Hmm, I’m not willing to “slam” the PS3 because it is new… that’s not a valid problem really. The reverse compatibility glitches are a demonstrated issue at the moment, presumably to be fixed with firmware upgrades.
Price is obviously a consideration that will depend on whether you have the cash or not.
Maybe if they are smart they’ll provide some incentives to get more people online for the first six months after any particular game release?
I’ll buy nothing at all if my only other choice is that I buy a Microsoft box… ;)[/quote]
The funny thing is that the XBox and XBox 360 are one of the few areas that Microsoft really nailed from the start (please don’t read this to mean they hit perfection… just that they did a really nice job).
The 360 has a great array of games out now, the interface is actually very well-thought out and easy to navigate and I find it incredibly handy how it doubles as a Windows Media Center Extender (so I can stream all my music from my computer upstairs to my TV downstairs).
I would say to try someone else’s 360 and try not to focus too much on it being a Microsoft product just to see if you like the gaming experience. In the end, that’s all that matters. People just LOVE to debate the specs of each machine as if that is the deciding factor and, in the end, it can mean very little since it matters what game developers do with all of that pretty hardware.