PS3 vs Xbox 360 – Who Will Win?
It’s not easy to determine who wins in PS3 vs Xbox 360. Each console has the capability and strength to be the best. Below are described some of the factors in PS3 vs Xbox 360 which can be used as a reference for they who still can’t make decision which console they are going to buy, a PS3 or Xbox 360.
PS3 vs Xbox 360 – Models and Prices
PS3: There are variety of models you can choose, ranging from 20 GB up to 320 GB model. Some of the PS3 models are not produced anymore, but you still can find and buy them both online and offline. The latest PS3 models are 160 GB slim and 320 GB slim. For non-bundled package, 160 GB retailed for $296, while the 320 GB model priced $350. For bundled package, 160 GB models priced $300 and a 320 GB model sells for $399 including PlayStation Move and its game.
Xbox 360: Not many models are made for the Xbox 360 since its launch. The latest Xbox 360 model is the S model with hard drive capacity of 4 GB and 250 GB. For non-bundled package, the 4 GB priced $249 while the 250 GB sell for $324. New model Xbox 360 is slimmer and uses less power. The console runs whisper quiet, no more fan or drive noise. So you will not be disturbed when playing games or watching movies.
PS3 vs Xbox 360 – Exclusive Games
PS3: PS3 can satisfy all kinds of gamers because they have so many cool games from multiple genres. You can find the games from “E” rating to the hardcore games. If you love Japanese or RPG games, then it’s good choice if you buy PS3. Sony has a special relationship with Japanese developers who are very expert to make a really cool RPG games. You can also play awesome games exclusively for PS3 until now, such as Metal Gear Solid 4, God of War III, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5, and Uncharted 2.
For the year 2011 some of the exclusive games for PS3 are: Killzone 3, Resistance 3, SOCOM 4, Yakuza 4, LittleBigPlanet 2, UNCHARTED 3 : Drake’s Deception, inFAMOUS 2, Twisted Metal, The Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, PlayStation Move Heroes, PixelJunk Shooter 2*, Ratchet & Clank : All 4 One, No More Heroes : Heroes’ Paradise, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Journey*
*Indicates a downloadable PSN title
Xbox 360: Exclusive games for Xbox 360 are as cool as PS3’s. You can play awesome games like Gears of War series, Halo series, Fable, or Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox 360. For the year 2011 some of the games exclusively made for Xbox 360 are: Gears of War 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Star Wars Kinect, Project Draco, Codename Kingdoms, Rise of Nightmares, Splinter Cell 6 (working title), and Codename D.
PS3 vs Xbox 360 – Backward Compatibility
PS3: PS3 is not compatible with PS2 games. If you want to play PS2 games on the PS3 you can buy a used 20 GB or 60 GB model. Those models are no longer manufactured.
Xbox 360: This game console is compatible with original Xbox games. Currently there are at least 300 Xbox games titles you can play on Xbox 360. This number will probably continue to grow.
PS3 vs Xbox 360 – Motion Gaming Device
PS3: PlayStation Move is a motion device belonging to Sony and has sold at least 1 million units in the first month of launch. Many consider that the PlayStation Move inspired by Nintendo’s motion, the Nintendo Wii, with more superior graphics quality. With PlayStation Move you can play various games from family games to hardcore games. You can even play Resident Evil 5, SOCOM 4, and Killzone 3 with it.
Xbox 360: Microsoft Kinect is the motion device of the Xbox 360. This powerful device has a very impressive sales. The sales even exceed iPad’s sales. Kinect claimed to have sold approximately 2.5 million units within 25 days since his first sales took place in early November. While iPad itself only sold approximately 2 million units in two months from its release date.
With Kinect, you do not need to use a controller in playing games. Instead you are the controller. No other additional equipment. Kinect using sophisticated technology that can recognize your movement and mirror that movement in the game. You just move your body, arms and legs, and the movement will be instantly replicated on the screen. Through Kinect you can also control the HD Movie only with the wave of a hand.
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PS3 vs Xbox 360 – Online Service
PS3: PlayStation Network (PSN) is a free service for PS3 fans. With PSN, gamers can receive various benefits, among others, they can play multiplayer games online, download movies from the store, and get the online manual instruction. Currently there is also a paid PSN called PlayStation Plus. These enhancements include the ability to get updated game and system software downloaded automatically to the PlayStation 3, get exclusive or early access to some betas, premium downloadable content, and other items on PlayStation store plus Qore free subscription. You can choose either a one-year or a three-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.
Xbox 360: Xbox LIVE is an digital media delivery service and online multiplayer gaming operated and created by Microsoft. It charges users a fee to play multiplayer gaming. There are two version, Silver membership and Gold membership. With Silver membership you can get HD movies and game demos. But if you want to play multiplayer games, you have to upgrade your membership to Gold.
Those are some factors that exist in PS3 vs Xbox 360. Each console has its own strength. If you do not already have a console, which one would you buy?