I'm having both and honestly just take the one you can get cheaper or has the exclusives you like.
Xbox has an online fee but the online just works better then on my PS3. Also I think there it's more important to look at what you're friends own.
PS3 has some glaring oversights, why the **** is WLan that slow on it? (my laptop and Xbox both are way faster). It's a pain to download full games and after you downloaded have fun to watch a extremely slow installation (jack and dexter collection was on 48% after 20+ min....
I like the xbox controller a bit more, especially for Racing games (just can't get used to break/accel over with the right stick, and PS3 triggers are just bad). This is probably because I'm used to the xbox controller.
Both are good systems. If your wanting to get into online gaming with other people you'll find more on the 360. I've seen both consoles layouts and the 360 is better built all around for entertainment all though I haven't seen what the PS3 has added lately. It's all about preference. I've owned both systems and I've always liked the 360 better, of course it's easier for me to play with friends online since mostly none of them own a ps3.
PS3 is easily the better console, the only thing 360 has on PS3 is the online community. (Which you have to pay for)
How do you like having to go on vacation to make the time pass to get updates for your PS3?
How about not being able to get stable connection playing games online?
Can you cross chat in game?
BTW I have a PS3, however you really should tone it down with the bias non sense. As far as giving away games they do. PS+ costs like 50-60 bucks. 3 regular titles and it pays for itself. After that Sony takes a huge hit.
Guess what? Microsoft has over 40 million users paying 60 dollars a year for their service while Sony is still laying off workers.
But hey people need to validate their purchases and decisions and if you only own one of those consoles, you want yours to be the better, it's pitiful but normal behavior.
PS3 has truer graphics and has the blu ray but since regular blu ray players are cheap now then it doesn't really matter much. I prefer Xbox.
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