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the big question is the microsoft xbox 360 better than the sony playstation 3

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  1. This is my cut and paste answer. The reason for that is because a tech info is a tech info, you can’t beat it (sources below). Also 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 8 (7+1) kernels in Cell processor, Xbox 360 -only 3.

    3). PS3 uses advanced tech called Blu-Ray, one disc can store up to 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 180$, in this case Xbox is going to be MUCH more expensive, than PS3.

    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). PS3 uses technology from AGEIA company. It does to physics of the game same thing GPU (videocard processor) does to graphics. This thing is on sale for PC(special card). The price is around 350$. There is no such thing in 360.

    10). 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”.

    11). 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.

    12). 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].

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

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

    15). 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).

    16). 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.

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

    18).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.

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

    20). 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) in 1st quarter 2008, Japan already has it. On http://www.ebay.com I saw those controllers on sale 50$ and up (unofficial import)

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

    22).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.

    23). 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

  2. Ps3. way to many problems happening with the xbox 360. its been overheates with my friend several times. several. If you wanna play online go for ps3 unlike xbox which is like 50 or 60$

  3. i don’t think so , the PlayStation can play blu-ray which i just seen in the news that it is leading the market by over 85 %

    although the xbox has more games , 2008 is going to be a big year for PS3

    and the playstation is catching up in the number market (xbox with 17 million and the playstation 3 has 11 million)

    thats not to mention but the xbox has been out a whole year b4 ps3 ,

    so whatever you choose it’s really up to you ,

    (as long as it is the ps3 lol)

  4. Right now, I’ll say the PS3. the 360 had the lead, but the PS3 will soon launch a lot of big titles and its main online hub. That and the demise of HD-DVD (Blu-Ray just won the format war) means the PS3’s Blu-Ray player is a very good bet.

    Also9, its better graphics anyway, the discs hold more data and the controllers are better to use.

  5. It’s all preferene.

    You will have Sony fanboys saying the PS3 and Microsoft fanboys saying the 360.

    Right now the 360 has been out longer so it may have

    more games for you to choose from, but if all the predictions are correct the PS3 could easily become the next leading console.

    Also you have to take in effect if you own an HDTV. The PS3 comes with built in Blu-ray (which just won the HD DVD war), and with the 360 you have to buy and extra add-on.

    I think the PS3 is the best at the moment. You don’t have to pay for online and the only flaw I have seen is the fact that their controller doesn’t virbate, but they an always fix that.

  6. The ps3 is better. Don’t go buy sales or choices of games. Sure each system has a few exclusives, but overall the ps3 is better. Free online service, blu ray player, graphics will be better. Crysis is so powerfull many people have to upgrade their pc card. That game is coming to the ps3 and not the 360 because the game publisher said the 360 isn’t able to handle it. Rockstar also know the advantage of games being on blu ray. A lot more memory than the standard dvd 360 uses. They are working on an exclusive game that will use the full capacity of the blu ray disc memory space.

  7. that’s a hard one!

    the PS3 is alot more reliable than the 360 and has free online multiplayer but they are no great/amazing games just for the PS3

    the xbox 360 has been around alot longer but can be unreliable, loud but does have some great games that are only available on the 360 and the online multiplayer(xbox live) is alot better than online mulitplayer for the PS3( the PlayStation network) but it will cost you around £39.99 for 12 or £14.99 for 3 months

    Also seeing that the PS3 has a built in blue ray disc ( which as of today looks to be the winner of the hd DVD- blue ray war)

    this lets you watch high definition blue ray movies unlike the 360 which doesn’t have this.

    They are both great consoles and the choice is hard to choose between them but I’m sure you’ll be happy with whatever one you choose.

    Hope this helps

  8. First of all the first statement said “xbox because it more stable” is incorrect the xbox has a bigger fail rate than the ps3 console. Anyways right now 360 has the better games if you actually like halo and gear of war. Gear of war is a game I want to play but not bad enough to buy the console. Another game exclusive to the 360 in which I want to play but again don’t want to buy the console is left 4 dead. Anyways the game on the ps3 which sold me at hello is killzone2 and gta4, but however when they got push back I settled for resistance fall of man and that is an awesome game and i can’t wait for and of course there other game coming out like mgs4 which i’m not a big of that game, but the blue ray is awesome in some movies, and of course the free online, upgrades that actually include better new feature for the ps3 console, and finally the wireless controller, wireless internet, and it just overall awesome console, the 360 like i said has some exclusive but not enough for me to go out and buy a console.i’ll just hope that the game developers that are exclusive to 360 will leave like other have in the past.and sony are letting the game developers leave because they know that their loyal fan of the sony world won’t go buy a cheaper console but keep buying from sony and offer you thing for staying a fan such as the free online.

  9. at the moment its the x-box, the ps3, being blue-ray and all (you can play blue-ray disks on it, but if you want to watch high-def disks on x-box you have to buy an add on), has the potential to be better, but they have yet to bring out a game that fully uses its potential. BUT I really don’t think blue ray will work out, so xbox360 is your best bet.

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