So, I finally caved to buy a PS3. Mind you I mainly bought it as a blu-ray player, not a game
machine really, because thats what my Xbox 360 is for. A local store had a brand new 60gb
version, so I had to take the opportunity to get it for a backwards compatibility. I have a few
problems though with it.
First off, its not as simple as the 360. Xbox's O/S is simple, easy, and attractive. The PS' is
attractive but, its full of so much stuff, the average person could easily be overwhelmed.
Navigating through, trying to understand menus, and such, was just annoying. Even keeping
the games scaled to 1080p, had to be manually set. Xbox, all you do is select 1080p and you
are good to go. I don't like the fact you can't change batteries for the wireless controller
either. This PS3 controller takes forever to charge.
The system is basically a media machine that plays games. With all the card slots, blu-ray
player, and other options, it doesn't really seem like a game machine. Thats what Sony is
after. An all-in-one set top box for everything. It could have done without all the card readers.
Who really displays pictures on there game console. No dice.
For the price though, I get the only upgradable Blu-ray player, built in Wi-Fi which is really
along with other few features that are shared with Xbox. I plan to keep my Xbox as my main
console with HD-DVD, and the Blu-ray PS3 as second. I did buy Uncharted, and it is pretty
good. Casino Royale looks dyno as well in HD. This probably sounds like an Xbox fanboy post,
but its really not. I'm just not that impressed with the PS3 as I am with my Xbox. It was worth
it for the backwards compatibilty though. read