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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gus.the.ghost said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:49 am
I'm sorry, but this review is horribly biased. While the reviewer did take into account all of the hang-ups some people have with the Xbox 360, they forget to mention things like wider selection of popular games, thoroughly tested online communities (Xbox Live has been around since a little bit after the original Xbox was released), and even the extended warranty (3 years I believe) provided free of charge by Microsoft for all Xbox 360 consoles.
The reviewer even went so far as to sa... (more »)
Kaitou_Kid This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm
Couldn't have said it better myself.
ASIANGUY said...
Jul. 18, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Tim B is wrong. he's using price the day ps3 was release
tim B. said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 4:01 am
The ps3 looks like a grill.... and also the ps3 lineup goes like this
ps3 normal:20 gb hdd= 500 usd
ps3 premium:60 gb hdd= 600-800 usd
360 arcade: no hdd= 200 usd
360 normal: 60 gb hdd= 300 usd
360 elite: 120 gb hdd= 400 usd
360 also has better games, which g4 said. When giving their Killzone 2 review, they mentioned, 'PS3 owners now have something to spend thier money on other than tissues and anti-depressents.' And gaming companies have admitted to pre... (more »)
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