Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Is Madden on Xbox 360 clearly better than PS3?

I am a really big fan of Sony's new PlayStation 3 unit, but it's been disappointing to play the latest sports titles on it and have them look so inferior to the Xbox 360 version. Sony has touted the PS3 as more powerful, but some game makers are apparently not able to unlock the right door yet.

Three of the hot new football titles, EA Sports' Madden and NCAA Football and 2K Sport's All-Pro Football '08 look infinitely better on Xbox 360 than PS3. Initially, I leaned PS3 over 360 on the college title, but after more time, the difference is clear -- as clear as it is on the pro titles.

Turns out, the games runs at 60 frames-per-second on Xbox 360 and only half that on PS3. More frames equals smoother images and gameplay.

Am I the only one seeing this? Here's a good video comparison.

31 comments:

Clayj said...

I haven't seen Madden 08 on a PS3 in person, but I've been extremely happy with Madden 08 on my Xbox 360 since I picked it up Monday night.

Just because the PS3 is supposedly more powerful than the 360 (if you believe the Sony hype, which I do not) does not mean it is easier to program for. I've read many, many quotes from developers who (and they should know) say that the 360 is much, much easier to program for than the PS3. Hence, they're able to more effectively use the system.

Anonymous said...

actually if you are about GAMEPLAY its better on the WII. WII RULES!!!!

Anonymous said...

no you are not the only one noticing this. EA basically dropped the ball in trying to program 60FPS for ps3. They already had almost 2 years of programming experience with the 360 and obviously because its been out longer the programmers are already used to working with the 360. look to next years EA platforms to all be 60FPS for PS3.

Anonymous said...

Yes there is a performance difference between the two versions as has been noted on many video game websites. Many people attribute it to lazy development and wanting to get it released across all platforms. I have noticed a heavy pro-PS3 flavor in your writing. Embracing all 3 consoles would greatly benefit your readers, as there's been nothing pro-360 or pro-Wii in a while even though there has been a decent bit on news. But thank god we got 2 updates on a cheap way to get a PS3....

Anonymous said...

Last anon, Langston really does slam the Xbox 360 any chance he gets.

wii rocks said...

keep mashin your little buttons boys. wii is kickin major ass.

clint eastwood said...

buttons are for pussys!!!!!!!!!!

bill gates said...

can you say suXBOX?????

Anonymous said...

It's not that he slams the xbox, but we get updates on a way to save money for a PS3 at one store, when there has been a national price drop on the 360. There has been news about HDMI implemented on Premium 360's and new heat pipes on newly manufactured ones to reduce heat (the red rings problem). There's been some pretty cool updates on the Wii Home Menu, as well as some cool games coming in the next few weeks. Yet we have to hear that he's upset that his PS3 game doesn't quite perform as well as the 360 counterpart.

Anonymous said...

EA said they already had nearly 3+ years of programming experience with the Xbox360

so thus, EA only had 1+ years of programming experience with the PS3...

dont worry Madden '09 will PWN the 360 and WII will loose its "cool factor" by then too.

Anonymous said...

It's a blog people. He has his opinions. If you don't like the fact he's pro-PS3 go somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

It's a blog that supposively is the only place to get News and Reviews on Games N' Gadgets on charlotte.com. To tell people to go elsewhere when the author writes with apparent bias is a little ignorant. Supporters of the site/paper should still expect a decent amount of non-fanboyish reporting. But I guess that's just media....I find it funny someone responds to a person asking a quality question while everyone overlooks WII RULES and the suXBOX, or PS3 will OWN...that's great, brings a smile to my face....pathetic

Anonymous said...

The PS3 is a much more powerful system than it's competitors. Think about it. When the 360 came on the market everyone including 360 owners were like WTF?? This is supposed to b next gen gaming. Titles barely looked better than the current gen games. And the new games Perfect Dark and Kameo elements of power all sucked @ss. It was around this time(about 6-7 months after it's release0when games started getting good. Best games were gear of War and Saints Row...Crackdown is pretty good too. Everybody thinks PS3 sucks now until it builds a wider array of titles that are actually pretty good.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I loved my 360 when it first came out. Games like Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, Project Gotham Racing 3, Call of Duty 2, and coming soon after were Dead of Alive 4, Dead Rising, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Oblivion were all at least good games with some being great. I own all three systems and the PS3 has shown me absolutely no reason to place it above the 360 or the wii for that matter. My library includes 19 Xbox 360 titles, 9 Wii, and 2 PS3 games, with one of those being a remake of a original Xbox game (Ninja Gaiden Sigma, which is awesome). The future looks bright for all three consoles IMO which is why I agree we need better coverage for the three. Bioshock releases tomorrow, Metroid Prime 3 next week, Warhawk should be hitting PSN soon, so once again tell me why I should like one console over another?

Alotta Fagina said...

you boys need to get out a little more. you know....maybe go buy yourselves a little pussy.

Anonymous said...

I'm scared to even ask your age. To conclude that people who post responses on this blog can't maintain a sex life is beyond idiotic. (*I post from work when I have nothing better to do, so in what way does this impact my actual life. You actually read the responses and chimed in, who are you to talk?*)

makemea sammich said...

hey last anon....so when you dont have any french fries to cook you read this blog?? masterbating is not really maintaining a sex life...just so you know.

Anonymous said...

you're right sammich, after I spend 8 hours a day cooking fries.....wait, I have a 4 year degree from NC State and currently work as a Civil Engineer, have a beautiful girlfriend of almost 4 years, and do enjoy the occasional video game. It's obvious you post just to rile people up and the only reason I'm responding this time is so that maybe you can see that some people come to blogs for the value they hold to certain hobbies of their life, not because it is their life. You come to blogs to make fun of the posters, in the end you fall under your on stereotype. I hope things get better for you.

yagirlgives goodhead said...

so you have a degree in cow manure spreading from nc state? very impressive. couldnt get in to a real college huh? as for your girlfriend, shes okay but ive had a lot better.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Civil Engineering directly translates into spreading cow manure, not the design behind bridges, roads, public structures or anything like that. Attack me (who you don't know), my girlfriend (who wouldn't give you the time of day), my job (great atmosphere/pay), my school(considered one of the best for engineering/veterinary), whatever you want, it's your choice. I am happy with my life and I know deep down that's why you keep coming back, because you can't stand it. Seriously guys your momma jokes hold more merit than I did your girlfriend, at least make me laugh when I read your responses.

playedja likeafiddle said...

i think Mrs. Fagina was right, that boy needs a piece of ass!!!!

Anonymous said...

haha, I know you guys are just talking to get a rise out of me...It's cool, but honestly works been slow this week with all the bridge inspections going on after the "incident" so it gives me something to do whether it be vicious or playful bashing...

your mama said...

bridge inspectios my ass. you still live at home with your mama and play your precious suXBOX all day.

Anonymous said...

there we go we got a mom joke, now the only thing that is left is a penis joke...

Since you're obsessed with sucking and everything, are you part of that 8% of kids that are also obsessed with dick-drawing also, that would seem to go hand in hand, you know sucking...i think you get the point (someone please point the movie out to give it it's credit)

The Surging Surgeon said...

This needs Mike Vick jokes STAT!!!

whosya daddy said...

now that you mention it, tell your girlfriend i need her to fold her teeth back a little further next blow job. she scraped my PENIS pretty good on that last one. drum roll please.

Anonymous said...

She said you should be OK, she warned you about buying big strap-ons...

johnny wad said...

beleive me...that was no strap on. its just so damn huge it looks like it would have to be...

Anonymous said...

oh so that's why she's been talking molds of my johnson, so you can wear them, thanks for the heads up...

mother of all johnsons said...

is there a johnson out there that she hasnt made a mold of?? i win!!!!! hee hee

Kevin said...

please correct me if i'm wrong but when did the conversation jump from, xbox 360, ps3 to the mamma jokes and people needing to get laid...lol this shit is funny as hell, gotta love the internet thats for sure