Becoming as famous as the old chicken or the egg, PS3 or Xbox 360 has crossed every gamer's mind one time or another. Well, I'm here to try to brighten the pathway for you, since I myself, am an avid gamer on both consoles.
Let's start off with the PS3's specs.
System software version 3.41
|CPU||3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Enginewith 1 PPE & 7 SPEs|
|Storage capacity||2.5" SATA hard drive|
(20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, or 320 GB included)(upgradeable)
|Memory||256 MB system and 256 MB video|
|Graphics||550 MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX 'Reality Synthesizer'|
Xbox 360's specs.
|CPU||3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon|
|Memory||512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz|
|Graphics||500 MHz ATI Xenos|
Now I'm sure most of you don't care about the specs all to much, so I wont blab on about the boring numbers and stuff.
Let's take a look at some of the most note able exclusive shall we?
Uncharted: 1 and 2.
God of War 3.
Metal Gear Solid 4.
Ratchet and Clank.
Little Big Planet
Final Fantasy games.
All very solid, and very fun titles, with decent sales rates and much, much stuff to do.
Halo 3 and ODST.
Gears of War 1 and 2.
Now while this list is shorter, pay in mind that Halo 3 and ODST alone have brought in over 10 million dollars in sales. That's a lot of people playing one game.
The Online Community.
While an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership will run you 50 dollars, it will also last the entire year. In that year, you have access to an always booming gaming community, a very community and user friendly dashboard, that basically encourages the player to interact with other players. Very simple, and very easy to use.
Playstation Network (PSN)
PSN is free to access to anyone with a PS3, which opens doors to Playstation Store, Playstation Home, and a heavily populated gaming community. While it isn't as communized as Xbox LIVE, players still have the ability to add each other, and send messages. Very basic, and right to the point.
Online gaming between the two.
In all honesty, the online gaming between is almost identical. When playing Modern Warfare 2, I get just as many Host Migrations on XBL as I do with PSN. Connectivity is the same for practically every game. While PSN's gaming community isn't as great as XBL, you will still always find a game, but as I said, there is less player to player interaction on PSN than there is XBL.
Sorry to disappoint any fanboys, but there is no clear winner. While both consoles have stellar exclusives, the any console games still dominate the market. Even with XBL's 100% interactive gaming community, the 50 dollars knocks it down a few notches to the PS3's level. There is no clear, and if you can't afford both, buying either one will make you say, "Damn, I wish I bought that other console." When an exclusive game comes out, but majority of the time, you will be pleased with what each console has to offer.
There is no winner. A perfectly clean tie. For now.