Ps3 , human looking avatars in the Home environment, and your avatar can go visit another avatars apartment and you can both watch a movie that is stored or in the other guys ps3 . So you can be millions of miles away and be chatting with up to eight apartment party guests while watching the same video or movie together.
Your avatar can also join other avatar friends and goto a Home pool hall and play pool together, or bowl or, goto a movie theater,
Xbox 360 has cartoonee X-Miis for their avatar system, and they can only parade in other peoples consoles much like the Wii.
Ps3- has a 256 person , squad based fps online game, including paratroopers vehicle squads etc......
Xbox has final fantasy, but it was originally built on the ps3 engine and will have to be ported down to the 360 which means frame rate issues on the 360 version and it will be released later then the ps3 version.
XBox has netflix, but the ps3 has it's own video rental service, came online today. So if you rent a movie you can copy it over to your psp and watch it there as well.
If you buy the movie you can copy it over to 3 psps. to watch on the road. and or store it on an external harddrive to watch again and again. PS3 takes any brand internal or external hard drive upgrade.
Xbox 360. if you buy a movie you have to have it on your 20 gig or 120 gig harddrive (microsoft brand, well if you need harddrive space you cannot upgrade your Micro soft harddrive any farther than 120 gig at over $17 per gig because you have to buy microsoft brand.
Ps3 you can take any brand internal harddrive that is 2.5 sata and put it in your ps3. Right now I can get a 200 gig internal harddrive for less then $100 yet microsofts 120 gig cost over $180.
THere is nothing really new about 360 movie online downloads from netflix we've been doing Netflicks online movies via the pc for over a year, and we just hook the pc to the HD tv and get hd movies without having to pay microsoft for online fees on top of the netflicks rental fees.
Ps3 movie rentals and dowloads , you only pay for the rental , PSN network is free to use even for online gaming.
PS3 you can and always have been able to surf anywhere on the net and download free movies right to the ps3 or an external harddrive hooked up via the ps3 webbrowser and any website you please.
360 has no web browser, everything is done through the xboxlive.
So yes they both offer a variety but gears 2 will be on the Vista PC because microsoft is having a hard time getting people and companies to stay with vista. Dell had to downgrade corporate pcs for free back to windows xp so gears 2 and halo 3 will quickly move to vista PCs To get people to switch over.
How about the connecting of the psp to the ps3, I can be in California and I can have my psp turn on my ps3 back in New york, and I can stream all the movies and music stored on the ps3 or connected sources to the psp. I can login into my psn online account and chat with ps3 game buddies with teh psp as well. O use the psp to connect to the ps3 while I am at school so I can show friends the cool video downloads I got the night before. I haven't had to swap out memory cards in the psp since I got the ps3, it's great.
Then I can have the psp turn off the ps3 with the new off XMB. So my ps3 would be happy chilling out till I login again.