Xbox 360 VS PlayStation 3-Comparison &Price

Xbox 360 VS PlayStation 3-Comparison &Price

PlayStation 3Xbox 360
CPU Cell Processor @ 3.23 GHz (8 Cores) 3.2 GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon
Online services Play Station Network for multiplayer support, downloadable movies and game, online surfing, and meeting other players. Xbox Live for multiplayer support, downloadable movies, music, and games, online surfing, and meeting other players.
Storage capacity 20, 40, 60, 80, 120, 250, or 320 GB hard drive. 4, 20, 60, 120, 250 or 320 GB hard drive.
Price $249 for 160GB system; $319.95 for 320 GB system. $199.99 for 4GB console, $299.99 for 4GB console with Kinect, $299.99 for 250GB console, $419.99 for 250 GB console with Kinect
Sound Stereo. Can support 5.1-channel Dolby Digital (HDMI), 7.1-channel LPCM Stereo, 5.1 Surround, Dolby WMA Pro
Generation 7th generation console 7th generation console
Manufacturer Sony Microsoft
Graphics Nvidia RSX graphics processor, with 25g MB XDR main memory and 256 GDDR3 video memory. ATI Xenos with 10 MB embedded eDRAM and 512 MB DDR3 video RAM.
Media DVD, CD, Blu-ray, downloads DVD, CD, HD DVD (discontinued in 2008), downloads
Connectivity 4 x USB 2.0, Ethernet, built-in Wifi 5 x USB 2.0, IR port, Ethernet, Wifi 802.11a/b/g
Predecessor Playstation 2 Xbox (first generation)
Units sold worldwide 82 million (as of February 2014) About 80 million (as of January 2014)
Available Versions 160 GB and 320 GB 4 GB and 250 GB
Backward compatibility PSONE and few PS2 library Xbox Originals 50% Library
Internet Browser Yes Yes
Motion Sensing Playstation move Kinect
Online Subscription Fee PSN has no fee for playing games online. Xbox Live has a subscription with flexible pricing options.
Controllers Supports 7 wireless and/or wired controllers without removable batteries. up to 4 wireless and/or wired controllers
Wi-Fi Built into every model As an add-on; built into the S model
Processor It uses IBM designed Cell microprocessor with 3.2 GHz cell w/7 SPEs 2.0 TFLOPS. PowerPC Xenon
Release In Japan, 11th November 2006. In the US, 17th November 2006 In the US, 22nd November 2005. In Japan, 10th December 2005.
What is it? Play Station 3, is a gaming console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, commonly known as PS3. Xbox 360 is a video game console, produced by Microsoft, and developed with IBM, ATI and SiS.
Blu-ray Yes No
Best-selling game(s) As of March, 2014 Grand Turismo 5 (7.43m), God of War III (5.2m), Call of Duty:Modern Warfare (4.8m), Uncharted 2 (6.4m), Uncharted 3 (6.3m), MotorStorm (3.31m), Call of Duty: Black Ops (3.27 units), Metal Gear Solid 4 (5.9m) & LittleBigPlanet(5.4m) As of April 19th 2012-Kinect Adventures(18m), Call of Duty: Black Ops(12m), Halo 3(8.10m), Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2(7.48m), Gears of War(5m), Gears of War 2(5m), Halo:Reach(5m), Grand Theft Auto IV(4.35m) and Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare(4.22m)
Exclusive Games Metal Gear Solid 4, InFamous 1&2, God of War 3, LittleBigPlanet and Uncharted 2 and more. Gears of War 3, Motorsport 4, Halo Combat and Forza Motorsport 4 and more.
Video screen 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p (will down sample to standard definition) 16:9 widescreen 720p, 1080i, 1080p (will down sample to standard definition)
Most game of the year awards for one game (exclusives only) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: 100 GotY awards (The most ever won). Halo 3: 7 GotY awards
HDMI output Yes Yes
Video cables Composite cables, HDMI, and component cables Arcade model includes composite cables only. Pro/Premium model includes composite and component cables. Elite model includes composite, component, and HDMI cable.
Integration with other portable systems With PSP devices and Sony MP3 players With iPod, iPhone, iPad with free app, and Windows Computers
External hard drive support Yes Yes
Video memory bandwidth 22.4 GBps 21.6 GBps to system RAM; 256 GBps to eDRAM
Media storage Blu-ray disk Double layer DVDs

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  • 12 GB system is available for $199.99
  • 250 GB system is available from $249.99 and up (with bundle).
  • 500 GB system is available from $269.99.
XBOX 360:
  • 4 GB console from $199.99 and up (with bundle or subscription).
  • 4 GB console with Kinect from $299.99.
  • 250 GB console from $299.99.
  • 250 GB console with Kinect from $419.99.

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