PlayStation Vs Xbox

Who’s better?

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Video Games have been around since the 1970s, and they have been evolving ever since. Many video game companies have come and gone. Nowadays there are three  notable companies, but the two major companies are Microsoft and Sony. The most popular gaming systems from them are Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (360) and Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3).

The Xbox 360 has the largest library of video games as of 2013 with a total of 1,136 games not including the publicly made “indie” games. The PS3 has a total of 812 games. Both systems have many gaming accessories to enhance and extend one’s gaming experience. The 360 has a camera accessory called Kinect, while the PS3 has one called PlayStation Move. One advantage of the Kinect is that a controller is not necessary to play, unlike that of PlayStation Move which does require a controller or two to play. The Kinect also uses one’s voice for navigation on the main screen of the console, and for some games. The PS3 also uses Blu-Ray technology, which means that Blu-Ray movies can be watched on that console, while Xbox has standard DVD technology, not Blu-Ray.

Most of the games that are created can be played on both systems, but there are many games that are “exclusive” to one console or the other. Some games that are only available for Xbox are “Alan Wake,” the “Halo” series, and the Fable games. Some games that are only available on PlayStation are “God of War,”  “Uncharted” and “Infamous.”

There are upsides and downsides to each side in this “battle of the consoles” that has been going on for years. Mostly you have to know what you’re looking for in each console and decide which fits you best.

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