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Rockitdog
06-17-2010, 11:48 AM
I am currently a happy PS3 owner (who converted from a xbox360 originally) who is considering a switch. I bought my PS3 about 2 years ago simply for the blu-ray player (which to date I have watched exactly 1 blu-ray movie) and for the built-in wi-fi. With the release of the new Xbox 360 I'm now considering a switch back as the new 360s have built in wi-fi and a built in 250GB hard drive.

PS3's network has always been 2nd to XBOX Live from what I hear as I only began playing games online with my PS3 so I've never tried Live. Is Live really that much better?

Is it worth it???

Feņa14
06-17-2010, 12:04 PM
In my opinion it's totally worth it.

I don't know what i'd do if i I didn't get my daily fix of beating Canadian kids at NHL 10 on xbox live! :)

mozzer
06-17-2010, 12:07 PM
So much better support for online on the xbox!

Rockitdog
06-17-2010, 12:11 PM
The new 360 does look sweet! Just something about having a blu-ray player though....even though I never use it. I do miss the splinter cell games though. Such a tough descision.....

TheJRK
06-17-2010, 12:20 PM
Do you have to have one or the other?

I bought a PS3 for Blu-Ray and since it had built-in WiFi (a must for Blu-Ray players). I also play a few PS3 exclusive games on it, but I don't play online.

I also have an Xbox360 that I play online games with, since it has a much better online gaming community (bratty, racist 9 year-old kids excluded).

I also have a Wii, which is fun to play, but even more fun when you are drunk.

Rockitdog
06-17-2010, 12:26 PM
I love MLB 10 The show for PS3 so that is what I'm gonna miss. The wifi was also a big part of my switch but since the 360 has it now its a wash. I think I'm making the switch....

We do have a wii that my wife plays but I don't play that much at all.

baseline_monster
06-17-2010, 12:44 PM
I would say PS3 all day, but the new 360 looks as good and I think i prefer game play on XBOX. Like the PS3 for the online and ease of storing movies etc

Feņa14
06-17-2010, 12:48 PM
I would say PS3 all day, but the new 360 looks as good and I think i prefer game play on XBOX. Like the PS3 for the online and ease of storing movies etc

Yeah, the games are pretty much the same on each console, the games that i'm interested in anyway. For me it came down to my preference for a brilliant online experience over a blu-ray player.

HellBunni
06-17-2010, 12:51 PM
why not just get a new xbox 360 and keep the ps3?

you have to remember, xbox live costs money. and it doesn't sound like you play online too much anyways.

Rockitdog
06-17-2010, 01:06 PM
why not just get a new xbox 360 and keep the ps3?

you have to remember, xbox live costs money. and it doesn't sound like you play online too much anyways.

I can't afford both (plus my brother offered me $250 for my PS3) and I would actually be more inclined to play online since I have more friends playing on Live anyway. Live is only like $50 for a 1 year membership which is pretty reasonable IMO.

quest01
06-17-2010, 01:10 PM
The new 360 does look sweet! Just something about having a blu-ray player though....even though I never use it. I do miss the splinter cell games though. Such a tough descision.....

Thats the only reason why you want to make the switch to the 360 is because of the new xbox model, thats alright, I'm thinking about updating my 4 year old 360 for the new model. I like the idea that it has built in wifi and larger vents to prevent the red rings of death.

agassi fan
06-17-2010, 04:37 PM
do not buy a 360 they are terrible they mess up so easily i went through 4 of them and now i have a ps3

BullDogTennis
06-17-2010, 04:47 PM
do not buy a 360 they are terrible they mess up so easily i went through 4 of them and now i have a ps3

i had 1 problem with my original xbox...and the new xbox's are supose to be much much better....i hate ps3's...never have liked them (as much as i've tried) i'll stick with xbox, atleast until Apple comes out with a gaming system!

quest01
06-17-2010, 04:57 PM
do not buy a 360 they are terrible they mess up so easily i went through 4 of them and now i have a ps3

I went through 2 xbox 360s from the red rings of death, the third one I've had for over a year without any problems. The new slim 360 has a larger fan and larger vents for heat dissipation.

vote4Pedro
06-17-2010, 06:05 PM
PS3 has been getting better and better recently. I have both but I now play my PS3 more.

-Pedro

Rockitdog
06-17-2010, 06:12 PM
The new xbox 360 is supposed to have more ventilation and help it run cooler than the previous ones. I do have to say I also went through 3 of them which was also part of why I went to PS3. I had forgotten about that little detail... no I am re-thinking again.

TheJRK
06-18-2010, 10:39 AM
I can't afford both (plus my brother offered me $250 for my PS3) and I would actually be more inclined to play online since I have more friends playing on Live anyway. Live is only like $50 for a 1 year membership which is pretty reasonable IMO.

You can't afford both? PS3 online is free, so you technically wouldn't be spending any more money if you kept the PS3 and got an Xbox and paid the $50/month for Live.

Unless you mean, you can't afford an Xbox360 without selling your PS3.

Rockitdog
06-18-2010, 12:59 PM
You can't afford both? PS3 online is free, so you technically wouldn't be spending any more money if you kept the PS3 and got an Xbox and paid the $50/month for Live.

Unless you mean, you can't afford an Xbox360 without selling your PS3.

Correct- can't afford a 360 without selling the PS3. I wish I had an extra $300 laying around :)

Chezbeeno
06-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Just so's you know, yes xbox live is amazing, if you get a 360 make sure you either get the newest model or the Elite version because my brother has had all kinds of problems with older ones

HellBunni
06-18-2010, 06:52 PM
Correct- can't afford a 360 without selling the PS3. I wish I had an extra $300 laying around :)

but you can afford $50 a year? I think it's better to just save up extra money and keep both.

Since new hardware usually means there will be new bugs and you can see if the RROD is really fixed with the new xbox.

NickH87
06-19-2010, 03:44 PM
do not buy a 360 they are terrible they mess up so easily i went through 4 of them and now i have a ps3

My ps3 broke after 5 months of purchase. Still on my first xbox 2 months after its release.

I bought an arcade from a friend, but havent had to use it yet, I thought my original 360 would have bricked by now lol.

Rockitdog
06-19-2010, 04:36 PM
do not buy a 360 they are terrible they mess up so easily i went through 4 of them and now i have a ps3

Microsoft not only acknowledged the problems they had with the 360s but they also changed the warranty from 90 days to 3 years which is actually better than Sony's warranty now.

Part of the issue is that people keep them inside of TV stands/ cabinets where there is little to no ventilation and they just get too hot for that. I think by now people have gotten smarter about it and most of the issues people have with the 360s are from people not being smart with them.

tennisnoob3
06-19-2010, 04:49 PM
I can't afford both (plus my brother offered me $250 for my PS3) and I would actually be more inclined to play online since I have more friends playing on Live anyway. Live is only like $50 for a 1 year membership which is pretty reasonable IMO.

you can easily find live for $30-40 if you look.

i use cheapassgamer.com to help me find good deals on new releases, live, etc.

btw, if you have the cash get the wireless microsoft headset

Rockitdog
06-20-2010, 06:49 PM
you can easily find live for $30-40 if you look.

i use cheapassgamer.com to help me find good deals on new releases, live, etc.

btw, if you have the cash get the wireless microsoft headset

Best buy has a 12 month live membership on sale for $40 this week. I'm putting the wireless headset on my Christmas list ;)

jigar
06-20-2010, 11:01 PM
PS3 is going to have paid online service coming. Wait till it come out and then compare.

Mig1NC
06-21-2010, 03:05 AM
I was on the fence, basically torn between the current gen (six months ago) 360 and PS3.

For me the free PS3 network, builtin wireless network adapter, and blu-ray player are what pushed it over the top. The exclusive games was a push for me becuase I really like some of the exclusives on both sides.

Now, the next gen 360 will have builtin wireless-N but still does not have a blu-ray player (I think MS has some sour grapes over the HDDVD vs Blu-Ray battle).

Once PS3 network is no longer free (some point in the future), it will be a much closer decision.

mp2002
06-21-2010, 06:44 AM
I'd recommend xbox 360. It just seems more user friendly. and there's that new project Natal thing coming out in the fall and if that's any good you'll want the xbox.

Rockitdog
06-21-2010, 08:02 AM
PS3 is going to have paid online service coming. Wait till it come out and then compare.

I've been hearing about this paid service forever (since I bought the PS3) and it hasn't yet materialized.

Mansewerz
06-21-2010, 08:03 AM
My ps3 crapped out after like 2 years. Now it's $150 to replace it. Will prob do it soon, but i'm in no rush

Rockitdog
06-21-2010, 08:04 AM
I was on the fence, basically torn between the current gen (six months ago) 360 and PS3.

For me the free PS3 network, builtin wireless network adapter, and blu-ray player are what pushed it over the top. The exclusive games was a push for me becuase I really like some of the exclusives on both sides.

Now, the next gen 360 will have builtin wireless-N but still does not have a blu-ray player (I think MS has some sour grapes over the HDDVD vs Blu-Ray battle).

Once PS3 network is no longer free (some point in the future), it will be a much closer decision.

I was the same way when I bought my PS3- wireless and blu-ray had me won but to date I have watched all of one blu-ray movie and with the 360 being wireless its a much closer battle. They have been talking about the PS3 network bacoming a paid one like Live for sometime but I doubt it will happen. I actually think its in their best interest not make it paid.

mozzer
06-21-2010, 09:32 AM
I have had my 360 for like 3 years i think and have had more than a fair share of hours out of it recently with COD and havent had a single problem

TennisNinja
06-21-2010, 10:01 AM
360 all the way.

tennisnoob3
06-21-2010, 05:58 PM
I've been hearing about this paid service forever (since I bought the PS3) and it hasn't yet materialized.

it has, but recently.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/15/cross-game-party-chat-coming-to-ps3-with-strings-attached/