1) How does the PS3 handle?
It handles well, when games are designed with the PS3 in mind. Some people complain of slower frame rates on certain games (EA Sports games, etc.) when compared to the 360. The majority of people will not notice the reduction of frame rate. That should be fixed in future games anyways. Rumble for the controller was just announced, but not released yet.
2) Do you believe that it won't be able to handle any of the games that the X360 can?
Physically the PS3 can handle any game the 360 can, for the most part. The problem is, they are different machines. If you program for 1 it is time consuming to port it to the other. With Microsoft's large install base, it makes fiscal sense to design with the 360 in mind 1st, and PS3 second. Refer to the complaints about EA's new games.
3) How is the game selection?
The 360 has an enormous game selection. The PS3's is the smallest of all 3 consoles. As far as future exclusive releases, the PS3 is dwarfed by both the 360 and the Wii.
4) How is the warranty?
Good. From what I have read, anytime anyone has a problem, Sony takes care of it fast. However, the PS3 rarely has any problems. It is a very sturdy machine.
5) Is the Multi-Player free or does it cost a monthly subscription?
Multiplayer is free. Sony charges for added content, which could potentially be a multiplayer map not included with the original game.
6) What is your favorite highlight about having a PS3? (Other then the Blu-ray drive.)
I don't own one, so I cannot make a fair assessment. But, I would have to say the exclusive games would be the biggest draw for me, to purchase one.
7) How does the PS3 controller differ from the X360 other then the visual appearance?
The PS3 controller is archaic, in the sense it was designed a long time ago, and hasn't changed much since. When Microsoft designed the Original Xbox Controller (Duke), they spent a lot of time and money on research, to make it as comfortable as possible for long gaming sessions. Because of old habits, many people preferred the controllers designed for people with smaller hands (The 'S'). The 360 controller is an improvement of their design.
8) Add anything else that I have missed, such as performance, video, ect.
The 360 has more games to play than the PS3. And, it most likely always will. If you buy a PS3 you will enjoy the benefits of both consoles. If you purchase another 360, you will be able to setup system link games. Both scenarios have their positives and negatives. I do not think with either purchase you will be unhappy.
If you are considering owning a separate console, simply for friends, I may suggest considering owning a Wii. The reason being, it is simple in nature, and it is more of a group oriented console.
One of the nice things about this generation, is all 3 companies have put together a machine that can cater to many people, depending on their wants. All 3 have their pluses and minuses.
Edited by throwingks, 24 September 2007 - 01:14 PM.