Except on PS3 you get the following.
30 fps frame rate on ALL of EA sports games. 30 fps on the Orange box (probably one of the best deals in gaming ever). When compared to 60 fps on the 360. Call of Duty has a slower Frame Rate too
You also don't get Mass Effect, Bioshock, Crackdown, Halo 3 and a bunch of other exclusive down the line.
Granted you don't pay for online, but who cares when a fraction of the people play online. Plus no mic as standard, so have fun co-ordinating anything when people cannot communicate. You really do get a lot when you pay 5 bucks a month, including cross-game friends lists and inviting.
Final Fantasy and Metal Gear are in the pipeline. So it's not so bleak. I can see myself getting one at that point. Maybe.
In the end though, it all depends on what you want. If you got it to play rock band and star wars legos, you really aren't taking advantage of what the machine has to offer.
That and congrats on the fact you can now play with one CAG member!
I count 5 of us with 360s, all active xbox live users.
PS3 games will continue to be ports of 360 games (except for the exclusives) so expect to see lower frame rates and delays (both orange box and blacksite missed their release dates by over 2 months). 360 is lead platform, and will continue that way until sony can communicate with developers how to program more easily for their platform.
I saw way more impressive stuff at PAX coming down the line for xbox 360 than PS3, it just isn't the primary platform anymore...
I'm hoping Marc says he bought it for the Blu-ray player
Makari: What do you mean by getting it right?
Their big exclusives, lair and heavenly sword were considered pretty big flops for anything other than the most casual gamer. While Ratchet and Clank + Uncharted do offer some good gaming this fall, I would hardly call it getting it right
But, after all that, to each his own.
Wasn't trying to put you two down, just saying I think you made the wrong decision.