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									                                PS3 vs. Xbox 360

                                       Review


Graphics:

Everyone has seen an Xbox and a PS2 in action and we are all waiting to see which of the
two next generation consoles for the two systems will have the edge when it comes to
graphics. We have all seen the screenshots of the games on the two systems but what
about actual gameplay graphics. Despite the hot debate, when you look at the numbers
the two systems use a different but equally effective method of delivering graphics
processing power. The XBOX uses a custom ATI processor with 48 graphics pipelines
and the PS3 has a custom NVIDA graphics processor with an estimated 24 pipelines. The
numbers are misleading because the PS3 piplines are more powerful than the XBOX
pipelines. In the end the two different graphics processors will deliver about the same
amount of power, we can expect to see impressive results from both sides.

Games:

Both systems have several franchise titles such as Halo2 for the XBOX and Gran
Tourismo for the PS3 that you will see in the next generation systems, but what other
games can you expect to see. If you are a fan of genres such as role playing that are
dominated by Japanese and other foreign developers such as Square, you should look
forward to the PS3. There is no indication that the XBOX 360 is going to gain much
more support from foreign developers and buyers than the original XBOX. An article on
GameSpot.com reports that only two percent of Japanese gamers are interested in buying
an XBOX 360, with sixty percent looking forward to the PS3 and eight percent to the
Nintendo Revolution. Overall you can expect to see more games on the PS3 than the
XBOX 360, reflecting the selection for the current generation systems. Only time will
which console will have the quality of games which all of us are been expecting.

Media Type:

Will the media storage type be a factor in the quality of the games? Since PS3 is owned
by Sony and BLUray is Sony’s next high definition storage medium, the PS3 games will
be stored on the BLUray discs which hold approximately 54 gigs. The Xbox 360 games
will be stored on Double Layer DVDs which store 9 gigs.

Obviously the BLUray discs can store a lot more data, but at the current stage of game
development, any game developed will fit just as well on the 9 gig DVDs, so this is not a
major factor but one that may come into play later on.

Processing Power:
How do the two systems compare when looking at brute processing power? The PS3 uses
a Cell processor with a PowerPC-based core with seven synergistic processing units
while the Xbox comes with a Custom IBM PowerPC CPU with three dual-threaded cores
that can handle six total threads at a time.

An important comparison to look at is the number of dot product calculations per second
the systems can perform. The reason this number is important is because it is used
extensively during gameplay in 3d math to calculate various things such as vector
lengths, projections, transformations, and more. Both systems are clocked at 3.2 Ghz. The
PS3 can handle 51-billion dot product operations per second and the Xbox can handle
33.6.

There is a debate over which system has more brute processing power and these numbers
can be confusing to the average person, but overall it seems that the PS3 has an edge over
the Xbox when it comes to overall processing power.

Media Type:

Since PS3 is owned by Sony and BLUray is Sony’s next high definition storage medium,
the PS3 games will be stored on the BLUray discs which hold approximately 54 gigs.
The Xbox 360 games will be stored on Double Layer DVDs which store 9 gigs.
Obviously the BLUray discs can store a lot more data, but at the current stage of game
development, any game developed will fit just as well on the 9 gig DVDs, so this is not a
major factor but one that may come into play later on.

Games:

When considering games, you have to look at the XBOX and the PS2. The XBOX is very
popular in the US and has a few great franchise games such as Halo, but the PS2 has an
international reach and several popular game franchises such as Gran Tourismo that the
XBOX has yet to beat. The XBOX 360 will need to appeal to foreign game developers
and consumers to compete with the PS3. Only time will which console will have the
quality of games which all of us are been expecting

Controllers:

The controllers on the two systems retain the basic shape from the original systems with
some modifications. The PS3 controller has the most dramatic change; it has a streamline
shape that looks more like a stealth airplane than a game controller. The XBOX
controller is basically the same shape as the previous system with a different color
scheme. From the pictures released, it seems the XBOX controller will be more
comfortable and natural to use. The PS3 controller looks like it would just slip out of
your hand but we will not know how the controllers feel during actual gameplay until we
get our hands on them.

								
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