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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearPlayStation · 1 decade ago

should i sell my 360 and get a ps3 instead???

what are the pros and cons to this???

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I think you should sell the 360 and get a PS3. Here are some reasons why....

    *They support Blu Ray (Blu Ray just made a BIG leap in their war with HD-DVD...)

    *Reliability- The PS3 has a .2% defect rate, the Xbox 360 has a 33% failure rate.

    *Cell Processor- The cell processor in a PS3 is an extremely powerful micro processor built of 8 processors (SPE's) and one PPE. This processor is built for extreme amounts of processing and is very useful for multi tasking through artificial intelligence, physics, lighting navigation, etc- The xbox 360 has a 3 core processor, which is strong in general processing, albeit not the best for video games.

    *RSX GPU- The PS3's RSX is a powerful GPU which is specialized to work with the cell processor to render DX10 like graphics by pooling it's RAM.- The xbox 360's GPU can only handle DX-9, while is good in the graphics department, though not the best.

    *Blu Ray- PS3 has the next generation disc medium which can store up to 50GB (100GB in experimental models) The extra space allows game developers to make large responsive environments, complex artificial intelegance, HD video and audio, etc. without compression.- The xbox 360 only uses DVD for games, which can only hold 9GB, which results in short games, aka Halo 3, Bioshock, and gears of war.

    *Other operating systems- The ps3 can get different operating systems installed, such as Linux, allowing it to be an alternative computer, and you can install many diferent programs.- The xbox 360 cannot do this

    *Web browser- The ps3 has a decent web browser, which you can go to many different web sites with, it does have basic flash updates, but it does need to be improved upon, including in java, though this can be fixed easily via a firmware upgrade. Many popular sites like myspace and youtube are accessable though.- the xbox 360 doesn't have one

    *Folding@home- With this program which can be downloaded to any PS3 easily, you can use your PS3's extra processing power while you're not using it for Cancer research by folding and analyzing proteins.

    *The PS3 has a Interchangeable hard drive- This pretty much means you can change the size of your hard drive with any hard drive so you can store more things.- you have to buy an expensive MS HDD for the 360

    *PS3 Has Built in wifi- Wifi lets you connect to the internet wirelessly- With the xbox 360 you have to buy a wifi adapter for $100, this comes standard in the PS3.

    *PS3 Has Free Online- the xbox 360 costs $50 per year

    *Playstation Home- Playstation home is an interactive community of ps3 users where you can play games or meet up with friends and hang out at your virtual home and hang outs, as well as stream live media(releasing in early 08 and is FREE)

    * PS3 Games- For now good games include; Heavenly Sword, Resistance Fall of Man, Rainbow Six Vegas, Folklore, warhawk, lair, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Call of Duty 4 Uncharted:Drakes Fortune, Motorstorm, Eye of Judgment etc. Good upcoming games are Haze, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4, Yakuza 3, White Knight Story, Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear online, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Afrika, Time Crisis 4, Tekken 6, Socom: Confrontation, L.A. Noire, Motorstorm 2, InFamous, Killzone 2, Kurayami, Way of the Samurai 3, etc. Over 300 games will be released by spring.

    Source(s): PS3 60 gig Owner
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The PS3 is the better system without a doubt. And it is starting to gain on the 360, so the game sperad wont be so bad. However, do you like the 360 games that arnt on the ps3. Game systems are about games. This said however, the ps3 is more suited for the future and id suggest to any new buyer to get the ps3. The only way you can truly tell would be to rent the ps3 at blockbuster or something, and test it out. If you like it beter then sell the 360 and buy the ps3 if you dont then uv saved time and money.

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  • 1 decade ago



    look at the game line up for 2008

    GT5: Prologue, Haze, Tekken 6, The Getaway 3, White Knight Chronicles, Yakuza 3, SOCOM: Confrontation, MGS 4, LittleBigPlanet, FFXIII, Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Heavy Rain, InFamous, Motorstorm 2 (maybe 09), God of War 3 (maybe 09), WarDevil, Afrika (maybe 09) and a couple of others. Compare it to the 360's, I can name about 4 good ones.

    look at all the features (including the upcoming ones)

    Blu-Ray, DVD upscaler, Home, Play TV, web browser (i suppose you can just go on your computer), HDMI 1.3, nearly silent.

    look at the PS3's compatibility with everything

    Any 2.5in SATA HDD, Keyboard and mouse, Most Headsets (not all), and so on.

    PS3 is more powerful, if you want to know why, I'd suggest you do your own research, I have written a bit on it in some other of my posts. And also, don't listen to anyone who says that 70% of games use General Purposing, Devs use the power how they want.

    Better reliablity.


    None of 360's great 2007 Games such as bioshock, mass effect, Halo 3 and so on.

    360 has a superior online service

    better game selection (currently)

    A couple of games (Assassin's Creed and CoD 4 i have heard) have bugs on the PS3. Im not sure about CoD 4, but Assassin's Creed had some, I don't know if they have fixed them. It used to just randomly freeze, but you could still move the camara, so it was like a photo, but you could change the angle.

    You will have to pay extra.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pros: you have a PS3

    you don't have to worry about RROD

    You can play FFXIII when it comes out.


    You don't have an Xbox 360

    Blu Ray Player

    Cons: can't play 360 only releases

    PS3 Assassin's Creed supposedly buggy.

    No Halo 3

    EDIT: can't believe I forgot about the bluray.

    Also: concerning MS fixing the RROD for free.

    I'd rather go with a company that has figured out how to keep almost all of the consoles bug free. the RROD shouldn't be occurring at a 33% rate. If it was 10% or less, It wouldn't bother me, but 1/3 is pitiful Quality Control in any book.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Keep your 360, and get a ps3! That's what I did. I find that the ps3 doesn't have many games yet, and 360 has a lot! So keep your options open. I paid $420 for my ps3.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Thats what I did. Why buy a console that commits suicide? I'd rather get a PS3 or Wii. At least they are reliable consoles.

    Pros -

    Game developers can utilize a lot more space cuz its blu-ray.

    A bunch of good games are coming out.

    You can upgrade the hard drive without getting ripped off.

    Cons -

    it costs more but is still worth the money.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get a PS3, i wouldnt even think twice about that.

    Pros :


    -free online play

    -has THE most best 2008 lineup u will ever see in ur life.

    -dont gotta wory about RRoDs here and there.

    -built in blu-ray

    -better graphics

    -more space

    Cons: well there really isnt any. except for the cost

    if you have the money, its SOOO worthh the money.

    Source(s): PS3 60GB owner.
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  • 1 decade ago

    keep the 360. if you want a lot of games on ps3, buy it. but if you are only interested in 2-3 games on ps3 or coming out, dont bother

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm a huge fan of the 360 simply because of the Marketplace they got. That is awesome to be able to download demos, videos, movies, and a load of other stuff. They also got a whole bunch of awesome TV shows and game videos.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i would sell the xbox but not yet wait till like march/april to sell it the get your self a PS3.

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