Xbox 360 Slim Vs Xbox 360

So Microsoft have released a new version of the Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 slim and here we will see if it is worth buying over the original Xbox 360s.SONY DSC

The Xbox 360 has a Black matte case, with two fans on the back, 3 USB ports and a detachable hard drive (the different sizes are 20GB, 60GB, 120GB and 250GB). Now the new Xbox 360 slim has a black gloss finish, a new angular design which looks amazing, Touch sensitive buttons, 1 fan, built in 802.11n Wi-Fi, built in 250GB hard drive and 5 USB ports.

Now lets compare that in more detail.

So the original Xbox 360 models have a matte finish, which is fine, but looking at the matte finish it doesn’t look as aesthetically pleasing as the gloss finish that you find on the new Xbox 360 slim, the reason behind the gloss finish is because Microsoft thought it was time to move away from the matte finish as the original Xbox as well as the Xbox 360 both had a matte finish.

The new Xbox 360 slim has touch sensitive buttons, which is the standard on most new gadgets now, so it was only a natural move up from the old button style that they had on the Xbox 360.

Now the old Xbox 360 models may have had 2 fans on the back, but if you think about it, there position was not the best place, and most of them couldn’t handle the amount of heat that was being generated inside the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 slim on the other hand, has 1 fan, but it is larger then the two fans found on the Xbox 360, and it is also better positioned, meaning that it will keep your Xbox 360 slim much cooler, the best part about the fan on the Xbox 360 slim is that it is silent running! no more loud humming when your playing games or watching movies!

The Xbox 360 slim has 5 USB ports compared to the 3 USB ports that you found on the old Xbox 360 models, 1 of the USB ports that you find on the Xbox 360 S also delivers more power then the rest and this is specially there for use with the new hands free controller system Kinetic!
The Xbox 360 has a hard drive which is on the outside of the console, and not all versions come with a hard drive! But, the Xbox 360 slim comes with a built in hard drive of 250GB! Now you will be spending a few years trying to even get close to filling that hard drive up!

One more advantage of the Xbox 360 slim is that is has built in 802.11n Wi-Fi! which means you no longer have to go out and buy the wireless accessories, meaning you can just pocket that money or go out and buy some more games! As you can see, the Xbox 360 slim has won this fight, so make sure to get yours!

Why Buy PS3 Console

PS3 consoles are the rage world over and for a very good reason. The Sony PS3 is among the top three gaming console systems in the market today with the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii being the other two. However, the popularity of the PS3 consoles is much more and there are several reasons for the same. Let’s take a detailed look at some of the reasons for the popularity of the PlayStation 3 console.

HDTV Compatibility

The PS3 consoles are HDTV compatible and support multiple screen resolutions which are something the other consoles do not offer. Normally, whenever one purchases a PS3 console, one gets HDMI cables free with it that can be attached to the console and your HDTV. Even if the cables are not there, one can purchase it from Amazon for a couple of dollars.

Multitude of Gaming Titles

PS3 consoles are best known for the wide range of game titles they offer which are more than any other console system in the world. All your famous games, from RPG to FPS can be got on a PS3 and one can even play old PS2 games on the PS3. Now that’s called getting double value for money!

Wi-Fi Motion Stick

The latest PS3 consoles feature a motion stick that delivers the most superior game-play experience ever obtained on a console. One needs to experience gaming with the motion devices to truly understand the enjoyment they offer

Blu-Ray All the Way

One of the biggest advantages that PS3 consoles offer over other gaming devices is the ability to play and store Blu-Ray movies. This means that one can get more disk space for those video games and less hassles of burning a large number of disks.

Free Access to the PlayStation Network

Another great feature of buying PS3 consoles is that one gets free lifetime access to the online PlayStation network. This allows one to play multiplayer games online free of cost and also interact with the large online gaming community.

With so many advantages on offer, buying PS3 consoles is the best choice that one can make. Also one tip that I offer all my readers is to buy these PS3 consoles from Amazon. Not only does Amazon have the cheapest prices, one can save a lot more money by bundling games along with it. However, before buying, my suggestion would be to read a detailed online review of the different types of PS3 consoles before hitting that pay button.