Saturday, May 5, 2012

PS3 Vs Xbox 360 Game Consoles

When you are asked to compare between PS3 and Xbox 360, you are going to have a tough time deciding which is better because both of them are tremendously popular. Even the game lovers find difficulty to compare both of them too.

Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) is launched by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2006, a seventh generation video game console, followed by PlayStation 2. This game console provides functions like, online gaming, along with a high-definition optical disc format and Blu-ray Disc as storage medium. PS3 has upgraded and made gaming easier and interesting. Currently, two models of PS3 - 120 GB Slim and 250 GB Slim - are available. In the contrary, Microsoft's Xbox 360 is launched by Microsoft in 2005, followed by Xbox. Functions like Xbox Live, online gaming, option of downloading games, TV shows, movies and game demos are offered. 39 million of Xbox 360 consoles were sold around the world. Xbox 360 is available in two configurations - 'Arcade' and 'Elite'.

To decide which is better, let's consider their super excellent features. The Cell engine (microprocessor chip) in PS3 is more proficient than Xbox's triple-core Xenon CPU. It also depends on the graphic processing unit (GPU) to observe their performance to a great extent. Xbox 360 with Xenos GPU is greater than PS3 with RSX GPU. Besides that, Blu-ray Disc with a storing capacity about 54 gigs as the primary storage medium in PS3, in another hand, Microsoft Xbox 360 consists of double layer DVDs with a storing capacity of 9 gigs as storage medium. Both of them come with a hard disk drive to enable users to store more games on the console. It is very important to have more memory storage medium to store the online games and not a barrier to download games.

In conclusion, Xbox 360 and PS3 have their own advantages and disadvantages. Hardcore gamers will prefer Xbox 360 and people will happy with the PS3 if they are looking for entertainment device. It is very hard to choose which is better, it depends on which can fulfill your requirement in price, functions and design as well.

Anna has been writing articles online for nearly 3 years now and she really likes to playing online games. You might want to check out her favorite dress up games at Games for Girls.

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