Re: 10 Reasons why PS3 is Superior to Xbox
- From: "alvinstraight38@xxxxxxxxxxx" <alvinstraight38@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 13:31:34 -0700
On Sep 4, 12:12 pm, The alMIGHTY N <natle...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sep 4, 9:46 am, "alvinstraigh...@xxxxxxxxxxx"
I find all these system wars posts to be humorous because a year from
now, it will all be forgotten as PS3 dominates the market. Let me lay
out the reasons why people should buy PS3 instead of Xbox:
This is going to be fun...
1. Sony has a history of milking their consoles for years and years.
PS2 is still going strong today. Xbox has a history of dumping their
consoles after just 2 -3 years. PS3 may be more expensive, but you
will definitely get your money's worth in the long run.
The PS2 was by far the most successful console of the previous
generation. Developers continue to support the console because of the
massive install base which continues to grow, albeit more slowly now.
This is only possible because the PS2 won the previous generation.
With that logic, Xbox 1 was dumped because of a small install base.
Simply to make more $$$. Microsoft doesn't care about giving gamers aFrom what I call, Microsoft dumped the console in its prime. Why?
great experience. They want your money, plain and simple. Why put
your trust in a company that has a history of creating monopolies and
charging outrageous prices for their software?
You can't list something that requires the console to be a success as
a reason for people to make the console a success.
It's called a proven track record. Just like I know that a new
Blizzard game is going to be good. The odds that Ps3 will simply die
off are slim to none. The odds are better that Sony will be
supporting the PS3 for many years to come.
2. Sony has a history of massive game libraries. Stop all the moaning
about the weak library. This is only temporarily. A year from now,
Sony's exclusive library will easily rival or beat Xbox. Look at the
PSP. It is a failed handheld, yet now has a huge library.
Again, the Playstation consoles had massive game libraries because
they were able to build massive install bases from the onset.
If you want to talk history, talk about how the PS1 and the PS2 both
had stronger launch titles than the PS3 and both had much stronger
game line-ups at this same point in their lives.
If you want to talk history, Xbox 360 had a horrible launch with games
like Kameo and Perfect Dark totally tanking. This time last year,
there was only like 2 good games for Xbox. Face it, the console has
produced only two system sellers, Gears of Wars. I will be able to
play Gears of War on my PC with extra content, and Halo 3 will
eventually find its way to PC. There is no reason to own a Xbox for
3. Ring Red of Death, nuff said.
Free replacement Xbox 360, nuff said.
= weeks of not having a console. That would suck around holidays.
Regardless of their
Warranty, it is still a major pain to have to package and mail your
console to them.
But in case that's not enough... newer chips that should resolve this
4. Sony is about giving options to players. Microsoft is about
nickeling and diming you for everything. Microsoft also offers a lot
of cheap gimmicks to get your money like a Halo themed console.
Oooooh. Big freaking deal. You can load Linux on a PS3 and open up
all kinds of possibilities including surfing the internet. Basically
you can jack into a PS3 that uses USB.
This is a multi-parter:
a) "Sony is about giving options to players" -- You mean like the
option to NOT have to pay an extra $200 for a Blu-Ray drive? Or how
about the option to NOT play inferior ports of Xbox 360 games?
That's lame. Yes, I have the option to NOT use these features if I
don't want to.
The inferior ports have only been the result of lazy developers, not
Sony's fault. Oblivion proved to be quite SUPERIOR on PS3, and Ninja
Gaiden Sigma blew Xbox's version out of the water.
b) "Microsoft is about nickeling and diming you for everything." --
Actually, Microsoft is all about giving players options. Players have
the option to download all sorts of visual upgrades to their interface
for a small fee. Players have the option to download extra content for
their games. Note that the fees for these options are actually
encouraged by most developers, who salivate at the ability to get a
few extra bucks out of gamers for this content. If you're complaining
about this, you should also call out phone companies for making you
pay for text messages, ring tones, songs, etc.
c) "Microsoft also offers a lot of cheap gimmicks to get your money
like a Halo themed console." -- How is offering a dedicated Halo gamer
the option to buy a themed console a reason NOT to buy an Xbox 360
that doesn't have that theme? Your argument's making less and less
Yes, Microsoft gives options, but at a price. Charging a fan $50 -
100 extra for a console that has a different paint job is just
d) "You can load Linux on a PS3 and open up all kinds of possibilities
including surfing the internet." -- Which is great because tons of
video gamers know what Linux even is (shown by the enormous number of
consumer Linux installations) and/or love to surf the Internet using
their television (shown by the tremendous success of WebTV).
Face it, youtube.com and videos are the future of the internet and
most people rather watch videos on tv instead of a tiny computer
window. The ability to surf youtube in your recliner is a great
advantage. I'm sure if gamers would eagerly learn Linux when they
realize that they could come hundreds of video files to the hard
drive. You try that crap with Microsoft, and they void your warranty
asap. Nice guys.
e) "Basically you can jack into a PS3 that uses USB." -- Absolutely
true... but who wants to?
Turning Ps3 into the ultimate media machine is a big advantage.
5. Free online play. Xbox'rs will claim that Xbox live is really very
cheap, but when you add in all the extra crap you pay for, it gets
expensive. Charging for a skin or new map? That's sad. With the
freedom of PS3, players will eventually be able to upload mods and new
maps. Plus, let's say Xbox 360 lasts another 3 years. That's $150
bucks adding to your console price. Not cheap.
You get what you pay for. Sony's online gaming service is barely
comparable to the first version of Xbox Live that launched with the
original Xbox console.
Have you even tried PS3's online service? They have an easy to use
download management that can queue up downloads and run in the
background. You also get a buddy messaging system, lag free games
even if you are downloading files. Files are easy to locate and
delete, and games like Resistance have all the ranking crap that Xbox
lovers fawn over. Online play is about the gameplay, not the frilly
crap, and games like Warhawk online are among the best online
experience that you can have.
You may also remember that Sony said that it is up to the individual
publishers to determine whether they will charge for online gaming and
downloadable extras. It's highly unlikely that companies like EA are
going to be nearly as "charitable" as Sony.
Just like they charge for online PC play huh? It won't happen.
Regarding your user-created content... this is only possible IF the
game's developers spend the extra time and money to include it into
the game's functionality.
With that logic, PC games would not be modifiable.
It was a good try, Alvin, but pretty much a wash out.
6. PSN keeps getting better - new demos, games and videos are being
Xbox Live Marketplace is getting even better at the same time. New
demos, games and videos have been added weekly for the past 2 years.
How is this a reason to buy a PS3 over an Xbox 360, especially
considering that what Microsoft is putting up on their network is a
LOT better than what Sony is putting up on theirs.
Xbox live had a year's head start. The point is the claim that PSN is
a dead service is completely false.
In any case, this isn't a mark of the network service itself getting
better... the service is just packed with more content. The service is
still horribly designed and not nearly as good.
7. Xbox sucks at role playing games. Two Worlds is proof of this.
Sony won with PS3 because of the excellent RPG games. They will do
the same with PS3 starting with Folklore.
That Two Worlds is a crappy game is only proof that the developer
sucks at developing RPGs... or at least RPGs for gaming consoles.
Two Worlds is one of the few RPG titles for Xbox. When you only have
a handful to choose from, a big stinking turd of a game is pretty bad.
Sony's PS2 won the previous generation because of an enormous breadth
and width of game genres and titles, made possible because of the
tremendous success of the PS1, the decent first year of titles and the
lack of any competition that first year.
The enormous success of Grand Theft Auto III and its sequels also
helped a lot. GTA: Vice City was the top selling game for the PS2, San
Andreas was the second best selling game and the original was the 4th
best selling game. Gran Turismo 3 took the 3rd spot and 4 took the 5th
spot. Number 6 is MGS 2.
And Sony will most likely repeat this success. In fact, Rockstar is
producing an exclusive title for the PS3.
Kingdom Hearts is the first RPG on the list and it's at number 7. It's
also considered sub-par by many RPG players. Final Fantasy X is only
number 8 on the list and then we got another non-RPG game, MGS 3, at
number 9. Final Fantasy XII rounds out the top 10 best selling PS2
If you add up the total units sold worldwide for all 3 of the RPGs on
the list, they barely make it past the number of units for just Vice
City (14.3 million versus 13 million).
Not sure what your point is. Go to Gamespot and sort their list of
PS2 RPGS. You will find 10 - 20 in the 8.0 or higher rating. Sales
numbers are irrelevant.
Oh yeah... what the hell is Folklore?
Another PS3 exclusive coming out in a few weeks. It features gorgeous
visuals and unique RPG gameplay. There are plenty of games coming out
that don't need hyping to be successful.
8. Blu-ray is going to win. Cmon, everyone knows it will happen.
Far from everyone knows this. Most consumers don't even know the
difference between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD LOL.
If consumers were this clueless, you would not see Blu-ray in stores
like Wal-mart or Blockbuster. Oh yea, Blockbuster went Blu-ray
exclusive. HD-DVD's only hope lies in Netflix. Lol
9. You can only play the Haze and Unreal this year on PS3. The odds
of Haze being a dull FPS is slim. It is developed by Ubisoft who has
a proven track record of excellent titles. Unreal will offer killer
Killer gameplay and graphics.
Unreal Tournament 3 comes out for the Xbox 360 early next year and
will likely look better on the Xbox 360. Sony made big noise about how
Epic is helping them optimize the Unreal Engine for the PS3
architecture but who really thinks they'll be able to make it look as
good, let alone better? As it stands, the engine and the PS3 are
Not that you can prove.
Haze does look interesting but will likely come out on the Xbox 360
Ubisoft announced that there are no plans to release it for PC or Xbox
On the flipside, Halo 3 will NEVER come out for the PS3. BioShock
won't come out for the PS3 anytime soon, if it ever does. Same with
Gears of War. Same with a lot of other Xbox 360 games.
As pointed earlier, I can play all these games on my PC. You lose.
What's your point?
10. Historically and overall, Final Fantasy is a bigger franchise than
Halo and you can only play it on PS3!
Final Fantasy has fans from way back in the NES days before Bungie
even put out Marathon LOL. I should hope that Final Fantasy as a
franchise has sold more just on that basis alone.
But to be fair, let's look at the sales of titles from both franchises
since the PS2/Xbox/GameCube generation:
Halo and Halo 2 combined: 13 million worldwide
FFX, FFXII and FFX-2 combined: 11.68 million worldwide
Sorry but I find that hard to believe.
Xbox systems: 24 million worldwide
PS2 systems: 117.89 million worldwide
So not only does the Halo franchise outsell the Final Fantasy
franchise during the period when it was actually in existence, it
destroys Final Fantasy as far as ratios of title to system.
The sad reality is Xbox's only hope rests on a generic shooter that is
way overhyped. I played the first Halo, and it got kinda boring after
shooting the exact same creatures over and over.
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