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“Which version will escape the island alive?

System Breakdown Xbox 360 Stats PlayStation 3 Stats
Resolutions: Up to 1080p Up to 720p
# of Discs: single single
HD Install: Optional (Recommended) Mandatory (6.5 GB)
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Welcome back for another exciting Head2Head!  Today we will be putting Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 under the knife to see which version is this weeks Head2Head winner. While the game continues to get awesome reviews, the question still remains, which version is the superior one? Come join us as we try to escape the pirate infested island and explore any differences we may find along the way. Also, we’ve decide to give you  a sneak peak on the performance while we work hard on the full in-depth analysis, make sure to check back soon.

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Performance: This time around the performance struggles on both platforms, both version have fluctuating frame rates and constant screen tearing, Are preliminary findings look rather grim on both platforms, but the real question here is how would the Wii U hold up if Ubisoft did a complete port and utilized the Wii U’s GPGPU architecture?  Below or the average frame rates and screen tearing percentages. Make sure to check back soon for our full in-depth analysis.

Xbox 360 Frame Analysis PlayStation 3 Frame Analysis
Clip 1 info:
Length of clip: 11644 frames
Average FPS of clip: 23.37
Percent of torn frames: 18.87
Clip 1 info:
Length of clip: 11644 frames
Average FPS of clip: 23.26
Percent of torn frames: 19.37
Clip 2 info:
Length of clip: 6518 frames
Average FPS of clip: 24.30
Percent of torn frames: 9.28
Clip 2 info:
Length of clip: 6518 frames
Average FPS of clip: 21.36
Percent of torn frames: 8.61
Global percent of torn frames: 23.09
Global average FPS: 23.82
Global percent of torn frames: 22.24
Global average FPS: 22.62


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Loading: We now come to our final category; the load times. First off, remember folks we never factor installs into our verdicts but a 6.5 GB mandatory install is rather hefty this stage of the game.  And while the newer PlayStation 3 come equipped with much larger hard drives, our retro 60 GB has finally hit its full capacity and required us to delete some demos and installs of previous game. Below our the average load times we captured during our capture session.

PlayStation 3 Load Times Xbox 360 Load Times
Sample 1: 17 Seconds Sample 1: 22 Seconds
Sample 2: 16 Seconds Sample 2: 20 Seconds
Sample 3: 20 Seconds Sample 3: 19 Seconds
Sample 4: 18 Seconds Sample 4: 19 Seconds
Sample 5: 15 Seconds Sample 5: 17 Seconds
Sample Average: 13.2 Seconds Sample Average: 17.4 Seconds


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*To ensure color accuracy from the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U output, the PlayStation 3 has RGB Full Range set to "Full" and Super White "On", and the Xbox 360 has Reference Level set to "Expanded" and HDMI Color Space set to "RGB". Our capture card we have captured segments from the AVS HD 709 . Blu-ray, HD DVD, & MP4 Calibration suite.

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