Right, so got a new xbox 360 on a Zavvi deal on Sat, just because I want to play Rez HD. So, with all the PS3 v xbox 360 debates on here, I thought i'd pass on my thoughts.
The xbox is much noisier than the PS3. In fact, I sold my 60gb PS3 before xmas as the fan noise was really annoying me- but the 360 fan is stupidly loud.
The menu system on the 360 isn't as logical as the PS3 setup- many issues were far from easy to resolve- setting up vibration, playing xvids, etc.
The power brick is stupidly big, and gets really warm.
OMG, no wifi? why not- the DS and PSP have wifi!
The sound is much better than a PS3- games like Burnout sound amazing through my HDTV, less so on the PS3.
Games are really cheap as they've been around longer. I picked up Burnout Revenge and THPS American Wasteland for £22 which is great value.
Looks great through the HDMI port, and the Jeff Minter visualisation thingy for music is brilliant.
Games are still really expensive, even second hand.
The release schedule for games seems really slow- one of the reasons I sold my PS3, will def be getting one again when Midnight Club LA comes out though.
Motorstorm- still the best game i've ever played, but the delay for loading up new vehicles is insane.
Wifi included out of the box.
Some amazing games, even from the launch titles.
Blu Ray looks awesome.
We still get a bad deal compared to other PS3 sales area.
In conclusion, i'm really happy with the 360, but the PS3 still has the edge for me. Having said that, at less than £200 for a 360 premium with HDMI, it's a great second console now, with cheap second hand games that look and play fantastically.