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Xbox 360 vs PlayStation 3: Which Console Should You Get For Xmas?

Christmas only comes once a year, and if you are one of those people who has not yet delved into the console market yet but are thinking about doing so, we might be able to help with your question — which console should I buy this Christmas?

Both consoles have their strong points. Microsoft have just released Kinect, a new fully interactive piece of hardware that monitors your movements and transforms them interactively to the console to which ever game you are playing.

Sony on the other hand have also released a similar bit of kit called the Move. The Move is a motion controller that is held in the hand, and corresponds your movements to what is happening on screen, whether it be a fighting game, tennis or bowling.

Both consoles in today’s world are considered as equal competitors, but there are factors in which can sway your decision.

Although the Xbox 360 got off to a great start upon release, with better games and a very good online service — Xbox Live, the PlayStation 3 has crept up very fast and also has it’s own online service — The PlayStation Network, and has also grabbed it’s own unique set of great games.

If you are one for online gaming, it’s really a no brainer when it comes to service. Xbox Live Gold is solid, and is admittedly the better of the two when it comes to connectivity. It has a huge community and a wealth of online services. The only downfall is that there is a monthly fee if you want to play games and access other services such as Facebook or download specific demos.

The PlayStation Network though has really ramped up PSN, bringing a FREE online service to gamers, with the option of a premium service that gives the gamer discounts, access to beta’s and access to full games. It is also cheaper than Xbox Live Gold.

The PS3 also has one up on the 360, in the way that it is future proof. It has 3D capabilities, a Blu-Ray player, and it’s own internet browser than is YouTube friendly.

If you still can not decide then you can check out two of our previous articles that showcase 10 upcoming exclusive titles for each console. You can view the Xbox 360 article here, and the PlayStation 3 article here.

In conclusion, both are pretty much on par with each other and leave it down to personal preference. If an online community is your thing, then Xbox Live is the way to go, and paying the small monthly fee is not such a big deal if you are enjoying yourself, right? Kinect is also huge right now, so look into that if you are interested.

If you are looking to the future, with 3D gaming, and a Blu-Ray player, PS3 is the way to go.

If you are in the market for a console this Xmas, which one will you buy? If you already have a console, maybe you could help our readers decide with your own thoughts.

You may even decide to buy a Wii instead.

Source: Next Gen News

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