i am totally with reask here. if we are talking this gen only i must say that the ms maschine definiteley was my main console. this changed completeley. i cannot see much more potential in the 360 other than the amazing looking halo 4, maybe gears and forza if you´re into these games. all the other stuff - for me- is just stuff i really do not need. some things even annoy me a lot and really turn me off, like the dashboard ads and stupid "musicians" faces on the music section of my dash from artists i will never listen to. stuff like that. the xbl fee hurts me more than ever. my account got hacked recently too. i lost ms points from that! after many many support calls i got those back and got even some more, but this really was scary, i can tell you. i hated their E3 presentation. it was overly mainstreamed and there wasn´t much for the gamer. it was shit. shit.
on the other hand the ps3 is priced really fair these days, has lots of exclusive games, all the multiplat stuff, some amazing games in the pipeline, free online, cool ps+ deals and so on...definitley the better console today. maybe this was different just a few years ago but it changed. sony really seems to focus more on games while ms takes a walk in the multimedia, social, app park more than ever. this is bad timing for it, very bad timing.
sony has the chance now to win some HC gamers over by pushing the ps3 with great game releases. it worked for me. ms should do the same. maybe they are just holding back- i doubt it though, and if they do, when will they announce stuff? nike360? exclusive brandnew arcade games, that look ok, but are not enough - some new AAA ip´s are desperatley needed. if they want to stretch this gen another one or two years, then new ip´s for this gen please, everything else is just lazy. there´s now way to argue against that. SmartGlass and a brower and ushers stupid face on my dash.....? FUCK OFF
arrogant they are all btw.
i will watch the next gen closeley. we all will. i swear i wont let fanboyism decide what i will buy, nor halo (eventhough this will be tough)
right now i think the next sony machine plus a wiiu will be the best solution for a gaming experience with the best quality, variety and bang for your buck....but we´ll have to wait and see anyway.