- From the beginning of time, Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers have been dueling about who's console is the more graphically powerful. In these skirmishes, terms like CPU, GPU, and RAM have been thrown around, but now those folks on the PS3 side of the fray have another weapon in their arsenal: disc format.
You may think that disc size has absolutely nothing to do with graphical quality of games. It all has to do with the raw power of the console's CPU, RAM, etc., you might say; the discs are just used to store the data that is pushed through the processors. Yes, but no. Let me explain.
The Xbox 360 version of the upcoming first person shooter Rage will be shipping on two DVDs. The PS3 version, however, will fit on one Blu-ray disc. Developer id Software's John Carmack says that the PS3 version of the game will look much better. Why? Because of the limitations of the DVD.
Apparently, the company will be using a "different type of compression" on the Xbox 360 version of the title to keep the game on two discs, so they don't have to pay high royalty costs for a third disc. This "compression" will make Rage on the Xbox 360 graphically inferior to Rage on the PS3
Up until now, there has been very few disadvantages to buying a game that comes on multiple discs. Sure...