Eurogamer noticed last month when analysing and comparing the PS3 and Xbox 360 Mass Effect 3 demos, that where the Xbox 360 version was running at around 30 frames per second quite constantly, the PS3 version was only managing about 20 frames per second in some cases. It was hoped that the problem would be resolved before release, but it seems that this is not the case.
With review code now widely available, Eurogamer can confirm that the final PS3 release’s performance is very similar to the demo. Apparently it’s not quite as bad as it was in the demo, but it’s notably more stuttery and jagged than the Xbox 360 and PC versions.
Both versions of the game take a performance hit during certain scenes, but the PS3 version dips to 20 frames per second.
So, I know which version I’m picking up later today. PC, obviously.