Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 vs. Wii
Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360
Are you a zealous fan of the PlayStation 3? Are gamers going to continue being delighted about the Xbox 360? Or is it that Wii will win the combat? So far, only a single next-generation games console has been introduced (the Xbox 360). The chase to witness who gets to the top of the electronic game stack has acquired a new fervor pitch following the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which unveiled more particulars with reference to all of the next generation systems.
Wii (pronounced as the pronoun ‘we’) is a video game console introduced by Nintendo. The console was formerly recognized by its project code given name of Revolution, and is a successor to the Nintendo GameCube. Even though the Wii console for the most part focuses on a demographic dissimilar group to that of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3, as a component of the seventh generation of gaming consoles, it stands to compete against the other two on a few levels. The Nintendo Wii claims to live up to the capability to play any label from Nintendo’s backside catalogue. Now it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to make it ready for action against the powerful PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The PlayStation 3 – generally known as PS3- is Sony’s third product version in the PlayStation series seventh generation era video game console. It succeeds the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 series and chiefly contests against Microsoft’s gaming brand Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s product Wii. Sony’s come up with the PlayStation 3 with a distinct eye on the future and its prospects and a high price tag can be attributed to this aspect.
Microsoft’s next generation console, the Xbox 360 was launched in March 2006. With a strong array of games and more or less a year’s time as a head start on its rivals, the Xbox 360 is in a peak position to seriously dare the PlayStation’s gaming supremacy.
PlayStation 3 vs. Nintendo Wii
A comparative study between the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii will show a remarked divide in the area of its cost and special features to mention a few things.
Gamers have shown to be felt that the cost for Playstation 3 is way too outlandish, whereas the cost of Nintendo Wii is also no different from that of PS3 but, comparatively, is quite reasonable.
When it comes to special characteristics, gamers feel that – in the case of Playstation 3 – a certain development or evolution is speeded up if touched upon. Nintendo’s Wii is said to be playing Super Nintendo games.
PlayStation 3 vs. Xbox 360: Performance Comparison
At the present that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 stipulations and qualifications have been declared, it is likely to do a real world performance evaluation in contrast of both the systems.
There are three vital performance elements of a console:
- Memory System Bandwidth: The memory system bandwidth in Xbox 360 goes beyond the PS3′s by five times.
- Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) performance: The Xbox 360 GPU design is more flexile and it has more performance capability than the PS3 GPU.
- Performance of the Central Processing Unit (CPU): The Xbox 360 CPU architecture has thrice the general function or aim processing power of the Cell.
The Xbox 360 GPU boasts of a larger processing power than the PS3′s. In addition, its new characteristics add to a general description presentation.
Xbox 360 has 278.4 GB/s of memory system bandwidth. The PS3 comprises of less than one-fifth of Xbox 360′s (48 GB/s) total memory system bandwidth.
When the numbers are broken down, Xbox 360 has incontrovertibly more performance capacity than PS3. It should be remembered that Sony has a track record of seeming to show more potential and under delivering on technological performance. The reality is that the two systems group a lot of power for high designation games and activity.
The hardware performance, though significant, is only one-third of the poser. Xbox 360 is a synthesis of hardware, software and services. Without the software and services to command it, even the majority of dominant hardware turns out to be unimportant. Xbox 360 games will outperform the PlayStation 3 that is, by leveraging in accord with the most fashionable ideas or cutting-edge hardware, software, as well as services.