How to Choose Between a PS3 or Xbox 360

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A lot of people do not know what next gen system to buy. This article will help you choose one of the two.


Steps

Take your own likes into it. In other words decide which you prefer.

Make sure you have someone you know in real life to play with otherwise you will most likely get bored. You can always make friends on line though!

Try the systems. Try the Xbox 360 & PS3 thoroughly and see which you like better.

Follow your instincts if you owned an Xbox and liked it go with it is next gen counterpart. Vise versa if you had a PS2 and liked it more go with its counter part.

See which one has games that appeal to your tastes. I.E. If you are a huge Metal Gear Solid fan and can not wait for Metal Gear Solid  then buy yourself a PS3. If you are huge fan of Halo, get a 360.


Tips

Make sure it fits your budget. For instance Xbox 360 is cheaper at only $199 but lacks many features, you should probably go with the next step up and get the full featured one for $299, while the PS3s 80GB version is $399.

Consider the systems extra features. PS3 built in Blu ray capability, Playstation Store, Free Playstation Network, Free online, Chat, Internet, Playstation Home, Xbox 360 has features like in game chat, Xbox Live, and Media Center Extender  For use with Home Theatre PCs.

Listen to your instincts. Your friends may have different opinions so stick with your own.

Pick up a gaming magazine or two OXM, Gamesmaster, etc and see what they have to say about each system.

Xbox 360 has a full online community which can be accessed for free, but you have to pay a 50 dollar a year service fee for online game matchmaking. The Playstation 3s online service is all free, however like the Wii, since the online is free, expect games to not run as good as they will when compared to the 360 version, Lag and server hosting issuses is more common with the ps3. Overall The 360 has a better online.

Keep in mind that even though both have standard wireless controllers, the 360 controller has a slightly larger middle area in the back for a removable battery pack Which accepts rechargeable and standard batteries, versus the PS3 controller without a removable battery pack but you plug it in to the PS3 and charges. Also the PS3 has all wireless controllers. Also consider the drawbacks of each.

Consider a Wii if you dislike either of the two, it has many interesting and innovative features. However, the graphics are not comparable to the 360 & PS3, which support High Definition TVs. The Wii does not

Anything you buy can break so take good care of your stuff.

Have fun!

Remember that graphics and capabilities are not your first priority, but the games themselves are.


Warnings

PS3 has a fail rate of less than 1 percent.

Wii has a fail rate of less than 1 percent.

Xbox 360 has an estimated failure rate of 33 percent.

 This is a misleading statistic since the 360 software will often create warning errors aka the red ring of death and commonly shortend as RRoD to let users know when something has changed with the console. A simple reset by a front mounted push button is often the fix, if not a call to customer service. This blinking light is often mistaken for a console failure and the console is sent in for repair. Something as simple as a power outage while you were asleep can cause the red lights and error. The problems can almost always be fixed with call to Microsoft, so do not let that discourage you too much. The true hardware failure rates are much less.

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