What is the best gaming system for a conversion van? That is a good question. There are many factors to take into account. Both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 have their own advantages and disadvantages over one another. You need to determine which console would be more visually appealing in your conversion van. Also, it would be a good idea to establish the reasons for getting the gaming system in the first place.

How much are you willing to spend? Is the system primarily for movies or gaming? Who will be using the video game system? These are some interesting questions that may help you to come to a decision. The Xbox is cheaper. You can purchase a basic Xbox 360 console for around 200 dollars. That is about 100 dollars cheaper than a PlayStation 3. If the PlayStation 3 is 100 dollars more, it should come with something of value. Something worth spending that extra money on. It does.

ps3vsxboxThe PlayStation 3 offers quite a few features that the Xbox 360 doesn’t have. The most glaring difference is the Blu-ray player. The 360 doesn’t have one. It still relies on HD DVDs. Compared to the Blu-ray discs the PS3 can play, the HD DVDs are outdated. If you got the system for the sole reason of watching movies in your van, the PS3 is the way to go. What if video games are more your style? The PlayStation 3 has slightly better graphics and sound than the Xbox 360. This is also attributed to the Blu-ray player. The biggest differences would have to lie within the online communities and internet access.

You have to pay a fee for Xbox Live. The price varies depending on the length of time you choose. The PlayStation network is free. Free isn’t always better though. Xbox has a larger server than PlayStation. The PlayStation network is more likely to boot you from a game or the server than Xbox Live is. However, it does happen occasionally on both servers. The Xbox has the better online community, yet, the PlayStation 3 isn’t that far behind. Both the PS3 and the Xbox have a built-in WiFi receiver, as the Xbox 360 requires a WiFi adapter. The 360 lets you check out certain videos, music, games, and other downloads from your home page. The PS3 actually has a web browser. You can visit virtually every site you could on a PC.

In the end, the PlayStation 3 probably holds the edge. The lower price and slightly better online community aren’t enough to save the 360. Depending on your color scheme and the interior of your conversion van, the PS3 should have a better look and fit than the 360 as well. The PlayStation 3 is just better overall. If you want a system in your van to entertain the family, you would be hard pressed to find one better