Well. My Xbox began freezing up regularly last week. It was a horrifying reality. My Xbox was not immune. So...I traveled to Gamestop. Sold all my Xbox gear/games along with other games I probably won't be playing again and put it on an Edge card. Why an Edge card? Besides the bonus cash for trade-ins I could use it online to purchase a refurbished 80gb backwards compatible PS3.
Am I a traitor? I don't really care. I only had 5 games on Xbox. Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, Tales of Vesperia, Prince of Persia, and Lego Star Wars Complete Saga. 4 of these titles are also found on PS3. Two of these titles are found on PS3 with improvements-Eternal Sonata and soon to be released (we hope in America) Tales of Vesperia.Lost Odyssey is the one I will miss out on, but I will survive.
Do I miss the 360? Sure. My wife and I liked to watch Netflix. I had a few games downloaded from Xbox live. So I miss out on those. At least however, I won't be paying $50 dollars a year for Live. As far as Netflix goes...there are ways...a ROKU box, or an application called PlayOn which works through the PC to stream Netflix to PS3 among other machines.
The PS3 arrives tomorrow. I am excited. I am excited for the PSP-PS3 communication, and the PS Store among other features. I love the menu on Sony systems. Also, because I bought a backward compatible 80gb system I will be able to put the PS2 somewhere else and still enjoy PS2 games. I realize the BC is not perfect but I checked out my games on the Playstation homepage and I believe I am in luck!
It should go well. PS3 has a much better track record than the Xbox. That is peace of mind that is worth the extra money.