Hi fellow readers,
I decide to write this post due to I’m in consideration to get a new console. So, I research for more information about them and finally I write it here and hope it’s useful for people who is in consideration to get a new console like me.
First of all, I’ll tell you that I’ve no bias with any console and I currently owned Nintendo Wii. However, I decide to get additional console which will be Sony Playstation 3 or Microsoft XBox 360. I’m a Microsoft certified professional and can you guess which one I’ll choose?
Just guess and see the answer below…
What’s the definition of ‘Next Gen’ console?
For me, it must be a new innovative in some area related to gaming experiences. It includes ‘GRAPHICS’, ‘AUDIO’, ‘GAME PLAY’ and etc…
So, for me, I considered Wii as a ‘Next Gen’ console as well even it have such a sucks graphic. (480p -> What do you think? )
Yes, it have a great new innovative on game play which PS3 and XBox360 will never be able to bring to you.
However, even Wii is such a great console. I still unhappy with it in sometime. When I’m alone. Wii is too boring for me to play the game alone. Even I’ve bougth Wii Fit + Balance board to gain more experience game play. It still not suit for stand-alone player.
That made me thinking of my old Playstation 1, 2 which I already sold out few years ago.
So, my decision on this situation is to choose between Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft XBox 360.
I’ve to say that XBox 360 currently have a great support on game industry. There are so many title for your experience on XBox 360. The most famous title would be “HALO” series.
Sony is going good for PS3 but to be compared with XBox now, it would be a loser on the number of titles.
However, with the same price tag, you can get a higher specification engine from Sony’s and this is a good choice as well as PS3 will stay with us longer than XBox 360 due to its higher technologies.
From my research, both PS3 and XBox 360 now be able to output the graphic on 1080p resolution. (It’s Full High-definition) However, it depends on the game which almost just output on 720p only.
So, the graphic should not much different between these two console. It’ll depend on the game itself.
GRAPHICS : DRAW
As the most highest technology has been used in both is to output both Video and Audio through HDMI cable. It’ll be draw on both GRAPHICS and AUDIO because it’s the same standard.
AUDIO : DRAW
Now, let’s talk to media used by each console.
PS3 is using Blu-Ray disc while XBox 360 is using HD-DVD.
I assume that you’ve heard the WAR between these two medias before but from now on, it’s smarter to go with Blu-Ray disc because Sony have been a winner on the next gen media war.
MEDIA : PS3 (Blu-Ray)
*Note that Wii just use an old days DVD media. However, it doesn’t affected to the great game play.
GAMES : ????
This one I can’t judge because people would like to play a different game. Some people love HALO, then he goes for XBox 360 while some people love Gran Turismo, then he should go to PS3. This is one of the most important factor that you should have to make a consideration before buying your next console because some game is made exclusively for the specified console only.
For example, HALO was made for XBox 360 only and never dream of PS3 version.
While Gran Turismo was made for Sony Playstation 3 only.
So, this factor might be the most important choice for you if you have your own favorite title.
Yes, for me, I want to play Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 which released for both console. However, I would like to play Gran Turismo over HALO as well. So, I might go for PS3.
Another one factor that would made you serious. It’s a problem of the console.
For XBox 360, everyone know it have a “RED RING OF DEAD” problem reside. No one can guarantee that it will never happen to you. I don’t actually know the actual reason and I don’t want to write here.
For Playstation 3, it have somewhat a Blu-Ray reader failure. Some people bought for 3 days and it occurred to him. Some people bought longer than a year and never found it.
These two problems like a myth, however, XBox 360′s “RED RING OF DEAD” is much more aweful because if it occurred, you will unable to turn it on again. But for PS3′s problem, you can change the Blu-Ray reader yourself and cost you a low price tag.
For me, I made a decision to go with Sony Playstation 3 with the reason of…
- I fear “RED RING OF DEAD”.
- I need Gran Turismo experience on my entertainment room.
- I never experience a bad quality from Sony’s product including LCD TV, Laptop, Mobile phone, Digital camera, Video recorder and etc…
That’s enough reasons for me to go with PS3. I’ll post here when I bought it in this weekend.
How about yours?