The Videogame War: A Console Slugfest
The video game console battles have been experiencing tension for years now: Sega vs. Nintendo, PlayStation vs. Nintendo 64, and now we have Microsoft's Xbox 360(360) vs. Sony's PlayStation 3(PS3) going at each other in a to-the-death grudge match. Video games have become popular over the years and, due to the increase of new technology and video game graphics, have become one of the fastest growing industries of the world. Both Microsoft and Sony have created the most advanced home video game system consoles on the market; however, even though the PS3 and the Xbox 360 provide similar entertainment, both consoles have several technical differences which are demonstrated through their controllers, online play, and motion sensing accessories.
Whatever system you choose, the controller is a necessity, and a good one to boot. It would be pointless to have an expensive sports car without a steering wheel so therefore it would be equally pointless to have a nice video game console without a good controller. The Xbox 360 is able to connect to four controllers at once, both wired and wireless and each is compatible with a variety of accessories including miniature keyboards, microphones, and wired and wireless headsets. The only downside is that the controllers run on either two AA batteries or a rechargeable battery pack, which tend to run out of battery life too soon for extended gameplay. However, the PS3 controller is wireless with a mini USB port to allow for charging, even while playing; it also has a vibration function as well as a motion sensing function which gives the PS3 controller some edge over the 360 controller. The downside with the PS3 controller is that it only comes in a handful of colors while the 360 controller is fully customizable, coming in a wide range of colors to suit the preference of the user. This is where the PS3 is clearly the dominant winner, obviously taking over the Xbox 360 by a...