Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsGames & GearPlayStation · 1 decade ago

xbox360 or PS3 ?

hi im wondering on which to buy...a ps3..or a xbox360...

i have enough money for any model of the xbox360 thinking xbox360 elite ?...i only have enough money for the ps3 40gb version ...and im stuck on which to choose ... please tell me info on which 1 is better and worth its money

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The Playstation 3 is better because

    *Reliability- The PS3 has a .2% defect rate, the Xbox 360 has a 33% failure rate.

    *Cell Processor- The cell processor is an extremely powerful micro processor built of 8 processors (SPE's) and one PPE. This processor is built for extreme amounts of processing and is very useful for multi tasking through artificial intelligence, physics, lighting navigation, etc- The xbox 360 has a 3 core processor, which is strong in general processing, albeit not the best for video games.

    *RSX GPU- The RSX is a powerful GPU which is specialized to work with the cell processor to render DX10 like graphics by pooling it's RAM.- The xbox 360's GPU can only handle DX-9, while is good in the graphics department, though not the best.

    *Blu Ray- The next generation disc medium which can store up to 50GB (100GB in experimental models) The extra space allows game developers to make large responsive environments, complex artificial inelegance, HD video and audio, etc. without compression.- The xbox 360 only uses DVD for games, which can only hold 9GB, which results in short games, aka Halo 3, Bioshock, and gears of war.

    *Other operating systems- The ps3 can get different operating systems installed, such as Linux, allowing it to be an alternative computer, and you can install many different programs.- The xbox 360 cannot do this

    *Web browser- The ps3 has a decent web browser, which you can go to many different web sites with, it does have basic flash updates, but it does need to be improved upon, including in java, though this can be fixed easily via a firmware upgrade. Many popular sites like myspace and youtube are accessible though.- the xbox 360 doesn't have one

    *Folding@home- With this program which can be downloaded to any PS3 easily, you can use your PS3's extra processing power while you're not using it for Cancer research by folding and analyzing proteins.

    *Play TV- Pretty much Tivo for your ps3, a tuner that you can record things with. Though it has only been announced to launch in Europe so far.

    *Interchangeable hard drive- This pretty much means you can change the size of your hard drive with any hard drive so you can store more things.- you have to buy an expensive MS HDD for the 360

    *Built in wifi- Wifi lets you connect to the internet wirelessly- With the xbox 360 you have to buy a wifi adapter for $100, this comes standard in the PS3.

    *Free Online- the xbox 360 costs $50 per year

    *Playstation Home- Playstation home is an interactive community of ps3 users where you can play games or meet up with friends and hang out at your virtual home and hang outs, as well as stream live media(releasing in early 08 and is FREE)

    * Games- For now good games include; Heavenly Sword, Resistance Fall of Man, Rainbow Six Vegas, Folklore, warhawk, lair, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Call of Duty 4 Uncharted:Drakes Fortune, Motorstorm, Eye of Judgment etc. Good upcoming games are Haze, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4, Yakuza 3, White Knight Story, Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear online, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Afrika, Time Crisis 4, Tekken 6, Socom: Confrontation, L.A. Noire, Motorstorm 2, InFamous, Killzone 2, Kurayami, Way of the Samurai 3, etc. Over 300 games will be released by next spring.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get the ps3 because it offers more for less. The 360 doesn't have wireless internet or a next gen dvd player. The ps3 offers both of these features, for the same price of the 360. Plus, gamepro reviewed the hd dvd attachment for 360 and the ps3 as a blu ray player, the result? the hd dvd player sucked, while the ps3 produced stunning hd images. It is actually a better blu ray player than the first blu ray player to ever come out, the thousand dollar samsung one. Game developers are struggling putting good games on the 360 because the 360 uses dvd format for it's games and it has 9gb of space, the ps3's blu ray games offer 25 to 50 gb of space. Heck, resistance used 16gb worth of data! The 360 is already at it's best, ninga gaiden 2 coming out this spring puts the 360's tech at it's best. while the most advanced game for the ps3, Uncharted, uses 33% of the ps3's tech. The ps3 doesn't have many good games because it's difficult to make games for the ps3, it's something new that game developers aren't used to. The 40gb ps3 beats the elite hands down. The ps3 has the technology gamers need for the future, while the 360 has the most advanced technology of 2005.

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  • 4 years ago

    if you are buying a console for the family then the wii is the way to go for yourself id buy the 360 there is a very slim chance that u will get the ring of death ive had my box for a few years and havent gotten it plus all the games come with achivements so u neva get bored and the online play is outta this world if u get the ring of deat whle ur warranty still works they will try and fix it if they cant they'll give u a new xbox but graphic wise the ps3 is good buy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    xbox 360 of course

    many ps3 game currently avaliable sucks

    plus you must have a 60gb ps3 to play ps2 and ps games

    xbox360 is cheaper, 60 frame per sec on every game

    while ps3 have less in some games(bout 30-40)

    blu-ray won't give you any good since there not much movie on blu-ray yet

    but xbox is more popular because of XBOX LIVE

    trust me

    i'm master o' video games

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  • 1 decade ago

    if your going to get an xbox get the elite due to it having the falcon chip which reduces its chances of overheating.

    BUT if you wan't a ps3 DO NOT get the 40 gig save up for the 60gig (If you can find one) or the 80 gig. I say this because they have backwards compatibility with ps2 and ps1 games and the 40 gig has no backwards compatibility. And the ps3 is DEFINITLY worth the money, it has blue-ray, built in wifi for wirless internet play also it has bluetooth built in which leads to wireless accessories(headset, keyboard, BD remote, controllers) Also the ps3 has free online gameplay AND a huge list of exclusive games coming out later this year. Oh and don't forget playstation home.

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  • 1 decade ago

    well you have answered the question for yourself.

    At present xbox 360 is the best value for money console. PS3 is better but expensive and not many games are available on PS3.

    xbox 360 is way better than a PS2 or Wii so they dont stand a chance.

    final verdict : go for XboX 360

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  • Geo K
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    i would say buy a 20gb if you can find one if not buy the 40gb ps3.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why can you not search for this question? it has been asked sooooooooooooooo many times..I wont waste my time to tell should be obvious what to buy..

    Source(s): fed up seeing this question
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    xbox 360.

    i had an xbox but it broke

    i've wanted an xbox 360 forever but i ended up getting a wii.

    still a bit sad without my xbox

    once you get it a can come over and play ;)

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