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Old 06-07-2011, 07:27 PM
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So I am planning on moving out in a couple weeks to my own place. At my house we have always used playstation as our main video game system. We currently have a PS3 but I cannot take it with me because it is still used by my brothers. I am looking into getting a system for myself but can't seem to decide which one to get. With all the PSN hacking lately and such I have been considering switching to an XBOX. So what are your guys' thoughts? Should I stick with what I know and get another PS3 or try an XBOX? What are the main differences between the two to consider??
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:32 PM
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Honestly, as a standalone system (ie you can't get both), I'd suggest the PS3.

Pros:
Blu-Ray
Reliable
Free online

Cons:
the controller layout
apparently PSN isn't very safe

XBOX pros:
Much better controller
Better online system
Better exclusive content (subjective)

cons:
Xbox Live costs money
Red Ring of Death
Doesn't work well as a media player

I own both, but we use the PS3 way more than the Xbox. Then again we watch a ton of Blu-Rays though. I also love the PS3 interface, it's so much nicer.
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After buying a ps3 for gt5, I am almost considering selling it. The game was a let down and xbox live is worth the expense.
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:20 PM
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Xbox all the way!
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what Mol said!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:05 PM
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Possibly also depends on what you play.
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Theres almost no such thing as a Playstation or Xbox exclusive game anymore, so its not really a factor.
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I ran into this a lot when I worked at gamestop. If you wanna play games online with friends, buy a 360. If you play games by yourself, get the PS3. Reliability on the new generation 360's is better, but still not 100%. PS3's fail too. I own a PS3 and am a Gran Turismo/God of War fan boy so I'm really satisfied with my system. I also like that I didn't have to get up and change disc 4 times when I played Final Fantasy XIII.

And I get all my movies in BlueRay.... worth the extra expense too me.
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I ran into this a lot when I worked at gamestop. If you wanna play games online with friends, buy a 360. If you play games by yourself, get the PS3.
That's exactly what I do, ha.
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If you play Call of Duty at all I'd suggest an Xbox, coming from a PS3 owner.
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XBOX.....and i dont even own one.
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If XBox moves forward with the features they are rumoring (full dvr, etc) then the XBox will move to the head of the game.

At the moment, the PS3 is a really good entertainment machine that also plays good games - plus is proving more reliable then the XBox (hacking of networks aside...). Plus, if the Sony network continues its hacking trend, users will continue to get free goodies...
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... and continue to bitch about not having a good enough selection of free games to choose from
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:38 PM
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Xbox hands down. The newer systems are more reliable and it doesn't take >30min to do firmware updates. That killed the PS3 for me. Everytime I wanted to play something or stream netflix....nope cant do it. You need to update. Try again in 30 min.

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I will sell you my 360. Pm me if you are interested.
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