Originally Posted by Beenfetchedlately
You must own an Xbox?
Why should I pay $59 a year plus my internet fees to play some games online?
How many times has yours crashed?
Why should I purchase an adpator to get the Xbox Wireless?
Sucks you cant play Blue Rays as well...!
How about to play HD DVD's you gotta pay another 180 bucks for the add on piece.
Why not just buy a seperate HD player....
I could go on and on. but I wont.
Sure Xbox has more games, but that still wont push me to buy one. They are cheap and fragile and have ALOT of warranty issues to be resolved.
I've owned both since they came out and their online IS pathetic at best.
The reason they don't charge for it is, well, because they couldn't (not much anyways), due to the up-front cost, the game cost and then the very small online support, nobody would feel comfortable paying what they want.
When Sony releases the stuff they've been working since the PS3 realized (the whole online virtual village etc) they WILL be charging. I have resigned my PS3 to simply a BD player and server for my PSP and other stuff. It's a nice piece, but so far it's very underwhelming for anything having to do with gaming.
As far as reliability issues, I've never experienced any issue with mine and considering the overall sales numbers of them, most haven't either. However, I do understand and MS has said they had more issues than they would of liked to see and extended the warranty. However, trying to compare the 360 to the PS3 gaming wise, and especially online gaming wise, is just silly.
As far as the HD-player between the 2, it's obvious that Sony has more of a ve$ted interest in combining the BD capability with the PS3, as they have a strong stake in the media and need more than just their expensive, stand-alone players to be on the market. They did a smart and good job in combining the capability, but they really had no other choice. I would suspect that the 360 that the next round of 360's come with an optional included combo hd-dvd drive, however I think their focus will be more on online HD-content and that capability, which I believe is a good idea as well.
Overall, right now:
Movie Player: PS3>360
Just my $.25 though.