XBOX 360 or PS3: On which side of The Force are you?

Well, some of you don’t really know that, but in the “Wargames” between Xbox and PS3, I’m on the Playstation side and always have been a Playstation fan since the launch of the PSOne a few years ago.
The funny thing about that is that some of my friends, who are Xbox 360 addicts, always take a pleasure to discredit Sony for, according to them, the poor quality of the PS3 system and a small catalogue of available games (hard to disagree with that one).

On my way to work this morning, I couldn’t stop smiling while reading an article in the newspaper, that Xbox 360 were trying to hide their lack of 1080p HD resolution by simply using PS3 visuals in their latest Final Fantasy XIII advert.

According to the Product Reviews Website; when Final Fantasy XIII launched earlier this year it was clear that the PS3 version would be superior in terms of graphics. This was obvious as the Xbox 360 version was limited to 560p due to DVD media restrictions, whilst the PS3 version was at 1080p.
This difference in quality has landed Square Enix (the company who produced Final Fantasy)  in a small turmoil in the past few days, apparently the advert they released suggested that the Xbox 360 visuals were the same as the PS3′s. However following a viewer complaint and an investigation, it was determined that the Xbox 360 advert features PS3 visuals.

Here is what the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) had to say on the matter “We considered that, because the ad promoted the game on the XBOX 360 platform, it should have featured footage derived from that console. Because it did not and because we considered that the use of PS3 footage in the advert exaggerated the quality of the footage available on the XBOX 360, albeit marginally, we concluded the advert was misleading.”

Well, as you can imagine, I had a smile on my face since this morning and feel pretty happy to be on the good side of " The Force "....


February 10, 2011 at 1:54 AM Anonymous said...



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