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I have been playing games for almost 2 decades. I played both the Xbox 360 and the ps3, after my Xbox overheated 15 time. I counted. So I'm thinking of getting another Xbox, but I need some convincing before I do. What does the Xbox have that ps3 doesn't? What makes it better than the ps3? DON'T NOT SAY, " because it is". Please...
XBL is the determineing factor for me... and the user friendliness. The controller was designed with the tps and fps games in mind, with the right analog stick placed lower for more horazontal, or left and right, control with the "looking" aspect of your character. The left analog stick is centered underneath the left thumb, because for an fps, this is the analog stick that moves in all directions. The xbox, as an electronics technician, is quite poorly constructed internaly... but is extreamly customizable. If you have questions reguarding the 360 hardware itself, REPLY!!!
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I have all three of the major consoles in my household so I am not completely biased when I say I prefer the Xbox 360. Personally I feel it has a better controller and I like Live more even though I have to pay to play. I know the PS3 has blu-ray drive but I don't really utilize it because I like having a machine that is dedicated to certain things e.g. blu ray player for blu rays and game console for games unless I am streaming entertainment. I think that the biggest argument that Xbox has is indie games. I really love looking at what people have created and if I really like a game I can buy it for at most about 3-4 dollars.
I don't know if this helps but play station products always seem to be a little easier to break. Not that Xbox's are indestructible but it always seems that ps3 always have something going on with them, either the disk won't read the tray won't take the disk, or the thing might not even turn on. Also PSN is ALWAYS getting hacked and I mean always. every time you turn around they have to shut down the servers because somebody has gotten into the main frame. Has Xbox ever had to shut down it's servers due to a hack, not that I know of. Microsoft cares about it's players and wishes to protect them. So I would highly suggest going with a Xbox360 especial the new black ones. I have one and I played for like 2 hours and it was not that hot so you shouldn't have to worry about it over heating.
The biggest reasons for me to prefer the 360 over ps3 involve xbox live and the controller. Live does cost money, but it has some nice features over PSN. It also doesn't hurt that most of my friends have a 360 but very few have a PS3. I have a backward compatible PS3 so playing blu rays on the machine literally turns it into a wind turbine, rending the machine worthless to watch on because of the noise. I also like the 360 controller better because of stick placement and indentation on the sticks that holds your thumbs better. It is much better for sweaty gaming marathons!
I've had an xbox 360 for the past 5 years, and have over 40 games for it. I love that machine, but I decided to pick up a PS3 to access some of the exclusives like Resistance, Journey, Infamous, The Last of Us (can't wait for that game!), etc.
I think overall, the controller for Xbox feels better in the hands, and allows for longer use without cramping. However, the PS3 controller sticks seem (at least to me) to be more responsive, and feel better than the 360's do. Plus the 360's D-Pad is a sad, sad joke compared to PS3's, and the R1 R2 trigger buttons have a nice, smooth bit of friction, so you can apply more pressure, or less, with ease. This was a nice change from the feel of the PS2's analog sticks, which I always felt were too "loose" feeling. Now the Xbox's almost feel too loose when I go back from the PS3.
I think it really depends on the games coming out in the next year or so... There are so many crossover games, that you can play so many of the same series on any system now, it just depends on the person and what they are interested in the batch of exclusives coming out in the next years. I think they're pretty evenly matched hardware-wise.
Hope that helps!
Regarding the overheating issues... have you opened it up and cleaned out the dust? (Not trying to assume you wouldn't have already thought of doing this... just a suggestion... ) That's why mine breaks down every 4 or 5 months. A quick cleaning session, and it's good as new (and super quiet again, although not nearly as quiet as the PS3).
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do you want an entertainment system or a gaming console? it really depends on your tastes; the PS3 has beautiful graphics capabilities and I'm pretty sure it has a lot of RPG's and action/adventure games and other such titles. The Xbox has lots of shooters, fighters, some RPG's, and good online multiplayer games.
Do you find that the xbox live network has more latency than PSN? That's what I'm finding on a lot of games when comparing the two.
I suggest you try to get both of the systems if you can, they both have different experiences that offer great value.
The PS3 "Trophy Sound" Is annoying.
I like it better because I have an xbox 360 and I don't have a ps3, it's as simple as that.
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The only things the 360 has that matter to me are cross game chat, Left 4 Dead, Alan Wake, and The Witcher 2 soon. Beyond that, I could care less. Gears of War can be fun, but nearly as much as Uncharted or inFamous. PS3's exclusives are just better period. Xbox's online functionality is better. Personally I enjoy more 1 player games usually, so its not that big of a deal to me. PS3's online is fine for me, except for lack of cross game chat.
but yea they aren't that much different. I just have them both because of the exclusive titles.
It comes down to the game updates and installs. When I want to play a game, I would like to play at least within 5 minutes of turning it on, not 20. While I do like the bowling alley and things in Home, Xbox live seems to connect people with each other a bit easier. I prefer gamer points and achievements, to trophies. PS3 is definately a solid system if you like to play games by yourself, but for a great mulitplayer experience Xbox conquers.
The controller and Xbox Live is what wins with the 360 for me.