This article looks at what makes the PS3 a better value over the 360. It takes a look at the recent inclusion of Netflix and how the PS3 has caught up to the competition and may be on the verge of passing them.

With this week's announcement that the PS3 will be getting Netflix streaming in November I thought it might be time to take a look at whether the PS3 has surpassed the 360 in overall value."
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    Daweii Oct 27, 09
    Yes because not counting the Blu-Ray drive advantage, PSN is now an advantage. Xbox Live users have the unfortunate scenario of Microsoft stacking costs, you pay for Xbox Live which gives you access to Netflix which you have to pay for. Sure you still pay for Netfix on PS3 but you don't pay for PSN to get access to it in the first place. The PS3 has been better value for years but now perhaps it's starting to show just why it is.
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    FinalFantasyFanaticc Oct 27, 09
    To be honest, i'd say no. The PS3 still has yet to surpass the 360 in terms of online capability and what it offers. Also given the fact that the 360 still has alot more features coming to XBL that the PS3 won't have.

    Sure you pay for it and you get alot for the minimal ammount that you pay.
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      Red 9 Oct 27, 09
      quote FinalFantasyFanaticc
      the 360 still has alot more features coming to XBL that the PS3 won't have.
      I have yet to hear about these many more new features coming.
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        FinalFantasyFanaticc Oct 27, 09
        Not alot, but Facebook, Twitter, Sky, Seriously you must have heard abnout them =/

        Thought i must say, the PSN is looking alot better nowadays and i can surely say that after a bit longer they'll both be equals, i still won't mind paying for one of them though.
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          SUPREM_KITE Oct 27, 09
          How is facebook a feature. It is a website. All you have to do is boot up your ps3 and type in facebook.com or twitter.com and it works just like the real thing. Also I ask what capability has the ps3 not matched online. They are honestly both equals right now. And by the way ps3 is constantly gaining features the 360 doesn't have too so they both have a downside.
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          Red 9 Oct 27, 09
          Am I the only one seeing posts with weird screwed-up quote coding?
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          Shinobi_razor Oct 27, 09
          that happens all the time, Grep is screwed up somehow.
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        FinalFantasyFanaticc Oct 27, 09
        Nope, not the only one, something has seriously messed up on this article.
    • 1
      Province Oct 28, 09
      Facebook? Don't Use. Twitter? Don't use? Sky? I have Sky + on a large TV in my sitting room...keep trying Mircosoft eventually you might convince me.

      Neo is the only social network site I need (=D (Thumbs up or die!)
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    HisServant77 Oct 27, 09
    Really it's only more valuable if you enjoy and get more out of it personally.

    But technical-wise I'd say it's been more valuable. The hardware is a bit more high-tech for one . . . which is why its cost has been so high until lately. It has a great number of games available to it, as well as several media-centered features.
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      redneonfish Oct 27, 09
      Congratulations on a sensible and non-fanboy answer!
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    Kave En Oct 27, 09
    You're getting a lot of bang for your buck with the PS3. What was that article saying Blu Ray accessories for the 360? Microsoft's going to charge you for those. Even if you get an Arcade 360, it's still more expensive than the PS3. Wi Fi, online, no overpriced hard drives, built in next gen standard...

    The 360 is good for what it is though. If you want wired connections and don't care about next gen formats, go all out. The online is basically equal between the two now.
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      Seproth Oct 27, 09
      Some pretty good points.

      Online is nowhere near equal though. As long as the games I play online are multi-platform I'll always get it for 360. Party chat alone is a strong reason for this.
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        SUPREM_KITE Oct 27, 09
        I still don't understand why party chat is a big deal I don't have a 360 personally but many friends do and I play at their houses a lot. I just don't understand why you would wanna talk to someone who is not in the same game. I know for me personally it is actually kind of annoying.
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          Shinobi_razor Oct 27, 09
          not all PS3 games even have chat support, sometimes 360 games dont either but mostly they do. thats what Party chat is good for, you are guaranteed to be able to talk to the guys in the same game.

          or you can also now watch Netflix movies together with a group of ppl, and being in a party allows you to talk while the movie is going on if you want. or if you dont want to hear your friends being idiots and talking during the movie, you can always mute them.
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        pooOBKp Oct 28, 09
        I totally agree with you Seproth. I've noticed that I've never bought a multi-platform game for my PS3, although I've loved all the PS3 exclusives that I've bought for it. I'd like some form of party chat for the PS3 and it'd be nice if the friends list was like the 360's, I feel like it's hard to keep in touch with PS3 friends because there isn't that much depth to it.
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    Dine_Agoti Oct 27, 09
    As an owner of both, I'd of said the PS3 surpasses the 360 in value long before Netflix came along. If you try to get all of the features the PS3 has onto the 360 (wireless adapter, big hard drive, memory unit, online gaming, etc.) you would soon see that the 360 is far more expensive than the PS3. Than take into consideration the Blu-ray player and the more powerful hardware and it's a done deal.

    Of course, I still primarily play my 360 since I prefer it's game library and online capabilities, and I kind of doubt the PS3 is ever going to be 'on top' this generation. Sony *bleep*ed up pretty hardcore this time around and have no one but themselves to blame, really.
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      Shinobi_razor Oct 27, 09
      well said. PS3 is better value wise as you pointed out, but 360 still has the better library. PS3 is only just now starting to get what could be called killer apps (a killer app is a game that will sell someone a console solely for that game), i.e. UC2, Demon Souls and GOW3. 360 has had several killer apps for a while now.
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        Raijin1999 Oct 28, 09
        That's an opinion really - got my PS3 a year ago - I have over 50 titles now. Now not all of them are exclusives, and the multiplat games don't always have more features on one console than the other, but I stuck with Sony thanks the Playstation 1 - their quality hasn't wavered and I knew full well i'd be getting my moneys worth. Developers were slow to catch on as most thought it too much a risk (PS3 would crash and burn - cough cough Namco cough), but knowing it was a Sony machine I had no problems buying the multiplat games for the PS3 - and then there's the exclusives people tend to forget about. IE: I targeted Folklore the second day I went game hunting. Spot on.
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          Shinobi_razor Oct 28, 09
          i did try out Folklore and it was pretty good. however i wouldnt call it a killer app. PS3 has good exclusives yes, but not a lot of killer apps.
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    kingy Oct 27, 09
    Coming from a guy who owns neither but has played both, I think the Xbox 360 outshines the PS3 by a small amount.
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    MrGrimm Oct 28, 09
    How do all of you own both consoles? It's gotta be pretty expensive.

    Anyway, I generally agree that the PS3 looks to be more like a console worth it's price. And this comes from a guy who owns neither. (Therefor, no bias.)
    • 1
      HisServant77 Oct 28, 09
      Didnt' you get the memo? We're all millionaires now!

      Alright . . . who took MrGrimm's share?! Be a good sport and give him what is rightfully his!
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      pooOBKp Oct 28, 09
      I saved my money so I could own both consoles. At this point when I'm not paying rent, just for school, gas, and car insurance it's fairly easy for me to own both a PS3 and 360.
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    Th3 Ash3r Oct 28, 09
    I also have both systems, I lately have been playing my PS3 more. Mostly because of Uncharted 2. Back on topic though I would have to say that the PS3 is getting there. The Xbox still has more with XBL than PSN though. There is limited chat capability (In-game voice chat, voice messages, others.) Thats just the little stuff though. I really like both equally but they really need more, and to take less time doing it. (Home is still in Beta?)

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