I think that both have their ups and downs i think that the fact PS3 is free to play online and has never changed that policy that's great. on the other hand it misses out on some of the great titles such as Halo, gears of war, etc.... It doesn't seem to over heat as frequently as a Xbox, But it quite a bit more to buy than an Xbox. Xbox overheats in my opinion more than a PS3,doesn't last as long and changes a ridiculous amount to play online and the Microsoft points system isn't exactly fare. It also misses out on titles such as uncharted, kill zone, etc... however it is cheaper that a PS3 it doe's have a slightly better online play (what you expect for paying money).