deluxe_247 wrote:well bago....you really get what you pay for with online between ps3s and xbox. having both i can testify that the free ps3 service pales in comparison to xbox live on almost every level. its enough of an extreme difference that i wont buy any multiplayer game on the ps3 unless its not an xbox title. the servers are terrible, and it only has a fraction of the content...and cool features. when i think about the xbox live experience, im actually suprised it doesnt cost more. it averages out to be about 5 bucks a month (if you dont buy it on sale)...so like 16 cents a day....for a service that is far superior to playstation. if i were you i wouldnt make your decision based on free network access.
if blu ray is important to you, it would be the only reason i would even remotely suggest one over a xbox....especially if money is an issue. also if money is an issue and blu ray is a deciding factor keep in mind the bluray movies will run you 30-35 bucks a piece most of the time.
overall IMO xbox>>ps3
Yeah I noticed blu ray movies are alot more expensive, plus I have a standard projection TV so I'm not sure how much more clear a blu ray movie would look anyway since i don't have a high def TV or plasma or anything.
But as far as online games go, there's nothing out right now that I would even want to play online. I'm not a fan of Halo, I think it is the most overrated series in the history of gaming. I have COD4 for PC and didn't like the multiplayer on it anyway. The only game really that I would be interested in doing online would be the new Madden leagues that will be featured in Madden 09.
I keep flip flopping back and forth between a 360 and a PS3.
Xbox Pros: Cheaper cost, LIVE is apparently better.
Xbox Cons: Red Rings of Death, no blu ray, LIVE costs monthly
PS3 Pros: Blu Ray, online service is free
PS3 Cons: Too expensive, online community is apparently not great
Right now I lean toward an Xbox 360 just because it's sooooo much cheaper than a PS3. I've done my research on ebay and i can get an Xbox 360 with the 20GB HDD and all the cables that come with it and a controller for about $195 plus $25 shipping.
Compare that to the $400 to $450 PS3's are going for and that's quite a stark contrast. But if Blu Ray movies eventually replace DVD's and the price comes down... I'll be wishing I had gotten a PS3.
If stupid EA Sports had just decided to release Madden 09/NFL Head coach 09 for PC I wouldn't even bother. The one year I don't have a console is the one year they stop making the damn game for PC. Go Figure.