis™ 2 (PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita) (318 MB Required) $0.99 LEGEND OF DRAGOON™ (PS3™/PSP®) (1.2 GB Required) $0.99 Wild Arms® (PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita) (300 MB Required) $0.99 Syphon Filter® 2 (PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita) (899 MB Required) $0.99 Syphon Filter® (PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita) (385 MB Required) $0.99 WILD ARMS® 2 (PS3™/PSP®/PS Vita) (615 MB Required) $0.99
8 bucks for 8 great games, what a steal. Happy gaming buddy!
Idk how this is a competition, but just looking at the available games and deals the 360 has far better value and games in this sale.
Both camp wins.
I'm not a PC guy in any way shape or form. I primarily play ps4. Used to play both ps3 and 360. Let's be honest for a sec. Neither one of these sales hold a candle to a steam sale, and it's really disappointing. Hopefully one day they will.
Sony is just doing sales all the time now, freaking awesome that they do that
Between the PS Plus games and the flash sales I filed up my hard drive pretty fast!
versus sale now ... next versus down time. After the versus for rain drop nothing is surprising i guess.
Sony has done several of these flash sales this year. The one last month was for RPGs and I got NI NO KUNI for 5 bucks so that's pretty much a steal. In previous sales I got Spec Ops The Line,Max Payne 3 and Guacamelee! for 5 bucks each and Plants vs Zombies, Urban Trial Freestyle and When Vikings Attack for 99 cents each. This sale I got Wild Arms, Velocity Ultra and Papo y Yo for 99 cents each. For the sheer number of flash sales and good games for cheap Sony beats the Microsoft Sale hands down.
MS been doing sales every week for years, however there is the occasional flash sales around summer and Christmas. So if you saying MS don't have good sales, then you haven't been keeping up.
Sony, but don't tell anybody.
no love for ps4 owners again
Yet the games ps4 owners get with ps plus, are better than games for gold
I'm not all that interested with either to be honest but as a PlayStation owner, I'm not ashamed to say I actually prefer the Xbox sale :D
Sony's is better obviously, because I only own playstation4.
I'm a big Sony fanboy, but I gotta admit Microsoft sale's was much more to my liking. $0.99 sounds crazy, but is not that impressieve when you take a moment to notice that is almost entirely made of old ps1 games, which I have zero interest in. Yeah, I got The Cave from this sale and I'm very happy with it, but I'd had enjoyed it more if I could pay more for more recent games. %67 off from games like Skyrim, Dishonored or The Witcher II is a whole lot more appealing than having an 18 years old game from $0.99.
Sony has nothing but old PS1 games so dont really care for games that are almost 20 years old its a joke.While you have microsoft with amazing sales on games in the past 1 to 3 years.I got some great games at a great price on the Xbox 360.Walking dead season 2 pass was a great deal.Plus games with gold are much better also since they are yours and you own them.With PS Plus you only rent them as long as your a member.
Clearly a fanboy smh
Microsoft is clearly leading in this sale with all the big named titles out there. But seriously even Origin have better sales than this, nevermind Steam. I find it rather odd that despite the need to push more digital revenue Sony and Microsoft haven't done jack shit in this gen to encourage the trend.
PS1 games are crap. Surprised they're not a quarter or free.
A sale is a sale, you get games cheaper for a limited time. So both are equal because it's a sale. ...Sale.
There is a sale on both side so all win
All psone games should be free for buying a ps4 at all.
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