About 8 months ago, my Xbox 360 started having some hardware problems. Started having major pop-in across all games, framerate drops, slower loading times, more frequent freezes and crashes.
To remedy this, I decided to buy a PS3. Why? For one, I could finally escape the bullshit texture pop-in that I cannot tolerate even a little bit. Secondly, as a bonus, I would have access to all the PS3 exclusives. I got a pre-owned PS3.
So, here is the result.
I have completed Mass Effect, and I am currently playing Mass Effect 2 and The Last Of Us.
There is ever-present pop-in. Rampant. Arguably worse than what was on the Xbox 360. It started small, and is now very noticeable. It's impossible to not see. It's especially bad on TLOU, but it will soon get bad on ME2, because it is already starting to show a bit there.
So.....I see it as pointless. If I got a new system specifically to escape the hardware problems of the old system, yet the new system has the same hardware problems as the old one, then it was pretty much pointless....right?
I am considering trying to buy one that is new, rather than pre-owned (yes, they exist still.). But...I feel somewhat bad for that. Now, answer the question in the poll, if you would.