Pros So many to list in this little space
Cons I haven't come across 1 yet.
Summary I just wanted to say that the PS3 is the best system on the market. This is not just an opinion anymore, it is absolute fact. Some people have a problem with the price, saying that the 360 is cheaper thus making it the better buy. It's cheaper because it has so much less. The biggest being that the PS3 comes equipt with a Blu-ray disc drive that plays HD movies, the 360 does not. If you want an HD DVD player to watch movies for your 360, you have to go out and spend $200 making it identical in price to the PS3. Even then, the PS3 would have so much more than the 360. 60 GB HD, cell processor, it runs so much quieter and cooler, plus it has a slot for just about every media card out there. As far as games go, within a year developers will have a better understanding of how much they can put into a game using the cell-processor and the blu-ray format. They'll have better ideas using the six-axis controller in gameplay and much, much more. The amount of potential that the PS3 has far outweighs that of the Xbox 360. Not only is it a more powerful machine but it's also so much better looking. I just finished setting up my online connection wirelessly and I'm connected to my 42" Panasonic Plasma TV via HDMI cable because my game system came equipt with a HDMI slot. I wish I had a bigger TV with 1080p so that I could take full advantage of this system as far as resolution goes. I'm not saying that the xbox 360 is straight poop, I'm just saying that the PS3 is the better system, that's all. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the mthafkn' truth.
Pros 1080p output and 1.85.1(full screen viewing in WS)
Cons Does not upscale PS2 games nor DVD
Summary I have both XBOX360 and PS3 connected to my 37" Westinghouse 1080p Monitor and very pleased with both. However, the PS3 needs to refine their dashboard. It is not as user friendly as the 360. also, you cannot upscale PS2 games and DVD's like the 360. With the firmware upgrade to the 360 on 31 OCT 06, every 360 and xbox game,DVD, and HD DVD(with the add-on)are upscaled to 1080p!!! PS3 is a fine machine and Resistance: Fall of Man is a great game;however, the system needs the year for development. Graphic wise, both systems are equal; however, XBOX360 has better game play like Gears of War. For those movie watchers like me the blu-ray discs are awsome!!! 1080P picture qulity is out of this world. Both 360 and PS3 HD play is great, but I like the PS3 better because of 1.85.1 vs XBOX360's 2.35.1 (letter Box)WS viewing. I hope my review helps those who are undecided about which system to purchase.
Pros Blu-Ray, built in WiFi
Cons no headset or upgraded cable
Summary I was originally going to buy the Xbox 360, but after adding up all the costs associated with it, surprisingly, I found that the PS3 was the better buy.
The Xbox 360 system was $399, and the PS3 was $599. They both come with a wireless controller and hard drive capabilities. The Xbox 360 did come with a component video cable, wireless headset, and trial Xbox Live membership. You really can't count the Xbox Live membership as a cost affective benefit because the PS3 online service is for free. The component video and wireless headset is an advantage though. The down side to the Xbox 360 is the optional wireless adapter. It is a ridiculous $100 purchase. Like many people, my router is not directly hooked up to my gaming console, so the wireless adapter was a necessity. That brought the cost up to $499. I also wanted to use the full capabilities of the new 1080p format. I hate the idea of up-converting old technology, such as DVD, to new formats. With that in mind, I was considering the HD-DVD add-on, which was $200. That brought the total cost up to $699. Now I know that the HD-DVD add-on is not a big necessity to most gamers, but to be fair, it is required to be comparable to the PS3 Blu-Ray technology, and a person with a 1080p television will want some true 1080p media. To my understanding, HDTV is still broadcasting in 1080i, so the only thing out there is HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, and some next-generation games.
After considering all the cost of the Xbox 360, I looked at the PS3. Obviously, there is no need for HD-DVD because of the Blu-Ray media, and to my surprise, I found out that WiFi was built in. I don’t think everyone is taking that cost benefit into consideration. I also thought that it was pretty neat that the PS3 can communicate with my PSP. On, the other hand, the console did not come with HD compatible cables and a wireless headset. I’m guessing that a headset will cost around $30. I was disappointed that the PS3 did not come with HD cables. The PS3 came with an AV cable like the PS2, so I’m guessing it will accommodate the upgraded ps2 component video cable, which is fairly cheap. But who wants component video when you can have HDMI! I don’t see how component video can be considered true HD. I’ve always used component video for DVD players, and used true digital cables, such as DVI and HDMI, for HDTV. I already had both the PS2 component cable and HDMI cable, but to compare equally, I previously bought my HDMI cable for $60 dollars, but you will pay more for Monster Cables. With the addtional cost associated with the PS3, the cost is about equal or less, depends how much you can find the headset and cable for. The plus side, you can shop around for a good deal, unlike the $100 wireless adapter.
Overall I feel that I made an unbiased decision on the purchase. The people who are constantly downing the PS3 are either bias toward the Xbox 360, or they really don’t need the additional PS3 features. Either way, there is no reason to hate on either the Xbox 360 or the PS3. They are both impressive gaming systems in their own right.
Pros awesome graphics, free online play, blue tooth, upgradeable
Cons price, gets a bit warm which slightly concerns me
Summary This is by far the best game system I've played so far. Now, before I start getting bashed by all the 360 loyalists, you need to know I have had an Xbox since day one. I still love the Box but better is better. The graphics are great on both but when playing the PS3 I get the "oh wow" effect. I don't know much about processors or whatever else is under the hood but I can look and compare the same game on two screens and see which looks better or has better game play. As of right now the game titles are a bit limited but more are on the way and I'm sure the graphics will improve immensely.
On the down side.......It does get a little warm but from what I understand that is normal. I just make sure it's in a well ventilated area. It does cost an arm and a leg not to mention you can't get the full effect unless you have a hi-def television and an HDMI hook up but the same goes for the Xbox. To sum it up, if you have the cash and love gaming do yourself a favor and get one.
Pros User Friendly, Wireless Remotes, Picture Quality (even without HDMI cables) Looks cool
Cons Price, Availability, No HDMI cables or HD cables, Need more games
Summary I purchased my ps3 on line and now have had a chance to compare it to my Xbox 360. I am not a gaming expert, but I feel that the PS3 is much easier to use and overall is better than the Xbox 360. I don't care about exclusive games or any or any of the other super high tech items. I care about ease of use and overall quality if the product. I am not the type of person who will use the internet from the PS3 so I can not tell you which is better because I never used it on the Xbox. I hated the fact that the Xbox only had a 90 day warranty, but the PS3 has a 1 year warranty which is great because I bet there will be some problems with the unit. The reason that I listed price is because I think that $600 is a big price to pay (when the XBox is only $400 which includes HD cables) and then you have to go out and buy some HDMI cables ($60-$100). I paid over $600 for mine, which is fine but to find out that the HDMI cables were not included made me feel that Sony was just trying to make an extra couple of bucks. Since buying the HDMI cables I love the picture quality of the games and Blu-Ray movies. I have the PS3 plugged into my Sharp 42" Aquos LCD HDTV and the picture quality is off the charts. If you have a TV that supports the HDMI cable then you must get one to get the true high quality picture. Overall I really like my PS3 over my XBox 360.