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Heres a post I made a while back on another forum with the specs of each console. Hope it helps you decide which to get.


The release of Microsoft's Xbox 360 starts the race of the Next Generation Consoles. Here is information about each console and pictures.


Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's console for the Next Generation systems. Released on November 22, 2005, it is the first console to start the next generation. The two systems of the Xbox 360 are the Core system and Premium system.

Xbox 360 Core System


Included in the Core System is the following:

Xbox 360 Console

Wired Controller

Composite AV Cable

Xbox 360 Premium System


This is what is included in the Premium System

Console with Premium Chrome Finish

Hard Drive

Wireless Controller

Xbox Live Headset

Component HD AV Cable

Ethernet Cable


As you can see for the extra $100 spent on the Premium you get much more things. You can do more things with the Premium than the Core. Here is a list of what each system can do.

Play Xbox 360™ Games: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Watch DVD movies and play music CDs: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Connect an MP3 player and listen to music: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Connect a Digital Camera and view pictures: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Listen to music and view digital pictures from your Windows XP-based PC: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Manage your family's entertainment choices with Family Settings: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Use up to 4 wireless controllers simultaneously: Premium Yes, Core Yes

Play an array of original Xbox games: Premium Yes, Core: Hard Drive Required

Save games and content: Premium Yes, Core: Hard Drive or Memory Unit Required

Game online over Xbox Live Gold: Premium Yes (One Month Trial), Core: Hard Drive or Memory Unit Required

Join Xbox Live Silver for free: Premium Yes, Core: Hard Drive or Memory Unit Required

Voice chat with friends and family over Xbox Live: Premium Yes, Core: Headset and Hard Drive or Memory Unit Required

Those are the things you can do with each system.


Xbox 360 Specs

The Xbox 360 has great graphics. This is due to the specs of the system. Here are the system specs:


Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU

3 symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each

2 hardware threads per core; 6 hardware threads total

1 VMX-128 vector unit per core; 3 total

128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread

1 MB L2 cache

CPU Game Math Performance

9 billion dot product operations per second

Custom ATI Graphics Processor

500 MHz

10 MB embedded DRAM

48-way parallel floating-point dynamically-scheduled shader pipelines

Unified shader architecture

Polygon Performance

500 million triangles per second

Pixel Fill Rate

16 gigasamples per second fillrate using 4X MSAA

Shader Performance

48 billion shader operations per second



700 MHz DDR

Unified memory architecture

Memory Bandwith

22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth

256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM

21.6 GB/s front-side bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance



Detachable and upgradeable 20 GB hard drive

12X dual-layer DVD-ROM

Memory unit support starting at 64 MB


Support for up to 4 wireless game controllers

3 USB 2.0 ports

2 memory unit slots

Optimised for Online

Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, Gamer Profile for digital identity and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies or listening to music

Built in Ethernet Port

Wi-Fi Ready: 802.11 A, B and G

Video Camera Ready

Digital Media Support


Stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras, Windows XP PCs

Rip music to Xbox 360 hard drive

Custom playlists in every game

Windows Media Center Extender built in

Interactive, full screen 3D visualizers

HD Game Support

All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing

Standard definition and high definition video output supported

System Orientation

Stands vertically or horizontally

Those are the system specs of the Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 also has changeable face plates to personalize it.







The Playstation 3

The PS3 is Sony's next generation console. The console is set to be released towards the end of 2006. It has a sleek design, and great graphics. Pricing is not yet known for the PS3. It could be either twice the price of the Xbox 360, or in the $300 range but this is not known for sure.


These are the PS3's System Specs:


Cell Processor

PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz

1 VMX vector unit per core

512KB L2 cache

7 x SPE @3.2GHz

7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs

7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE

1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy

Total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS


RSX @550MHz

1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance

Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels

Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines


Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell- base processing)


256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz 256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

System Bandwith

Main RAM 25.6GB/s

VRAM 22.4GB/s

RSX 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)

SB< 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

System Floating Performance



Detachable 2.5" HDD slot x 1


Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g

Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)


Bluetooth (up to 7)

USB 2.0 (wired)

Wi-Fi (PSP)

Network (over IP)

AV Output

Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

HDMI: HDMI out x 2

Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1

Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

Disk Media

CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)

DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW

Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

Those are the specs of the PS3.






The Nintendo Revolution

The Nintendo Revolution is Nintendo's next generation console. It is to be released in 2006. The Nintendo Revolution will feature a revolutionary controller shaped like a TV remote. Not much is known about the Nintendo Revolution yet. The specs are not known, etc. Pricing for the Nintendo Revolution will be significantly lower than the Xbox 360 or PS3. The Nintendo Revolution is the smallest next generation console too. The Nintendo will be a great system and one that is affordable.









The next generation consoles will give us a new perspective on gaming. With their stunning graphics, and sleek designs, these systems are truly "The Next Generation".


really great info there. Must have taken a long time to orginize it so well. Really useful tho. I didn't no all the specifics for all three of the differnt systems. So thanks for posting that usefull info.


Wow the Ps3 is really going to be powerfull for its price. It can beat any pc between 1000 and 2000 dollars. Its amazing, I wonder if you could use it as a pc somehow. It would be the fastest pc at this time. It will totally be worth twice as much as the xbox. But im still sticking to nintendo wii since I will be able to play a lot more games and keep some change in my wallet.


where is the wii image?


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