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I have been playing games for almost 2 decades. I played both the Xbox 360 and the ps3, after my Xbox overheated 15 time. I counted. So I'm thinking of getting another Xbox, but I need some convincing before I do. What does the Xbox have that ps3 doesn't? What makes it better than the ps3? DON'T NOT SAY, " because it is". Please...
1. The Ps3 Controller is basically plastic and if dropped once it could potentially break, as to where the Xbox360 controller feels strong and durable and can be dropped multiple times without breaking. (I know because I have experience with dropping controllers :p)
2. The Xbox360 came before the Ps3, and it seems like everything the Ps3 has they got their ideas from the Xbox.
3. Personally the Xbox menu and layout is just easier to navigate around.
4. Halo is only for Xbox consoles, enough said :)
Price, performance, visual quality, game selection and online support. I think the XBOX 360 wins in every category.
Price: This is obvious; the XBOX 360 core is only $299. The PS3 is around $499 for the 20GB version. It comes with a hard drive, but you don't need a hard drive to enjoy a lot of great games on the 360 so I think it's fair to compare both core systems.
Performance: On paper, the PS3 is more powerful. In reality, it's quite inferior to the 360. Without getting into too many details, the three general-purpose CPU's the xbox360 has are currently FAR easier to take advantage of than the SPU's on the PS3. I suspect a few years down the road some high budget, first party PS3 exclusive titles will come out that really take advantage of the SPU's and do things the XBOX 360 can't, but I don't think the console is worth buying based on this speculation (for some it will be though, we'll have to wait and see how these games turn out).
Graphics: The XBOX 360 is a clear winner. The GPU is more powerful. It has more powerful fillrate, and far more pixel and vertex processing horsepower. Part of the reason is their choice of memory, and architecture of pixel and vertex procesing. I can't get into details but the same vertex shader will run much slower on the PS3 than the XBOX 360. The 360 also has a clever new way rendering high definition anti aliased back buffers. To accomplish the same effect on PS3 is prohibitively expensive. For this reason I think many games will have no choice but to run in non-HD resolutions on the PS3 version, use a lower quality anti aliasing technique, or do back buffer upscaling. The end result in all cases is going to be noticeably worse image quality.
Game Selection: The XBOX 360 has a huge head start here. 1 year is an eternity in gaming. Almost all multi-platform developers have made the XBOX 360 their primary platform due to timing of release-to-market, this means the games will look and perform better on the 360. The PS3 versions will be ports of the 360 versions. (The opposite was true for XBOX 1 vs. PS2). The XBOX 360 is also far faster to develop for due to better development tools (massively popular Visual Studio .NET vs. proprietary, buggy PS3 compiler and debugger), better documentation, and easier architecture (3 general purpose CPU's vs. 8 specialized processors that require DMA). Timing has also caused all next-gen middleware developers to make XBOX 360 their primary platform, and they will 'add ps3 support' as needed. This support will probably be inferior to the XBOX 360's due to manpower and more importantly, demand. It's this catch-22 now that will continue to drive the 360 forward and hold PS3 back.
The other obvious point here is that right now the Xbox360 already has a very impressive line-up of titles on store shelves; the ps3 just launched, and has virtually nothing of interest. Also, many 360 games are already discounted. PS3 games are all full price since it just launched.
Live: Microsoft's online support with XBOX1 was phenomenal. They built in-house experience, user base, facilities, $$ commitment from executive level (since it proved successful), and most importantly, feedback from 100,000s of XBOX Live subscribers. Playstation 2's online support sucked. They are now playing catch-up, trying to emulate Xbox's model. But they had their hands tied just trying to make the PS3 work, it was incredibly ambitious (blu-ray etc.). I haven't seen it yet, but I seriously doubt the quality will be anywhere to the level of XBOX 360.
HD Content: The PS3 comes with one built in (blu-ray). The XBOX 360 offers HD-DVD as an add-on for $200. You probably don't care about HD-DVD right now. But you will soon (The quality between DVD and HD is comparable to VHS vs DVD, if you have the right TV) so I suggest paying attention to the war that's begun. There are two formats: HD-DVD and BLU-RAY. Basically if you rent a BLU-RAY DVD from Bockbuster, it won't play in your XBOX 360 HD-DVD, and vice versa with the PS3. The implications of this format war would require another article on its own. But as far as the consoles are concerned, the XBOX 360 wins because the DVD player is a separate unit. Playing movies is very taxing on the DVD reader, and let's face it. In 3 years when your PS3 DVD drive goes out due to playing lots of movies (PS2 was notoriously bad about this) you will have to go buy another PS3. With the 360, you'll just chuck your HD-DVD player, and go buy another one at the store. In 3 years standalone units wlil probably only cost about $99-150. Another point for the XBOX 360, is that I don't know who will win the format-war, so I would rather wait with purchase of a HD player. The PS3 doesn't give you this option.
PS3 controversy: Shootings, Wallmart fights, $15,000 Ebay sales etc. My advice is ignore it. It will pass soon.
There truly is no "better" console. Just like there's honestly not a best game, movie or song. It all has to do with opinion. In my opinion, Xbox is better and Halo 3 is the best game ever. Why do I think this? Well, because I have an Xbox 360 and Wii, and I'll be damned if I admit that a device I don't have is better than the ones I do! The most fun I have ever had with a game is Halo 3. So many fun times were spent playing this game. Nothing compares to it. Great campaign, almost perfect multiplayer, great music, graphics, everything. My friends and I spent hours upon hours battling gamers worldwide. This game will always have a place in my heart. I love Halo 3. People are going to tell you what console they have had their best experiences on is the best console. That's their opinion. 15 Xbox 360s? Really? You obviously feel the Xbox is worth buying 15 times, right? Get a new Slim one. It won't break on you. You probably have a bunch of games for your 360, might as well stick with it. But it all comes down to your personal opinion. Don't listen to anyone but yourself. There is nothing that makes the 360 better than the PS3, and vice-versa.
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The xbox 360 is better because
1: Xbox live is better than psn because of the rich game action like Call of duty ,Gears of wars,and halo
2:the xbox box exclusives like halo, gears of war.
3:the controller is more comfortable with the LT and the RT buttons.
4: you say that your 360 overheats you can get a intercooler and that solves that problem. But the choice is yours.
I think you're stuck in 2006 dude. Almost none of your info is up to date; the prices, HD-DVD isn't even a format anymore, etc... By the way, how can you say the graphics on the PS3 are vastly inferior to the 360? Have you seen God of War III or Uncharted 1,2, or 3? Name me one game on 360 that looks better then any of those games. Like I said in my post, it's up to personal opinion, but giving out misinformation is just stupid.
i dont really know the difference, mainly with young people it's the friends they have on it to be honest, but i've always disliked ps3 never know why but hey all down to you
Where do you get that most movies arent out for blu-ray?
well you have to pay for live. it has a 50% failure rate, and it doesn't have little big planet uncharted or infamous.
there are alot of different things. just depends on how u look at it. almost everything on the ps3 becomes free at sum point being a plus member. that's a big plus. being able to get games like infamous 2 and just cause 2 just for having a membership thats cheaper than live is just awesome!! not to mention the ps3 itself is like a computer. u can search websites. just recently i was on a dbz site watching episodes on my ps3. now as for xbox im a cool guy so i have 100 friends and i get messages on a daily basis asking me to delete sum1 and add them. so thats cool i stay in touch with all my friends with the indie app m2af. a big plus as its hard to even get the community jumping unless ur on home (which is sweet 2)! but tha biggest thing would be the exclusives. im a gears veteran ok with halo and so awesome xbl arcade games to boot, why wouldn't u want 1. and then they're always coming out with various systems being released with games. gears, mw3, resident evil 5, and the best looking 360 yet being the one that releases with halo 4. and there are still sum reasons but those are sum of the main issues with sum of my friends. and as stated earlier its all about preference. which one you enjoy the most. im a gamer so i love em both but they all have their own strong points
I find the Xbox 360 better than the PS3 due to it's community, and the online interactions.
I own both systems & if I had to choose between the two I would go with the PS3 personally. I hate the Dashboard UI of the 360, it seems so less organized than the PS3's XMB UI. Also the Dashboard is crammed with ads, I think if you pay for a service you should at least be able to disable the adds. Another thing that turns me off from the 360 is the Gold Live subscription. I don't mind paying for it but MS could do a lot more in the way of free stuff & discounts for Gold members. With the PS3 you can play online for free & the PS Plus subscription service is all about getting free games & discounts. In fact a $50 1 yr. sub. will pay for itself 5 times over in that yr. Another thing is I always here people defending Live by saying the online MP is much better because of MS's servers & better match making. The match making is a tiny bit better but I don't think MS's servers are any more stable than the ones Sony uses. The very first game I ever played on XBL was MW3 & the very first match I was put in ended up booting everyone back to the match select screen cause it wasn't stable. The fact you can't put any 2.5" SATA HD in a 360 is also another strike against it in my book. A 360 couldn't handle my game collection I have on my PS3, I have a 750GB HD in my PS3 & have almost 400GB of data on it. And yes it is all game data other than some wallpapers & themes. All considered I would definitely stick with PS3 if I had to choose.
Paying for an online yearly subscription to Microsoft is like paying a yearly subscription to use your own shower. You already have to pay for your water bill, but also now you have to pay your shower company to use their stupid shower. And for what? So you can get a bar of soap 30 days before everyone else? So you can smell like the rest of your friends? I'll stick to my PShower3 and /not/ pay a yearly subscription. I dont want your soap anyways.
To sum it up in 5 reasons:
1. Xbox controllers are vastly superior to ps3 ones
2. I literally can't imagine console gaming without party chat
3. My favorite series are on xbox (Gears, Halo, Splinter Cell, etc)
4. XBLA>PSN any day
5. Multiplatform games are typically smoother and less buggy on xbox, not because the ps3 is less capable or anything, but just because multiplatform games are ported from 360 to ps3, so less polish on ps3 versions.
dude, i saw most of this on an article that showed up a few years back, you probably shouldn't have just copypastaed the whole thing
I think that the thing that makes the 360 far superior to the PS3 is that the power button is in a worse spot.
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