I prefer the 360 over the other choices out there due to title selection and the fact that I can use it as a media center. The PS3 is a badass machine but there is really no such thing as exclusive titles for Sony anymore. Well none that I am really wanting to play. If I had the cash Id own a 360 and a PS3 but funds don't allow it. As for the cost of XBL I was a poor ass college kid who had a WoW account and an Everquest account I was pumped as hell when I found out I had to play 50 bucks a year for online play.