I have never, aside from some friendly SSB, played a fighting game competitively. I do own SF4, BlazBlue CT, and a couple of XBLA games on my 360, which I never ended up playing because of the D-pad. I am planning on purchasing a PS3 in the coming months and have a few questions about fighters that I really just cannot find a good answer for.
I know that SSF4 is played in EVO Tournaments on the PS3. I believe that this is just because EVO is sponsored by Sony. I remember reading that SF4 looks better on the 360 and runs about 1 FPS faster during some sequences. I am not sure how BlazBlue CS holds up on each system, but my guess is that there is not much of a difference.
I do not own a FightStick but plan on buying one (possibly the SSF4 TE) once I figure out which system has a more competitive audience online and would pay off practicing on in the long run. Since I do not yet own SSF4 or BlazBlue CS, the system I end up choosing does not really matter. Also, let it be known that I am aware of the fact that PS3 D-pads are superior to the 360’s D-pad, but again, this matters not since I am planning on buying a FightStick anyway.
The main games that I would be playing are SSF4, BBCS, and MvC3. I may also spend some time on Tekken 6, VF5, SC4, or XBL/PSN downloadable games like SSF2THDR or MvC2, but my final decision will revolve around the knowledge I gain from SSF4, BBCS and the unknown as of yet MvC3.
Also, I am looking for advice from someone that knows what he/she is talking about. No fanboyism will be tolerated here since I am, for the most part, a completely neutral gamer when it comes to consoles.
If you guys can assist me in choosing which console, as I will have access to both, would be wise to invest 200+ dollars into (FightStick and games), I will be reassured of how great the community is in helping a ‘n00b’ like me choose the favorable console. Again, trolling, fanboyism, and flaming will be frowned upon.
tl;dr version! —> go away