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COD Black Ops: Better on Xbox 360 than PS3, PC?

We have some interesting news to bring you now, as it has been reported that Microsoft’s Xbox director of entertainment and marketing Stephen McGill has stated directly that the best version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, will be the Xbox 360 version.

We know that Sony would obviously think the same about the PS3 version, but it’s strange for either company to come out publicly and actually have the nerve to say it. When speaking in a recent interview with MCV, here is what he had to say:

“Obviously everyone knows the best place to play Black Ops is on Xbox 360. But there are so many great games still to come out. For Q4 there hasn’t been a better line-up for years.”

Obviously? Maybe that is because Microsoft has already secured exclusive DLC for the game and even had a closed beta exclusive for the Xbox 360, while PS3 owners sat back and watched.

But what would make the Xbox 360 version better than the PS3 version? It’s a pretty bold statement, let us know your thoughts on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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XzeFreemaN
XzeFreemaN

BASED ON MY OWN OPINION! I Choose Pc version, and yes i do have Xbox version, and tried out Ps3 version Over a freind! Why choose PC, over consoles? (Quality Defenition) : PC have more advantages than consoles! If your talking about the HD quality? it has it all, You can Modify to the very MAX that your Display device can handle, and can Excess Ps3's Sound system! by choosing your proper sound driver installed in your PC! (GAMEPLAY CONTROLS) And yes its more easier when it comes to aim precision on gameplay! You have more faster and more freedom… Read more »

Bob McBobby
Bob McBobby

I have the best of both worlds. I own a PC and a PS3. Anything good on Xbox gets to PC one way or another. PC and PS3 for the win.

Xbox for faegs who cannot buy a PC.

UR HElp
UR HElp

Hey Guys, altough many of u have the right idea, it really boils down to one thing. I have both 360 and ps3 so i will say that i am not being biased. I previously rented black ops for 360 and played it for a week, it was pretty good. Then i went over to my cousins house and i played it on the ps3. EXACTLY THE SAME, NO DIFFERENCE. FOR AL OF U WHO TALK ABOUT GRAPHICS. I HAVE PLAYED THE CAMPAIGN BUT MOSTLY PLAY ONLINE, SO LIKE, WHO CARES IF THE GRAPHICS ARE JUST A BIT BETTER. I… Read more »

kristian
kristian

I switched to Xbox360 because i found when multiple consoles are running in one houshold, Xbox runs much smoother. When i was on PS3 wired to router and my lad wired on Xbox, the PS3 lagged. My younger son is on PS3 wifi so if I go wifi me and my younger lad get bit of lag. Two Xbox both wired run great together and one PS3 on wifi is ok too. My wife is also happy now as my kd as gone up loads and my swearing gone down. Hope this helps someone

conrad
conrad

i think to really know what system is better for black ops we would have to ask…… what system thoes the developer use to play it? does any one know?

PastyMuffin
PastyMuffin

The only differences with the ps3 version of black ops: You dont need to pay to play online The connection is a bit bad every now and then. You cant use two psn accounts to play online, however, guests are the same level as the psn account that they are playing with and then they also level up on their own. You all but eliminate the kid factor. Xbox 360 on MW2 it was a constant screaming coming through my TV speakers coming from kids that probably arent even old enough to masturbate. Most of the people that play CoD… Read more »

PastyMuffin
PastyMuffin

Theres only two things xbox 360 has that ps3 doesnt. Live that you have to pay for, and the red ring of death. OK, thats an exagguration, but you get my point. I am an owner of both consoles, regretably being a former xbox 360 fanboy allways trashing anything related to ps3 and sony. My xbox 360 red ringed 6 times. First got it repaired, fixed. worked for a month and a half, fixed, worked for 15 minutes, sat in a cabinet for 3 months. towel tricked, worked for 8 months, broke, towel tricked again, broke after two weeks. That… Read more »

Wicked_Roger
Wicked_Roger

I hope this call of duty is not a port of Xbox 360 on PS3, whereas last call of duty games have been even MW2. I hate it when developers just port the game onto other consoles. MW2 was better looking on Xbox 360 than PS3 trust me i have compared it. I own PS3 whereas my cousin owns Xbox 360 & i have compared few games on both consoles. Bioshock, Oblivion & Dragon Age: Origins, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 were better graphically better on PS3. As games like MW2, Dead Space, Bayonetta, GTA4, Fallout 3 were… Read more »

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hi friend!

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Realist
Realist

I take that back….. PS3=PC>360

Realist
Realist

As several people before have said, it is all a matter of OPINION. I personally prefer the ps3 because it is more versatile and people tend to be more mature. However, I have Modern Warfare 1 and World at War on PC and I like the freedom to edit and control you have. I do not own a 360 but I have played MW2 quite a bit on it, as well as other games, and from what I can tell, there are far more kids and hackers online. In my OPINION. ps3>PC>360 <———–OPINION ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ | | | | | |… Read more »

jeg
jeg

xbox is better why? because i did a side by side comparison the xbox 360 has better textures sound and frame rate where as the ps3 has slightly better light sourcing. I own both systems and have no bias towards any company theses are the facts plain and simple.

Dunster
Dunster

LAWLZ….. To the people saying that Live's servers are better/faster/more stable than that of the PS3 I have one question to ask. How terrible is your internet provider? I own both consoles and play them pretty much evenly and have never had problems with my PS3's connection. In fact I prefer the PSN over Live b/c I could care less about cross game voice chat and the other pretty much worthless services Live offers for a yearly fee.

stivo
stivo

you guys are tools pc owns all due to the fact tha AA can go much higher and force it. also due to the fact that you can upgrade your gpu and also to the fact that i have tested on ps3 pc and xbox are very close to each other and games vary but tend to look better in most cases on the xbox for me but u also have to keep in mind live where u pay to use service therefore you get a bit better in the online department but fuck payin money every month so the… Read more »

zenguest
zenguest

If only I could play on the PC against people playing 360 or PS3. I realize this is a dream that will likely never come true because those of us playing online FPS since Quake2 and dialup would simply mop the floor with console kiddies. I've tried playing FPS games on PS3 (wich I own) and 360 (which I don't) and I can't understand how the gameplay and controls can be appealing to anyone. If you can afford a $2-3K gaming rig with a nice 30" LCD, SLi, a quality mouse and gaming keyboard, you'd be playing that too.

Guestflaghie
Guestflaghie

actually pc has better graphics than all of these consoles you guys are talking about. it's just 3x more expensive for the right hardware.

caLoy
caLoy

ipad is better! lol!

Ravanor
Ravanor

I know this is going to be hard for you to do but I would recommend going to a friends house and giving xbox live a whirl. I think you may be surprised.

You are playing for free but you are missing out on a lot to say the least. Your missing out on having a lot more fun in your gaming.

dickweed
dickweed

This whole comment list is useless.. if YOU have good info, please explain to the consumer who OWNS both systems why the game might be better on ps3 or xbox.. and COD4 looked way cleaner on PS3 btw, and yes I owned it for BOTH systems.. NO the players on PS3 were not as good.. and YES the connection felt the same.. f*uck you gay fan boys.. no one cares how much you love either or system.

Simon
Simon

Would be nice if Xbox's newest patch for that stupid Kinect crap hadn't broken my Xbox, my friend's Xbox and my cousin's Xbox.

I would have bought the Xbox version…but now I don't have a console to play it on. So rather than wait 2-3 months to play this while Microsoft fixes our machines, we'll probably just get the PS3 version.

And I can play it online for free? Microsoft has made it really really easy for me to switch to using my PS3 for a change.

Gabriel
Gabriel

i own both consoles there the same!!!! the xbox servers dont lag as much as ps3 but half of the community is hacker, Im getting it on ps3 caus theres less kids and its free who care about the dlc xbox can have it first so people can rate them and ps3 owners can see if there worth it or not. so ps3= more lag but less hackers and kids, its free xbox= better connection more hackers and kids, dlc first though

Patrick
Patrick

Look i have a ps3 and a pc. I am gonna get it on ps3 cuz i like to play with a controler but in my view the pc will always win. the ps3 and x box 360 are basically the same. the pc isnt. the pc has better graphics hands down. and most of the time fps r better on pc any way.

Brian Rider

I own both the graphics are the same but Xbox has the better connection ps3 lags out all the time.I agree that the dlc came out earlier on modern warfare 2 when i had aps3 and everyone complained about it.As for the kids go they talk shit on both systems thats why theres a mute button.

Z3R05150
Z3R05150

@RollerCoaster47 You are an Idiot Sir. Call of Duty: Black Ops Isnt Created by Infinity Ward..Infinity Ward is done/Finished. They Are now Recognized by their New Title as "Re spawn Entertainment" coming with Modern Warfare 3 Confirmed for Late 2011. But on this Subject I can See Microsoft sealing the Deal With Trey Arch for some Exclusive Content Weeks Before Sony would Receive it;That's what happened with MW2. But to be honest im not too Psyched for Black Ops. It has its Pros and Cons But i would hate to list them and Ruin All the Excitement for you Gamers… Read more »

Kain
Kain

360 has more players online for COD than PS3 and PC combined., FACT. 360 controller is designed better for a FPS, FACT. PC if your not poor has better GFX , CPU power and gameplay than any console, FACT. If you want to play online and have a good time, your best bet is 360 and no one can deny it. I own all 3 main consoles and 2 PC's and one is very high end and based on COD:MW2 its 360 ftw. When it comes to single player PC ftw , Fallout 3 new vegas for an example

GamerBird
GamerBird

Both consoles have the same specs. Triple cored with intergrated graphics. One Amd/Ati, The other Intel/ Nvidia. Both have ddr2 512 ram. 1 has a bluray player. I own both consoles and 4 gaming pc's. Nothing compares to a good pc for gaming. As for servers goes, you pay for what you get. Plus pc versions you get to edit and mod the games. The main killer to crapboxes and pos3 is heat, thats why the put in a little 80mm fan. For all you console fans: read the specs for the games before you buy. MOST all will not… Read more »

ANONEMOOSE
ANONEMOOSE

Anyone that thinks the console version of ANY FPS is better due to an earlier release of DLC is blind and hasn't had the pleasure of using a quality keyboard and mouse on a high end gaming PC. GO BIG OR GO HOME. Where are my PC elitists? Sally forth!!

Stevejob'smom
Stevejob'smom

Im the best!

Animal
Animal

What a bunch of whiners… lets set the record straight, I've got PS3, 360, and a top end gaming PC and personally I prefer playing games on 360. Graphically the PC outperforms the consoles hands down, but not many people can afford top end spec so most people I know play via consoles. Ps£ and 360 graphically perform similarly in terms of actual realeases, though PS3 has slighlty more under the hood. The whole live experience is what really sets 360 apart from PS3 though such as the ability for group friends chat, and the more consistent connection quality. My… Read more »

andre
andre

I have all 3.. 360 ps3 and a gaming pc and preferably choose the 360 to my COD games ..with that said there are other games i choose to play on the other systems ..its all about having choices they all are good at playing something

Sladoledar
Sladoledar

who cares if PS3 gets laiter DLC…. so or so killzone 3 income februar……

andre
andre

The fact there is this debate tells me it is a point of contention, they are both so good and similar there is no clear leader or discernible difference between the two.

Pengo
Pengo

Who gives a shit?

People with 360s will say that’s the best

people with PS3s will say that’s the best

people with PCs will say that’s the best

you decide…

Guest101
Guest101

PS3 is not better than Xbox360. Xbox360 is not better than PS3. PC may or may not be better than the PS3 or Xbox360. The reason people think that is because, the people either only have the PS3 or the Xbox360. Or they do not own a PS3 or an Xbox360 but only a PC. More people choose to buy the Xbox360 is because its cheaper, more people play online, the DLC's come out earlier, etc. But the PS3 and PC have higher resolution cut scenes and have HD quality sound. Since more people buy the Xbox360, there are lesser… Read more »

Luke
Luke

Seriously? That guy from Microsoft is an embarrassment. I own both consoles and you cannot say one is better than the other just because the DLC is released a few days earlier.

Fahad
Fahad

I don’t give a shit which ones better I just want to play the game !!!

Neil "Zombie Killer"
Neil "Zombie Killer"

I am pissed about the DLC coming later to PSN Microsoft buys their way into fucking everything, I want these DLC because they WILL have more zombie maps , but instead I will have to wait an extra month by which time I probably will nnot want to purchase them -.- Oh and Activision are just money whores so screw them 🙂

TmHighHowHigh
TmHighHowHigh

Now i played games on all consoles but what impressed me most is the PC all time all day it owns all consoles "except WII"just kiddin. So to get this straight if you have a nice gaming rig it would have better fps that means smoother gaming you can mod even the graphics can become better with all of the NVIDIAS and READONS newst graphics Intels I7 now the consoles dont stand a chance do they? The game only runs on CONSOLES but its created on pc now how's that? THE PC CREATES ALL THE BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES MOVMENTS GRAPHICS !!

guest444
guest444

I own both consoles and have MW2 for both. They are EXACTLY the same! The only differences is you pay money for LIVE. However there is a downside for PSN – Sony lacks the support and does not try as hard as Microsoft for there online experience.

Ev_
Ev_

@Dawn, you are an absolute idiot. Please shut the f*ck up…

Luck
Luck

Lol, wow how stup!d can people be. Thanks to PC gamers T.V's have finally can display resolutions that PC gamers have been using for years. Let me know if you have a 2560×1600 resolution T.V please. Calling PC gamers poor? lol. One of my GPU's cost $380 more than your xbox plus a year of live. Remember that's only one part and don't worry I have a xbox and a PS3…. PC>PS3&xbox

pc ftw
pc ftw

what a crock of *h*t pc servers are free because they have dedicated servers u ^^^^^^^ r soul meaning we run em and yh we can have anything up to 30 players aside can u no so shut o and we can have s&d matches with anything up to 100 rounds can u no so what u are paying for is to be told what map u are going to play and get ripped of and as the xbox and ps3 goes well that's another story the xbox hardware first ok it has a (intel power based cpu running at… Read more »

xbox wins
xbox wins

you are all ridiculously stupid, ps3=bad connections and pc=shitty servers xbox=strong competitive gameplay, xbox always wins

Dean
Dean

Any one who thinks Xbox is better that PS3 clear only owns an Xbox, and any one who think consols are better than PC can't afford a good PC. There are more people on Xbox cause it costs less money (to start with). So it all boils down to a few facts? What system do you own? If having an extra 20 000 or so people on line and paying for online gaming suits your fancy then go Xbox (ohh and DLC sooner, but lets not forget your kinda paying for the extras). But if you want 1080p cut seens… Read more »

Akimbo blades
Akimbo blades

No way, on PC you can max out the resolution alot higher than you can on XBox or PS3. We also have dedicated servers, modding tools to make our own zombie and multiplayer maps, and a dev menu to add a little more excitement to the game. Also once COD 8 comes out they most likely will shut down the network that’s running the multiplayer on PS3 and XBox, (liability to keep it running if no one is going to be on) while us PC gamers will be able to play for decades to come. PC > PS3 > XBox.… Read more »

Sam
Sam

Plus the hackers have finally ruined the last Treyatch COD game. These hackers are such ****. I got the early version of Halo Reach in Norway and the way the hackers could play undetected was by changing xbox tags. The way the hackers can get caught is just putting the whole thing to play on Xbox Live and whoever tries playing Camapign, Multiplayer and Extra missions then they will be banned. Thats the way to do it.

GuyBlo
GuyBlo

PC…..hands down, control-wise. Playing on either console feels like being the most cooridinated drunk guy on the server, atleast when it comes to control and speed… granted your quality of pc and ping do make a difference. I'm biased though. Since golden eye, Iv'e mostly played FPSs on pc (besides Halo).

Sam
Sam

Well I have to say the truth, but Xbox360 has better graphics, thats why you pay $50 a year for it. PS3 graphics are 60% good because you don't need to pay for whatever its called: PS3 Live? The reason Xbox360 will be better played is that maybe they have something that other consoles don't have. I couldn't believe they would have Zombies for the Wii, I mean the Wii holds less GB usually. Too bad no Zombies for PC. But Treyatch said that the PC can be modded and 1 more multiplayer mode will be available only for it.… Read more »

pack-soleh

sw1ngn3ck is better then me

ps3 is better because it has gigabytes. and blu-ray and plays game and has a wireless controller and is more expensive.so its better because ….

ghjk
ghjk

I assume you are trolling. Or do you not realize that the disc drive doesn't control graphics?

ando
ando

More hard-core gamers are on the 360…but that doesn't mean the system is better for COD Black-ops. As for the DLC exclusive that MS has, If they want to pay boat loads of cash to have the DLC's a month before other systems…let em waist the $$$. MS is more concerned about having the DLC earlier than everyone than putting out a new system to replace the 360.

RollerCoaster47
RollerCoaster47

Well obviously for it to not be the same on both consoles there has to be something more than the game itself and chances are Microsoft once again secured a deal to get DLC early or exclusive like they did in MW2 or something along those lines. Gay Microsoft always sucking Infinity Ward's cock.

RollerCoaster47
RollerCoaster47

Well obviously for it to not be the same on both consoles there has to be something more than the game itself and chances are Microsoft once again secured a deal to get DLC early or exclusive like they did in MW2 or something along those lines. Gay Microsoft always sucking Infinity Ward's cock.

sigh
sigh

of course he's going to say that, he's from microsoft!

there are differences – no saving progress for the second player in split screen multiplayer on ps3, and get the map packs a bit sooner on 360.

i got the ps3 version cos my friends are on psn. but really, there's no difference in reality – its not like you get more content or less glitches. and despite the 360 version being 'better' for mw2, the 360 version was hacked to bits, wheras i saw hardly any in my 200+ hours on the ps3!

Kobby Agyei

This statement by MS is true. Xbox 360 Black Ops can play split screen online with 2 different gold accounts and they can both level up as if playing on two seperate consoles. While the PS3 can only play with 1 PSN and a guest account

john
john

yeah well on release date we have the option to turn on ps3 so what now?

p wrrw
p wrrw

He's obviously refering to the exclusive deal to get dlc earlier than ps3 or pc, because graphically the 360 will be no where near as good as pc, so it could only be the dlc, no story here.

asdf
asdf

Nah ps3 is blue-ray which is better graphics

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