Time to ditch the Xbox?

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I stumbled across a website called Nextgg.com this morning and found an article where the author is questioning whether or not it’s time to ditch the 360 for the PS3…

He/she claims they were a hardcore Xbox 360 fan before and have now started to think that it may be time to jump ship. I think it’s a thought that is going through quite a few people’s minds at the moment as well… There reasons for wanting to jump ship are..

The PSN, after firmware 2.40 it may be just as good as Live and it’s free…

The Price.. I completely disagree with the person here, how can saying that the PS3 is now as cheap as the 360 was at launch be a reason to move? It makes no sense. It seems to be an Australian site and the recent price cuts in Australia mean the 360 is still around half the price of a PS3.

Blu-Ray, it won the war..

Open peripherals… This one is a biggie for me. I have no idea what Microsoft is thinking with their accessory costs.

Media Center support, Again this is another one I don’t agree with… The 360 is also a great media center.

RRoD, the PS3 has proved it’s a better manufactured machine.

Trophies, PS3 fans are in for a huge suprise if they haven’t been introduced to the achievement system… These things are going to be addictive…

So do you think they have a point or does the 360 still offer the better package?

Is it time to move over to the PS3?

Last Updated: July 4, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Well I saw this coming and jumped ship last year…

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  • Crud

    not being able to play gow 2 in the future is a big no-no to me. if it wasn’t for that i would probably be considering it…

  • SlippyMadFrog

    How dare you Lazy!!!!!! This is just some guys oppinion!!!!! This isn’t even news!!!!!! I hate you!!!!!
    😈

  • meh… I’ll wait and see what happens with the next dashboard update, IMO each console has it’s downfall fortunately for me I’ve been victim to RROD only once, where as some unlucky few have seen it 4 times. I have the oppertunity to use all the next gen consoles and I have to say that the XBOX360 is easily my favorite, for various reasons that will get fanboi’s up in arms. oh wait it’s flamebait friday… in that case

    1.) PS3 updates take … wait for it.. wait … FOREVER!
    2.) I can shutdown my XBOX and let it download overnight without it being on.
    3.) I don’t have to “show all media” on a flash disk to play my movies on an XBOX, and it seems (I could be wrong) that XBOX supports more formats than the PS3 does (i.e. Xvid, etc.)
    4.) I don’t have to wait to install games onto my console, before playing.
    5.) my games are cheaper 😛 , and I have more to choose from.

    I guess you could tell me this is all down to personal opinion but I don’t think you can argue that I’m wrong?

  • darthdad

    Why would anyone in there right mind want to get rid of there 360. If you’re going to get a PS3, keep the 360 and have the best of both.

  • ocelot

    PS3 kills Xbox 360 as a media center.

  • kabraal

    Doesn’t seem like anyone here really thought about that 😕

  • Vamp

    😆

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Why? What can the PS3 do that the Xbox360 can’t regarding media. (Apart from blu-ray)
    I’m not saying you are wrong, I just realy want to know.

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    i agree. PS3 is the better media player.

    1) XBOX does not upscale DiVXs (PS3 appears to do that). More often than not, DiVX moves are

  • CAPTIAN BEER

    oh my phuken god… i loves satan 😈 😀

  • SlippyMadFrog

    “PS3 appears to do that”
    I’m not convinced that the PS3 “kills” the xbox360 as a media center

  • kabraal

    Propably not, then again I’ve never really been convinced that Live “killed” PSN pre 2.4 😉

  • “2.) I can shutdown my XBOX and let it download overnight without it being on.”

    That’s the only thing the 360 has going for it in MY opinion.

    That and Gears of War 2 and Fable 2.

    Jinja’s last blog post..Something fishy???? Smells like it!

  • janrik

    I have both. I have not switched my PS3 on in 2 weeks…

    I play on my 360, every day.

    PC pwns both as a media centre.

  • RossIRSA

    Hell yes it does. Try get media on to an xbox from your pc. Or at least read from an external hard drive that’s formatted in ntfs . It’s a painful process.It is a great dvd player, that is if it doesn’t RROD on you that is.

  • InViTrO

    80gb PS3 is coming, witch has… backwards compatibility. PS3 is fully divx certified. But i agree with darth, why can’t u have both?

  • just like bioshock..gow 2 will come to PS3

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Response from Play the Zone

  • if u have the money yes… its expensive to maintain 2 consoles and games..

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Response from Play the Zone

  • Ahem,

    “I would like to make it clear that I’m a confessed Xbot”

    In reality no 360 fan actively refer to themselves as an Xbot, the dudes just a troll.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles

  • Milesh Bhana ZA

    i didn’t want to say that the PS3 upscales DiVX because i saw it on a TV that does upscaling. 🙂

  • Fox1

    GOW 2 as in Gears of War 2?

  • kabraal

    spot on

  • Jonni

    If you guys seriously want to talk about jumping ship then you are missing a one major point: Games (not blurays). Xbox has a host of awesome “have to have” games NOW, not “in a few months time” or “next year”…. NOW! ++++ it has awesome games that are coming. Anyone of the major exclusive PS3 games could flop eg. Haze, Heavenly Sword and Lair. And don’t kid yourself xbox live is definitely better, more streamlined and more user friendly and it probably always will be. And PSN will always be an almost as good, Free, alternative.

  • SgtFiddler

    I also have both, havent switched on my 360 in at least 4 months. Point being that it’s relative – both have pro’s and cons, so it will always be up to the individual’s personal taste. 😉

  • Fox1

    If you looking to buy a console for gaming and nothing but gaming then the 360 is the console of choice. There’s more games and games are cheaper. As cheap as R49.
    http://www.incredible.co.za/services/catalog/moreinfo.asp?sku=59735

    I only had one 360 RRoD on me and that was a launch console.

  • Nah, I disagree, MS will pay kazillions to keep that one

    Jinja’s last blog post..Something fishy???? Smells like it!

  • kabraal

    Well if you already have an xbox with games and are looking to buy a PS3 it definitely does not make financial sense to sell the xbox.

    Keep it, buy the PS3 and decide which platform will be your “main” platform for multi platform games. Use the other one for the odd AAA exclusive. I don’t see how it’ll cost you extra money apart from 4 or 5 games per year extra.

    There really no use to ditch the xbox or ditch the PS3 because neither will be ditched by their creators and by game developers…

    *quote slippy*

  • Pfft, you don’t know that.

    Jinja’s last blog post..Something fishy???? Smells like it!

  • yes..rember when every one swore Bioshock is xbox exclusive?
    Im GOW2 will shift, if not Epic are idiots.. it will becoem ,ulti platform, with spin offs for PSP and possibly DS.. they will soon milk Gears for every cent

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Response from Play the Zone

  • “I only had one 360 RRoD on me”

    Xbox fans miss the point of that sentence completely.

    Jinja’s last blog post..Something fishy???? Smells like it!

  • SgtFiddler

    Once again, it’s dependant on your taste in games. The only exclusives on the 360 worth mentioning for me is Gears and Fable 2 (hopefully Mr Molyneaux isnt overpromising and under-delivering this time around) and prob Mass Effect.Halo3 was an overhyped behemoth of mediocrity. 😉 A larger gaming catalogue doesnt mean better games, it just means “filled with a lot more crappy games”. I agree 100%, Lair sucked monkey balls, but Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, MGS4, Warhawk, RFOM are all great games, and exclusive to the PS3. And this just more than one year in 😛

  • kabraal

    “Anyone of the major exclusive PS3 games could flop eg. Haze, Heavenly Sword and Lair”

    God I’m going to laugh my ass off when a hyped AAA 360 exclusive fails. I mean, such things are unheard of in lala land. Too Human maybe?

  • abe

    Im eating cake!

  • Fox1

    No. It’s part of MS Game Studios.

    Epic can make another multi-platform title similar to Gears though.

  • hilt_ctn

    “As cheap as R49. ”

    You get what you pay for 😉

  • Fox1

    We don’t pay for repairs when the consoles RROD unlike when the BR lasers fail.

  • Fox1

    I laughed when UT3 failed on the PS3 and that game looked good :mrgreen:

  • janrik

    True. I mostly play online only though and there the xbox has the PS3 hands down for me.

    100 friends I can play with every day, and easily join.

    And I know, I know, 2.40… But since I’m allready well established on live, I’m not going to muck around on PSN.

    That and my nice gamerscore 🙂

  • janrik

    Was the big selling point not backwards compatiblity from the start? That turned out to be a lie (together with the dual HDMI 1080P out, Cell Online storage…)

    I would love to play Shadow of Colosus on my PS3… but sadly Sony lied again, so I can’t 🙁

  • kabraal

    Whatever you say junior

  • Fox1

    Yes… like Haze for R699 :mrgreen:

  • hilt_ctn

    How much is your time worth when you’ve returned your RROD console for the 4th time like some of those other poor shmo’s ?

  • David

    Dam straight

  • David

    I agree koldFU5iON

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Just get media player 11 and stream it to the Xbox360. It’s realy simple. Divx and Xvid included.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    sure, but thats a different argument

  • SlippyMadFrog

    noted

  • SlippyMadFrog

    It will NEVER happen. Msofts owns Gears of War. It’s like saying Resistance will come to Xbox360.

  • David

    I’ve Had my Xbox since December 2006 and I haven’t had any problems with it AT ALL!!

    I think that the RRoD is caused by the place in witch you have your xbox 360 like hot places like in a cramped space and that has bad ventilation could cause RRoD. so my advice to xbox 360 owners is to Keep your Xbox in a cool place and make sure its well ventilated . It just might work to stop RRoD

  • SlippyMadFrog

    “Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, MGS4, Warhawk, RFOM are all great games, and exclusive to the PS3. And this just more than one year in”
    Thats dependant on your taste as well.

    (via gamerankings)
    Xbox360 -> 88 games scoring 80% and above
    PS3 -> 44 games scoring 80% and above

    The sheer amount of quality games available on the Xbox360, regardless if exclusive or not, can’t be ignored. It’s a lot. The PS3 has some catchup to do in this department.

  • kabraal

    Eh, that doesn’t make sense. Thumbs up for MS taking the knock for RROD’s because it was a 1 in 3 failure rate. BD lasers failures are for all practical purposes as common as dvd laser failures which unfortunately, you’ll have to pay for…

    Yes I’m pretty sure BD drives fail, but please don’t excited and compare them to RRODs just yet. 😉

  • SlippyMadFrog

    eish!

  • SlippyMadFrog

    RROD isn’t a big deal. A friend of mine got it, he phoned MS and got a ref number, took it to Incredible Connection and they gave him a new one out of their in-store stock.

    You saying Xbox fans doesn’t “get” the problem with RROD is like saying PS3 fans doesn’t “get” the problem with install times.

  • Mac

    It does

  • Messiah

    Not sure if you have seen Kalahari lately but for some reason the PS3 games are cheaper than the XBOX, I know, I am as suprised as you are but I am a PS3 owner so I am smiling 🙂

  • Messiah

    I have both. I stopped using my xbox so I sold it. I have never been happier 😛

  • kabraal

    You say it all depends on your taste, then you quote review scores, which is someone elses taste. MGS4 has a 95 metacritic score. I love it, someone else hates it. Heavenly sword had a fairly average score. I liked it, reviewers hated it.

    Imo both have a good library of games and yes the xbox has more but it’s not like I’m going to buy 88 games unless I’ve won the lotto.

    Anyway, this is not on topic. If you want a PS3, buy one. No need to dump your 360.

    Anyway,

  • Messiah

    “I’ve Had my Xbox since December 2006 and I haven’t had any problems with it AT ALL!” – Touch wood 😉

  • kabraal

    I had two RRODs with my xbox during December 06 – March 07. Well one was a RROD, the other was something else. I’ll admit that it wasn’t really an issue for me to get a new one. I’m pretty sure it’s not an issue anymore since it’s being handled and since the newer consoles probably have the issues sorted out.

    But come on now, at the height of the RROD era, would you rather buy a console which you know has a 1 in 3 chance to fail, or would you buy a console which will require certain games to have a 5min install?

  • Epic?

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Response from Play the Zone

  • UT3 failed because its a crap game..

    evilredzombie’s last blog post..Response from Play the Zone

  • Naudran

    Hear, hear!

  • Naudran

    Lol… gotta LOVE flame-bait Friday!

    Makes this busy day so worth it 🙂

  • Jak

    Flamebait Friday Woohooo 👿 When i had an Xbox before it broke i played GeOW and it was without a doubt one of the most amazing experiences and now i have changed to PS3 and i have still not found that one game that makes me love my PS3…there i said it. But bare in mind that i have not played MGS4 or Uncharted or R & C and maybe a few other big hitters. I am planning on getting Uncharted and MGS4 soon though, once my dualshock 3 arrives from Take 2 🙁 *Rant Over*

  • Why would one give up their 360? Silly.

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  • RivaZA

    To be fair the PS3 does have 2 advantages over the 360, one is Bluray and the other is you can actually store movies on the PS3’s drive. Since I have a 40gig so that is a moot point. But that being said I find that the Xbox will play some Divx/Xvid files that the PS3 labels as unsupported data.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    “You say it all depends on your taste, then you quote review scores, which is someone elses taste.”
    These are the average over ALL the reviews, not a specific review. When a large number of reviews gets taken into account, personal tastes has less impact and get “smoothed out” with the rest of the reviews. So gamerankings averages more or less reflects the quality of games.

    “Imo both have a good library of games and yes the xbox has more but it’s not like I’m going to buy 88 games unless I’ve won the lotto.”
    True, but chances are you will more likely find your taste in 88 games than in 44 games, you have a larger library to choose from.

    Anywho, this is off topic as you said, you make good points but I’m going to move on…

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Oops, I meant to reply to Jinja with my above post.

    I also think the installs isn’t such a big deal, the same way as I think the RROD isn’t such a big deal since Msoft is handling it well. I was just pointing out that both sides seem to make the other side problems much bigger than it actualy is.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    I just bought Beowulf for R200 from kalahari. Great deals. Is the PS3 version cheaper?

  • SlippyMadFrog

    @ abe

    stop lying! It’s a lie!

  • El Topo

    I have a 1 week old X-Box, and the thing that swung it for me too get the X-Box over a PS3, was the game back catalogue.

    Older games are cheaper, and they work from the off without having too download patches, eg:Pro Evo 2008.

    I’m not saying i won’t ever own a PS3, but value for money X-Box currently was the better option.

  • kabraal

    “I was just pointing out that both sides seem to make the other side problems much bigger than it actualy is.”

    I can live with that. Anyhow, time to duck and dive and open a Windhoek.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Damn! at 01:36 pm? Starting early I see. 🙂

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Did you get the arcade or pro? If someone asks me if they should get an Xbox360, I say hells yeah! R2000 for the arcade and you can always get an hard drive later on if you want to.

  • kay

    Back catalogue!!! Even if I were to buy a PS3 tomorrow, my Xbox is not going anywhere. There are more quality games available on the 360. And due to the 360’s early popularity, there are much more used games floating around too.

    The PS3 will start looking even sweeter once more Blu-ray titles start coming out – but for now, I haven’t seen much to make me buy into the format. After BD won the format war there haven’t been that many new releases, in particular of older movies. E.g. the Matrix Trilogy is way overdue on Blu-ray.

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  • scotty777

    lol, i’ve been playing Ratchet and Crank, I loves it! sure, I can see that it’s got some spiro the dragon in it (it is the same game studio’s aint it? if not, then some one is leeching idea’s 😉 )

    anyway, ya, I must say that what really made me smile in this game is the use of the control and motion sensors. they accurate and pretty easy to use, I mean, from using them to fly, or to cutting holes in walls, it just nice 😛

  • bhw

    I might consider getting a PS3 when Gran Turismo 5 comes out and if firmware 2.5 has support for the Xbox controller 🙂 until then all the games my hear desires are multiplat or Xbox exclusives

  • Fox1
  • bhw

    …. my heart desires

  • Lol, uh, that could actually happen, and it’s been mentioned. 😯

    The Resistance IP is owned by Insomniac, not Sony, which is not the case with Gears, the IP is held jointly by EPIC and MGS.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles

  • Tan365

    i think u just bought urself a turd

    http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/beowulf?q=beowulf

    i haven’t checked the PS3 version, doubt it’d be cheaper

  • SlippyMadFrog

    Oops 😳

  • Nduimiso

    whoever wrote that article is just doing it for hits, most of those reasons no one cares about, blu ray? no thanks, xbox is way cheaper, the new falcon chips RROD a lot less, media capabilities are about the same, Live is still better that PSN, 360 has more games and runs them better, and i dont see trophies being any better than gamerscore. the one thing the PS3 does have is the open peripherals, but with a controller like the sixaxis they desperately need that.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    I suspected it a turd. I’d buy turds at R200 :mrgreen:

  • Like you don’t “know” that SDF is run by a Wii60? Please.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles

  • Have a giggle, there was Circle of Doom…

    I feel really sorry for Too Human, I can see why folks like it and why they hate it. Unfortunately with Dyack shooting his mouth off all the time and all the bad press, it’s already got a huge hill to climb.

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  • You want cake?

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  • For me it’s pretty simple. If I had R5000 for a PS3 I’d rather spend it on 360 games. (I imagine the converse holds for a lot of PS3 owners)

    When the cost of the console (new controllers etc) represents more hours of entertainment than I can get spending it on my current setup, only then would I even consider it.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..The Games that made the consoles

  • kabraal

    That be true. Working life, wifes, GFs, drinking puts a strain on gaming time. I don’t see how I’ll be able to have the time to play both UNLESS I have the means to buy a additional 360 for pure GeOW service. Or for the odd reallt cool 360 exclusive.

    Guess we’re bound to have single consoles and have “my dad will own you dad” conversations.

  • scotty777

    dam!!! 90+ ‘comments’ on this, who new people had so much to say!??

  • David

    What !

  • Milesh Bhana

    Rock Band is a 360 exclusive (well for the PAL regions anyway)

    /end argument 🙂

  • Yes Blu-Ray won the war pity there is no big market penetration for the Media format yet…..

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  • What will be particularly interesting is the impact on BR sales when the PS3 gets it’s own HD movie download service.

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