Craig Baker On May - 9 - 2011

I have been a long time supporter of Sony consoles. Ever since the days on the PS1 when I enjoyed playing games like Crash Bandicoot, Metal Gear Solid, and Tomb Raider. I also had a PS2 on day 1 and loved playing great titles such as God of War, Socom, and Shadow of the Colossus. But now we find ourselves in 2011 with the battle lines drawn. For most gamers that aren’t fortunate to have both consoles, their opinions usually wind up being very one sided and ignorant. I however do own both consoles and after playing both of them for the past four or so years I can finally say without a shadow of a doubt that the Xbox 360 is the clear winner.

First thing that needs to be mentioned is the controller. The PS3’s controller feels so dated and is in much need of an upgrade. The analog stick position is awkward at best and always has been. Playing shooters on L1 and R1 just feels flat out wrong. And design points aside, the sticks are practically fucking broken. The dead zones on the Sony controller are absolutely ridiculous. You need to literally move the sticks more than half way to the outside to have any type of movement register. Where the PS3 fails in regards to the controller the 360 shines. It feels better in your hands, stick placement feels organic, and the triggers feel almost like shooting a gun. The winner hands down is the 360.

How do the games play? I would say close to 95 percent of games are developed on the 360 and then ported for the PS3. This comes across in the gameplay, graphics, and overall feel. Most games, especially shooter feel so much better on Xbox. The only games I purchase for the PS3 are the exclusive titles. I’m talking Uncharted, God of War, and Gran Turismo type games. Now while those three titles are amazing, for most gamers it really wouldn’t warrant purchasing an over priced console just to play one or two games a year. I do think when it comes to exclusives the PS3 has a slight edge, but overall the 360 is better at running multi-platform games.

The online is a no contest. Sony flat out fucking sucks when it comes to online. You need to look no further than the recent atrocity going on. The PSN has not only been down for over two weeks, but it went down on will be probably one of Sony’s top 3 games for the year, Socom 4. Which by the way sucked hairy goat dick. And let’s say the PSN wasn’t experiencing this current crisis. It is still a pile of shit. No cross game chat is a joke. This is reason enough alone to purchase a fucking Xbox. I spend more time in party chat on the 360 than I do actually playing games. Also 360 servers almost never are down, and on the off chance they are you get notice weeks in advance and it is usually down in the middle of the night and only for a few hours.

Overall you can clearly see this is no contest. Xbox 360 is by far the best console available today. PS3’s ability to play blu rays and the occasional game isn’t reason enough to own one. If you own a PS3 and are on the fence about getting rid of it because of the current situation with the PSN, think no more. Get down to Gamestop and trade in the hunk of crap for a real console. Last time I checked you can get around $130 for a trade in and 360 costs $129. So there you have it, stop playing that fail of a system and get on board with a real console. Xbox 360 FTW!!!

Categories: Editorial, Feature, Recent News
  • Dave Vileta

    Thanks for the insights. It’s a shame, though, how this “real” console has no exclusives.

    Also, consider yourself flagged on N4G.

  • Dave Nufc

    I’ve been saying this for years

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