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Is 360 better than ps3? which one should i get and why?

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  1. Dude, the guy with the second answer says it all! PS3 is better than the Xbox 360 will ever be. The Xbox 360 is still good though, it’s just no PS3!

  2. No the 360 isn’t better than the PS3, you should get a PS3 for the following reasons;

    Graphics

    The 360’s Xenos is actually more advanced than the PS3’s RSX. Rather than having separate pixel and vertex shaders the Xenos has a unified pipeline, so each of the 48 shaders can do either pixel or vertex operations. This means that generally the Xenons can be pushed to the max, with all 48 shaders busy, rather than on the PS3 where some of its fixed shaders are likely to be unused.

    The PS3, however, was designed for the SPE’s to supplement graphical processing, so the PS3 is capable of producing better graphics than the Xbox 360.

    Storage

    Blu-ray beats DVD9 hands down, in every respect it is faster* and much larger. Larger means bigger games, and better graphics (most games graphic is pre-render and just assembled by the console (with some effects added), more space means better graphics). The PS3’s all come with a hard drive, so games can cache data for faster reading.

    * Technically there are parts of DVD9 that read faster than the blu-ray (blu-ray reads the same speed throughout the whole disk, DVD9 is faster on the outer edge)

    Processor

    The 360 has 3 PPC cores, with SIMD (single instruction multiple data) extensions (each Core can process as either a CPU or a Vector processor). The Cell has one PPC core and six SIMD processors. Vector processors are very good at doing computations, or the same operation on multiple bits of data at the same time. This is the ideal kind of processor for graphics, physics or sound (in fact the GPU is a prime example of a specialized SIMD processor) which is exactly the kind of thing a games console spends most of its time doing.

    The problem is that SIMD processors require the programmer optimize their code in a certain way. This requires different thinking and experience.

    Games

    The 360 has a much larger catalog than the PS3, and some pretty good exclusives. Early dual releases look or ran much better on the 360 as developers produced lazy PS3 ports. Recent releases like Assassins Creed, Devil may cry 4 and Call of Duty 4 look and play the same on both Consoles.

    There is a growing catalog of exclusive releases for the PS3, taking advantage of the cell and blu-ray to produce games that are simply not possible on the 360.

    Memory

    Both Consoles have the same amount of memory, though it is configured differently, there are pluses and minuses to both configurations. You will often see a figure quoted on bandwidth with the 360 having 256GB/S, it does for all of 10MB. The effective bandwidth is similar on both Consoles.

    Online

    For most people whose online experience consists of matchmaking for multiplayer the services are essentially the same. Xbox live has more additional functionality than PS3, but then it costs $50/year rather than being free.

    Reliability

    The PS3 failure rate is quoted at between 0.5-2%, the 360 has failure rates of between 16-33%.

    Other

    The PS3 has built in wireless and you can watch blu-ray movies and DVD’s without requiring additional purchases.

    Cost

    The 360 is cheaper, but in the case of 360 vs PS3, you get what you pay for.

  3. This question is so often! 🙂

    PS3 will win the console war, no doubt. Xbox 360 and Wii are so weak from technological point of view, that in couple of years they won’t be capable of dealing with serious graphics. GTA IV, for instance, isn’t even announced for Wii – this toy won’t be able to cope with the game’s requirements. Xbox 360 is getting GTA IV, however, the game is going to be released on several DVDs – Xbox 360 owners will have to interrupt gaming process and switch discs (Rockstar complained about this issue). Only PS3 will have it on single BD-DVD.

    Let’s compare PS3 and XBOX 360:

    1). A third of XBOX 360 (33%) are malfunctioning right from the start. PS3 return rate is only around 0.2%. Despite some people say, that new 360 has no breakdown issues – just visit Xbox section of Yahoo answers and see for yourself an amount of complaints.

    2). PS3 has 7 kernels in Cell processor, Xbox 360 -only 3.

    3). PS3 uses advanced tech called Blu-Ray, one disc can store up to 25 (single layer) and dual layer 54 gb (in the future – up to 200 gb), Xbox 360 – regular dual layer DVD-9 (8.5GB). It’s possible to get HD-DVD (max. – 30GB) for 360, but it’ll cost you around 50$. Besides, HD-DVD had lost the format war with Blu-ray. Toshiba had stopped to manufacture them, Microsoft too.

    4). Calculations per sec – PS3 – 51-billion-dot-product-operati. per second

    Xbox 360 – 33.6-billion-dot-product-opera. per second

    5). PS3 has full media support – USBs, built-in 4 slots card reader (except 20GB and 40GB versions), ability to use printer and so on.

    Xbox 360 has USBs and only 2 memory slots.

    6). PS3 supports up to 7 Bluetooth Controllers

    Xbox 360 – up to 4 Controllers

    7). PS3 – wi-fi included (except 20 gb version)

    Xbox 360 – wi-fi will cost you around 100 $

    8). From the first technical sight – graphics are stronger in 360 (it has a stronger graphics chip – Xenos), BUT PS3 can use it’s Cell CPU for graphics too, which gives you better graphics in total. PS3 uses a weaker RSX chip, that was developed by Nvidia exclusively for PS3. RSX runs on 550 Mhz. It’s difficult to compare their graphics, because 360 has a video chip with totally different structure and operating memory is divided differently in both consoles. Xbox isn’t that versatile in dividing tasks between CPU and GPU as PS3. That’s why PS3 exclusives look better than 360’s exclusives.

    9). Xbox 360 is widely known for so-called “red ring of death” problem – it gets overheated easily. My PS3 was running for more than 15 hours non-stop with no problems. Sometimes Xbox 360 becomes so overheated, that thermopaste on CPU melts, drips on motherboard and successfully shortcircuits it. That’s why in some countries people call Xbox 360 “Coffin 360”.

    10). Besides all of this, I’ve seen disassembled Xbox 360 – regular PC architecture – Billy Gates is an uninventive nerd (as usual).

    When I saw disassembled PS3 – it was a surprise – smart architecture, good cooling (don’t buy external PS3 coolers – they make everything worse – original system is good), etc.

    11). In 2008 PS3 will get more than 300 games, including Metal Gear Solid 4, The Agent and other great exclusives. Here is the good link to the future PS3 releases. [url is not allowed].

    12). PS3 online is free, Xbox 360 – you have to pay.

    13). There were reports, that 360 scratches discs. No reports on that in PS3.

    14). The funniest thing, that right now there are no games for PS3, that show full potential of the console. Biggest games weigh only 25 GB (Xbox 360 will need more than 3 discs even for those).

    15). On PS3 you can install other OS, such as Linux Yellow Dog, Ubuntu and others. Sony officially lets you do it. There is no such thing in 360.

    16). PS3 HDD can be replaced easily with any 2.5″ SATA 5400 RPM HDD (used in laptops). 250 GB will cost you around 170$. In 360 you have to buy exclusive HDD, where 20GB will cost you 100$.

    17).Sony expects PS3 to stay on the market for, at least, 7-10 years. Also Sony reduces price now. There is a cheaper 40GB version of PS3.

    18).Sony constantly upgrades PS3 software (free updates for OS) – you get new functions and improvements.

    19). PS3 controller (sixaxis) has a motion control – you move controller – game responds. Wii has it, Xbox 360 – doesn’t. PS3 is getting rumble controller (Dualshock 3) on 15.04.2008, Japan already has it. On http://www.ebay.com I saw those controllers on sale 50$ and up (unofficial import).

    20).On PS3 you can help sick people by running Folding Home project. Wii and Xbox 360 didn’t even think about it.

    21).New 40GB is 399$ or 399 euro (depends on the region) – it has no backwards compatibility with PS2 games, has 2 USBs instead of 4, no built-in card reader, but it’s the same PS3, strong, reliable, less noisy, different cooling system. The price is friendly.

    22). But, to be just, I’m not a PS3 fanboy, so (despite I own one) hear this – PS3 games (exclusives) are very hard to develop due to complicated Cell’s architecture. We have to wait till developers will figure out how to develop games properly. Sometimes multiplatform games run not so good on PS3 due to the same developing issues – it’s hard for developers to get a grip on such advanced technologies.

    I didn’t mention Wii, because it’s so weak, no point to talk about it. Leave it for kindergarten and casual games.

    Sources:

    http://www.teamxbox.com

    http://www.kotaku.com

    http://www.qj.net

    http://www.ign.com

    http://www.wikipedia.org

    http://www.newegg.com

    http://www.ps3fanboy.com

    http://www.ebay.com

    and many other sources.

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  5. you are better off getting a ps3 because.

    – ps3 has a built-in blu-ray player

    -ps3 supports 1.3 HDMI which has rich colors and xbox supports 1.2 HDMI

    – ps3 has much more and better exclusives, most of them cant go to xbox 360 because it cant handle that many data(DVD- 8.5gb, blu-ray 50gb)

    – because of the blu-ray’s huge space, ps3 will have WAY better graphics than 360

    – online is free for ps3 not like 360

    – ps3 will have over 300 games released by this spring

    – you can browse the internet on ps3, no such thing for xbox 360

    – when developers get used to the system, the graphics will be WAY better than 360. should take them a year to get used to it

    – developers stated that they will start using ps3 as the lead platform and port ps3 games to xbox

    – playstation home is coming out this spring, its a virtual community where you can hang out with friends and customize your own apartment which xbox doesnt have(FREE)

    – ps3 is a true HD console. xbox 360 upscale games to 1080p and ps3 DISPLAY games up to 1080p

    – built in Wi-Fi

    – xbox 360: 33% hardware failure

    ps3:.2% hardware failure(see the decimal? less than 1%!)

    – ps3 has better back-comp except the 40gb

    – rumble returns in spring 2008

    – xbox 360 already has been maxed out to its potential with gears of war. ps3 has not been maxed out yet- look at uncharted drakes fortune, better graphics than gears and its only 30% of ps3’s potential

    – you can upgrade your harddrive without voiding warranties with any 2.5 HDD, which xbox cant because you have to buy a xbox HDD

    (they actually have the step by step on how to upgrade it on playstation.com)

    those are the ones that i know right off my mind but there are much more reason than this

    Now I want you to do me a favor, list all the reasons why xbox is better than ps3. I PROMISE you that nobody will get at least 5 reasons

    if you get ps3, look at this, you will be able to play metal gear solid 4, haze, killzone 2, resistance 2(60 player online!!), final fantasy XIII, motorstorm 2, little big planet, better version of GTA IV, god of war 3, uncharted drake’s fortune, heavenly sword, ratchet and clank, SOCOM: confrontation, gran turismo 5, ETC- [url is not allowed].

    Prices as of today:

    ps3- 80gb: $499 with motorstorm

    40gb: $399 with spiderman 3 blu-ray

    xbox 360(premium)- $349

    (elite)- $449

    if you want the accessories that ps3 comes with, that would add up to over 700 dollars, so that means ps3 is cheaper

    xbox 360 pricing to match ps3’s features:

    $349/$449- console

    $50- XBL subscription(only for 1 YEAR) pay $50 every year

    $100- wi-fi adaptor

    $200- HD-DVD drive add-on

    $20- rechargeable battery kit

    all comes out to $720/$820- add $50 each year you subscribe for XBL

    ps3 features:

    $399/$499- console

    spiderman 3 blu-ray movie/motorstorm

    online- free

    rechargeable battery- built in the controller

    wi-fi built in

    blu-ray player(better than HD-DVD) built in

    all comes out to $399/$499, oh my,look at that, its the same price as before

  6. Well, one of the big advantages to the PS3 is the Blu-Ray player. Also, despite what people may say, the PS3 has plenty good games for it, the only problem is the 360 has more good games. Of course the 360 has the RRoD problems, but those are less likely on the newer consoles. If you want a great gaming experience, and lots of games, but don’t need the media features go for a Xbox 360. If you want a great gaming experience, and some good games, with great media features and built in wifi get a PS3.

  7. Ps3

    Higher Resolution Gaming (Full 1080i support, as long as your tv can keep up with it)

    Awesome online experience

    Kick * games

    Blu Ray Player

    And Much More

    360

    Good Console

    Breaks Alot

    Pay to get xbox live gold membership (if you don’t have this service you can’t create your own games, talk to your friends on the microphone, and a lot)

    good games

    RR0D (this sucks 360 breaks a lot. even mine broke too and it was an elite!)

    your choice!

    ps: still having trouble? Go Playstation 3

  8. PS3 BECAUSE IT DOESNT HAVE THE RED RINGS OF DEATH AND EVERYTHNG IS BETTER. CHEAPEST BLURAY PLAYER, GAMING EXPERIENCE, INTERNET IS FREE, SIX AXIS CONTROLLER, ETC!

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