What’s Better to Choose Sony PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360

What's Better to Choose Sony Playstation 3 or Xbox 360

Compare two competing consoles of the same generation: Xbox 360 vs PlayStation 3

Both consoles are already outdated, but now they are in full view, everything is known about these consoles, so let’s compare and understand which one is better? What to choose today from these two classic consoles? As soon as these two consoles were officially presented and put on sale, they immediately received huge demand and fame around the world.

Both the seventh-generation consoles are much more interesting and better than the previous ones, all the shortcomings of both the ps3 and xbox 360 have been fixed, for example, now a wide selection of available games is available to users, as well as additional games will be available when updating. Overheating of the console will no longer stop the game and slow it down, such a problem as dampness of the firmware is excluded and, of course, the price for them has long become much more affordable, so this factor will no longer interfere with the purchase. In addition, new games for this generation will be updated and released for more than a year, with better quality and with a large volume of options. However, for all this time, many users of these two consoles still can not decide which of the two is better in terms of characteristics, quality, power and many other parameters. To finally understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two consoles, you need to familiarize yourself with their “insides”.

Features PlayStation 3:

The heart of the game console is the IBM Cell BE central processor, developed specifically for ps3, operating at 3.2 GHz, equipped with eight cores, seven of which operate in the usual mode for everyone, and the last eight serves as a task distributor between them. Theoretical performance is 218 Gflops, the exclusive graphic processor is RSX, the clock frequency is 3.2 GHz, it is equipped with 256 MB memory, which is operated by the core frequencies. In general, it is assumed that the maximum throughput is 20 Gb / s, a huge number of shader operations – 74.8 billion per second. RAM is only 256 MB XDR DRAM runs at 3.2 GHz + 256 MB GDDR3. A huge plus is that the user can change the hard drive himself, depending on the desired space, which cannot be said about xbox.

Xbox 360 Features:

The most important part is the central processor of IBM Cell Xenon, as with the model described above, was made exclusively for the xbox 360, the operating frequency is similar to the previous one – 3.2 GHz, however, the number of cores is much less – 3. Theoretical performance is 115.2 Gflops The ATI Xenos GPU has two chips, 0.5 GHz. RAM has 512 MB GDDR3, which operates at a frequency of 1.4 GHz, this memory is also common for the central processor and graphics core. The Xbox has a 10 MB eDRAM module with more bandwidth than Playstation3. The operation and capacity of the hard drives directly depends on the version of the console selected by the user.

The prefix from SONY is considered better, for several reasons: it was released in 2006, while the Xbox in 2005, so technically this device is considered more complex, the PlayStation3 has high-quality sound and picture processing technologies, one of which is Dolby Trye HD and the rest. Thanks to this, we can say that as a multimedia center, the prefix from SONY is much better. There is also a Blu-ray drive, and even unlike the xbox 360, each version of the Playstation 3 has a built-in wi-fi module, which facilitates the game process. What can be attributed to the advantages of the Xbox 360? For example, it’s much easier to programmatically port cross-platform games to this set-top box, because by its architecture it is closer to the computer and also install various demos of the desired games, trailers, music songs, television programs and shows and games on it. Based on this, it is concluded that if you do not have an exclusive project, then it will look better on the xbox 360.

And so, having described the two consoles in detail, comparing all the pros, cons and flaws, we can say that even if the Playstation 3 is in some parameters higher than the xbox 360 and in terms of image and sound quality, games are still easier to port from a PC to xbox360.

The interface of the PlayStation 3 is a little strict in its performance, but once you understand it, you can quickly get used to it. When choosing from the menu, at the moment the button is pressed, the actions are accompanied by characteristic sounds. In this version, each user can customize the theme for themselves or according to their mood. Using the game console from the Xbox360, it feels that its design was aimed at convenience, since this is almost the entire multimedia center. You don’t need to look for categories in the menu and sections for a long time, everything is clear and convenient. Conclusion: the functionality of the PlayStation 3 is slightly better than the Xbox360, and in terms of convenience and intuitiveness, the menu is better with the Xbox360.

Picture and graphic quality: PS3 or Xbox360

Today, almost all games are created cross-platform, which means that they are supported on the Xbox360 and Playstation 3. Some of them are more suitable for one console, some for another, it depends on each build. A separate conversation for exclusives – blu-ray allows you to download large games and even in 3D format, without compressing their size, so the picture, sound, overall image and quality of all this definitely looks better on the PlayStation3.

And finally, the main and generalizing conclusion to all the above information: by choosing the Xbox360, the user will be forced to buy a console with a hard drive whose capacity will not exceed 250 GB and still constantly change DVD discs. But the console from the Japanese manufacturer at first glance seems more convenient, better than the Xbox360, but the latter also has many advantages – a comfortable gaming console, substantial kinect, but even they could not put this console on the same level as the PlayStation 3.

Appearance and design of consoles

The appearance, assembly, mechanism and everything related to this for two consoles has changed very radically more than once for many years. For all this time, both had several versions of models and completely different modifications, three for the PlayStation 3 (original ps3 Fat, ps3 Slim, ps3 Super Slim) and five for the xbox 360 (Arcade, Slim, Premium or in abbreviated form – Pro, Elite, E ), each of these is distinguished by its size, the development of the technical process of the components, the motherboard and cooling systems to prevent the console from overheating.

If we compare the cases of two consoles, then the Japanese manufacturer SONY is better in terms of convenience and quality. The ps3 console is made of high quality materials, which allows it to last longer and not distract the gamer from the game process with constant noisy crunches, like the xbox 360, most of all users are dissatisfied with the build quality of the Fat version. Another disadvantage is that the power supply for the xbox 360 is external, which is extremely uncomfortable, while the PlayStation 3 has a built-in one, so many users choose it for this reason. To summarize, we can confidently say that the PlayStation 3 is pushed forward.

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamepad comfort

The pleasure received from the game is understandable, which depends on the quality of the picture, the game and emotions, but the game console, with which the user controls the game and the character, still plays a big role. If you choose an inconvenient option, you won’t be able to get even the slightest satisfaction from the game, and it is unlikely that you will want to start the game a second time. Therefore, it is important to choose a prefix not only by its internal characteristics, but also by the comfort of the game joystick.

And so, which gamepad is better designed: PlayStation 3, it is called Dualshok 3, the Xbox360 – Microsoft Controller. The outfitting is similar in appearance, that is, they have twelve buttons in total, the joysticks are similar to each other and in their work they are not inferior to different manufacturers. The only difference is that Dualahok3 contains a gyroscope and an accelerometer – this is what allows you to determine your position in space, however, these functions are not particularly used during the game, so this can not be called a big plus. Comparing the controllers for convenience, we can confidently say that the ergonomics of the Dualshok 3 lags behind the Xbox360. Microsoft Controller easily fits into your hand and stays in a very comfortable position there, and all similar joysticks are made in the same way. Therefore, even playing for several hours, your hands will not get tired.

Both gamepads from different manufacturers work via Bluetooth wireless protocol. Both have versions that allow you to play in active mode for a long time, the Xbox360 – kinect, and the PlayStation – Playstation Move. Microsoft Controller runs on regular finger-type batteries, which is why the duration of the game depends on the capacity of the batteries. Dualshok 3 originally built a very capacious battery that allows it to be used continuously for twenty hours.

And if the batteries run out on the Microsoft Controller during the game, the game process may be suspended. If we talk about the gamepad for the PlayStation 3, then in this case the user can use the mini USB cable for Dualshok 3 and continue the game during recharging (from one to one and a half hours). You can also buy a cable for the Xbox360. Conclusion: here the Xbox360 is already catching its opponent, because its gamepad is slightly better.

Functionality and interface of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox360

The Blu-ray drive that reads optical media used by the PlayStation 3 has a high level of technical and software and allows you to watch movies, and the Xbox 360 has a DVD drive. Also, the work of the “Japanese” is almost inaudible, which cannot be said about the Xbox 360 – even at moderate volume, the crackle when reading a disc is extremely noticeable. However, the SONY cooling system loses to the Xbox 360, even though it is more powerful, but the version: “Fat” was not even liked by users in this regard, because it is very noisy.

The interface of the PlayStation 3 is a little strict in its performance, but once you understand it, you can quickly get used to it. When choosing from the menu, at the moment the button is pressed, the actions are accompanied by characteristic sounds. In this version, each user can customize the theme for themselves or according to their mood. Using the game console from the Xbox360, it feels that its design was aimed at convenience, since this is almost the entire multimedia center. You don’t need to look for categories in the menu and sections for a long time, everything is clear and convenient. Conclusion: the functionality of the PlayStation 3 is slightly better than the Xbox360, and in terms of convenience and intuitiveness, the menu is better with the Xbox360.

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