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Playstation 3 Vs XBOX 360

Before I get started, I feel like I need everyone to know that I am a PlayStation 3 owner, but I assure everyone that I am not as predisposed as most console owners towards their systems. My roommate has an XBOX and I spent quite a bit of time playing Halo 3 and Gears of War with him, so I have a lot of respect for the console.

I bought a PS3 because I had been waiting for one since I got my PS2. I used to be loyal to Sony mainly because they had done so well with their previous systems and had games that blew up the Nintendo 64, which was the system I had in elementary school (bad decision).

When PS3 came out, XBOX 360 was already in the homes of millions of people and the pricey $ 600 price tag on the PS3 kept gamers at bay for a while, who hoped they could keep busy with a PSP until the price dropped. I waited until a year after he went out to buy one and by then I was used to satisfying my video game needs with the XBOX 360.

An important difference between the two systems is the technical specifications. PS3 fans can boast that the system has superior technology and therefore better graphics and more memory on blu-ray discs. XBOX 360 can argue that your library has more popular games like the Halo series and Gears of War.

From what I’ve personally seen, there doesn’t seem to be a big difference in graphics between the two systems; my friend and I got copies of Call of Duty 4 and Grand Theft Auto 4 for our respective systems and I honestly can’t say there is a difference between my PS3 and their XBOX 360. This is just one of my theories, but when they games are made for both systems, the limits on graphics can only go as far as the XBOX 360 can handle, while the PS3 could go much further, but again it’s just a theory.

After the discontinuation of HD DVDs, I thought XBOX 360 was done because I thought that if people had the option to buy a gaming system and a DVD player in one (a PS3) they would; Although it did not seem to alter the sales of XBOX 360 as much.

Most people, like me, were surprised when it was revealed at E3 that Final Fantasy XIII would be coming to XBOX, I have to say that I am very impressed with Microsoft’s strategy of buying rights to games once exclusively for PS3 and keeping the games for XBOX. out of the PS3 library.

Despite Microsoft’s aggressive plan to get the rights to the games once exclusively for the PS3, I’m going to make a prediction that Sony will have the upper hand in the console war for a few main reasons: We haven’t started to see the possibilities. what the PS3 hardware is capable of. The Blu-ray disc can hold a lot of memory than the 360 ​​DVD. Also, the PS3 online service is free and XBOX live costs about $ 50 a year.

So ultimately my advice to the person looking to buy one of these great consoles would be to invest in a PS3 as it will probably have a longer lifespan than the 360, but if you can find a 360 for an extra price, get it. . it wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

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