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.

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Feckles4337d ago

So the Xbox textures look sharper, more detailed then.

fluffydelusions4337d ago (Edited 4337d ago )

Near identical to me graphics wise. Let's see some performance vids now.

Blacktric4337d 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.

AngryTypingGuy4337d 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.

ShoryukenII4337d ago (Edited 4337d 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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nveenio4337d 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.

ScubbaSteve4337d 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.

slayorofgods4336d ago (Edited 4336d 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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Eamon4337d ago

Agreed they look the same. But the comparison pics are crappy. Wish nowgamer did a better job .

Bimkoblerutso4337d 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-AGE4337d 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_cannon4337d ago

Wait for DF or Lens of Truth. Nowgamer comparisons are the worst.

NukaCola4337d 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.

morganfell4337d 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.

ShoryukenII4337d 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?

Blackdeath_6634337d 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

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Ser4337d ago

Maybe my eyes are bad, but they look pretty friggin' identical to me.

zeddy4337d ago

i dunno what you folks are looking at but they look pretty even to me and maybe the ps3 just takes it.

DonaldBeck4337d ago

@frekles, your joking right? seriously...

RufustheKing4337d ago

these pictures are spoliers so becarful

hotskys4337d ago

116 disagrees! lol you just got fanboyed.

TheXgamerLive4337d ago (Edited 4337d ago )

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

mittwaffen4333d ago (Edited 4333d 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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TimmyShire4337d ago

I'm confused. I thought the PS3 version was better according to that video? This suggests the 360 version is sharper...

fluffydelusions4337d ago (Edited 4337d ago )

Bug was being exploited in the other video more than likely. Regardless, both look similar anyway

TimmyShire4337d ago

True enough. Neither look awful, so everyone's a winner! :D

skyward4337d ago

360 seems better. Same as other Bethesda games.