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					CS 110 Tech. Paper Patrick Boucher 12/12/08 Mr. Pomposelli Xbox 360 vs. Playstation 3…Xbox 360 Prevails The two most popular gaming systems in the world are hands down Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The question is which system is better? Which one has better graphics? Which one has better games? Which system is more liked around the world? All of these are questions that gamers all around the world discuss about and dispute over. This paper is to discuss all of the areas that gamers care about. Graphics, games, and price are all major topics that I will be discussing throughout the duration of this paper. The graphics of a gaming system are considered by many to be one of the most important aspects of a system. Each new system that comes out improves on its graphics, and Xbox 360 and PS3 have the most advanced graphics out there. The most obvious question is, which of the two systems has the better graphics? After doing research on the graphics of both Xbox 360 and PS3 I found valid information that supports Xbox 360 having the superior graphics. “The Xenos GPU on the XBOX 360 is superior the RSX on the PS3.” This is a quote from an article on hardcoreware.net stating that the graphics on Xbox 360 are superior to those of the PS3. Even though I found out after researching that the graphics on Xbox 360 were indeed superior, I still took it upon myself to take a poll of 40 students at Hawk Hall to ask them which system they thought had better graphics. The results supported the data that I researched online when 27 students voted for Xbox 360 while only 13 voted for PS3.

Games are probably the most important thing to gamers around the country and the entire world. While there are many games that come out for both systems, there are also games that are made solely for PS3 or Xbox 360. Fifa 2009 was rated by many websites as the game liked most by Xbox 360 users. This game is also available for PS3, but it has had better reviews as an Xbox game. Some of the most popular games in the world to many people are the Halo games. Halo is only available on Xbox 360, and that is a major reason why many people choose to buy Xbox rather than PS3. There are also games that PS3 has that Xbox does not sell, but none as popular as Halo is to Xbox 360 gamers. Price is always a major issue with many gamers. Both of the systems are quite hefty when it comes to price, but when it comes down to it I feel you get a better quality system for a cheaper price with Xbox 360. The most expensive version of PS3 started off at a ridiculous price of $599 dollars while the most expensive version of Xbox 360 is only $399. $200 is a very significant amount of money that many people cannot just throw around in order to buy a video game system. Also, I feel that you get a better overall system with very similar qualities to the PS3 for a much cheaper price. I took it upon myself to make a chart with data that I have recovered over the past week. I asked 40 different students at Hawk Hall (the dorm I live in) which system has better graphics, which system has better games, and which system they overall prefer. That data is presented below, and further helps my case that Xbox 360 is a better overall system than PS3.

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30 25 20 15 10 5 0 PS3 Xbox 360 Games Graphics Overall system

The chart above shows the questions that I asked to 40 different students who live in the dorm Hawk Hall. I asked them 3 important questions concerning the 2 systems. I asked which had better games, which had better graphics, and which was an overall better system. The data supported the fact that Xbox 360 is a better overall system and is like much more by students here at the University of Hartford.