PS3's constant updates that are needed yet their DL rates are slow as Christmas is one issue. And the online seems like a ghost-town. It's just better. You'd have to play both to notice, I suppose. Or play XBL for a while then try PS3. It's free for a reason. And it's a good deal as free... I'm constantly disconnected when going wireless. Though I can't complain much because the wireless is built in- it just isn't very good. I'd say you'd be perfectly happy with either if you just chose one. But I doubt you'd be happier with ps3 if you started out on 360.