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.
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