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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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 »)

Lawless-FlameRose replied...
Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:39 am
I`ve played games my entire life(every system ever made) and my opinion is alwayz fair and i think i speak for all sony true fans when i say ...PS3 ROCKS!!!
Freshdom said...
Nov. 10, 2011 at 1:00 am
Every console has it's pros and cons. I really love the Xbox360, and i've owned this console for about 4 years now. However, i do have to accept that i would like to have a lot of the features the PS3 can offer.
bacecaptain said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm

All of you have overlooked one of the best gaming systems ever with the best graphics, online play, sound, 3D capabilities, and FPS ever



Brittbyheart replied...
Nov. 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm
MineCraft doesn't count as a game.
ChristianTeen replied...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm
Yeh, but pc is full of hackers, and the controller system isn't as fun as home consoles...
LiteCloud replied...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 8:15 pm
Brittbyheart, your ignorance is making you look stupid. PC Gaming is more than just MineCraft. PCs can handle way more graphical and computing power than any console in this day and age.
LiteCloud replied...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 11:57 am
May I also add that any console and any console's games were developed on PCs?
Daffe10 replied...
Feb. 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm
I like the PC for Sims. Sims on the PS2 and xbox suck. The only other game I tried on the PC is Oblivion, and the graphics were terrible compared to my other systems. Plus, it had extreme lag (maybe it was my computer?). One thing I've also noticed is that on both of my computers when I install(ed) Oblivion and Sims, it slowed my computers down and made them much more glitchy. My desktop is a load of crap, it's been through a lot, but my laptop is fairly new and pretty fast. Not anymore. Oh, wel... (more »)
Kurt K. replied...
Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:36 am
The truth has been spoken!!
xXSoulShadeXx said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm
I look at biased articles like these and laugh because not a single system is better than the other. There will always be pitfalls in our technologies, and while people say that the PC is superior, it's honestly not. PC games are limited to requirements, and to make the requirements, you blow obscene amounts of money in parts alone. The PSN is a solid network, but it's not perfect, and Blu-ray is from superior due to alarmingly small amounts of support from drive manufacturers. As for Live, whil... (more »)
marcufenix said...
Oct. 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Yeahitsme said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm
The reason people prefer 360's to PS3's is because 360's came out before. If it werent for that PS3 would be the preferred system
ashrafchy999 replied...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm
The first xbox came out in 2001 but the first PS came out in 1994. I don't want to insult you or anything but I thought you should know before you tell that to someone else.
Daffe10 replied...
Feb. 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm
They weren't talking about the first PS and the first xbox, they were talking about the PS3 and the 360. I think the 360's popularity also has to do with the fact that when they came out, the 360 was much more affordable. The PS3 was around $500, whereas the xbox was, what, $300, $400?
boardinfreak said...
Oct. 6, 2011 at 1:14 am
I think that the Xbox 360 is better cuz, better graphics, better online gameplay and some of the best games are mostly on Xbox e.g. Halo
Mr. awesome said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 11:56 am
No xbox360 is better and always will be 360 for eva
L.B.C.. said...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

You get what you pay for. The ps3 is better in my opinion, but at least where I live it is significantly more expensive than an xbox 360 or a wii. 


Blargaty Blargh said...
Jul. 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm
PC all the way!! :3
Silent_Artist replied...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 6:46 am
I have a ps3 and an xbox 360 and all I can say is.........PC beats them both :P Still i like online play and PSN=BOO!
cesar789 said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 10:54 am
i like ps3, but i think 360 is way better. the graphics for xbox are so much better, and yes, we pay to play online but we pay so we get good connection, otherwise, it would free but the connection would suck like ps3, i say xbox!
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