Originally Posted by KeylessEntry
I almost have my heart set on PS3 I think. Is the online stuff for PS3 free? I dont want to pay $50 a year for xbox live.
If you're looking to spend the majority of your time playing "online" you better go with the 360. Yes, you pay $50 per year for the service, but once you dig your heels into it, you'll realize it was the best decision you've ever made. The PS3 online community is weak, and what's even more important is the fact the PS3 online network is garbage. Don't just take my word for it, do some research.
The differences in online features of the 360 compared to the PS3 is like night and day. I have a 360 and also a Wii. If you're looking for more of a lounge around / having friends over more social gaming experience, go with a Wii no question. If you're more of a "solo gamer" stay away from the Wii.
I wouldn't say buying the PS3 is a bad decision, but getting a 360 is a better decision.