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Final Fantasy XIII better on the PS3

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Final Fantasy Console Comparison

Final Fantasy XIII is the biggest Playstation game to become multi-platform and as such there is a lot of interest about whether or not the Xbox 360 version will match or better it graphically.

The PS3 version was released late last year in Japan and the Xbox 360 version has now just been completed. The first website out the gates with a comparison is Nowgamer who are handing the victory to the PS3.

According to them you can see the differences in

  • The characters clothes being less defined on the Xbox
  • Incidental environment objects are less details on the Xbox
  • The CG is far superior on the PS3

They did state up front that this is purely a subjective view and no technical wizardry has been performed but it does sound pretty convincing.

When either LensOfTruth or Eurogamer puts up a comparison we will bring you the final conclusion but at this time it looks like an easy PS3 win.

Last Updated: February 17, 2010


  1. riezo

    February 17, 2010 at 08:57

    1, 2, 3, 4 I declare console war….

    Proving that it isnt the console thats lacking, but the devs that dont put enough effort into porting the damn games!


    • Milesh Bhana ZA

      February 17, 2010 at 09:16

      i thought Uncharted 2 proved that the console is definitely not lacking 🙂


      • riezo

        February 17, 2010 at 09:23

        Dude, Uncharted 1 + 2, Killzone 2, MGS 4 etc etc….


  2. WitWolfyZA

    February 17, 2010 at 09:12

    This game is one of the reasons i got myself a PS3


  3. Fred

    February 17, 2010 at 09:20

    I’m sure the differences will be hardly visible.


  4. mitas

    February 17, 2010 at 10:22

    yay – go ps go go


  5. RSA-Ace

    February 17, 2010 at 10:34

    You should’ve gone with the “FFXIII significantly poorer on xbox” title which was used in the original article!

    Would help ease some people’s beliefs of fanboyism on the site


    • LazySAGamer

      February 17, 2010 at 10:49

      No it wouldn’t people have made up their minds and it doesn’t matter what we post.

      if it’s negative PS3 news we are fanboys, if it’s not positive enough PS3 news we are fanboys.

      Honestly a real fanboy site would have ignored this story on the basis that it has no evidence to back it up…


  6. Milesh Bhana ZA

    February 17, 2010 at 10:39

    “FFXIII significantly poorer on xbox”

    because that will NEVER be true.


    • RSA-Ace

      February 17, 2010 at 12:27

      Well I wouldn’t say NEVER. But I don’t think it will be significantly poorer – It’s just a sensationalist title which always works well.

      But one thing we already know is that the CG audio and video is compressed on the xbox version. The actual in-game is the only thing that is in dispute.


      • Milesh Bhana ZA

        February 17, 2010 at 13:09

        The past suggests that it’s incredibly unlikely. Then again, it depends on what your definition of significantly poorer is. One developer would easily just drop the ball. Causing it to happen.

        The fact is that MS gave the devs better tools. So getting a PS3 game to surpass an XBOX game is definitely doable, but requires more time. Hence my gross generalisation.


        • RSA-Ace

          February 17, 2010 at 13:19

          Yeah. But supposedly the PS3 version was worked on for longer – but I don’t that. And anyway it’s a multiplatform engine so they basically are worked on at the same time.


  7. spl0it

    February 17, 2010 at 12:37

    I sold my PS3 for a Wii because it was such a crappy console.


  8. Ruslan

    February 17, 2010 at 12:50

    Well, it was expected but at least the X360 crowd will get their hands on a FF game afterall. I assume the same topics will crop up when the MGS X360 game is out too. 🙂


    • riezo

      February 17, 2010 at 14:40

      Well the PS wouldnt be the lead console for the development of Rising. Or atleast we dont know what console will be the lead console yet.


  9. BHW

    February 17, 2010 at 15:59

    As somebody who stopped caring about the so called console war a long time ago I do still find it ironic that on the rare occasion that an X-box version of a multiplat is considered superior – its “lazy-assed developers” but when a PS3 version has the edge its “the power of the cell”.


  10. RSA-Ace

    February 18, 2010 at 07:48

    So here the new screenshots released for the X360 version.


    I sure hope that they look terrible because of JPEG compression. I think we’ll be seeing another set of images soon.


  11. WitWolfyZA

    February 18, 2010 at 07:51

    HERE is a link i came across showing the difference between PS3 and 360



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