Why I Am Choosing The Playstation Three Over The Xbox360
My Reasons for buying the PS3 instead of the Xbox360. I have nothing against the Xbox360 and if you like yours, good for you.
As a gamer, I’ve been waiting and saving up for a new game console, since I have a PS2, I’ve wanted to play new games, but they’re only out on the PS3 and Xbox360. Now the question is, what do I buy? They’re both expensive and I am a gamer on a budget.
I seriously considered the Xbox360. I played it at my older brother’s house and it was a lot of fun once I got used to the controller. I was really considering buying it.
But then I did research on it. The horrendous Red Ring of Death which affected 54% of users is something I did not want. At $300 for the console, I did not want to basically put down $25.00 a month for something that might die in a year. I know many gamers love their Xbox360, but Microsoft shouldn’t have made a product that breaks just because a gamer plays it a lot every day. It should be able to take all the stress of long hours of gaming without overheating and getting the Red Ring of Death.
Part of the problem is also that gamers don’t really maintain their consoles, dusting them off and cleaning them. But even the ones who do can still get the Red Ring of Death. My older brother has had his Xbox360 for awhile, but he’s not a hardcore gamer who plays all the time, so I’d tell him to get a new one once if his breaks, but he takes good care of his so I think his console will be fine.
Another thing that I didn’t like about the Xbox360 is the fact that the disc tray scratches its own discs, this is also the problem I have with my PlayStation 2 because they got rid of the disc tray and made the lid flip up instead, which tends to make me accidentally scratch my PS2 discs too.
I refuse to pay for Xbox Live, and that’s another reason I won’t be buying an Xbox360, I’ll probably play multiplayer games, but I don’t want to have to pay to access Multiplayer. Xbox360 fanboys say “You get what you pay for,” in regard to the PlayStation Network having lag, Xbox360 also has lag, but since I’m on a budget and it costs about $50 a year, I’d rather use the $50.00 to pay for a new anime or a game, and not a subscription fee, PlayStation Network is free to play multiplayer, and since when was free “bad” anyway?
Another reason I’m getting a PlayStation 3 over the Xbox360 is the exclusives look like fun. Uncharted, Infamous, those titles appeal to me, and I’ve never been into Halo or Gears of War. First Person Shooters are not my thing when it comes to gaming.
Blu-Ray is also another reason I’m getting a PS3, not that I’m going to buy Blu-Ray movies, I’ll do that once I get an HD-TV, but I’ll need to have an upgrade sooner or later, so I might as well get it, Blu-Rays also hold more disc space than normal DVD discs so that means more game content for me.
Now if you have an Xbox360 that’s great, but I want to buy a piece of hardware that won’t break on me in a year. Xbox360 may have more games in their library, but paying for multiple consoles is unacceptable to me, and when I mean consoles, I mean one a year, my PlayStation 2 lasted for five years and it only died because I forgot to turn it off before I went on vacation, if I hadn’t made that mistake, I’d still have it, but even my replacement has been in my house two years without many problems, except being picky about reading scratched disks, it still works great.
All in all, because of hardware issues with the Xbox360 and being on a budget, I’ll take the PlayStation 3 instead of the Xbox360. It will give me more for my money.