Heresz the Deal..
&& Im guessing this is for christmas Lol
But... if your parents want to save more... it Is Xbox 360 Elite
aLOTHUGH.. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING more Entertaining & more pricey it is PS3...
Ok the playstation 3 is expensive weighing in at £425 however if you compare just the Basic Hardware with say XBox 360, you will be surprised how cost effective it is.
For example the XBox 360 Premium console, has 20 GB hard drive, headset, wireless controller, AV cable.
And costs around £279, if you can wait until 24th August 07 Microsoft have planned to release the Xbox 360 Elite
The Xbox 360 Elite is an All new Super Sexy Black, with 120GB Harddrive and a HDMI output + HDMI lead all for an estimated price of £320.
However there are some bits missing from the XBox 360:
If you want to connect wyour Xbox 360 wirelessly to the internet your going to need the official 'Wireless Bridge" this will set you back around £60.
The PS3 has built in wireless capabilities, and is enabled from the PS 3 Menu
The Xbox 360 & PS3 both support High definition gaming, however
If you want to playback HD-DVD discs you will need a separate add on HD-Drive device this will set you back around £130
The PS3 has build in BD-Drive ( Blu-Ray ), so is all set to playback Blu-Ray Discs out of the box, infact if you go to your local video rental store you will find a limited about of Blu-Ray titles you can rent, I can't say that I have seen any HD-DVD discs for rental so far.
If you use a wireless controller, you will find that XBox 360 will eat the batteries, you can purchase a rechargable pack, which costs about £10.
The PS3's wireless controller, comes with a USB cable which allows it to be plugged into the console and automatically charges it up, when it's charged you just unplug the USB cable and you have a full wireless controller.
Not to mention that the PS3 controller actually reacts to movement.
If you actually move the controller up/down, left/right, roll and pitch, then it effects the movement in the game, of course this is depedant on if the game supports it.
The next thing to look is Playing Live aganist other people over the Internet.
Xbox 360 consoles requires a subscription to XBox Live, you are looking at paying around £30-£40 a year to play online with Gold membership to access and use the Game servers with full voice&messenging capabilities.
With PS3 the whole online gaming enviroment is free, there is no access charges or subscriptions for using the Game servers, if you have Internet access in your house then you can connect your PS3 wirelessly or using the ethernet cable ( supplied with the PS3 ) and your off.
All though the Xbox 360 is smaller , microsoft made up for this by giving you a huge Power Brick and chunky cables to plug in, the actually noise created is actually quite loud I have to say.
Also the Xbox 360 does have a habbit of over heating due to poor design, this can have devistating consequences, however the new Xbox 360 Elite is not suppose to suffer these problems, although this isn't confirmed yet.
The PS3, is actually all one unit it's power supply is built in, so it's a case of what you see is what you get, and it's very sleak.
You can position it vertically or horizontally.
It's very quite, and doesn't appear to over heat.
Hope i Helped...
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