Originally Posted by Annelies
Consoles have services running in the background just like PCs do, ...
You might as well have gotten a PC.
Like i said, i have a PC. A proper gaming one due to Batman running like crap on an older setup.
On the services, the ones running on the PS3 cannot be compared to what is running on Win 7 with peoples crap installed. If you have 4GB you will notice barely 1GB is available (not to mention swap file space being used). Now install other tools and the performance drop as well. Also, the OS for the console is built for the hw, or at least they try to. With Win 7 and 8 it need to cater for a variaty of potential hw hybrids.
Games without a hitch - im talking about lower to mid range PCs. For example GT540 etc. If you played Bats Arkam on that for example you need to drop the resolution to lowest. Sure it doesnt look that bad but you cannot experience DX11 with tesselation etc in that price class to its full potential. Plus, if you run it on a mid range laptop it stutters like hell. Thats actually that spawned me to buy the upgrade with twin GTX680s. With a console you just pop it in and play, no need to worry about freeing resources, mess around with settings until its playable.
And lastly, my point is that for the absolute limited memory and hardware on the PS3 it still produced decent games, else you wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Even the latest MGS (even though i hate the title and think Raidens voice sounds like a 70s Z class action wannabe) looks quite good on the older hw (unless they cheated and used PC vids like they did with GTA).