Re: Top 10 Reasons PS3 is Better than the Xbox
Miiiitch has covered most of the bases nicely so I'll try to tag on a few bits without repeating what he said.
First off, in point six you don't seem too fond of the inclusion of a blu-ray drive as it undoubtedly bumped up the price. But at the time of release the PS3 was cheaper than most of the good blu-ray players out there. It was an ideal way for gamers to upgrade to hi-def. It's still a bargain: only a few months ago I was buying a blu-ray home cinema system but found it was actually cheaper to but a DVD home cinema and a PS3 slim. I saved €200 and gained all the features of the PS3.
Most of the issues you raise in point five aren't actually problems at all. The slim comes with a wireless network adapter and the extra card readers in the front of the 60Gig model are all but obsolete. Nearly every gadget that uses them also has USB.
Point four is grand as long as you have a basic knowledge of HDDs. Sony had to make their console accessible for everyone and there are still a Hell of a lot of people that have zero technical know-how. Their console needs to be plug-and-play. A person can happily drive a car without a GPS but their console won't run too smoothly sans HDD.
Point two: I don't really care about the motion sensor in the controller. I do, however, enjoy not having to buy batteries or fork out for a charger pack
And finally, Miiiitch has shown that, extras included, the price between the current incarnations of the systems are not so different but you quoted the launch price of the PS3 and at that time to bring the 360 up to par required the Hi def drive which came out at €200.
Yes, you could have bought two Dell PCs for the same price. Good luck trying to run a decent game on them though