The PS3 is a Porsche, and the 360 is a Nissan

vanquish“The PS3 is kind of like a sports car that’s very high-performance and specific in its usage, whereas the 360 is more like a car that everybody’s driving. It doesn’t have the same range as a sports car, but it has more versatility.”

That comes from Platinum Games’ Atsushi Inaba, in regards to the company’s decision to use the PS3 as the base platform for their upcoming title Vanquish, in an interview with VG247. Being in California, this analogy makes sense to me, because everyone here drives sports cars.

Am I confusing you? I’m saying the ratio of Xbox 360s sold to PS3s sold is about 1.1 to 1, so saying everyone has a 360 means you’re also saying almost everyone has a PS3.

I don’t really get the rest of this analogy at all, though. I guess, with its PC-like infrastructure, it’s easier to port to, but other than that, how is it more versatile? And how is the PS3 “specific in its usage?” Both consoles do exactly the same things, with the exception of PS3 playing blu-rays.

This, my friends, is what we call “PR speak.” He doesn’t mean what he’s saying, but he’s trying to avoid pissing anybody off, including the wildly irrational console fanboys who might denounce his game is he says one console is better than the other.

You know what the deciding factor is for me between the two consoles? In the first two years I owned a 360, I had eight of them fail on me, including two out of the box. In the year since I purchased a PS3 of my own, it hasn’t had any problems. Shut it, console fanboys.

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66 Comments on The PS3 is a Porsche, and the 360 is a Nissan

Shawn Sines

On June 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm

So, you’re saying the 360 is a moderately priced performance line with reliability and sometimes stylish lines and the PS3 is an over-priced, over-engineered product that will make you pay a lot to get it repaired?

I’m not sure I agree…

Jay Draven

On June 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Yes the ps3 is expensive to repair. I should know, every ps3 system I have bought has died. At $170 for each repair, I say the ps3 is both over priced and very unreliable. 4 systems, 4 failures, the best Sony could offer me was a free game for the hassle.

jrdbomb

On June 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

You went too far with your lie. It only cost $150 to repair the ps3. They have a failure rate of less than 10% while the xbox has a failure rate of 33%. Google it. I bought the original 60 gig Nov 06 still works perfect.

becky

On June 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Yea that is BS. Look I like both systems, I own a ps3 and nothing wrong with it. All my friends had a problem with their 360′s. Im a numbers guy and statistically the Xbox was a rushed machine to beat the ps3 out to the market, good ploy on microsoft’s part but look at their reliability. From a non fanboy perspective Xbox’s were unreliable thats all there is to it. The reason its $150 for a repair is because sony knows that there will be a small percentage of defective machines. The reason Xbox’s may not be expensive to repair is because MS extended their warranties because they knew of the unreliability issues. Look both systems have their flaws, good and bad games but the 360 is or was unreliable, no debate.

omar

On June 24, 2010 at 7:54 pm

yeah. i rather buy a ps3 than xbox. everyone i know, that owns an xbox, is on thier 4th or 5th xbox right now! but everyone that has a ps3 are all on their first still!!!
i think i’ll go buy a ps3 tomorrow. because i used to have an xbox but it had the freakin red ring of death!!!!!! and i barely bought that last week when the new xbox 360 slim came out!!! DARN U MICROSOFT AND UR VIRUSES!!! i think i’ll buy a mac while i’m at it. :)

Sircror

On June 24, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Same for me. I’ve got an original 60gig. It still works perfectly. I know 6 other PS3 owners who’ve never have had an issue. That said, I know 3 people who have 360′s that haven’t failed either. They’re the lucky ones though.

Mr. Jones

On June 24, 2010 at 9:48 pm

LMFAO*10 i love it “You went to far with your lie” Classic. I love when people get caught exaggerating to make something seem better then what it is behind the facts. Xbox had and still does have a horrible failure rate. However, it does have a really well made social online integrated system, that no one has been able to top NOT EVEN SONY AND IM THE BIGGEST SONY FB but hey Sony makes up for it more and more every day.

jgajt

On June 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm

ps3
is just all around a better gaming machine

Mike

On June 25, 2010 at 10:01 am

After reading about all the problems with the 360, I waited, and waited, and waited some more. I wasn’t about to buy a Sony machine again, after having gone through far too many PS2′s with disc read errors after only a year of use. I’d stuck with Sony consoles due to their huge popularity, which means far more good games to choose from, the ONLY thing that really matters (so long as the hardware isn’t faulty…I remember when consoles were absolutely reliable and the games didn’t get rushed out needing patches, now neither is true). It looks like the quality situation changed from one company to another this gen. I guess next gen it’ll be Nintendo’s turn to put out highly faulty hardware.
Given all that, the PC is still the best choice, just as it has been for the past 10 years. A part fails, you replace it yourself, cheaply and quickly. Buggy games get patched, not always the case with modern consoles (unforgivable, but sadly true). Open standard means tons of user created content for FREE, and you can even get in on creating it yourself, which can be a lot of fun. And no nickel & diming to death for developer created additional content.

ANon

On June 25, 2010 at 11:24 am

Just wanted to state something. A 360 can’t fail right out of the box. Anyone who knows how a RROD happens knows this. Even if it was another problem they are quality checked. Phil Owen you are full of .

Zach

On June 25, 2010 at 11:30 am

to the original author, Inaba is dead on but you have to realize that he’s a developer and you’re just a consumer.

From a development standpoint, Inaba is 100% correct. PS3 requires very specific programming techniques and methodologies that do not translate well to Xbox, PC, or for that matter most other computing platforms. Hence, very specific. Xbox is comparitively easy to program for, programs that work well work well on Xbox with on some minor modifications required.

Because of this divergence, a lot of games for the PS3 just aren’t done right. See, for example, Bayonetta. They play terribly on PS3. But then go to the opposite extreme and look at games like God of War 3, which hands down simply cannot exist on Xbox 360.

Maybe part of his analogy got lost in translation, because with a car everything is up to the driver. But with a console system, everything is up to the developer, and the driver’s (i.e. player’s) experience is determined by how well the developer did. In any case, his analogy makes perfect sense when you look at it from a developer’s point of view.

evantonio

On June 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

i’ve had a 360 for 3 years. no RROD for me, but all the Halo i can handle.

which is nice, because it kicks the sh*t out of Haze.

ha

On June 25, 2010 at 11:37 am

whoever wrote this is stupid as f*** its more than pr talk.

Phil Owen

On June 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

How?

Phil Owen

On June 25, 2010 at 11:42 am

Er, why are you comparing Halo 3 with Haze?

LD

On June 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

thank god you can use Haze as a reason why you like the 360 over the ps3, It doesn’t make any sense but, if it lets you sleep at night, more power to you. :P

Dustin

On June 25, 2010 at 11:52 am

The analogy is obviously referring to the consoles gaming architectures, which in turn effects development from studios.

The X-box is essentially just a regular PC, it hardware allows studios to make titles who’s creation can be described variously as; affordable, quick, easy, reliable, standard, normal, average.

The PS3′s environment is not ‘standard’. It can be seen by some as a “complex problem,” and others as an an “elegant advantage.” It makes porting cross platform titles more difficult, because thing just work differently on it. But, if you’re the rare developer who puts the time, money, and effort into the PS3′s development, then you can far surpass the capabilities of the X-box.

Nissan, Porsche. It makes perfect sense, what doesn’t make sense is how someone who regularly blogs about video-games doesn’t get that.

Nicholas

On June 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

I’ll take a Nissan Skyline over any Porche, any day!

Dfish

On June 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm

The Microsoft has it’s new 360. Why? Well because the original 360 couldn’t compete with the PS3. The PS3 IS a Porsche compared to the 360 because the PS3 can do everything the NEW Microsoft product touts it will do. Sony won’t need to come out with a new console to compete against it, they’ll just update the firmware. And you wonder how the PS3 is more “versatile”?

bb26

On June 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm

are you really that f**king stupid? how old are you? 12? learn to make reasonable comparisons before commenting dumbass

LiverpoolsNo9

On June 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Wrong. A 360 can fail out of the box. I had my 360 Elite for 10 minutes and it failed from minute one. It was buggy and after 10 mins of play it RROD.

Tristan

On June 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Wow, a lot of Sony fanboys on here huh?

Listen, I own both systems (Xbox 360 Halo 3 Edition; PS3 60gb) and neither of them have ever crapped out on me. The only people that ever get the RRoD on their 360′s are idiots who don’t give it enough ventilation, in my experience with the problem. Likewise, I’ve known plenty of PS3′s that brick themselves after extended play. It isn’t an issue of reliability so much as it is about placement. People with original PS3′s can’t fit them in the same small spot as a 360 so they put it somewhere with bigger spaces meaning more airflow.

As it stands on a vote between systems, the Xbox destroys the competition for online gaming. No contest. PSN is a complete piece of crap compared to Xbox LIVE, and even their new “Plus” program or “Pro” or whatever it is won’t change that.

For off-line gaming, however, the PS3 is capable of much larger games, many more textures, and better AI. That’s all due to the 9 core processing. I love the new wave of Sony titles being developed and released, they actually are better games than on the 360.

Estate Yard

On June 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Personally, I always saw the Xbox 360 as more of a Ford Bronco kinda vehicle.

McNaught

On June 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Lol please explain how so!?! The two systems are basically the exact same thing except one has an one extra processor and a blue ray player!?

Or maybe you are referring to all the games xbox has opposed to the ps3? Because both systems each have good, great, and horrible exclusive games.

Maybe its the online experience that has xbox servers uptime squishing the PSN or the fact you have to pay for xbox live rather then it being free.. Probably why PSN is down so often.. Or maybe the fact xbox gets new downloadable content first… but again you have to pay to use it.

Either way you look at it both systems have pro’s and con’s, and you can’t use the RROD as an excuse to bash xbox because they were replacing and repairing units for free and back when the RROD was an issue your PS3 was still costing $600…

I have both systems they both play games great, I prefer my xbox over the PS3 because I like to play online and the quality of games and people on Xbox live is better then what I find on PSN.

Flame on

McNaught

On June 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Don’t set your xbox on the carpet and it won’t RROD lol

Lawg

On June 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Personally I think that the xbox 360 is more like a reasonably priced high preformance console…and so is the PS3. The differences are petty, since both consoles have more brilliant releases than you could realisticly play.

Mike

On June 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I personally know two of my friends who owns 360′s both of them are on there second one. And no lack of ventialtion is not there problem. It is from the design of the product.
1. Why is the original xbox 360 so loud(hmmm let me see small server fans that spin at higher rpms) this is to keep the form factor of the 360
2. small fans can not push as much air flow and the shape is not condusive to air flow as well
360 is pretty much a rectangle ….ps3 is sloped.(fat one that is)..air flows how..pretty simple
Why does the new slim 360 have ONe big fan (one fan pushes more air with less roations quite and more efficient.

steven

On June 25, 2010 at 12:31 pm

have you ever driven a porsche?

ps3_fan

On June 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I bought mine in early of 07 and i am currently creating a new class for my cod mw2 lol…never had one problem with it and i am a heavy player and play blu ray movies on it a lot…but then at the same time I really take good care of it, and responsible about not letting it run all night long like some people do…

Skelbagz

On June 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Obviously he’s never heard of the Nissan GT-R :-p

Dumb Aholes

On June 25, 2010 at 12:53 pm

@all.

This is the most ridiculous argument ever. I’ve had a 360 and love it. My friend has a ps3 and loves it. I’ve played his ps3 and love it. Neither of our machines have broken. Quite being whinny sissies. There are more important thing in this world than gaming.

Andrew

On June 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

You sound like jobs on his iPhone 4. Sure it doesn’t get any signal if you hold it that way, so hold it a different way! My 60gb PS3 has been on the carpet since day 1 – not one issue with it yet. I don’t own a 360 so I can’t talk about the online up time and down time, but PSN has yet to frustrate me. As for the people who call specs the PS3 does have some higher grade hardware (porche analogy) but the two systems don’t have that much difference. What you get when you buy a ps3 is quality. what you get from a 360 is, statistically speaking, a likely to break down system. PS3 pulls out the stops with a higher quality, less rushed machine.

Mats

On June 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Couldn’t agree more with you. Don’t get caught up in all this PR bull. Companies exists for the sole reason of making money and does whatever needs to be done to gain market share; even talk down competitors.

dman

On June 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Have you driven a Skyline?

Gonzobot

On June 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Funny. I bought a Wii maybe six months after launch, and its still going strong, DESPITE me opening it up to put in a modchip, opening it again a year later to install a DIFFERENT modchip, borking that soldering job (to the point of lifting traces!), AND dropping it more than a few times.

Its been hacked, softmodded, bricked, unbricked, and abused by my kids for three years now. It cost less than either the Xbox or the PS3, takes up less space than even a PS2Slim, and is honestly the most fun gaming experience I’ve ever had. And there’s no XBL gotry, ever. And I get to play Mario, which has only improved with age, all I want to.

Currently my system is setup with an external harddrive, so I don’t even have to swap discs anymore! When are Sony and MS going to wise up and learn from the people who have sold COUNTLESS MORE consoles, at a CONSTANT PROFIT, and basically CREATED an entirely new userbase from people who don’t even play video games?

Andrew

On June 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Thats kinda lame. “The PS3 is sooooo much larger than the 360 they put it in massive empty rooms to keep the air flowing. the 360 which must be like a fourth of the size of the ps3 people just cram in between floorboards. thats why the 360 breaks! Its all the users fault!” Any computer hardware designer know one thing – never rely on the user to do the right thing with the system, ALWAYS build a stronger then necessary grade product (hint: nissan = 360, porche = _____)

Gonzobot

On June 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

And, point of interest, a PROXY is not the same thing as the FF extension ModifyHeaders, which is used to get around ComedyCentral’s stupid video-location system (being in Canada, I’m not allowed to click a link to watch a video on the US site, I have to manually search the canadian site for the same clip with the same link ID. Its another example of stupidity in committee).

Shawn Montgomery

On June 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

From my chair…
I own both PS3 and Xbox360, in the past I have owned both PS, PS2 and Xbox. I have never had a problem out of my PS3 (original 60gig version) but the $150 dollar repair bill bothers me a little if I did have a problem.
I have an original 20gig version for the Xbox360 with an upgraded hard drive to 120gig. It has RRoD once and Microsoft paid for everything, shipping and handling, everything. A lot to be said for standing behind your product and doing the right thing for the end users.
PS3 has the better hardware, hands down, sorry Microsoft from a numbers perspective you have been found lacking. With that said it’s not always about the numbers when it comes to game consoles, it’s about the games and the experience while playing. Look at the Wii, little to no power compared to either the PS3 or Xbox360. But it has out sold both of them for years now.
Xbox Live is amazing compared to PSN, on that same note Xbox Live pricing sucks. PSN is free or starting to change for expanded services.
Xbox 360 is an easy system to program for, it’s basically a PC.
PS3 can be a nightmare for anyone new to the console that wants to develop a game and it just takes longer to make games for it, sorry Sony.
This is an important point:
All game comparisons I’ve seen have been more or less the same. Side by side maybe you can tell but over all not really, for the PS3 having so much better hardware it really doesn’t show. personally I think a lot of it is because its so damn hard to program for. Some titles are great like God of War but we can’t compare it to Xbox360 because it wont be ported or some say it can’t be ported because the Xbox360 can’t handle it. I’m just not so sure about that, look at the game graphics they got out of the Super Nintendo towards the end of it’s run, truly impressive, I would say.
At the end of the day it comes down to a few things for me anyways, its about the controller, the games (game play), the network (social) and of course the graphics.

Marcelo

On June 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm

How exactly is the PS3 over priced? It’s 300 for the slim? Yeah doesn’t beat the $300 “value” wise of the 250 xbox but they are late to the party. They did it after they saw maybe their user base not understanding why they needed to pay for the same price for a system that does the same with a 1995 hard drive of 20 gigs.. And if you want a larger one like the 120 you had to pay nearly $100+. Oh how about the XBOX 16g thumb drive they sell for nearly $70 dollars.. LOL Not saying 1 is better than the other because I lucky to have both but the supposed value of the XBOX360 was never really there, especially when you added up all the stuff you got included in the PS3. I will say this, it’s safe to say that the Nintendo Wii is the Civic of them all..

Marcelo

On June 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Shhhhhhhhh Logic is useless against fanboys.. lol

Marcelo

On June 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Not flaming you but XBOX360 has 3 G5 cores. PS3 has 8. Doesn’t make it better because I haven’t seen it so I just see it as being inefficient but if you gonna state facts make sure they are correct.

Marcelo

On June 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm

He’s the reason I don’t play HALO.. What does that even mean? Halo vs Haze? Was that even a debate? I never even heard of Haze until that post. Seriously..

Marcelo

On June 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I’ve driven both Porche > Skyline. Well at least in GT3.

Tim

On June 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Lol. Owned. Xbox fanboi tears make me horny.

Calvin O'Garro

On June 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Nice!!!! The Wii and the Civic have one thing in common: They’re two things that need to be romped!

Tim

On June 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Yeah, after reading posts from retards like that, I’ll never touch HALO again. Not that it was ever that good to begin with. >_>

Tim

On June 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

PS3? Did I pass? Cookie???

Mike

On June 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Owen, read Zach’s post (2 above) and Dustin’s (1 below) for a summary of what ‘ha’ is saying, being a programmer myself (as well as someone who has looked into Cell development for derivatives trading) I can tell you that it is quite different.

Past that, look up some article on Ars Technica on XBOX 360 to PS3 comparison, you’ll learn a lot about programming.

James Foucault

On June 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm

*shrugs* i like them both.. but i would prefer an xbox.. ive had one for closer to three years now and ive never had an issue.. i think my only complaint about the PS3 is the controller.. i hate it.. and my complaint with the xbox is the dashboard sucks and it has no type of internet browser.. ahh well

Phil Owen

On June 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I understand the difference in infrastructure. Either Inaba is not talking about that, or he chose a really terrible way to describe it.

TOXIC

On June 25, 2010 at 2:42 pm

WELL I Love my ps3
Xbox 360 Just really sucks :(
i was going to buy it when it came out but my cousin bought it and he was really happy until rrod
meanwhile i bought the ps3 40GB
I USED up all my space then changed the hardrive to 500gb for 80$
then my cousin bought the ps3 after i bought mine and i have no issues
i download music movies and music videos 4 free on the ps3 and then transfer all 2 my ipod touch
i go on youtube on my ps3
i talk 2 my homies from school
i smoke kush and play my ps3 with homies
i have all my family pics (1023) Pics
I love sony PS3

InsaneGeek

On June 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Epic FAIL on your point

First off you are completely incorrect on the analogy. It has absolutely nothing to do with quantity of consoles (and it was more than a little sneaky to try and say 1.1 is basically 1.0, as there are almost 5 *million* more 360 then ps3 consoles out there).

Let’s break it down because obviously you aren’t intelligent enough to get this

“The PS3 is kind of like a sports car that’s very high-performance and specific in its usage”

Note no mention of quantity, but does mention of high-performance and specific usage

“whereas the 360 is more like a car that everybody’s driving. It doesn’t have the same range as a sports car, but it has more versatility.”

Mentions doesn’t have the same range but more versatility, side mention not on quantity but on it being non-exotic regular type device.

So a person with an IQ above 70 (obviously you are below that, which is described as “definite feeble-mindedness”) would read that statement and not come up with your complaint on sales quantity.

Everybody but you would read it and see he means that like a well-tuned Porsche a PS3 can be pushed faster than your general 4-door Nissan (this would be the high-performance part), also like a Porsche a PS3 does only a few specific things very well: 1-2 passengers, go fast, turn (this would be the specific usage).

Your run of the mill 4-door family car can’t go at the Porsche’s top speed of 180-200mph but it generally can go fast enough (100+ mph) for what you need (this would be the range part). Your run of the mill 4-door family car also can do more things than a Porsche: 1-6 passengers, better gas mpg, haul things, trunk space, drive across country comfortably, have a quiet conversation, be affordable to blue-collar worker, etc. (this would be the versatility part).

Because you simply don’t get that, and you even admit that you don’t understand it. I think you should really stop playing consoles and go find a remedial reading class.

Additionally I bought my Xbox360 from Sam’s club… if it ever fails I return it no questions asked and get a replacement (lifetime satisfaction guarantee). It could fail a 100 times and I won’t really care that much as I can exchange it same day (I had one fail on me a number of years ago, but haven’t had any issues since the redesign).

Phil Owen

On June 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm

You do know the 360 and the PS3 cost the same, right? And you are aware of what a ratio is, right? And you do realize that the two consoles are almost identical in terms of what the consumer can do with them, right? Just checking.

TiE23

On June 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm

The best solution to fanboy-ism? Own all the platforms!

I’ve got a 360 and it’s just my preferred (I got it first and I’ve put a lot of money into it).

I’ve got a PS3 Slim (It’s nice, it let me play Uncharted 1/2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, and will soon let me play The Last Guardian!)

I’ve got a PC that can run most games… though Crysis and higher will make it burn, it’s okay.

I’ve got a PSP and a DS Lite for my handhelds. I’ve got Lumines II on one, and Meteos on the other.

And I used to have a Wii until I realized that I didn’t like it all that much. Sorry, but I just don’t like platformers, even if they’re the best game ever made (Super Mario Galaxy). Sorry. *shrug*

Seriously, when I turned 16 I got a job first thing. With my first big paycheck I bought a PS2 Slim and a copy of Okami after having nothing but an Xbox for three years. Grow up, people. At least try before you deny.

Sure, I can pick my favorite (360), but it’s just a matter of situation. Don’t drop down to petty arguing and just try to accept all there is. I mean, seriously. They’re friggin’ video games.

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Hey, did you know that the 360 is going to be completely “Red Ring” Free? Yah, they’re removing the red LED’s….

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 6:48 pm

The high price tag on the repair is probably because Sony made the PS3 so that you couldn’t mess with it. Only one person has done it…And he was the same guy who hacked the iPhone XD

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm

XBOX 360 was on top for a while, but then Sony showed them who was the boss of the last two generations :P . MGS4, LBP, Killzone, Uncharted 2, etc, made them the fierce competitor that they once were. Too bad the blind buy the motion controls…

P.S.: Though I really like the PS3, I’m still upset about the backwards compatibility thing (Might as well give the 360 boys something to talk about). They could do it, and it would make PS2 games look better (Yeah, it makes everything look better), but PS2s still sell D:.

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Three things:
1. Bayonetta plays pretty well with the install…It’s my favorite PS3 game :D
2. Your right, that Blu-Ray drive made MGS4 possible!
3. The Wii is the easiest to program for. Watch what happens :P

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Let’s try this again, shall we? Maybe Halo 3 vs. Killzone 2, that might work, but you might lose that one, depends on how you play it…

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Ah, you must have a very old PS3. I have a slim 120 gig, and…Well, it’s smaller and quieter than my friends 360, and probably more energy efficient. Neither one of them weigh as little as my 1993 Sega Genesis (You could juggle those), but the PS3 is pretty…normal sized.

Daniel

On June 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

You don’t like the PS3 controller???? IT HASN’T CHANGED IN 15 YEARS! Doesn’t take too much to get used to. Anyway, I don’t really play too many FPS’ so I find the XBOX 360 controller baffling, but it’s apparently good for FPS’

InsaneGeek

On June 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Yes I do realise that the Xbox has a $199-$300 price range with the top the same price as the PS3, which has nothing to do with what the Mr Inaba said.

I do know what the ratio is, and I do realise that the Xbox has ~5 million more consoles than the PS3, you can use a 1 = 1.1 ratio to try and make it *look* like it’s not much… let me give you an example of that… the Xbox is real close to the Wii, 1 to 1.78 sold… look at that the first number is still a 1, they must be close. Again this has nothing to do with what he said.

And *I* and everybody else (but you) do know that what Mr Inaba was talking about has absolutely nothing to do with the “what the consumer can do” (your words), it’s all about what the *DEVELOPER* can do… which was my whole point, you idiot. Obviously you really do belong in the below 70 IQ level since you still continue to hang onto that and tried to putup strawman arguments… that explains the whole reason why you can’t mentally understand that Mr Inaba is a DEVELOPER you for some reason continue to think he’s a consumer…

OdaNobonaga

On June 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Amen! XD

Unfortunately, most people are immune to both logic and maturity, so good luck trying to get them to be rational.

Aaron

On June 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I dropped my xbox 360 from about a meter off the ground. Still works perfectly. I’m amazed by it. And, i haven’t known anybody that looks after their console to get RROD. In fact, i don’t know anyone who has.

Phil Hornshaw

On June 28, 2010 at 2:49 am

I agree with that analogy inasmuch as Xbox caters better to its customer base. There just aren’t a lot of games on PS3 I have ever been interested in playing – even the top flight, console-exclusive games. Metal Gear Solid 4 was painfully disappointing (there, I said it), and nothing else has ever made me feel like the system was worth the purchase.

(Please don’t respond with “Not even God of War 3? Not even Little Big Planet?” No, none of them. They’re not $400 games, and I know of none – even taken together, not worth the purchase of a whole new system.)

On the other hand, even in the face of having to get it repaired, I love my Xbox and, specifically, the online performance. Xbox Live simply rules. Yes, you have to pay for it. No, it’s not that big of a deal. $50 over a year is really not a lot of money.

I feel like, community wise, Xbox is a stronger product. PS3 may outperform it technically, but from the outset, I felt like Sony betrayed customers (in ways like cutting backward compatibility and making the system so outrageously expensive to begin with), whereas Microsoft, at least in this one case, has been trying to provide customers with a better and better experience. Red Ring of Death issues notwithstanding.

Then again, I know there are die-hard PS3 fans. That’s just one man’s experience. But if my PS3 hadn’t been way discounted when Circuit City went out of business, and if I hadn’t needed a Blu-Ray player, to this day I wouldn’t own one. And I’m the kind of guy who has had all (or most) available game systems for most of his life.

Michael-Angelo Nunez

On June 28, 2010 at 6:32 am

Phil,
Since when is the PS3 400 dollars? It hasn’t been that way in a while, it’s now 300. And that’s because the PS3 used to cost Sony more money than it made, and for the first couple of years was nothing but a loss to Sony, now that Sony has been making profit off of the PS3 and were able to cut down costs of production it’s gone down in price. As “betraying” their customers, why is it for the 360 I have to not only buy my own battery packs but also pay 100 dollars for a wifi adapter (which ONLY NOW changed), pay for online, and still they won’t upgrade the internal pieces that hold it together causing the RROD. Whereas, I pay 300 for the PS3, I get rechargeable controllers, wifi, a blu-ray player (360 tried charging a ridiculous amount for a HD-DVD add-on), AND free online multiplayer. Now don’t get me wrong, yes I know Xbox Live is amazing because of all the features and server speed, but I don’t think it’s fair if I want to play online multiplayer with my best friend who lives 2 houses down, I should have to pay 50 dollars a year. And NOW 360 announces (completely out of the blue), the new slim, so anyone who just bought a 360 (I’m glad I didn’t buy that elite 2 months ago), now has wifi included, and a much sleeker looking system. I really did consider buying a 360 a few times, but at this point, there really is no point to get one. I like having ok-quality FREE multiplayer (for now, they’re improving this). And as for PS3 exclusives, are you kidding me?
3d Dot Heroes
Infamous 1-2 (Great)
Resistance 1-2 (Great)
Socom (I like the current one, next one looks better)
Killzone 2-3
Twisted Metal (Game of 2011 no doubt)
Demon’s Souls (Just started)
Uncharted 1-2 (Loved both)
Heavy Rain (One of the best games I have ever played)
Heavenly Sword (really underrated)
Valkyira Chronicles (Everyone should play this)
Whtie Knight Chronicles (Beautiful game)
Gran Turismo 5
MAG (not great but fun)

360 Exclusives:
Halo (I loved 1-2, can’t stand anymore since 3)
Fable 1-2-3 – Good games but not for everyone
Gears of War 1-2-3 – I do not like this series at all
Forza series – I like it a lot, one of the strongest titles on the 360
Kinectimals
What else do you got?