XBox 360 Games looking better than Playstation 3's

Gamespot recently did a comparison between the Playstation 3 and XBox 360 versions of the same game titles, however, and unfortunately, but expected, the XBox 360’s games look better than the Playstation 3 versions. This difference is more noticeable in the games’ textures and in scenes that use HDR lighting.

XBox 360 screenshot:

Playstation 3 screenshot:

The Xbox 360 had better graphics in almost all the games we examined. The 360’s biggest victories were in Madden 07 and Fight Night Round 3, where the differences in texture detail and lighting stood out in our comparison shots. We couldn’t capture this in the screenshots, but the Xbox 360 games generally offered better framerates too.

We’re going to give the PS3 the benefit of the doubt in this initial round since developers might need more time to figure out how to maximize performance from the Cell and the RSX. If you look at the Xbox 360’s first Madden game, Madden 06, you’ll notice that it doesn’t offer very realistic stadium shadows, either. The trouble with buying a console at launch is that you often have to wait for the second or third generation of games for the system to fulfill its potential. The PS3 didn’t beat the 360 in this first comparison, but the games do look fine for first-generation titles. The real graphics battle will likely come next year.

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