Thursday, December 28, 2006
Update: My Xbox 360 arrived at the repair center 12/28/06 and today I got an email telling me that my deck is on its way with a UPS tracking #. Either they are sending me a new machine or a refurbished box for it to ship that fast. Anyways I will be happy to have it back and it most likely will come with a new 1 year warranty.
Update: Got my 360 a day early and I have no time to play it, but I made time to hook it up and fire it up. I haven't put my custom face plate on yet, so it doesn't seem the same yet, but I hope that changes once I play G.O.W and Saints Row. One thing that I have noticed is that it seems louder than my original one. It could be that I am not used to it again or that I have been playing with the PS3 and Wii that are much quieter. I'm pretty sure I got a refurbished unit, since it has a manufacture date of April 2006, whereas my unit was November 2005. I will keep you up to date.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Now with all of that out of the way, my main reason for this post is that I wanted to point out the price difference between the systems. Most people are bad mouthing the PS3 for being so expensive at $499 and $599. Yes, this is the most expensive system to date, even $100 more than the top of the line 360. There are two models of the 360 and they sell for $299 and $399. I do have to admit that with all of the criticism that Sony has received prior to the release, I didn't think that people would be that excited about the system. As all of us have seen the loads of people camping in front of Best Buy and how much they have been going on Ebay, but the attitude most people have in their quest to find one, I have to say them seem really excited.
If you really want to compare the system prices we need to compare them apples to apples. First if you look at the PS3 Premium model ($599), it comes with a 60 GB HD, WiFi, memory slots (CF, SD, MS) 4 USB slots, and Blu-Ray. The top of the line Xbox 360($399) comes with a 20 GB HD, 3 USB slots, and a DVD player. Hmm, seems we are missing a few things to compare the two, so to make them comparable, we will need to add to the 360 a HD-DVD player($199), and the WiFi adapter($99). Wait a second, $399 + $199 + $99 = $697. That is $98 more than the top of the line PS3 sells for. Hmm, if you ask me which is a better value if you want HD movies and Wireless capability, then I have name the PS3 a better value. Oh, and don't forget that the HD-DVD player is the size of a Wii, so it will take up some more real estate, so put that $199 towards a Wii.
I need to add one more paragraph, so my Xbox 360 friends don't dump me. Remember when I said that Gears of War is in my top ten, yeah, I am serious and that game alone is more enough of a reason to buy a 360. I also have to say the interface on the 360 is much more attractive and the online play is superb. If the Xbox 360 came out with a version with built in WiFi and a Blu-Ray player, then I would say it would be more comparable, but until that happens (if that happens, since MS in my opionion is against the Blu-Ray just because it is in the competitions console) I will have to say that the PS3 is a better value.
Leave you comments, I would love to hear your thoughts. And if you feel I left something important out, let me know.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
After playing all three systems. I have to say if you are a true gamer, the only solution is to own all three systems, because each one has a good side to it. Overall I really like the 360 with the Xbox Live and the control and Gears of War, but the Wii has awesome controls with the wii-mote and Wii Sports and Zelda, but the PS3 has the greatest feature with the HDMI cable, 1 cable for your audio and video.