Who else owns multiple consoles?

AsSiMiLaTeDAsSiMiLaTeD Posts: 11,717
edited March 2012 in Video Games
I've owned a PS3 now for a few years but just purchased a 360 a few months ago. I've always preferred the 360 controller and thought about selling my PS3 when I bought the xbox, figuring I'd just go with the xbox for gaming going forward. I no longer use the PS3 for streaming or Blu Ray playback so figured it really has no use.

Well, I'm glad I didn't because today I got a good lesson in why it's good to have both consoles.

I bought LA Noire on xbox last week and spent some time playing it over the weekend (it's a very good game by the way, I love it). On the xbox it does have some framerate issues. It's not unplayable, but they can get distracting from time to time. I started looking around online and found that it's a common issue.

Come to find out, this game is actually better performing and better looking on the PS3 platform (wish I knew that before I ordered the 360 version), at least that's what I found online. So I decided to pick up a PS3 copy and ran a quick test run a few minutes ago and wow, what a difference! I'll leave the discussion of which one looks better up to the experts although I think both are better in certain aspects and not so much in others, but there's no arguing that this one runs smoother. Obviously there are other aspects like online play that come into the discussion as well, but no so much with this title.

The bottom line I guess is do your research before buying a game on a given console, and having the choice is nice and I'm now sold on owning two consoles.
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  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    edited February 2012
    Its nice to have 2 consoles and both of them have strengths. One great this is each console has its exclusive titles that make the machine worth owning
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,249
    edited February 2012
    I'm about to sell my 360. I haven't really played it in the last 18 months and only held on to it for the HD-DVD player. Now that I picked up an HD-XA1, the 360 really doesn't have a purpose. The F2P online aspect of PS3 has made the 360 obsolete in my house. Yeah, they have a better online system on the 360, but I don't care to spend the $ to play online.
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  • polkfarmboypolkfarmboy Posts: 5,724
    edited February 2012
    DSkip wrote: »
    I'm about to sell my 360. I haven't really played it in the last 18 months and only held on to it for the HD-DVD player. Now that I picked up an HD-XA1, the 360 really doesn't have a purpose. The F2P online aspect of PS3 has made the 360 obsolete in my house. Yeah, they have a better online system on the 360, but I don't care to spend the $ to play online.

    Its only like $5 a month though? Plus you get extras and there is exclusive content that you will miss out on
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,249
    edited February 2012
    Its only like $5 a month though? Plus you get extras and there is exclusive content that you will miss out on

    Point being? Just because its worth it to you doesn't mean it is to me. 3 years ago it was; now, with a kid, full time job, and jumping back into school, there's no guarantee I'd get to play anyways, much less care to spend the $60 on that hot new title. I always wait until they hit the bargain bin to pick them up, at which point most games are semi-dead online.
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  • mutelightmutelight Posts: 1,054
    edited February 2012
    I have two Xbox 360s and two PS3s, one for each room with a home theater system.

    Only have one Wii though because even that one rarely gets used.

    The PS3s and Xboxes I use multiple times a week.
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  • magickamagicka Posts: 11
    edited February 2012
    I have a 360 that I use fairly often and a Wii that gets used for parties and drunken Mario Cart. I've been thinking about picking up a PS3, but I think I'd rather spend the money on a Kinect for the 360.

    Edit: I also have what was a pretty high-end PC I built a few years ago for shooters.
  • FaceFace Posts: 14,714
    edited February 2012
    Used to have a PS2, Xbox 360 and PC. Sold off the PS2 and Xbox as they can't compete graphic wise.
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  • PrazVTPrazVT Posts: 1,607
    edited February 2012
    Wii, PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PC..

    Wii just kinda sits there unless I get the urge to play Super Mario Bros.
    PS2 gets some annual Guitar Hero love since the PS3 wireless guitars for the PS3 version suck. Also for any old Final Fantasy game replay.
    PS3 & Xbox 360 are mostly for offline exclusive games unless I get the COD obsession going again.
    PSP is for long trips only.
    PC for any high quality games available on PC (Assassin's Creed series, BF3, Mass Effect, etc.)
    ALL BOXED UP for a while until I save up for a new place :(

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,227
    edited March 2012
    I have the old Xbox modded and the PS3 that's it neither gets much use these days
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  • Stilly74Stilly74 Posts: 194
    edited March 2012
    360,ps3, and wii ( for the kids) 360 is by far the most used for online play. BF3
  • Joe08867Joe08867 Posts: 3,935
    edited March 2012
    PS3, Old Xbox, Old PS2 and a Wii.

    The PS3 and the Wii get the most play.
    WOW!

    That's like working your way through Katie Perry in order to get to Rosie O'Donnell.
  • mutelightmutelight Posts: 1,054
    edited March 2012
    Picked up a Vita the other day.

    So 2x 360s, 2x PS3, and a Wii. I also have 2x PS1, original Nintendo, SNES, N64, Genesis, Sega CD, Saturn, Dreamcast, and a PS2 in storage.

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