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I finally bought my PS3 yesterday, and now that I've had some time to use it, I have to say I'm very impressed. First, the outside of the machine is much more appealing in person than in any picture I've seen on the internet. It's the shiniest thing in my room right now, and as corny as that sounds, it just looks damn sexy. It's also much lighter than I heard, and it's SIGNIFICANTLY quieter than my 360 right next to it. I can barely tell it's on. Of course, what it lacks in noise it makes up for in heat, but I guess I'd rather have a system that vents it's heat out than keep it in and crash. While I have to say that I think the 360's system interface is a little better and more intuitive, the PS3's doesn't get in the way as much and it's easier to zoom straight to what you want. Above all, though, what I was most impressed with about the system itself (ignoring the games) are the universal inputs. If I lost or damaged my power cord for my 360, I'm up a creek until I send in for a new one from Microsoft (more $$). With the PS3, they were smart enough to make the power cord your standard one that you probably have extra of for your PC or computer monitor. Great thinking on Sony's part. They also added a wireless adapter standard inside the system, which I love, and the Bluetooth support is wonderful.
The only game I bought right away was Resistance, but from the little I've played so far, it's awesome. It runs extremely smooth, and the graphics are great. While I still absolutely love my 360, I have to say that I underestimated the PS3 a lot. It's so much better than the press it's getting (which luckily is going away for the most part), and had I had the ability to actually get my hands on one sooner (and I don't mean the kiosks at Target or whatever, but an actual system in my hands) I no doubt would have bought one much sooner.
Schutzbar - Human Warrior - Windrunner Alliance - World of Warcraft
Nihilanth - Kerra Paladin - Blackburrow - EverQuest II
XBL Gamertag - Eagle15GT