xbox 360 or playstation 3?

xbox 360 or playstation 3?


I have the money for either one, but only one. I would prefer to have the ps3, but I would like to be able to play games with friends in xbox live. Could I do that with the ps3?


  1. If you want to play with your friends your going to have to go Xbox, it sucks but its the truth.

  2. first off all, your asking this question in the ps3 catigorey, which means people will mostly answers ps3, if you want a true answer put this question in the video and online games section

  3. – ps3 has a built-in blu-ray player (360 does not

    -ps3 supports 1.3 HDMI which has rich colors and xbox supports 1.2 HDMI

    – ps3 has much more and better exclusives, most of them cant go to xbox 360 because it cant handle that many data(DVD- 8.5gb, blu-ray 50gb)

    – because of the blu-ray’s huge space, ps3 will have WAY better graphics than 360

    – online is free for ps3 not like 360

    – ps3 will have over 300 games released by this spring

    – you can browse the internet on ps3, no such thing for xbox 360

    – playstation home is coming out this spring, its a virtual community where you can hang out with friends and customize your own apartment which xbox doesnt have(FREE)

    – ps3 is a true HD console. xbox 360 upscale games to 1080p and ps3 DISPLAY games up to 1080p

    – built in Wi-Fi ( not on 360)

    – xbox 360: 33% hardware failure

    ps3:.2% hardware failure(see the decimal? less than 1%!)

    – ps3 has better back-comp except the 40gb

    – xbox 360 already has been maxed out to its potential with gears of war. ps3 has not been maxed out yet- look at uncharted drakes fortune, better graphics than gears and its only 30% of ps3’s potential

    – you can upgrade your harddrive without voiding warranties with any 2.5 HDD, which xbox cant because you have to buy a xbox HDD

    (they actually have the step by step on how to upgrade it on

    those are the ones that i know right off my mind but there are much more reason than this

    Now I want you to do me a favor, list all the reasons why xbox is better than ps3. I PROMISE you that nobody will get at least 5 reasons

    if you get ps3, look at this, you will be able to play metal gear solid 4, haze, killzone 2, resistance 2(60 player online!!), final fantasy XIII, motorstorm 2, little big planet, better version of GTA IV, god of war 3, uncharted drake’s fortune, heavenly sword, ratchet and clank, SOCOM: confrontation, gran turismo 5, ETC- [url is not allowed].

    All 360 has is Gears of War 2 and. The world may never know.

    Prices as of today:

    ps3- 80gb: $499 with MGS4 and a Dualshock 3

    40gb: $399 with spiderman 3 blu-ray

    xbox 360(premium)- $349

    (elite)- $449

    if you want the accessories that ps3 comes with, that would add up to over 700 dollars, so that means ps3 is cheaper

    xbox 360 pricing to match ps3’s features:

    $349/$449- console

    $50- XBL subscription(only for 1 YEAR) pay $50 every year

    $100- wi-fi adaptor

    $200- HD-DVD drive add-on

    $20- rechargeable battery kit

    all comes out to $720/$820- add $50 each year you subscribe for XBL

    ps3 features:

    $399/$499- console

    spiderman 3 blu-ray movie/motorstorm

    online- free

    rechargeable battery- built in the controller

    wi-fi built in

    blu-ray player(better than HD-DVD) built in

    all comes out to $399/$499, oh my,look at that, its the same price as before

    PS3 will win the console war, no doubt. Xbox 360 and Wii are so weak from technological point of view, that in couple of years they won’t be capable of dealing with serious graphics. GTA IV, for instance, Was not even announced for Wii – this toy won’t be able to cope with the game’s requirements.

    Let’s compare PS3 and XBOX 360:

    1). A third of XBOX 360 (33%) are malfunctioning right from the start. PS3 return rate is only around 0.2%. Despite some people say, that new 360 has no breakdown issues – just visit Xbox section of Yahoo answers and see for yourself an amount of complaints.

    2). PS3 has 7 kernels in Cell processor, Xbox 360 -only 3.

    3). PS3 uses advanced tech called Blu-Ray, one disc can store up to 25 (single layer) and dual layer 54 gb (in the future – up to 200 gb), Xbox 360 – regular dual layer DVD-9 (8.5GB). It’s possible to get HD-DVD (max. – 30GB) for 360, but it’ll cost you around 50$. Besides, HD-DVD had lost the format war with Blu-ray. Toshiba had stopped to manufacture them, Microsoft too.

    4). Calculations per sec – PS3 – 51-billion-dot-product-operati. per second

    Xbox 360 – 33.6-billion-dot-product-opera. per second

    5). PS3 has full media support – USBs, built-in 4 slots card reader (except 20GB and 40GB versions), ability to use printer and so on.

    Xbox 360 has USBs and only 2 memory slots.

    6). PS3 supports up to 7 Bluetooth Controllers

    Xbox 360 – up to 4 Controllers

    7). PS3 – wi-fi included (except 20 gb version)

    Xbox 360 – wi-fi will cost you around 100 $

    8). From the first technical sight – graphics are stronger in 360 (it has a stronger graphics chip – Xenos), BUT PS3 can use it’s Cell CPU for graphics too, which gives you better graphics in total. PS3 uses a weaker RSX chip, that was developed by Nvidia exclusively for PS3. RSX runs on 550 Mhz. It’s difficult to compare their graphics, because 360 has a video chip with totally different structure and operating memory is divided differently in both consoles. Xbox isn’t that versatile in dividing tasks between CPU and GPU as PS3. That’s why PS3 exclusives look better than 360’s exclusives.

    9). Xbox 360 is widely known for so-called “red ring of death” problem – it gets overheated easily. My PS3 was running for more than 15 hours non-stop with no problems. Sometimes Xbox 360 becomes so overheated, that thermopaste on CPU melts, drips on motherboard and successfully shortcircuits it. That’s why in some countries people call Xbox 360 “Coffin 360”.

    10). In 2008 PS3 will get more than 300 games, including Metal Gear Solid 4, The Agent and other great exclusives. Here is the good link to the future PS3 releases. [url is not allowed].

    11). PS3 online is free, Xbox 360 – you have to pay.

    12). There were reports, that 360 scratches discs. No reports on that in PS3.

    13). The funniest thing, that right now there are no games for PS3, that show full potential of the console. Biggest games weigh only 25 GB (Xbox 360 will need more than 3 discs even for those).

    14). On PS3 you can install other OS, such as Linux Yellow Dog, Ubuntu and others. Sony officially lets you do it. There is no such thing in 360.

    15). PS3 HDD can be replaced easily with any 2.5″ SATA 5400 RPM HDD (used in laptops). 250 GB will cost you around 170$. In 360 you have to buy exclusive HDD, where 20GB will cost you 100$.

    16).Sony expects PS3 to stay on the market for, at least, 7-10 years. Also Sony reduces price now. There is a cheaper 40GB version of PS3.

    17).Sony constantly upgrades PS3 software (free updates for OS) – you get new functions and improvements.

    18). PS3 controller (sixaxis) has a motion control – you move controller – game responds. Wii has it, Xbox 360 – doesn’t. PS3 is getting rumble controller (Dualshock 3) on 15.04.2008, Japan already has it. On I saw those controllers on sale 50$ and up (unofficial import).

    19).On PS3 you can help sick people by running Folding Home project. Wii and Xbox 360 didn’t even think about it.

    20).New 40GB is 399$ or 399 euro (depends on the region) – it has no backwards compatibility with PS2 games, has 2 USBs instead of 4, no built-in card reader, but it’s the same PS3, strong, reliable, less noisy, different cooling system. The price is friendly.

    21). But, to be just, I’m not a PS3 fanboy, so (despite I own one) hear this – PS3 games (exclusives) are very hard to develop due to complicated Cell’s architecture. We have to wait till developers will figure out how to develop games properly. Sometimes multiplatform games run not so good on PS3 due to the same developing issues – it’s hard for developers to get a grip on such advanced technologies

  4. Communist – You are an Idiot. A plain, old fashioned, uneducated Idiot. You never contribute anything to these posts other than “Don’t get that PS3 grill” Do you actually think people heed your advice? I bet you don’t even have either system.

  5. Firstly, if you own a PS3, then you can not communicate with Xbox owners.

    Secondly, choose the PS3!

    PS3: Best looking, plays blu-rays, has free online gaming, has the best graphics, has the fastest processor, can be used as a media play as it can play videos (can use divx), music and photo’s and if you install linux, can be your pc as well. Also, has a nice choice of exclusive games! The bad points are that it’s a bit heavy if you need to move it frequently, games are a bit expensive at the moment but they are falling in price and some people fnd the console expensive compared to the wii.

    Xbox 360: has nice set of exclusive games (HALO and PGR), can play your own music during games and thats about it. The bad points are you have to pay for online play (£40 per year!), has not got the best reliability, not as good graphics as the PS3 and doesn’t look all that good.

  6. xbox 360

    the ps3 is not a good system for sony it the worst of this gen sytem so don’t get a ps3 grill

  7. Both have online play, the 360’s is nearly flawless while the ps3’s is free.

    Xbox live is.just so incredible. – I should probably tell you that i am an avid gamer and have ever new-gen system.

    Continuing on.

    If you have many friends with a 360 and xbox live, then it’s a great way to keep in touch and have loads of fun at any time of convenience.

    To add to that, the 360’s game library is quite phenomenal.

    To go against that, Warhawk, MGS4, and uncharted are some great ps3 exclusives that can feed your fix for quite some time.

    I’m finishing up mgs4 right now, but i’ve heard that the metal gear online (included in mgs4) is quite solid and loads of fun.

    If money’s not a factor, i’d say go for the 360 just because it seems that your have peer pulls to play xbox live over ps3’s network. Live is only 60 bucks for 13 months, which, for me, is quite the steal seeing as live is just so darn awesome.

    Hope i helped

    EDIT: The dude above me is an idiot, don’t bother listening to people who say one is better than the other. Each new-gen system has its major pulls, it’s just in certain areas and at some times the pulls of one system overcome for a bit. And right now, it is the 360.

    That being said, i’m calling it right now. 2009 is going to be ALL about the ps3. So if you have the money by then, acquire both.

  8. Playstation, for one, you got a free harddrive (Xbox has it as an added feature). Playstation has free wi-fi. And Xbox has more problems that have now been discovered.

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