I'm likely to start on the PS3.. I'm unsure whether the PS3 XIII code will work on PC XIV for the "secret in-game item," though this isn't a big deal.. I think it's smart to see how the PC side is performing before investing in a new computer*. I'll also like having both platforms usable, if I just feel like using one over the other for some reason.
*From what I can see, the best CPU is the i7 980X, and the best GPU is nVidia's 480. If these are the two most influential parts of XIV performance, $1,500 isn't so bad in my opinion.
The real point of interest for me recently, with all the 3D news, is selecting a TV. Whether I'm on PS3 or PC, I'll be using a widescreen HDTV.. But the 3D mess has made this choice more complicated.. However, I may have found my answer, albeit it may be the only answer if I want to have 3D functionality.
The only HDTVs that nVidia has as compatible
with their 3D Vision are from Mitsubishi. I was surprised to see that the prices are mostly affordable.. Not only that, but these things are huge.. Like from 60 to 82 inches.
For example, the Mitsubishi WD-65C9
is 1080p HD, should work with nVidia's 3D, and is a ridiculous 65". And it's only about $1,200.
I was afraid I'd have to shell out 2, 3, or 4+ thousand for something like this.. Is there something I'm missing? Are the DLP Mitsubishi HDTVs considered top of the line? Do they run into more problems than other HDTVs? Because this seems like one **** of a deal.
Feel free to poke holes if something I've said isn't making sense - I've only recently started researching these things as XIV gets closer.