Xbox 360 + 15 games or a PS3?

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Honestly I think this article is skewed completely to the Xbox side but it does show a very valid point.

After the recent price cuts Videogamer.com went out and decided to see exactly what you could get for the price of a 40Gb PS3 (in the UK)

Lets clear up a few things first, they are using the Xbox 360 Arcade in this comparison which means it only really applies to someone who wants to play games offline and isn’t interested in HD movies.

So for the price of 1 PS3 you can get

1 x Xbox 360 Arcade
2 x Wireless Controllers
1 x 256 Memory card (for your saved games)
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x PGR 4 – Great racing game
1 X Splinter Cell: Double Agent
1 X Dead Rising – who doesn’t like killing zombies?
1 X Stuntman Ignition – you could trade it  πŸ™‚
1 X Oblivion
1 X Prey
1 X Table Tennis – a 360 staple
1 X Viva Pinata – This game is really really good. If you haven’t played it you should
1 X Forza 2 – a really good racing simulator
1 X Halo 3
1 X Uno
1 X Pacman
1 X Boom Boom Rocket – I enjoy this
1 X Feeding Frenzy
1 X Luxor 2

After all of that you are still going to have £2.10 for a celebratory beer on the way home

I would personally suggest putting your change towards getting two plug and play charge kits as well and you will be ready to go.

So if you had the choice what would you do?

15 game Xbox 360 bundle cheaper than PS3 – Pac-Man Championship Edition for Xbox 360 News – VideoGamer.com

Last Updated: March 13, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • J4NR1K

    LOL. Awesome!

  • I think its great either way, now if the 360 starts overtaking the PS3 in monthly sales then Sony drops their price again…

    Consumer wins.

    Jinja’s last blog post..Sick, Twisted…Awesome

  • Fox1

    OK they went all out to get as many games as possible… Couple of games could be dropped for Gears but still thats an awesome list.

    I still think it’s better to invest on a double set of rechargeable batteries. They last longer.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    this looks to me like an excellent setup for a casual gamer. And if that casual gamer ever considers becoming super [email protected] hardcore, he could get the hard-disk and sign up for xbox live. Bam!, welcome to hardcoreville

  • darthdad

    Theres one born every minute…..

  • Fox1

    Lots of gamers will be contemplating the 360 this Easter… How about a free bunny too πŸ˜€

  • J4NR1K

    Some sour PS3 people here today… wait is there even 15 ps3 games out …?

    It’s almost flame bait friday!

  • darthdad

    How many games do you have in your collection J4NRIK?
    Genuine question.

  • Fox1

    “wait is there even 15 ps3 games out”
    @J4NR1K- You had to say that, lol

    Tomorrow is gonna be a “good” Friday… 360 Price cut comes into effect πŸ˜‰

  • PS3Fanboy

    This site is becoming pathetic, I really enjoyed the content and people a couple of months ago, but it has officially become a joke.

    Lazy, you had a really good site, to bad about the xbox 360 fanboys. I always enjoy flame wars, but the posts and comments regarding PS3 has reached its limits.

  • abe

    Some schooling for you J4NR1K:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ps3_games

    “Lets clear up a few things first, they are using the Xbox 360 Arcade in this comparison which means it only really applies to someone who wants to play games offline and isnÒ€ℒt interested in HD movies.”

    Um Arcade or not, if you are interested in HD movies from your console then no xbox is gonna suffice!

  • LazySAGamer

    @Abe, you can download full HD movies from Live but without a HDD you can’t store them. Which is what I meant πŸ˜‰

    @PS3Fanboy, I didn’t see you complaining yesterday when I posted the top 10 worst Xbox 360 games ever. Just because this story doesn’t agree with your obvious biased doesn’t mean that it isn’t relevant.

    I think the mud slinging is pretty even from both sides as well.

  • PS3Fanboy

    Mud slinging is good, but I would like a few more stories about PS3, things to keep me wanting to come back. And not things like PS3 out sells Xbox 360???

    Things like GTA IV is a little better on PS3 than Xbox 360.

  • boredhousewife

    I have always found this to be a most informative site with largely unbiased reporting and have found the rivalry between console enthusiasts to be good natured ribaldry of an entertaining nature.

    Too bad PS3Fanboy does not share my enthusiasm ,his rapier wit and snappy ripostes shall be sorely missed.

  • kay

    @PS3Fanboy: WTF are you on about? The fanboy flamewars are just as amusing as the excellent content on LazyGamer πŸ˜‰

    @abe: haven’t seen anywhere near as many on shop shelves…

  • LazySAGamer

    @PS3Fanboy, I have not seen anyone say that the PS3 version of GTAIV will be better than the 360 version. To be perfectly honest the majority of stories are going the other way.

    However if you have some good PS3 tips please feel free to send them over, I really would appreciate any information

  • darthdad

    If anything, I would like to see the spite levels raised a bit. All this jovial banter gets right up my nose.

  • SlippyMadFrog

    @PS3fanboy

    There is definitely a good balance between PS3 and Xbox360 news. Its just that you notice the Xbox360 news more because it gets under youtr skin

    “Things like GTA IV is a little better on PS3 than Xbox 360.”
    There is a difference between finding positive PS3 news and making up positive PS3 news πŸ˜‰

  • “Owning” is such an irrelevant term with consoles games.

    Don’t bother answering, if darthdad was really that interested all he needs to do is look up your gamertag. πŸ˜‰

    doobiwan’s last blog post..Ranting in my armchair: The 360 Price Cut & Why the Arcade wins

  • DarthPenguin

    @PS3fanboy

    Go to http://www.sonydefenceforce.com

    It seems you don’t want accurate news but biased news. They cough up many lies… I go there for laughs. They recently had a story about the PS3 version of GTA4 being better that the 360 version. Heck, they even photoshopped together a cover of GTA4 for the PS3 with its own exclusive downloadable content sticker on. People put effort in sites like that so that fanboys like you can enjoy them. So go and have fun there if you don’t like it here any more.

  • Fox1

    I noticed Game has the PS3 advertised for R4499 this weekend. Makro has hiked there’s to R5599 including two games. Does this mean that this is the last weekend to get the PS3 @R4499? I did email you this Lazy πŸ˜€

  • SlippyMadFrog

    look at whats writen as a footnote on wikipedia’s list of xbox 360 games:

    “It is possible to modify a PS3 to run Windows XP and thus run a game which is noted here as an Xbox 360 “Console exclusive”. However, in this regard, the PS3 is no longer a game console but in fact becomes a Windows-based PC. ”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_xbox_360_games

    What sour PS3 fanboy made this entry on wikipedia?

  • darthdad

    Thanks for the advice doobs.;-)

  • LazySAGamer

    @Fox1, don’t ruin my secret Firday posting :P…

    Yeah I did see it and it is in line to be posted.

  • Actually Lazy, PS3Fanboys comment on GTA4 is not without any basis, a comment vaguely along those lines was made by a GTA dev, but PS3f needs to stop using PS fansites as “sources”.

    The actual comment was that the colours are a bit “warmer” on the PS3. Unfortunately what he missed was that the framerate and load times on the 360 version are better.

    Personally I can crank up my red anytime. Framerate on the other hand . . πŸ˜‰

    doobiwan’s last blog post..Ranting in my armchair: The 360 Price Cut & Why the Arcade wins

  • PS3Fanboy

    N4G.com : GTA IV: PS3 coming out slightly on top in some areas

    With Grand Theft Auto IV due out at the end of next month, Take-Two has suggested what developers Rockstar will be doing with all their free time.

    According to Gamasutra, executives in a conference call with investors first noted that the studio would be first be working on GTA IV downloadable content – exclusive to the Xbox 360 – available through until 2009. Take-Two also said that both the 360 and PS3 version of the game be visually almost identical, with the PS3 coming out slightly on top in some areas.

    Positive news for both consoles πŸ˜€

    @Lazy: This is a copy and paste article, have you checked these games with SA prices?

  • Actual source, seems to have been taken down, here;s the content verbatim:

    “Neil Corbett from Rockstar, Lead QA on Grand Theft Auto IV, posted on the english forum rllmukforum.com discussing the differences between the two versions of the game and the Xbox 360 exclusive contents. This is what he had to say:

    “Hello, as it stands the Xbox 360 version has the smoother framerate & far faster loading times (without any installing) but the PS3 version does have that warm feeling with bleached out sunsets & the like. The extra content of the 360 version is significant but nothing like an ‘extra Island’ at all- as the lead platform it is currently the superior version however. Just you wait until your first windscreen-flying experience.”

    So it seems he considers the 360 version having an edge over the PS3 one, even if he subsequently adds: “Suffice to say that both versions are stunning.”

    doobiwan’s last blog post..Ranting in my armchair: The 360 Price Cut & Why the Arcade wins

  • darthdad

    @Doobs, LOL nice! I also read somewhere that what you have just copied and pasted πŸ˜‰ was fake. Is there any truth to that?

  • Burns ZA

    Doobs, that ‘Neil Corbett’ post was exposed as a hoax.

  • abe

    “Just you wait until your first windscreen-flying experience.Ò€
    Um fake im sure…there are no planes in GTA IV, so im not sure how this dude has been flying. And I seriously doubt they would ever declear one version better than the other!

    As for this site, I still enjoy it and visit it atleast five times a day, however It does often irritate me when something I would have seen as positive news for the ps3 runs as a negative on here.

  • abe

    um never mind!

  • Doh, well there goes that theory. πŸ˜‰ Burns, you got a link?

    Abe, don’t stress all the PS3 fanboys feel the same way so you’re not alone. πŸ˜‰ Maybe if Lazy just streamed in the whole SonyDefenseForce.com main feed as his primary content you’d stop calling LG biased.

    doobiwan’s last blog post..Ranting in my armchair: The 360 Price Cut & Why the Arcade wins

  • darthdad

    I enjoy the bias. It’s what makes this place interesting.

  • J4NR1K

    @darthdad, not sure mate, according to my xbox account I have played 106 games to date.

    Some XBLA, and some rental, so do you want a list of currently at home on my shelve games, or will this do?

  • LazySAGamer

    @Abe, I think you only complained about that once and I still stand by the slant of that article. You cannot on one hand say the PS3 is miles better than anything else and then on the other side be blind to the fact that all games led on the PS3 are just as nice on the 360.

    @PS3F, I remember them saying that Burnout and DMC were going to be way better on the PS3 and those stores got airtime. However they never delivered so I stopped posting about them

  • darthdad

    Thanks for the reply J4NR1K. That is a [email protected]#%t load of games.
    I only have six games for my 360. And I don’t play online, so I would imagine the arcade would appeal to someone like myself.
    I also have six games for my PS3, as well as 27 PS2 games.
    If I was strapped for cash I would definitely go for the inferior option of the arcade over a PS3. πŸ˜‰

  • J4NR1K

    LOL. πŸ˜‰

    Once you go live mate, there is no going back.
    The South African xbox live community is a wonderfull bunch!

    Hook that puppy up some time and join the fun.

  • abe

    wasnt SonyDefenseForce.com been uncovered as an xbot run hoax?
    Lazy you know I luv ya…um…like a brother…

  • DarthPenguin

    SonyDefenseForce is still good if you’re a PS3fanboy…. it might not be real… but it does offer biased PS3 news for people who want it.

    And because of where the PS3, what it is offering, and the lies that Sony keep pouring out, they often have to make up news about the PS3 as there just isn’t any good news out there for the console.

  • Fox1

    @Lazy- Oopsy… my booboo… Sorry πŸ˜‰

    You really do love Fridays, lol πŸ˜€

  • Darthdad

    “And because of where the PS3, what it is offering, and the lies that Sony keep pouring out, they often have to make up news about the PS3 as there just isnÒ€ℒt any good news out there for the console.”
    Say it ain’t so, so it ain’t so!

  • CHase

    You could also buy a sega megadrive and 1000 games for that price….

    I really dont think apples are being compared with apples here. If it was the Elite then a totally different story as elite is the closest machine you get to a ps3.

  • LazySAGamer

    @Chase, I have to disagree with you there.

    If you are not interested in online gaming (which a lot of people aren’t) and you are either not a movie fan or would prefer to have a stand alone HD player (like me) then the Arcade is a perfect gaming console.

  • CHase

    I just dont think the Arcade model can even be remotely compared to the PS3.

    A ELite is now R3995 and PS3 is now R4495. So you could have a xbox arcade + 15 games or elite and 1 game or ps3 and no games? A elite is only R500 cheaper and im basing a game on that R500. I think the comparison carries alot less weight when u compare it to elite plus 1 game?

  • LazySAGamer

    @Chase, COD4 single player is just as good on the Arcade as the PS3, the same can be said for Burnout, FIFA, DMC4 etc…

    If you are looking for a gaming machine only then it is a good option.

    Also worth nothing is that the price of the PS3 is going up to around R5400 at the end of the month and games are going up to about R650….. So we are back to R6000 to buy a PS3 and 1 game compared to R1999 for the arcade and how many games?

  • CHase

    Ye fair enough Lazy dont get me wrong 2k for a console and 15 games is an awesome deal i just dont think its fair bracketing the arcade against the ps3 because of the so many different features the ps3 offers. Yes the consumer you talking about does not want/need those features so then its a great deal.

    Also worth noting because Blu ray won the format war is its gonna be cheaper to buy ps3 than xbox and standalone blu ray player.

  • Decision is getting harder but I’m still leaning towards the PS3.
    They’re both a lot of money so I’ll have to be happy with my choice. The ultimate would be getting both console though.

    Skills’s last blog post..De Beers profits slump due to video game sales

  • ewie

    How the hell did i get to this post,
    [joke]
    Anyway – See ^ Lazygamer biased to Xbox.

    [/Joke.]

  • Bobby Kotick sips on some tea

    Ewie, why did you necro this old post? :getlost: In any case, we all know based on past experiences with the box, that most of the xbox 360s that were sold in 2008 probably RRODed by now.

    Hopefully the xbox 360 slim will be a little more… reliable.

  • ewie

    Not me – The server did it.

    Somehow the machine wanted this to appear again.

  • sleepingrockstar

    you can keep the following games,due to iy not being fun unlees you drunk or high on coke.
    1.Table Tennis
    2.Viva pinata
    3.boom boom rocket
    4.Feeding Frenzy
    5.Luxor

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