Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3
Enter the seventh generation of console video gaming, and all eyes are between Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3. Since Nintendo’s Wii prefer a more laidback (and off the hook) approach as marketing strategy, Microsoft and Sony have decided to pit their consoles spec against spec.
At present, there is yet a lot to be revealed with regards to possibilities. And that would definitely be some time still. But all consoles do look very promising. So, on which one would you bet your dollar with?
Comparisons between Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3
Microsoft achieved a considerable head start when it released the Xbox 360, and at this time Microsoft was already enjoying considerable success with the predecessor Xbox, thanks largely due to the release of a killer game Halo: Combat Evolved.
Even though released early, the Xbox 360 is a powerful console, owing so much to its roots from the desktop PCs and the Directx technology. And with the cooperation of ATI (developer of the famous Radeon series and NVIDIA’s main competitor of GeForce) and IBM (responsible for Xbox’s Triple Core CPU Unit), hardly no one would doubt its power. Games like Gears of War, which sold over two million copies after just six weeks of availability, is a testament of what an Xbox 360 can do.
When Playstation 3 broke into the market, spec matching the Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 has surprisingly minimal differences technology-wise between them. Both have superb processors, though Playstation 3 has the better one (but much of Cell Microprocessor’s power is still unknown), and both handle the graphics department well. Memory wise, there seem to be no problems with both Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 and accessories are still relevant to improve gaming experience, but not boosting the console further ahead than the competition.
Playstation 3’s reception of the Blu-ray technology against Xbox 360’s still DVD media format could be a catalyst for winning. Yes, the format wars are still heating up but it could be seen as wise spending for the Playstation 3’s part. Why? Blu-ray (and its competitor HD DVD) is the latest media storage technology, boasting 10x capacity from regular DVDs. That allows more storage space for top shelf games and more options for game publishers. And not does it only benefit game experience; a BD player in store shelves today cost considerably more than the price of Playstation 3, and Playstation 3 do play BD movies pretty well. That doesn’t put the Xbox 360 out of the scene for long, however, as there are already been plans for a Blu-ray media add-on for the Xbox 360.
But all that is still the icing. No real meat yet. The Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 war is still yet to be played, with battlegrounds like the PlayStation Network against Xbox Live to wage wars over. So that leaves you, Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3, which is the better?