Resident Evil 5 PS3 vs Xbox 360 Comparison


The long awaited fifth installment in the Resident Evil (or Biohazard as it is known in Japan) series is now less than two months away from it’s worldwide release.

Below are a pair of screenshots comparing the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions:


The 360 version appears to have a rough, abrasive feel.


Whereas the PS3 version has a more smoothed out look.

But whither the superior graphical capability of the PS3?

Regardless of personal preference, the game should prove vital to sales on both consoles as they continue to butt heads.

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    Comment by Dom
    02:20 31/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is actually quite funny.

    The latest PS3 builds have only now caught up to XBox.

    Yes, that's what I want to hear.

    The new game for my 'more advanced' console is only now on par with an 'inferior' machine.

    I hope it's as killer as all the other games on the 360. Maybe finally, we'll push the 'avg # of games a PS3 owner owns' over one or let's try for two!

    Comment by pööpöileväapina
    03:24 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't beleave thease screenshots!!!! I just fired up RE5 to my ps3 and look that same wall (fist pic). And it's same or eeven better than xbox 360!!! Why somebody try make ps3 low detailed??!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:47 01/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    comparing 1900xt-like 360 with 7600gt-like ps3 is so boring these days.

    Comment by xbox 360 =POO
    02:20 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the xbox 360 pic was taken at differnt time 2 ps3 pic and differnt angle soo (XBOX ARE STILL CRAP PS3 BAETER!!!)

    Comment by vincento
    18:23 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh crap! Another odd comparison of 360vsPS3?

    Please guys, all inteligent people knows that all multiplatform games are optimized to Xbox360, because they program in Xbox 360 and do the port to PS3, and this cause loss of quality on PS3 versions...

    Comment by Ray
    11:05 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    actually thats not true in thise case. they started on a PC then ported it to both systems. Final Fantasy XIII was started on the PS3 then ported to the 360. So your wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:08 03/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    stfu everyone knows the cell processor of ps3 kills your little xbox fool. In terms of games only reason xbox has more cause it has a longer shelf life and it will die sooner lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 28/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I believe the difference comes from the fact that PS3 use upscaled graphics, so 480 upscaled to 720 is a bit blurrier, and on xbox 360 its usually true 720p. This however isn't always a minus, it gives the game a much more warmer feeling to it.

    Comment by Ray
    11:08 30/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wrong again. the 360 is the one that uscales. They arent able to take advantage of True HD due to the lack of the Blu Ray Technology. Once game developers start rendering games in 1080p the only system that will be able to display the true 1080p hd graphics will be the PS3. 260 still uses DVD. it cant give you True HD.

    Comment by Dom
    02:15 31/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What ?!?

    So console games are now just stream from the disk?

    Or was that youe best slap to the 360?

    Visuals are generated by the C/GPU of the console. Blu-Ray/DVD only stores the code to render.

    1080p/720p is done on the box.

    Of course, just to an the flames, PS3 devos are told to render only at 720p to optomize viewing on smaller screens. Something to do with artefacting due to non-whole number screen reduction for small TVs.

    AA helps, but not always.

    Comment by Unknown
    18:11 28/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man its just a game for god sake shit.I wonder u play the game urself or while u playing the game u should let all ppl see wow his game so damn nice graphic or whatsoever zZz come'on all those fan boys just shut the hell up.dont show u fan boy power here and there.if u r unsatisfied with all the graphic and more go and make it u self zZz

    Comment by wish_m
    21:18 05/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is different graphich specialized by RSX that's why it called 'reality synthetizer'. The lighting is matching the real sun in reality when it is phasing the object, that's why they are in different way of final output. Xbox 360 is the perfect 3d environment in ideal 3d rendering but PS3 is the realism 3d way to match the real life lighting behavior like when phasing human skin object or metal things that's why they blurr off in some parts.

    Comment by Fratslop
    10:56 09/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lets not forget that the reason were on thisn thread in the first place is because of interest in Resident Evil. It doesnt matter which system you have, play the damn game!!!

    I own both systems, However, ive preordered RE5 for the PS3.
    I wouldnt mind buying it 4 the 360, but i wont be able to play it until i get my system back from microsoft (fixing my 2nd RRoD). the only thing i did wrong was give my money to Micro$oft for a console...oops

    Ok, yes PS3 could be doing better than it is right now, but remember how ps2 was to develop for? Also judging by those standards, we should be seeing games that utilize the full potential of the ps3 by now, and were not seeing this yet.

    But, when it comes to business, money talks....
    360 has more exclusives...

    Why does a system with a 30% failure rate have more exclusives?

    Dont get me wrong, i love to blast the shit out of d-bags with a spartan laser, but, once the warranty runs out, i wont be able to do that unless i buy another console.

    would you continually give atari money for a system you knew was gonna die? SOON?

    i guess, if you want to play this game again in 5 years, buy it for the ps3, cuz chances are, unless you lucky as hell, your 360 will be dead. Thanks M$

    i dont hate the 360, just microsoft empire business domination antics. maybe those ps3 games would look better if M$ money wasnt a factor. Killzone 2 is an EXCLUSIVE. What game on 360 looks like that???

    i am not a fanboy, just a gamer, but flame if you want...

    if you really want to compare graphics sound + gameplay, lets wait for this game to be released on a system that uses hardware that was cheaply available in 2002. im sorry, i meant the wii....theres the real loser (but wow what a spiffy controller?!?!!!)

    Comment by SinSin
    22:16 08/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I got the Full Xbox Version in Torrentz( WHere i Live i can't buy the orginal games so its the only way to play) I suffers from Screen Tearing Which is a bit annoyin when you focus on it !

    Comment by Omega Red
    09:14 05/03/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What utter Rubbish. You gay fan boys keep comparing lighting and textures. There is no difference between the 2. If you own a PS3 calibrate your LCD screen.

    Comment by John
    12:31 07/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have both consoles, got demo for both, PS3 was better IMO, mostly for control reasons though. 360 aiming was lot less fluid that PS3's aiming movement .. why this is the case I have no idea ..

    Don't use these screen shots, or most other on web screen comparisons for that matter, notice how they're optimized for web(i.e. they're about ~35kb), they don't mean anything, i really think they're made just so people can do console wars on comment page, lol, I find it entertaining so I'm not complaining or anything

    Comment by Chris Day
    06:07 18/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When it comes to game boxes:

    Resident Evil: Collectors edition (Playstation 3) wins --
    while Resident Evil 5 (XBOX 360) wins out of the regular edition.

    But when it comes to the actual game... now that's another topic.

    What makes one version of a game better than another? is it contrast? Resolution? Acheivements or Trophies? maybe it's Frames per/sec or GPU speed? or is it color saturation, lighting or textures? or could it be those exclusive 'extra mode or options' developers seem to always neglect telling us that on version has?

    Well, here are some facts some of you may or may not know.

    Resident Evil 5 was originally designed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3, but it when Microsoft payed Capcom big bucks they dropped the original rig. So the RE5 you see today was developed in sync on both platforms, such as Fallout 3 or Devil May Cry 4.

    Both games where designed around a 720p format -- but only the XBOX 360 version is upscaled to 1080p.

    The Playstation 3 version utilizes a HDD installment that uploads a cache of game data to help it load faster, save better and run the game properly. While the XBOX 360 version lacks this, it uses a faster running DVD drive that can better read the data --plus XBOX 360 owners can Download the whole game onto their HDD's manually which most likely means their version will actually load and save faster than the PS3's.

    The texture differences stim from the contrast in Resolutions and the fact that the PS3 utilizes a strong AA filter system that supposedly reduces slowdown due to complications in disc read speeds. Unfortunately regarding the resolution on the XB360 --
    Because of its high-resolution (like many cross-platform games..cough* STARWARS: Force Unleashed cough*) it suffers from screen-tearing when ran
    at a downscaled 720p. Even ran at 1080p, games with this quality or graphics really demand a 120hz HDTV..well technically around 100hz. so Odds are unless you posses a higher end set you'll have to suffer a bit here.

    On the Downloadable Content front, both versions are scheduled for DLC. but odds are that Microsoft will be treated to some exclusive content due to their financial contributions as of late to them.

    Achievements/Trophies are to be the same on both platforms.

    But here's something you kiddies may not know: The XBOX 360 version is to feature both a Co-op (shared system), and system-link co-op mode. Unfortunately Playstation 3 owner will never see this feature and will be forced to play online. Sadily if you're friendless or without broadband, the only way to play this title "BASED ON CO-OP GAMEPLAY" is with a second controller and a XBOX360.

    Now my personal preference is to the GameCube Controller, and I was never a big fan of either Code Veronic X or RE4's PS2 controller. But I have to say that it's totally up to the gamer in that department. Both will feature ruble...but unfortunately CAPCOM has said that RE5 will feature little to no SIXAXIS functionality. Probably due to the lack of interest in it or it's failure to spark interest in the PS3 version of Devil May Cry 4.

    I personally believe like most multi platform games, that the PS3 version will have better textures...but you wouldn't be able to really see them with the low-res and AA. But like Fallout 3, Lost Planet, and just about every other mulitplatformer, the XBOX 360 version ill feature better lighting while the PS3 version will be washed out a bit.

    I'm not spouting XBOTS everywhere here, I'm just stating the facts. But just in case I've pre-ordered both...but I'm certain I'll be taking home the 360 version that evening.

    Comment by alan
    05:26 20/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    from this picture i see aload of shit

    try enable super white on ps3 and full rgb instead of limited.

    i have looked at my re5 and its nothing like this so get yor facts right

    Comment by MisterGamerPS3
    14:16 25/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'll admit the photo [PS3] does look worse than the actual product -- at least if the demo is a good indication of what the actual release product will look like. But I WILL admit, the XBOX 360 game does look darn good...I'm not really sure if it looks better..but definately as good.
    My only worry is about the resolution, that chris day guy IS right. CAPCOM told me in a email response that the PS3 version isnt going to support 1080i or 1080p. And when I asked Gamestop they confirmed it by saying the 360 version is the only version with splitscreen co-op and 1080p. I have a 1080p and I'm hoping to god this thing looks better than DMC4(PS3) did on my TV. Here's praying it looks as good as fallout 3(PS3) does when streched to fit my 1080p. And whats the deal with the 360 version looking asgood as the PS3 version? I though my PS3 was supposed to be better than a 360..thats why I payed, like, $300 more! And why ISNT RE5 1080p on the PS3, but IS on the 360!? and on that note, why dont the PS3 version have splitscreen or system link!? I'm paying the same amount for my PS3 version as I would for a 360 RE5!!!?

    Comment by Areku
    09:43 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup that sounds like sony.

    Comment by Byte182
    07:40 25/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is ridiculous!!!! If you are actually believing this load of crap and you own a ps3, please download the RE5 demo and select the public assembly. You will see that this picture is not reality!!! The textures are great and on my HD display looks amazing!!! This is just another attempt by xbox owners to distort the truth!!!!!

    Comment by Nick
    13:44 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's been said in numerous console wars but my feeling is that both look stunning, and I don't think there's a loser here, if there's even a clear winner. I own the 360 because there's not enough PS3 exclusives I want the system for, but the fact that it can compare the same game so well (some would say better) to a newer system with higher specs, not to mention double the price, doesn't have me running out to get a PS3 anytime soon.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    23:19 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like the PS3 one better lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with you Icy-nee-san, I prefer the colouring on the PS3 version. But as it's been stated over and over again they are 2 entirely different builds so they'll both have that overly contrasted look when it is released...shame really.

    Comment by DeGrade
    05:46 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your taste is always suspect.

    Comment by plmko
    22:54 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG this is old and this comparison is totally old. Apparently the Xbox shot is from the latest downloadable demo and the PS3 shot is an old build from a past game show.

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    Comment by Artefact

    Can you do better? Post some caps please. If not, we don't care.

    Comment by Xenn
    23:59 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, there's []

    Bigger pics, probably just as outdated, though.

    Comment by blinx01
    22:45 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    These are most likley from the demo build. It's already well published that the 360 version looks slightly better at this point but Capcom have stated both should be on-par come release.
    As for which version to get, I have both consoles so it's a toss up at the point. Although saying that the PS3 version will have that manditory HDD install that takes like 15 mins plus I prefer the 360 controller...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Any more gaming news? Want to know more about Hatsune Miku: Project Diva game for the PSP. I couldn't care less about any other games right now..... =D

    Comment by FourChan
    01:32 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a Demo people, the final work will be shown better when it's released and most likely there will be a small if minor difference between the two. Same with FFXIII and every other game that comes out, the only good graphics for depth, smoothness and everything is one the PC anyways so yeah.

    Comment by TerrawindX2
    01:21 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Delicious Armpit.

    Comment by nekoRamen
    22:04 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gaming news on sankaku?

    Comment by muteKi
    22:43 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not that surprising, surely?

    This may not be the most moe game in existence, but it's hardly the only example of recent reporting on game news...

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    Comment by Artefact
    14:44 27/01/2009 # ! Impenetrable

    There's been gaming news here since the start. You'll notice it says games in the title...

    Comment by nekoRamen
    21:23 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I know, sorry if my comment sounded negative I really mean nothing negative it, it's just the whole PS3 and 360 thing.

    I stopped going to gaming site because most of the time they talked about ps3, 360, comparison, who won, who lost, what this guy said, what that guy said, etc etc. It's a bit annoying.

    Comment by Emperor
    20:26 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Here's the thing from those two screenshots its all to do with lighting and as you can see the ps3 is more lighter while 360 has better texture. Take a look at the skies in each picture and the wall. Still thought this is just 2 identical screenshots for each console. All this hype is nothing more than fanbase war etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, looks like the RGB range is set to limited and Super-White HDMI is turned off. The difference these two settings make can be huge:

    No idea why Sony doesn't just activate them by default.

    Comment by Xenn
    20:12 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are those screens from the demo again?

    The fact that the official demo looks better on Xbox has been know for weeks now (Kotaku did a comparison over a month ago, I think). People who have seen later PS3 builds all claimed that they were virtually indistinguishable from the Xbox version.

    Comparing graphics when both versions are in different stages of development is fucking stupid and will only lead to endless console flamewars.

    That said, I've got the game pre-ordered for both systems. So if one version ends up looking worse than the other I won't have to worry ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 31/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ya ur probably right

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 26/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    From those screenshots the 360 wins ;_;. It shows more detail. Sigh.. are there any more comparison shots out there?

    Comment by brian
    08:40 03/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    u about 2 fell bust up because i have the full game on both systems and ps3 looks better than the 360 so most likely it was jus the demo

    Comment by Anthony
    06:51 06/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox 360 version is much better than ps3!

    More detailed textures! You can't say no...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:49 13/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks like anonymous retard below thinks that you're a moron because you can notice texture quality, that is probably why idiots like him probably think consoles are better than PC's because he can't tell the difference between low res and high res textures, probably doesn't even know what AA is and probably wouldn't be able to tell if vsync is on or not, for me it's him that needs his eye's testing. As for me I play Resi 5 on the PC at 1080p on my 50 inch plasma with maxed settings and keyboard and mouse controls. It's vastly superior to any console version of the game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 17/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    get your eyes checked cause you're a moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 18/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude I own a PS3 and HATE the 360 but the 360 has more details..

    Comment by SM
    23:31 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I find that multi platform games don't look that nice on the PS3. Some times it is better but if the game isn't made to run on 8 cores then its makes it may run sloppy making the 3 core 360 run a little better at times.

    Comment by jimleh
    01:02 06/02/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    the 360 has incredbible amounts of screen tearing in motion, ps3 is slightly more jagged and has less Frames Per Second but without any tearing. trust. i have both the demos. ;)

    Comment by Mon-sieur Bome
    11:42 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its the light >_<

    Comment by wallymunster
    03:35 27/01/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i agree, i was realy suprised but i think the screenshots show 360 looking a bit better

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