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    Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    So, I'm feeling left out of the NCAA Football 13 conversations. My wife and I have a Wii and use it rarely. I am thinking about purchasing a new console that I can play NCAA Football 13, but I don't know which one is best. Is either Xbox or PS planning to release a new system anytime soon? What do you think the best system to buy now is?


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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffreyisu View Post
    So, I'm feeling left out of the NCAA Football 13 conversations. My wife and I have a Wii and use it rarely. I am thinking about purchasing a new console that I can play NCAA Football 13, but I don't know which one is best. Is either Xbox or PS planning to release a new system anytime soon? What do you think the best system to buy now is?
    They are pretty much identical. Pick PS3 if you want and need a Blu ray player or would rather have a free online subscription vs $40 a year or so. Xbox live is probably a little better than PS3 online though.

    I have an Xbox 360.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Both Sony and Microsoft are working on new consoles. They won't be released until 2013 at the earliest. If you don't have a blu-ray player already, and don't want to pay play online get a PS3. IMO for the money it is the better machine currently.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    In before shitstorm. It really doesn't matter though, some will say PS3, some will say 360, they're basically even. I personally don't find the PS3 controller comfortable compared to the 360. PS3 has some nice exclusives though and plays Blu-Ray if that important to you. 360 is cheaper I believe, especially if you buy used.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    In before shitstorm. It really doesn't matter though, some will say PS3, some will say 360, they're basically even. I personally don't find the PS3 controller comfortable compared to the 360. PS3 has some nice exclusives though and plays Blu-Ray if that important to you. 360 is cheaper I believe, especially if you buy used.
    Exactly. Mostly comes down to a couple tradeoffs and what is important to you and what you are comfortable with.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    I had an Xbox 360 and sold it to purchase a PS3. I really wanted a Blu-Ray player plus I wanted to play MLB: The Show. I miss the Xbox Live interface, although I guess you get what you pay for.

    If it were me, I would go with the PS3. Can't really go wrong either way. The Blu-Ray was a big factor for me though.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Prefer the xbox 360 personally, but the PS3 is a good console and nice for the blu ray player (have both). The controller for the 360, imo, is much, much better.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    In before shitstorm. It really doesn't matter though, some will say PS3, some will say 360, they're basically even. I personally don't find the PS3 controller comfortable compared to the 360. PS3 has some nice exclusives though and plays Blu-Ray if that important to you. 360 is cheaper I believe, especially if you buy used.
    I have both, and I like the point you make about the controller. I think it gets overlooked sometimes.

    For sports games, or other games I don't plan on playing for more than 45-60 minutes at the time I usually go with PS3. But with games I sit down with and play for a couple hours or so, I usually go with the 360.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Cool, thanks guys. I do already have a Bluray player, so no need to go the PS3 route for that. One other thing I was thinking is that I can get the Kinect program with the Xbox too and not miss our Wii at all...



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffreyisu View Post
    Cool, thanks guys. I do already have a Bluray player, so no need to go the PS3 route for that. One other thing I was thinking is that I can get the Kinect program with the Xbox too and not miss our Wii at all...
    I wouldn't try and let the Kinect be a deciding factor, IMO.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    My ps3 turned into strictly a blu ray player about a month after purchase (other than MBL the show of course!), I play mostly sports games and IMO the 360 is the way to go for those games. PS3 does have the edge for exclusive titles, none of those are really my type of game so almost all of my gaming is done on the 360. As far as online, XBL is far better than the PSN. I'd say its all about what games you prefer, IMO the 360 is the better system but if you're not too partial to one game genre or another and don't own a blu ray then the ps3 is a great buy too.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Are you familiar with both controllers? They are fairly similar, but some people have a very strong preference for the Xbox controller. I haven't met anyone who feels the opposite, though.

    Personally I don't have much of a preference between the two styles.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    I wouldn't try and let the Kinect be a deciding factor, IMO.
    Nor would I but, the kinect is the best of the kinect/move/wii genre



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    We love our kinect, however we rarely use it.



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    Re: Need help deciding what videogame console to purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Prefer the xbox 360 personally, but the PS3 is a good console and nice for the blu ray player (have both). The controller for the 360, imo, is much, much better.
    This sums up my thoughts, but I would also like to add that I think the selection of apps for streaming (ESPN360, Netflix, HBO Go) are better on the Xbox as well. Sure, you have to pay an annual fee for Xbox Live, but you can get a card for about $30-35 on sale. I rarely use my PS3 for anything other than a Blu-Ray player anymore.



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