Final Fantasy XIII: Xbox 360 version is not HD, 576p – confirmed

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While a top notch side-by-side comparison of the PS3 and 360 versions of Final Fantasy XIII has yet to be published by any of the major gaming sites, we have the strongest indication (through analysis), that the PS3 version remains the superior of the two.

A user known as MazingerDUDE, who performs tasks for well respected analysis website Digital Foundry, has revealed that through a study of recent Xbox 360 and PS3 screenshots, that the 360 version actually runs at 576p, which is not HD resolution.

Furthermore, he has also provided a hi-res screenshot of the same image, for both versions of the game – just look at the differences for yourself.

If you still didn’t know what version you wanted to pick up in March, you might do after hearing about this.

As always, give us your feedback on this.


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  • Martin

    Haha… sorry, I'm a PS-fanboy.

    • marhorn

      if this is true it wil be the first game on both platforms where the ps3 has better graphics! evergame i have played multi platform has betetr graphics on the 360! and anyway the 360 is gonna blow the ps3 away this year! HALO REACH ANYONE?

      peace out

      • ps3

        God of War 3 ANYONE? Last Guardian ANYONE? Gran Toursimo 5 ANYONE? Uncharted 2 ANYONE? Killzone 2 ANYONE?

        • u make me sleepy

          killzone 2 is the worst fps ever barely runs 30fps go kill yourself. and god of war is yawnij. every real gamer knows the best competitive multiplayer gaming console is for 360 period. who cares about final fantasy anymore. im so tired of playing ez campaign games. give me somebody real to humiliate. and actually both consoles are shit compared to pc. any true gamer knows that. and if you can’t get into the pc but like competitive online gaming then you get the xbox. if you’re a dumb tap water drinking ps3 fanboy and suck at gaming then you buy a ps3. it’s that simple really i swear.

      • zera

        LOL halo is hollow already. God of war 3 and yakuza will rape halo. Lol

      • Svoloch

        Halo? lol … if i have to witness another fucking halo hype from you M$ fanboys ill shit a brick and smash one of your precious xboxs. KNow why? Cuz your eyes arent being used for their natural purpose, to fucking see. Bill gates blew his wad in your eyes and has put a lovejuice spell on you. Wake the fuck up and realize that multiplatform games cater to the less capable machines. Don’t be ignorant, it’s just plain childish to argue something based on biased views.

      • David Macphail

        Too bad it's ALWAYS a PS3 exclusive that win's "Best Graphics" at the VGA's. Why does this happen? Because the 360 can't display more than 3 coulours at a time because of it's last – gen processor.

        360 games still have PS1 graphics and FF XIII only further proves this, Halo: Reach's graphics look the same as Halo 2. Next time 360 fanboys want to talk about graphics…..wait until a 360 game comes out that can actually display a HD resolution, mkay?

        Peace out.

        • 10010101

          complete and utter ps3 fanboyism.The xbox 360 has a better graphics processor while the ps3 has a better central processor.Aside from that the only difference is the medium the game are encoded on

      • Some Guy

        Sorry but, this just shows that xbox obviously cant hack the same pressure as ps3… I love it!

      • ME

        Stupid Guy, you will cry at the end of the year !

  • marhorn

    well it will be the first game (if it's true) multi platform that ps3 has better graphics for! everygame i have played has better graphics on 360! anyway 360 is gonna blow ps3 outta the water this year. There is sooo many 360 only titles which are amazing, fable 3, splinter cell conviction, alan wake, and oh yeah HALO REACH! and yes i do have a ps3 and ive got mag (which is not bad) and i will get heavy rain and god of war but 360 is the best this year (once again) there is 1 thing which i prefer on the ps3 and that is the ps3 pad for street fighter! but every other game is betetr on the xbox controller!

    peace out

    • … Uyllyl

      Dragon Age PS3 > 360 …
      Mirrors Edge PS3 > 360 …
      Burnout Paradise PS3 > 360 …
      … there's a fairly substantial amount of games that run better on PS3 over 360 and an equally substantial amount of games that run better on 360 over PS3 …

      Stop pretending … and just game.

      • marhorn

        whooaaah stop with the slogans dude! as ive said all along in these forums games are just another art form, and yes it should be just looked at (or in this case played) and just admired but if people are gonna hate……. I never played dragon age or burnout for ps3 just 360 but i played both versions of mirrors edge and the 360 was smoother!

        • Hahaha

          PS3 version has better colors (Mirror's Edge) oh and so far, PS3 has MORE exclusives announced this year, so PS3 > 360 in amount of exclusives.

        • Some Guy

          I might just sound like a ps3 fanboy here but, it has always been better than 360. I’ll agree 360 has had a lot more exclusives in the past, and FFXIII would have been a ps3 exclusive if microsoft didnt cry about wanting it on 360 too. But in the end, i knew as soon as they announced it for 360, that it was gonna have to be watered down because xbox just wouldnt be able to deal with it

    • … Uyllyl

      Dragon Age PS3 > 360 …
      Mirrors Edge PS3 > 360 …
      Burnout Paradise PS3 > 360 …
      … there's a fairly substantial amount of games that run better on PS3 over 360 and an equally substantial amount of games that run better on 360 over PS3 …

      Stop pretending … and just game.

    • nerokae

      stick > pad

      fps -> mouse, unless u r that tard who thinks pad beat mouse.

      cant be more retarded, this year belongs to ps3 definitly , 2 years it was 360 prime time. Not now, ps3 exclusive blows 360 exclusive anyway.

      yeah many multiplatform games looks better on 360 that just because it was easier to develop on 360. but heck they looks much better on PC.

      no need 360, just ps3 and pc combo is enough

    • Cogan

      You do realise as of March the PS3 has a grand total of 7 exclusives released. Now guess how much the 360 has released. Yep, your wrong. its 0, a full fat big 0.

      • Nick

        Aw did the wittle psthwee fan boy forget how to count? Mass effect was an exclusive no? And didn’t baynetta chug along on the ps3?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1035463697 Julien-Carl Dubois-Lafaille

      The elders scrolls oblivion has way better graphics on the PS3. Buy yeah we don't ofter see the PS3 beating the 360. Anyway, The PS3 was the lead development console to begin with.

      • Sivi

        Elder scrolls of Oblivion was released a year later on PS3, plenty of time for improvements to be made.

    • No comment

      Who says PS3 has no games?

      MGS4,Resistance(1 and 2), Killzone 2, Uncharted (1 And 2) Littlebig planet,Heveanly sword,Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy XIII Versus, Modnation Racers, Ninja Gaiden Sigma (1 and 2), Valkyria Chronicles, Ratchet and Clank (Like 3 of these), Socom, Motorstorm, Denon's Soul (GoTY 2009)

      SERIOUSLY!? None of these stand out? Are you freaking Kidding me? If you have both then why the heck do you not know what the heck you are talking about!? FAIL and online is the same!

    • marhorn

      Disregard that. I suck cocks.

  • Martin

    I also happen to have a really small penis.

  • Powerofgreen/Bungie/Cold2000

    Tsk tsk tsk, SE what happened.

  • 360isgay

    LOL LOL LOL LOL at 360 fanboys. Yet again xbox FAILS!!! Oh one more thing hope you enjoy swaping discs. LOL LOL

    • mitch

      Lol, except this is the least important game for 360. Have fun with almost every multi-platform game being worse on ps3 LOL LOL LOL Yet again PS3 FAILS!!

    • JSD

      So it's not HD. Big deal. Unless there is something wrong with it that actually seriously affects gameplay, it's really a non-issue. Nice name by the way. I'm sure you're just sad that 360 has more exclusives than the ps3. And that the Wii has more creative games than both of the HD systems,

      …oh, and just for the record, as I do own both the PS3 and the 360, I have pre-ordered FFXIII for the PS3. But only because if I have a choice, I might as well pick the better version. That however, in no way means that the "xbox FAILS!!!" as you have so eloquently put it.

      Fanboys are a funny bunch, aren't they?

    • Some Guy

      lol’d irl, exactly my thoughts tbh

    • Zen kudos

      I will install it to my harddrive, and pray i only need 1 disk lol.

      • Harlod

        Not how it works, bro.

    • http://www.giftedbodies.com Gifted

      well the time we take swapping disc is just about equal to the time it takes your system to load.

  • PS3 fanboy

    Its because FFXIII is formerly a "PS3 EXCLUSIVE"
    btw, HALO REACH sucks, ALAN WAKE sucks, SPLINTER CELL sucks.. uncomparable to KILLZONE 2, HEAVY RAIN, GOD OF WAR 3..

    • Vee

      Nice to know you can see into the future.

    • JSD

      Wow. You really are a fanboy aren't you. Surely you must be joking about all those games "sucking". They have not even come come out yet, and have yet to be judged. That's like if I said, God of War III sucks! Which it probably won't and will be in fact just the opposite. Just as the other aforementioned 360 games will be.

    • JSD

      Wow. You really are a fanboy aren't you. Surely you must be joking about all those games "sucking". They have not even come come out yet, and have yet to be judged. That's like if I said, God of War III sucks! Which it probably won't and will be in fact just the opposite. Just as the other aforementioned 360 games will be.

    • iDani

      HALO REACH is better than killzone 2…heave rain is better than alan wake and splinter cell equal to god of war 3…you really are a fanboy..and a gay?

    • Touji

      Whats you're saying is B.S and you know it. Hating cause you don't get to play certain games. XD

  • Joseph

    Finally a game that looks better on the PS3 than on the Xbox 360!

    • Guest

      No, *yet another* game that looks better on the PS3 than on the Xbox 360!

      • guest

        PS3 games almost always look worse than 360 games in multiplatform games. fanboyism fail

  • Dave

    meh, probably wont be a massive difference anyway but I would have always said it would look a bit better on the ps3 because thats what the development started on. My problem is that as much as i loved ff7, i just cant get excited for this because i cant help thinking the series is too tired. There is no way it will be as good as mass effect 2 anyway.

  • Xpandemic

    all of you guys are complete idiots, the ps3 is clearly darker than the 360 version….thats the only difference I see. Buy some glasses…..

    • Brad

      You are the one who needs to buy some glasses. It is not darker, but better textures, higher resolution, glossier, More detail. Scroll up and look again obviously you are the idiot.

    • Mike

      wrong. if you look at her right sleeve (left sleeve from our point of view), you can clearly see a difference in texture and shape.

    • Sivi

      Look at the difference in her hair, 360 it's black whilst the PS3 it clearly shows the different shades of brown.

  • 360isgay

    @marhorn you my friend are a moron. halo reach??? WTF is this!!! halo is lil kids game with all these funny colors. Every multiplatform game looks better on 360??? You're must be taking too many roofies dude. PS3 4 LIFE Uncharted 1 and 2, Resistance 1 and 2, Killzone 2, MGS4, MAG, Infamous, Heavy Rain, GT5, GoW3 and many more.

    • jay

      Uncharted 2 looks great, MGS4 looks great, Killzone looks great, and I imagine GT5 and GoW3 will look great, the other games are OK, visually.
      On the topic… I just saw the scans and I'm not sure that the PS3 is so much better than the 360, look at the details on the gun, I think the 360 looks better, but that is the problem with screens, the only way to know is a game is better on one platform or the other is in motion. I hope they are on par, so I can buy the one that I want not the one that SE wants me to.

    • marhorn

      ohhh name calling! yes you can repeat what ive previoulsy stated. every multi platform title looks better on the xbox (if you want to get technical its because of the xenon proccesor on the 360) and like ive stated i have both ps3 and xbox 360. little kiddies game? ps3 4 life in caps sounds like something a little kid posts, like i said i will actually get heavy rain and god of war but kilzone sucked, resistance was crap, mgs4 was actually sweet! (cant wait for the new one on 360, but the best one was snake eater) gran turismo? xbox has got sooooo many racing games that surpass gt5! and even though i dont ike lowering myself to your level i will say this…..no i didnt take too many roofies i was too busy feeding them to your mam!

    • marhorn

      what are you talking about your the fan coming on here talking baseless nonsense!! yes i have seen the images and they look awesome! look put it this way halo is bigger and better than killzone, and higher ratings! from who? you? ha as ive said i have both systems and i love some games for ps3 but overall xbox exclusives are better! live is way much better the controller is better for every game (except street fighter) and overall xbox wins!

      • miles

        360 is like the ps1? You must really be stupid or are lying.

        360 version of ff xiii is a port. Also, you said the 360 version of ffxiii only proves your point.

        Your comparison is invalid. And so is your point. Truly, your stupidity is epic.

  • Heath

    the comparason shot is from a cinimatic…

    im going to lol even harder when the ps3 version runs at eather the same res in game… or lower.. and with worse textures..

    kekeke

    FYI.. the wii can do 576i … SO I GUESS WE REALLY DONT NEED A WII hD after all

    • jay

      Do you know the difference between 576i and 576p… maybe YOU don't need a wii hd

      • Chrissomerry

        But who really cares? Sure, p looks a bit clearer. 3/4 of consumers probably don't know the difference and probably won't be able to tell. Anyway, a Wii HD would be a massive waste of time and money considering the Wii will be needing (along with the DS) a successor soon if it wants to attract 3rd party publishers.

        • Adam

          If you can't tell the difference between a blurred, unsaturated interlaced interlaced signal vs the cleaner, more vibrant progressive version you need to have your testicles stapled to each other, then to the undercarriage of a jet-liner.

          i is like looking through blinds, vs a clear window.

  • Tom

    Umm… can you say yuck. PS3 version is obviously better, bout damn time someone takes advantage of the hardware.

  • xHouseMizzrymx

    I have both systems and I can say I enjoy both. The biggest difference for me is Xbox live which is far superior to PSN. As far as games are concerned both have some great games coming out and I'll but multi-player games for the 360 and single player games for the Playstation. The only online multi-player game I'll buy for the playstation will be Socom 4 if they ever make it.

    Back on topic I was planning on buying this game for the PS3 anyway but it's still good to see this coming out for the 360 and I'm sure there will be some differences since it was developed as a PS3 title.

  • that guy

    what are you all fighting about this game is gona suck balls anyway so why fight over which is better.

  • Reality Check

    There isn't even an arguement worth having here folks! The 360 has dominated the PS3 year in and year out in software sales, hardware sales, awards, online services, social networking services and entertainement services.

    No one with any self-respect can possibly look in the mirror and say with a straight face that PS3 will ever be in the same league as the 360 this year or any other for that matter. Every independent reviewer consistantly rate cross platform games to be better on the 360 and this is actual facts folks…no opinions here.

    Sick exclusives in 2010 like: Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach, Crackdown 2, Alan Wake, Fable 3 Exclusive download content only for 360 on Modern Warfare 2 and Dead Rising 2

    To top it off, Natal is coming at the end of the year and is going to be innovation the likes of a new gaming platform coming to market. Natal is head and shoulders above the joke motion controller attempts from Sony and Wii.

    • Jared S

      You're an idiot. I can say with a straight face that PS3 has a very good shot at being in the same league as 360 this year. After all, PS3 dominated last year. And with this new low price, it's getting even better. And you have no proof that any independent reviewer says games are better on 360. That is, in fact, YOUR opinion.

      Also, Natal is gonna suck. Anybody who says it's innovative has been living under a rock for a few years. There's nothing remotely special about it. You are the one that needs a reality check.

    • Guest

      Lol, you are totally a faggot. Every real gamer knows that motion-controller crap is a gimmick (a very successful gimmick, but a gimmick none the less). I mean…I can't think of a single self-respecting gamer that actually honestly thinks the Wii is good…and you're trying to tell me that Xbox is gonna rock this year because of Project Natal? Mass Effect 2 and Alan Wake are the only worthy mentions on your list. I suppose if you like buying the same shit over and over again, then Halo Reach might be exciting…if you can get over the fact that Bungie is the most overrated developer out there. Crackdown 2 looks terrible…and Fable III? Really? How many times are you gonna let Peter Moloyneux lie to your face and take your money? Fable was never good. And when you say exclusive content you mean "timed exclusive". I don't know about Dead Rising 2's stuff, but I know I remember hearing that Infinity Ward was just giving Xbox timed exclusivity.

      So to top it off, you're a moron. And you like penis. That is all.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Major_Cj Major_Cj

        Well played!

    • NYC3515

      "Every independent reviewer consistantly rate cross platform games to be better on the 360 and this is actual facts folks…no opinions here."

      Those reviewers… are giving opinions… not facts genius

    • http://www.tf2items.com/id/Heavy/ I AM GIANT!!!!

      Dead Rising 2 is coming out on the PS3 as well….

  • jay

    Mass Effect 2… that is all I need to say

  • Dogdirt2000

    Seriously, you fan boys need to rounded up Gestapo style… its ridiculous.

    PS3 fanboys, you would be screwed without the Xbox 360 providing direct competition to the PS3. It goes the same for vice versa as well.

    The 360 has some awesome exclusives and so does the PS3. Some multi-plat games look better on the 360 and some look better on the PS3. Its the way its been for years now, and its the way it will be in the future too until the next console generation. Fact… no?

    • hotel_moscow

      ps2 would like to say hi

    • pshit3killer

      Its funny how sony fan girls get so happy when a game looks better than on 360. My fellow 360 fans lets give them a win they need it because we all know most and i repeat most 3rd party games look better on 360. That said, this stupid idiot sony asssucking fans keep forgetting that the 360 has a superior gpu than the pshit 3 and that even with the cell cpu it cant touch the 3 Core CPU and the ATI GPU on the Mighty 360. the only thing pshit3 gots going for it is bluray. I give them that cause without bluray sony fan girsl would be crying to their mamma's titties lol. They are mad because they know 360 is better and they are bitter their pshit3 is loosing to the mighty 360. Lol i dont care if sony sells more in europe or japan cause i live in the awsome USA. P.S. sony is not only loosing to the big N and M in videogames but did sony asssucking fans know sony is also getting its ass handed to them by Samsung, Panasonic, LG and even Vizio in the electronics war? lol lets not forget Apple fucking sony in the ass too lol. Fuck sony fans!!

      • Ash

        I'm sorry, if you can't be sure of the facts then don't * Claim * them to be true. Here's a couple for you:

        1. Xbox 360 is EASIER to program for. Uses similar architecture that consoles have been using for years, so it stands to reason that using a higher powered GPU than the ps3 will produce better looking games BUT only when time is an issue.

        2. The PS3 changes the way programmers create PS3 games. The GPU in the PS3 is used similar to a clutch, with all of the main processing power coming from the Cell. Using this in the right way produces some of the best looking games this gen.

        Check these out for more info:

        http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-

        http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-12218-Providen

        http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/08/unchar

        Not fanboyism, just countering an unfounded argument :)

        • Smokey

          I concur about the technology

          However, I have both systems and it seems that the last two years we bought way more games for 360 while the PS3 was reduced to a BR player. I am not arguing which is better just saying what happened in my household.

          I personally like 360 more as its overall sufficiency as an entertainment hub and it seems that my kids also prefer the 360 game-play over the PS3 one.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Major_Cj Major_Cj

        "The mighty 360!"
        Grow the hell-up dude!

    • shadow

      I agree, both the ps3 and the 360 have their good games. I own an 360 but i try not to say whether a game is better on it as i haven't played it on a ps3. In terms of power, the ps3 does have more to play with, as it does have 2 teraflops of performance to the 360 1 teraflop. The reason why we keep seeing better 3 party games on the 360 is due to the dev tools for the ps3 being a total pain in the ass.

  • sickle

    omg omg lol 576p ?
    lol not HD wtf?
    someone tell me it is 2010 pls because if this is true then sonic has better resolution than FFXIII on sucksbox.
    another big fail for the green shit.

  • Fearless

    Halo reach anyone? Fable 3 anyone? Crackdown 2 anyone?
    Mass Effect 2 anyone ? alan wake anyone ? Forza 3 anyone?
    Splinter Cell Conviction anyone? Metro 2033 anyone?

    Ps3 fanboys wish they had these games,but all they have is heavy rain(10 hour cutscene) God Of war 3(overated hack n slash that looks like a ps2 game) Gt5(When it comes out you will be able to drive space ships),Great job ps3 fanboys you basically payed for the development of gt5 by buying that half arsed demo gt5p and its still not out,What a bunch of brain washed idiots.

    • 3dbluray

      I use to own a 360 a few years ago.. until it red ringed me… I decided to wait on buying another gaming system…and now the playstation 3 is affordable, and it is a better buy.. bluray/3d/hardware is just better… So xbox 360 is fine and all… but I can bet that a lot of "new" customers like me… will buy a ps3.. deal with it.

    • Inf3rnalBlade

      lol u say GOW 3 looks like a ps2 game? dude all i gotta say is get ur fuckin eyes checked ur scared and desperate GOW 3 will be the best looking game this generation! lets see what games do u have that match the graphics and scale of GOW 3? no game to date has the scale as big as GOW 3 and graphics so clearly ur an xbot whos living in denial and know gow 3 is superior but u wish so bad that u could have it thats why ur bashing it! ur the same as all the rest of xbots doesnt take a genius to figure out by the comments u posted ur so dam desperate and scared dude! face the facts dude wake up and smell the muthafucking coffe xbot n00b! all u xbots are n00bs with a shitty system that cant handle graphics like killzone 2! FACT! ask any professional game experts they will tell u this!

    • gamer

      :) this guy is funny (probably under-age)..hehe..

    • gunstar

      no thanks

      Uncharted 2 is just fine with me

  • NachoKingP

    Wow, notice how all of the PS3 "fanboy" posts on this thread all look like a bunch of angry, uneducated kids and the people defending the 360 are leaving well thought out, complete responses? Come on PS3 fans, we know that the system is more powerful when coded for properly, but to say that Halo Reach is crap or any of the other games mentioned, especially when none of them have even been released, is just ignorance on your part and makes people dismiss anything you have to say. Take a minute and try to formulate what you want to say rather than typing out one unpunctuated sentence of nothing but every piece of hatred you can think of towards 360.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Major_Cj Major_Cj

      I own a PS3 and love it, however I'm not a rabid fan-boy. All I can say is after reading countless posts from the PS3 'fan-boys' and the 360 'fan-boys,' your all a bunch of tools! End-of!

    • captain

      Ignorance on your part as well. Don't leave a response on behalf of your 360 buddies if you haven't read their comments. You have a good point though, however contradictory. So, if halo reach isn't released yet, the how is it "soooo much better than any Killcrap 2"( PS Sucks). Comment straight from a 360 fanboy. In addition how is natal better than ps motion controller if neither has been released? Yeah, just a little advice, next time you post a comment defending a group of fanboys, make sure your point is valid. BTW I think 360 is a wonderful piece of hardware. It suits nicely as a PS3 stand.

      • Bliss

        fanboy.

  • steve

    Well this isn't saying the ps3 is more powerful btw, its just how square made it, its made for the ps3 and ported to 360, like how bayonetta was for 360 and ported to ps3, thats why it looked/ran better on 360, crappy devs that dont take time to make the port better

  • des

    white knight chronicles, yakuza 3 and 4, Ar Tonelico 3, Atelier Rorona, The Last Guardian, The Last Guardian, Star Ocean International, Agent, Ape Escape, 3d dot game heros, MAG. From your list I can say Halo reach, Crackdown, Alan, and Splinter Cell (probably it will be relased on pc as well) are exclusives – I'm playing ME2 on my pc. Forza is '09 game.
    So, 4 exclusive games against a little bit more on ps3. Having Kz2, uncharted1 and2, valkyria chronicles, demons souls, resistance, little big planet, disagea, agarest war… and ff 13 in full resolution, I'm happy. I dont have to pay for playing online, and I dont pay for gt5 – PD isnt a sony. x360 had his moment, now the ps3 selling much better, and have very good games. check vgchartz.

  • Eddie

    I really like how there is no propper proof for this but some speculation by some retard.

  • MindSucker

    Man the only reason I laugh at this is because MS rammed it down everybody’s throat that they stole this exclusive from Sony. But all you Fanboys can STFU both sides have exclusives that are great and only true games have both systems. So get your fake a$$ out of your BS fake world and enjoy the competition between the two consoles. Sorry Greenburg as much as you want this to be a Sports game between MS and SONY the fact is loyalties to either side are pointless and self destructive.

  • Rally

    The only difference I see is that the PS3 screenshot is darker. It actually looks like the 360 has better textures. Look at that sphere-shaped object in the background. There's more detail on that in the 360 screenshot than in the PS3 one.

  • Indie Developer

    No one cares about what fanboys on any system says. They are clearly sticking with their system of choice regardless of the facts.

    The basic fact of the matter is both systems have made many blunders and tried to make amends in other areas. Sony has the most advanced hardware, but overly priced it, and didn't give the support it should have to the developers early on to program for it. Also Sony didn't focus on exclusives, they figured people would flock to them to make games, but again without proper assistance on how to program for new hardware who would want to without some incentive. MS went with current tech that had no learning curve to program, so it wasn't as great as Sony, but its been proven to work. Unfortunately their hardware was of inferior quality and prone to fail all the time. They did however where smart in their support to developers and went out to buy up exclusives.

    Together they would be a good company; a force to be dealt with, however alone they do things half assed.

    As far as game quality on multiple platforms, think about it this way. If you optimize a game on PS3 because then it will run amazingly better than on other platforms. To port it from a PS3 will of course mean downgrading things like graphics and resolution to work on other platforms. If you optimize a game for 360, there are a number of things you have to do to make it run on the PS3, because its not a simple port. The way the PS3 is designed code has to be set up a certain way to take full advantage of the system, its not standard like the 360, so if there isn't a dedicated team working on it it won't pair up with the 360.

    So unless a developer is focusing more than a simple port there will always be differences, maybe not in visuals, but definately in performance.

  • Jez

    You are all gay. They are Games consoles, haven't you got better things to do than argue ove whos is better? Microsoft and Sony are big kids now, they don't need defending from fanboys. If you like a game BUY IT, if you don't like it DON'T BUY IT. It shoulden't matter it it is played on w white rectangle or black oblong.

  • marhorn

    what are you talking about your the fan coming on here talking baseless nonsense!! yes i have seen the images and they look awesome! look put it this way halo is bigger and better than killzone, and higher ratings! from who? you? ha as ive said i have both systems and i love some games for ps3 but overall xbox exclusives are better! live is way much better the controller is better for every game (except street fighter) and overall xbox wins!

    peace out

  • OOhHerroRoundEye

    No offense fearless but all those games blow goat nuts…..well, except for fable 3 but they haven't even announced it yet, have they? Anyway, some games are better on the 360, some are better on the ps3. I have both consoles so I'll be getting FF on Ps3. Just like if I wanted to get Bayonetta, I would get it on the 360.

  • LOW

    THIS IS WHY ALAN NG POST ARTICLES LIKE THIS SO HE CAN SIT BACK AND LAUGH AT ALL THE FANBOYS A YOU GUYS BOUGHT RIGHT IN TO IT

  • Hillary

    There is more to a game than just graphics >_> God fanboys are annoying…I have playstation and Xbox and I bought them for the games not because I have a devotion to just one -_-

  • Alex

    Fearless
    I do have most of "360 exclusives" on pc and they look way better anyway lol.

  • Mike

    the point is, microsoft needs to stop trying to dip their fingers in every little thing, because then you get debaucheries like this. the 360 is a fail system that was made in less time than it should of been in order to keep up.

  • Grey

    Yes, fanboyism needs to stop!
    This article is not regarding whether the 360 surpasses the ps3 or vice versa. its regarding the resolution of FF 13 on either console.
    576p = 720×576 pixels which is equal to what? 414720 the average camera has a higher ratio.
    1080p = 1920×1080 …and that's? yes 2073600 that's five times the resolution.
    Put simply the 360's version will be sadly stretched loosing fine detail and clarity the Xbox's version cant come close.

    Ever wonder. when games are made for screens like mine -3840×2160- will the 360 even be able to handle it? please tell you're Xbox to stop holding my PS3 back.

    • Todd

      You're an idiot the PS3 can't render 1080p native and you got the 360's resolution wrong you dumb twat.

  • Grey

    Yes, fanboyism needs to stop!

  • Grey

    Yes, fanboyism needs to stop!

  • Closingracer

    I enjoy this all lol…. I have both systems but i as of right now have the xbox 360 version for Pre-order and i am not planning on changing it. Quite frankly i don't care about which version is "better" graphically…personally i like games games where i can talk to my friends while playing a RPG which i can do on my xbox 360( i mean yes i could put my ps3 and xbox running and talk on my xbox but A. It wastes money by playing both and B..why have both on) anyways i like talking to my friends while playing games so for me it is very simple i will be getting the xbox 360 version of FF 13

  • Grey

    Yes, fanboyism needs to stop!
    This article is not regarding whether the 360 surpasses the ps3 or vice versa. its regarding the resolution of FF 13 on either console.
    576p = 720×576 pixels which is equal to what? 414720 the average camera has a higher ratio.
    1080p = 1920×1080 …and that's? yes 2073600 that's five times the resolution.
    Put simply the 360's version will be sadly stretched loosing fine detail and clarity.

    Ever wonder. when games are made for screens like mine -3840×2160- will the 360 even be able to handle it? please tell you're Xbox to stop holding my PS3 back.

  • PhoOT

    FF fan for 20 years now….xbox ruined FF(i am a hardcore xbox fan) i also disagree with all this b*llsh*t going on here on this fourm. could any actual gamer(someone who games because they enjoy it ) tell me some useful info on the difs between the 2 systems FF13
    i just want the best version for my money

    Plus in the day and age of BLUEray why not get it for PS3 ………unless someone knows why to get for xbox….and not just cuz xbox rules

  • james

    A bad port made for the ps3 doesnt make the 360 less powerful, wow you fanboys are morons.

    anyways id rather get it for 360, 3 verbatims sure beat one $69 bluray game :D

  • jbl316

    I have both PS3 and Xbox 360. From my own personal experience when it comes to Multi platfrom titles the Xbox 360 looks better. Whether it be GTA IV, Smackdown vs Raw or even Tekken 6 the Xbox 360 looked better. Having said that Fight Night Round 4 looked good on both consoles so does Modern Warfare 2 and Res Evil 5. It depends maybe sometimes on the developers I guess. Killzone 2 has good graphics for a 720p PS3 title.

  • Mille

    Yeah…how could I not believe in such a believable source as MazingerDUDE? Bah

  • M$wastingMoney

    M$ wasted 50 million for just GTAIV DLC. I wonder how much it was to get the 576p FFXIII version? Probably twice the price for GTAIV DLC cause they're idiots like their gamers, the dumb xbots who spend anything they put a price on.

  • owen

    y is it that the ps3 screen shot is from the jap game and the xb0x360 screen shot is from the english version

  • pshit3killer

    fuck this pro sony site

  • Anonymous

    button mashing battle system with no real RPG elements,health regenerating after every fight,garbage story,pretty graphics won’t make this game any less shit.

  • C~~

    Whats with everyone acting like mass effect 2 is xbox exclusive ? you can play it on the PC. In fact almost all the xbox "exclusives" can be played on the pc. I own both a 360 and ps3 and hands down I like the ps3 console better. If 360 would stop being so damn lazy and release a bluray player or something so that devolpers can stop multi disc'ing there games that alone would make me much happier. Problem with xbox is that titles that are released on it are either aval on ps3 as 1 disc instead of a bunch or aval on PC which point you hardly need the 360. I bought my 360 because at the time there was a few exclusives I wanted but since everyone has been released on pc or ps3

  • 3dbluray

    it can play bluray?

  • nofanboy

    All fanboys are lame. U people are so ridiculous, get laid.

  • Holden

    what happened to just playing games? jeez I have both consoles and honestly this whole ps3 vs 360 is dumb. My Xbox gets some plays with Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, and basically shooters… Not dumbass Halo…I am sorry any game where it takes a whole damn clip just to kill somebody is dumb… I admit the story is amazing for a shooter but MP is horrible and fails after playing MW2.

    My ps3 gets plays with Uncharted 1 and 2, MGS4, Madden, and I will get FFXIII for ps3. For one all the good FFs are on PS…cept 6, and the dual shock feels better with RPGs like how shooters feel better with the 360.

    stop arguing enjoy the games

  • low

    here is the real xbox 360 ffr13 shots for all u ps3 fanboys who flock to this site for bs info kotaku.com/5475086/final-fantasy-xiii-+-xbox-360-screens//gallery/1

  • Hmph

    Is it just me or does the xbox screenshot look better, i mean its much more collerfull to me than the ps3 one the ps3 one looks too dark

  • Amir

    and what were they again? Halo STDS and Forza? wow two.

    • kite

      HaloBox. That's all it is. There is no way this is the 360s year. There are countless PS3 titles coming out. 360 just has that Project Natal coming out.

  • Amir

    Wow notice how all the Bots having nothing to say this time so they just starting calling everyone fanboys. Grow up you pathetic losers.

  • Ignorant fanboys

    You damn fanboy's are the reason why I'm ashamed to own a PS3..

  • Ignorant fanboys

    You damn fanboy's are the reason why I'm ashamed to own a PS3..

  • Adam

    That really sucks for Square because I'm a 360 owner (and can't really afford to own a PS3 since I'm usually buying games for my 360) also, and I probably won't purchase the game since it is an infererior product. Even with all the compression creating lower quality textures, square could have at least gotten it to run in true 720P.
    There are too many other great exclusives like Splinter Cell, Halo Reach, and Alan Wake that are obviously of better quality and do Run at HD resolutions, so I won't waste my money on what looks like a crappy port job of PS3's Final Fantasy 13. Square's loss, not mine.

  • Oh Fanboys

    With a total of 11 titles announced exclusive to the PS3 by mid-year with more to be announced at E3 compared to HALF that on 360 announced for the full year? Yeah, no. More exclusives? No. BIGGER exclusives? Sure, but I'd rather play Heavy Rain and 3D Dot Game Heroes over another sequel.

  • dmiles

    if you look at the back box art of the 360 version on gamestop.com you can clearly see the game will be in HD up to 1080p same as the ps3 version. square would be out of there mind if they made the 360 version run in SD and the ps3 version run in HD as that would cause them to lose quite a bit of sales for the game overall. the screen shots are clearly more crisp for the ps3 version but did anyone ever stop and think that maybe the screenshots were captured on different tvs? we already heard about square doctoring screenshots before. remember “no press is bad press.” things like this just add fuel to the fire to get people to talk about ff13 which can really only help cause it will cause people that really are curious about a story like this to delve deeper and do more research about the game

  • realistic-gamer

    ok. for the record, 360 did not get a port. they actually started from scratch and they have stated so numerous times. its simply limited because the hardware. the compression is what made the game look worse. and a majority of multiplats never look great on ps3 compared to 360 due to the code not being optimized for the architecture of cell. some ppl should get over the idiotic fanboy mentality . especially marmon or whatever his name is. to say the ps control is only better on sf4 is sad. its true for any fighting game but most let you use the analog stick as well. to be honest, i prefer ps controls for my shooters because the deadzone is huge on 360 controls. it makes cod feel twitchy. and in regards to halo, still just a ok game but its rather unimpressive to me. same for splinter cell. alan wake i will get though. and its ff13. its a crap game. all graphics and movies, like mgs4, another overrated piece of shit.

    • marhorn

      sad?….. no happy! yes the xbox controller is a lot better for fps's! for a start the triggers are soooo much better. and yes i use my ps3 controller for street fighter as its nicer for the broken directional buttons! there is no fanboi mentality here! just you.

  • Eckoshock

    For those who say there's no difference…..look at the background. The clarity of the whole image itself. The darker 360 screen throws off everything else. Shadows, the light reflecting of her whole body, how well you can view the surroundings. Failbox fanboys just dont want to admit ps3 looks better. Grow up and deal with it.

  • Ben

    Why are we judging the basis of how good a console is by how many exclusives it has? At least Sony don't have to throw a load of money around to get their exclusives – they own a nice group of studios who make stellar games continuously who make games exclusive for PS3 at no extra charge – Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted, God of War, WipEout, Gran Turismo, InFamous just to name a few.

  • Senpai_Sakura

    thinking about it now, 360 fans are right, they have more games and exclusives than PS3

    Halo 3, halo3.1 3.2 3.3 halo 4

    mmmmm they win!!!!

    • xander232003

      Dude is the serious or are you taking the royal piss?

  • PS40/X=900b0x

    At the end of the day X-ROCK SYSTEM 360 ASS and PS DICK-NUT 3 all suck ass and Wii wins! Come on now Sony and Micro both came into this gen talking bout graphic not motion and was yes the word I said is 'was' talking trash about Nintendo's Wiimote how it wouldn't sell in all and they would fall last place! Well things are different now, now you don't see that happening and out of no where both these companies want in on the show how strange these two dogs are now eating their shit! Well Sony might have had some type of motion in the past but it was never like how Nintendo's Wiimote is and where were those games that used it huh? 1 or 2 games seemed like all they had going for it as Nintendo had it in all there games and now soon the new DS. Let's face the facts now, Sony and now Micro will and always will copy Nintendo's idea's to try and stay in the game now and wont say to. Thats why its about time Nintendo started taking idea's from Sony some like the classic pro, online, and hopefully more to come. Because Sony and Micro just bite to swallow and don't chew for new idea's. All you core's wake up and get a life as pussy's are passing by you every day that you don't know what to do to your self and would probably have some type of in game cut scene game girl jack you off!

  • PS40/X=900box

    X-ROCK SYSTEM 360 ASS and PS DICK-NUT 3 all suck ass and Wii wins! Come on now Sony and Micro both came into this gen talking bout graphic not motion and was yes the word I said is 'was' talking trash about Nintendo's Wiimote how it wouldn't sell in all and they would fall last place! Well things are different now, now you don't see that happening and out of no where both these companies want in on the show how strange these two dogs are now eating their shit!

  • gunstar

    "I see your true colors shining through.
    "I see your true colors 360.
    "So don't be afraid to let it show, Microsoft."

  • gunstar

    "I see your true colors shining through.
    "I see your true colors 360.
    "So don't be afraid to let it show, Microsoft."

  • jesse

    And thou shall make war upon their fellow man for only one console shall be victor. And those with all consoles shall weep for they shall know that they are warring a fight that cannot be won

  • Cortana

    Halo Reach = Halo 3 = Halo 2 CE = Halo 2 = Halo = Generic FPS for kids.

  • shadow44

    well here's the list of the consoles exclusive games:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_

    just look this and should decide who's gonna win

  • chase

    You have no art and no culture if you are a 360 gamer. Microsoft is too techie for this world. I mean that in a bad way.

  • chase

    I agree FF13 will suck because the 360 made it possible. I don't care what Square Enix says. I believe Microsoft got into having the game on their 360 so that way Sony wouldn't be able to sell that many consoles including the game. Its true when you think about it. They don't care about the game or the consumer. All that Microsoft cares about is $. Just like any other company in the world, they are only competing. Cheating in my opinion!

  • Ravencroft_PH

    ok ..

    firstly the Xbox360 sucks in many ways.

    > the Xbox360 drags down the PS3's potential in multi-platform games just so that it would be equivalent to the Xbox360 version, meaning the PS3 can do mush even better.

    > bullshitters only buy the Xbox360, come on! who would buy a broken piece of shit over and over? well imbeciles im afraid.

    > halo is one of your reasons?, seriously guys .. grow up.

    > XBL has a fee, PSN doesn't

    > Gamescores is totally imbalanced compared to Trophies.

    don't get me wrong though, i love some xbox games .. i just hate the console.

    • marhorn

      just like saying i dont hate you just your idiotic comments! halo isn't one of my reasons it's one of my favourite games. xbl has a fee because it aint crap like psn (which is going to have a fee pretty soon) gamerscore people actually pay attention to whereas no-one on psn cares about trophies (and yes as ive said before i have a ps3) and i didnt get you wrong, and don't get me wrong i love some ps games (looking forward to god of war and possibly gran turismo) but when all is said and done xbox is the better system!

  • nemesis82

    Comparing screen shots really? I prefer a PS3 anyday but this article is just bogus.

  • xander232003

    Here, all u PS fans, I aint got a problem with that I have got both game systems, however at the moments lets face it the xbox has got more exclusives Halo Reach, Mass Effect 2, Splinter Cell conviction, forza motorsport 3, alan wake, Metro 2033, Huxley (xbox's answer to the Mag but I have to say proberly gonna be atleast 10 times better than mag) So come on aly you PS fans name atleats 1 game thats on par with any of the above mentioned games. and any one that says Halo is gay, Halo is crap then get a life and paly a decent game.

  • The7thLevel

    The PS3 has more exclusives coming out between January and June than the 360 has officially confirmed all year, sooooo…..

  • Chrissomerry

    "And Halo Reach is soooo much better than any Killcrap 2"

    Dude, last time I checked, Halo Reach hasn't come out yet, and Killzone 2 is so un-halo (and has been ever since KZ1 came out and blew away the Halo killer rumours) I stil don't get why people compare them. KZ2 is WW2 in the future, Halo is… well, last time I checked, some dude on a thing called Halo, blows up the pillar of autumn, the end, and maybe a sequel or 3. Anyway, they're like apples and peaches, look similar on the outside but peaches taste better :P

    Halo Reach, judging by the renders Bungie has shown everyone, does however look like a massive reason to rethink getting an Xbox. The hardware fail rates do worry me though.

  • Daytime Dreamer

    I have both consoles … i dont care, lol

  • Keus

    I own the PS3 version Japanese And the game is way better on PS3 hands down dont be dumbass 360 fanboys just because this game has shitty graphics with a 576p Resolution(which is BAD).I hate when 360 fanboys troll the forums with the 360 games(you only have 4 this year) WHO GIVES A FUCK

  • http://www.krediro.de Fred

    well….. i really could not decide whether buy a ps3 or a xbox, now i got it :D

  • http://www.krediro.de Fred

    well….. i really could not decide whether buy a ps3 or a xbox, now i got it :D

  • http://www.kredito.de Jim Sixx

    who cares? u dont realize that on modern tv screens when u are like sitting 3 meters from the screen

  • Pat.O

    LOL I love these things, Yes anybody with half a brain should now FFXIII would look better on PS3. Another thing true most multi-platform games look better on Xbox360 cuz of lazy game company's that buy Unreal engine. That's better suited for Xbox360 and not PS3, but now Developers have Crytek engine so even though there lazy they'll bring better graphics for PS3 multi-platform games. Just look at Crisis 2 for PS3, developers said it'll look just as good as PC, Only the Xbox360 version will differ from the pack do to CPU & GPU top out. If you'd like to see systems spec's go to Wikipedia and look PS3 CPU 9 Core 3.2GHz Cell Chip/GPU RSX 550MHz Blueray Drive 20G 1 layer,50G 2 layer – Xbox360 CPU Tricore 3.2 GHz PowerPC old chip year 2000 revamped chip/GPU 500MHz ATI Xenos DVD Drive 5G 1 layer,10G 2 layer. Have a good gaming year to all.(^_^)

  • PunBoi

    LOL @ fanboy posts. Zzz

  • Desent

    not uncommon for 360 games same thing happened to Cod MW2 and MW and infact most 360 ports.

    not really a shock, should effect gameplay since most people I know who own a 360 don't even play it though a HD tv and since the 360 version is only aimed at the US market I dont think there much worry that the general public will notice :D

  • Time To Upgrade

    PS3 version look better because it Is the leading platform and all u idiots that say it'll look better on 360 are a bunch of retards,

    And all u 360 owners need to upgrade to a PS3 it's time to get rid of that 2005 piece of shit oh I meant Hardware away if it hasn't broken itself already

    PS3>360 END OF

  • Darren

    It's just a game get a life :L

  • fred

    ff9 movies on ps2 look better than either of these

  • Phoenixzeus

    Is it just me or does the Xbox screenshot look better?

  • Chodezilla

    Seriously, I thought it wasn't in the 360 guidelines to put out a game running anything less than 720p. Also, you all like cock.

  • scoob101

    Silly little fanboys. Arguing about which outdated console is better. Cant you hear all the PC gamers laughing at you?

    Its so, so sad…..

  • PossessedReGan

    I don't see how chastising SE for not making a perfect port for 360 is even justifiable. Japan's all about the ps3 for these type of Hi-Def games. If anything, they're just throwing out there the 360 version for people who don't own a ps3 and would like to try it on a 360. The Japanese don't give a fuck if it doesn't sell for 360 – they've made enough off the ps3 jap version to be happy. The 360 owners should be happy to even get a port of it. The Stateside users didn't get a demo for ps3 in the Advent Children BluRay for the specified reason (confirmed by a SE press conference) that the 360 version wasn't "ready" yet and they didn't want to release a completed NA Ps3 demo and not one for 360. There's no doubt if it was only ps3 the game would have been released earlier this month and there would have been a demo.
    There isn't that big of a difference between screens anyways. The major thing about ps3's version is that unlike 360 i won't be toting around 5 or more disks and switching them out every 10 hours i play it. But as someone said below me: "what are you all fighting about this game is gona suck balls anyway so why fight over which is better." Fact. Versus XIII ss going to be the good one – so who really gives a shit.

    /anyone who defends 360's future game releases being "awesome" and includes anything with "Halo" in the title is a flat out moron. Halo is the Tony Hawk/Guitar Hero of First Person Shooters. I'd even venture to say now that CoD is less washed up than Halo at this point. Halo is the only reason the first Xbox stayed alive. Now it's just some mundane crap fest series of games.

  • Joshua

    I like the 360 for the simple reason that i am comfortable playing it. I don't give a flying ass if the graphics are a miniscule tad less vibrant as on the PS3, please, someone make another good console so i can leave Xbox and PS fans behind scuffling together in combined hatred long after the rest of the world stopped giving a ****.

  • ads

    360 wins in every comparison, every year. I have both and PS3 is a failed expensive comparison to the PS2

  • http://www.Anon.com Anon

    LOL Oh listen to you poor pathetic idiots arguing over this crappy game. It doesn't matter how high the DPI count is or how great the textures are: it STILL SUCKS! No towns, straight tunnel dungeons, overused characters, and how long did it take them to make this?

    HAHAHAHA Enjoy your slop, morons. PS3 or XBox, doesn't matter. This game is shit.

    Thanks for the comedy, fanboy sheep.

  • lolirf

    yey for this article. starts a fanboy war. In the end graphics do not make a game..

  • AUTOgod

    all i will say is this:
    looking at the screenshots, the 360 has VERY SLIGHTLY better textures. but other than that, pretty much identical.

    and the shot above with a resolution on it, unless they can provide a REAL FULL RES screenshot, writing "1024×576" on it means nothing.

    anyway, this wouldnt be the first, since GTA IV ran at a lower res on the ps3, same thing here too. and a big one: GT5 claims to be 1080p, but in actual fact, it runs at 1280x1080p, and is upscaled. and before you say "its technically still 1080p", yes, but ask anybody what res 1080p is, and they will say 1920×1080, blu-rays, hd-dvds etc are all 1920×1080.

    in short: we cant say anything until the games are released, tested with the same quality cables, on the same recording equipment etc. even then, we cant say for certain until a while after they are released, due to potential patches.

    • Nutzilla13

      "and the shot above with a resolution on it, unless they can provide a REAL FULL RES screenshot, writing "1024×576" on it means nothing."

      the resolutions of the screenshots posted are 400×300. This means they are not the original screencap. They have been resized to fit the article. Also, they are posted in 1:1 pixel ratio which is giving you a very squished view. They should be stretched to a 16:9 aspect ratio cuz that's how it is supposed to be viewed. If these pics were stretched to 532×300, we could see their true perspective. And, if the original screencaps were posted (or at least linked) and stretched to 1920×1080, we could get a near perfect look.

  • Iain

    that's what you get for buying an xbox! lol
    PS3 all the way

  • zaku49

    I love how people look at this and say "THE PS3 Version is better". Yet they fail to read the article.
    "A user known as MazingerDUDE, who performs tasks for well respected analysis website Digital Foundry, has revealed that through a study of recent Xbox 360 and PS3 screenshots, that the 360 version actually runs at 576p, which is not HD resolution."

    Key words here is that the individual decided to study random set of picture to determine that the 360 version isn't in 720p? That's just silly since the pictures could be from any version and it's impossible to know for sure. Gamespot stated that the 360 visually looked better. I'd rather take their word for it since they actually SAW both games in action.

  • admon

    dont know y but ps3 pic look really dark cant see the backround just fucking look at the pic ppls lol this game going to suck shit

  • Voxel

    Even if the PS3 version is the better of the two, I'm still getting it for 360. I'm not buying a PS3 for one game.

  • james

    I am a PS-fanboy but it still angers me at how ignorant most fanboys of both sides are. Firstly PS fanboys who say games like halo reach will be crap. they obviously wont be, you are just saying that because it is not on the PS3. Alan wake looks a slightly stupid concept but the other exclusives (mass effect 2 isnt exclusive – on PC also) are still pretty good.

    Now xbox fanboys who think they are so superior that they have halo, you guys are so far up your own arsehole it is slightly funny. if you think that the xbox dominated the ps3 last year then you are retarded. Also you ignore often the massive list of ps3 exclusives that are coming out this year and last year: Killzone 2, inFamous, Uncharted 2, Demon souls, heavy rain (MAG is kinda crap cause no one has a mic), god of war 3, gran turismo 5. last year xbox had… halo ODST!!! wait it kinda sucked ass. l4d2 i can play on pc. quite frankly developers develop for 360 because it has sold more however 51% of xbox's have had RROD and it is easier to develop (cant be as good as ps3 tho)

  • Willy

    Imagine how much u could get done if none of u guys played video games. I meandont get me wrong video games are great… But if ur so obsessed with ur 360s and ur ps3s that u get online and get off to which version of which game has better graphincs, and then b*tch about about ur insecurities towards whatever system u decided to buy what else do u do with ur day?

  • YouDontUnderstand

    Well as much as I was hoping it would look good, that sucks. It'll probably be fine. Regardless – I'll be grabbing this game for the 360…I don't play enough PS3 to justify buying another game for it.

    Don't see how people are counting this as an "Xbox fail?" Sounds like there's a bunch of failures of understanding and retards in one post. This is a developer failure – there are plenty of other Xbox 360 games that definately exceed 576p. You've got to be down-right stupid to even think that this is an Xbox's issue.

  • Lee

    the only reason u r saying the xbox is better is because u own it. ive played both before and the ps3 is way better. maybe if u could afford it u would understand. o and halo gets really boring

  • Luckikun

    Your such a fag! get your head out of your ass. All you zbox290 fannies only ever talk about halo!
    Not much to brag about halo tbh
    Let me guess your like 12yrs

  • Randy

    This is deprecated now, Square-Enix confirmed its in HD. Also you can't judge by pre-release pictures. Wait till next week then we will see which one is truly better.

  • DTullyAFC

    Come on people!!!!!!! for god sake!

    every xbox owner knows the ps3 is better but the sad fact is, when the ps3 came out xbox owners felt like mugs because they saw what they could have had if they had saved their cash lol! so that lead to all the PS3 hate over the last few years! any slip up sony makes xbox owners are so quick to jump on but no one ever mentions all microsofts f ups! at the end of the day in years to come we will look back and think oh my days do u remember that cheap plastic lookin thing that used to play DVD's and used to sound like a lawnmower and didnt come with hard drives, wireless technology and had AA batteries for the control pads lol seriously i could go on and on lol! get over it you just grew up at a time when halo was big and clung onto it… actually let me ask one question…what is the most innovative game xbox has,……

  • luis

    xbox is so much better than playstation sure u get free online which is cool but u get nothin out of it and if u pay for xbox live u get more out of it so xbox is so much better

  • supagee

    every multi platform games dont run better on 360! look at burn out paradise, oblivion, sega rally, cod modern warefare2, gt auto 4 (better draw distance smoother frames) to name a few titles that run smoother an at a higher frame rate when codede pn ps3.
    and u will never see games like uncharted 2 , killzone 2, motor sorm 2, megtal gear 4 with or witrhout blueray add appearing bettger on 360-period. is a known facthat if developers can be bothered 2 use the cell processors properly an recoded 4 the ps3 properly, that version can turn out superior in several areas. seriously when did u last see a bettwr looking game then uncharted 2 with as much particle effects anim ation in backgrounds and stunning 3d models using 80 k mlodels runing on 360? u dont coz it wont ever do it as wellas ps3 period.so stop dreamijmg an enjoy ur games.i have all platforms and say it straight. there r good games on xbox but when ps3 8s coded properly it owns its ass big time. al those early multi shit platform ports running beta on 360 dont prove its begta just shows what a lazy bunch of asses the devs were releasoing them w/o recoding rthem specifiocally 2 use cell.oh sorry if i stated fact but b4 u xbox fanboys start going on bout ur xbox superiority on multi platforms take into account lazass ports dont count..each platform had its unique strengths but its a known fact when ps3 is coded correctly it
    outperforms 360 end of….just enjoy the games to b honest rthe my console debait is old and meaningless lol

  • OwndU

    Simple steps to true enlightenment: (mostly for ps3 fanboys)
    1. Go to gamestop.com
    2. Click on ff13 for the 360
    3. where the cover art for the game is, click under where it says view back of box
    4. Zoom in where it says HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p
    5. Sit down, be quiet.

  • gUeSt

    lol disk changeing….. So last century. In everyway the ps3 pawns the 360, lol the 360 was not made for HD gameing it had no hdmi to begin with, not to mention that it uses dvds. What 360 exclusive game has better graphics than Uncharted 2?… None! So please just stfu with ur comments on the 360 being the better machine when it was made for the past generation of gameing.

    • http://twitter.com/Kevin533319 @Kevin533319

      PS3 Fanboy all the way and i posted this on this site for the xbox 360 fanboys

      Man dam Xbox 360 Fan Boys I prefer the PS3 but give it up 360 Fan Boys, Splinter Cell just another timed exclusive like Bioshock, and Halo is just another game where little 4 year olds(Noobs) play with 30 year old virgins that still live in their parent's basement and have nothing else to do then to bag on the PS3 due to the fact that the PS3 is making a comeback. Anyways Microsoft is just spending money on keeping as many games timed exclusives only to make people buy their console, and only to end up getting the red ring of death a couple months later. No Xbox 360 Game can be compared to Any PS3 Exclusive, Example-Uncharted 2-Game of the Year and took all Awards Home and still the Xbox 360 Fan Boys thought they were going to get that game and every other exclusive on PS3 and next year and God of War III is taking Game of the Year this year and yet you still think Halo Reach can compete with God of War III, God of War III murders every Xbox 360 Exclusive coming out .Even Gears of War III which is probably coming to PS3 since the Xbox 360 Can't Handle It. I going to laugh if we get it and Halo 4 since their contract with Microsoft expired ………………………………………………….P.S. ……………………….. R.I.Pieces in memory of the Shitbox 360

  • Dom

    Hope you have fun installing it for over 5 hours while those of us with an xbox just play straight away.

  • Arkives

    Well you have to remember people.. some games that go multiplatform were specifically made for a certain console in mind… The PS3 version was almost finished a few years back (and was supposed to be exclusive) but then they decided to make it for the 360 during the E3 announcement.. but SE DID state that sacrifices had to be made due to hardware differences in the 360 compared to that of the PS3, and as I can see, sacrifices were made in the 360 version. It all depends on the console the game was specifically made for..

  • http://twitter.com/Kevin533319 @Kevin533319

    Man dam Xbox 360 Fan Boys I prefer the PS3 but give it up 360 Fan Boys, Splinter Cell just another timed exclusive like Bioshock, and Halo is just another game where little 4 year olds(Noobs) play with 30 year old virgins that still live in their parent's basement and have nothing else to do then to bag on the PS3 due to the fact that the PS3 is making a comeback. Anyways Microsoft is just spending money on keeping as many games timed exclusives only to make people buy their console, and only to end up getting the red ring of death a couple months later. No Xbox 360 Game can be compared to Any PS3 Exclusive, Example-Uncharted 2-Game of the Year and took all Awards Home and still the Xbox 360 Fan Boys thought they were going to get that game and every other exclusive on PS3 and next year and God of War III is taking Game of the Year this year and yet you still think Halo Reach can compete with God of War III, God of War III murders every Xbox 360 Exclusive coming out .Even Gears of War III which is probably coming to PS3 since the Xbox 360 Can't Handle It. I going to laugh if we get it and Halo 4 since their contract with Microsoft expired ………………………………………………….P.S. ……………………….. R.I.Pieces in memory of the Shitbox 360

  • Obinoodle

    i am a simply person with a simple xbox360. Why did i choose an xbox over a ps3?, well.. when i got my xbox the ps3 was about $900 so i didnt bother. I am still a kid, and i can get $900 overnight, and since all my friends have an xbox360, it all made logical sence to get one too. Now that ive played my xbox360 for few years, ive learned to live with the "Graphics" or the "RROD". But thats just it… ive never had a ps3 so i dont know what im missing out on, or what im not missing out on. From what i understand, each console has its ups and downs. However lately ive been thinking about getting a ps3 because some of its games have appealed to me more than any xbox game has. Dont get me wrong, i love the xbox and its games, however i just never got into GTA4 or any Halo, or COD. I love RPG's and since the ps3 has Heavy Rain, Metal Gear and FF i thought it might be nice to try them!. So for now, i have my simple life and my simple xbox360, and i enjoy its company :). If i do end up getting both consoles, woopee!, i may end up loving the ps3, or perhaps hating its guts, still.. im taking a risk. Because in the end, im still going to buy games that appeal to me, regardless of what platform its on. Both consoles are fine, live with it.

  • jordan

    Okay, I will just say this. you fanboys on both sides are retarded, you haven't even played the game yet. It has been confirmed by ign, way more reliable then these morons that PS3 has better looking cutscenes, xbox has crispier visuals in the main game.. I have both a ps3 and a 360 so I have no bias. For all we know, somebody could have put these images through a filter. Don't start talking stuff when you haven't played the game(s) for yourselves. Idiots.

  • Kaldaien

    That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard. Technically, the Xbox 360’s GPU wins in terms of raw fill rate (see: http://forum.pcvsconsole.com/viewthread.php?tid=1… If anything, the game’s native resolution on the PS3 should be lower than the Xbox 360’s. Geometry can theoretically be more complex on the Xbox 360 too, because it has better peak vertex performance. Even unoptimized, a GPU-bound engine should perform par, if not better on the Xbox 360. CPU-bound is a different, very convoluted story, but I see nothing to indicate that FF13 (or any game in this genre) is particularly CPU intensive.

    The only thing PS3 fanboys rant and rave about that has any validity is the decrease in FMV quality on the Xbox 360 version. The PS3 has massive optical storage and built-in support for codecs like VC1, so 1080p Blu-Ray quality video comes with the territory. The Xbox 360 is limited by the capacity of a single-layer DVD (virtually no games are pressed on dual layer discs, FF13 is no exception); video is stored at 720p, using a proprietary codec (Bink).

    While we are on the subject, the fact that the game spans 3 discs on the Xbox 360 has NOTHING TO DO with the content included in either version of the game. Square has no problem forcing the player to swap discs (as in most of their PSX generation games). They did not, therefore compromise the entire game simply because one of the platforms in a foreign market might inconvenience its players by forcing them to swap discs as the story progresses.

    It is easy to port a well performing game from the PS3 to the Xbox 360, because aside from differences in storage capacity and rarely exploited parallelism in the Cell processor, the two architectures are remarkably similar. Of particular interest is the fact that both GPUs are derived from commodity hardware developed in the PC market, and both consoles use APIs derived from Direct3D (360) or OpenGL (PS3).

    Code that parallelizes well on the PS3 can easily be ported to the Xbox 360, but limitations on the functional units in the Cell processor that are not well understood by current generation developers make it difficult for the converse to be true. Cell’s architecture is practically a new branch of academia, much like the way the MIPS architecture fundamentally idealizes a pipelined RISC processor. For instance, CISC instruction sets can easily be converted to RISC (in fact, all x86 processors these days are RISC pipelined internally after the CISC instructions are decoded), but the opposite is not necessarily true.

    In summary, the PS3 has larger optical storage, but its memory architecture is split 256/256 between CPU and GPU. Xbox 360 has tiny optical storage, but a unified memory architecture where CPU and GPU have 512 Mb of memory on a VERY FAST shared bus, what is more, it has 12 Mb of dedicated high-speed framebuffer memory that makes things like multi-sample anti-aliasing and upscaling much less taxing (performance wise) on the Xbox 360.

    I own both a PS3 and an Xbox 360. While I rarely use my PS3, I am not an Xbox 360 fan boy – I simply enjoy JRPGs, and the Xbox 360 has a LOT more of them in the U.S. market. It is true that the PS3 has more now than it did, but in the U.S. market these titles often have a 1 year lead time between Xbox 360 and PS3 release. And games like Lost Odyssey will always be an Xbox 360 exclusive.

  • Dresden

    Wow, these fanboys really bite at any bait don’t they. The screenshots look pretty dang similar to me. I dont see the point. Its the same game right? Same cutscenes, characters, endings, etc? So who cares? I have Killzone 2, Uncharted, Metal Gear4, AND Halo3, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War2, etc. I love BOTH my consoles. But, until you have BOTH consoles, you really have no legitimacy in saying “my console is better”. Hey 360isgay-fanboys are gayer. How’d ya like those apples you console lemming. See my point. Buy both consoles, then talk smack based on reality, not your biased opinions. They’re BOTH GREAT gaming machines, deal with it.

  • ACe

    I think it would help if the PS3 screenshot were bigger… You can't really tell the difference in an image that small. Also, the reason for Xbox 360's success is because it's cheaper than the PS3, more people can afford it. I think, instead of looking at "purchases", it's the reviews we should look at. Besides, without PS3, the xbox 360's games would drop in quality and same with the xbox 360. It's a competition for the best games and that's a good thing.

  • ghinasky

    How many more honorable Japanese publishers does this cornered animal called M$ are dragging to gaming hell with it?

    Somebody stop madness this immediately!

  • ps3killer

    wow i cant believe this i never seen so many filty ps3 fanboys this sites starting to smell live it up now ps3 fanboys you pieces of shit xbox 360 still got the gaming on lock.

  • ps3killer

    you ps3 fanboys make me sick the 360 still has the gaming on lock just because you guys got a tiny litte win you dont know what to do with yourselves

  • Children, Grow up…

    You fanboys should be ashamed of yourselves, hurling abuse at each other just because you prefer one system over the other, its so childish.
    This game will be great no matter what the platform and to be honest graphics arent that important anyway, as long as its not mind-numbingly awful or makes your eyes bleed then who cares…

    Personally i will be picking this up for my xbox rather than my ps3, purely because i like to use the party chat whilst playing games and i prefer the xbox controller.

  • johnyyy

    well will you guys just cut it out
    we all know there are problems with the ps3 graphics which is seen from Bayonetta and many more
    and some games like final fantasy 13 needs bigger space and bluray has bigger space which makes ps3 version better

  • Poseidon

    The thing that really bugs me is this fact…Final Fantasy XIII is going to be released on blu ray for the PS3 (50 GB capacity) and released on 3 DVDs for the 360…Am I wrong when I say "If they just punched up the number of discs to 5, could they not make the 360 verison in HD?"

  • GeistMacht

    Apples to Apples? I think not. Give me a Non Compressed and Non Resized Screen Image pulled from a Frame Capture Device by Canopus or Matrox.

    The thing that urks me is the poor image post, please take note of the compression blurring on the Xbox image it was saved at least 10% more lossful compression than the other or resized poorly. This won't give anyone a good clear comparison. In addition it could be 2 different versions of the game given one is in Japanese and the other is in English. How about a difference in TV's too?

    Anyone who does any kind of 3d, Photoshop or graphic design should have recognized this.

    Taking into account that Sony bailed Square out of bankruptcy and how the FF series has always been on Sony, I don't doubt that it would look better on Sony. I have an Xbox360 I love it, I will have a PS3 hopefully this summer. Both Systems have their advantages.

    Either Way the Game will look gorgious on either system Square will be sure of that!
    FF Fan since FF5

  • http://microsoftfail.com Mr $hitbox

    you are an isiot another kid trolling proberly the same $hitbox troll the ps3 has more exclusives and seems we can stay on topic here the FF13 … right FF13 on 360 you must have it if your mom brought it you … check the box is there a manual …hope there is unless its robed check inside it .. any exclusive items … no! oh dear no FF14 on your $hitbox ..hang on i dont just get secret items for FF14 because ive got FF13 on ps3 i get to play FF14 beta omg!! well done square enix another fingure up at the $hit box they obviously new alot of ppl would think the $hitbox would make some good sales lol now all the money ends up with FF14 :D

  • STFUfanboys

    Fuck tards. It's the same goddamn game. Im watching my friend play it on the 360, on a 50 inch tv. It looks amazing. Plus the 3 disc system makes me feel nostalgic. Take your ps3 and shove it up your ass fan boys. even the producers of PS know its going downhill.

  • not sure

    You people are funny. Its not a job, or a degree its just a damn video game. You should be more concerned about how you’ll survive out of your fantasy world. I own both PS3 and 360, pros and cons to both. The sad thing is, the PS3 is all sony has left. HaHa. TVs?= Samsung, laptops anything but Vaio, which runs windblows by the way. SLR cameras and video recorders? Anything but sony… Exploding batteries and crappy optics go canon or nikon. Product rant over, but think about it.why was the PS3 3x ( in cost) what it is now 2 years ago?

  • night

    Lol at most of all those useless comments my mom is better than your mom tsk tsk..

    listen if a game are made for a specific system it would look better or play better

    Like Fallout 3 on Ps3 are crap compared to Xbox
    and is why final fantasy looks alittle better on Ps3

    simple facts…..

    enjoy the system you have but when you start saying my XX is better than your XX it often only
    means one thing jalousy…..

    i have a PS3 and still can see and admit there are some titles there is better on Xbox and the other way around

    there is games on Xbox i would love to have tryed on PS3 like "mass effect 1 & 2"
    like Xbox owners would for some ps3 exclusive…

    which of the consoles are better in hardware specs. means jack if none takes advantages of it.
    and i really dont know or for that matter or cares…

  • Rod

    I myself owns only a XBOX 360 and i don;t really think that the PS3 sucks. Each consoles has its own pros and cons. PS3 uses Blu-Ray while XBox 360 uses double layer discs.

    Very simple: If you own the PS3, get the PS3 version, if you own the XBOX 360, get the 360 version. Theres is no point comparing.

    I lived in Singapore, when i heard that FF13 is not going to be avalible for XBOX 360 in the ASIA, i felt so disaapointed…

  • Suidae

    Soo the article is talking about how one console runs the game in a different resolution than the other…. and then posts comparison screenshots between the two, that have both been resized to be the exact same much smaller than actual size.

  • scentaroom

    the reason for Xbox 360's success is because it's cheaper than the PS3

  • Ian Clue

    WTH NOOBS? The PS3 ROKS! You know why they call it XBOX 360? Because when people see it they turn 360 degrees and walk away.

    HALO looks like crap on XBOX 360, but when I emulalate it on my PS3 it looks Much better.

  • herpy

    wow idiot author doesn’t even know anything over 480p is HD resolution