THE OFFICIAL PS3 vs. XBOX360 vs. Wii thread

Discussion in 'Computer Games and Consoles' started by ghost, Aug 14, 2006.

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Which do you like better: 360, PS3, Wii

  1. 360

    117 vote(s)
    43.7%
  2. PS3

    89 vote(s)
    33.2%
  3. Wii

    62 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. JTM

    JTM New Member

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    Just go with XBox 360. But only if you want a great online service and experience. Go with the Wii for the fun factor. And leave the PS3 out to dry.:D
     
  2. Skizzor

    Skizzor New Member

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    PS3 has the same features as xbox live, if not better. Its also free.
     
  3. ahajv4life

    ahajv4life New Member

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    ooooo let me weigh in.....o wait...how can we have a comparison thread if only ONE of the THREE platforms is out. Ohh...we can go on rumors!! Xbox is the only system out. Playstation is having game developers drop out like rain. Wii...What can you say about the Wii....Weee we're having fun. So, since I HAVE ONLY PLAYED the 360....gonna say...the 360.
     
  4. JTM

    JTM New Member

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    That's what Sony said, but nothing of material proof is available. So as it stands Xbox Live is better. Also Xbox Live has years of development ahead of Sony's online.
     
  5. Marzeth

    Marzeth New Member

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    This is it. The moment Sony steps up and shows the world why the PS3 will rule the next gen console battle and win the war. It's all in this article.

    Resistance: Fall of Man CEO tells us why this game could only be developed for the PS3 and not the PS2, XBox, XBox360 and PC. Processing power and storage WILL indeed be a concern for Microsoft and very soon... PS3 Launch Day to be exact.

    Ted Price, Founder & CEO: It would have been very, very difficult to create Resistance on any other platform. First, this game requires an incredible amount of processing power to support the large number of moving characters and objects in the levels. Every one of our characters has sophisticated AI and navigation routines running in the background. Plus, every object -- including characters -- has to access our physics and collision systems constantly. And, of course, I'm ignoring all the other processes that have to occur simultaneously to create immersive, believable environments. What a game like Resistance requires is parallel processing on a massive scale and fortunately the Cell's SPUs give us this. We can take complex and expensive systems and move them onto the SPUs, which are extremely good at number-crunching. When these systems run in parallel it means we can do more per frame and that means more detail in the game.

    Second, the game requires more than 20 gigabytes of storage space, which means that the only viable storage medium for us is Blu-ray. We could not have fit this game on a DVD or a HD-DVD. So, yet another reason that the game could only have been created on the PlayStation 3.


    Check out the whole interview here:
    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/729/729630p4.html
     
  6. DCIScouts

    DCIScouts VIP Member

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    November release date, hmm... Well now's the time for them to meet that date! (and get those prices for sure out for consumers to start absorbing the shock...)
     
  7. Burgerbob

    Burgerbob New Member

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    Arent DH-DVDs up to like 30GB?
     
  8. DCIScouts

    DCIScouts VIP Member

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    No, HD-DVD's are supposed to be (and believe are) 15 GB, where Blu-Ray are around 50 GB, also part of the reason why Sony is pricing games at $70. Too bad even when the technology gets dirt cheap they'll still charge the same price (like DVDs, or even CDs for the PS2). Until the next format comes out...
     
  9. Burgerbob

    Burgerbob New Member

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    O wow, i thought that HD-DVD and Blu-Ray were about the same. Ooops. And i have to agree with you on the price issue... they will still charge 60 bucks a game in 2009, im guessing.
     
  10. DCIScouts

    DCIScouts VIP Member

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    Yeah, completely bogus. And the whole war is actually causing a lot of rifts in the movie/technology industries...

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1184056,00.html
     
  11. P11

    P11 VIP Member

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    Sorry to say this but your wrong. The average Blu-Ray disc stores 25GB of information, whereas the average HD-DVD disc stores 15GB. Both discs also have dual layer options, Blu-Ray= 50GB, and HD-DVD = 30GB.

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    Last edited: Sep 3, 2006
  12. DCIScouts

    DCIScouts VIP Member

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    Ah, must have been remembering a single-layer HD-DVD and a double layer Blu-Ray... whoops! :eek:
     
  13. Yasu

    Yasu New Member

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2006
  14. Tystrasza

    Tystrasza New Member

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    Sony has said i think that they know people are going to buy their stuff no matter how much it is.. i so hope that that blows up in their face.

    Spending 600+ on a PS3 then 70$ per game.. = no thanks
     
  15. ghost

    ghost Active Member

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    PS3 prosponed till March 2007 in europe :( Even though before hand shops were taking preorders for units to come in November 2006 @ £549.99, im glad i didnt preorder it.
     
  16. bigsaucybob

    bigsaucybob New Member

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    Wow, I haven't seen that. Are they joking? Why would they do that? How dumb.
     
  17. Yasu

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  18. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    By the time the PS3 comes out... XBOX will already have made a new console :p
     
  19. DCIScouts

    DCIScouts VIP Member

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    And Nintendo will have bought out the XBox :p
     
  20. bigsaucybob

    bigsaucybob New Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised.

    That would surprise me, the Wii and 360 will be good partners. Such as many customers having the ability to own both. Since you could technically buy a Wii and an Xbox 360 for a PS3.
     

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