I’m just gonna say that on XBL it’s just easier to find and join your friends. On PSN if I find someone playing a game and I want to join in, I need to boot up the disc and then either see if his room has slots available or send him an automated game invite. On XBL I can just click “join,” or suggest we play a game together on party chat.

Now, in 2007 I made the decision to get a gaming-quality PC over an Xbox 360, and thus I’ve been exposed to PC online which I have become more comfortable with. If things had been different I’d probably be playing a couple dozen more games on Xbox than I am now – among them Left 4 Dead and Call of Duty, and I’d probably be pretty loyal to XBL.

In terms of interface and controllers I could honestly take or leave either. The 360 controller is shaped better but has the worst Dpad in the world. I own an Xbox fightpad specifically for certain 2D XBLA and PC games. Interface-wise I actually think the PS3 is better for accessing media content in general. I can more easily access photos and properly format wallpapers.

The PS3 also better handles videos I might bring over onto its hard drive with better playback and a wider range of compatibility. The PS3’s web browser also isn’t terrible at handling streaming sites like YouTube, Crunchyroll, etc. PS3 Media center (which strangely enough my Xbox 360 detects) is also hot shit. As a Blu-Ray player it’s also still better than most standalone models, if for no other reason than the amount of tweakable features. That combined with a superior Netflix App, Hulu Plus, and Vudu, all make the PS3 actually one of the best movie-playing devices you can have hooked up to your HDTV.