PLAYSTATION 3 vs XBox 360- Features Comparison

This following is a detail features comparison between the Playstation3 (PS3) and the XBox 360 entertainment systems.

Features Comparison

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PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3)

XBox 360

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What is it?

A high-definition computer entertainment system with a Cell Broadband parallel processor and built-in Blu-ray Disc drive for digital media storage

A high-definition entertainment system with a hard drive, wireless controller, and headset.

Gaming

  • Single-player gamingSpend quality time with yourself
  • Multi-player gaming Play your friend sitting next to you or your online friend on another continent FREE…(no subscription needed)
  • Up to 40 simultaneous
    online players
  • Huge online game community via globally unique online IDs
    that work across all
    PLAYSTATION Network titles.
  • Game downloads — Available directly from the official PLAYSTATION Network
  • About 160 titles available
  • Genre – Action, adventure, extreme sports, fighting, fitness…plus more.
  • Single-player gamingSpend quality time with yourself.
  • Multi-player gaming Play with your friend sitting next to you or on another continent via Xbox LIVE …(subscription needed)
  • Gold subscribers gets unlimited multi-player gaming
  • Game downloadsAvailable directly from the Microsoft Game Studios .
  • Has over 500 games for everyone – 160 games in HD.
  • Genre – Include action, strategy, role-playing, simulation, classic arcade, or casual family games

Movie

Built-in Blu-ray drive, plays Blu-ray HD movies with titles from six of the eight major movie studios including Warner, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM and Lionsgate which you can download from the Playstation store located on your Playstation 3 system.

Built in Hard drive plays HD and standard-definition movies, TV shows, and videos which you can download from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace

Multi-media

Plays Blu-ray Disc,™ DVD, CD-ROM and CD formats.

Music & Audio

  • Play music CDs
  • Connect to the Internet to obtain detailed album information, including album title, artist, length of album
  • Copy CDs directly to your hard disc drive (HDD)
  • Store and listen to other formats of audio/music files

Movies & Videos

  • Play Blu-ray Discs™ (BD) and DVDs
  • Connect your digital video camera directly to your PLAYSTATION®3 with a USB cable
  • Store and watch your own videos
  • Download video content from PLAYSTATION®Store

Photos

  • Store your personal digital photo albums
  • Use any of the various slide-show options to view

Internet

  • Surf the Internet with the PLAYSTATION®3 Internet Browser and the SIXAXIS™ wireless controller (choose your own online destinations

Music & Audio

  • Rip CDs to your hard drive and create your own soundtrack
  • Use your console as a jukebox.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Provide HD and standard-definition TV shows and movies from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
  • Use HD DVD Player to see movies in high-definition.

Windows Media Center

  • Streams photos among other things.

Communication

  • Use headset to chat via Xbox LIVE while playing games and enjoying your favorite entertainment
  • no internet surfing

Technology

Combines PLAYSTATION®3 Cell Broadband Engine™ and Blu-ray Disc to give “realistic” gameplay.

  • parallel processor.
  • Power 40 times faster than that of Playstation 2
  • High-definition gaming gives great details

Not enough detail about the nature of Cell Broadband Engine to appropriately compare.

Controllers

SIXAXIS™ wireless controller

  • Designed to read when angled, tilted, thrusted or pulled. Features include:
  • Motion Sensing System – Natural extension of the user’s body
  • Bluetooth – can use up to seven controllers at a time to play games wirelessly
  • Wireless or Wired – Switchable from wireless to wired
  • USB Charging – Plug in USB port to utomatically charge controller through the system
  • Analog Joy Stick – The tilting angle of the analog joy sticks have been slightly broadened to enable more delicate and dynamic manipulation
  • L2 R2 Buttons – The shape of the L2/R2 buttons has been altered, enabling increased travel and precision for more subtle control in games

Wireless Controller

  • Built-in receivers for controllers and headsets. Easily play with up to four players with precision control within a 30-foot range.

Wireless Headset

  • Hands-free wireless headset uses the same technology as the wireless Controller for chatting over Xbox LIVE.

Entertainment Network

PLAYSTATION®NETWORK includes:

Online Gaming:

  • Online multiplayer gaming at no additional charge
  • In game matchmaking for challenging competition
  • Huge online game community via globally unique IDs that work across all PLAYSTATION®Network titles
  • Up to 32 simultaneous online players in Warhawk

PLAYSTATION®Store

  • Preview upcoming games with free playable game demos
  • Download PS one® games for you PS3™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems
  • High-Definition movie and game trailers***
  • Purchase exclusive downloadable games for your PS3™ system

Friend & Messaging

  • Text or voice chat for real time communication
  • Video chat with up to 6 people using the PLAYSTATION®Eye
  • See what Friends are online and what PLAYSTATION®3 game they are playing.

Xbox LIVE® includes:

Multiplayer Gaming

  • Gold subscribers enjoy unlimited multiplayer gaming, with new feedback and reputation programs that let you find an opponent that’s right for you.

Xbox Live Marketplace

  • There’s always something new in Xbox LIVE Marketplace, from the latest movies and TV shows to Arcade releases and more.
  • Download HD and standard-definition TV shows and movies.

Video Chat and Messaging

  • Hook up with friends and chat to your heart’s content. See who’s online and send audio and video messages.
  • Log in and manage the features of your Xbox LIVE account. Send a friend an invite, check your messages, or update your gamer card.

Digital Network Alliance

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

  • Made of PC, PLAYSTATION3, and PSP.
  • Allows you to watch media that is stored on your PC on your PLAYSTATION®3.
  • If you have a PSP® system you can watch the content on the road (via any available hotspot).

No such network.

Model

40 GB Limited-Edition Spider-Man™ 3 Movie Pack

  • $399
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 40 GB HDD
  • HDMI Out
  • Free Online Gameplay
  • Blu-ray Movie Player (included)
  • Wireless controller (included)
  • Spider-man 3BD
  • DVD Upscaling
  • CD Upsampling
  • Remote Play with PSP System
  • Bluetooth Compatible
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports.

80 GB Limited-Edition MotorStorm™ Game Pack

  • $499
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 80 GB HDD
  • HDMI Out
  • Free Online Gameplay
  • Blu-ray Movie Player (included)
  • Wireless controller (included)
  • MotorStorm
  • DVD Upscaling
  • CD Upsampling
  • Remote Play with PSP System
  • Bluetooth Compatible
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports.
  • Backward Compatibility (Most PS2 and PS one games)
  • Compact Flash /SD memory card /Memory stick
xBox 360 Arcade

  • $279.99
  • xbox 360 Console
  • wireless controller
  • 256 MB storage
  • Head set (sold separately)
  • Media Remote (not included)
  • Network cable (sold separately)
  • AV cable – standard
  • HDMI Digital AV cable (sold separately)
  • Xbox Live (Silver Membership)
  • Game Compatibility (all Xbox 360 games)

xBox 360

  • $349.99
  • Xbox 360 Console
  • wireless controller
  • 20 GB storage
  • Head set (sold separately)
  • Media Remote (included)
  • Network cable (included)
  • AV cable – standard / HD
  • HDMI Digital AV cable (sold separately)
  • Xbox Live (Silver Membership)
  • Game Compatibility (all Xbox 360 games plus over 300 Xbox games)

XBox 360 Elite

  • $449.99
  • Xbox 360 Console (black)
  • wireless controller (black)
  • 120 GB storage
  • Head set (included-black)
  • Media Remote (not included)
  • Network cable (included)
  • AV cable – standard / HD
  • HDMI Digital AV cable (included)
  • Xbox Live (Silver Membership)
  • Game Compatibility (all Xbox 360 games plus over 300 Xbox games)

Summary

Gaming
Single player – same
Multi-player – Both have access to huge online global community of players. Free for PS3, Subscription for Xbox 360.
Game Download – Both have individual central online sources. Xbox has more titles.

Movie
Both have built-in hard drive that shows HD movies. Movies can be downloaded from individual stores. Xbox 360 gives TV shows and Videos as well.

Multi-media
Music – Both play CD and allow you to copy CDs to hard drive for more play.’
Photo – PS3 store photo that you can view as slide show
Xbox 360 stream Photo for viewing
Internet – PS3 allows you to surf the internet
Xbox 360 does not allow you to surf the internet, but allows live chat via headset.

Technology
Cell Broadband engine utilizes a parallel processor to rev up Ps3 to 40 times faster than PS2.
Xbox 360 – no information found

Controllers
Both use wireless controllers
Xbox 360 uses wireless headset too

Entertainment Network
Both have online multiplayer gaming network
Both have stores where you can get all games for download
Both have text, voice, and video communication that allows you to see who is online, talk to them, and invite them to play.

Digital Network Alliance
Ps3 has an in-house network communication between itself, your PC, and the PsP which allows them to view each other’s content.
Xbox 360 does not have this feature.

Models
Lower tier
PS3: 40 GB, cost $399, wireless
Xbox 360 Arcade: 256 MB, cost $280, wired
Xbox 360: 20 GB, cost $350, wired

Upper tier
PS3: 80 GB, cost $499, wireless
Xbox 360 Elite: 120 GB, cost$449 , wired.

Overall: The PS3 seems to offer a little more in both the upper and lower tier and cost a little more which is justify by the quality it offers. Clearly, these two products are in a fierce competition for customers.

One big difference is that the PS3 offer internet surfing whereas Xbox 360 does not. Also, the PS3 is wireless and it has a little network of communication going on with other closely related products in the line. Look for a technical features comparison between both products coming soon.

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One Response

  1. GR8 review nice 1

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