My Xbox 360 vs Playstation 3 Review
Update - I changed my mind!
I got my previous PS3 as a gift so I had no opportunity to choose but this time I read as many reviews as I could, blogs, podcasts anything that I thought could provide any insight into which console was better. I read how the Xbox 360 had better exclusive titles, ps3 hardware was better, Blu-ray, Xbox online community – there was so much information available it was hard to take it all in.
It came down to a major reason for each
- The PS3 had Blu-ray
- Most of my friends had Xbox 360.
I went with the Xbox 360 for the above reason, I only purchased 3 Blu-ray movies last year and figured I could get a cheap player on sale somewhere.
I regretted my decision immediately. Even more so than player games I used my previous PS3 as my media center. I rip all my movies to my computer hard drive and copy them to the ps3. Even with the 250gb hard drive in the xbox I can’t copy movies to it. I rip my DVDs in full quality and sometimes when streaming them over my home network there is a lag and this annoying to both me and my wife. Yes I am using a wired connection, a gigabit ethernet Apple Time Capsule. This happened in the past with my PS3 and I would simply copy the movie over to the PS3′s hard drive. I realize this is not everyone’s use case but I also liked being able to upgrade my hard drive with any laptop SATA replacement without spending an extra $120 for a proprietary hard drive for the Xbox 360.
I sold the Xbox 360 for a small loss and got my PS3 back. I do miss my friends.