Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Xbox 360 Vs Playstation 3 : The Real Price Comparison

Microsoft Xbox 360:
Price US $ 399
The Microsoft Xbox 360, is said to be cheaper than the PlayStation 3, but further research on the subject reflects that infact the Xbox 360 is costlier than the PlayStation 3. Just compare the features and the overall prices including all the accessories.

The Console: US $399
Features: 20 GB Hard-Disk, 2.4 GHz Wireless controllers (upto 4), Power PC processor (Three cores at 3.2 GHz each), 3 USB ports, Wi-fi is optional with a add-on adapter (802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g) sold separately for US $100, External HD-DVD drive will retail for about US $200, Online Gaming Service 'Live' for $49 per year for actual playability. Micro downloads will be available for Game Content. HDMI add-on port for the Xbox 360 will be probably about US $50. Number of Xbox 360 titles = 160 titles. About 1000 Xbox titles to be backward compatible with the Xbox 360. Total Games Playable on the Xbox 360 = 1160 Games.

Total Price of the Xbox 360 Including all the Accessories = US $399 + US $200 + US $100 +
US $50 + US $ 49 = US $798.

Sony PlayStation 3: Price US $ 599

Features: 60 GB Hard-Disk, Integrated Bluetooth, Integrated Wi-fi, Motion Sensitive Bluetooth Controller, Cell Processor (Seven cores at 3.2 GHz each), Inbuilt Blu-ray drive, Inbuilt HDMI port, Free Online Service dubbed 'PlayStation HUB' with free Online Gaming. But downloadable Game content would be through micro payments. Number of launch titles for PlayStation 3 = 15*. Number of PlayStation playable titles including PlayStation 2 are said to be about 15,000 titles*. All this for only US $599.

Which is Cheaper PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360, see for yourself.

*- Not yet Confirmed.


Anonymous said...

You forget that you have the choice of purchasing all that crap. If you want to have a game console the xbox360 is cheaper.

Anonymous said...

Woah! neat.