The Xbox 360 has had an awesome ride since its release in 2005. Although the console has suffered with hardware issues, Microsoft has dealt with it and the Xbox 360 continues to sell and provide an unsurpassed experienced with their Xbox Live service. But exactly– what turned over 39 million gamers into buying an Xbox 360 over a PS3? Although many may have different reasons, there is no denying that the following reasons have been a huge deciding factor for Xbox 360 gamers.
Some PS3 gamers won’t admit it, but the Xbox 360 controller is far much more comfortable on a grown man’s hands than any other console controller out there. This is a huge deciding factor for any hard core gamer.
4. Gears of War
Let’s be honest, Gears of War changed the game. Gears of War completely made it obvious that next gen was indeed a huge leap from last gen. Selling over 6 million copies worldwide; it’s no wonder most of us own an Xbox 360.
3. Halo Series
The Halo series is quite possibly the most recognizable and popular video game franchise in existence. Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved was released for the Xbox in 2001, Microsoft set the standards to a new level when it came to console gaming. 9 years later, and the Halo series continues to be successful by selling anything with the Halo name in it, and delivering one of the best multiplayer games in existence to millions of gamers.
The Xbox 360 offers cheaper options than the PS3, the Xbox 360 Arcade bundle retails for $199.00 compared to the standard $299.00 for the PS3. Although it may not seem as a huge price difference, the lower price tag attracts consumers, especially when a bundle or sale is offered. Microsoft also provides an extended free 3 year warranty for hardware related issues, compared to a free 1 year warranty for the PS3. (3 year extended warranty covers the infamous RROD).
1. Xbox Live Experience:
Let’s face it; Xbox Live set the trend for having a console dashboard/main menu with portals. Xbox Live provides games, movies, previews, demos, but most importantly a robust on line gaming service that is arguably the best to date.
What were your reasons for picking an Xbox 360 over a PS3? If you own both consoles, which console did you pick up first?