Skip to comments.X Box 360 or Sony Playstation?
Posted on 11/23/2011 3:56:54 AM PST by killermosquito
My son spends more time at his friends than at home because of his love for video gaming. We would like to see more of him and wonder what freepers think. So lets have a Free Republic X Box versus Playstation smackdown. What are you suggestions?
....what does his megathumb Buddie use?
All I know is that X-box has more graphically violent M-rated games than Playstation. I’d go with X-box, unless he’s under 14 and too young to get into that stuff.
I’d say PS3. More good game exclusives, slightly better graphics, blue-ray player and free online play. The Ps3 has a better record for not turning into a brick as well.
Spend more time as a family, playing card games, or boggle, or scrabble, monopoly.
Enough! Please stop telling other people how to raise their kids!
Gears of War is the best game series of all time, in my opinion, and it’s an XBox exclusive. The Halo series was XBox exclusive as well. I cannot think of a similarly impressive game or series that was PS3 exclusive. XBox Live, even though it is a pay service, is an awesome service for online gaming. I have both PS3 and XBox, and I do like the Blu-Ray player on the PS3, but for online gaming, the XBox is better, IMO.
As you have already indicated, video games are an avenue of social interaction for your child’s generation, which includes online/multiplayer games.
Although hard-core gamers may argue the finer points of graphics, franchises, exclusive content, etc. the fact remains that many game titles are chosen because of their ‘play against friends’ capability. For this reason, the X-Box is the way to go.
Long time PS2. I just have to get my thrills a little later than everyone else. Much cheaper though. I guess if it has wheels and a racing motor, I like to drive it.
We have 2 of each. Since the Sony break-in, we switched exclusively to XBOX. We opt to use a point system so our credit card info is not stored. By and large the games play the same, the PlayStation gives a slightly lighter touch than the XBox (Comparing Burnout Paradise on both platforms), and only slightly better rendering quality. The XBox is a lot more restrictive in terms of connectivity, and they or our ISP recently made changes in which it was impossible to sustain a connection to the games marketplace. However, we got free tech advice from Microsoft, changed some of our router settings (same settings worked perfectly before) and now everything is golden.
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Deu 6:6 “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
Deu 6:7 “You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
Deu 11:19 “You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.
I think I would choose the Reallife 100.
I only have the original XBox, not the 360. Can all three Gears be played on it or does one have to have the new XBox 360?
I have the same question for Halo.......FWIW, I've had the XBox since about 2007 and the only games I've played on it are Halo 1 and 2..........
It depends on what games his friends are playing, especially if they are online. We have both, the PS3 sits, XBOX is what they all play right now.
i prefer the xbox 360. among other reasons, i chose it because i didn’t care about blu-ray, and most of my friends have that system.
i’d suggest getting whichever one more of his friends have so he can swap games and play online with them.
I want the PS3 game Battle vs Chess.
Currently it cannot be sold in the U.S. - under litigation
I can purchase it on Amazon.de ( Amazon in Germany )
Will a PS3 game bought in Europe work in the USA ?
I know there are region codes for dvds.
Are there region codes for video games too?
thanks for any help
This morning I found FOUR cd’s stuck in the PS3.
I need to do a better job at babysitting.
XBox 360 is far superior for online play
PS3. blue ray...wireless.. access to streaming video ..netflix, etc Don’t play too many games Tiger golf, shooter games..
Best Christmas gift we ever got for ourselves.
Another option (not sure how feasible, mind you) is to get a Wii instead. It doesn’t have all of the latest and greatest pixel-pushers, but it has some good games for teens, plus a lot of games for the whole family to play together, Netflix streaming, etc.
Barring that, I’d probably go with the Xbox, if only for Kinect — if they’re gonna play video games, make them “active” games (and some chance of a workout for the parents, too!)
Xbox live requires a monthly fee, playstation does not.
PS3 had the system for two years no problem. No charges for online play, I had no data hacked eitther.
I would go with the PS3
XBox 360 is good for shooter games, and Playstation 3 is good sports games and God Of War 3. The controllers for the Playstation 3, in my experience, aren’t as good as the XBox 360 controller. For the XBox, the games I mostly play are the Call of Duty games. I’m looking to get Battlefield 3 for it as well. True the Playstation network is free, and Xbox Live Gold membership is $60 a year, but sometimes the old saying holds true “You get what you pay for!”.
If XBOX has corrected some of the flaws of its earlier models, then I’d say choose it. My Son has one, and it crapped out with the infamous blinking red light. Just outside of the warranty period, so it would be close to $300 to get it fixed.
Google XBOX and flashing red light for more info. There have been a lot of boxes with this issue.
the move by Sony is pretty neat, My son loves the volleyball game...:)
I had an original xbox and now a ps3, while i miss playing HALO the PS3 is way better IMO... havent had any probs with it...I bought a 360, got the RRD the first day!! took it back and got the PS3... :)
Which gives the X-Box a very simple but effective means of staving off trolls that frequently ruin online games.
With that said, you might see your son more but interaction with him might will be a whole other challenge when he's online.
Xbox 360. Better games, better system (with the exception of lacking a blu-ray player), vastly better online system (Xbox Live), and even costs a bit less than a PS3. Throw in Kinect, better controllers, and the fact that PSN has been hacked twice this year alone. No contest.
The most important thing to do is FIRST look at the available games for each console. Many are the same, but there are notable exceptions. The general rule of thumb is to choose the console whose games best reflect your playing interest. Kinect is considered a joke by serious gamers, but it is well liked by casual gamers. It appealed to the Wii crowd of casual party gamers, but if you play shooters, role playing games, or even sports it is not as efficient as the controller.
The difference in graphics between the two is marginal and not really a factor. I think the Xbox controller feels better in the hand, the ps controller always appeared to be undeveloped from the previous generation. So spend some time just holding the controller.
See what his friends have, and get that one. Thats the main thing really. Its all online and stuff. needs to run the same games.
Get the 360 with the 250g hard drive, I have also the Kinect, its great for those that actually want to get off their butts and move around, if you have any younger children get the Kinectimals, my son who is 17 plays that and loves it but wimps out on the sports games. I like the sports games like boxing and discus and javelin.
But both of us are total Halo gamers, we just finished for about the 50th time the very first Halo:Combat Evolved, they re-released it with upgraded graphic, sounds and more dialogue. Absolutely awesome!
Yes the 360 wireless controllers are great, but they have the best games like Gears of War and all the Halo games.
About the Kinect, its quite groundbreaking and future games like a Star Wars lightsaber duels will be interactive, many say its lightyears better than the Wii. And just buying a console because it has Bluray is moot when you can get a non 3-D version pretty cheap separately.
There is no path that reason can illuminate for you to travel. Forwards you shall go into the mystery.
Also, this weekend they are having killer deals accessible ONLINE, so no going to the store.
BIG THING: This special I'm including has a "Buy 2 get 1 FREE" special for used games, regardless of what platform you buy. It is also available online, for your convenience, safety and sanity.
I'll check this thread later, if you are interested, I will give you a list of the best, most popular used games. The new ones are fantastic, but since you are starting, there is a treasure trove of used games for the "buy 2 get 1 free" deal. You could save over $100 per purchase via this route.
Ask your son what he plays at his friends house mostly, that will guide you on what direction to take. If you can deal with "used", the game systems can be bought with an in store replacement policy.
Cheers and all the best, may this be the toughest dilemma you face this year - lol!
I think the PS3 is the superior machine. I prefer the free PS3 online game play. I prefer the the Blu-Ray player in the PS3 over the DVD in the Xbox 360.
However, my boys and their friends disagree, they all use and play Xbox 360 games and that is what we own. It turns out that my opinion is not that important to teens. Go Figure.
I have offered to buy the boys a PS3 the last 2 years and they have told me not to bother.
They don’t make the Gears games or the more current Halo titles for the original XBox. XBox 360 only.
I'd ping everyone but I keyed on XBox or 360. ANYONE can get something out of the Black Friday deals above and it's online, too.
Also, for the folks saying "Try reality", we do. We've explored more of Arizona in the time we've been here that many people who've lived here 5 times as long. We've made a point to get the kids to fall in love with this state by seeing as many amazing things it has to offer as possible.
We explored ancient Indian ruins, discovered settlements that aren't recorded (finding old Indian morter holes that aren't documented is pretty darn cool, too!) Explored the multiple hot springs pouring into the Colorado river and discovered the source of the springs in the West Fork (Trail 108.) We LOVE this place...it's AMAZING!
But we also like "to game". So we enjoy both worlds together...
The last two generations of Xbox 360 have been pretty reliable.
Not sure about Gears of War, but a quick search at Amazon shows only 360 for all three versions. As far as Halo goes; Halo: Combat Evolved (first game) and Halo 2 are XBox, everything after Halo 2 is 360 only.
they were fixing them even outside of warrenty due to a defect with the originals. I believe that issue is resolved.
It would not change my recomendation to buy the xbox.
Time to go work out...rubber game against the Chisox!
Actually, I have found it odd that you would buy a video game and processor when a perfectly good (possibly great) rifle can be had for a lot less money.
91/30 Moisin-Nagant 99.00 - 150.00
1,000 rnds ammo 150.00
Many, many hours of fun practicing shooting the zombies in the head at the rifle range. And then you can teach him to reload with about 60 bucks of equipment.
(just a note to parents to pass on to their children. AK-47s are much more accurate in the video games than they are in real life.)
The PS3 is by far the superior system technologically.
It is also the system with far more well rounded game types available. Go ahead, I challenge any XBOX fan to name me 1, just 1 platformer of note for the the system? A system now in its 6th year.. and still no platformer??
That said however, the 360 does have a bigger installed base, and as such, his friends are far more likely to have a 360 than a PS3.
The 360 however is basically a game system for First Person Shooters and Driving Simulators. And in my mind, no young child should be playing a realistic first person shooter go read the studies of the effects of simply changing the targets from being bullseyes to human shape did to soldiers in WWI and tell me than young children should be playing those sorts of games. XBOX live integration is seemless, and its a solid system, NOW.. though typical microsoft released it with problems, then denied them for years, only to finally admit it far too late. Latest editions do not have the problems of earlier systems.
End of the day, if you are buying a system for your child to play with his friends on, you are basically going to have to go with whatever system his friends tend to have. If he is the only guy in his peer group with a PS3, he’s SOL to play online with his friends, same is true if he’s the only one with a XBOX360.
I wanted at PS3 when I decided to get my son a better game system a few years ago, alas his friends were all 360 owners, so he got a 360.
Oh, one more thing for the PS3, it is also a Blue Ray player, so if you don’t already have a Blue Ray, you can use that as a cost justification too. Blue Ray 75-200.. PS3 $250.
That’s my 2 cents worth.. have fun whatever you choose.
They just released an anniversary re-edition of the first Halo CE game for the 360, my son and I just played the whole thing through and its absolutely awesome, better graphics, sounds and more dialogue. Also extras can be found as well during the game. It was like playing a whole new game in some ways and running it on the latest 360 gave it better campaign mode performance.
It was selling for $39.97 or so at Walmart.
Thanks for the ping. Appreciate it
I saw that. I'll have to sneak that into the next budget bill...
I had more fun with a 10 year old upgraded game than the Gears of War 3 that just came out, it was good but entirely too predictable.
We got a Wii last year and use it very infrequently. I’ve been trying to decide between PS3 and Xbox myself. I know there is a new XBox being debuted in 2012 and available later in the year. I am leaning towards PS3 because my brother prefers it (he has both) and has dozens of games I could borrow. I’ve got elementary school aged kids and he thinks the PS3 game “Big World Little Planet” (or something like that) is just great for them.
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