111 replies 6 views Edited Nov 25, 2006
Now before I say anything, I would like to announce that I am not an Xbox 360 fanboy. Thank you.
I just went to Best Buy, and I got to play the 60 GB PS3!!! It was pretty good, but I still prefer the Xbox 360. Can anyone answer this question? I first arrived at Best Buy around 5:00 AM, and their only PS3 was overheated. Their Xbox 360 however, was as cool as ice. They were both in the same size display case, and they were far away enough from each other that their radiant heat did not have an appreciable effect. So why was the PS3 unusable for 7 hours due to overheating while the Xbox 360 worked the whole time? I even took pictures to prove that they were in the same sized display case. On a side note, I got to play Motorstorm on the PS3, and the graphics of the vehicles were awesome, but the backgrounds looked somewhat PS2-ish. I then immediately played the Xbox 360, and all of the graphics on the screen looked next-gen. I just want an answer to my question, but I don't want to start a flame war. Please answer politely.
The overheated PS3:
The less warm Xbox 360:
Message Edited by Carmaster on 11-25-2006 06:16 PM
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Nov 25, 2006
No one will be able to factually answer your question. One possibility I can think of is that the PS3 pumps out more hot air, keeping the internal components cooler during gameplay. However, this would lead to the display case heating up much quicker than the 360, possibly leading to an overheated system. This is why the PS3/360 are supposed to be kept in open areas.