Today here i am going to compare two most popular video game console, PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360. I think between these two video game console, PS3 will win the console war, no doubt. Xbox 360 is so weak from technological point of view, that in couple of years they won’t be capable of dealing with serious graphics. Xbox 360 is getting GTA IV, however, the game is going to be released on several DVDs. Only PS3 will have it on single BD-DVD.
The PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to PlayStation 2, as part of the PlayStation series. It competes with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. It was first released on November 11, 2006, in Japan.
Merits and Demerits
• PS3 has 7 kernels in Cell processor
• 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),
• Calculations per sec – PS3 – 51-billion dot product operations per second
• PS3 has full media support – USBs, built-in 4 slots card reader (except 20GB and 40GB versions), ability to use printer and so on.
• PS3 supports up to 7 Bluetooth Controllers
• PS3 – wi-fi included (except 20 GB version)
• My PS3 was running for more than 15 hours non-stop with no problems.
• In 2008 PS3 will get more than 300 games, including Metal Gear Solid 4, The Agent and other great exclusives.
• PS3 online is free
• There were reports, that 360 scratches discs. No reports on that in PS3.
• On PS3 you can install other OS, such as Linux Yellow Dog, Ubuntu and others. Sony officially lets you do it.
• PS3 HDD can be replaced easily with any 2.5″ SATA 5400 RPM HDD (used in laptops). 250 GB will cost you around 170$
• 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.
• Sony constantly upgrades PS3 software (free updates for OS) – you get new functions and improvements
• On PS3 you can help sick people by running Folding Home project.
The Xbox 360 is a video game console developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to the original Xbox, and it is the second console in the Xbox series. The Xbox 360 competes with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. The Xbox 360 was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged later that month at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).The most brilliant minds are working for Microsoft. They are the most commonly used operating system in the world.
Merits and Demerits
• Xbox 360 has 3 Kernels processor
• 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.
• Calculations per sec Xbox 360 – 33.6 billion dot product operate per second
• Xbox 360 has USBs and only 2 memory slots
• Xbox 360 supports up to 4 Bluetooth Controllers
• wi-fi will cost you around 100 $
• From the first technical sight – graphics are stronger in 360 (it has a stronger graphics chip – Xenos)
• Xbox 360 is widely known for so-called “red ring of death” problem – it gets overheated easily
• Xbox 360 has more games than the PS3
• Users can now install games from disc to the hard drive to play them with reduced load time and less disc drive noise, but each game’s disc must remain in the system in order to run.
• In 360 you have to buy exclusive HDD, where 20GB will cost you 100$.