Why the Xbox 360 Is Not the Perfect System

May 18, 2009
By , aurora, CO
Most people have an Xbox 360. A lot of people have a Nintendo Wii. PS3 sales are less then the 2 competitors. Since most people prefer e Xbox 360, it’s time for the PS3 to have the fame over the 360.
There are a lot of good things about the ps3 like the reflected shiny piano black color is like a mirror. Making decision is a problem so to get the best console; you have to compare the pros and cons. With my guidance, people can see why PS3 is better over the Xbox 360.
The disc for PS3 is called Blu-Ray disc and for the Xbox 360, it’s called DVD. Blu-Ray can hold up to 50 gigabytes while DVD can hold up to 10 gigabytes. That means the games and movies for PS3 can be longer with better graphics and since Blu-Ray came from Sony, Blu-ray cannot be on Xbox series.
The controller for PS3 is the same as PS2 except the “R2, L2” buttons are trigger and have a “PS” button instead “Select” button. For Xbox 360, the function of the controller is like PS2/PS3 because it was copy from Sony. The best part of the PS3 controller is the controller is wireless and can go up to 75 feet. To recharge the controller, just connect the USB type B to controller from PS3. But the 360 controller uses double A battery, also wireless but only goes up to 35 feet.
There is one major problem with the Xbox 360 “Red Ring of Death,” also known as “RROD.” This means if your 360 has 3 read lights, the 360 is dead. The PS3 on the other hand, has less then .3% failure rate while Xbox 360 has more the 10%. There have been reports of system failing after 2 or 3 weeks of play time after out of box.
If you have seen the price of PS3 and 360, you might think Xbox 360 is cheaper. You’re wrong. The PS3 now cost 400 USD (U.S. Dollar) while the Xbox 360 cost over 400 USD. Take for example the cheapest 360, 200 USD. Add the double A battery cost plus separate wi-fi connection that is around 100 USD now equal over 300 USD. Now add 50 USD per year for online and other separate stuff. Interested in 360 now?
Although the Xbox 360 online (Xbox Live) is better then PlayStation Network and has fees, The PSN is free. The PS3/PSN support internet browsing which you can go to any website wired or wireless using wi-fi. The 360 does not have internet browsing and does not have built-in wi-fi which the PS3 have so you have to buy a separate 100 USD wi-fi connection. Also the highest number of online player capacity for PS3 is 256 players for this new upcoming game called “MAG” while 360 highest is less then 40 players.
Even though the 360 is a good system, PS3 has more reason why to get the PS3 unless you want a system that breaks 2 weeks after out of box. If the PS3 is not what you prefer, get the Nintendo Wii. It’s great for family and it’s a family system.

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DinobarNie said...
May 18 at 8:17 pm
dude...... PS4 is out now
skyvex1 said...
Dec. 1, 2015 at 2:10 pm
Confusing. You gave a point to Xbox in th begging and then you list pointless details like the shiny PS3 controller.
skyvex1 said...
Dec. 1, 2015 at 12:57 pm
You forgot to meantion that the Xbox 360 has no buffers so all your discs would get scratched if the Xbox was moved physically. Many many people's games have been destroyed that way.
TinoS said...
Apr. 9, 2015 at 10:53 am
This is review is almost a complete lie. The Xbox 360 is actually $100 USD and it's like $5 every month for live. You also said the 360 controller is a 'copy' of the PS3 controller when in reality it is way different and is designed for comfort unlike the PlayStation controllers. I should also let you know that on PSN it would also cost money for wifi considering wifi isn't bought with the system, it is bought with your cable. Being a fan of both I would say they're pretty reliable. The Red Ring... (more »)
Maxman said...
Jan. 10, 2014 at 2:32 pm
Xbox is better!!!!!!!!
MichealMulkey said...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:28 am
i want this to be the  most discussed topic
MichealMulkey said...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:27 am
i want this to be  the most discussed topic
MichealMulkey said...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:25 am
i want this to be the most discussed topic
MichealMulkey said...
Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:25 am
i want this to be the most discussed topic  
MichealMulkey said...
Dec. 5, 2013 at 10:46 am
Im sorry, i strongly dissagree with the PS3 being any better. First off, you are very grammatically incorrect. Second of all, your facts are probably from wikipedia. Xbox software is twice as reliable than any sony device becuase the company speciallizes in what it does. You must remember, you're arguing for a company that makes over 300 different products. Sony is a very unreliable source (example:the playstation network that you keep saying is "sooooo good," got hacked a while ba... (more »)
MichealMulkey replied...
Dec. 5, 2013 at 10:59 am
P.S. Just to make sure we're clear, I own both devices and a Wii. I am a completley neutral argument, but if you really want to argue facts about these two devices. I will tell you some things wrong with playstation as well. I dont believe either are more dominant, do more people support playstation? Yes, but you have to factor in that playstation has made more consoles that xbox and had way more time to be this advanced. The way that these two consoles are even competing is kind of incredib... (more »)
LionsBlue said...
Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm
The xbox 360 will always be awesome
Aircrafter said...
Apr. 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm
This review is so biased and probably uninformed its not even funny.
danieltc This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 26, 2014 at 10:52 pm
This is an opinion article. It's supposed to be biased.
GM999 said...
Apr. 12, 2013 at 8:13 am
   I have come to the realization months ago that this whole 'console wars' thing is getting really tiring. Ok, first I got the Wii, then a Xbox360; yes, I am a fan of Halo (mainly the lore & bits of it's gameplay(Halo 4 was a bit of a disappointment in my opinion when it came to the lore)) & SSB. I do have a PS2 but barely use it. There is a reason why I do not have a PS3 & you can thank the PSN hack that happened 1 or 2 years ago. The main reason of getti... (more »)
skyvex1 replied...
Dec. 1, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Same. I'll just stick with PC here.
Lynnsanity said...
Feb. 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm
So true love this article. PS3 has always been better than 360.
Lawless-FlameRose said...
Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:29 am
Dude PS3 is the best system of all time
ElBossman replied...
May 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm
Lawless-FlameRose, you are wrong. Sure PS3 is a great gamesystem and XBOX360 is also great and thay have both great things about them, but the main thing people buy are Multiplayer games #1 and to a lesser extent Campaign games. Xbox has way better multiplayer but worse campaign than PS3, that is why I say a PC that is AlienWare is better than both, not just a regular PC but AlienWare. Xbox and PS3 are tied because PS3 has worse multiplayer than xbox (which I pretty much only play) but has bette... (more »)
WilliamN replied...
May 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm
Heh, AlienWares are great, but I just like any PC that will let me play my videogames.
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