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PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 Which one wins the Battle?

Updated on March 18, 2016

PlayStation 3 vc Xbox 360 ! The ongoing battle for space continues!

Tired of reading the same thing over and over about PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360? Both Sony and Microsoft continue to lunch new technologies to support their powerful gaming systems available on the market today. You probably landed here with one question in mind, PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 ? Which one wins?! Which one is the best to have ? PS3 or Xbox 360? Since I love video gaming and things that relate to such,I took some time to actually make some comparisons for you, I will share with you just the best features of all. I will not compare very detail, but I will share with you what makes one stand out from the other. So sit tight and Join in the Fun!

Comparing the HARDWARE - Let's compare the Processor & Grapphics Card Now!

When it comes to the first thing we will want to look at when trying to compare graphics of both systems, we tend to look at images like this one, but since it's just an Image we can't really trust it. We need to go to the HARDWARE of the graphics card, which is behind the real gaming graphics.

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Let's Begin with PlayStation's 3 Specs:

PROCESSOR:

PlayStation Runs on a 3.2 GHz Cell processor, with 7 single-threaded cores, which includes one back up core(very nice), being able to run a maximum of Maximum 230 GFlops.

512KB L2 cache

1 VMX vector unit per core

GRAPHICS CARD:

NVIDIA RSX "Reality Synthesizer"

256 MB GDDR 3RAM An additional 224 MB can be shared with the system's RAM

22.4 GBps bandwidth

Xbox 360 Spec's

PROCESSOR:

Xbox 360 also runs at 3.2GHz on a Xenon processor

It has 3 dual-threaded cores which cannot beat 7 single threaded cores

Running at a maximum of 77Gflops

GRAPHICS:

Runs on a custom ATI Xenos Graphics Card

Up to 512 MB GDDR3 RAM which is shared with the systems ram. A really down side to it, for sharing with the system.

Also has a beautiful 10 MB eDRAM, where it's performance by graphics processing becomes better than PS3's one.

21.6 GBps bandwidth, where 256 GBps are via eDRAM

Comparing the hard drive, disc drive, and video support for both systems

PLAYSTATION 3

- HARD DRIVE

160 or 320 GB HDD, which is user replaceable, supporting the regular 2.5" SATA notebook drives, allowing users to purchase HD's with larger space and way faster RPM rates.

Runs 5400 RPM

- THE DISC DRIVE

A 8x read speed for DVD reading plus 2x reading speed for the Blu-Ray Drive

PlayStation's 3 disc drive has the capacity for 25 GB disc space really HUGE

- VIDEO SUPPORT

PlayStation 3 Can handle up to 1080p resolution display

Also supports composite, component, and the beautiful HDMI connections

Xbox 360

- HARD DRIVE

XboX carries a 250 GB HDD or a 4GB SSD, which is a lot on the console for the 4GB SSD card

5400 RPM

It is user replaceable with proprietary HDD, meaning Microsoft Has you depending on them only, there is no way to go faster or independent, you can only rely on their HD.

- THE DISC DRIVE

12X DVD Player Speed

7GB of disc space (DVD DISC SPACE)

- VIDEO SUPPORT

Runs on a NATIVE 720p resolution, The game system supports up to 1080p, up to the menus, but its games only require 720p resolution display.

Common composite and component, VGA, and HDMI connections.

Last we are going to compare RAM, Connectivity and NETWORKING

PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360

Alright lets get this going, reading the specifications I just mentioned, you will know pretty which SYSTEM has what it takes to win the trophy! But let's compare 3 important things which will help us make our final decision :D

Let's start with PlayStation 3 specifications on RAM, Connectivity and Network:

- RAM

Has 256 MB XDR RAM

Ram running at a unbeatable speed of 3.2 GHZs of processing.

A flux of 25.6 GBps in bandwidth

- CONNECTIVITY

2 USB ports and support for Bluetooth 2.0

Up to 7 maximun

- NETWORKING

1 GBps Ethernet connection speed

Built-in wifi connector, up to 802.11g, unfortunately a 802.11g connection stay's behind 802.11n of Xbox's one

PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360

Let's go now to Xbox 360

- RAM

512MB GRR3 RAM shared with its system, which has a short fall, for sharing with the system unlike PS3's RAM where 250

700 MHZ towards processing speed

Also carrying 22.4 GBps of bandwidth

- CONNECTIVITY

5 USB ports, Kinect port

7 controllers maximum (3 wired and 4 wireless)

- NETWORKING

100 MBps ethernet

A very nice Built-in wifi connector – up to 802.11n faster than PS3's one

We announce the Winner of the Trophy on our PlayStation 3 vs Xbox 360 Battle - and the winner is........

PlayStation 3.. As most of our comparisons made between both can show that PlayStation 3 is better than XBOX 360, in processing speed, faster ram, better hard drives, greater and faster graphics, plus the beauty of having blu-ray DRIVE IS JUST AWESOMELY INSANE!

XBOX 360 has it's great advantages as well, and does not stay too far behind PS3, as both are always competing in the video game market, but since we have to give out the trophy.. It goes to PlayStation 3.

Audience Questions

Question to our reader Shohan.

Here is what some of our readers had to say:

What you think is the best PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360? Why?

Answer: Between PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, I must prefer Xbox 360. Because, not only the Xbox 360 has the advantage of being out for a year ahead of the PS3 but also Xbox 360 costs cheaper than PS3. XBOX 360 has excellent quality, graphics, best for internet gaming, best for TV shows and DVDs, basically an all-rounder. Also has some great exclusive games like Gears of War 3.On the other hand, PS3 is Basically a copycat of the XBOX. There are a couple problems in PS3. We can’t get retrograde compatibility which means it will not play PS2 or PS1 games at all. So if you are a serious console gamer, you should take Xbox 360. Shohan.

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      OffgamersLLC 4 years ago

      Great Article and informative too.

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      blogdum 4 years ago

      both are good but for COD I will go with Xbox.

      Get COD for Xbox/PS3: http://goo.gl/KiZDs

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      mynameiseli-barrera 4 years ago

      @Grim2mehh: WHAT?????? Bullshit ive had my controllers since 08' and they still last 10 hours

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      mynameiseli-barrera 4 years ago

      @crashkiller123: thats the problem your graphics card is better true but since your core processor is crap it dont matter its like putting top of the line tires on a honda accord

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      mynameiseli-barrera 4 years ago

      @Grim2mehh: dude the 360 fail rate is 54% and we have God of War, Uncharted, Killzone, Gran Turismo, Twisted metal, Resistance, Infamous etc. etc. etc.

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      josh-williams 4 years ago

      @Grim2mehh: "The batteries that come with ps3 loose their life cycles within 6 months and you have to get them replaced." Where did you hear that? I've had my controllers for years and played all night and never had battery issues with PS3 controllers.

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      Grim2mehh 4 years ago

      @mohammad-reen-9: The batteries that come with ps3 loose their life cycles within 6 months and you have to get them replaced. I use play and charge kit for my Xbox controller. It's been five months and they still last for over 10 hours. When I bought them they used to last for twice as long.

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      Grim2mehh 4 years ago

      Xbox 360 and Ps3 both are good consoles. You gave the crown to ps3 for no reason. The ram of ps3 is clocked at around 700 MHz. 3.2 GHz is a processor speed. That speed for a ram would be way to expensive. Go to Wikipedia and do more research. Ps3 has a faster processor, a nice disc drive and Bluetooth. Xbox has a better graphics card, better online service, halo, gears, forza and a lot of playstation exclusives are coming to xbox like metal gear, final fantasy

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      derekraylewis 4 years ago

      @kyleHEART: Your a pretty angry guy.. What are you so twisted about? You do realize xbox has a WAY better online and community experience right? That's what happened s when you pay for something .. You get quality in return.. And personally I don't give a damn I wish we all had pc's but I just had to respond to your angry rant.. It's almost like you know it and are in defensive mode... Not to mention its almost ten years into this cycle now and just about every developer and journalist along with the communities have talked this argument to death and Xbox always comes out in front .. Do you even listen to the heartbeat of the industry? Hmmm interesting ... The ps3 was a powerhouse but Sony failed with the cell possessor .. The online was free and therefor cheap... They just didn't hit the nail on the head .. No brand owns me so trust me I don't care they all just want my money and I don't play sides but I will speak truth.. PC will always be better and that's a fact.. So why do people not see the facts around the consoles? Very strange.. It's true that Xbox just hit it right this time around with a lot of things .. That might be horrible to hear for some but that is just the way it is.. Love to you bro I hope this don't make you start calling me names and everything els under the sun I'm just shining some light.. Do the research it's common knowledge these days among the elite of our beloved industry trust me they talk a lot about it.. Look it up how much trouble the cell processor was for developers and it will shine the light on the graphic problems the ps3 has had until these last couple years.. It's more powerful in specs but it don't perform.. I'm only speaking from a electronic performance perspective here my friend .. Ps3 is only now starting to look really really good but hey.. It's to late next gen tech is right around the corner.. So go look it up and start searching the ps3 cell possessor and its problems for developers .. It will open your understanding of why it fell behind.. Thank you .

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      kyleHEART 4 years ago

      And stop with the games thing (this is facts whether you want to admit it or not) Halo is fucking amazing, Gears of War is awesome for the 1st week of having it (unless online), Left 4 Dead has a shity story and has terrible graphics. Some of the games on ps3 have the same thing going on, but don't fucking tell me that the xbox has more games when no one plays most of them.

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      derekraylewis 4 years ago

      Your forgetting that about the architecture of the processors and how they actually operate.. The cell was a mistake made by Sony which is now common knowledge and games look washed out on ps3 for most of its life span only until resent years.. Now that developers are getting to know the architecture they are making some good looking games but its to late next gens are pretty much here.. 90% of game comparisons turn out better on the Xbox because of this reason .. It like two super cars that are close.. One has more tech under the hood but the other one just performs better and hits faster lap times.. Ps3 is more powerful but its engineering failed to produce a better quality .. This isn't an opinion this is fact as its been almost ten years now and it's pretty common knowledge at this point among all the journalists and developer outlets.. This is misinforming readers about which one is better.. Xbox is better

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      roberto-rodriguez-754570 4 years ago

      what the hell no one cares about that other crap Xbox has Halo 4 and Call of duty playstation just has call of duty and xbox's graphics are better so Xbox wins

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      roberto-rodriguez-754570 4 years ago

      what the hell no one cares about that other crap Xbox has Halo 4 and Call of duty playstation just has call of duty and xbox's graphics are better so Xbox wins

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      crashkiller123 4 years ago

      xbox nobody cares about that core and prcesser crap just the graphics so xbox wins

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      David-N 4 years ago

      Still love my Xbox but good information and great lens :)

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      mohammad-reen-9 4 years ago

      & I forgot something..why Microsoft are soo stupid made that Xbox controller without battery in..?? That was fucking idiot..if they want to make a wireless controller they should make a battery on it..Damn I hate that fuckers Microsoft..

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      mohammad-reen-9 4 years ago

      My friend Use the Xbox 360..I use Playstation 3..Xbox make a noise very fucking loud..but PS3 doesn't make any hell noise..that's I love about PS3..& the graphics..DAMN PS3 WAS GOOD....

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      kyleHEART 4 years ago

      I love hearing the xboxes train noises, oh wait its just running. Atleast it makes a good alarm. The ps3 does make noise, but at least I don't run for the basement when I turn it on. And fucking hate the xbox for using bing wen you want to find a game u want (WHAT THE HELL). I really like typing on here instead of being interrupted by people who love xbox. Seriously let me say a sentence.

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      kyleHEART 4 years ago

      And stop with the games thing (this is facts whether you want to admit it or not) Halo is fucking amazing, Gears of War is awesome for the 1st week of having it (unless online), Left 4 Dead has a shity story and has terrible graphics. Some of the games on ps3 have the same thing going on, but don't fucking tell me that the xbox has more games when no one plays most of them.

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      kyleHEART 4 years ago

      Sure the xbox is cheaper but if you think about it, if you wait a year with online the ps3 is cheaper than the xbox. Most of you fucks are basing on opinion, no one fucking cares what you think. I like it how I don't have to pay for batteries, for ps3 I can charge the damn thing with a usb cord (dumbasses). & don't say the xbox has better graphics than the ps3, the ps3 has blue ray so that plays a huge role.

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      kyleHEART 4 years ago

      When you fucks get a ps3 and an xbox 360 at the same time, then you can argue. Personally I like moving my ps3 while playing the game and knowing the disc is alright.

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      jon-stoddard-18 4 years ago

      pffffttt.... x box sux. playstation wins. another thing they could have added was tht playstation has a better veriety of games were as xbox mostly has fps's. dont get me wrong fps's are good but i like me a good rpg. :)

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      skipperbent 4 years ago

      I have both systems but I think there's missing some key elements in this review: The xbox has better social aspects (easier to find friends, share stuff, join party's and so on) - the Xbox dosn't require users to install games and updates are only around 5MB compared to Playstation's 55+ MB. Xbox have better marketplace for buying games easier navigation and so on..

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      kipp-sappier 4 years ago

      who wins vs xbox and ps3? PC.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Hard to say as both have great games.

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      JoyWriter LM 5 years ago

      @cryptid lm: I have to agree with you on all your perspectives, as your reasons pretty much match my personal reasons. I really enjoy playing with both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but if I had to choose between one, I would definitely go with PlayStation 3.

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      cryptid lm 5 years ago

      I have played on both systems, but preference the Playstation 3 for so many reasons. While there are a few preferable games on the Xbox 360 (like Gears of War), it is not enough to warrant a new purchase. I've had my PS3 practically since they came out, and it still works like a charm. I wouldn't trade it for anything, aside from a PS4 if that would ever happen!

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      JoyWriter LM 5 years ago

      @greenlungsofpoland: Thanks for the comment... I appreciate the input. I am really glad you enjoyed it!!!!

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      JoyWriter LM 5 years ago

      @wolfie10: I know it can be very confusing.. these video game consoles have so much good that it is really hard when it comes to choosing which one to go with. That is why I recommend having both! Thanks for the comment.

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      JoyWriter LM 5 years ago

      @wolfie10: I know it can be very confusing.. these video game consoles have so much good that it is really hard when it comes to choosing which one to go with. That is why I recommend having both! Thanks for the comment.

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      JoyWriter LM 5 years ago

      @starlitparlit: Thanks for the comment... I my self have to agree with you, when it comes to Play Station 3 vs Xbox 360 I take the side with SONY. I just like it better. Thanks again

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      starlitparlit 5 years ago

      for me and my family it's playstation all the way. I love the game system, especially the free internet :)

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      wolfie10 5 years ago

      thanks for the info. still confused on which is the better one. i think i'll stick with the online games.

      thanks

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      greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

      great article super lens well done

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      JoyWriter LM 5 years ago

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