Final Fantasy XIII: Possibly Better on Xbox 360 then PS3?

By Jamie Pert - Mar 5, 2010

Well here is a potentially controversial post for you, if you have ever heard of Metacritic you will probably know that they collate reputable reviews and then average out the games scores, which then give you a metascore, this is a very accurate way of seeing how a game is rated by many different sources.

Currently the Xbox 360 version has a metascore of 83 whereas the PS3 version has a metascore of 82, this means that on average the Xbox 360 version has so far been reviewed more favorably then the PS3 version.

That said metacritic’s PS3 metascore is based on 26 critic reviews, whereas metacritic’s Xbox 360 metascore is only based on 11 critic reviews, so chances are things will even out when more Xbox 360 reviews are added.

Some critics such as GamesRadar, VandalOnline, ComputerandVideoGames and 1UP have scored both versions equally for both consoles, if Metascore add more reviews for both versions of the game we will do a follow up and keep you up-to-date.

Source: Metacritic

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  • Doosh

    Nerd alert holy cow… Its a game play it and enjoy…

  • everyone is a tool here its both the same game on either console, the only difference is that the PS3 version is one disc compared to the 3 or 4 on the XBOX 360, so on that basis alone i would have to say its better because the PS3 version have only one disc so less clutter…

    stupid tools

  • Player 276

    The 360 of the version of the game comes in 1080p and 1080i and 720p(I have the game). The graphics are probably slightly better for the PS3, but you dont have to wait 30min to play the game, in addition, on the 360 you can download it to your hard drive, and when you do, the loading is almost instant, as opposed to the PS3 one which uses blu-ray, and takes longer to access.

    • stevo

      No my friend the xbox version is NOT IN 1080I, 1080 P AND 720P. You have read that from the back of the box havent you? Do some research and you will find that it is actually 576p native. They says 1080 on the box because it can be displayed on a 1080 tv but a 1080 tv cannot transform somehting that is 576 from the disc. It is unfair for them to advertise it as HD resoutions because many ppl (inc yourself) are misled.

      Read this if you dont understand

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

  • metahead

    i have both a 360 and a ps3. i opted for the ps3 version just because of the higher resolution. but if i only had a 360, i would be fine with that. I played through FF XII in 2007 on the ps2. That game's resolution is far below both the 360 and the ps3, but it was the story that kept me going. It was the addictive leveling up that kept me going. If I finish the game on the ps3 and don't feel like it was a successful story, then it doesn't really matter what console i played it on.

  • stevo56

    The cutscenes alone pon the ps3 were 32gb, it doesnt take a scientest to realise that they has been a shed load of compresison techniques on the 360 to fit it all on.The 360 had a resolution of 576 (not HD minimum) but is bumped up through hd techniques to screen it at 720 on a hd tv.Basically judged on its own merit it is stilla good game (as seen on metacritic) but compared to the ps3 siblin it is a pretty shoddy conversion.All my points are from digitsl foundry which has all the stats, pictures and videos to back this up.
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-
    Again I AM AN XBOX OWNER

    • SnowCovered

      Well, anything over 420p is considered HD technically. So 576p IS HD, its just on the low end of HD….and I'm a 360 owner myself. Sady, this game suffers horribly! :( But I'm still enjoying it!

      • stevo

        Where did you get 'technically 420p is HD'. It is basic knowledge that 720p and above is HD. Standard TV's have been displaying 420p for over 20 years so why would TV co's only recently start advertising 'HD ready'. It is because these TV's do 720p which is HD. normal TV broadcast has been available at 420p for years. Everyone is the industry recognises HD as a normal person understands it as 720p.

        Even if I accepted your point it doesnt change the fact that 720p looks FAR sharper than anything below.

        Do some research my friend.

      • stevo

        Where did you get 'technically 420p is HD'. It is basic knowledge that 720p and above is HD. Standard TV's have been displaying 420p for over 20 years so why would TV co's only recently start advertising 'HD ready'. It is because these TV's do 720p which is HD. normal TV broadcast has been available at 420p for years. Everyone is the industry recognises HD as a normal person understands it as 720p.

        Even if I accepted your point it doesnt change the fact that 720p looks FAR sharper than anything below.

        Do some research my friend.

  • stevo56

    It is pretty well documented that the ps3 version is significantly better than the xbox one. For the record I am an xbox owner and am very dissapointed. Yes the in game engine is almost identical and yes the 360 has a very small frame rate advantage (average 25 instead of 21 frames per second). But the main spectacle that Square wanted to get across is the story and the cut scenes. the 360 version had texture blocking on the cutscenes and is far less smooth.its common sense really, the game was built around the ps3 which offers 48 gb of space on a dual layered bluray compared to 8gb on a single dual layered xbox dvd (16 on both discs) .

  • Aaron

    This is a joke, honestly. The only reason there's a difference is because the reviews are from DIFFERENT reviewers. They aren't the same people reviewing the game on both consoles.

  • zack fair

    well have 2 see tuesday

  • Mike

    The game is perhaps better on the 360. But a comparison of the average scores both version get, based on different review sample sizes, shouldn't even lead one to ask the question. Suppose I'm the only one to evaluate the French version of the movie Avatar (say), and I give it a 10 out of 10. And suppose there are 100 reviews of the English version, some good some bad. Am I really entitled to ask whether the translated version of the movie is better? (The answer is no.)

  • Ryan

    I can only hope this site is joking. The PS3 version is PROVEN to be superior to the Xbox 360 version, with uncompressed sound and video making it look so much better. The Xbox version runs in 526p while the PS3 version runs in 720p. Aside from that, they're the exact same game, the Xbox version has nothing better.

    • Jake

      Ryan,
      Please go be a sony fanboy somewhere else. Making blanket statements like "the Xbox version has nothing better" just shows how ignorant you are. Have you played the game on both ps3 and xbox 360? Oh that's right, you haven't even racked up 2 seconds of playtime yet.

      Also, lots of tests have shown that the xbox360 version has a notably higher overall framerate, among several other things. Go somewhere else if you want to try to convince yourself the game is better in every way on ps3, just because that's what you happen to own.

      • Nameless Joe

        He's not making "blank statements". Sure he's overemphasizing it a little but everything he said is pretty much correct.

        Btw, apparently the framerate is the only thing the 360 has going over the PS3 version:

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

        ^Read on it and cry, if you want. Or you can just get over it and enjoy the game.Your choice.

        • Detractor

          Yeah, we better not get into the issue of the PS3 Version breaking systems or the Freezing Discs issue :D.

          After playing on both versions, useless your actually TRIYING to spot differences, you wont notice much.

          Besides, if you fanboys want Square to be Loyal to its roots then they should make FFversusXIII a Wii-Exclusive ;D, just saying.

    • jacko

      Ryan go be a ps3 fanboy some where else you dumbshit

      u claim the 360 version has nothing better

      well says here that the xbox 360 version has a far better smooter frame rate than the ps3 version LOL idiot

      • Namesless Jack

        As for you: grow the f**k up. You're like the self-contradictive jackass hiding behind the person that makes a point, then you go repeating everything he says with a goofy laugh just to make your face more attractive to fist impact. You're also making make me state the obvious just to get to you realise this.

      • SnowCovered

        So…I'm about 15 hours into the 360 verson, and I hate to say it, but the CGI and in-game movies suffer a LOT. The hair and eyelashes are fuzzy at times too. They game play itself looks just about identical though, but the PS3 is a LOT better…but seeing how I have only a 360 I'm MORE than happy with the game.

        • whatever

          least you are not a phanboy lil bish who wants to make his console look better just cus he owns one. i own both i bought the game on both (my brother) plays Xbox and i haven't talked to him since he bought it 2years ago or so. anyhow we compared gameplay TV to TV next to eachother both on HD LG's 32" and on Ps3 only time id hear or see framerate drop would be in very heavy mob infested areas like towards endgame. other than that i'd get an audio skipp every i think 30mins? maybe less maybe more i didn't care to check. my brother watched all CGI on my TV… i guess that tells you something no? Proud owner of a Ps3 simply by choice and nothing more.

  • Amir

    Yea and if you actually paid attention the score for the PS3 was taken with a larger review sample size.

    Goodness the spin you bots try to employ.

  • Andy

    Get a grip.

  • MattS

    there are simply more reviews for the ps3 version dating from the japanese realese… these flame wars inducing articles are a joke. digital foundry (eurogamer) have a comprehensive breakdown of each versions weaknesses…