Compare and Contrast Major console platforms

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Kyle Walton

AO1 – Compare and contrast major console platforms

One of the major console platforms is Sony’s Playstation. Sony offers you many different ‘unique’ features such as six-axis controller, free PSN and blu-ray. Six axis controllers is a feature of the Playstation where you can use the controller as a steering wheel for example. The six-axis controllers cost £30 when new as it was a new technology, the battery of the controllers lasted for 30 hours of continuous gaming from full charge. Blu-ray discs are better quality than HD disc and have a capacity of 128 GB which means the PS3 exclusive games are larger than other console games.  Although PSN is free it isn’t the best online gaming service there is that goes to Xbox live.  The biggest PSN problem is that the service was hacked in 2011 and this proved that it is insecure and people will not be willing to pay.

Another major console platform is Microsoft’s Xbox 360 these have features such as Xbox live Sky player and Zune. Zune is a film and music player where you can watch and listen to music from the internet. Sky player allows you to watch movies and programmes from sky on your Xbox without a Sky box. But you have to have a subscription to sky. And Xbox live is what allows you to play online with your friends on your Xbox although you have to pay for Xbox live it is better than PSN as there is more features and it hasn’t been hacked so people know it is secure.

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Nintendo’s Wii is also a good Gaming console, although it is not for hardcore gamers it has its advantages in other ways because it is a family based console which brings families together to play, which isn’t common on Playstation or Xbox. They also have the advantage of motion sensor which makes it a more physical game it also has Wii fit which aims to keep gamers fit whilst having fun.  The Nintendo Wii has sold 87.57 million units worldwide since its release on November 19th 2006

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Summary: This review contains some interesting facts and figures about three different consoles that allow judgments to be made on the "best" console. There are clearly some criteria being applied in places that help support the judgments. In order to be more conclusive and accurate the criteria being used need to be used even more consistently and the review become more objective (fact based) rather than it being subjective (based on opinions) as it feels at the moment. This would be a good piece of work for any student doing a comparative review to look at to gain an understanding of how in depth a review is without the rigorous use of criteria. Overall this is a three star piece of work.