Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm back, and I brought my PS3 VS XBOX 360 Review!

Bah, finally all the junk has been sorted out, and I can go back to supporting my followers! Thank you all for your understand and patient waiting, and as I promised, here is your review.

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.

Operating systemXrossMediaBar
System software version 3.41[3]
CPU3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Enginewith 1 PPE & 7 SPEs
Storage capacity2.5" SATA hard drive
(20 GB, 40 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, or 320 GB included)(upgradeable)
Memory256 MB system and 256 MB video
Graphics550 MHz NVIDIA/SCEI RSX 'Reality Synthesizer'

So, basically what these say, is the PS3 is the equivalent of a very high end computer. Whilst the games it runs don't require this much power, (yet.) the PS3 also runs Blu-Ray movies, media everywhere, and well, it acts mostly like a computer.

Xbox 360's specs. 

CPU3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
Storage capacity
Memory512 MB of GDDR3 RAM clocked at 700 MHz
Graphics500 MHz ATI Xenos
You'll notice there is no Operating system since Microsoft took a different approach to their console. Majority of the specs are the same as the PS3, some are just slightly weaker, but not enough to make the game play, or quality of game any less enjoyable than the PS3.

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.
Killzone 2.
God of War 3.
Heavy Rain.
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.

Xbox 360.
Halo 3 and ODST.
Gears of War 1 and 2.
Fable 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.

Xbox Live.
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.


  1. Ah, the PS3 has inFamous- that puts it clear in the lead, imo.

  2. very interesting! need moar posts from you...

  3. i have a 360 lol never touched a PS3

  4. 360 ftw


  5. great review! I showed some love =D

  6. Its gunna be $60 for XBL now.

    PS3 FTW

    Yea its 50 50 to each their own

  7. what is this?! it's like a leonardo decaprio movie ending

  8. PS had better controller, I likve xbox games tho =D

    nice blog man!

  9. WOW nice post dude i acctually enjoyed it:D

  10. ps3 will be bomb once more games come out for it :)

  11. Xbox has a much better controller and is much cheaper. And most people that aren't complete hobos already use a standalone blu-ray player :-) Just stopping by to check up on things, click on stuff and show support, have a great day!

  12. Whaaat? I hate the 360 controller (compared to the PS3's, anyway.) The 360 d-pad makes me cry bitter tears. ):

  13. still 360 ftw