Perhaps you own both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and are on the fence concerning which version of Resident Evil 5 you will purchase. Capcom has already stated that both versions should be almost identical visual-wise, so it may come down to your controller preference (as it often does these days). On the other hand, if you're springing for the Collectors Edition, it may be a very simple choice…

Thanks to a reader who wanted an answer to this question, we now have a clarification. You probably already know that a special Bonus disc will be included in the RE5 Collectors Edition, and PS3 owners probably wanted to assume it would be on Blu-Ray. Xbox 360 owners didn't want to entertain the possibility, but Capcom's Christian Svensson confirmed it. As you can see in this response , PS3 fans are gonna be happy:

"Here is the answer:

On 360 – it is a bonus DVD – standard DVD resolution

On PS3 – it is a bonus Blu-Ray Disc – yes, the content is HD on this disc."

Yep, that bonus disc will display in brilliant 1080p Blu-Ray high-def for the PS3 version of Resident Evil 5 , while the 360 version's bonus DVD will be limited to the standard 480p definition. Initially, Blu-Ray wasn't a huge selling point for the PS3, but since then, HD-DVD has capsized, developers are beginning to take advantage, and extra bonuses like these are starting to surface. For the hardcore RE fans, you're going to want the PS3 version of the Collectors; plain and simple.

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5

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Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

That makes sense seeing that the ps3 is a blu ray player and the 360 is a dvd player.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

The Blu-ray advantage displayed at full force here…

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Is'nt it the same with SFIV collectors edition?

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

yes it is

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

How many comments until the Xbox fanboys start rolling in? Probably right after mine.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

They don't exist on PSXE. Their fleeting existences aren't even worth mentioning. 😉


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 2/17/2009 10:25:31 PM

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

You can sense their shame-faced selves are slowly but surely (and quietly) retreating to their respective foxholes…

Deja vu N64,D-cast,xbox1

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

Yes cant wait I'm actually looking forward to this game more than killzone 2, and i would kill my mother for killzone 2 right now, so i guess i would kill my mother and not care afterwards for R5 now

Either way i wish there was a colectors edition to Killzowns 2.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

You must be extremely young to say something like that. Therefore, you are excused.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Yeah went a bit far there, even with alcohol that would be considered a bit much.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I might kill your mom for it, but not my own 😉

King James
King James
11 years ago

WOW! Mommy Murder?!! That's not funny at all.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

That is heavy and freakish… enough of that please, no one will kill anyone here!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Holy crap, hahah.

😉

SaladFingers
SaladFingers
11 years ago

obviously a joke? jeeeze

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

A joke in poor taste, though, no?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Derr, I was just playin off his bad joke 🙁

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

Me, a few friends and others are not fully feeling the controls for RE5. Is there any more new in regards to the controls?

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

This just in…get over it. 😛

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

@Ben what about josh jr. You know the guy with the three 360 avatar.

Back on topic. I love it when devs throw us cool stuff that take advantage of a console's abilities.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

He's fine. Haven't seen anything from him that reminds me of Josh.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

@ Wizard

Hah. I've got a new one –
If Sony secured Rockstar then JoshuaAdam would've had a PS3 (because it's one of his favourite franchises).

=D

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Haha, yeah you're probably right.

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

Having the bonus disc on Blu-ray is a great plus, but had anyone been able to legitimately compare both games graphically? I say this because a trolling argument can be made that the 360 was made for video games while the PS3 was made for multi-media. Catch my drift here? Just wanted to know what everyone thought.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Once developers stop porting games to the PS3, the quality we are going to see is going to be far and above anything ever seen on the competition.

Up until now, we have only seen glimpses of it…next 3 years or so looks extremely promising.

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

docpain, I fully agree with you. But I just wish that the PS3 being the lead platform was already more common. Games like X-blade is graphically inferior on the PS3 version. But games like Street Fighter IV are practically the same on both consoles. With SFIV mentioned, you'd hope they would make sure both versions of RE5 at least identical. I saw a screen comparison shot of both versions posted at vgchartz dot com. The PS3 version had slightly toned down textures while some users claimed that having both demos, both versions looked identical. After seeing games such as Uncharted , Heavenly Sword, Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, and MGS4, I have no doubt that the PS3 is the more graphical machine. I just which more 3rd party developers would step up to the plate to deliver. It would help set anti-PS3 propaganda aside.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Don't put too much stock in those comparison shots, they are typically different because they have been tampered with or aren't being displayed properly in the captures due to a number of things.

Itdoesntmatter
Itdoesntmatter
11 years ago

Yeah unfortunately when you port something, it can only look identical AT BEST (if the port to PS3 goes smoothly)…if they face technical issues, glitches come about and they have to modify stuff…the end result becomes a somewhat watered down PS3 version…

This porting system caused the blu-ray to be mostly ignored by the developers (until recently) because the game is optimized for the 360 and the 8gb (or so) would just be mirrored on the blu-ray (40GB of space down the drain). I blame the 360 for Rockstar making GTA4 not as good as it should have been.

That causes all multi-platforms to be equal or better on Bill Gate's machine…plenty of uninformed people took that and ran away with it thinking the PS3 is insanely inferior…Those people will have a hard time accepting what's about to happen the next 3 years.


Last edited by Itdoesntmatter on 2/17/2009 11:42:57 PM

King James
King James
11 years ago

The PS3 has (statistically) better (in quality) and more (in shear numbers) games last year…OVERALL!!!

I think Ben did the math for the PS3 haters a couple of months back…but if u count the games and there cumulative scores and average them…PS3 games are like .8-1.3 better.

Just look at the PS3 exclusives released in the past year, and then compare it to the XBox exclusives for the past year. U will find (surprising to some) MORE quality games on the Playstation's side.

Guess 15 years of gaming experience tops Xbox's 8 years after all. Who knew?

@Docpain
I blame the box for GTA4's limitations as well.


Last edited by King James on 2/18/2009 12:56:40 AM

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

@ King James

Well it was Sony's fault that they let Rockstar slip away from them. Plus Sony coming into this generation a year late basically forced them to develop GTA on the 360 first. Imagine how many consoles Sony would have sold if they bought Rockstar?

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
11 years ago

I saw a youtube clip comparing the two side by side. They looked so similar that I could barely tell a difference. And even when I could tell a difference, it was basically just different lighting. It WAS youtube though so take it with a grain of salt.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

In the next three years?

It already started last year with MGS4 and continues this year with K2, Uncharted 2, and Heavy Rain and maybe GOWIII and GT 5.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

@ Wizard

Hah. I've got a new one –
If Sony secured Rockstar then JoshuaAdam would've had a PS3 (because it's one of his favourite franchises).

=D

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
11 years ago

Haha Bank…I saw that post earlier, did you reply in the wrong spot on accident?

But yeah, you're probably right buddy.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yep, can't delete =(

Jizmack
Jizmack
11 years ago

Something tells me RE5 isn't going to be as good as I once thought. I'm gonna wait awhile on this one.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I can't understand anyone who says Blu Ray isn't that much better, its so crystal clear it brings a tear to this Ninja's eye :`)

King James
King James
11 years ago

U don't understand World b/c you're not a hater.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

@WorldEndsWithMe,

Who has it in for you?

What's with all the thumbs down on your posts?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Umm, I won't name names.

lionfire
lionfire
11 years ago

im glad capcom is at least dropping something nice on the ps3 for once this gen….im looking at you monster hunter 3, you failed dream.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Funny thing with Monster Hunter 3 Tri, Capcom developed a PS3 like controller for the Wii. If they were not going to use Wii waggle and wiggle, why put it on that system at all and not on the PS3?

Tenchu 4 is another game that should've been on the PS3.

As for Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom, I want a PS2 port so I can import it. I really don't want to import a Wii just for one game. I'll have to import more to justify the purchase.

It's bad enough I'm thinking about importing a 360 arcade for all those shmups not making it to the PS3 (or the PS2) these days.

The whole Japanese gaming world has gone topsy turvy I tell you!

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I have invited my critical xbot buddies over for DVD to BD comparisons, since they mostly trash BD without having actually seen DVD upscaling-BD comparisons, due to their Xbot natures.

Play DVD in standalone player
Play same DVD in PS3
Play BD version of same movie in PS3

I used Harry Potter 5 as the showcase, as It is the only movie I (my wife, honest) own in both formats.

33% of my Xbot buddies(4 of 12) have purchased PS3s after this comparison. Displays of GT5p, Heavenly Sword, and Uncharted helped, of course.

The rest admitted seeing something nice, but fell back on the old blissfully ignorant xbot mantras of "no games" and "shitty ports" to defend their anti-ps3, and thus, anti-BD viewpoints. The fact that a couple of them actually did go out and instead buy BD players for about the same price as a PS3, blows my mind. Normal, rational people go bugshit nutty when it comes to their little pockets of fanboisims.

I think Sony owes me some money (or do I owe them more? are PS3s breaking profit yet?) for my avon/tupperware/sextoy party approach to turning my xbots into true next gen gamers.

King James
King James
11 years ago

And keep in mind that your friends that spend the same amount of $$$ on their BD-Players, that they could've spent on a PS3…bought an INFERIOR BD-player when compared to the PS3.

LOL!! FOOLISH PRIDERS.

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

33%? thats really good. If you think about it, the rate that you convinced your friends is the same rate that 360s die. 1 out of 3. so thats pretty stadard in my eyes.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Question and it might be stupid, is it just the special edition extra disc that is blue ray HD or is the video game it's self done in blue ray as well? and if you preordered just the game does it come in blueray high def ? Sorry if this is a stupid question just a little confused on this article is all.

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

i can see by your avatar taht you dont know a bunch about ps3s. everygame on the ps3 is on Blu Ray and has some sort of suppported HD output.

King James
King James
11 years ago

that wasn't her question, bro.

somethingrandom
somethingrandom
11 years ago

Well you can't assume that all 360 owners have a Blu-ray player. So it makes complete sense.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Every PS3 game is on blu-ray, But they are not always at 1080.

It doesnt seem like that big of a deal to me. Dont get me wrong, I love BDs, but It's just a bonus disc. I usually dont even bother watching those.