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Analyst: PS3 A Better Buy Than 360

E3 is this week, and as we head into the news festivities (that's what we're gonna call 'em), we start to see more and more comments from industry insiders and analysts on the current state of the industry. We've already heard from former Microsoft exec Ed Fries, who said Sony definitely pulled a major 180, and now one analyst believes there's "more reason" to buy a PS3 than a Xbox 360.

According to Bloomberg, Signal Hill analyst Todd Greenwald acknowledges that things have changed quite significantly over the past year and a half. In fact, he thinks gamers seeking to leap into the new generation might want to consider the PS3 above its competitors: "For the first time since the console launched, I really think theres more reason to buy a PS3 than the 360," said Greenwald. Microsoft, who - and we're not being biased, here - appears to be scrambling to save face, replied in an e-mail sent by spokesman David Dennis- "This race is far from over and we are confident that we have a winning strategy." Now, correct us if we're wrong, but doesn't the first part of that statement sound like it came from a last-place participant in a race? That's not the case, of course, simply due to the one-year head-start the 360 had, but there can be no doubt now that the PS3 is definitely closing the gap.

Greenwald didn't specify exactly why the PS3 is currently the better buy, but we imagine savvy consumers can figure it out for themselves. Better exclusives (at least, it seems that way), Blu-Ray, free online service, far better reliability, etc, etc, etc. 'cough'

7/14/2008 Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 10:56:49 AM
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Of course. The only thing 360 has on PS3 is a few good exclusives and Live. But now the PS3 is getting a ton of exclusives and Home is coming out so their won't be much reason to own a 360 from now on.

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NoMoreWar
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:46:15 AM

the only thing they have is a few good exclusives. i wouldn't consider Live a bonus for it because the PS network is closing that gap too, and it remains free while Live has always cost money. i'd rather have a slightly inferior network that keeps improving and becoming more equal than one that you have to pay for every year. in that regard, a 360 Live service will usually equate to a far more expensive way to go over the lifetime of the console.

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shindelion
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 11:44:39 AM
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i like ma ps3.

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Minishmaru
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 12:03:38 PM
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well besides the lack of rpgs thanks to square-enix. i guess the ps3 has more exclusives, altho 12 exclusives vs 11 isnt something to boast about(fake numbers by the way)

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Aftab
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 12:58:29 PM
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Boy, it took them a while to figure that one, huh?

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Tim Speed24
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 2:32:10 PM
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I knew I made the right choice from day one. Just did a little research before I bought and Sony was the only console looking to the future. Built in Blu-ray was genious!

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Tatsujin
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 6:22:29 PM
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Knock on wood, we just lost FFXIII :P Lol, Who cares though right? In the end--We still get FFXIII and Bioshock along with the possiblity of Gear 2.. Etc Etc... I wouldn't care less about anything atm, I'm confident with Playstation... But not Sony, Sony needs to pick it's face out of it's ass and start some business with exclusives, it seems as the Playstation 3 is doing ALL the work on it's own, and it is only a system :O

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Vysey
Monday, July 14, 2008 @ 9:25:43 PM

yup we still got FFXIII but sadly I think (i heard over on the official PS Forums) that Square Enix has delayed the North American/European release of FFXIII due to it now coming out on 360 so they are being released the same time.. :(

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Tatsujin
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:49:57 AM
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I know, but we lost it as an exclusive, oh well the more players on it the marier :)

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 10:16:59 AM
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Pfft, i thought the PlayStation 3 was better than the Xbox 360 from day one, the blue-ray, free online, and Sony is like, one of the most reliable companies out there.

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Willcome2Urf
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 10:32:05 AM
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I keep asking, But does anybody know why we haven't heard anything about a netflix deal for the ps3. I want to stream my movies. the360 will have it, we were supposed to get it, why don't we have it?

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SidedPanic
Friday, August 08, 2008 @ 10:29:46 AM
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Ha ha ha. I love you guys. All you guys - your hilarious. Oh, lets talk about home as a feature, even though it doesn't exist, ha ha. Go over to 360fanboy and they are boooring, not even biased. And when there not being biased they don't even point out that they're not being biased. I have both ps3 for blu-ray and mgs4 (and gran turismo whenever it gets released), maybe even home when it arrives and a 360 for online gaming and the exclusives (gears, halo, mass effect, fable etc.) because Iiii like them. This doesn't mean you have to. Saying that it's better to buy one console than another is stupid, it's like saying everyone should buy blue jumpers - it doesn't matter if you like red jumpers - because i'm an expert and i'm telling you this is what you should get. Lol! It's not ps3 FTW, it's ps3 fanboys FTW!!! Live an love people, live an lovvvve!
ps. Sony was going to have netflix, but rumour has it ms bought them out. They didn't buy out FFXIII though, that was just SE tryna get a profit as sony doesn't pay for exclusivity - fact. I personlly don't like them for buying out, I'd like all my movie stuff together on the ps3, but whatev..

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