Things I don't care about Pre-order numbers Console Sales Software sales Anything else related to sales (I'm not making money off of this stuff)
Things I do care about OS Online Service Controller Games
The XBOX completely dominates the things I do care about category. The 360 took a dump all over the PS3 (still doing it). If history can tell me anything, the PS4 will start getting good right about the time the PS5 is going to come out. I have plenty of time to get one.
"Get a life! What? I'm a gamer, I have tons of lives."
the 360 being the X1's predecessor was a major reason for me to be inclined to stick with MS. Of course I had to see what the new consoles were offering once they were announced to see if I'd switch or see if I'd be picking them both up, but this was my first reason.
I kind of agree with you TC, just not to the extreme! I would say the PS3 easily bested the 360 overall in exclusives over the last few years. Though that said, I'd take Halo and Gears over any PS3 exclusive(maybe save MGS4) Between the Xbox 360 and PS3 this gen, I spent probably 90% of my time on the 360 in comparison to the PS3. PSN just seems basic and boring and Xbox Live always seemed more colorful and full of life. I also preferred the 360 pad to the DS3.