Xbox 360 S versus PlayStation 3
In this day and age it is not as easy to just walk into a store and buy an item and go home. Just imagine, after months of children begging and pleading you have given into them, walking into to the store and head for the electronics section. Then picture standing and staring at a multitude of options for gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. The consoles have varying prices and tags that list all kinds of specifications that might as well be in Greek. “Which one to pick?” one asks themself. While the PlayStation 3 has more advanced technology, the Xbox 360 is a better gaming console. There are different models with different prices. For the sake of argument, this paper will compare the PlayStation 3 with 160 GB hard drive and an Xbox 360 S with a 200 GB hard drive. The PS3 is priced at a game retailer for 249.99. The Xbox 360 S is priced at the same retailer for the price of 299.99. This leaves a difference of fifty dollars and each device comes with a set amount of stock options. There are other prices for more capable options on each device. They range from hard drive size to Wi-Fi capable and what accessories come with the bundle when you first buy it. The accessories of each device allow more diverse gameplay and other options and capabilities. The PS3 has a device called PlayStation Move accessory that allows some gameplay with movement; however, there are not have many games that utilize this device, and it doesn’t interact with the dashboard (also known as the main menu screen). The Xbox 360 has a Kinect that also uses movement to interact with games, but it also works on the main menu, not to mention movie controls like play, pause, stop, and rewind. There are many games that utilize this device to play the game and others rely solely on it. It has many more uses and better control than the Playstation 3’s Move, which is basically an orb the size of a golf ball on a rod like stick. There are many...
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