Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 video comparison -- PS3 vs. Xbox 360

A side-by-side comparison of Modern Warfare 2 in action

Earlier in the month, German gaming website Cynamite released a bunch of screen shots comparing the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to the Xbox 360 version. (If you haven't already, check out the gallery here). The screen shots pretty much looked identical to each other.

Well, they say a picture paints a thousand words... but a video paints a million more! Using a Black-magic Decklink HD Extreme 2 capture card, we recorded scenes from the first two missions in the game -- on both consoles -- and then placed them side-by-side in Premiere. (Note: for the intro sequences we have merged the screen together, with one console on either side. For in-game footage, we had to split the screen into two separate portions, as the two halves obviously wouldn't match.)

The verdict? The Xbox 360 looks marginally better. The PS3 might have more grunt, but the Xbox still has the edge when it comes to multi-format titles, it would seem. The side-by-side comparison also reveals that the PS3 version takes longer to load each mission. So much for Blu-ray being faster.

Interestingly, we also noticed a few superfluous differences between each version of the game -- for example, in the Afghanistan mission (Act 1, Mission 2) three GIs dash past General Shepherd in the PS3 version, compared to only two soldiers in the Xbox 360 version. Curious.

Click on the video to see the side-by-side comparison for yourself. You can also check out our 5-star review of the game here.

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