"It's the battle of the ages, played out with the new creation of Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The Xbox 360 is one of the most eagerly-awaited consumer electronics debuts of the year, whereas the Playstation 3 will not be released until 2006. According to Microsoft, the Xbox 360 GPU design is more flexible and it has more processing power than the PS3 GPU. The memory system bandwidth in Xbox 360 exceeds the PS3's by five times.
Xbox 360 is an amazing game machine with a wide selection of titles. But it is also an entertainment system that lets people power new experiences. Every Xbox 360 system has built-in progressive-scan DVD movie, CD music and photo playback support. The integration of Xbox Live into the system lets players receive game invitations from friends while they're watching movies or listening to music. And every MP3 player, digital camera and Windows XP-based PC with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port can plug right into an Xbox 360 system to stream music and photos.
The truth is that both systems pack a lot of power for high definition games and entertainment. Nonetheless, hardware performance is only a third of the conundrum. Xbox 360 is a blend of hardware, software and services. Without the software and services to clout it, even the most powerful hardware becomes insignificant. Xbox 360 games, by leveraging cutting-edge hardware, software, and services, will outperform the PlayStation 3." [more