Ps3 vs. Xbox 360

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In this world of high tech gaming, two consoles reign supreme; Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3. Both consoles put out amazing graphics and have awesome features. Only one of these consoles can be considered the best of best. The Playstation 3 is by far the superior console with its Blu-ray integration and amazing cell processor.

The Xbox has a Xenon processor. The Xenon processor is used in most standard sever computers to maintain processes of that server. Xenon processors are only a step up from basic home computer processors. They provide good computing power, just not good enough.

The Playstation 3 uses a state of the art cell processor. These processors pump out enormous amounts of computing power. Cell processors are used in other computers to maintain the unruly amount of information coming for massive multiplayer online games, such as World of Warcraft. The Playstation has far better computing capabilities than that of the Xbox.

The Xbox uses out-dated HDDVD technology. These discs are only slightly larger than standard compact discs. These discs were discontinued on the video market 2 years ago after Toshiba announced its switch to Blu-ray. Also HDDVD can only hold up to 20 gigabytes of data, which is far less than that of a Blu-ray disc.

The Playstation 3 supports Blu-ray disc technology. Blu-ray discs are the newest form of storing data. These discs can hold up to an amazing 50 gigabytes of data. Blu-ray is now the main provider for movies and video games. With Blu-ray integration, the Playstation is the leader in technology support and movie selection.

The Xbox has the option of a 20 or 120 gigabyte hard drive. The user has a choice between a very tiny amount of space or an average size amount of space. The 20 gigabyte hard drive is used up rather quickly forcing the user to eventually buy a new hard drive. The 120 gigabyte hard drive lasts for a quite a bit longer, but you will still need to buy a new...
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