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Game Consoles. Justin Lawson. Essay Question. What are the innovations that make the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 so successful? Considering the differences between the two consoles, which one appeals to you more and why?. The Playstation 3. Blu-Ray WIFI GPU – “RSX” (NVIDIA)

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Game consoles

Game Consoles

Justin Lawson


Essay question

Essay Question

  • What are the innovations that make the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360 so successful?

  • Considering the differences between the two consoles, which one appeals to you more and why?


The playstation 3

The Playstation 3

  • Blu-Ray

  • WIFI

  • GPU – “RSX” (NVIDIA)

  • CPU has more potential.

  • User-friendly interface (XMB)

    • Linux compatibility

  • Able to stream media and install DivX Player

  • Cost

    • 120 GB - $299.99

    • 250 GB – $349.99


Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Xbox Live

  • “Media Extender”

  • Huge game library

  • Gamer profiles

  • Improved interface (similar to XMB)

  • GPU - “Xenos”

  • Cost

    • Elite (120 GB) - $299.99

    • Pro (60 GB) - $249.99

    • Arcade – $199.99


Success and failures

Success and Failures

PS3

Success

  • Blu-Ray

  • Interface

    Failures

  • Games may come with bugs

  • Xbox 360

  • Success

  • Xbox Live

  • Early release

  • Failures

  • HD

  • Original Interface

  • Lack of HDMI port


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Erickson, Tracy. “PS3 vs. Xbox 360 ports: The cold, hard truth *UPDATED.” GamePro. 5 Mar. 2008. 13 Nov. 2009. <http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/164668/ps3-vs-xbox-360-ports-the-cold-hard-truth-updated/>

  • Nelson, Carl. “Playstation 3 vs. XBOX 360 – One Year Later.” HCW. 20 Nov. 2007. 13 Nov. 2009. < http://www.hardcoreware.net/playstation-3-vs-xbox-360-one-year-later/>

  • Nelson, Carl. “Playstation 3 vs. XBOX 360 – Two Year Later.” HCW. 12 Jan. 2009. 13 Nov. 2009. < http://www.hardcoreware.net/playstation-3-vs-xbox-360-two-years-later/>


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