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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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!
tomtamtimmy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

u personally think PS3 has better graphics. and, as mentioned, its blu ray discs can take more memory.

e.g. the game L.A noir only needs one disk to play on the ps3

on xbox, you need 3

ashrafchy999 replied...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm
cesar, you say that the XBOX has better connection but the the connection does not come from the system, in fact, it comes from servers which deals with your connection and the people who made the game, not XBOX 
ALB99 said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 1:09 pm

wow a lot of hate is put into these comments, but if i had to decide ps3 is way better because i have experienced sony starting from the ps1 to the ps3, so wat you have kinect, every person i know that has it says it SUCKS we also have playstation home, MOVE, and blu-ray so sony upholds (also COD is better on ps3













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FlyleafRules said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 9:51 am
It's not all about the online play it's also about the games that come out for each system and obviously xbox 360 has most of the best games to ever come out and they're making better ones as time goes by (for instance ninja gaiden 3 trailer on youtube)
reaver said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm
ps3 is better because you dont have to pay for internate and there 3rings of death and the storage systems works better
reaver replied...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm
theres no 3rings of death
Good2CU replied...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 9:38 am
UM you get free internet because the internet sucks and we also got KINECT which you dont need controlers and we also got HALO and GEARS of WAR
Kaitou_Kid This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 27, 2011 at 12:45 am

First, the internet doesn't suck, it offers just as many features as the 360 does, but not quite as polished.

Second, The Kinect is not the saving grace for Microsoft. Sony was doing the same kind of thing with the Eye Toy around 2002 I believe. Not to mention it had weak launch titles, and it doesn't offer alot, besides terrible workout simulators.

Third, just because it has Halo and Gears of War does not make the 360 better by a LONG SHOT. Sony has alot of flagship titles that... (more »)

Sean1201 replied...
May 2, 2011 at 7:03 am
so the internet doesn't stink? last time i checked the PSN is still down. but i guess you get what you pay for. beleive me there is a reason why it is free and thats because the data bases and support sytems are obsolete. the argument about games are just ignorant, both systems have incredible games and i wish that they sometimes would abolish this segregation of video games. i paid 400 for my ps3 and i am infuriated that i cant use it to its full potential. one more thing the writer mentioned b... (more »)
ashrafchy999 replied...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
If you had to pay to get internet, when you have a silver account (not gold), you would not be able to see your friends and private chat with them but you can so paying is a way to get money from you. I am not saying if either is bad or good because it depends on you.
Mikey123 said...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm
why are you such a fanboy i would only like to comment about this one thing that you mentioned because i would not like to star a flame war. you mentioned the ps3 controller is wireless up to 75 feet. who has their tv 75 feet away from them?
teenink23 said...
Jan. 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm
hey i have a ps3 and an xbox 360 but i would have to say the game experiiance on xbox 360 is better but ps3 online is free that is why i stick with ps3. if i had enough $ then i would still play xbox ps3 also has wayyyyyy better graphics its bluray ppl
Dexter morgan said...
Jan. 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm
i have a 360 a ps3 and a wii i by far like the ps3 more than all because you dont have to pay for online#1 and #2 you can play as long as you want i am on my third ps3 system i got the red blinking light on one and the other stopped playing discs however i have had only one xbox but the new ps3 slim i have i have had since they came out and so far no problems so add me on ps3 my screen name is TravellerCSA(ps3) and/Greatstonewall(xbox360
Tu madre es un feo replied...
Jan. 19, 2011 at 7:55 am
IT doesnt make a difference that ps3 u dont have to pay it still has no games it has no variety also with the xbox u can get a wireless connector but also get an ethernet cord the built in wifi with the ps3 stinks its horrible and lags out all the time
Dr.Jones This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

"Oh yeah? Well Xbox has Halo and Gears of War! And, and, you don't have to pay for batteries with a wired controller! And it doesn't have an annoying update download every time you play! And..."


Anybody can do the same thing to the PS3.  And it's annoying.  Your argument was well put together, but both systems have pros and cons.  Neither one is the "better" console.  I'm a 360 fan.  Why? That's what I have.  Easy as that.  I'm sure if I... (more »)

bman Buell replied...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Xbox 360 has better games, graphics, easier to control, and the games are more fun to play. All this letter is is minor problems for the xbox 360 take my advice xbox is better


Stupid Twin 101 replied...
Oct. 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Shut up u xbox nerd ps3 is way  better ur jus saying that cause bill gates pays u to say that stupid idiot yeah u
JB123 replied...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm
ps3 is better and its not all japanese
danny1111105 replied...
Dec. 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

i think that the 360 has better games, here is why:   halo was contracted to microsoft in 2000.  while halo orginated on mac, microsoft offered a contract with bungie that was irresitable.  halo will only be on a micorsoft system.


playstation has good games too, like metal gear solid,  but the inter net it free, and built in wifi on the basic systems, that is a key part in buying a system, if you have inter net or not.

Knux said...
Aug. 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Ill stick to my pc console wars are anyoying 
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