|Written by LJKelley|
|Friday, 01 December 2006 00:00|
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The war has started, and the machines have been released. Who is the best equipped and who will win? We are taking about game consoles, namely the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. We look at the ups and down of each console in a comparison of every detail.
Now, we will decide an overall winner but by reading the points in each section of our review you can decide which console fits you best! The winner will be decided by the console with the most points. It will be the console that is best overall in power, graphics, design, controllers, games, media, online play, and value. Each category ranks a console from 5 to 1, with 5 being the best console in that category. Other consoles will be given a score based on how close in comparison it falls in that category, for example if it measured closely it would receive a 4, but if it was an extreme difference it would receive a 1. At the end the points will be added up for a champion. It is possible for all consoles to receive a 5 in a certain category, with the best always being listed first though the points being a virtual tie.
Let us also remember that just because a console is best does not mean it will win the console wars. Most critics who reviewed the original Xbox thought it superior to the PS2, however the PlayStation brand was well established and the Xbox arrived late and as a newcomer. This review is designed to give you all the information without the hype, and let you make a choice, though we are sure our champion is the ultimate machine for everyone.
The power of a console comes from its CPU (Central Processing Unit) and is a big part of how well games will look and perform on your console, as well as controlling how well it does other functions. The CPU brings everything together. However, it is also balanced against the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and internal memory and the speed (Bandwidth) between various parts in the console. We will be taking a closer look at graphics in the next section, but remember for optimal console power we need the best CPU, Memory, GPU, and Bandwidth.