I’ve finally had a chance to make some comparisons between the Xbox 360 and the PS3, and have found my own observations:
1. PS3 has built-in wifi – with 360, you have to spend $60-90 for a wireless adapter, unless you like hooking up via your laptop using a hack trick.
2. PS3 has built-in Blu-Ray, which also upconverts regular DVD’s. The 360 only had HD-DVD, which you had to pay even more extra for, and is now pretty much a defunct format. To this date, there are STILL no plans on bringing Blu-Ray to the 360.
3. PS3 plays more types of DVD’s and media files. 360 will not play some recorded DVD’s, does not support DivX, etc. (PS3 supports DivX – wow….that’s pretty cool).
4. PS3 media sharing was WAY easier than the 360, and it finds your media files effortlessly! Also, the streaming quality was better on PS3 than on 360. I love how I have my videos and MP3 on on-demand access now – sweeeeeet.
5. 360 will let you now stream movies from Netflix – BUT – you have to be a paying GOLD member to access this service (swing and a miss). Of course, I can’t give PS3 any accolades here as they have NO Netflix access.
6. 360 has at least some backwards compatability – PS3 now has none, although it used to at first (can we say “shoot yourself in the foot”)? If you have your PS2 still, then you’re golden.
Admittedly, I do enjoy both systems, and each one has their pros and cons. I still have my Xbox 1 and PS2, so backwards compatability isn’t a HUGE issue – yet. At least I still have ports on my switch boxes.