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

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?

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.

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Couldnt give a flying rats left testicle, the game is awesome.


Graphics are Graphics. Who the hell cares these days..? If a game is worth playing, it’s worth playing on the merit of how good the game play is. Sure the graphics and aesthetics make it look nice, but I’d rather have a well-built game with lower res graphics, than suffer through a badly made game that looks good. As for this console comparison, each review is going to be bias towards the reviewers preference. It seems the review on here is ps3 bias whilst the one on Eurogamer is angled towards 360. Let’s face it, they don’t want to tell… Read more »


I don’t trust the graphical comparisons much anymore. It seems that every comparison I see is with washed out colors. Maybe they don’t have their t.v.’s properly tuned for gamma? I’m not sure what they do but when I play any game that I look at comparisons for they seem to be much more full of color when I play on my 47in HD at home. When I play games on the 360 they seem more “wet” when it comes to color and lighting seems “painted” on surfaces (when it comes to lights in a room or coming off a… Read more »

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