Originally Posted by pup11
Mate a 360 is a ticking timebomb, no matter what you do it just breaks down, imo its just not worth it as a gamer to live under that tension that your gaming console could let you down anytime, PS3 is a far better console in terms of technology and realibilty, the PS3 gaming library is not exactly great atm but with time i am sure we would see things improving in that regard too, so PS3 is definitely a better long term option and not to forget PS3 also serves the purpose of a Blu-ray player.
It's disappointing at how unreliable the Xbox360 seems to be. But have a look at the price in Australia at the moment. You can get a 60gb Xbox360 plus 4 games for around $390, whereas a 80gb PS3 plus 2 games would set you back $680. There is a massive price difference.
On price alone I would be inclined to get the Xbox360. I've heard that they've improved the reliability of the console and the newly manufactured consoles don't break down as much as the older ones did. Hopefully this is true. Until then though, I'll probably stick to my PS2 and keep my money in my pocket for now.