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The xbox 360 v.s. the playstation3

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Started: 3/25/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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The Xbox 360 is better than the playstation3 because the Xbox360 has better games and better upgrades.


The question of whether the X-box or the PS3 is "better" than the other is a matter of opinion.

Determining which one is "better" depends on the person using the game console, because each console offers a wide variety of differentiating features - some will love one console, and others will hate it.

To figure out which console is better for you, you can easily go to each platforms website and compare specs. Get the one that offers you what you need, and has the games you want to play! Look at what you need to buy seperately from the console for it to work as well. Be sure to check out the controllers for each. Having a controller you enjoy is important!

Here are some general aspects -

Merits for the PS3

Plays Blu-ray disks
Superior movie player
Better processor

More reliable
Ability to stream movies from Netflix

(From the PS website for the 250gig)

250GB HDD for storing games, music, videos and photos
High Definition Blu-ray™ player
Internet ready with built-in Wi-Fi
Two USB ports
HDMI output for 1080p resolution (cable sold separately)
Cell Broadband Engine advanced microprocessor
PlayStation´┐ŻNetwork membership
Hard Drive 2.5' Serial ATA (250GB)
Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi* Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless Controller Bluetooth (up to 7)
A/V Output Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI**: HDMI + Bravia Sync
Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1
Blu-ray™/DVD/CD DRIVE "read only"
I/O USB 2.0 X 2
Dimensions Approximately 290mm (W) x 65mm (H) x 290mm (D)
Weight Approximately 3.2 kg
CPU Cell Broadband Engine™
Memory 256MB XDR Main RAM
Removable Media Slots
Optical Drive


This is why the PS3 is better then a X-Box 360.
Debate Round No. 1


My first argument is that the xbox360 has better upgrades. Well the xbox360 has the xbox 360 elite and the xbox kinect. The Elite has a more extended . The kinect is a virtually powered games where you are the controller. Price: This is obvious; the XBOX 360 core is only $299. The PS3 is around $499 for the 20GB version. It comes with a hard drive, but you don't need a hard drive to enjoy a lot of great games on the 360 so I think it's fair to compare both core systems.

Performance: On paper, the PS3 is more powerful. In reality, it's quite inferior to the 360. Without getting into too many details, the three general-purpose CPU's the xbox360 has are currently FAR easier to take advantage of than the SPU's on the PS3. I suspect a few years down the road some high budget, first party PS3 exclusive titles will come out that really take advantage of the SPU's and do things the XBOX 360 can't, but I don't think the console is worth buying based on this speculation (for some it will be though, we'll have to wait and see how these games turn out).


The PS3 is stronger. The RSX Graphical Processing Unit has been clocked at 1.8TFLOPS, a very powerful figure. It features the Cell processor which has seven cores running at 3.2GHz. In comparison, the 360 has only three cores running at 3.2GHz, and its overall performance is clocked at 1TFLOP. The PS3's GPU tops an entire 360 by itself, without bringing in its processor.

The PS3 is cheaper. Yes, cheaper. For $300, you could get a 360 with 60GB disk space, or you could get a 80GB PS3 for $400, paying only $100 extra for all those things the 360 lacks: More powerful hardware, Bluray player, integrated WiFi, free online gaming, rechargeable gamepads (thus saving batteries), and media center capabilities. With its powerful hardware, the PS3 is much more future-proof than the 360, which still works on DVDs.

The PS3 is more reliable. The machine has an integrated AC adapter, the fans are perfectly silent, it has extremely rare hardware failure issues while the 360 fails over and over with the infamous Red Ring of Death issue, and many other heating issues.

Concerning games, the PS3 has had many exclusive blockbusters. Little Big Planet, Resistance 1/2, KillZone 2, Heavenly Sword, Metal Gear Solid 4, Valkyria Chronicles, Uncharted, and many more. I do agree on the point that the 360 also has many great games, so I'll just say that it depends on which system you feel has games that you would personally enjoy playing more.

The PS3 does more stuff. It also functions as a Bluray player, what with Bluray winning the HD format war, this fact has its importance rising with time, as BD slowly overpowers DVD as the leading format for movies (and games!). It works as a media center, allows you to share music and videos between your HDTV and your computer.
only because it was released a while after the 360. In the last two years, the PS3 has sold more units than the 360 did in its first two years of release.
Debate Round No. 2


My second argument is that the xbox has more and better games. the PlayStation does not have any of the halo games the PlayStation network, which is basically the PlayStation version of xbox live, SUCKS. It is laggy, doesn't have as large of a marketplace, or as many features.
It's controller is too small. It has exclusives such as Halo and Forza.
Xbox Live, the xbox 360's online service, is much better and more reliable than the PlayStation network.
All the new xboxes have the jasper chip set inside, so the xbox's failure rate is now less than that of the Play Station 3's
The controller can fit in your hand better than the PS3's.
The 360 focuses mainly on it's purpose as a gaming console. While the PS3 has some very good games, most of those games also came out on the 360 and more. Many games come out exclusively for the 360 (i.e. Halo). The 360 has the best online multilayer of any other next-generation console. You may find things go somewhat faster when playing on a 360. An Elite is also the way to go. Many people have had many problems with the 360's overheating and melting a small chip inside. The Elites have fixed this problem. I've had my elite for about a year now and I couldn't be happier.LOOK AND FEEL
Our initial response to the Playstation 3 is that it has a more elegant look and feel than the Xbox 360 Elite. It is glossy black with a slicker user interface than that of the Xbox 360. The startup sound reminds you of when the lights go out at the opera house. Very classy. Advantage: PS3

The CPU of the Playstation 3 is a 3.2GHz Cell Broadband Engine with up to 8 "synergistic" processing units. The Xbox 360 sports a custom 3.2GHz G5 with 3 dual-threaded cores. The Playstation 3 has 512K of L2 cache while the Xbox 360 has 1MB of L2 cache. The PS3 has 256MB of main memory plus 256MB of video memory while the Xbox 360 shares 512MB between the CPU and GPU. Plus it has 10MB of very fast eDRAM dedicated to the GPU. The memory bandwidth of the PS3 is 25.6GB/s versus 22.4GB/s for the Xbox 360.

The Playstation 3 uses an nVidia RSX "Reality Synthesizer" graphics processor (GPU) with 24 pixel pipelines and 12 vertex pipelines while the Xbox 360 uses a custom ATI processor with 48 unified pixel/vertex pipelines.

Combining the CPU and GPU power, the Playstation 3 is rated at 51 billion dot-product-operations-per-second (dpo/s). The Xbox 360 is rated at 34 billion dpo/s. Advantage: PS3

The PS3 model we tested came with a 60GB hard drive. The Xbox 360 Elite has 120GB drive. Advantage: Xbox 360 Elite

The PS 3 optical drive is a slot loading Blu-ray BD-ROM drive. It can launch games or play DVD movie discs or Blu-ray movie discs. The Xbox 360 has a tray load Dual-Layer DVD-ROM drive. To play HD movies on the Xbox 360, you must purchase a $199 optional external tray load HD-DVD player that can only be used for DVD or HD-DVD movie playback. The internal tray load optical drive is still required for launching games. Advantage: PS3

The PS3 has support for various memory cards (SD, CF, and Memory Stick). The Xbox 360 sports two memory card slots that accept proprietary memory units (up to 512MB each). Both consoles have multiple USB 2.0 ports. I understand you can use them to connect things like the iPod, Flash Drives, USB hard drives, and even Sony's PSP. Advantage: PS3

The Playstation 3's fans are quieter than the Xbox 360. When first turned on, the PS3 is under 40db while the Xbox hovers at 47db. When a game disc is loaded and the game is running, the PS3 rises to 44db while the Xbox rises to 55db. Of course, when we turn on the sound courtesy of our Bose 3-2-1 system, the decibel level rises over 73, drowning out any noise from the game console fans.

However, if you are trying to watch a quiet scene in a movie, the Xbox fan noise interfered with the pleasure of the moment. That wasn't the case with the PS3. Advantage: PS3
(NOTE: Placing the consoles on carpeted flooring helped keep the perception of fan noise to a minimum.)

The PS3 has an HDMI port and supports 1080p. That comes in handy with our new Sony 46" 1080p LCD flat panel screen. In the case of the Xbox 360 the best quality video output is component and maxes at 1080i. The Xbox 360 Elite, however, does include an HDMI port and supports 1080p. Advantage: neither

Toslink optical audio ports are available on both consoles. The PS3's audio circuitry can decode up to 7.1 channels of audio in the Dolby Digital, DTS, SACD and Dolby TrueHD formats. The Xbox 360 can decode up to 5.1 channels of audio in Dolby Digtal and DTS. It down-converts Dolby TrueHD. Advantage: PS3

The gamepads for the Playstation 3 are smaller and lighter than the Xbox 360's. The PS2 pads are Bluetooth wireless while the Xbox pads are 2.4GHz wireless.

The PS3 pads have non-removable batteries that recharge when connected to the USB port (or the optional charger). The Xbox 360 gamepads use two removable AA batteries. We use Ni-MH batteries which we recharge using a third party 15 minute charger. I understand you can get special battery packs and chargers. Advantage: PS3

At the time of our original posting, there were more native Xbox 360 titles (297) than native Playstation 3 titles (95). This may be due to the fact that the Xbox 360 shipped a year before the PS3. Given enough time, the PS3 could catch up. After all, the PS2 has 1394 titles to the old Xbox's 824 titles. Then again developers report that the Xbox 360 has easier-to-use development tools than the PS3. Plus, Microsoft Games has an exclusive on killer racing titles like Forza 2 Motorsport and Project Gotham Racing 3. Advantage: Xbox 360 -- for now.

Since we are focused on car racing, Gamefly lists 7 "coming soon" titles plus 5 current titles for the PS3 for a total of 12. They list 9 future racing titles for the Xbox 360 plus 10 current titles for a total of 19. Advantage: Xbox 360.

What about compatibility with older models of consoles? The Xbox 360 will handle 23 Xbox racing titles while the PS3 can play 48 PS2 racing titles without any problems. That can be useful when you want to play a racing game like Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) until the HD version is released for the PS3. We've been playing the Xbox version of Forza Motorsport on the Xbox 360 since January 2006. Forza 2 for the Xbox 360 will finally ship on May 29th, 2007. Advantage: PS3 (even for non-racing titles)

If I had to pick between the Xbox 360 Elite and the Playstation 3 for car racing simulations, the Xbox 360 gets the nod because it has an exclusive on Project Gotham Racing 3 and Forza 2 Motorsport. Both games have spawned their own subcultures that rival that of World of Warcraft. Last year Microsoft sponsored a contest to find the best PGR race driver in the world. The twelve finalists received a free trip to the Lamborgini factory in Bologna, Italy. The 15 year old from Sweden won.


Of course the X-Box 360 has Kinect but Sony is working on a new thing called Sony-Play.The PlayStation, Pureisutēshon Surī?, officially abbreviated as PS3 is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. The PlayStation 3 competes with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

A major feature that distinguishes the PlayStation 3 from its predecessors is its unified online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, which contrasts with Sony's former policy of relying on video game developers for online play.Other major features of the console include its robust multimedia capabilities, connectivity with the PlayStation Portable,and its use of the Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage medium. The PS3 was also the first Blu-ray 2.0-compliant Blu-ray player on the market

The PlayStation 3 was first released on November 11, 2006 in Japan, November 17, 2006 in North America,March 16, 2007 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and March 23, 2007 in mainland Europe and Oceania. Two stock-keeping units were available at launch: a basic model with a 20 GB hard disk drive (which was not released in Europe or Oceania) and a premium model with a 60 GB hard drive and several additional features. Since then several revisions have been made to the console's available models, most notably with the release of a new slim model in September 2009 to coincide with rebranding of the console and its logo.

In March 2011 the European Court of Justice sitting at The Hague issued an order, applying only to the Netherlands, for European customs officers to seize all shipments of the PlayStation 3 as part of an ongoing patent dispute between Sony and LG Corp., the latter claiming that Sony had infringed a number of patents relating to the playback of Blu-Ray discs. LG Corp. also filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission. The injunction was lifted on March 10, 2011, and LG was fined for its actions
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Reasons for voting decision: A lot of stuff Pro said was wrong.
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Reasons for voting decision: I had no idea what Con was talking about. Pro put it in a simpler form.
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Reasons for voting decision: PS3 has way more exclusives than xbox. Plus what it comes down to it the Pro Gave Con some points.