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Mass Effect series is on 360.

*nod*

 

Really, it just comes down to what games you want to play... and that PS3 has better hardware, but 360 has a better web interface (from what I've seen, anyway), even if you have to pay for it.

 

~Bunda

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PC.

 

Though I do have a PS3.

 

The failure rate for an Xbox 360 is 54.2%.

 

Weird, I could've sworn the failure rate went down. Did you get that percentage from 2006? Cause the last time I checked, the 360 failure rate did go down... by allot.

 

But here's my take:

 

The PS3 has some extremly good single player games, where as Xbox 360 is mainly Online.

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PC.

 

Though I do have a PS3.

 

The failure rate for an Xbox 360 is 54.2%.

 

Weird, I could've sworn the failure rate went down. Did you get that percentage from 2006? Cause the last time I checked, the 360 failure rate did go down... by allot.

 

But here's my take:

 

The PS3 has some extremly good single player games, where as Xbox 360 is mainly Online.

Nope, August 2009.

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PC.

 

Though I do have a PS3.

 

The failure rate for an Xbox 360 is 54.2%.

 

Weird, I could've sworn the failure rate went down. Did you get that percentage from 2006? Cause the last time I checked, the 360 failure rate did go down... by allot.

 

But here's my take:

 

The PS3 has some extremly good single player games, where as Xbox 360 is mainly Online.

Nope, August 2009.

Still sounds really false, I really do not think there is higher than a 1 in 2 chance of failure. Especially after the numerous models released and updated from launch. Out of the 20ish friends I have that own a 360, about 3 to 4 have had a red ring, and some have had their 360's from launch.

 

Anyways, I'd go with 360, I've never really had the desire to play any of the games on the PS3. I do like the interface on the PS3 though.

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360 has great multiplayer, and better games.

 

And everybody says the 360 always fails, but mine is still in the perfect shape I bought it in. It's been about 3 years or so.

 

~U_K~

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Games:

It all comes down to taste here. The PS3 is more for platform games and single-player campaigns whilst the 360 is more for shooter/war simulator games. Mind you, the PS3 does still offer many well-received shooters/war simulators. This works vice-versa, too: the 360 offers a few well-received platform/single-player campaign games. Most of 360's game lineup consists of T or M-rated titles, while the PS3 is more universal about ratings and age compatibility. Since you have a little brother [whose age I do not know, so correct me if I'm wrong (I'm going to say this based on the inquiry that your brother is under 13 or so)], 360 games (of which a majority are M-rated) would be unsuitable for him.

 

Hardware:

Since the PS3 offers Blu-Ray disc compatibility, you not only have a very decent gaming console, but also a high-definition movie/DVD player. Xbox's HDDVD drive was deemed obsolete because of its high price tag and failure to meet Blu-Ray's standards. The PS3 utilizes a 2.5 inch SATA Laptop Hard Drive, but already comes standard with 120 GB of storage. The Xbox also comes with a 120 GB model, but if you wish to upgrade the hard Drive, you are going to have to buy at most a 250 GB XBox exclusive hard drive, which runs for a little over $100. Whereas, for the same price, you can purchase a 500 GB SATA hard drive to upgrade your PS3. The PS3's hard drive is easily exchangable and the licensed manual even shows how to do it, while the XBox is fairly straightforward in the fact that you can't manually insert your own SATA hard drive.

 

Wireless Capability:

The PS3 comes standard with built-in WiFi connectivity, whereas with the Xbox, you will have to buy a separate ethernet cable to connect with your modem, or a wireless adapter, which retails for $99.99. The PS3 includes an internet browser at no extra charge, whilst the XBox doesn't have a browser.

 

Online Play:

The PS3 offers a free online play system known as PSN: PlayStation Network. The Xbox offers Xbox Live, an online experience deemed superior to PSN, yet it runs for $50 a year.

 

Social Networking:

Every PS3 and XBox comes standard with Facebook, Twitter, and that Space (;P) applications. These applications are directly accessible through the XMB: XrossMediaBar (Don't ask why it's an "X" :P ).

 

Personal Preference:

The PS3 and the XBox, while having almost the same components internally, differ aesthetically. For one, the PS3 at first had a shiny black finish, with the words "PLAYSTATION 3" printed across it. The Xbox, on the other hand, is considered sleek, with little to no pointy edges. The PS3, in October 2009, unveiled its "Slim" upgraded model, which shed nearly 3 pounds off the original model and decreased its form factor. The new Slim model also abandoned its shiny fingerprint-prone casing for a charcoal-black matte finish, with the word "PS3" imprinted on its side. The PS3's controller is a slightly upgraded version of its PS2 "Dualshock 2" controller in that it incorporates a new technology known as SIXAXIS, which enables motion-sensitive capabilities, similar to those of the Wii remote controller. Also, it loses the "Analog" indicator button and replaces it with a PS Home button, and when clicked brings up the XMB. Also, the R2/L2 have lost their simple click functionality and were replaced with "triggers," allowing them to be pressed slowly and further back, similar to a gun trigger, but they still retain the same function in-game. The XBox controller is the exact same thing as the PS3 controller; the fact that the left analog stick and directional buttons are inverted makes for the only difference between the two controllers. Fanboys of system frequently state that the XBox is far more comfortable than the PS3 controller, and I must respectfully agree, though, being a PS user for the past 4 years, I am accustomed to the Dualshock layout. XBox offers two different controllers, one being a wireless controller, and the other being a wired controller. People prefer the wireless, so long as they can bear with replacing the wireless controller's double-A batteries every now and again. The PS3, on the other hand, contains a lithium-ion battery and uses a generic USB to mini-USB cable to charge it up. You can find these cords for as cheap as 10 cents on sites like Amazon and eBay. XBox also offers the Play and Charge kit, similar to the PS3's charging cable, but this one is console exclusive, and the cheapest you will find it is $30.

 

Backwards Compatibility:

The PS3's first generation models (60GB and 20GB) supported full PS2 and PS1 Backwards compatibility, but more recent models have stripped the PS2 compatibility while retaining PS1 compatibility. Note that select PS1 titles are available for full download over the PSN. The XBox features backwards compatibility with just over 480 selected XBox games.

 

Console Accessories:

Both systems are able to stream NetFlix via a Live Streaming disc. The good thing about PS3 is that it utilizes Bluetooth wireless technology, and instead of buying specific console accessories, you can purchase any generic Bluetooth headset for use during online play. Any generic 2.5mm headset is compatible the XBox controller. The XBox also offers an exclusive wireless headset, which is also compatible with a Windows computer via an adapter. The XBox controller can also work with this adapter for use of Windows PC Games. The XBox and PS3 both offer messaging kits that consist of a miniature QWERTY keyboard that can be mounted to the system's controllers. While the XBox's controller receives the keyboard on the underside, where your palms would be, the PS3 controller receives it from the top, where the shoulder buttons (R1, R2, L1, L2) are located.

 

Top Selling Games (All-Time):

XBox 360:

1. Halo 3

2. Gears of War

3. Gears of War 2

4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

5. Grand Theft Auto 4

6. Modern Warfare

7. Call of Duty: World at War

8. Halo 3: ODST

9. Forza Motorsport 2

10. Fable 2

11. Assassin's Creed

12. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

13. Guitar Hero 2

14. Mass Effect 2

15. Saints Row

PS3:

1. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

2. Motorstorm

3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

5. Grand Theft Auto 4

6. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

7. Resistance: Fall of Man

8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

9. Final Fantasy XIII

10. Resident Evil 5

11. Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

12. inFAMOUS

13. Heavenly Sword

14. Killzone 2

15. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift

 

Conclusion:

Owning each system is extremely fun, though I personally prefer PS3. I hope this review helps you choose. :)

 

-SK

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Bah.

 

WII WILL EAT YOUR BRAAAAAAIIIIIINS.

 

Then you'll be under the Neya zombie horde instead of the EW zombie horde!

 

And OUR HORDE HAS FREE INTERNET ACCESS>

 

Hyper Neya Out. :kaukaunu:

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