Zone of the Enders HD Collection PS3 vs. Xbox 360 - Gematsu
Zone of the Enders HD Collection PS3 vs. Xbox 360
posted on 10.28.12 at 06:15 PM EST by (@salromano)
PlayStation 3 version lacks motion blur, has less frames per second.

The Xbox 360 version of Zone of the Enders HD Collection has the upper-hand on the PlayStation 3 version, according to games comparison blog Game wa Kimama ni.

In regards to animated cutscenes, there is little to no difference between both versions.

With motion blur, however, the PlayStation 3 version features little to none.

Compared to the Xbox 360 version, the PlayStation 3 version is a little whitish.

In terms of cutscene frame rate, the Xbox 360 version has an average rate of 54.429fps, and a min-max of 28.5-60fps with 0% tear. The PlayStation 3 version has an average of 48.527fps with a min-max of 22-60fps with 0% tear.

As for play scene frame rate, the Xbox 360 version has an average of 39.983fps with a min-max of 23-60fps and 0% tear. The PlayStation 3 version has an average of 32.218fps with a min-max of 20-60fps and 0% tear.

According to the blog, the results for the Xbox 360 version are good, but no matter how you look at it, you can’t say it’s a 60fps game. It’s very noticeable that it is about the same frame rate as the original PS2 version. That said, it appears that it was more advantageous to equip Xbox 360 with eDRAM similar to that of PS2.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection hits North America on Tuesday, October 30.

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  • Bloodios

    An option to lock the frame rate at 30fps and drop the V-sync. At least give us that, Konami…
    Geez, all of Konami’s future HD-remastered projects should just be handed over to Bluepoint Games…

    • LordKaiser

      If the V-sync is dropped it will cause tearing…

      • Bloodios

        That’s bad because…

        Seriously, between screen-tearing and a juddering mess, I would choose screen-tear, but of course, that’s just me. That’s why I wanted it as an option.

  • wow, this is fairly BS. Regardless of eDRAM, you’re telling me these companies cant get PS2 games to run at 60 FPS? It’s not that either are incapable, it’s just trying to do the least amount of work possible to get a passable product. Look at the Silent Hill HD collection.

    • Bloodios

      Mind boggling, really. They can’t even get a game that originally runs at 60fps on the PS2 to performs the same way on HD consoles…

    • DrForbidden

      Agreed. They’re not really PS2 games, though. They’re in HD, which requires more processing power.

  • z_merquise

    I read that in another forum and most of them won’t end up buying this just because the game wasn’t in a consistent 60fps framerate.

    Me, 30fps or 60fps, as long as it’s playable and not exactly a huge freakin’ mess, I’m totally fine. Heck, I’m playing Bayonetta in my PS3 recently and I still enjoy it even with the inconsistent framerate. 

    And besides, I really wanted to play ZOE in HD for a long time and this collection is my perfect chance. And it got a Metal Gear Rising demo.

    • Bloodios

      It isn’t bad as long that the game runs consistently at a fixed frame rate but when it constantly jumps back and forth between 30fps and 60fps, the juddery can make one (or in this case, me) feels quite nauseous. I could cope with it if they would at least patch in an option to lock the frame rate at 30fps and drop V-sync to maintains it.

    • Buying this just for MGR demo.

      • Bloodios

        That’s about the only point of value it actually has…

        • DrForbidden

          No, the ‘point of value’, as you put it, lies in this collection having both ZOE games in HD, despite the performance issues. Anubis is a fantastic game. I’ve never played the first game, but I understand it was well-received. The performance issues may create problems for some players, but the core gameplay of the games is still intact, so I’m afraid it has a lot more going for it than simply a MGS demo.

          I totally understand your frustration and disappointment, though. I feel the same way, but let’s look at the release objectively. This is probably the best we’ll ever get these two games looking, and short the possibility of being unable to play it due to motion sickness or other issues, are the other things about it that terrible?

          • Bloodios

            Well, if one has already owned both of the original versions, this release doesn’t have anything special going for it, aside from the HD visual and MGR early access to the demo. For the former, it is drastically overwhelmed by horrific performance issue, and latter is something that if you’re patient enough, you’ll get it eventually. Although, I do understand that others, who never had the chance to enjoy these two games, would find it wanting. It’s just that I was too frustrated to even consider.

      • Raiyu

        why buy it when the demo will be put on PSN at a later date?

        •  That my friend, we don’t really know. It could be an early access for ZOE buyers only :p

          • AuroraXIII

            The demo was confirmed to come to PSN.

            • KingOptimusOrigins111

              Find me a link to that I can’t find it myself.

  • rockman29

    Colours are always more saturated (sometimes at the loss of detail) on the Xbox. This is common and has a lot more to do with the ATI chip than anything else.

    Motion blur looks a little exaggerated in that pic for 360. 

    Framerate differences are a biggy though.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    PS3 Wins!!!!

    • DrForbidden

      How so? With lower FPS than the X360 even in cutscenes, the only thing the PS3 has going for it is the motion blur issue.

    • AuroraXIII

      Umm… no. The X360 version has a much better frame rate.

  • EspadaKiller

    lol that eDRAM is just a excuse for these developers, they can’t even get a remastered PS2 original game to run 60fps on the PS3 and Xbox 360? C’mon Konami, you can do better than that.

    • Bloodios

      Worse yet, it actually manages to drop well below 30fps on the PS3. That’s quite a new low for an HD-remastered game…

  • LordKaiser

    The problem is the mediocre High Voltage Software company who lack the requiered skills. Ah well I guess I’ll get the PS2 versions and play them on PCSX2. 

    • TheBouncer

       In all honesty THIS is the better version……Zone of the Enders on PCSX2 running at 6x native quality…..both of those above are a joke to this :P

  • paulo campos

    the dude is probably using an old shit ass 60 gig fat PS3, because the XBOX360 and the PS3 dont differ much in graphics, althrough the ps3 has better graphics it’s almost not noticeble

    • Bloodios

       Wait… are you saying depends on which PS3 model one uses, there might be a different result. Seriously!?

      • paulo campos

        yes there is, about the same as if you’re using the first xbox 360 realised and the lastest model, or a 8 gig HDD one (dont know who is the idiot that would buy such a HDD) or a 80 gig one

  • PrinceHeir

    why would they not hire Blue Point Games to remaster this??

    then again heard they were busy porting Playstation All Stars Battle for Vita.

    only Blue Point Games and Sega are gods in HD remasters.

    everything else so far pales comparison to them.

    already pre order my ZOE HD Collection LE for PS3 just so i can finally play this.

    it’s just a shame the port seems half ass despite KojiPro monitoring it :

    i also read that the DMC HD Collection having some sound problems(SD TV’s) and it was not ported by capcom but someone else

    • Bloodios

      How he managed to not realize the difference in performance between this and the PS2 version is beyond me:

      • PrinceHeir

        so PS2 is more faster O_____O

        • Belenger

          By alot, even recording on crappy cellphone 30fps camera with games side by side hooked to a receiver and doing a miserable stress test, opening/closing menu and moving camera TOP, DOWN, TOP DOWN is significantly slower on ps3, on a stage where there’s nothing in it, absolutely nothing asides jehuty.

 <- PS2

 <- PS3

          • PrinceHeir

            NOOOOO T___T

            • Belenger

              Sorry I really wish the game didnt slowdown that much, started both games on hard died about 4 times reaching at the same spot on PS2 contrary to almost unscathed on PS3, game just slowdowns enough to be noticeable regardless of your recording equipment inputs still work, so you get quite a huge advantage over actions.
              I dont even want to unlock Zoradius.

              • PrinceHeir

                they should have hired Blue Point Games :(

                then again, i heard they were busy with porting Playstation All Stars Battle Royal for PS Vita.

                SIGGGGGH :(

                • Belenger

                   I dont think they even approached Bluepoint, if you consider they went with Hijinx studios for Silent Hill HD, and this unknown HD porter for ZOE which was supposed to be baby project from Kojima,

                  Most likely Konami was paying in peanuts and bluepoint already made a name for themselves by doing GREAT HD ports, so their price would be well.. above peanuts.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    they could have other options like Sega for freaks sake.

                    their HD remasters are amazing, even the option to play the original resolution.

                    how freaking awesome is that??

                    shame Konami is too keen on the MGS series instead of expanding their franchise not just MGS.

                    disappointed to you konami :(

  • I hope the Vita version will be better. Btw haven’t heard any news for a while.

  • I’m not a fan of these comparison things. I always ask myself the same questions.

    Were both games tested the exact same way? What software was used to benchmark the games? Everything has to be the same to compare both games fairly.

    Were both games being tested at 1080p? Was the FPS different with the game running at 720p? Other things to consider start with possible installs improving the performance, all the way down to both systems running via an HDMI connection.

    Even if a few things are different, that could result in a 2-5 fps dip/difference. Which is really not that big of a deal… but, if you are going to do an all out comparison, you have to cover all the bases, you have to do it right.

    I suppose I’m just a stickler for the details on these things, I remember a few websites used to do side by side comparison videos of PS3/360 games. Some still do, but it was really popular back in like 2008-2009.

    Lots of the people making these videos could not record PS3 footage via HDMI. I never considered the videos fair because of that fact.

    I’m still kinda concerned about this game, (like many of you have already mentioned) High Voltage does not have the best track record. I’m still curious about the vocal tracks on the disc. I would prefer to play ZoE again with the JP voice track. The Dub has aged very poorly in my opinion… I decided to wait things out and see if they include more than just the Dub on our version of the game.

    When someone does pick it up, feel free to give me those details. I appreciate it! ^^

  • Kazziyan

    I’m getting it free, so I shall not complain..!

  • new_tradition

    I only own a PS3, so not much of a dilemma on choosing a version for me to play, lol

  • The comparison is a fake.
    1) The game hasn’t even been released
    2) The guy’s videos are not  legit
    3) if you  want the real thing watch ign comparison
    4) If you think this is real think again till you see it from ign review or when you purchase the game
    5) If you  actually played the first game on ps2 or seen it’s review,You can tell it’s the ps2 version
    6)These pictures where taken out of the animated opening trailer and edited a bit to make it different 
    Gematsu don’t post these fake things. I love you article’s but not when you put fake stuff up. 

    • Bloodios

      The Japanese version was released on October 25, and the guy who did the comparison runs a Japanese comparison site. The link to the site is provided in the article. Don’t find that convincing? You’re welcome to waste your money and find out the hard way.

      Oh, and IGN…

    • AuroraXIII

      Did you not notice the Japanese text in the footage?

      • dude i know the guy who uploaded the video. He also did one with final fantasy XIII before it even came out in Japanese. The game comes out in 3 days in my country. Pre ordered the i will see that and I will see the review and play it on my ps3 to see who’s right
        If you see the ign video,even though it’s the ps2 to ps3 comparison you will see the difference. 
        When you watch the video put it in 1080p and you will see it clearly!

        • Bloodios

          I absolutely am looking forward to this. As a matter of fact, I bet many will be looking forward to see how your experience of playing this HD collection is going to unfold. Be absolutely sure to tell us in details.

          By the way, regarding Final Fantasy XIII, I don’t recall the guy uploading any video before the game comes out. There was an analysis of the trailer though…

    • DrForbidden

      Just some friendly, no-offense-intended advice: You should really do some basic research before posting comments to call articles fake. In the time taken to type out the stuff you did, Google would have told you some important information. Thank you, that’s all.

  • TheBouncer

    It’s sad how this gen of gaming has to rely on the legends of the great Playstation 2 to milk in extra money, make a Zone of the Enders 3 FOR these consoles so you wouldn’t have these framerate issues.

    • DrForbidden

      While I agree with your thoughts on the re-releasing, I would like to point out that many made-for PS3 and Xbox360 games still have framerate issues.

  • paperclichepixel

    One of the many problems this gen, that let’s me know that people’s agenda’s are not gaming.

  • why do people compare ps2 hd collections. It’s just stupid.

    • DrForbidden

      To see which platform it runs smoother on?

  • I guess no one ever played or seen the original game

  • MrKappa

    The PS3 version is an inferior port in comparison to the 360? Could of fooled me. Actually I’m joking.
    No matter the game the PS3 version always suffers because the PS3 is just too hard and too bothersome to work on.

  • Kage

    Die-hard ZoE fan here.

    Just completed ZoE (Anubis) HD collection from Japan that I imported (PS3).

    It’s bad, so bad.

    I completed original on PS2 about 15 times all together and it’s one of my favourite games on PS2 so I can notice every single difference.

    PS2 version runs better, I have ZERO doubts.

    During Battleship fight part and while firing Vector Canon the game drops to fricking slideshow.

    From the video I can see Xbox is slightly better…but still a PS2 port that CAN’T mantain 60FPS or at least something similar on current gen consoles is beyond atrocious.

    It’s not Silent Hill HD levels of bad but it’s still a joke, not HD collection.

    However Metal Gear Rising demo is a blast,.

    • The Black Rabbit


    • squirrelmecha

       It’s  not that bad

  • Freesun4

    ZOE2 was pretty good despite being a little repetitive. Something that bothered me was Ringo’s voice actor who sounded very casual in several scenes. Even when talking about a person he cared (who is also dead) his dialogue was calm.

  • xMCXx

    Fuck this.

  • RedWolfe

    I was gonna pick this up at launch but…with all this going on, probably going to cancel my reservation and put the money towards Halo and pick it up later down the road.

    No biggie, though. I generally have been trying to pick up the HD collections at no more than $20 (you’d be surprised at how fast their prices drop) and with black friday and holiday deals coming up, it should be relatively easy.

  • honestly, who gives a shit. Just get it for whatever console you have or whatever one you want. I got it for ps3 instead of xbox just for the fact it was originally ps2 and I wanted to keep it on similar systems