Skyrim PS3 Vs Xbox 360: Graphics analysis suggests 360 edges it

By Alan Ng - Nov 17, 2011

As Skyrim players on console continue to pull their hair out over frustrating texture and game save issues, we have the results of a graphics analysis conducted on Skyrim to tell you about now, for those who really want to know which console out of the PS3 and Xbox 360 really has the graphical edge.

Last week or so we showed you a PS3 Vs Xbox 360 graphics comparison video which seemed to suggest that the PS3 version had a clear advantage over the Xbox 360 build, but after reading the freshly published Skyrim analysis courtesy of Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry team, their conclusions portray a very different outcome indeed.

According to them, the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim is the clear winner out of the two, citing an Xbox 360 victory in overall image quality and graphics perfomance. Here is an extract from their analysis to give you an idea:

”But, despite their [Bethesda’s] best and most well-meaning efforts at achieving parity on both consoles, we can confirm that the 360 does command a clear advantage over the PS3 when it comes to both image quality and performance. The 360 version also comes recommended for its more stable frame-rate.”

For those of you who are interested in seeing how the PC version fairs against the console builds, you be pleased to hear that Digital Foundry has also included the PC in their comparisons, and as expected it is clearly the most superior version from a graphical perspective with further improvements likely to come via mods when Bethesda decide to release their Creation Kit.

What are your thoughts on the outcome of their analysis – did you expect the PS3 version to at least match the Xbox build? At the moment, some fans are losing patience as too many issues threaten to ruin the breathtaking Skyrim experience. We hope that the incoming patch update affecting all versions of the game will give console players something to smile about once again.

Would you agree that the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim gets the nod ahead of PS3 or not?

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