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X360 or PS3?

I own both (as well as a very underused Wii).
Historically, i’ve invested far more into the X360 than the PS3 both in terms of buying games and actual game time.
Most of my friends also own X360’s so back when I had lots of free time for gaming, I spent time playing online over the fantastic Xbox Live network.
There is also the small matter of the ongoing gamerpoint competition.  It seemed ridiculous back when we all started out with X360s a couple of years back but we ended up getting hooked into trying to beat out each others scores.
This meant that when a game is multi-platform (as most are these days), I get the X360 version because of the achievement points.  Sad but true!
I have only four games for the PS3 (2 downloaded from PSN), Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Zombie Apocalypse (PSN) and Wipeout (PSN).
However, having since gotten an even MORE time intensive job as well as marriage, my game time has slipped dramatically.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contemplating moving to the PS3 as my sole gaming entertainment provider but I’m not sure I’m ready to take the plunge.
With todays release of FIFA 2010, I’m tempted take the chance and go with PS3.  However that means limiting my online play to strangers and my 360 owning friends pull further away on the gamerpoint front..
Decisions, decisions..

Yes, I know this is an oft talked about topic but I don’t mean it in a “Which is better?”, fanboy way.
I own both (as well as a very, very under used Wii) but historically, i’ve invested far more into the X360 than the PS3 both in terms of buying games and actual game time.
I’m trying to decide if I should continue with the almost 100% support of the X360 platform or whether the time has come for me to start moving over to PS3…

Most of my friends also own X360’s so back when I had lots of free time for gaming, I spent time playing online over the fantastic Xbox Live network. (XBL, gamerpoints and marketplace really are the differentiator between the two platforms but I’ll save that commentary for another post..)

There is also the small matter of the ongoing gamerpoint competition.  It seemed ridiculous back when we all started out with X360s a couple of years back but we ended up getting hooked into trying to beat out each others scores.

This meant that when a game is multi-platform (as most are these days), I get the X360 version because of the achievement points.  Sad but true! Contrast the 30 odd games I have for 360 (my total games played count is around 70) with the fact that I have only four games for the PS3 (2 of them downloaded from PSN): Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Zombie Apocalypse (PSN) and Wipeout (PSN).

However, the last 18 months or so have seen me get an even MORE time intensive job as well as marriage, meaning my game time has slipped dramatically.  I don’t think I’ve played online with anyone I know for nearly a year.  We used to regularly hit Rock Band or Guitar Hero online, FIFA and PES (before it sucked) along with the co-op story mode features of GoW and Halo 3.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been contemplating moving to the PS3 as my sole gaming entertainment provider but I’m not sure I’m ready to take the plunge.  With todays release of FIFA 2010, I’m tempted take the chance and go with PS3.  However that means limiting my online play to strangers and my leaving my 360 owning friends to pull further away on the gamerpoint front..

Do give it a go on the PS3 and just see how often I find my self thinking “I should have stuck with X360” or should I stick to what I know and keep the PS3 for exclusives only?

Decisions, decisions..

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