Originally Posted by SpeedyHTPC
Hey, I wanted to bring this thread back up to ask a question. In my mind the XBox360 peaked and is in it's prime. MS introducing the Elite box may span it for another 2 years?
. Now, no disrespect intended, but seriously...what gives you the impression that the 360 has Peaked exactly 1 year out of the gate? I mean, what was the indicator that showed you that the box was now at its max and no further graphical goodies could be pulled from its magic wellspring.....?
I think what alot of people are surprised about is the quality of year 1 games so far....there aren't a lot of fugly, framerate-humping games on the system..usually it takes 2 years for the impressive stuff to hit...but PGR3, GoW, Vegas, GRAW and so on..are all year 1 titles, people weren't expecting that. Sorry, Vegas is technically year 2 huh... :P
Well, thats what I'm not sure of. I see the PS3 as a slow moving but upwards moving platform and will eventually win some nice worthy games. However the news of it not having any download capabilities is very shortsighted in my opinion of Sony for the American market.
its probably going to have all the download capabilities that the PS3 has, sans perhaps movie downloads if Microsoft has locked its suppliers into Exclusivity contracts......of course Sony has quite the movie catalog they could offer online as well....
Sonys online is currently....functional.....and thats as nice as I can put it. But it will improve. If you are into such hype things, check out the threads on the "HOME" service that PS3 is going to be pushing out. Its of no interest to me, but apparrantly alot of loser...I mean..people..who are into "Second Life" and other such....wahtevers, are all wet in the panties over it.
Walk your little avatar around...go to your little friends avatar house and share photos and movies and watch them play games....supposedly. .
(meanwhile every a-list game is pushed back another 6 months). BUT I digress
What would you buy now thinking while thinking ahead?
Loaded question...what do you want to do?
Game now? 360.
Watch HD Downloadable content? 360
Watch HD movies on Disc? Probably PS3 as HD-DVD taking it on the chin
Game Later? Who knows......I value my 360 far more than my PS3 right now, its my game machine...mys pS3 is my "machine desperately trying to find its place in my life".
But eventually that will change to some semblence of balance between the two. I can say this, equal game for both systems I'd buy on the 360 due to the seamless online environment, chatting, game-launching and inviting and of course...for the scaling, which the PS3 is still working on, I guess (scaling to 1080i, I mean)).