I'll be getting another system in the next couple of weeks or so and I can't choose between PS3 and 360. At first, I was gonna go with the PS3 but the problem is, most of my friends own a 360 and the only guy I know of who has a PS3 is an online buddy of mine. Its almost impossible for me to decide so I want you guys to help me out. I know these kinds of threads have been over-done countless times but it would really help me if I had other people's opinions about this issue. Now here are some pros and cons I have thought up for each system:
PS3: Mainly I want to get it right now because of PS1/2 games and before the supply of 60GBs run out. I know this is somewhat stupid but I sold my PS2 a couple of years ago and missed out on great titles such as the God of War series and I don't want to fork out $130 for another PS2. I also want to use it for Linux since this crappy laptop I'm using restarts randomly whenever I plug in the AC Adapter. But the problem with PS3 is obviously the price and the games that are currently out now. I don't mind waiting since the PS2 games can keep me busy until then. But getting the PS3 will make me feel isolated from my friends. Also you have to buy your own headset and some other accessories to take full advantage of the system. The absolute biggest problem I have for PS3 is the crappy ports. I don't want to play a bad game when I know there's a better version of it on another system.
360: The 360 has an excellent library of games which appeals to me a lot. But the RRoD is keeping me away from it till the Falcon Chip is released. Although I can always rely on the towel trick or simply send it back to Microsoft if this ever happens. If I go with the 360, I will be able to play online with my friends. Well another down side about the 360 is that I have to fork out $50 a year for the online service. Its not the biggest problem but I just wanted to mention it. Although it seems to me that the 360 might loose its momentum later in its life.
Both systems have almost the exact same library of games coming out except for some exclusives which makes it even harder for me to decide. I know 360 is the best system out at the moment but that doesn't matter to me. I want to get the system that will win at the end. This is all I can think of for now. If any of you guys have anything to add for either system, feel free to do so. This thread is more or less for people who own both systems but it shouldn't stop anyone from commenting. Also, please no fanboy talk. If you have something good or bad to say about either system, please give a reason.
P.S. - Can a mod put this on the 360 forum as well?