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PS3, 360 HD video comparisons, tech notes for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • March 10, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. PST
PS3, 360 HD video comparisons, tech notes for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 In another side-by-side comparison showing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, EuroGamer took the time to record 720p HD footage of both versions, complete with slow motion, to let viewers take a really careful look at the action on both platforms.

There have been a few other comparisons like this in the past, but EuroGamer's video take is a bit different, and most similar to real world scenarios.

There's a fair bit of tech talk included in this write up, covering things like "low-res alpha buffer," "framebuffer mid-refresh screen-tears," and the like, but if you're into the more technical side of things, it's interesting. Here's a grab from the page.

Looking at the frame-rate tests, both versions seem to be matched for the most part. In regular gameplay, with just two characters on-screen that key 60FPS experience is largely maintained. It only appears to drop in more strenuous situations - such as in the performance of Hyper or team Hyper moves, in which case the effect on the PS3 is greater.

Throw a total of four characters into the mix, however, whilst tag-teaming, and we see more distinct results: the PS3 game starts to drops frames more noticeably than the 360 version. These dips last mere seconds, and are far from being very impactful on the way the game plays as typically the player is setting back and watching the fireworks. However, team attacks do segue directly into action and it is conceivable that expert players will feel the difference.

Comments

BlankaBeast said on March 10, 2011 at 3:14 p.m.

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#1
J said on March 10, 2011 at 3:16 p.m.

UNLEASH THE FANBOYS.

#2
Oroku_Saki said on March 10, 2011 at 3:21 p.m.

I've got it for both consoles, and on the PS3, it's like I get a delay when playing. The X360 seems a tad bit faster in my opinion.
Still love them both.

#3
Weaponx said on March 10, 2011 at 3:26 p.m.

Its Badass for both systems, who gives a flying F*#K! which framebuffer flips fresher and screen tear with low res alpha buffer.. Not a picky person when it comes to this stuff. Xbox 360 and PS3 version are both smooth in my opinion.

#4
mavfan619 said on March 10, 2011 at 3:27 p.m.

In before people who are not payed by either of these corporations has arguments over which is better.

#5
terror said on March 10, 2011 at 3:28 p.m.

let the fanboy wars begin!

#6
zUkUu said on March 10, 2011 at 3:31 p.m.

1-6 comments with "fanboys come" or "it doesnt matter". shows that u missjudged the community! : D

I'll toss in another unreleated opinion aswell: "it suxx on both systems kk" :3

#7
Sturmgeist13 said on March 10, 2011 at 3:31 p.m.

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#8
Catalyst said on March 10, 2011 at 3:33 p.m.

I realize some of you <3 PC, but that has nothing to do with this story. Let's stay on topic here. Please try to contribute something to the conversation instead of making random comments.

#9
Weaponx said on March 10, 2011 at 3:34 p.m.

@ Catalyst right on.

#10
Struggs said on March 10, 2011 at 3:37 p.m.

Sounds like the frame rate differences are noticeable but not that big of a deal. 360 performs better and it's the system of choice for people very picky about frame rates. For everyone who doesn't care, either version will work. Videos real nice too, you can really see the lack of difference between the two ports.

#11
juanrock said on March 10, 2011 at 3:42 p.m.

i could care less, the difference is so minimal that even pro players that notice them wont care, thay will notice tem yeah but if they are really pros they won affect their gameplay.

#12
KizaruOfLight said on March 10, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.

Pointless.

#13
Struggs said on March 10, 2011 at 3:48 p.m.

Even if the difference is small... it's good to know this cause there are always fanboys and other people complaining at tournaments and other places and now you can point them to this article and be done with it.

#14
Gameplan said on March 10, 2011 at 3:51 p.m.

So the reports that the PS3 version lags more during gameplay are true. Interesting.

#15
terror said on March 10, 2011 at 3:51 p.m.

is there input delay like their was in super? i just browsed through the article and i didn't see anything like that.

#16
Sturmgeist13 said on March 10, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.

Alot of people at Winter Brawl said that there was a slight difference enough to throw them off cause it was on the PS3 version but that might be excuses idk.

#17
ChunLi said on March 10, 2011 at 4:02 p.m.

If it only slows a "bit" during the flashy parts that the player cannot do anything regardless, then it's not that big of an issue at all, as the core gameplay is on par on both systems.

If you're good at the game, this shouldn't matter.

#18
Gameplan said on March 10, 2011 at 4:06 p.m.

@ Sturmgeist13 Yep, many people, including tournament players, were reporting "annoying" frame drops during gameplay on the PS3. At least now we now for sure.

#19
Gameplan said on March 10, 2011 at 4:08 p.m.

^ I meant "know for sure" of course. Eventhubs needs an edit option for comments lol.

#20
The_Rock said on March 10, 2011 at 4:10 p.m.

Comparisons are retarded. There's next to no playability affecting differences between both consoles.

Please stop posting this kind of rubbish.

#21
songman said on March 10, 2011 at 4:29 p.m.

this is not rubbish at all. Theres ps3 usner out there still Refuse to believe sf4 on xbox was better even though there was video to show that that the game run faster on it.

this what you pay for. xbox player, pays for online services so they get better result. ps3 players pay alot for console but Only get a blue ray with it and downgrade of server and game.

sony build an awesome console ONLY to produce poorly made games and laggy server. << thats what happen when you dont play for online service

#22
MrPFloyd said on March 10, 2011 at 4:42 p.m.

@22
LMAO i really hope this was a trolling post.
Especially about the end part where apparently sony makes a great console only to produce poor games? you know they didn't make mvc3 right? lmao.

#23
mavfan619 said on March 10, 2011 at 4:57 p.m.

#7 Huh?

#24
terror said on March 10, 2011 at 4:57 p.m.

songman is salty because uncharted 2 got game of the year

#25
crispylinks77 said on March 10, 2011 at 4:59 p.m.

@ 23

I think he meant that Sony did a great job making a console that has very great graphics. But still most of the games on there sucks, the online experience itself sucks, and the fans themselves suck.

In which case, he's totally right.

#26
mavfan619 said on March 10, 2011 at 5 p.m.

@ 22 Huh? Hahaha did you type that while drunk while also being slightly retarded? Also not to say I'm aligned either way because I could care less I play games for fun not to over analyze but most PS3 exclusives that have online play run pretty well.

#27
crispylinks77 said on March 10, 2011 at 5:01 p.m.

^ I forgot to put a smiley face at the end of my post to make it a happy post. In any case... :)

#28
mavfan619 said on March 10, 2011 at 5:06 p.m.

#26 Yeah man many award winning exclusive games and they all definitely suck. By the way TvC3 Sentinels Unite, and Super Online Ryu's 4 both suck it's all about Virtua Fighter brah.

#29
ThisIsLogo said on March 10, 2011 at 5:25 p.m.

If the XBOX360 is better than PS3 in terms of frames, why would Evolution use the PS3?

#30
Sektah84 said on March 10, 2011 at 5:28 p.m.

Let the 360 d*ck riding begin! I own both systems and prefer the ps3 for fighting games. People have a lot of free time on they hands to compare the games to that point. I feel game companies are lazy to not take there time with the ps3 since it's a more complicated system to port games over too. At the end of the day like I said I feel more comfortable on the ps3 playing fighting games than the 360(fps and NBA 2k on it though) just play on whatever system you like and that's that. At the end of the day both companies laugh cause we gave them our money.

#31
irrenmann said on March 10, 2011 at 5:31 p.m.

songman: "Theres ps3 usner out there still Refuse to believe sf4 on xbox was better even though there was video to show that that the game run faster on it.

this what you pay for. xbox player, pays for online services so they get better result. ps3 players pay alot for console but Only get a blue ray with it and downgrade of server and game."

1. The video showed no such thing.
2. You are on the same Internet. They don't put you on a special one because you paid Microsoft. They are, however, glad to take your money because you don't know any better.
3. "Server?" It's peer-to-peer. See #2.

I have trouble trusting news stories like this because so many people seem to be pushing a platform agenda. The comments tend to reinforce this impression. One wonders what they expect from comparing identical games on different systems in the first place, considering that they share a code base by and large and thus always are pulled to the lowest common denominator for performance.

#32
irrenmann said on March 10, 2011 at 5:34 p.m.

I'd also like to quote from Eurogamer's article: "However, neither version can really be considered better than the other, with these 'quirks' being seen more as graphical curiosities than anything else."

The PS3 drops more frames during certain non-interactive sections, while the Xbox 360 is not v-synced and thus suffers from screen tearing.

#33
akumous said on March 10, 2011 at 5:49 p.m.

This article is just comical and could be disingenuous...Lens of Truth already did a thorough analysis of the game weeks ago and the PS3 won hands down. Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6BCy4...

http://www.lensoftruth.com/head2head/...

The 360 had more screen tearing and inconsistent frame rate in comparison to the PS3 version. Watch the videos to your own pleasure and see for yourself.

#34
MANDINGO said on March 10, 2011 at 5:57 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#35
jdigitalseven said on March 10, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.

I feel sorry for anyone who paid $60 for this game...let alone more for another console version or SE.

#36
Sektah84 said on March 10, 2011 at 7:25 p.m.

@32 yeah of course the pc will look smoother however you have to upgrade your pc from time to time to get those results. With a game system you upgrade every 10 years to the next gen.

#37
mr_e said on March 10, 2011 at 7:32 p.m.

I have to admit...haven't read a lot of fanboy comments here. I guess they're growing up? Either way, glad no dumb fanboyism is seeping in this topic. I'll add to this; the diffrences are hardly seen or felt (unless you're a graphics snob or a frame snob). Anyone saying PC is better...I'll ask this...how did you get your hands on MvC3 for PC? How can you compare the console version to the PC version if it wasn't officially released on it? Anyway, they both look good to me.

#38
BajanBlanka said on March 10, 2011 at 7:40 p.m.

Thank god we have people like Sektah84, Irrenmann and Akumous on this site because if not we would have to always hear the 360 fanboys running rampant about how the 360 is better.

@jdigital seven, I agree with u on that. Thats why I took it back b4 I took it out the wrapper.

#39
kakattekina said on March 10, 2011 at 8:52 p.m.

the ps3 version has vsync (no screen tearing) and better average framerates except during some non-interactive THC cutscenes, in which the ps3 version starts to drop a frame for a second or two (a side-effect of vsync).

so i guess the ps3 version is better for competitive offline play. i better start practicing on that version for evo.. i gotta get a ps3 TE stick and a asus monitors too......

#40
junior139 said on March 10, 2011 at 9:02 p.m.

i have for both and i dnt wanna get into these wars juss wanna say tht i prefer the ps3 version

#41
gammabolt17 said on March 10, 2011 at 9:52 p.m.

This is the thing I don't get about this flaming the other console garbage...most "fanboys" have their system of choice or either only buys for that system of choice. That being said, how the hell do they know about the other one besides word of mouth that may or may not be biased? No matter who is wrong or right about anything, both will stick to stubborn opinion, so why debate? Never argue with fools, people from a distance can't tell who is who.

#42
JMac said on March 10, 2011 at 10:38 p.m.

@ 30 easier to switch the controllers out from what i heard.

#43
BajanBlanka said on March 10, 2011 at 11:31 p.m.

Catalyst why don't you put up the Lens of Truth's videos on this?

#44
EVOBiohazard said on March 11, 2011 at 2:07 a.m.

I haven't experienced any frame rate issues on Xbox, except when playing online, because it's unplayable... Can't imagine how bad it must be on PS3, because PS3 actually has worse online than Xbox

#45
DarkSamus said on March 11, 2011 at 2:15 a.m.

I really hope they release a PC version eventually

This game would look sick on my PC rig @ 1080p, constant 60fps, 16x anti-aliasing and Nvidia 3D vision.

Let me have it Capcom!!!!!!

#46
DarkSamus said on March 11, 2011 at 2:23 a.m.

Oh, and yes. My PC is already powerful enough to make all the above happen.

But at least it looks like all the above will happen for me soon for SSF4 so all is good :D

#47
29once said on March 11, 2011 at 2:34 a.m.

Those comparing the online services foe both consoles please, PLEASE listen for one time in your life: fighting games don't use servers to connect players but a point to point connection over the same internet, so there's no difference. Hell, even most shooters that traditionally used servers don't really use them anymore (at least on consoles). And the money you pay microsoft goes to the servers running xbox live, store content and the like. It's not like they run servers for Capcom or any other company, if a game needs a dedicated server the company has to set it up and pay for it. The only reason playing over live could be better is because there's a lot of ps3 connected wirelessly wich actually affects performance (more packet loss and security data to transfer). I'm not saying live isn't better for some things, but it has no impact on the actual connection. Just play the games... and if you play on ps3 just try to wire it to your router, that's all.

#48
The_Rock said on March 11, 2011 at 5:11 a.m.

It is rubbish, end of.

#49
shadow050 said on March 11, 2011 at 9:51 a.m.

my question is WHY does it perform better on 360, when the PS3 is supposed to be "more powerful' than the 360?

i have both systems but only have the game on PS3...

#50
songman said on March 11, 2011 at 12:45 p.m.

trust me theres more lag on ps3 than xbox.

#51
Mabans said on March 11, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.

It's ridiculous when most of the slow downs that happen on both systems are as a result of hypers and such things at that point you have no control over and affects the gameplay close to nill. If there was tearing, slowdown, etc in Mid combo I'd be complaining but it's never affected me on either one when it mattered. Only people who claim superiority of their systems are those for some reason have become married to their console and defend them like a below-average looking girlfriend. Chill out, ultimately we are both playing the same game. As for the amazing 2 frame differencein SSFIV I have yet to hear 1 pro player complain about it when most own xboxes and Majors like EVO play on PS3, so this "amazing" difference is just a way to win and argument on paper not in actuality.

Grow up and enjoy your entertainment. PS your girlfriend is busted.

#52
cvs said on March 11, 2011 at 7:57 p.m.

busted what??

#53
Loghorn said on March 11, 2011 at 8:31 p.m.

@#35: Lens of Truth is crap. Eurogamer & B3D Forums are more trustworthy than LoT or IGN in comparisons.

#54
Loghorn said on March 11, 2011 at 8:37 p.m.

Not to mention that some posters named "SEGAtron" & "TheFred128" in the comments of Lens of Truth didn't see one ounce of screen tearing on the 360 version.

#55
ContentBlock said on March 13, 2011 at 11:08 a.m.

fist will fly a this location :)

#56


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