The gaming consoles have been there whenever we needed them. However, deciding among buying one of those is where a problem arises. Talking of the present that is according to gaming the seventh generation. Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii are the consoles that amaze today’s gamers. But of course, if we’ve got to buy one of them we often tend to compare them. We try to find out which console is superior and in terms of what. Well the most debated consoles of this era are the Xbox 360 and the PS3. So, it’s Xbox 360 vs. PS3 or should I say the blu-ray vs. DVD or Dual Shock/Six Axis vs. Xbox 360 controller, motion sensing vs. no motion sensing, more exclusives vs. less exclusive games, the new and supporting cell processor vs. the 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon, the PlayStation Network vs. Xbox Live, XrossMediaBar vs. Xbox 1.0 OS (not quite sure of 360’s OS).
So here’s an overall comparison to help you out in choosing among these two home consoles.
MICROSOFT XBOX 360 VS. SONY PLAYSTATION 3
The console was most awaited by PlayStation fans. This console was the second in the seventh generation era and brought about the use of blu-ray discs. This console has received many great exclusive titles that provide the most innovative and new kind of gaming experience. Titles from a hell lot of genres shooting, sports, stealth, strategy, action-adventure and many more make this console even more worth buying. The new introduced cell processor along with the XrossMediaBar OS makes it interactive and provides comparatively much more entertainment in things other than gaming.
Microsoft’s second version of the Xbox, this console began the seventh generation era for home consoles and brought a new stage of superb hardcore graphics. This console was released earlier than the PlayStation 3 and has therefore released many titles. However, it contains less of exclusives compared to the PlayStation 3. The genres for these games are quite versatile similar to the PlayStation 3.
PS3- Flash memory input
MemoryStick/PRO/Duo, SD/MMC, CompactFlash/Microdrive
Audio/video output– HDMI 1.3a out, S/PDIF out, AV Multi out, composite video/stereo audio cable, S-Video cable, SCART cable, Component video cable, D-Terminal cable Other- IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR), 4 × USB 2.0, Wired gigabit Ethernet
The PlayStation 3’s connectivity is therefore, one of the greatest aspects of Sony’s latest home gaming console. Apart, from these too there is more to it. It’s called the PlayStation Portable connectivity. One can simply plug it in using the USB cable into the PS3 (but of course you’ll have to have a PSP firstJ) and surf through some videos, images and of course play music on an altogether great interface. PSP connectivity is also available in different games.
Xbox 360- 3 × USB 2.0, IR port, 100 Mbit Ethernet, Add-on: Wifi 802.11a/b/g
Therefore, here the PlayStation 3 is easily overpowering XBox 360. PS3 has 4 USB ports whereas the XBox 360 has 3. The 360 has no compatibility with other consoles.
PS3- The Blu-Ray disc can of course store massive data that too of amazingly high quality. Therefore, gamers are unlikely to find any problem with the stupefying graphics of this console. Be it, detailing or features of characters, the headlights of cars or impressively designed atmospheres and gaming environments. Also the graphics of the PS3 are said to be brighter.
Xbox 360- The DVD copies are easily available and at comparatively low prices but have less memory space making the game not at its full potential.
Winner- PlayStation 3
PS3- The Controller of the PS3 is actually THE controller. Great no. of buttons which fit into the games’ controls perfectly. Also one thing that cannot be left out is the Six Axis. Of course, motion sensing is fun (all Wii owners might be well aware of that). And motion sensing plus vibration in hardcore games is something we could only dream of. The Dual Shock 3 controller having the SIXAXIS is easily a great controller.
So, clearly again the black beauty is successful in winning the round.
PS3- Although, the was a almost a year later than the XBox 360 and thus has received lesser titles but which are in no way less varied and even better than the 360. It no doubt has better and more greatly accepted exclusives than the XBox. Awesome titles like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Resistance series, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Ratchet and Clank, Heavenly Sword and exceeding greatly in sales Motor Storm.
XBox 360- It has great no. of game libraries but fewer exclusives. Games cover vast genres but are more or less available for the PlayStation 3 as well.
So, Hats off for The PlayStation 3 yet again.
PS3- The PlayStation 3 altogether brought an enormous change in graphics. It’s graphics are said to be brighter and taking full advantage of the blu-ray’s capacity. It has absolutely stunning environments and superb detailing altogether.
This topic has been talked about the most therefore, I declare it a tie as no one seems to be a clear winner.
PS3- Here is the one of the few unlucky places where the PS3 pales (or the score would have been 6-0J). Of course, the PlayStation Network is a great feature and is there for many of the games. It can be accessed freely which is the advantage.
The XBox 360 is finally successful in opening it’s accounts thenJ.
Why the Hatred?
I’m sorry for XBox fans but I really can’t find the 360 getting some hold. Well the little bit it even earned is all meaningless and untrustworthy. Surprised? Well here is where the RRoD comes in. Read further my experience.
THE RED RING OF DEATH
The Red Ring of Death is the nickname given to the technical problems of the XBox 360. It could general hardware failure that occurs in the XBox 360. Can be identified by a series of red lights flashing on the face of the console; the three flashing red lights. Warning signs may include freeze-ups, in which the screen has strange, spontaneous graphical problems in the middle of gameplay, such as checkerboard or pinstripe patterns on the screen, the sound is frozen and changed to a strange, static-like sound, and the console only responds to pressing the power button to turn it off. These events may happen once or several times until the general hardware failure occurs, or not at all.
My terrible experience- Well I really have had the experience. Yup! I’d bought the 360 for a trial. However, just suddenly when I was just about to start off with Gears of War, having a look at the control scheme when suddenly BLANK. My heart stopped beating. All I could see was my new console. Suddenly what caught my eye was breathtaking. I could see the Main button of the XBox blinking red on its edges. That was the moment when I thought that my console was going to blow up. I was just staring blankly at the powerful yet cruel Red Ring of Death, when I got back to my senses. I had read about the RRod but never thought it could occur to me. Well thanks to the net that I saw the cure for it although that moment could not be forgotten.
The cure- All I did was wrapped about 4 towels around the console. Switched on the AC and took it close towards it. I really don’t know how this was effective but in just a few minutes I was back with my hands on vibration with the gunshots of Marcus Fenix.
The Oath- That very day though after enjoyment of playing I decided to return the console immediately and buy the alternative the PS3. Also, I promised to spread awareness about this dangerous XBox 360 epidemic and insist new gamers not to buy this at all. I’d rather give them the option Wii, PS2 even PSP but not the 360. I’ll always have reasons to prove the 360’s defeat against its competitors.
So as we come to an end of the fight we find that-
PlayStation 3- 4
XBox 360- 1-1 (for the RRod)
So, the PlayStation 3 is successful in defeating the 360 4-love.
WINNER- THE PLAYSTATION 3
Conclusion- Never buy an XBox 360. Prefer others first.