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135
Xbox 360 PS3
Debate Score:255
Arguments:93
Total Votes:383
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Which is better Xbox 360 or PS3?

Xbox 360

Side Score: 120
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PS3

Side Score: 135
4 points

XBox360 has well over double the install base of the PS3. This traditionally makes a system last much longer because new games continue to be released for it even after the next generation of hardware comes out.

Developers need to make money on their games, and the larger the install base, the larger the potential sales. This is going to cause a gradual pattern of software drifting to the XBox360 (we've already seen it with square) which will stifle sales on the PS3, causing a self-reinforcing loop, eventually leaving PS3 owners high and dry near the end of this console generation.

This pattern has repeated 4 times in history with the PS2, the PS1, the SNES and NES systems. All destroying their competitors and being the only systems to still recieve software late in the system generation cycle.

(We can ignore the wii in this generation because it's not a direct competitor with the 360 or PS3; It can't play the same titles due to savere power limitations. It's found it's own Niche if you will. The Wii may likely outlast the 360 and ps3, but that remains to be seen)

http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/wii-us-installed-base-now-leads-xbox-360-by-almost-2-million/?biz=1

Side: Xbox 360
4 points

I don't know what things are like in the States, but over here in the UK the Xbox has more exclusives than the PS3. It's all about the games at the end of the day!

Side: Xbox 360

This song says it all :)

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Side: Xbox 360
3 points

Xbox360 for the time being, although the graphics are comparable to PS3. my main reasons for liking xbox 360, mundane as it may sound.... you are able to play pirated games to work on your cracked console for $2 each. This support is not provided in PS3

Side: Xbox 360
3 points

Everyone is basically saying that graphics are the main reason they will buy a system/console. No one looks at the operating system or Life Span. The Xbox 360 has a 3.2 GHz PowerPC Xenon CPU, The PS3 has a 3.2 GHz Cell Broadband Engine. Looking at that, they are both basically the same, however, The 360 has better games and more multiplayer compatibility.

Side: Xbox 360
3 points

When it comes down to it its all about the games and Xbox defiantly has more better games. Xbox has Halo, Gears, Fable 2, and other great games. Now PS3 does support Blue Ray DVDs which is great but it can't beat the Netflix on 360. Then there's the multiplayer experience. There's no way that anyone can compete with the Xbox Live players.

Side: Xbox 360
3 points

I've found that online PS3 players are a bunch of small children that like to yell. XBox has better online playability, but PS3 has the best construction all around.

Side: Xbox 360
3 points

some people think ps3 is better because you can play blu ray on it but it acually isn't better than a regular cd. you might as well get a blu ray dvd player. any way, it is called a game console. you paly games on it. that is what it is meant for. case closed. xbox 360 is better in my opinion.

Side: Xbox 360
2 points

Me and this kid in my class were arguing over which is better Xbox 360 or PS3 as an owner of an Xbox 360 I think it is better because Gears of War is a beast game and same with Halo so Comment!

Side: Xbox 360
Deathgaze(26) Disputed
5 points

ps3 is better than Xbox 360 because ps3 doesnt have the red ring of death

Side: PS3
s0m3b0dy(41) Disputed
5 points

is that your only reason?

Side: Xbox 360
pvtNobody(642) Disputed
2 points

No, the PS3 just crashes regularly and Sony didn't have the foresight to include a crash indication system for easy diagnostics.

Side: Xbox 360
-1 points

XBOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Xbox 360
dcool15(107) Disputed
4 points

my brother owns a 360 ps3 and a wii and he likes the ps3 best out of all of them

Side: PS3
4 points

xbox strenghts are its games. ps3 the hardware.

Side: Xbox 360
-2 points
2 points

Look lets look at it like this the ps3 and the 360 are game systems so what should we look at the games? what dose the PS3 have about 4 good games as for for the 360 all we have is fucking good games halo3, GOW2, viva pinata, fable 2, the exclusive content for GTA4, Guilty Gear 2: Overture, Fuzion Frenzy 2, banjo kazooie nuts and bolts, halo3: ODST, Halo wars, Crackdown, 1 vs 100. Heck the list i just mentioned is more then all the exclusives the PS3 has and i didnt even count the arcade titels that we have. Sure the RROD is a problem but hey microsoft fixed the new consoles and they fix the old ones for free if we look at what the PS3 has its got MGS4, LBP, Infamous, and probably one or two more games i dont remember. and other then that its got blu- ray which dosnt look that much better then HD anyway. now come on pepole yes we have to pay for xbox live but most of that $ is going to updating it and making it better, heck we are geting our $ worth by far. now come on folks really now. yes the PS3 has free online but hey you are geting your $ worth of that online 2 its fucking shit in a bag. you never go around and hear pepole talking about how much they owned online in MGS4 you hear them talking about COD and Halo. i mean look at the 360 its cheaper then the Wii that was about all nintendo had going for them a cheap fun console but now the xbox is cheaper and its better. If you even look at the sales of the PS2 last month they beat the PS3, and they are still making games for them. now you know your console false when more then a year l8tr your old console is still doing better and geting new games. i cant even remember that last time they released a new Xbox game. Look in the end its just a better console for gaming, yes you can surf the web but when i buy a game console i want to fucking play games on it. and not just games i want good games, ones that will be fun online i want to be able to find my friends, i want to talk to my friends who are playing halo while i play super smash bros brawl. As it shows i have an xbox, and yes i do find it awesome. Do i hate the PS3? no, maybe it will be a good console some day but right now? its not, it sux, and its not worth the $500

Side: Xbox 360
2 points

yes so do u have a conclusion, as i am a xbox 360 owner and am considering 2 by a ps3, as it seems 2 be far more superior with its free live, bluray, built in wifi, internet browser (so i can look at pornhub) and not 2 forget its quieter and has a very sexy glossy finish and i give u the conclusion ps3 is far more advanced and also bill gates sucks donkey balls lol xd

Side: Xbox 360
2 points

Believe it or not, I prefer the xbox 360. I agree that both of the systems are great, but xbox goes above and beyond for me and many other gamers.

The top argument that ps3 lovers use is: " The playstation 3 gets free wifi, you suckers have to pay lol. " This is an argument that I'd have thought only kids who still use their fathers' credit cards would use, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The thing is, xbox live is only about $4.17 per month. Which means that all you have to do is pull out a little 5 dollar bill out of your pocket every month. Which is funny because those same kids saying those things tend to spend more money on snacks and '5' gum than anything else.

The second most popular argument is, " At least the ps3 lasts longer than a month before dying. " I find this quite comical, because not only is the ps3 more than capable of the same problem, but also the xbox 360 has a free three year warranty if this happens, and has been much improved to where it has almost the same odds of a ps3 doing that.

And then we have the heat issue. It is true, that the xbox was a very hot system when it first came out, but now I'd feel comfortable leaving mine on all night next to a propane tank.

Let's see what else there is…Oh yes, the games themselves! As the ps3 does have some signature games such as the modern warfare and call of duty series, it doesn't include some very popular series' such as the halo series. Some kids, in their arrogance, say halo and other xbox only exclusives suck, when they have never even played them. What I say is: " Enough with the excuses, it has been proven that the xbox has more hit series than any other console. "

Now let's talk about features. Although everybody loves that glossy finish, the xbox has a better graphics card, and it's by more than just that tiny 1% kids claim it to be. While it's true that the ps3 has built in wifi, the xbox has a better online system with less kids who just worked up the courage to swear at a stranger spamming messages at you and other people. Here's the part where some people stop reading, blu-Ray! The ps3 is equiped with a blu ray player, which has dropped so much in price that my friend got the same type of blu Ray player AND an xbox for less than the price of a ps3.

Finally, to top it off, I'm going to say that the ps3, being the newer system, has more bugs. The playstation 3, as owners may know, experienced an extreme malfunction this year due to the leap year bug. Because the clock had not adjusted on the ps3's to suit the servers, people were not able to even get online, which for most is the reason for buying a console such as these.

I know I wrote a lot so I'm going to stop debating now and give some backround info on me before closing.

I am an avid gamer, I own an xbox 360 and my friend, who is almost a second brother to me, owns a ps3 which I constantly play. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. I am a programmer and have studied and researched both the xbox 360 and the ps3. My gamertag on xbox live is Haloazzazz1n If you want to send any questions but please don't spam.

Thanks to all for reading,

Matthew

Side: Xbox 360
2 points

Grapics and evrything

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Side: Xbox 360
1 point

Xbox 360 is better than PS3 all day. We have better graphics and we get games out before you guys can even the trailer for it. We have a lot more demos and we are a bigger comany. Ours is not so easy to hack into and PS3 is always copying off Xbox 360. They are copying off of our controllers and many things that is better than theirs. In the end, Xbox is better than PS3.

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

xbox has totally better graphics. i give it to playstation for having ratchet and clank but xbox has halo and it is beast. i think that if it wasnt for xbox then playstation would not have all of the things that they do have. xbox is way better than playstation and xbox will always win.

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

No No No more of this The xbox 360 is better and all ways will be known for that so why doesn't everybody just shut up about this arguments buy black ops 2 and we all settle this at nuke town 2025

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

XBAWKZ IS BETTER BEKAWZ UF DEH GRApHICS DUH GWARHFIKS ARRR SO MACH BETTER THAHN PS3!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Xbox 360

Xbox 360 got the first DLC for Black Ops 2. I love my xbox. I love Call of Duty.

Side: Xbox 360
0 points

also developers know how to use the 360.

Side: Xbox 360
ps3kahunas Disputed
2 points

woopdy fuckin doo, ps3 is far more advanced does xbox 360 have internet browser no, does xbox 360 have blu ray no, does xbox 360 have built in wifi no, does sony ask money of you every year like xbox 360 does no this means ps3 is more advanced and works out cheaper so it makes perfect sense to go for p s 3 end of discusion this is the final conclusion, the only reason people say xbox 360 is better is because they already own one and are gutted they dont own a ps3 so fuckin eat shit bill gates u gready coparate nerd bastard...

Side: PS3
Ps3iz4kdz(2) Disputed
2 points

Wow I laughed when I read this, you don't know what your talking about kid, how old are you? Have you ever even played an xbox? Or do you just like the shiny finish?

Side: Xbox 360
Buddha(9) Disputed
2 points

internet ? r u f*cking kidding me? an internet browser on ur tv. and that's worth so much? and Blu-ray. let's get this straight. bl-ray is a piece of crap. it makes videos look a lil bit better, and is supposedly increases the value of a ps3. and wifi... dude. paying 4 $ a month isn't gonna kill ya. it probably costs less than the drugs u stole from ur friends, so deal with it

Side: Xbox 360
8 points

ps3 wins by a small margin for me.

exclusives : Except perhaps GoW2 and Halo3, most of the top-rated xbox games are available for the ps3 as well. But not vice versa. Consider PS3 exclusives like killzone2, mgs4 and upcoming exclusives like God of War 3.

hardware : Free wireless adapter on the PS3, Free PSN account, modular hard drives (you can pick up a cheap 5400 rpm SATA drive to plug in and upgrade your PS3) unlike with the xbox where you're locked into buying from MSFT or its vendors. Any HDMI cable will let you plug this into a 1080p screen, unlike with the xbox where you have to buy a custom xbox hdmi cable.

Side: PS3
1 point

You don't need a custom HDMI cord. Just a basic one will do. My xbox looks beautiful with its $14.00 HDMI cord.

Side: Xbox 360
Josephmuktar(2) Disputed
0 points

Your a fricken idiot you piece of crap. you have no fricken clue what the frigg your talking about. your just saying this because ur mom does not love you and you are fricken adopted. Cant afford live? your pathetic, xbox360 all the way, we got them real gamers and what you got? white gangsters. you guys are all posers. Only reason your hating on xbox360 is because ur mom got u a broken ps3, your pathetic, you have no life. get off the computer, out of ur moms basement and get a girlfriend. a job? you know theres something else other than ps3, btw, your cousin your mom and ur sister do not count as a girlfriend...Hangyourself idiot.

Side: Xbox 360
Josephmuktar(2) Disputed
-1 points

Your a fricken idiot you piece of crap. you have no fricken clue what the frigg your talking about. your just saying this because ur mom does not love you and you are fricken adopted. Cant afford live? your pathetic, xbox360 all the way, we got them real gamers and what you got? white gangsters. you guys are all posers. Only reason your hating on xbox360 is because ur mom got u a broken ps3, your pathetic, you have no life. get off the computer, out of ur moms basement and get a girlfriend. a job? you know theres something else other than ps3, btw, your cousin your mom and ur sister do not count as a girlfriend...Hangyourself idiot.

Side: Xbox 360
5 points

Simply because Soni usually has good quality products whereas Microsoft has products that spam up and shut down so you are forced to buy new ones or new parts for old ones.

Side: PS3
5 points

Sony. just thought I'd point that out.

Side: PS3
3 points

Oops! Haha. Thank you for that! I put that at like 2 am or something and I guess I wasn't paying attention to my spelling. :P

Side: PS3
4 points

if you were to make a new console like PS3 you would make it better than the lastest one out.

PS3 has built in wireless unlike xbox 360

xbox gets more problems with it than ps3 EX red ring of death

ps3 has built in power supply unlike xbox

xbox does scratch discs unlike ps3

xbox has a disc tray and not a slide in discs thing like ps3

you don't have to pay for the net on ps3 its free for ever unlike xbox

you have to get a £69.99 wireless adapter

ps3 might be more money but it works out cheaper in the long run because you don't have to pay for the net and adapter

so you xbox fans will have to pay more in the long run

My PS3's:

i have 2 ps3's 1 60GB and one 160GB and they have both worked with our freezing or messing up. they have not scratch any discs and it have not overheated once. i was able to connect to any network wirelessely and i didn't have to move a big stupid power supply around. the ps3's are really quiet.

so go for ps3 not xbox

ps3 rules

Side: PS3
8 points

is it just me, or are PS3's getting more and more like computers, if not better ?

Side: PS3
xaeon(1093) Disputed
1 point

The PS3 is blown out of the water by even a medium spec PC these days.

Side: Xbox 360
4 points

forgot one ps3 is blue ray quality on all games and x-box isn't even hd PS3 GRAPHICS ROCK

Side: PS3
xaeon(1093) Disputed
2 points

I'm personally yet to see side by side screenshots that show any graphical advantage for the PS3 over the Xbox. In fact, I often find the Xbox screenshots clearer, brighter and sharper.

Side: Xbox 360
pvtNobody(642) Disputed
1 point

You're confusing a storage medium with a display format. Blu-ray describes a type of disc that allows for large amounts of data being stored on a disc the same size as a DVD. HD on the other hand is a format for displaying media. Blu-ray discs often hold HD data on them. The Xbox 360 was the first console to be capable of outputting HD media.

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

They arent? Don't both come with the ability to add an HDMI cord? Also im not sure about this but dont the game come loaded for blu-ray? Like they would play blu-ray quality so i would expect less. Xbox just seems to be tons more secure. You can get banned pretty easily on xbox. I dont know if it the same for PS3.

Side: Xbox 360
s0m3b0dy(41) Disputed
-2 points
1 point

dont forget that playstation home cameout last night and you have playstation store where you can download free demos and themes and music and full games and little big planet just came out as well i own the 80 gig ps3 and have olny had one plbm and it wasnt readin the discs but i sent it in and got it back in less than a week and it works better than ever and with the 60, 80 and 160 gig ps3 you can play ps2 and ps1 games on it you have a larger amount of memory than 360, and if you own a psp you can connect to your ps3 from anywhere with wifi. its pretty sweet. oh ya and its alot easier to use than 360. email me ur playstation network id and ill add u as a friend my email is [email protected] and what games do u have?

Side: PS3
Misfit(2) Disputed
1 point

Dude PS3 is full of gimmicks. X box live is far superior to the PSN also the 360 has better Down loadable content then the PS3.Finally and the most important thing is the 360 has better games.

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

Xbox does have wireless. People prefer wired because real gamers hate lag. The PS3 is like a computer. Xbox still keeps its status quo and decides to remain in the console section. Xbox doesn't really get problems. If you take care of it then your fine. Xbox Live is also more secure and the business is profiting well. Xbox bans people all the time to keep the gaming expierience fair for all. I dont see what's wrong with a disc tray. I just want to play the game. The power supply is almost non existant to most players because they don't even really care about some cords. They want to play the game. Graphics are pretty much just equal. PS3 has an automatic "Blu-Ray" ability over the xbox and the games are made for it. Xbox players just need to pop in a HDMI cord and they are good. Also I can tell Treyarch favors Xbox because their first Black Ops 2 DLC came out for Xbox. At least thats what I hear.

Side: Xbox 360
2 points

da ps3 is a great machine wit little to no bugs in it but da Xbox 360 has every kind of problem possible thus da reason dey are only $200 because no one will buy dem

Side: PS3
Misfit(2) Disputed
0 points

First of all the PS3 and the 360 are the same price. Also the 360 has out sold the PS3 a number of times.

Side: Xbox 360
2 points

ive owned both a ps3 ad a 360. my ps3 broke down at the beginnig of the summer, then instead of replacing one right now i went out an bought a 360 i have had my 360 for less then two monhts and it broke twice already. but my ps3 lasted almost 2 years. the ps3 has more offline features, better gaming experiences and on top of those reason u can have more players playing the ps3 offline then any other gaming system. sony is alway working on making the ps3 better by making different models but microsofht has only made 4 different versions of the 360 onlike sony which made 5 different versions of the ps3.

so i would say if u were to buy a seven generation system buy the ps3

Side: PS3
2 points

OK this is really straight forward. I own all 3 consoles (PS3, 360, Wii)PS3 is far superior. First off, the controller is rated the best and easiest to use. Secondly, it comes fully equipped. For example, it is wireless Internet ready, it has a rechargeable battery in the controllers and it is also a blue-ray player. Finally, everyone keeps talking about the fact that 360 has more games but how many of them are quality games? PS3 games constantly get better reviews.

PS3 is better. Deal with it.

Side: PS3
2 points

OK just end the argument, its all about what you like to play. Honestly i am a hard core xbox fan and love gears of War. But i see the potential in getting a ps3. THE PS3 has some great game on it and i cant wait to see GOD of war. All my friend at work have the ps3 some come on and just play what you like...

Side: PS3
2 points

okay first off, it took microsoft two try's to get their system to work, i had a 360 and i have a ps3, ps3 is better for the games like uncharted, little big planet, killzone 2 etc. a lot of shit for the ps3 is FREE unlike the 360. 360 controls are retarded as shit, you can knock someone out with that, you can bring up the point that the ps3 is heavy, but who the fuck is carrying a ps3 to begin with. ps3 controls are normal sized and you don't need to buy a cable's or battery's to charge your remote. the 360 has been out for 1 year extra and the ps3 still has more fan's. look at all the review's for 'is 360 better then ps3" and a good 95% of those arguments ps3 one, so suck on it.

Side: PS3
2 points

xbox was better when it cheaper but when the price drop happened ps3 became way better and you get the ps3 network for free where you pay for xboxz

Side: PS3
2 points

Honestly, Sony is more professional. Xbox is for children. Green and White? I think my little brother has toys with that color scheme. Sony makes stuff in sleek, shiny black. Stream lined, Like a Lamborghini. When someone says Xbox, I think of 12 year olds. When someone says Playstation, I think of adult gamers with lives and the ability to play games when they get the chance.

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

White and Green can symbolize lots. Black is just......nothing. My console is black so I looks cool. Xbox at least doesn't have weird jokes about it. Gosh do you know how many "Playstation" jokes exist? Too many.

Side: Xbox 360
1 point

BLUUUUUUUEEE RAAAAAAAAAY

Side: PS3
1 point

The only thing I can think of about xbox that I really like is halo, the actual xbox has lots of problems that cause them to stop working!!

However, xbox's controllers are WAY better than ps3

Side: PS3
360lover(3) Disputed
0 points

if you ever played or owned the 360, you would know how it works. all you are doing is spreading rumors tht are not true. the only problem with the 360 is it overheats if you are not in an air conditioned room. but why would you not play it in a house? usually most houses are air conditioned.

Side: Xbox 360
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
2 points

I guess a lot of people don't have air conditioning then.

"all you are doing is spreading rumors that are not true."

Like what?

Side: PS3
1 point

PS3 ALL THE WAY!!!

my friend had a ps3 then he swapped it for a Xbox 360.

he regrets it soo much.

Side: PS3
1 point

I like the PlayStation 3's controls better. I also love Playstation Home, its a great communication tool and a good time-killer.

Side: PS3
1 point

the ps3 has way beetter quality games. split second, gow3, mg4, uncharted. and alot more. and plus the 360 stole games that were only supposed to be for the ps3. assassins creed was supposed to be a sony only game. by far the ps3 wins. blueray, free online gaming. would you rather pay $60 a year for online or play online for free?? i'm pretty sure its the second one.

Side: PS3
1 point

i agree plus the ps3 has a built in cooler. so it doesn't overheat. plus it has sixaxis controlers

Side: PS3
1 point

I personally think that the ps3 is better than the xbox 360 because

xbox live is about 60$ a year/ps3 online free

xbox live to get onto the internet you need a 100$/ps3 built in wifi

ps3 bluetooth compatable/xbox 360 windows media player

they both have there very own original exclusive games

ps3 built in blueray player 150$ included and aparently it is better than most blueray players

xbox 360 has less immature people that i have player with i own both consoles for about the same time and the ps3 has never burnt out

ps3s do not burn disks while playing and being moved i have lost over 300$ worth of disks in the xbox

playstation has a more mature layout

you can use psp's as controllers

Side: PS3
1 point

you know wat im sick and tired off people arguing about which is better. "oh we have bluray" "yeah but we got kinnect". man stfu at the end of the day its a personal opinion i have both and i play the ps3 more, but still they r both really awesome gaming systems

Side: PS3
1 point

PS3 by far. Their hardware is much better quality. They last longer. Have the same games pretty much. Xbox actually stole games from PS3 because of 'money' They support Blu-ray. Free online play. The look better and are more well known. Sony just kicks Microsoft's [email protected]#

Side: PS3
1 point

gets free stuff that you have to bye on xbox there both awsome

Side: PS3
1 point

i know xbox is god with graphics but over that and the internet PS3 IS WAY BETTER

Side: PS3
1 point

fuck the xbox 360...that shit is sooo lame. of course ps3 is better

Side: PS3
0 points

I think we're all missing the point here. Playstation has Final Fantisy. That pretty much sums it up about which has better games.

Side: PS3
-1 points

What's the criteria? PS3 is a better built machine but X-Box 360 has the games I want to play.

Side: PS3