PS3 vs 360 Version

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#1 Posted by TheHBK (5554 posts) -

So as a real gamer, I have both consoles and wanted to get input from people that have seen both or have found anything comparing both versions. The track record suggests the 360 version will be better considering how the last 2 Fallouts came out on the PS3. But Oblivion on the PS3 did look better. My worry is that I love the 360 for fps, the PS3 control sticks suck ass for shooters, and feel that a first person game will just play better on the 360 for me. But I also remember the load times and hear of problems installing the game on the 360. So if the game performs significantly better, unlikely as it may be, I would get it on the PS3. But if not, then 360 it is.

What say you? if you have both consoles, which version will you get?

Note: A disturbing thing about the reviews coming out is no mention of the PS3 version because reviewers were not sent a copy. Not new but still, it would be nice to know.

#2 Posted by Marcsman (3262 posts) -

Why does a real gamer have to own two systems?

#3 Posted by Skytylz (4037 posts) -

I don't have either system right now, I'm a fake gamer.

#4 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I ordered it on PS3 since I prefer that console. There've been no really legit comparisons I've seen so far, but a short video from a German site comparing the two said that they were pretty much the same except PS3 had less pop-in. I haven't heard anything bad about either version so you're safe with either.

#5 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

I found this video comparison which is probably the same that @benjaebe was talking about. To my eye it seems that the textures are little better on PS3 version but I'd love to see more point-to-point comparison of the two. There also a small bit comparing 360 with and without the installation and again to my eye it seems to be better with installation.

#6 Posted by ma_rc_01 (364 posts) -

The only thing I really want to know about is the framerate on ps3.

#7 Posted by SpartyOn (500 posts) -

@ma_rc_01 said:

The only thing I really want to know about is the framerate on ps3.

#8 Posted by TeamJersey (342 posts) -

So, if I only own a Sega Game Gear and ritually play Defenders of Oasis whilst taking a huge dump (for often too long, my doctor tells me this is not safe), am I not to be categorized as a "gamer"???

#9 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

@TheHBK: So because I built myself a PC for more than you spent on your consoles, but I myself don't own either consoles, I can't be considered a real gamer? Even though I am clearly more committed to it? AWESOME.

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Anyway using that video as a guide I'd say if you have the choice spring for the PS3 version.

#10 Posted by BonOrbitz (2243 posts) -

As an even realer gamer I have the option of PS3, 360, or PC. I'll be playing it on the PC but if mine wasn't up to snuff I'd go with the 360 because of the controls and I usually go with that platform for multi-console titles. That is, unless I know the PS3 was the lead platform (as with LA Noire).

#11 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

So what you're saying is that PC gamers aren't real gamers? Sucks to be you, cuz mods+console commands.

#12 Posted by Marcsman (3262 posts) -

Anybody want to join FA with me? Fakers Anonymous. Remember our motto is "nobody likes a quitter".

#13 Posted by TheHBK (5554 posts) -

I should clarify that I do have a gaming PC, but my brother is already getting it for his PC on our shared Steam account, I want to get a version for one of the consoles.

#14 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

make me a real gamer plz

#15 Posted by devilzrule27 (1239 posts) -

Get it for whichever of the two systems you prefer to play games on more. If there is any difference in the two i doubt it will be noticeable outside of you seeking out side by side comparisons.

#16 Posted by Zelyre (1262 posts) -

So, I have a PS3, 360, Wii, and a high end PC. That must make me the Gamer ubermensch!

The difference in PC to console is great enough where if you had a PC, I'd do that. If anything, for the much faster load times.

Otherwise, the PS3 and 360 look and play close enough that its just personal preference. Coke vs Pepsi.

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#17 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

@TheHBK: Shared steam account? Shared? I thought you were a real gamer.

#18 Edited by falling_fast (2267 posts) -

real gamers only use consoles. got it.

#19 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1732 posts) -
@Rappelsiini: Wow, PS3 version looks better, colour me surprised. 
#20 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Okay. People should stop getting bent out of shape over a harmless comment. Sensitive people, Christ.

I've seen side-by-sides, and it seems that the PS3 version has better textures. I don't know if there's some sort of texture pack for the 360 version or what, but it seemed a little blurry in the comparison.

As for framerate, I have no idea.

#21 Posted by theodacourt (546 posts) -

I think by real gamer, he meant more that he is a non-casual gamer. I don't think many casual gamers would have both, so his point is valid, you're all just being childish and silly. That's right, down right silly.

I'd get it on the 360 because of the controller and despite me claiming I'm not bothered about achievements, I still feel super satisfied when I earn them.

#22 Posted by handlas (2719 posts) -

uh huh...think you guys are getting ur panties too much in a bunch over his "real gamer" comment.....

#23 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Rappelsiini said:

I found this video comparison which is probably the same that @benjaebe was talking about. To my eye it seems that the textures are little better on PS3 version but I'd love to see more point-to-point comparison of the two. There also a small bit comparing 360 with and without the installation and again to my eye it seems to be better with installation.

That kinda looks like the non texture issue people have been talking about when you install to the 360.  
 
Edit just saw a " hand" In game. The textures where not loaded for it. It looks like its suffering from the texture not streaming bug. 
#24 Posted by TheHBK (5554 posts) -

Thank you to those who recognized my comment was just some sarcastic quip to get people riled up. But the question remains as to which to get, so far I get better texutres, but no mention of framerate. Right now I am going 360, the controller probably feels better for this.

#25 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@TheHBK said:

Thank you to those who recognized my comment was just some sarcastic quip to get people riled up. But the question remains as to which to get, so far I get better texutres, but no mention of framerate. Right now I am going 360, the controller probably feels better for this.

Again the 360 video looks like another video that was posted. There seems to be an issue if you have the game installed with textures not showing up. 
#26 Posted by Asger (202 posts) -

There's talk about a texture bug on the 360. It should be fixed in the day 1 patch.

#27 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Yeah. I would say go for the 360 version. This texture loading bug obviously won't last forever, as I'm sure it will be patched soon enough.

#28 Edited by Asger (202 posts) -

I would go for the 360 version too. I like the controller better. And the texture bug is a known issue, so it will be fixed, if not tomorrow, then in the very near future. Either way: This game will be great! I'm looking so much forward to it!

I found this on Bethesda's forums: http://forums.bethsoft.com/index.php?/topic/1256010-console-comparisons/

#29 Posted by PepitoneConQueso (40 posts) -

After playing the last 3 Bethesda games on the PS3 (Fallout 3, New Vegas, Oblivion), I will be getting this for the 360. It'll most likely run smoother i.e. no framerate drops, freezes, screen tearing.

Oblivion on PS3 was okay only because it came out a year later.

#30 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Yeah, that German video looks like it's 360 version is running with the texture bug. From what of seen of the two working properly, there really isn't a meaningful difference. Get it for whatever console you prefer.

#31 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (571 posts) -

I have all the consoles, but my Wii and 360 are boxed up in the closet, my PS3 mainly plays Netflix, and I buy most games for the PC. Am I a real gamer. Please tell me that I am, I don't want to be ostracized by strangers on the internet.

#32 Posted by Mikewrestler5 (601 posts) -

Here's another comparison video. Both look pretty identical.
 

#33 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

im a real boy.

#34 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@theodacourt said:

I think by real gamer, he meant more that he is a non-casual gamer. I don't think many casual gamers would have both, so his point is valid, you're all just being childish and silly. That's right, down right silly.

I'd get it on the 360 because of the controller and despite me claiming I'm not bothered about achievements, I still feel super satisfied when I earn them.

It's okay. We all do. Although I must say, I've come to love the delayed 'ding' of a trophy as well.

#35 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@TheHBK: so far from the few video's out, the ps3 has a better look and the comparisons have no slowdown between them for fps lags. Up to you on which system but I am most likely getting it for pc as the graphics and the mod community is on that side vs consoles.. if my pc magically dies then it goes to ps3 though.

#36 Posted by Bigrhyno (505 posts) -

I ordered it on PS3 because that is what I have been playing more of lately. From what I can tell it doesn't really matter, though. I'm sure it will be a great experience no matter what you play it on.

#37 Edited by mac_n_nina (272 posts) -

that video shows a day and night difference

the textures in the 360 are awful saying that it's a little difference is downplaying it like the idiots at lens of truth always do whenever the ps3 version is better

#38 Posted by Asger (202 posts) -

@Mikewrestler5: The xbox version in this video looks way better than in the German one. I think it's safe to say they are pretty much identical. :) Thanks for the video!

#39 Posted by NoelVeiga (1107 posts) -

I got it on PS3. It looks fine. Frame-rate drops quite often, but it's not a huge deal. I maaay go for the PC version eventually, though. It depends on whether I see a significant difference in graphics or mods start making a significant change. For the time being, it seems like a solid multiplatform game, so I'd say controllers, HD size and whatever gamerscore you're building up are the only (very minor) personal considerations here...

#40 Posted by lord_canti (1519 posts) -

sadly my pc isnt powerful to play it so i was looking at this aswell its kind of a odd situation both versions seem to have a good frame rate but the ps3 is better straight off the disk (based off the first video in this thread) but the 360 version looks better with what i suppose would be the day one patch ( in the second video in this thread) so i have around 12 hours to decide ontill i pick up my copy so im gonna look into it some more

#41 Posted by Asger (202 posts) -

@lord_canti: Yeah, same problem. But I prefer the 360 controller and I kinda like achievements. It's just nice to know that you won't get the short end of the stick if you choose the 360 version. It looked pretty good in the second video! I will go with 360 and do some testing tomorrow. Maybe I can find a fence, like the one in the german video and compare them.

#42 Posted by hwy_61 (943 posts) -

Does anyone know if the 360 version comes on multiple discs?

#43 Posted by xyzygy (10066 posts) -

@elsuperdonut said:

Does anyone know if the 360 version comes on multiple discs?

Nope it doesn't.

#44 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

@Marcsman said:

Why does a real gamer have to own two systems?

This.

#45 Posted by hwy_61 (943 posts) -

@xyzygy said:

@elsuperdonut said:

Does anyone know if the 360 version comes on multiple discs?

Nope it doesn't.

Thanks duder.

#46 Posted by FeelTheFunkness (30 posts) -

I can't decide which version I should get, does one have a better frame rate than the other? That's the biggest issue I'm worried about.

#47 Posted by Polydeukes (98 posts) -

So far, just an hour or two in, the PS3 version seems to have some infrequent framerate and sound stuttering issues. I'm not sure how the 360 version compares.

Looks beautiful and sound gorgeous when it's all working, though!

#48 Posted by PepitoneConQueso (40 posts) -

@FeelTheFunkness: Using past Bethesda games as a reference, the PS3 should experience more framerate issues than the 360. Now I'm only basing this on Fallout and New Vegas because I haven't heard enough about framerate on either system, both of those games had horrible framerate drops, freezes, and screen tearing on the PS3.

#49 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

@PrivateIronTFU said:

Okay. People should stop getting bent out of shape over a harmless comment. Sensitive people, Christ.

Never! I know 'real gamers' that play PC almost exclusively... dumbass.

#50 Posted by ICryCauseImEmo (522 posts) -

I cant wait for my 360 copy to come from amazon. I'm just bummed i'v been reading about this texture issue deal can anyone actually confirm it? I have read a lot of articles that go back and forth, or does the 360 version just suck the most?

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