The Xbox vs. PlayStation Quiz

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The Xbox vs. PlayStation Quiz
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The two gaming consoles have been duking it out for the top position since they debuted more than 20 years ago. Which do you know best? Take this quiz to see which reigns supreme!
Which game console was developed by Sony?
Xbox
PlayStation
Sony introduced the PlayStation game console in the United States in 1995.

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When was Xbox introduced to the U.S. market?
Nov. 14, 2001
On Nov. 14, 2001, Bill Gates helped launch the Xbox at the Times Square Toys R Us location.
Aug. 11, 2001
Dec. 1, 2001

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How many PlayStation units were sold the first weekend the console went on the market?
100,000
In the very first weekend, more than 100,000 PlayStation units were sold.
50,000
200,000

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What was the price of the first Xbox?
$299
The first Xbox sold for $299. Months after the console's North American release, Microsoft slashed its price to $199.
$150
$99

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How many units of the Xbox sold within the first three weeks it was on the market?
100,000
1 million
Concerns about the $299 price tag were dashed when more than 1 million Xbox consoles sold within the first three weeks.
500,000

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Which console has the flagship game "Halo"?
Xbox
A key component to the initial success of the Xbox was the popularity of its exclusive game, "Halo."
PlayStation

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True or false: Xbox made Lara Croft a video game star.
true
false
"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" became synonymous with PlayStation.

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This game console originally had a 3-D mascot named Polygon Man.
Xbox
PlayStation
PlayStation's Polygon Man was a jagged purple head meant to show off the 3-D visuals that looked great in 1995. He was nixed before the gaming console ever made it to the United States.

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Which game console's original CD bottoms were black?
Xbox
PlayStation
That was also PlayStation. One of its more notable features was its black-bottomed discs, which were very different from CDs at the time.

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True or false: The tactical role-playing series "Final Fantasy" is available on both Xbox and PlayStation game consoles.
true
"Final Fantasy" was first available on the Nintendo Entertainment System but eventually became available on Xbox and PlayStation.
false

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Which console had the popular game "Crash Bandicoot"?
Xbox
PlayStation
PlayStation had Crash, a crazy marsupial who collected fruit, loved jumping on boxes and hated his creator and nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex.

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What Xbox executive branded his right arm with the "Halo 2" logo?
Peter Moore
One-time Xbox exec Peter Moore tattooed his right arm with the "Halo 2" logo and its release date, Nov. 9.
Bill Gates
Scott Guthrie

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What was the last original Xbox game before everything else moved on to Xbox 360?
"Madden NFL 09"
"Madden NFL 09" was the last original Xbox game.
"Gears of War"
"Resident Evil 4"

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Which game console introduced us to Liberty City and "Grand Theft Auto"?
Xbox
PlayStation
The game, which has caused controversy in its many iterations, is still ranked among PlayStation's most popular.

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True or false: "Elemental Gearbolt" Assassin's Case edition is one of PlayStation's top-selling games.
true
false
It's actually one of PlayStation's rarest. The only way to originally get the Working Designs shooter (which included a gold-plated GunCon) was to be one of the lucky 50 to win it at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 1999.

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Set 1,000 years before the "Star Wars" films, "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" lets gamers explore a galaxy torn between the Republic and the Empire-like Sith. What console is the game exclusive to?
Xbox
"Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" is one of the original Xbox games and also considered one of the console's best.
PlayStation

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True or false: The launch of "Halo 2" for Xbox Live was the most successful of any entertainment product launch in consumer history up to that point.
true
Gamers bought more than 2.5 million units ($25 million worth) of the much-anticipated sequel in the first 24 hours the game was available.
false

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When did Microsoft unveil its Xbox 360?
March 11, 2005
May 12, 2005
Microsoft released the Xbox 360 on May 12, 2005, almost a full year before the PlayStation 3.
Aug. 21, 2005

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The PlayStation 3 launched in 2006 with all of the following technical specs EXCEPT what?
320 GB storage
DVD player
The PS3 includes a Blu-ray player (not a DVD player), WiFi, an Internet browser, 160 GB or 320 GB of storage and free access to the PlayStation Network.
Internet browser

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Which gaming console has an accessory product with the name Kinect?
Xbox
That would be Xbox. The Kinect is a motion sensing input device that allows users to control and interact with their console without using a game controller.
PlayStation

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Which game console has a dedicated share button on its DualShock 4 controller for easy game sharing and streaming?
Xbox
PlayStation
Players on the PS4 can simply tap the share button to save their last 15 minutes of gameplay, grab a screenshot of what they're playing or start streaming live.

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In late 2005 Microsoft stopped production of the Xbox. How many game consoles had sold until that point?
about 22 million
about 20 million
about 24 million
When production of the Xbox officially ended in 2005, the final tally of consoles sold was around 24 million.

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What is the successor to the Xbox 360?
Xbox One
The Xbox One was released in 2013.
Xbox 720
Xbox Live

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Which console made "Metal Gear Solid" a household name?
Xbox
PlayStation
"Metal Gear Solid," the third game in the "Metal Gear" series, was released on PlayStation in 1998.

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True or false: You can only play Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox One.
true
True. The racing game, which is exclusive to Xbox One, includes more than 450 cars and 26 tracks, 10 of which are new to the series.
false

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True or false: The PlayStation was the first console to allow external memory cards for game storage.
true
false
SNK's Neo Geo machine was the first to offer external memory card usage.

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Which PlayStation horror series is known as "Biohazard" in Japan?
"Resident Evil"
"Resident Evil" is known as Biohazard in Japan.
"Silent Hill"
"Clock Tower"

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What Hollywood director was behind the concept of PlayStation's game "Medal of Honor"?
Martin Scorsese
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg created the storyline in "Medal of Honor."
Wes Anderson

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True or false: Decoy Octopus was a character in PlayStation's "Metal Gear Solid."
true
Decoy Octopus was one of the game's original characters, along with Psycho Mantis and Vulcan Raven.
false

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True or false: It takes 200,000 button presses to wear out an Xbox controller.
true
false
It takes 3 million button presses before an Xbox controller stops working.

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