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ktn
November 19th, 2008, 12:57 PM
which one is better not money wise feature wise want one for christmas

Cherrim
November 19th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Unless you're an avid movie watcher and want to make the most of your hi-definition TV with a Blu-Ray player, go with the 360. Most of the best games for PS3 are on both platforms (and in many cases, look/play better on the 360), so you won't be missing out on TOO much. The Xbox has more exclusives so if you're looking mostly to play your console, it'd be the one to go with.

If it makes any difference, you might wanna look at online play too though. It's free to get online and play with others over PSN, the PS3's online network. But if you want to play against/with anyone over XBL, you'll need a gold subscription which can run you $50ish per year. The quality of XBL is much better, so you are getting what you pay for. :|

At any rate, I recommend the 360. It gets more playtime from me than my PS3 so it'd be my preference.

jasonresno
November 19th, 2008, 09:38 PM
When you buy a 360 you aren't just buying a console...you are buying a lifestyle.

When I bought my 360 I wasn't really into games at all. I liked playing the occasional game but I couldn't justify the need for a console but I bought it on impulse and it was a great purchase.

The new Xbox Experience is completely immersing, sleek, and easy to use. The games are amazing and eveything is just really quality. Xbox Live is a must.

Extric
November 21st, 2008, 06:45 PM
Really, questions like this don't really make any sense to me. Your are just asking other people for their opinions on how you should form yours. What you need to ask yourself is this when choosing between a 360 or a PS3:

- What system do more of my friends have?
- What games does each system have? Which ones show more intrest to me?
- If you plan for online gaming, do you wish to pay for online gaming?
- Do I want to take advantage of high-definition gaming?
- And finally, which console will serve me best in the long-run?

Now just a couple of facts on both system:

Sony Playstation 3:

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Fall of Man/Resistance 2, SOCOM: Confrontation, Rachet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Warhawk.
- Free online play
- Blu-Ray discs offer more space which can lead to larger games which means more content for games.
- Core Processor helps make games preform better
- Internal HDD space is now larger than that of the 360 with 80GB and 160GB systems becoming the standard. (Not to mention that those Harddrives can be changed out with ones with sizes of 320GB)
- Internal Wi-Fi
- An Internet Browser
- The more expensive system

Microsoft Xbox 360

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Halo 3, Mass Effect, Gears of War/Gears of War 2, Fable II, and Left 4 Dead.
- Charged for Online Play (typically a better service when looking at LIVE features)
- Uses DVD-9 discs which are a lot smaller than that of the Blu-ray discs which can shrink the content that can be added to a game
- HDD's are not normal ones, so you are restricted to Microsoft 360 brand Harddrives
- A Wi-fi adaptor must be bought to go wireless
- In-order to play HD-DVDs, you must buy an add-on
- Game Library is larger than that of the PS3s
- Some multi-platform games preform better on the 360 due to being developed there first and then ported to the PS3
- Console is cheeper than the PS3 (though don't be fooled into the Arcade version. It's as low as it is because there is no HDD with the system and you'll end up spending the same amount as a Pro version when you buy a HDD).

If you really want an opinion though, I'll give you mine. I personally prefer the PS3 over the 360, mainly because I know it is going to serve me better in the long run. The larger 360 game library is tossed into PS3 owners faces, but in all reality it is only due to the fact that Microsoft released the system a year a head of the PS3 and it would be shocking if it didn't have more games. If you actually look at the PS3, it has a good size library of amazing exclusives. This list includes the top notch game in both story telling and gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 4, the game based around pure fun with a level-editor that is only limited by your own imagination and creativity, LittleBigPlanet, and the super fast-paced arcade shooter, Resistance 2. Also, if you are just looking for online play, the PS3 gives you just that for free. LIVE's service only offers more features to the user, not a service that actually runs any more smoother. Besides, the Playstation Network is catching up in those features and still staying true to being a free service.

Also, the price of the PS3 is larger, but you are getting a good console with the system. You don't need to pay for an HD player or a wi-fi adaptor. If you were to buy those with the 360 you'd get close to the current lowest price of the PS3.

jasonresno
November 21st, 2008, 09:40 PM
Really, questions like this don't really make any sense to me. Your are just asking other people for their opinions on how you should form yours. What you need to ask yourself is this when choosing between a 360 or a PS3:

- What system do more of my friends have?
- What games does each system have? Which ones show more intrest to me?
- If you plan for online gaming, do you wish to pay for online gaming?
- Do I want to take advantage of high-definition gaming?
- And finally, which console will serve me best in the long-run?

Now just a couple of facts on both system:

Sony Playstation 3:

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Fall of Man/Resistance 2, SOCOM: Confrontation, Rachet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Warhawk.
- Free online play
- Blu-Ray discs offer more space which can lead to larger games which means more content for games.
- Core Processor helps make games preform better
- Internal HDD space is now larger than that of the 360 with 80GB and 160GB systems becoming the standard. (Not to mention that those Harddrives can be changed out with ones with sizes of 320GB)
- Internal Wi-Fi
- An Internet Browser
- The more expensive system

Microsoft Xbox 360

- Major Retail Exclusives (Released games only): Halo 3, Mass Effect, Gears of War/Gears of War 2, Fable II, and Left 4 Dead.
- Charged for Online Play (typically a better service when looking at LIVE features)
- Uses DVD-9 discs which are a lot smaller than that of the Blu-ray discs which can shrink the content that can be added to a game
- HDD's are not normal ones, so you are restricted to Microsoft 360 brand Harddrives
- A Wi-fi adaptor must be bought to go wireless
- In-order to play HD-DVDs, you must buy an add-on
- Game Library is larger than that of the PS3s
- Some multi-platform games preform better on the 360 due to being developed there first and then ported to the PS3
- Console is cheeper than the PS3 (though don't be fooled into the Arcade version. It's as low as it is because there is no HDD with the system and you'll end up spending the same amount as a Pro version when you buy a HDD).

If you really want an opinion though, I'll give you mine. I personally prefer the PS3 over the 360, mainly because I know it is going to serve me better in the long run. The larger 360 game library is tossed into PS3 owners faces, but in all reality it is only due to the fact that Microsoft released the system a year a head of the PS3 and it would be shocking if it didn't have more games. If you actually look at the PS3, it has a good size library of amazing exclusives. This list includes the top notch game in both story telling and gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 4, the game based around pure fun with a level-editor that is only limited by your own imagination and creativity, LittleBigPlanet, and the super fast-paced arcade shooter, Resistance 2. Also, if you are just looking for online play, the PS3 gives you just that for free. LIVE's service only offers more features to the user, not a service that actually runs any more smoother. Besides, the Playstation Network is catching up in those features and still staying true to being a free service.

Also, the price of the PS3 is larger, but you are getting a good console with the system. You don't need to pay for an HD player or a wi-fi adaptor. If you were to buy those with the 360 you'd get close to the current lowest price of the PS3.
Good assessment and to each his own but I gotta chime in here. PS3 online doesn't even hold a candle to XBOX Live. Xbox live is the most intuitive and interactive feature in gaming. It's gorgeous and yes...there is a fee...but only like 60 dollars a year, that's nothin!

For me personally I gravitated towards the 360. I liked the interface, the library, and how much better games seemed to look and feel on the xbox. Each system has it's own perks though but as games evolve the systems, I think, are going to start running together.

Fox♠
November 29th, 2008, 07:51 AM
If you wanna replace your console every three weeks from RRoD and be subject to avid screaming from irate players over the headset go 360.

If you want poor headset connectivity, a hefty battle to walk it home and a less comfy controller then go PS3.

TBH both are pretty good, and both have their fair share of issues. PS3 won me over because it had better exclusives in my eyes. It's also got a lot longer shelf life on it than a 360, system restore feature (incase your system should ever brick or become corrupted) and Metal Gear Solid 4.

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CP3
December 1st, 2008, 02:01 PM
Xbox 360 does not suffer from RRod frequently anymore. I admit I was one of the victims on RRod but Microsoft fix that problem months ago by installing new chips.

I think you should choose x-360 because it has a wide range of games and its has nearly all the exclusive DLC for games. Also xbox live is the the best online service in the buisness.

jasonresno
December 1st, 2008, 02:47 PM
My brother had a first gen 360 and it didn't get the RRoD until about 6 months ago I think. And we mailed it in and had a brand new 360 within a week for free. *shrug* Not bad to me.

Harry Blue5
December 13th, 2008, 02:10 AM
I need help... I CAN'T FIND ANY GOOD GAMES!!! It's a crisis, if only my birthday hadn't been in November.

To fix this problem, I have decided to buy a brand new console (Yay!). I've currently got a PS2 and a Wii (I'm a bit behind), I never got PS3 because at first it only had boring remakes of my PS2 games, plus it couldn't play my ps2 games on it, which would be a waste of lot and lots an lots and lots and lots and lots (...) of money. If I get a PS3, I'm keeping my PS2 plugged in, but is it worth getting with PS2 still getting games... but what about the graphics and the updates to the games?

Next on the menu is Xbox 360, I've never played any Xbox stuff, as... well... I'm a die-hard nintendo/playstation fan. Though it seems good, so I might get it, is it worth the money?

So... which should I get, PS3... or XBOX 360!!! (Dun dun DUUUN!).

Ascaris
December 13th, 2008, 04:40 AM
If you want a console that'll last for ten years, get a PS3. If you want a console that is at it's prime now, but will most likely be discontinued after a few years, get a 360.

TRIFORCE89
December 13th, 2008, 05:10 AM
Go with the 360 since it has a lot of the PS3's games as well. The only selling points for the PS3 is a Blu-ray player and if you really want to play Little Big Planet.

Virtual Chatot
December 13th, 2008, 05:34 AM
Gabe will kill me for saying this, but you might want to go with the PS3. There have been ALOT more games released for the PS3 since its beginning, and I'll admit that it was really bad at first ( a few war and racing games )
That...and little big planet :D

Heck, if you do it properly, you can even run Windows or Linux on a PS3.

Pillage
December 13th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Is this even a serious question? I mean, c'mon it's obvious the 360 is the only clear choice. It has the best games and Xbox LIVE is just godly.

Forci Stikane
December 13th, 2008, 10:06 AM
The only serious problems with the 360 are the Red Ring of Death and having to pay for online PvP. If you don't mind those, then go with the 360. Otherwise, pick up a PS3 if you can afford it.

Spectrum
December 13th, 2008, 10:20 AM
Xbox 360. I think you'll really start to appreciate the large online community when you get a bit older.

Cherrim
December 13th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Just so no one's confused: I merged the new thread that was made with an older "360 or PS3" thread that hadn't quite expired yet. In the future, please make sure there isn't already a similar thread active in the last month before you create a new one. :)

Harry Blue5
December 14th, 2008, 03:24 AM
Well, it's clear that Xbox 360 is better than PS3, but that raises another question. I just went to Woolworths (A shop) and it had an Xbox 360 and an Xnox 360 Elite... so what to get now? Is Elite worth the extra money? Or is Xbox 360 still better worth the money.

Gunn
December 14th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Xbox 360 does not suffer from RRod frequently anymore.

That's partially true, as the issue was fixed in mid-2007 falling from a 35% fail rate to a 15%, which is still pretty high if you ask me. I have a friend who has owned their console since they were first released and it has perfect function while I owned mine just barely for 12 months and I got the RRoD about three weeks ago. Still, if anyone were to come cross the RRoD, Microsoft offers a 3-year warranty just for that purpose from the purchase date. In other words, the Red Ring of Death is nothing to worry about if you were to consider buying an Xbox 360 console; everything's covered.

Anyway, what I don't like about the Xbox 360 is that you have to pay for Xbox Live (onling gaming), but other than that, I love it. Of course, just get whatever YOU want because everyone is just going to share their opinion on their favorite console.

Ascaris
December 14th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Where is everyone getting this "It has more games so it must be better," crap from?

Not everyone has the money to afford every single game for the PS3 or the 360. The PS3 has enough games in all it's genres to satisfy most users. For every single blockbuster the 360 has, the PS3 has a title that is no less great. People who say that the games on the 360 are better have obviously never played games on the PS3.

And the price? Buying a 360, the internet cable and the HD-DVD drive, not to mention the yearly fees for live, costs much more than an 80 GB PS3. And the PS3 gets all those for free.

The only thing that the 360 has over the PS3 is live.

Harry Blue5
December 14th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Hmmm... what if I didn't want to pay the yearly subscriptions and kept to normal gameplay. Then what? Keep in mind I still have my PS2.

Ascaris
December 14th, 2008, 10:06 AM
PS3.

The xBox will probably die in the next two years anyway.

Cherrim
December 14th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Where is everyone getting this "It has more games so it must be better," crap from?

Not everyone has the money to afford every single game for the PS3 or the 360. The PS3 has enough games in all it's genres to satisfy most users. For every single blockbuster the 360 has, the PS3 has a title that is no less great. People who say that the games on the 360 are better have obviously never played games on the PS3.

And the price? Buying a 360, the internet cable and the HD-DVD drive, not to mention the yearly fees for live, costs much more than an 80 GB PS3. And the PS3 gets all those for free.

The only thing that the 360 has over the PS3 is live.
360 has a lot more exlusives. For those who CAN afford to buy all the great games, you'll get more out of your 360 than your PS3, not to mention a lot of the cross-platform games on both of them simply perform AND look better on the 360. I'm not just saying all that either; I've played the same games on both systems at times and so I can compare them first-hand. The ones I played all looked better on 360 and lagged less. :/ When developers start fine-tuning games for the PS3 better, maybe then I'd change my tune.

Anyway, buying a Pro console for 360 gives you the ethernet cable, not to mention they're about $15 anyway. It's just if you go for the wireless adapter that it gets pricey (and that brings it up to the price of a PS3, I guess). But why even mention the HD-DVD drive? That's dead; I'm not even sure why you'd buy it, let alone pay more than $20-30 for it.

The main arguments, to me, in the whole 360 VS PS3 battle are the games and the online features--and the latter kind of depends on how you'd prefer to play.

@Harry Blue5: If you think you're going to be installing a lot of games to your hard drive (so they play faster), downloading a lot of demos and XBLA titles, then you might want to splurge for the Elite console. The main difference is a bigger hard drive and that might come in handy. However, the Pro's HDD is pretty hefty now too and I don't think you'd be filling up 60GB anytime soon, so if you don't have that extra cash, there's really nothing to worry about.

Anyway, if you don't want to pay the yearly subscription and still want to play online, PS3's the only option there. But I've had my 360 for almost a year now and I've only had gold for a month and a bit of that--and I don't like it any less. :/ Yeah, I'd prefer to have the option of playing online whenever I want but the thing is, even when I had the chance to, I was perfectly content playing games offline in story mode and whatnot (and/or the games I was playing didn't even have an online competitive mode).

True Reign
December 14th, 2008, 12:58 PM
I would definitely go with the 360. It has most of the games the PS3 does, but can also play Blue-Ray discs, which in my mind, is better.

jasonresno
December 14th, 2008, 01:23 PM
360 has most of the games the PS3 does, better exclusives, THE xbox live experience (it makes the 360 worth it alone), and it just looks better. It's cheaper. And a year of xbox live will maybe cost 60 dollars? So the cost of one PS3 game will pay your entire year of xbox live.

Not bad.

Da Man
December 14th, 2008, 01:24 PM
360, same reasons as everyone said above.

Forci Stikane
December 14th, 2008, 01:54 PM
-;4194977']I would definitely go with the 360. It has most of the games the PS3 does, but can also play Blue-Ray discs, which in my mind, is better.

...I'm pretty sure you have those mixed up: it's the PS3 that can play Blu-Ray, not the 360.

DaSpirit
December 14th, 2008, 02:00 PM
I personaly like the PS3 better. I've seen the PS3 and the 360 compared and the PS3s the way to go. The PS3 gets loads of updates to the system and it's getting great games. I think the 360 has better games only because it was released first. The PS3 controller is the same as the PS2 so if you had a PS2, then you'll be used to the controller. The PS3 is getting better with Playstation Home and with Little Big Planet (I LOVE THAT GAME!!!). Home will beat Experience eventually....

The PS3 is supposed to play PS1 and 2 games but I haven't tried it on anything other then a 60gb PS3 since the others do it differently(They use an Emulator to play it so it could be different...).

Cherrim
December 14th, 2008, 02:02 PM
-;4194977']I would definitely go with the 360. It has most of the games the PS3 does, but can also play Blue-Ray discs, which in my mind, is better.
...I think you have them mixed up. PS3 does Blu-Ray. 360 does not.

Skaterzpenguin
December 14th, 2008, 02:34 PM
Dude get x box 360 for christmas because it can handle better than the ps3 and 360 has way better games and besides sony is failing... lol GO 360!!!

Firebird1515
December 14th, 2008, 05:41 PM
PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it has blue ray and better games

Ascaris
December 15th, 2008, 05:16 AM
360 has a lot more exlusives. For those who CAN afford to buy all the great games, Not everyone has 500$ to spend on games you'll get more out of your 360 than your PS3, not to mention a lot of the cross-platform games on both of them simply perform AND look better on the 360. That's opinion. It depends on your TV as well. I'm not just saying all that either; I've played the same games on both systems at times and so I can compare them first-hand. The ones I played all looked better on 360 and lagged less. :/ Since when did PS3 games lag?When developers start fine-tuning games for the PS3 better, maybe then I'd change my tune.

The PS3 has much more power than the 360; the developers will take some time to use all of it. The first few games on the PS2 were scarcely better than those on the PS2

Anyway, buying a Pro console for 360 gives you the ethernet cable, not to mention they're about $15 anyway. It's just if you go for the wireless adapter that it gets pricey (and that brings it up to the price of a PS3, I guess). But why even mention the HD-DVD drive? That's dead; I'm not even sure why you'd buy it, let alone pay more than $20-30 for it.

PS3 has Blue-Ray. A PS3 itself if much cheaper than stand-alone Blue-Ray players. As I said before, the developers are not harnessing the full processing power of the PS3 or the capacity of Blue-Ray disks.

The main arguments, to me, in the whole 360 VS PS3 battle are the games and the online features--and the latter kind of depends on how you'd prefer to play.

Live is amazing; I'm not saying it isn't. It's just that the PSN is new. It'll take time to get to the level of Live. Home was a disappointing, but you have to keep in mind that the version released was only the beta, not the full pack.

The point I am trying to make here is that Sony bides it's time. They make consoles which last for a long time in the market. The PS2 is an example; it was released ten years ago but it's still being manufactured, is still popular and is still outselling every other console on the market.

Microsoft is different. They want to make quick profits. The XBox lasted for less than five years in the market before it was pulled out to make room for the 360. I'm betting than in another two to three years, the next XBox will come out and Microsoft will dispose of the 360 the same way they did the original.

The PS3 has a Blue-Ray player built in it because the world is slowly converting to high-definition. In three years or so, HDTVs will become common and Blue-Rays will become the next DVDs and Sony will finally be able to make full use of the PS3s capacity to play 1080p games.

The games will get better. PSN will get better. All the PS3 needs is time.

So my advice is that, if you want to get the most of your games now and you have the money to buy the next XBox that'll come to the market in the next few years, get the 360.

If you want a console that'll last for a good ten years in your household or if you want to get the most out of your HDTV, get the PS3.

Kaori
December 15th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Definitely the Xbox 360..much better games I believe!

Cherrim
December 15th, 2008, 05:42 AM
Not everyone has 500$ to spend on games
I know... I said that for people who do have the extra money to spend on every blockbuster, the 360 is probably better. Regardless, most people don't have $500 to spend on a console period, let alone games. 360 wins there anyway.
That's opinion. It depends on your TV as well.
Not entirely. I know Gamespot did a feature recently where they took a look at several cross-platform games (CoD5, SC4, Fallout 3 to name a few) and shared full screenshots of both with the same settings; in most, the 360 looked significantly better or else you could tell it was better. It's not the console's fault, but until developers start properly developing games for PS3 instead of just porting or doing whatever they're doing, games still look/play better on the 360. Of course, it's not really an issue unless you really care about a few pixels, but it makes it pretty hard to buy PS3 games when you have both. (If I know a game looks better on my 360, why get it for PS3?)
Since when did PS3 games lag?
Assassin's Creed liked to lag slightly in more populated areas or during sudden turns. Textures took longer to load sometimes too and the general loading times were much slower as well. :( It plays (and looks significantly better) on my 360.
The PS3 has much more power than the 360; the developers will take some time to use all of it. The first few games on the PS2 were scarcely better than those on the PS2
They haven't so far, but I'm hoping they'll start to. Right now, since the 360 is doing substantially better everywhere except Europe and Japan (though as far as I know, it's catching up in Europe), I don't think we'll see properly tuned games on the PS3 for a while. I do really want to rent the PS3 version of Bioshock, though. They spent so much time with it and I'm pretty sure they actually bothered tweaking it specifically for PS3 instead of making a crappy port, so I'm curious to see how it looks/plays.
PS3 has Blue-Ray. A PS3 itself if much cheaper than stand-alone Blue-Ray players. As I said before, the developers are not harnessing the full processing power of the PS3 or the capacity of Blue-Ray disks.
I know, that's why I own one. ♥ It has excellent DVD up-conversion too. I just wrote a paragraph on developers up there but... saying "the developers COULD harness the PS3's power and make great games" isn't the same as saying that they do. Until they do, the PS3 will probably be lagging behind a bit as it is now. :/
So my advice is that, if you want to get the most of your games now and you have the money to buy the next XBox that'll come to the market in the next few years, get the 360.

If you want a console that'll last for a good ten years in your household or if you want to get the most out of your HDTV, get the PS3.
That is an interesting way to look at it, but I'd still side with the 360. With the PS3, if you really aren't looking for a Blu-Ray player (it's honestly rather pointless if you don't have an HDTV), then the only big reasons to get it are MGS4, LBP and Resistance. (There may be some other exclusives I'm forgetting here but oh well.) There are the cross-platformers too, and if you aren't going to be getting a lot of games, hte PS3 is a good investment.

Buuut if you can't afford the initial pricetag and don't need an XBL Gold account? The 360's not a bad choice. I feel its exclusives far outweigh the PS3's. Then later down the road, maybe the PS3 will be cheaper choice while you wait for Microsoft to perfect their next console and throw a price cut at it. :P

Ascaris
December 15th, 2008, 05:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8C71EFAD7FE2E062

This series pretty much sums up my thoughts.

Nuke
December 15th, 2008, 05:55 AM
If you want constant FPS games and LittleBIGPlanet go with the PS3.

But if you want constant FPS games that are slightly better and a few more games that arent actually shooters go with the 360.

The 360 has a bigger library of games and a much better online.

360 is the way to go.

TRIFORCE89
December 15th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Not entirely. I know Gamespot did a feature recently where they took a look at several cross-platform games (CoD5, SC4, Fallout 3 to name a few) and shared full screenshots of both with the same settings; in most, the 360 looked significantly better or else you could tell it was better. It's not the console's fault, but until developers start properly developing games for PS3 instead of just porting or doing whatever they're doing, games still look/play better on the 360. Of course, it's not really an issue unless you really care about a few pixels, but it makes it pretty hard to buy PS3 games when you have both. (If I know a game looks better on my 360, why get it for PS3?)
Depends what console its actually developed for. A lot of developers make it for the 360 and then port it to the PS3. The few that are they other way around look better on the PS3. But, that alone should show what the focus of the developers is - 360.

Ascaris
December 15th, 2008, 06:13 AM
That's mainly because the 360 was released a year and a half earlier; most of the major developers started making games for the 360. It's also why it has more exclusives.

Razer302
December 15th, 2008, 06:48 AM
I am a big fan of the PS3. I had an Xbox360 but when I got my PS3 I found that the 360 was just gathering dust so I sold it. I think for online play 360 beats PS3 easily with the gamer points and how unlaggy it is, but I preferred the quality of the games on the PS3.

The PS3 exclusives haven't been to great though. The only good one I can think of right now is Metal Gear Solid 4, but with the new exclusives coming out like FFversusXIII I am happy with my PS3 as that game looks amazing. I know a fair few people that have a 360 that saw the latest trailer and wished they had a PS3 instead.

If you want online play go with the 360 as the online play is far superior to that of the PS3 but if you want good story based games I would personally go with a PS3 with next year having so many good story based games coming out.

(I haven't played fable and I have heard it is a really good game but to me it looks a lot like oblivion which I hated I am not including that in my story based games.)