Friday, December 11, 2009
The great debate
By Jameel Murray
This holiday, parents would be faced with one of the most difficult decisions ever. This decision has haunted many consumers and even leads to an increase in blog reading. Consumers would have to make the ultimate decision of purchasing a Xbox 360 or a Playstation 3. Both systems have advantages as well as disadvantages. We would first examine the price line. The Xbox has recently offered customers a great deal, bundling two games with the much-improved Xbox 360 Elite console for a considerably cheap price of $299. In an attempt to match Xbox’s strategy, Playstation has also cut the price of their PS3 console to $299 without the two free games included. If consumers are searching for value, their best bet is to settle for an Xbox 360 just because you are able to enjoy two games straight out of the box for free.
The two consoles are considered high performance game consoles, boasting innovative game processors similar to high-end pc gaming machines. While graphics are similar, the Xbox 360 offers better games and a interactive online gaming experience. For consumers seeking the full gaming experience, the 360 should be the right choice.
The obvious difference between the Xbox 360 and the PS3 is the fact that the Playstation 3 offers consumers the chance to watch movies utilizing the new Blu Ray technology. For consumers who are movie fanatics and prefer to watch their movies in the best quality available, the PS3 is their choice. I hope reading this article makes your decision even more difficult because both consoles are great and extremely valuable.