Xbox vs. PlayStation

Anyone who plays PlayStation or Xbox probably has a friend who plays the other system. That friend probably constantly tries to convince you to buy their system and gives endless reasons on why it’s better. This feud between Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox has been going on since the beginning of the Video game Era. It can be compared to the debate between Apple Mac computers and Windows computers, except it’s not as simple. (Everyone knows that Apple is more expensive but generally runs better – it’s the consumer’s choice) This debate has it’s similarities regarding money.

Xbox users continually complain that drains their money as they charge them for every little thing. For Example, Xbox Live costs $60 a year, and without it, you cannot play online with friends. PlayStation Network, on the other hand, is free. The two consoles themselves are about equally priced, but there are many accessories that differ in price. For example the Xbox360 controller commonly costs between $20 and $40, while the PS3 Dualshock could be higher than $50. I one met a guy while playing Call of Duty online who said he was new to PlayStation because he sold his Xbox. When I asked him why, he said that it was too much of a burden in his wallet. So when it comes to money, more users go with PlayStation.

Of course there must be other factors that go into choosing a gaming system. One is performance. To be honest, I am a bit biased towards PlayStation, only because I was raised with a PS2 and PS3. But I am thinking about getting an Xbox and therefore am keeping an open mind. As far as performance goes, Xbox users generally claim that they possess the best graphics, and technically speaking, they are right to claim so. The Xbox CPU is more powerful than the PS3’s core which makes for better speed and capabilities. It also has a slightly more high-end than the one in a PS3. So strictly going by public opinion and hardware specifics, an Xbox is a more powerful machine.

An enormous determining factor for PlayStation and Xbox users alike are the games that are console specific. I’m talking about Halo (Xbox), God of War (PS3), Gears of War (Xbox), Uncharted (PS3), and all of the other highly rated games that are console specific. Some users claim that Xbox hold the greatest game in the world, Halo, which is a game that is well known as the greatest Sci-Fi FPS, and one of the most popular games in the world. Many people stay with their system because of the games they fall in love with. I, on the other hand, fell in love with the most popular and profitable game in the world: Call of Duty- which is available for all consoles and PC.

Many PlayStation users claim to have stuck with their system due to its convenient controller shape. I, myself, greatly prefer the Dualshock grip and button scheme. Some of my friends who play Xbox say that the Xbox controller is for “Man Hands” because it’s bigger and wider. This isn’t as big a factor as people think. If someone was given the choice between an Xbox that they’ve been playing for years, and a Playstation that they’ve never played before, they would probably choose the Xbox. It all boils down to what they were raised with.

Anxious for opinions!

Stay connected,



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

16 responses to “Xbox vs. PlayStation”

  1. Gretchen says :

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog’s articles or reviews every day along with a cup of coffee.

  2. minecraft for free says :

    Hi! I’ve been reading your site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!

  3. Leighann Mcmanamon says :

    Hi there, You’ve done an incredible job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  4. sirbrucian says :

    I thank everyone for the support! Feedback is always needed and helpful. Dont forget to share with friends!

  5. anti snoring devices says :

    Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is really a great web site.

  6. says :

    Fantastic site. Lots of helpful information here. I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thank you for your effort!

  7. Jamie Grubaugh says :

    It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read more things about it!

  8. Lavonna Leonello says :

    This will be a fantastic web site, could you be involved in doing an interview about just how you developed it? If so e-mail me!

  9. Junie Leiber says :

    Hello there, You have done a fantastic job. I will definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this site.

  10. Isiah Vanderburg says :

    This is really interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  11. Penelope Wescott says :

    Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept

  12. William Kubica says :

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let alone the content!

  13. Bulah Close says :

    Your web site won’t render correctly on my iphone – you might wanna try and repair that

  14. Noe Vivenzio says :

    Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it wise. I cant wait to read far more from you. This is really a tremendous site.

  15. Bertram Napper says :

    I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You’re incredible! Thanks!

  16. Dillon Borroel says :

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: