Ever since both consoles were first launched there is a lot of rivalry between fans of the PS3 and Xbox 360. Some are lucky enough to own both systems, but for others each will think they have the best console available. Talk has turned recently to the next generation of devices getting closer to making an appearance. But with the current models the PS3 has the edge over the Xbox 360 according to developers.
Currently both consoles are the only HD devices available until Nintendo launch the Wii U next year, and according to an article on Industry Gamers developers feel the PS3 has more to offer now than the Xbox 360. There has been talk recently that both systems were reaching their limits now and didn’t have much shelf life left in them, but some still think there is life in them yet.
Julien Merceron of Square Enix feels that back in the early years of the consoles many consumers felt the Xbox 360 games were better, but now things are different. He added that the PS3 still has some major improvements that can be made to it with regards to “parallelization and using more of the CPU for graphics tasks”.
By the end of the current life cycle of the current generation Merceron feels that many consumers will think the PS3 graphics are better if developers spend the time to really push the console. Meanwhile Yosuke Hayashi of Team Ninja also thinks the PS3 will have a slight edge over the Xbox 360 in the final years of both the systems. Because the PS3 was a year later to come out he feels it has “a slight advantage in performance”.
Owners of either system could argue all day about which system is better, but at the end of the day they both have their pros and cons. The Playstation 3 may arguably have better graphics, but the Xbox has the Kinect that looks to have plenty more to offer than what we have seen so far.
Do you think the PS3 has the edge over the Xbox 360?