I got a source, here, ( http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/21/dragons-dogma-review ) in the review it says, "Big fights cause slowdown that can freeze the screen for seconds at a time on the Xbox 360 version. Dragon's Dogma runs much better on the PlayStation 3 than on the 360, with a smoother frame rate and fewer streaming problems."
I got this on PS3 instead of X-Box because the developer is Japanese. I had a feeling that it might run better on a Japanese console. Just look at Skyrim. It was made in America and runs like crap on PS3. I feel sorry for those not fortunate enough to have the choice.
Most issues with 360 titles is because of the game not being installed onto the HDD (allowing for improved graphics, better frps, faster disc reads, etc). Multiplatform games on the PS3 most often don't require to be installed on the HDD, which usually (keyword is usually because it's really a hit/miss issue) the unfortunate side effect of the game having longer load times and bad framerates since the game is being read directly onto the disc.
Then again, I haven't trusted Capcom when it comes to games nowadays (You can blame Street Fighter IV and Marvel VS Capcom 3 for that reason).
The reviewer is flat wrong. He was playing a review copy that had multiple graphical features not enabled and it couldn't even be installed to HD. I know three different people who own the 360 version of this game (not including myself) and none of us have any of the graphical bugs he refers to.
The PS3 was the lead-platform for development. Glad to hear that there are no problems with the 360 version ( I bought the PS3 version though, so glad that I have both consoles ). Here in Germany, some magazines said that there were technical differences and that the PS3 version was superior. I am not going to take any chances.
I got this game on Tuesday and installed it on my 360 hard drive. Probably about 12-15 hours into the game and no problems with the graphics yet. I've fought quite a few "large" monsters with multiple enemies and have had no freezing or slowdowns. Nor have I encountered the alleged problem of pawns fighting invisible enemies due to graphics issues.
To sum it up, I haven't had any problems with the graphics, the battles, or the gameplay.
Unlike what others have written, I installed on the 360 hard drive and I'm still getting a bunch of screen tearing, texture pop and such. The frame rate is consistent but running through the environments and watching NPCs pop up all of a sudden, waiting for them to load or seeing the screen tear during exploration is just annoying. Glad to read that others are having a more positive experience with this game because I'm disappointed :(.
I've heard about audio sync issues when people are talking in the game. Is this an issue on both systems, or just PS3? Because I was looking on gamefaqs forums, and they only mentioned it on the PS3 forum. I want this game, and I'll probably get it on PS3, if it's not a PS3 specific problem.
Since posting on this thread, I've now noticed some tearing in areas like the stairwells but nothing so horrible or jarring that I'm giving up on the post-game. My buddy on the ps3 says he hasn't seen any, but he's not really picky. Pop ins are pretty frequent though. I never noticed them before.