Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Xbox 360 vs. Playstation 3

I am thinking about getting a gaming system this Christmas. I am not really interested in Nintendo Wii. So the choice is between an Xbox 360 or a Playstation 3. The Xbox is somewhat less expensive than the Playstation and it has a lot of cool games where you can blow away aliens and enemy soldiers and stuff like that. But I also want a system that has games geared towards children as well. Any suggestions?


tina FCD said...

We have both systems. In my opinion, if you want more games geared towards children, go for the Playstation. And I like both, for just the reasons you stated.

vjack said...

I have read several comparative reviews of these systems before deciding that I really didn't need either one. The consensus was that the Xbox is a superior machine in all aspects but two, and every direct comparison I read picked the Xbox as the system to get.

In that two ways was the PS3 superior? First, it plays Blu-ray discs, so if you have an HDTV and want to be able to view high-def movies, you can do that with the PS3. In fact, it is widely regarded as being the best Blu-ray player out now. Second, many reviewers commented that the PS3 was technologically superior and that while no games were yet out that could truly take advantage of this superiority, it was predicted that some would eventually emerge.

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

I'd have to vote for the 360, even though I haven't even seen a PS3 outside of Wal-Mart.

The graphics are awesome and they already have a much wider library of games worth playing (though the lack of a "Knights of the Old Republic" game both saddens and infuriates me). And, as far as I can tell, they have ample games for both kids and adults (especially if you download games online).

As usual, I'd hazard a guess that the "adult" games are much, much better. "Bioshock," for example, kicked copious amounts of ass.

Although, granted, my brother's original 360 died before a year was up and it took a good two months to replace it. We've got a pool on how long the current 360 will last (my money is on a year and two months).

As Vjack says, however, the PS3 should (hopefully) catch up and offer a better gaming experience overall, and should it do so, I'll be more than happy to switch sides.

Anonymous said...

the playstation 3