Skip to comments.Game Console wars: Pressure on Sony PS3 Mounts (which would you pick?)
Posted on 02/10/2007 3:27:46 PM PST by Caipirabob
Since the dust has settled after the Sony PS3 launch last November I started to feel that the Sony PS3 did not deliver on Sony's promises. For me the only good points right now are the Blu-ray drive and that the games look neat in HD, but game play is not that much different from playing PS2 games.
The pressure on Sony is mounting to deliver games that are leveraging the magic powers of the CELL CPU. Several negative Sony PS3 reports appeared over the last couple of days that put their finger in different PS3 wounds. See examples of negative Sony PS3 headlines below.
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The day of the superbowl I sat down while one of them demoed the on-line capabilities. I've always been a PC guy but the HD graphics blew me away. Anyone else seen this stuff? It's impressive...
So yeah, I have a life, bust my tail working and when I'm not doing baseball, cubscouts, brownies, gynastics or rennovating another room, I screw around on the computer. : )
Today I finished installing a wood floor in my sons room and stained his new wooden doors and baseboard. Tomorrow I hang the door and install the BB. Ever try to type after doing something like that? Ouch...
Heck, I can't move after all that anyways...
Please share your thoughts on the console wars.
Right now the 360 easily.
More games, programmers (Third party) have a better grasp of the architecture, 360 has a better GPU and RAM setup.
PS3 is full of bottlenecks. Has RAM issues weaker GPU and as of now less games which is the most important aspect of picking a console.
I'm building a home theater room right now, and have the same questions as I want to install a gaming system. I'm leaning towards the 360; the graphics seem better, and the games are more interesting.
How does the Atari 2600 look in HD ?
Your observations are all spot on. Unless Sony can come up with a "Zelda" all they are is an expensive HD Blu ray Ps2.
My wife is Colombiana just like Lorena was. If I see here sharpening knives I'll begin to worry, but so far, she's been OK when I announced my intent.
I was seriously blown away by what I saw on the XBOX 360. The PS3 doesn't really impress me because I don't see anything that immediately says it's any better than the XBOX coming out a year later.
Like exceptionally well defined squares?
PS3 is full of bottlenecks
This must be why my 11 year old son has asked for a Nintendo Wii for his birthday, he said the PS3 games are not that great. Who knew?
Didn't read all the responses, but Mr. Cat is a PS fanatic. He's been waiting and waiting for the PS3...and ended up getting the XBOX 360, instead. We felt it was the better deal, and he's been very satisfied.
That is no longer the case. The extremely strong performance of the Wii, combined with the miserable performance of Sony has revised pretty much everyone's expectations. Right now, most of us here think the 360 will be on top for this generation, with the battle for second place between Sony and Nintendo (and that's a major shock, as we'd nearly written Nintendo off for the non-handheld market.) Most of us still think Sony will beat off Nintendo, simply due to the older graphics on the Wii, but it's not a sure thing.
My opinion - get the 360 and/or the Wii. Skip the PS3 unless there's a big change in the near future.
Like this...but realllly stretched out :o).
I am an absolute non-gamer, but down the road I could see getting a Wii for the physical involvement. IMHO that is the future. The holodeck is on the horizon.
I don't have a preference, but if you go to the Beaches Resort at Turks and Caicos Islands, they have a game room where XBox features a lot its upcoming games. The game room is over by the Pirate ship area. I spent about 4 hours in there, one afternoon, just playing video games. Yes, all the games are free, just peel the anklebiters away from the game you want to play.
I'd pick a Wii #1, a 360 #2, a PC #3...
Sony's late to the game, too expensive, and is going to have a hard time gettng games onto the platform. Unfortunately, when it comes to these gaming system market penetration has as much to do with the "right choice" as technical quality.
What bottlenecks? It's design is different but it doesn't make it inferior. They're both on par overall with the 360 having an edge with the current crop of games because the developers haven't tapped into the cell's strongpoints.
The XBOX360 is on it's 3rd generation of titles. The PS3 is on par with it's 1st gen. That leaves a lot of room for growth.
360 has the edge in price, amount of games, and installed user base. The PS3 is catching up. Already they're only slightly behind the 360 in terms on sales growth.
I used to be a PC guy myself but found I couldn't play the newest games without upgrading my computer so I plonked down the money for the 360. Oblivion is a great game and so was Call of Duty 2, haven't tried three yet.
We were lucky enough to happen upon one in Target just 2 days after Christmas. I'm a mom, I don't do games but WOW this thing is a blast. We are all having so much fun with it, we can actually play things as a family.
It's just so innovative as far as video games go. They actually work up a sweat playing some of the games and we laugh and they are so interactive that it is well worth the $$ IMO. I see PS3's all the time in our stores now just sitting there unsold, I'm guessing that after the initial hype most figured they just weren't worth the hefty price tag.
Aw, excellent. You get like 300 pixels per pixel.
If you go with Sony you are committed to building a BluRay video library which some consider a next generation Betamax, plus the player is integral to the PS3. The 360 however uses an external HD DVD drive format, if the drive has a problem you need not replace an expensive game console.
There is on the horizon dual capable HD players but honestly I would go with the HD DVD format. And just a bit of side info the porn industry has scorned the Bluray in favor of the HD DVD format, and that is a lot of influence believe it or not.
I agree that the better games like Halo, Gears of War and others are presently made for the 360. Sony has gotten a lame horse with the PS3 unless they can produce a lot of true next generation games.
If the PS3 falls behind its going to help kill Blu Ray IMO. HD-DVD will already have the advantage of being backward compatable with all the old DVDs (unless that has changed), and its the name....everyone has DVD ingrained in their brains now. Its only natural..especially since HD and DVD will appear on the disc while blu ray sounds like some freaky Japanese anime. Don't laugh, most of the country aren't tech junkies and have no clue. I am still amazed at the numbers of people who have glazed eyes when you explain what wireless internet is.
I went out and bought a P/S2 cause they were cheap and I was interested in a couple of games they had which weren't on a PC format.None of the consoles can compare to Pc games,which can be patched and modified.You can even convert them using the same engine and now they have it where you can download the whole game without having to go to the store which I think is great.I downloaded F.E.A.R a couple of weeks ago and want to get the mission pack,which is another thing that's rare with a console.
Once programmers figure out their way around the PS3 better graphics will come out.
I should hope so.
By-the-way, I totally zone out when my son starts saying, for example:
"Hey, Mom I got to the 5th level and beat the boss because I bought Xariean's lariot"...my reply "That's good baby".... my thought "what the hell is he talking about"
The PS3 has a built in blu-ray player and Wi-Fi. The 360 has HD-DVD and wireless add-ons, but they bring the cost of the 360 up to the PS3. I bought the PS3 for the blu-ray since stand alone players were over $1000. I've only played one game on the PS3, and I've never played a 360 game, so I can't comment on game quality. I'm sure the 360 has far more good games out now, but I'm sure the PS3 will catch up in time.
I'm a PC gamer only but my son got a Wii and he's been having a blast with it. Along with every one of his HS buddies. Interesting to see if it will be a passing fad or turn into the future of gaming.
We just got a Wii and it is fun!!!!! My kids really like the Wii, but it is a great family game. It's also not as expensive as the the PS3.
Here's a funny link to a video about the PS3 vs the Wii:
FWIW... Blu-ray has pulled even with HD DVD and is outpacing it in terms of sales. Also the porn thing turned out to be much ado about nothing as there is porn available in Blu-ray.
My 12 year old son and 10 year old daughters love the Wii.
We've had it for a few weeks, and they are having fun with it. My son loves Zelda, one daughter likes Raymand Rabbid Rabbits (?), and my other daughter likes Wii sports. Hubby and I are liking the Wii sports.
Eh? Blu-ray players play DVD's too. People confuse the HD DVD/DVD combo discs for as being representative of all discs. Blu-ray could conceivably make BD/DVD discs but the cost of manufacture wouldn't be worth it.
I heard it was all subjective to the way the title was developed but I'm not intimitely familiar with the differences in their GPUs so my take on it ain't worth much.
When the dual-core and quad-core processors start hitting the market, none of these consoles will survive. There are photo-real games coming out for the DC/QC platforms that no console can touch.
You want the wii. Loads of fun. We have about 7 games for it and wii sports has everyone crazy especially tennis and bowling. We've played Madden football and it is a real charge to actually throw passes using the remote. I would suspect all the sports titles that will be made to take advantage of the wii motion controller are going to be fun, Can't wait for Major League Baseball and NHL Hockey.
No, there will just be another generation of consoles that cost less than a good video card for the PC platforms and they'll both keep chugging.
Right choice: Xbox 360 graphically is similar (some would say SUPERIOR in may ways to PS3), PS3 is WAy Expensive $$$$, (I think HD DVD will win the format wars), and I don't like Sony (arrogant, bad culture, inferior tech/quality) IMO. Mind you I dont have either, but I agre with you Wii and 360 are the way to go.
And look at what it will do the puffed-up mannequins in Hollywood. CGI can replace them all, and let the creative talent put their ideas into motion, rather than have them interpreted through a bunch of vanity filters until they're virtually unrecognizable.
My 9 year old son is a Star Wars game fan and he swears that they will have to make a Star Wars Laser sword fighting game for Wii.
Neither can existing PCs, so you're not even making an apples to apples comparison. Then start looking at the price to get that performance and it really goes downhill for the PC as a gaming platform.
And look at what it will do the puffed-up mannequins in Hollywood.
It will cost the console-makers a bundle to incorporate the multi-core processors too. It's not like they're going to make the CPUs cheaper just because they're going into a plastic box instead of a real computer.
Blu Ray players play DVDs? Hmm...I didn't know that. Interesting.
My 9 yr old says the same thing -- seems they are all thinking the same way. It would be a natural for Lucasarts ;-)
yea, but it's largely irrelevant as anyone who buys a player that does HD should be focused more on it's Hd capabilities rather than it's last gen standings. I watch DVD's on my PS3 but only because of ease.
I do want to get a HDMI 1.3 capable receiver so my PS3 can output in uncompressed lossless linear PCM. My understanding is that it's as perfect a sound as you can get in a home theatre. It blows DTS and Dolby completely out of the water.
And it doesn't matter since it's available on HD DVD and Blu-ray but The Searchers looks great in high def.
That's mainly why I'm happy with my PS3. A Blu-ray player that is top notch and all for a price that makes it a steal for what I want out of it.
Dont know what you mean about the multi core processors. XBox has a three core 3.2 GHz powerpc and the PS3 has the 7 Core Cell.
I would go with the 360, actually I went with the 360. It has currently the most games, a great service called XBox live, however you get some filthy mouthed kids on there.
As far as HD-DVD goes, I got it but am regretting it. The movie selections are extremely limited, only one Studio supports it. Blu Ray has the widest selection. But the great thing about the 360 is that if in the future HD DVD fails MS can simply release a Blu Ray addon if they wished.
We wanted the Wii, but had a hard time getting one around Christmas. We settled on the 360 with no regrets. I have to pry the controllers from the kids to make them go outside. Eventually, I'd like to pick up a Wii for the kids. As for the PS3, the kids don't seem to have any interest - which is good, considering the price tag.
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