There is a huge difference in graphics quality between PS3 and a good PC running on max.
And there is your problem right there, compair the 2 on the mid-range settings.
I played for around 8 hours on each of PS3 and PC during the last beta. My PC was running at 1920x1080, max settings and the game looks amazing, textures are great (except the grass), details are awesome, colours are vibrant. The PS3 by comparison lacks detail, clarity and definition (though I was playing on a 42 inch TV), and suffers stutter and slow down on frame rates in the town - my PC showed virtually no slow down.
I had zero slowdown and stuttering on my PS3, the problem is most likely your connection. BTW, I'm wireless.
The colours on PS3 look bland also and not as many player characters load up in towns.
Have you thought about adjusting your TV settings to get the most out of your colors and contrast?
In fact, there was such a difference that I considered cancelling my PS3 pre-order (I already have on PC obviously) and waiting for PS4 release.
As I have stated before, the PS3version is only different from running the game on a mid-range PC in the fact that it limits the number of characters on the screen at one time. Edit: And the load times are a little longer beween zones, forgot to add that.
I will still get the game but all I will be doing on my PS3 is gathering and crafting when I want to just sit on the lounge and play.
Eh, play however you wish, that is the beauty of options.
I love this game, and I don't understand the negative comments about the graphics (which on PC are fantastic but you wouldnt think it reading the official forums) but I question the wisdom of releasing on PS3 with PS4 so imminent. The PS3 just does not cut it.
Ummmmm, A larger player base, therefor more subscribers?
I suppose if you are used to only playing on PS3, you wont know any difference but for those moving back and forth, the difference is huge.
I play on both and the graphics really aren't that differance if I want to optimize my PC to the fullest of its capabilities. In that case, what differance there is is negligible. Edited, Aug 12th 2013 8:31am by princessary