So last week I purchased my first game console that was not made by Nintendo. I've wanted a PS3 for a while, and I was finally able to find one for a decent price on eBay. I was fortunate enough to find a CECHE01 model, which supports PS2 games as well as PS1.
Anyway, here's why I chose a PS3 as my first non-Nintendo console:
More Reliable Hardware
Nearly everyone I know who owns a 360 has experienced the dreaded Red Ring of Death. That's not something I want to deal with. I don't care how good Microsoft's customer service is. I don't want to settle back for a nice evening of gaming, only to have my experience ruined by the 360's shoddy hardware. Besides, I'm the kind of gamer who likes to hang on to his old consoles. What's going to happen 10 years from now when Microsoft has dropped support of the 360? I don't want to be left with a dead console. More Games That I Want to Play
I can't think of a single 360 exclusive that highly interests me. That's a fact. Pretty much everything on the 360 that interests me is also on the PS3. The PS3 also has exclusives such as MGS4 and LBP. It turns out that even the "ZOMG 360 EXCLUSIVE" MGS Rising is going to be multi platform, which is awesome.
Also. I specifically chose a CECHE01 model because I want to play PS2 games on my PS3. I still do not understand why the hell all PS3s are not fully backwards compatible from the get-go. Seriously, what the hell? It would add value to the PS3, and I would likely have bought one sooner. I think the Wii is the only current-gen console that got backwards compatibility right.
Anyway, I'm pretty happy with my purchase. Right now I'm playing MGS4, LBP, and Bioshock. I'm really enjoying those. What other games do you think I should try out?