Pros Up n coming titles, free online, fast load times, blueray is amazing, wifi, bluetooth, Easy to install other OS, online updates, I could do this all day.
Cons no rumble right now, doesnt upconvert ps2/DVD's but a update could fix this issue so it still gets a 10
Summary A year from now anyone talking trash about the PS3 will stick their foot in their mouth. You can only see the true beauty of this console on a HD tv Thank you XBR3. Just think a few months down the road after all the updates/patches how much better this system will be than it already is. After configuring your ports correctly on your router the PS3 network is not bad at all. + its (free). Gaming online against others is just easy and fun lag free for me after opening correct ports. Ps3 has a great community. People complain about how their are no games, but my goodness guys look at the line up for the next 3 months down the road. Imba system. PS3 controller will always be the best controller. Cant improve prefection. I try to find reason to complain or dislike the ps3 after being a 360 owner but I cant and I cannot argue the fact that ps3 is just better than the 360. Blueray DVD player on the ps3 is much better than I ever thought it would be. Can someone say PQ. Whats funny is that after a year or two blue ray will look even better than it does now becuase there is extra space on the disc for even more detail.This is scary stuff becuase im already blown away. Sorry HDDVD owners your number is up there isnt enough space on your disk. For 600 bones the ps3 is worth it. If you add the price of all the add ons for the 360 you will pay well over 600 bucks. Sorry guys anyone trying to defend the 360 is just sadly confused and must not be a ps3 owner. Sony is paying gamers back in full.
Pros Blu-Ray drive
Cons Unproven as a game machine, expensive.
Summary Bought it on release day via pre-order so thankfully did not line up. Played Resistance and Ridge Racer 7 on 720p 42" Samsung DLP HDTV, Denon home theatre system - probably total about 10 hrs. Checked out the Blu-Ray movie - Talledega Nights or some such.
Sold it on eBay on Nov 20th with a bit of profit... Here's why:
Overall: Looks pretty, the controller is cool, I like the SIXAXIS acknowledgement that physical interaction is a good thing a la Wii. BUT, the game lineup is not good.
Resistance (probably best game so far) has lots of polygons but the effects like bump mapping, specular highlights, flare effects are lacking. Furthermore, there's something about the texturing that's underwhelming in both Resistance and Ridge Racer. This is NOT encouraging for those interested in graphical quality of a high end gaming machine given the price.
Some may say that these initial releases do not show the potential of the machine; I agree but it does say something about the quality to expect, especially since most games these days are cross-platform. I do also have an XBOX 360 - I'm no fanboy since this machine has flaws too - but I thought the 1st gen games there were superior and looks better (even Ridge Racer 6 looked smoother although it's nearly a year older).
I may have kept the machine for Blu-Ray capabilities (image looks great but horrible pack-in movie) but since there are barely any movies I want out, decided to cash in while the going's good. May pick up in the future if Blu-Ray catches on.
"Xbox Killer"on by ryan_t_moreau
Pros Graphic capabilities; blu-ray discs; bluetooth controllers; everything else
Cons Not much at this point and time
Summary I have never been a big Sony fan to be honest. I purchased an Xbox and have be fairly satisfied with its performance, and when the new console lineup was announced I was sure that I would go Microsoft again, now all that has changed. After reading up on various websites to see the power, features and capabilities of all 3 new consoles, I realized Microsoft had dropped the ball on this one. The Sony PS3 is claiming that they will have the most realistic and amazing graphics ever seen, console or otherwise. Also, after watching the displays of demos at E3 it wasn't difficult to see that the PS3 had the upper hand in terms of visuals. The Xbox 360 will still be a great and powerful system no doubt but the visuals look only a notch above the already available graphics on the Xbox, hardly a revolution in terms of realistic, immersive worlds and characters. The PS3 also has the use of blu-ray technology which Microsoft doesn't have. These discs can hold much more data then a regular DVD making it easy for developers to put a whole lotta' game on these baby's. Also, the fact that Xbox 360 isn't likely going to be backwards compatible will hurt it immensely. I was looking forward to the Xbox 360 but to be honest it seems like their plan of releasing in time for holiday 2005 is a mistake. This rush to beat the other systems release dates could be its biggest problem. More time in development and planning could improve some of the already drastic letdowns that are expected. Hopefully the much hyped Sony PS3 will live up to its promises and specs once released that have already been seen on paper.
Pros Raw power, Blu-ray, Slick design, operates quitely, Playstation only games
Cons high priced but not really(check review), online not as good as 360
Summary Yes the playstation 3 is $500 to $600. Expensive? well if you buy an Xbox360 its $400. then buy An HD-dvd for the 360 its $200 and not as good as blu-ray. It comes out to $600. So Playstation is not so expensive when you actually compare and do research. Also, a standalone bluray player is no less than $500
Graphics will be better than 360 No doubt(sonys machine has more power) you can get more info on other websites like IGN.com (good article about PS3 this year)
Games on systems when they first come out no matter what system, i dont think they are not that good anyway. But when sony gets kicking with assasins creed in april and other games starting in march which look GOOD and will continue to improve it's definitely time to consider buying.
PS3 only games like Final Fantasy XIII look amazing and tekken series, MGS4, killzone and others are worth it.
Online on PS3, well hopefully by the end of this year they can get it up to par. Xbox360 online is better, It's microsoft.
Ps3 60 gigabyte hardrive, way bigger than 360, enough said.
According to what ive read, they are going to have good things happening by the end of this year. and third party developers love the system because they can do alot more.
Also, Rumor has it from what i have read sony might try to acquire other developers and that will help sony even more.
No doubt 360 has a good start on the market, and hey i own one. its a great system. But About the PS3, look around, compare everything about the system, hardware and prices. DONT just listen to one guy whos a sony fan and another whos just a 360 fan. Research yourself.
PS3 in my opinion is a great system and even cnet.com thinks so. Hope this info helped you out a little.Updated
You would also have to buy an wireless adapter for the 360---$99 i think. PS3 is already included
Pros Hardware specs and Game footage looks outstanding.
Cons Sony's past hype of technology that never worked. Loss of key exclusive devleopers and current look of controler.
Summary Sony is the king of PR with little to no need for spending money they can turn key phrases such as "Xbox 360 more like Xbox 1.5" into the lazy reporters Xbox slogan. However they have always been at the top of their game when it comes to making an impact in the gaming industry. Im not usre what to truely believe Iv seen Sony in the past claim rendered footage as actualy in-game footage so im not sure if Killzone 2 will be true to nature but if so, i truely believe that with that impressive graphics aswell as the glory of Blue-Ray Ill be in an entertainment fantasy. My only loss is Xbox Live has been what i believe should be a console's online experience and with out Live I cant help but get dragged down into believeing that no console can truely inspire me without the Live inovations that Xbox provides.