For years now, the gaming world has been split. The big three have gone back and forth in popularity over the span of their existance. However now with the Nintendo Wii being made obsolete by console add-ons, Playstation Move, and XBox Kinect, The now aged showdown between Sony and Microsoft has been brought to the forefront of the gaming industry. So as my first article as an Examiner, I ask you readers. “What is the better console?”
Microsoft struck first with the 2nd Generation XBox, which we now have come to know as the XBox 360, was groundbreaking for its time, besting the Playstation 2 in every category. However it did have a major shortfall: The Red Rings of Death. Allegedly caused by standing the console vertically and overheating the unit, causing the hardware to seperate. The rest of the amazing features allowed users to overlook that fact, and were rewarded with an ever expanding market of games. Also the massive XBox live network allowed players from all over the world to connect with eachother, for a price.
Sony fires back about a year later with the Playstation 3, more commonly refered to as the “ps3” Which features a built in Blu-ray player and improved hardware as compared to the XBox 360. However this too was no perfect console as their network, although free, commonly has had connectivity problems with their servers. Past that, the games released for playstation 3 often are of the highest visual and gameplay standards. Although the ps3 has superior equipment, there isn’t much of a selection in games as compared to the Xbox 360.
But alas, I am but one person. This is why I will leave it to you, Readers. Leave a comment with your opinion on which is the better console and why! One week from today I will post an article declaring the winner of our console war! Thank you for reading!