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Skyrim PS3 Vs Xbox 360: Shock as PS3 wins in video comparison?

Following on from our earlier article which identified possible texture and freezing issues in the recently released Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim game, we now have something for console owners. You can now debate on which version looks better, thanks to an early Xbox 360 Vs PS3 video comparison that we’ve found.

Before you take a look at the video below, you should be aware that prior to release, Bethesda had been reluctant to show off the PS3 version of the game, seemingly prefering to show the public the Xbox 360 version, with even the PC version taking a spectators seat.

Now though, we’re thankful that this comparison video courtesy of AllGamesBeta has shown the PS3 version side-by-side along side its console counterpart. Usually we would take a neutral stance and let you guys draw your own conclusions on graphics comparisons, but after watching this video, it does appear that the PS3 version has the edge, with much better lighting effects, sharper textures and brighter colors – would you agree with us here or strongly disagree?

That is just my personal opinion and we’re guessing that some of you will probably say that the Xbox 360 version gets the edge. Here’s one rumor that we’re hearing though that you may want to take into consideration – we have seen some feedback online that the Xbox 360 version actually contains a bug, in that if you install the game to the HDD disc, you won’t be able to enjoy Skyrim with hi-res textures, whereas if you don’t install you will. Again, these are just rumors to bear in mind if you are a bit suspicious on how the Xbox 360 version looks in comparison to the PS3 version shown in this video.

Watch it for yourself and tell us what version you think looks better. Perhaps those of you with the Xbox 360 version of the game now can chime in on this debate by saying how the game looks on your TV right now.

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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pancake man
pancake man

these debates are stupid. PS3 and Xbox were meant for people to have fun, and not argue about how games come out looking. both are better than looking like 2d scroller games right? And honestly, it would be stupid to buy a xbox or ps3 just because Skyrim looks better on one. Both consoles have their good points and bad, so lets grow up a little.

RiuChan
RiuChan

Who cares which graphics are better on what console the only real thing is that the game is awesome and playable. I think that the graphics are fine either way. 🙂

Shameer

XBOX360 WTF! GayBox360 FTW!!!!!

Shameer

Ps3 xbox is gay and also who would name a game consle xbox WTF is that suppose to mean gay box is a better name!

youcef
youcef

xbox 360 is better ..

see ..the games in ps3 and xbox360 are nearly the same .. except uncharted and god of war or kinect games  .. and as you know in the ps3 there is NO kinect ..

but the difference is bigger in prices .. the ps3 games are much expensive .. and the design of the xbox and the controller of the xbox in much better .. even in size ..

so .. i don’t see how may the ps3 be better than the xbox360 ! ! 

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PC OWNAGE!
PC OWNAGE!

PC has better graphics then xbox or ps3… (:

Joshua Casey29
Joshua Casey29

 yea 360 blows ps3 out of the water on any game elder scrolls included.

Star28c
Star28c

People why are you still on this same old topic
do your self a favor just enjoy the game on whatever system you happen to own. It’ has already been said the xbox out of the console win.. Pc wins for graphics, xbox wins out of the 3 it had less issues beside the graphics, texture install issue, ps3 had the most technical problems the lead for graphics pc wins xbox 360 takes lead in console this probably has alot to do with the ps3 frame rate issues.. I don’t know but who cares enjoy the game already.

carman
carman

im shocked. is this really how low and pathetic this lame PS3 vs xBox debate has gotten? im in the market for a better console, i have a wii, a samsung bluray player and a sony led tv, ive seen the difference between bluray and dvd and its huge, sharper clearer, minimum 2 times better in every way. based on this video alone, the difference is not quite as big as bluray vs dvd, but c’mon are you xBox people insane or what? the PS3 version is WAY better and whilst both look a lot better than my pissy little wii,… Read more »

Z1ross
Z1ross

I can’t stand gaming on the PS3. It always defaults to 720p resolution on 99% of their games. No way to force it to upscale to 1080p. So this video comparison isn’t fair as I’m 99% certain that this is being done on 720p and not 1080p

oldgamer
oldgamer

I have both Xbox 360 and PS3 and most games do look a little better on PS3 than on Xbox but most the time not enough to matter. I will usually buy the games on Xbox because I don’t like the PS3 controller I have aftermarket for it but still like Xbox’s better. The biggest reason I buy Xbox games is because PS3 lack of party chat. I am not die hard Xbox or PS3 they both have good and bad qualities. I do feel that because of the PS3 controller and lack of a decent chat system makes Xbox a… Read more »

NintendoLover
NintendoLover

Why discuss this, XBOX is better than ps3, this is the truth anything else is a lie

Siblackberry
Siblackberry

ps3 looks better

E

that sucks for xbox cus i like the controller better but i dont hate the ps3’s controller so its ok

Nathan Gaines

not a shock, blu0ray has a lot more capabilitied. The only reason xbox ‘won’ any previous comparisons is that companies prefer to make games for xbox 9easier and cheaper) then copy them to ps3. if it was done in reverse it would not work properly. So maybe the companies are changing the way theu do things, as the storage on a BR disc gives them much more freedom. Personally If xbox had BR both would be exactly equal in graphics and then we can end this stupid ‘console war’ you nerds are embroiled in.

Star28c
Star28c

i wonder if they compared the 360 version to the ps3 without stalling the game to the hard drive if there is a difference then

Star28c
Star28c

Well if ps3 take the lead why no ps3 reviews I don’t understand the hold back

Steliosg13au79
Steliosg13au79

PS3 4 EVER

Beano

You know the best way to do this would not be to even say which was on which console, have the video run, let people come to a decision, then a few days later say “360 was the left, PS3 the right” so it takes no bias into consideration.  Then people will have based their opinion on what is actually there to see, rather than what console it came from. Some people will be biased as long as they know which is which.  The footage on the right is better, but it’s  a harsh way to judge it, if one… Read more »

Ryan
Ryan

Or… you can play on a PC and get the best graphics and smooth 60 fps. And you will be able to mod it to no end once people start making the mods/unofficial expansions.

Fogmoz
Fogmoz

So… playing first day with it installed on my brother’s 360, and I was extremely disappointed with the graphics.  Luckily there seems to be an error with it using lower resolutions when not taking advantage of the 360’s cache memory, so i’ll uninstall it tomorrow and try some more.  Judging from these pictures, the PS3 definitely wins, especially with the second comparison (though i’m inclined to think that was taken from an installed copy…). Overall they both look perfectly playable, and this PS3 vs. 360 debate becomes laughable when fanboys get involved, as the pc version “wins” every time –… Read more »

Allen Heffley

Are you guys even talking about the same video? Did you not look at it? Did you go running away screaming – na na na..I can’t hear you or see you… PS3 wins in every department. 360 – Has only come down $100 since 2005 PS3 – Has come down $350 since 2006 360 – No wifi for 5+ years (pay $100 more for an ugly adapter) PS3 – wifi built in since launch (just like Wii) 360 – No browser even though this is M$ hello bing, internet explorer PS3 & Wii – Has a browser 360 – No… Read more »

Mj
Mj

Everybody saying the PS3 is “definitely superior” are idiots. You can’t compare a game experiencing an OBVIOUS texture bug with one that is running correctly. That’s not a scientific, apples to apples comparison. Wait until a patch fixes the X360 texture issue. Bethesda already responded to this saying that the X360 bug is most likely due to a bootleg copy of the game and/or a dev console being used to test it. I’m quite sure we’ll see a fix to this problem and then a real 1:1 comparison can be made. BTW, I’m a PC gamer…so I couldn’t give a… Read more »

Ji-yeon
Ji-yeon

Try comparing them when the XBOX version isn’t having texture problems. Until then, enough with the fanboyism.

Yentty
Yentty

i would say the PS3 looks better but are both games on the same brightness? Also with the thatched window (Or whatever it is) the Xbox version looks like its closer to the window than the PS3 versial as you can see more of the surounding. But to be fair it doesnt look THAT far off or very noticable while your playing 🙂

Dan
Dan

The only reason the Xbox version has a SLIGHTLY higher score is because it’s had way more reviews 56 instead of ps3’s 36 so basically it’s just down to the reviewers disposition to the game. Although I’m not a fanboy I have to say the ps3 graphics win hands down on this one.

sirsimon
sirsimon

Firstly, the xbox 360 version has had higher reviews 96 rather than 93 and secondly the graphics look great on both consoles. It pisses me off when people rate games via their graphics. While PS3 certainly looks better, does it have a better performance? Doubtful

Tom2k123
Tom2k123

PPs3 wins so don’t even bother with your snide comments xbox fanboys

Anonymous
Anonymous

Before I even glanced at the logo, I said the column of pics to the right… happens to be PS3

Gunitt96
Gunitt96

Nobody can argue that the Xbox has better graphics with this, the PS3 is far superior.

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