Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Price War
Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Price War – Microsoft recently showed their cards in the console market battle when they announced a smaller, and quieter version of the Xbox that was released at the E3 video gaming conference. Both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 have been in a price war since they were released, attempting to garner more market share. Both devices offer a similar gaming experience, with the differences in the consoles mostly affecting the type of gamers that they attract.
This fall, Microsoft will also be releasing a $199 budget-class model of their improved 360 design to accompany their feature-loaded $300 version of the console. The feature-loaded slim version of the PS3 will cost consumers $350, while the comparable version of the Xbox 360 will be available for $300, according to the prices that have been posted on the Best Buy website.
Both versions will allow users to get a 250 GB of hard drive space. The PS3 will permit players to upgrade to a 500 GB SATA hard drive for an additional amount that is somewhere between $70 and $90, while Microsoft will be offering no hard drive upgrades for their recently announced Xbox 360 updated console.
Both consoles will offer built in wireless internet. Previously, Microsoft required that users by an additional accessory to access Wi-Fi networks for online play. This was one of the biggest complaints of many Xbox 360 users.
While the two systems are comparable in the features that they offer, the PlayStation 3 does seem to nudge the Xbox 360 in a variety of areas including video transfer speed, upgradable options and free online multiplayer, but costs an additional $50.
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