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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Julio S. said...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:34 am
the xbox will live on
Brian110 replied...
May 26, 2015 at 12:18 pm
forever, 360....
Kurt K. said...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:33 am
I think that this article was a very good topic (many can argue and clash about it) but really revise your work and triple check all sources. There are very little mistakes everywhere and there are rechargeable Xbox controllers and a search engine .
Kurt K. said...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:29 am
Lol hey Gus
GustavoAmparan said...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 10:37 am
Its all about personal preference.
FencingFan123 said...
Nov. 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Your fact about the 360 not having a browser is incorrect, you can use bing, or you can download the internet explorer app For FREE!!!
william wells said...
Nov. 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm
X-box does not get hacked. We can go on the Internet. We can recharge or controlers. So shut it.
XxProGamerxX said...
Nov. 16, 2012 at 11:41 am
Today im going to tell you why the xbox is way better then the Ps3 for one Ps3 has bad games not all of the games are bad i have a Ps3 and a xbox360 but i preferr the xbox over the Ps3 because the thing about the ps3 is that say if u have gotten call of duty black ops 2 for the Ps3 it is going to suck and it will look bad and it is way more laggy for the xbox it is less laggy and the picture is more easy on your eyes and there are a lot of better games for the xbox than the Ps3 to sum it all up ... (more »)
CW239 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm
I was interested to hear that someone dared to venture into the console wars battlefield. However, I was put off by two things: your grammar and the way you bash the Xbox. I don't think it's perfect either; Xbox Live is infuriating and it has less space for data. However, it seemed at some points you were exaggerating. In the last paragraph, you said the ps3 is better "unless you want a system that breaks two weeks out of the box." As someone who plays Xbox, it's almost lik... (more »)
ShiningYoshi replied...
Nov. 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Good point...
iAaron said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 9:46 am
Finally someone who agrees with me.
pizzagrenade said...
Mar. 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm
I have been an Xbox gamer since the very beginning, and I would just like to say. It isn't the perfect system. It's not the best looking. It doesn't have all of the best games (has Halo and Gears Of War though) and it doesn't have a blue ray player. But, so what? Nothing can be perfect. PS3 isn't perfect either and no one will ever prove (outside of their own opinion) that either console is better than the other.
FaZe SnEakyNiNjA said...
Jan. 9, 2012 at 8:46 am
360 is a dominate over ps3 for hardcore gamers for the famliy gamer get a ps3 if your just so pro that you can pull a 360 temperrr on a tdm for final kill get a xbox its multiplayers better and contorlers harder to use makeing it more of a chalenge to play the game i play all of the cods i own cod1-wm3 but i also play BF3 best game ever btw my freind has the same on ps3 and im good on xbox but on ps3 its just way to easy i can destroy thos punks my kd on ps3 is like nearly 9.50 (rediculusly high... (more »)
LiteCloud said...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm
2 times, and ever since then it's been up for a while.
aduwqreoij said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 9:31 am
i think xbox 360 is better and i think u smell
subtle replied...
Dec. 23, 2011 at 6:42 pm
subtle (not!)
Brittbyheart said...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I have been a Sony fan for ever. My brother had the PS1 and PS2 and when I was old enough to play video games I got the PS3. I am a girl, and probably one of the few who love to play shooting games. And let me tell you, when it comes down to it, PS3 is ALL about quality! True, the online gaming isnot the best, and at times I do wish all i had to do was caugh up a few bucks and have spotless internet on the system. But I could live without it. Blue-Rays, amazing. Have your own music playlist o... (more »)

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Nov. 29, 2011 at 8:22 am
  u sound hot call me 7041839912
Daffe10 replied...
Feb. 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm
FINALLY! Another girl that plays FPS! Personally, I like the xbox 360 much better. For PS3, I play SOCOM, Gran Turismo, Tomb Raider, and since my xbox copy won't work anymore, Oblivion. I used to play COD 4 on PS3, but then I got the xbox version. I pretty much play every other game on my 360. I really don't care for the PS3, but it is nice for watching netflix and movies. Now, the PS2 is SO much better than the original xbox. That right there is nostalgiac gold, but I think the PS3 sucks.
IzuoKanada replied...
Sept. 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm
No... The PS3 doesn't suck. It rocks,  You just have to look for the right games. Like the article said, PS3 has free online, blue ray, and wi-fi. Also I might sound biased, but it has better exclusives, like Beyond two souls (Which isn't out yet, but will be),  God of War, Uncharted 2 and 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, Journey, and a bunch of others. As a child I was raised with gaming and now I believe that you should take time to observe the qualities of the game, or console. This a... (more »)
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