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Shinobi_razor Nov 22, 12
hate to burst your bubble there bud, but most of those reasons you listed are a matter of opinion, like better controllers, cleaner interface, and some might argue better exclusives, though i'll admit PS3 does have some great exclusives. IMO the Xbox controllers are way more ergonomic and have a better button layout, and the XMB is a dull and mediocre-at-best interface. so you can throw those out because they aren't facts by any stretch of the imagination.

also being able to watch blu ray movies is handy, but i have a blu ray player for that. and if you install a game on the Slim 360, its actually very quiet. PS3 is definitely not WAY quieter, might be a few decibels at most.

Playstation Plus is only good if you dont already have the free games that they give away, which usually end up being 2 year old games that you most likely already played anyway.
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lKasHl Nov 22, 12
PC may have the best multi-platform performance (overall at least) but that doesn't change the fact that the 360 was superior to the PS3. Also XBL has free membership that offers basic functionality equivalent to PSN and functionality greater than PSN for paying members. The interface is more of a subjective decision but considering the 360 has deeper integration with other services it would be expected that the interface be less streamlined. Controller preference is subjective, but its worth noting that 360 controllers usually cost significantly less than PS3 ones.

Windows 8 on the next gen XBOX would be a benefit, chances are it'll be a modified RT version since MS are unlikely to convert to x86m but it'll still run on a modified NT kernel and Direct X, both of which are incredibly versatile and familiar to developers. Will probably resulting in superior mult-plats early in the life cycle once again, unless Sony go for more standardised hardware and standards.
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Shinobi_razor Nov 23, 12
thats also the reason multiplatform games generally look better on 360, because its simply easier for devs to program 360 games than PS3 games. Sony had better make the PS4 a lot easier to program for or i can start to see devs getting frustrated.
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Tenklis Nov 23, 12
The 360 was not superior to the ps3..Fan boi much? If anything they are near equal, ps3 winning slightly due to utility. If the ps3 exclusives were better (See: Uncharted series, Infamous) And the multi platform titles are played better on the pc so there is no reason to have them on the 360. 360 controllers cost less and break easier. Cool. There is no difference in quality during online play for ps3 games... That's a common lie, "If we have to pay for it it must be better!!!11!!1." Also a common misconception.

Being able to install dos and stream media from your pc is another huge plus the ps3 has.

Utility is key. And if the 720 is as restrictive as the 360 is the ps4 will be better without a doubt. Most 360 users don't know the kinds of things you can do with the ps3... The US Airforce even made a super computer with them,

"Made of 1,760 PlayStation 3 processors and 168 general purpose processors, the Condor Cluster provides extreme power for its relatively low cost. It has the ability to calculate 500 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS), but was made for $2 million thanks to the cost of the PS3. Mark Barnell, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's High Power Computing division, says this is "a cost savings of between 10 and 20 times for the equivalent capability." It also uses 1/10 the power of a comparable supercomputer, apparently making it "green." "

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/105767-U-S-Air-Force-Finishes-PS3-Supercomputer-of-Epic-Proportions
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Tenklis Nov 23, 12
And the free xbox live does not offer equivalent to psn functionality and greater then paying ps plus members, that is an outright lie.

lmao.. You can use bing, Download demo's, games, add on content. That's all. You can do that and play online for free with psn.. With PSplus you get free games and discounts on digital downloads. You are actually paying for something worth while to a core gamer.
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BlackLabel Nov 23, 12
People are still *bleep*ing arguing over PS3 and 360? The generation is 7 years old I thought at this point you'd no longer be justifying your purchase as it doesn't matter. Just enjoy your platform of choice seriously, the arguments you put forth have been said by millions of fanboys over the years it's really boring at this point.

As for the topic at hand I think this is a great move as there is a market out there that is not us, that are not gamers. That market just want a $99 system that can play The Walking Dead and Angry Birds and they are happy, if it also runs Netflix/LoveFilm and allows them access to all manner of other things then great.

This may actually allow Microsoft to take more risks with the core beefier system as I guarantee Xbox TV will be selling for a huge profit. If they have one unit selling as a profit they could make a core system that is vastly more powerful than we were ever expecting as their losses could be offset by the Xbox TV money for a time.
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DedValve Nov 23, 12
quote Tenklis
Not going to be purchasing a 720. Sony all the way, I have no doubts it will be better. I don't like how microsoft nickles and dimes, and the marketing tactics they use. Its also the go to console for immature kiddy / preteen gamers. I'm sure ill be satisfied with the ps4/wii u. The wii/ps3 was deffinitly the better choice this generation, the wii u / ps4 will undoubtably be the better chice next gen.
I may have my stupid people steriotypes wrong but on page 75 of stupid people stereo types it says that the wii is the kiddy console and the xbawx is the 9 year old scream in your face call of duty console. I tried to look up the PS3 but that entire chapter was just an image of a black hole. Huh.
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Animatrix Nov 23, 12
quote Tenklis
Everything you said is all speculation and your opinion only[I'm only stating this because you sounded like you were trying to be factual in your post].

I own a PS3 and an Xbox 360, and I've seen many other people who have a mix of both consoles.. they are the same fking system. They just have a different model-look and different color.

Except, I will say that Xbox has way more exclusives[about 38 wiki-pages of games] than PS3[also there are more and better online games which is why I made the switch from Sony to Xbox in the first place, BUT I mainly didn't get the PS3 because there was such a shortage on good titles when it first came out, MGS4 was literally the only game I wanted to play back then..

The only true advantage that PS3 has at this point is free online, which Xbox needs to adapt but never will..
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Wakaman Nov 23, 12
And tbh I as a PS3 owner, do envy the timed exclusives for just about everything that comes out that the xbox gets.

Also Tenklis the games are usually ports from the 360, so no, it isn't always better for pc. That job is handled by modders, not the devs because lol lazy.

And you forgot LittleBigPlanet, God of War, as decent exlusives.
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Nagare Nov 23, 12
Northern49, I hope it'd be more similar to the Apple TV in terms of price point though. Sure the ATV can't play games without jailbreaking yet, but if this is like the Mini in price...no point at all XD
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Tenklis Nov 23, 12
Just because the xbox has more exclusives doesent mean anything. Uncharted blows every single one of them out of the water.

The ps3 has more utility. Period. Until you can do on an xbox what you can do on a ps3 there is no point in having one unless your a raging mountain dew drinking fan boi.
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Wakaman Nov 23, 12
lol just stop, please.

The xbox(as far as I know) does everything the PS3 does. Also your opinion is not fact, so stop acting like it is.

Also Halo, Gears, are exclusive that hold sone heavy weight. Forza aswell.


I as a Sony person, do apologize for his fanboying.
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Tenklis Nov 23, 12
GT > Forza. Infamous, Uncharted > Gears, Halo. (Opinion)

As far as you know!

The 360 can not stream media from your pc, it can not play online for free, a subscription to xbl does not give you free games/discounts. You can not install Dos on a 360.

The ps3 and xbox are pretty much equal.. So when you take utility into consideration the ps3 blows it out of the water. (Fact)
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Fury Nov 23, 12
This news story isn't about 360 vs PS3. Please stop. Thanks.
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Shinobi_razor Nov 23, 12
quote Tenklis
The ps3 has more utility. Period. Until you can do on an xbox what you can do on a ps3 there is no point in having one unless your a raging mountain dew drinking fan boi.
this is a forum header worthy quote seems like its missing "you poo poo heads!" at the end though.
Last edited by Shinobi_razor :: Nov 23, 12
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