Originally Posted by gregmightdothat
Unless, of course, they took advantage of the extra space for larger, more varied textures; or higher quality, surround sound. In which case they'd look and sound better.
My Intellivision also has more games than the PS3. Are you implying that that makes it a superior system? Also, I'm really sure that his friend is going to be really upset about not being able to post his game scores online.
Anyway, who was employing idiot's logic here?
Certainly not me. Resistance of Man is the PS3 Raison D'etre. It's nice but one game isn't going to suffice for most gamers. With the Xbox 360 I have
Halo 2 and soon 3
Gears of War
and upcoming you have Mass Efffect and Alan Wake in addition to updates to Forza and other racing games. The Xbox marketplace handles everything from new games to movie purchases in 720p HD and is far more slick than the PS3. Sony won't hit 4 million PS3 until Summer at best. By then they'll be behind the Xbox 360 by an odd 10 million units in the US.
The idea was that the Cell processor was going to deliver games beyond reproach and frankly if you compare Call of Duty on both platforms the Xbox version probably looks and plays better. I'm not saying that the PS3 won't show it's power advantage in the future but clearly it is a more difficult console to develop for.
I don't have an affinity for Microsoft despite being a Washingtonian and having friends that work there. I have to admit ...Microsoft is leveraging their skills much better. It sucks to have a external box for clutter but that same drive can hook up to a HTPC or computer with PowerDVD and playback movies there as well. It's far more flexible
I'd recommend this guy keep his Xbox 360 and wait for a kickass deal for a PS3. There he has excellent game support and access to all HD movies. I'm not calling the guy and idiot but questioning whether his logical reasoning here isn't a bit idiotic. I'm sure he could defend himself fine if he was here. He may not like any of the Xbox games coming. We don't know.