I owned both PS3 and X360, and I was very very happy with them ! Games like Uncharted 1,2 and 3, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, KillZone 2, LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2, God of War 3, The Last of Us, MGS4, GTA4 and 5, RDR, Batman : Arkham City, Bioshock, BioShock Infinite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Far Cry 3, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dead Space, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Fallout3, Heavy Rain, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Gears of War 1 and 2(the ones I loved), Halo 3, Assassin's Creed 2, just to name some, have really kept me very busy and thrilled me...I think the quality of the software for both Consoles was some of the best of any generation, at least one of my most favourite Gen since I started playing videogames, on Atari 2600, then Mattel Intellivision
Who of you remember the infinite debate about which one was more graphically impressive between Uncharted2 and Gears2 ?! Uncharted2 had some of the best detailed textures and breathtaking settings , while Gears 2 had a more constant texture work. I was so impressed by both, even though Uncharted 2 really touched my heart; I also played U2 MP and U3 MP to death, mostly the Co-op adventure and Arena, and ranked number 40 in the World, I was addicted to it, to the point I started having problems with my wife
And what about GTAIV PS4 VX X360 ? The more "natural" look of the PS3 Version VS the sharper image quality and more detailed textures of X360 Version. I remember that most multiplatform games were better on the MS console, and only close to the end of the generation PS3 started to show a very good quality in multiplat, like in GTA5, Bioshock Infinite, and others.
From a selling numbers point of view, Sony had to release the PS3 Slim to recover the lost terrain with X360, winning in Europe at the end of the generation VS Wii and X360, while X360 won in NA, and Wii won in Japan and in the Global.
It was hard for Sony in the beginning and for at least 3 years since the Launch, then the Slim model helped Sony to be very competitive again.
It's been a very exciting generation where nothing was taken for granted, and the forces on the field have changed for all competitors along the generation.
So, in the end I would like to ask you only 3 questions :
1) Which console did you own, PS3, X360 or both ?
2) Which console had the better hardware and development environment ?
3) Your Top 5 Games list of the Gen.
I owned both; still not sure which one had the better hardware and development environment; PS3 harder to develop for with a very very powerful Cell, X360 more friendly to develop for with a more powerful and sofisticated GPU. I don't know, maybe 360 considering all the effort Devs had to put on PS3 along the years to close the Gap with the MS console.
And finally my Top 5 Games List :
1)Uncharted2 for both SP and MP / The Last of Us (I can't decide)