Posted by NTM (7555 posts) 1 year, 8 months ago

Poll: Which console version should I get? (64 votes)

PlayStation 3 80%
Xbox 360 20%

Before anyone mentions it, I do wish I had a powerful gaming PC to play this, but due to not having one, I can't play it on PC, so I don't have that option; if I did, I wouldn't have made this poll. I really want Bioshock: Infinite, but I unfortunately haven't gotten it yet and I was wondering which console version is better, if at all.

Even if it's slightly better than the other, I'd want it. I understand it's merely visual for the most part, but that's what I want to know; does one have a better frame-rate than the other? Things like that. I've checked Google, but that kind of thing isn't really up there right now; they have comparison videos, but I could hardly tell which is better, one's contrast was different than another; that's about it, but it doesn't necessarily mean they're the same.

I hope there's someone out there with a keen eye for this kind of thing to answer my question instead of the typical "It doesn't matter, get the one that you prefer". I doubt there are many that have played both versions, but still, maybe there are a few that have, or would know the answer some other way. Thanks in advance.

#1 Edited by Snail (8663 posts) -

@ntm said:

I do wish I had a powerful gaming PC to play this, but due to not having one, I can't play it on PC, so I don't have that option

You do though!

  • Sell every PS3/Xbox 360 game you have.
  • Sell both those consoles.
  • Use that money to build a gaming PC.
  • Thank me later.
#2 Posted by expensiveham (291 posts) -

I have only played it myself on the PC. But they talked briefly about this on this weeks podcast and it seems the PS3 version is better.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (15188 posts) -

PS3 version is where its at for console. Also, you get the first Bioshock on the disc as well as a bonus so Id go with that one. Same version I'm playing and I can attest that its a pretty decent experience. The load times are a bit suspect but other than that its pretty amazing they got it looking as good as they did on the PS3.

#4 Posted by NTM (7555 posts) -

@expensiveham: Huh... I listened to the podcast, I don't remember them mentioning one was better than the other. I keep hearing that the PS3 version (though it being somewhat inconclusive) is better. The fact that both Bioshock and Bioshock 2 were a little worse on PS3 has me worried; that's the reason I don't know which to get. I really want it on 360 because that's where I originally got the first, but if it's not the better version, I don't want it there.

#5 Edited by NTM (7555 posts) -

@demoskinos: I guess it's cool that the original comes with it, but I already have the first on that.

#6 Posted by Humanity (10150 posts) -

@ntm according to in-depth analysis both console versions look basically identical, but the PS3 version suffers from screen tearing whereas the 360 version does not.

In terms of performance the PS3 is said to have a slightly smoother framerate (due to lack of vertical sync) while the 360 version suffers from heavier frame rate dips in busier firefights.

In conclusion: If you don't mind screen tearing and want a smoother experience then go with PS3 -/- If you can't stand screen tearing as some people and don't mind slightly worse framerates then go with the 360 version. Apart from that both console versions suffer from really aggressive post-AA effects which heavily blur the textures in order to hide jaggies but it's identical on both versions.

I've played and beaten the PC version and purchased the 360 one to play through again. The difference in quality of visuals is really staggering. That said, ingorance is bliss so you won't notice anything out of the ordinary unless you play the PC version at a friends house or something.

#7 Posted by Pr1mus (3956 posts) -

Every review or news that specified a better version between PS3 and 360 said to go with the PS3 one if possible.

#8 Edited by NTM (7555 posts) -

@humanity: Really? Well that's a flip. The original Bioshock on 360 had the lack of vsync with the unlock frame rate option on, but ran at a near 60 frames per second, while if it was on, on the PS3 version, it ran around 30 to 40, but without screen tearing. Alright, thanks a lot. I was trying to find the in-depth analysis. This was the answer I was looking for, can you show me the site that you found this? I prefer the 360 version to the PS3 version of the original because I don't mind screen tearing as much as a low frame rate.

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (15188 posts) -

@humanity said:

@ntm according to in-depth analysis both console versions look basically identical, but the PS3 version suffers from screen tearing whereas the 360 version does not.

In terms of performance the PS3 is said to have a slightly smoother framerate (due to lack of vertical sync) while the 360 version suffers from heavier frame rate dips in busier firefights.

In conclusion: If you don't mind screen tearing and want a smoother experience then go with PS3 -/- If you can't stand screen tearing as some people and don't mind slightly worse framerates then go with the 360 version. Apart from that both console versions suffer from really aggressive post-AA effects which heavily blur the textures in order to hide jaggies but it's identical on both versions.

I've played and beaten the PC version and purchased the 360 one to play through again. The difference in quality of visuals is really staggering. That said, ingorance is bliss so you won't notice anything out of the ordinary unless you play the PC version at a friends house or something.

Nope. Not true PS3 has V-sync enabled from the start you CAN take it off which unlocks the frame rate but also makes you much more prone to screen tearing. With it locked I never once saw a screen tear however.

#10 Posted by NTM (7555 posts) -

@humanity said:

@ntm according to in-depth analysis both console versions look basically identical, but the PS3 version suffers from screen tearing whereas the 360 version does not.

In terms of performance the PS3 is said to have a slightly smoother framerate (due to lack of vertical sync) while the 360 version suffers from heavier frame rate dips in busier firefights.

In conclusion: If you don't mind screen tearing and want a smoother experience then go with PS3 -/- If you can't stand screen tearing as some people and don't mind slightly worse framerates then go with the 360 version. Apart from that both console versions suffer from really aggressive post-AA effects which heavily blur the textures in order to hide jaggies but it's identical on both versions.

I've played and beaten the PC version and purchased the 360 one to play through again. The difference in quality of visuals is really staggering. That said, ingorance is bliss so you won't notice anything out of the ordinary unless you play the PC version at a friends house or something.

Nope. Not true PS3 has V-sync enabled from the start you CAN take it off which unlocks the frame rate but also makes you much more prone to screen tearing. With it locked I never once saw a screen tear however.

OH! You can do it in this one too!? :D I really like that implementation; to unlock the frame rate. So basically, when you turn it on, it goes pretty fast? So it should do that for both PS3 and 360!

#11 Edited by Humanity (10150 posts) -

@ntm said:

@demoskinos said:

@humanity said:

@ntm according to in-depth analysis both console versions look basically identical, but the PS3 version suffers from screen tearing whereas the 360 version does not.

In terms of performance the PS3 is said to have a slightly smoother framerate (due to lack of vertical sync) while the 360 version suffers from heavier frame rate dips in busier firefights.

In conclusion: If you don't mind screen tearing and want a smoother experience then go with PS3 -/- If you can't stand screen tearing as some people and don't mind slightly worse framerates then go with the 360 version. Apart from that both console versions suffer from really aggressive post-AA effects which heavily blur the textures in order to hide jaggies but it's identical on both versions.

I've played and beaten the PC version and purchased the 360 one to play through again. The difference in quality of visuals is really staggering. That said, ingorance is bliss so you won't notice anything out of the ordinary unless you play the PC version at a friends house or something.

Nope. Not true PS3 has V-sync enabled from the start you CAN take it off which unlocks the frame rate but also makes you much more prone to screen tearing. With it locked I never once saw a screen tear however.

OH! You can do it in this one too!? :D I really like that implementation; to unlock the frame rate. So basically, when you turn it on, it goes pretty fast? So it should do that for both PS3 and 360!

I'm just relaying what was said by the fine folks at Digital Foundry that spend inordinate amounts of time studying minute details of all the versions.

But read for yourself, here is the article: LINK TO ARTICLE

#12 Posted by NTM (7555 posts) -

@humanity: Aw, yeah, that's the site I was looking for. Thanks. I guess they do have it up already.

#13 Posted by Humanity (10150 posts) -

@ntm: Yah, so I'm not saying that @demoskinos is a dirty rotten liar, I'm just saying he's completely wrong ;^)

#14 Posted by NTM (7555 posts) -

@humanity: Well thanks for showing me what I hadn't found myself, that's all I wanted to know. Seems this poll is over.

#15 Posted by Humanity (10150 posts) -

@ntm: Anytime I'm always here to help Google things!

Out of curiosity which version did you choose? I've played a little over an hour on the 360 and performance isn't horrible or anything.

#16 Edited by GunstarRed (5489 posts) -

I dunno about the PS3, but the 360 version had a ton of technical problems when shit was going crazy and skylines came into play. I should have played it on the PC.

#17 Posted by Ehker (235 posts) -

@humanity said:

@ntm: Yah, so I'm not saying that @demoskinos is a dirty rotten liar, I'm just saying he's completely wrong ;^)

He's not wrong. PS3 version does have V-Sync enabled at the start. The difference with the PS3 is it's adaptive V-Sync so that it turns off when things are hairy and frames drop low. Otherwise it's on.

#18 Posted by NTM (7555 posts) -

@humanity: I haven't chosen yet. I'm not sure which one I want, but it may be the 360 version... Though it might be the PS3 version :P. I don't know. I'd play with the Unlock Frame Rate on to get a better frame rate 'cause FPS matters more to me than vsync.

#19 Edited by NTM (7555 posts) -
#20 Posted by Mocca_Bear (62 posts) -

Played it on PS3 without a hitch but 360 owners seem to be struggling. I'd like to see a next gen console release by the time we get to a GOTY Edition. Would pay for a second copy to get a fully realized version of Infinite!

#21 Edited by expensiveham (291 posts) -

@ntm: Maybe it was during yesterdays liveshow. But Patrick mentioned that "the PS3 version seemed to be the way to go" and then Jeff or Ryan shouted something like "DAT DAVE LANG MAGIC".

#22 Edited by Akyho (1700 posts) -

My experience with Infinite was on xbox. Ran perfectly fine. My one complaint was textures could be horrible and pixelated.

And with the PS3 version not being different on that front either. Id say xbox as Screen tear is annoying as shit. While lower FPS I don't really recall seeing it when it did happened. Playing Resident Evil 5.....I remember screen tear.

Ps3 version should crash in price or be lower in my experience vs xbox.

The truest way is pc but as you said thats not a choice.

#23 Posted by JadeGL (975 posts) -

I played the 360 version and it was fine. However, there were dips in performance in especially busy fights. Also, and this was such a disappointment, during one of the major events, I had a messed up texture issue that kind of ruined a story moment. For people who have played it (don't click if you don't want to know)

During the trip from the bottom of the ocean to the lighthouses, the glass on my bathysphere was totally glitched and I could only see a few inches at most. The rest of the *glass* was white. At first I thought it was a stylistic choice to look icy of frosty, but obviously not. I ended up watching that part on youtube to get the full effect. It really sucked.

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#24 Posted by Demoskinos (15188 posts) -

@humanity said:

@ntm: Yah, so I'm not saying that @demoskinos is a dirty rotten liar, I'm just saying he's completely wrong ;^)

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#25 Posted by jimmyfenix (3753 posts) -

stick to sony son

#26 Edited by Castiel (2750 posts) -

I can't speak to xbox, but I played it on my PS3 and it played great. It mostly looks good, but more important than that the framerate was solid for me the entire way through. I never noticed any noticable framerate drop.

PS3 ftw.

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#27 Edited by NTM (7555 posts) -

@jimmyfenix: Says the one with the cartoon-ish Marcus Fenix icon?

#28 Posted by jimmyfenix (3753 posts) -
@ntm said:

@jimmyfenix: Says the one with the cartoon-ish Marcus Fenix icon?

i have both consoles and i love the gears of war franchise from (1-3) that doesnt mean i show more favoritism to microsoft quite the opposite actually. i have leaned more towards sony in the past year due to there plus program and do the majority of my gaming on the ps3 :)

#29 Posted by awesomeusername (4221 posts) -

78% of that poll is for PS3 so go with it. I played mine on PS3 and it was smooth sailing the whole time.

#30 Posted by DorkPheasant (13 posts) -

know before you do get a console version (as i do suggest pc) that you will be running a new game on an 8 year old console (in xbox's case). I have the game for xbox, ps3, and pc (because of siblings also), and as i play the pc version i noticed that the graphics on the ps3 are a bit better than the xbox, though the overall game is not different in anyway.

I would suggest the ps3 version if you cannot run it on pc.

#31 Edited by NTM (7555 posts) -

@ntm said:

@jimmyfenix: Says the one with the cartoon-ish Marcus Fenix icon?

i have both consoles and i love the gears of war franchise from (1-3) that doesnt mean i show more favoritism to microsoft quite the opposite actually. i have leaned more towards sony in the past year due to there plus program and do the majority of my gaming on the ps3 :)

Ha ha, alright. That's cool. I wasn't really assuming you chose favorites, only that I initially found it ironic to see that icon and then see that comment; it was less about what you feel and more about what I saw, if that makes sense.

#32 Edited by NTM (7555 posts) -

@dorkpheasant: You mention because of siblings, so if that's the case, do you and your siblings use different TV's? I'm saying that because a different TV as well as resolution being used for games can make a difference.