PS3 version of Ghostbusters fails in head to head

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LensOfTruth have become known as a reasonly reputable site who’s main aim is to compare cross platform games on a regular basis and publishing their results.

However they have shot to the top of the fanboy hate list this morning by publishing a Xbox 360 and PS3 comparison of the upcoming Ghostbusters title because the differences are incredible. You don’t need HD images in this comparison to see the difference and I would dare any PS3 fan to actually try and say their version looks better.

Just mouse over the images to see the subsequent Xbox 360 versions of these images…

But life is never that simple is it… according to a forum post by a member of the Terminal Velocity team the PS3 version that is being compared here is a pre-alpha version that was released prior to the final graphics polish being added and the retail versions will not be this bad.

That would be the end of the story except now Arsetechnica have crashed the party and stated that the versions being compared were both retail versions and these comparisons stand.


But don’t worry, the drama doesn’t end there… To backup the claim that the PS3 version is greatly inferior, Ben Kuchera has kindly taped what it looks like in the fire station on the PS3 version.

You can check out all the comparison shots here LensOfTruth or the Arstechnica backup story here or even LensOfTruth‘s new update defending itself against claims of bias.

I can only imagine that heads are going to roll if this story is not fake as Ghostbusters is Sony’s licence and this would be hugely embarrassing for the big wigs over in Tokyo.

Last Updated: June 17, 2009

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Darkling

    Here we go again. Flame on!

  • Why did I think that Ghostbusters was exclusive to PS3?

  • According to this its still an exclusive, so I dont know what they comparing there? Maybe thats the old Wii version before it got canned?–131138.phtml

  • WitWolfyZA

    Im sure this game was created from the ground up for the PS3… And are both console versions “Pre-alpha versions” then?

    Or is the xbox the retail version??

  • janrik

    Xbox retail is selling in US, and region free. My copy arrives tomorrow!

  • ewie

    Only exclusive in europe. But the American version is region free.

  • ewie

    well would like to see the eurogamer version of this review.

  • Fox1

    When your graphics ain’t…looking too good…who you gonna call? XBox 360!!! :biggrin:

  • StNick

    If this is true, then it will be the first PS3 / Xbox head-to-head that is enough to convince me NOT to buy the PS3 version. That’s just ridiculous!

  • Darkling

    I think the developers did a kuk job or have no talent at all working with the Ps3. How on earth can a game like Gta4 look almost identical on both systems? Then comes a game like this which probably have lower quality graphics than Gta4 and then difference is that huge.
    This is fake or they should fire everyone who worked on the Ps3 version.

  • We discussed this whole story quite a lot on the Lazygamer Podcast, so if you haven’t listened to it yet, SIES! Check it out and comment as well and let us know what you think. Mark and Danny from QCF Designs are developers and understand a lot of how this stuff works, so give it a listen.

  • Inzo

    Damn the xbox fanboys are so afraid of the PS3 that they will pounce on anything to dis it,well here is some news for you,Uncharted 2 and God Of War3 looks better on the PS3,OH thats right its PS3 exclusives!!!!!

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