9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Surprised and kind of amazed,
This review is from: Sony Playstation 3 Console (40GB Version) (Video Game)I just bought a PS3 and I have to admit I am very amazed of the whole package, its sleek, plugs in easily and had it working on my wireless network within an hour of it being switched on - as I had a PSP before I was already used to the menu system which was quite handy.
Before this I had an Xbox, and yes I read through all those bashing reviews from Xbox 360 owners about how rubbish they think the PS3 is before deciding to buy one. But I think they are wrong, at least hardware wise - as the PS3 is a little silent beast under my TV and plays games and Blu-ray effortlessly. You wouldn't even realise it was there - having read up on the Xbox 360 it appears this sounds more like a desktop PC and having an Xbox beforehand I can relate to this.
The games I have played so far are fantastic with crisp clean graphics - I play them on a TV with 1080p output so can easily appreciate games in all its glory. Another aspect I impressesed with is that there are so many game demos to download over the internet, as well as full games for a small cost - and the connection is free unlike the Xbox 360 or the Xbox before it.
If you are buying a PS3 now then there are quite a few game titles to choose from - not as much as the Xbox 360 still but then it had a head start. Also I think the Xbox 360 games look better at the moment - primarily because they have not been ported to the same standard. However I think this will change over the coming year and I have placed my money on this buy buying a PS3. I hope this review is helpful and doesn't sound like I am biased against the Xbox 360 - because I am not. I just think you get more under the cover with the PS3 at a little extra cost.