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PS3 Vs. Xbox 360 Features

PS3 Vs. Xbox 360 Features

For years, Sony and Microsoft have gone head to head in the gaming console market, unveiling some of the most phenomenal video game hardware. To date, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 have continued to still get some sales in the modern market, as both companies continue to carry on with their console war with the looming PlayStation 5 versus Xbox Series X consoles marking it to the market next year

Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 are still powerful gaming machines capable of running online games and offering solid graphics. However, the question of which machine reigns supreme is one that many gamers struggle with. Here’s everything you’ll need to know before you can decide which gaming console is superior!

Design and Features

PS3 features a built-in Blu-Ray player that offers HD video with high-quality sound, while the Xbox 360 is popular for its community experience and Windows-friendly environment. That’s because Microsoft has tightly integrated Xbox with its applications. Nevertheless, both Xbox and PS3 are 7th generation consoles capable of online gaming.

Aesthetically, the Xbox 360 sports a metro-style design that is very attractive, but it’s no more functional than what the PS3 has to offer. The PlayStation 3 is also simple to use, though Xbox 360 takes it homes when it comes to the controllers, especially while playing first-person shooter games.

Processing Power

The PlayStation 3’s CPU was designed by Sony, IBM and Toshiba, coming with eight synergistic processing elements and a single 3.2 GHz power processing element. On the other hand, Xbox 360 comes equipped with the triple-core Xenon from IBM, with three 3.2 GHz core processors. Technically, that means that PS3 carries more horsepower than Xbox 360 as its processor can perform more operations in a second.

Despite the difference in processing power, both consoles perform pretty much the same when gaming, though some players find PS3 to be the superior machine. However, that’s where the other features like online support, interface, and the controller comes into play.

Graphics and Memory

The PS3 uses the NVIDIA reality synthesizer to create high-quality images ranging from 480p to 1080p. That means you’ll enjoy full HD graphics when playing your favorite games. Xbox 360 also delivers pretty decent graphics using the ATI Xenos, meaning that you won’t have an issue with most modern games. The memory in the two gaming consoles is pretty similar, though Xbox comes with a 512mb memory, while PS3 packs 256mb on the main memory and 256mb on the video memory.


Since its release, millions of games have featured on both consoles. Among the bestselling games that have featured on PS3 include Grand Turismo 5, COD: Modern Warfare, God of War III, Uncharted 2 and 3, COD: Blck Ops and Metal Gear Solid. All these games have sold millions of copies worldwide since their release.

Xbox also boasts of an entertaining collection of games, with some of the bestsellers including Kinetic Adventures, COD: Modern Warfare 2, GTA IV, Gears of War, Halo: Reach, Halo 3 and COD: Black Ops. Xbox 360 also features some exclusives like Halo Combat, Gears of War 3 and Forza Motorsport, to name a few. Some of the exclusives in PS3 include Infamous 1&2, Little Big Planet and God of War 3.