When it comes to Video game consoles, we can say the field is dominated by three leading manufacturers. They are, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. Since earlier days, when gaming consoles were created and they were heavy boxes with their graphics quality being poor, these players are trying to outshine each other. It is to their credit that they have managed to bring in state of the art consoles into the market not only with their inventions but at the same time have made it affordable. The gaming on them gives the players an exhilarating experience.
The main tussle for the brand one position is between Sony and Microsoft who are both stronger in terms of their presence in the market which has given them the edge over Nintendo. Both, Sony and Microsoft are now virtually at war with each other to dominate the video game industry.
It was Microsoft which released their gaming console, Xbox which failed to impress the people. However, they came out with Xbox 360 which had all the positive features like great and stunning graphics, very impressive and fast processors etc. Xbox 360 made great entry into the market and people were really surprised to see a console which was excellent and accepted it whole heartedly. Consumers never believed that Xbox 360 was manufactured by the same Microsoft which had produced the original Xbox because of its positive and user friendly features.
Sony was not to be left behind in the race. They released what is popularly known as PS or Playstation in to the market in the genre of video gaming console. Playstation 2 was released in March 2000. PS 2 made a grand entry into the gaming console market with its popularity soaring day by day and at the end of first week, 900,000 units were already sold. Thus, PS 2 made it the most sought after console by the current generation. It had another advantage of having the ability to play DVD drives in it.
Let us compare the two of the leading gaming consoles – Xbox 360 by Microsoft band Playstation 3 by Sony:
- In terms of graphics, it is Xbox 360 which is ahead
- In terms of variety in games, it is Sony PS 3 as the games managed to hold the attention of gamers and retain them.
Is it possible to select the best among the two? It may not be possible as both have their own fully loaded gadgets which are very impressive.
Again, comparisons of the two consoles online may not be enough to buy one among them. Some of the comparisons given may be superficial and others may be really practical and realistic. Both have rewards program where they are promoting themselves with free PSN gift cards or free Xbox gift cards. However, your comfort and the requirement of the gaming console you want will decide on what to buy. The advice from friends and family also comes in handy for you to take a decision on which to buy.