Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3
Video game consoles have been in production since the early 1970’s, yet they were not very popular until Nintendo released the NES in the mid 1980’s. Among Nintendo stand many other popular video game producers, but two names stand taller than any other. Microsoft and Sony have been in a battle with each other more or less to produce the best electronic gaming systems. Starting with the production of the Xbox and the PlayStation 2 these two corporations started a new era gaming which had surpassed any other gaming system at the time. Now there is the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. They are among all the most played game systems ever made, but in what ways are the similar and in what ways are they different? The full similarities and differences come out in online play, console features, and marketing.
The first similarity shared by the two is online play, which allows gamers across the world to play with and against each other through the internet. PlayStation network and Xbox live are the same in the sense that they both allow you to play online, yet Xbox live allows you to do so much more than just play online. You can open a party which allows you to converse with friends while playing with or against each other as well as open a private chat which lets you and another talk without being bothered by anyone else, you can also video chat with others using the Xbox vision camera or kinect. With Xbox live you can use Facebook and Twitter as well as access the Xbox live marketplace. The Xbox Live marketplace gives you the ability to buy and rent movies as well as buy music videos and game add-ons. With Xbox live you can also keep updated on anything new from movies, Television shows, music, and of course videogames. You also have the ability to watch trailers and media coverage of the movies, shows, music and games. Online ability is free with PlayStation 3 whereas with Xbox live you have a... [continues]
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