Case in point, I sold an XBOX 360 (Elite) with:
- 120GB Hard Drive
- Two controllers (one wired one wireless)
- One quick charge cable
- One headset
- Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2
- Gears Of War I
- Bioshock I
- Fallout 3
- Mass Effect I
- Rock Band (Disc only)
For a grand total of $550.00, which was rapidly transformed into a Playstation 3 and several games.
That being said; I think the PS3's online mode far exceeds the 360; it's free and offers the exact same service set. Not to mention that streaming media from a Windows Based PC is as simple as turning the machine on. Microsoft has had years to work out the bugs in the streaming features on the 360. However the system is unreliable at best, and unworkable the majority of the time.
Also, the PS3 has Blu-Ray….which I've yet to use. But is somehow a huge selling point for the console, according to the Self-Admitted-Non-Gamer EB Employee. (Seriously, why work in a store that you don't even USE what you're selling? And who the fuck hires people that have no idea about the industry they are servicing.)
I'm an occasional reader of Penny Arcade. That is to say, I view what comes in front of me with a certain amusement. Sometimes they are dead on. Sometimes they miss, but the comic itself is fairly iconic. The other "Arcadeism", if you will, are the news posts from the creators, Tycho and Gabe. Normally, I avoid them based on one simple fact: You don't learn a godamn thing. Apparently they are not happy with the new Final Fantasy, but I don't see HOW based on the post.