"This topic is truth. With a failure rate of over 50%, the 360 definitely had a substantial amount of numbers from the same people"
I'm on my third, purchased two. First one broke, got a replacement, that one broke. Found out they were not even giving you new systems, just refurbed old (ie: faulty, prone to the same problem) systems. So I got an Arcade. That one's getting kinda slow now. Might need to start saving up for the day I have to go get a slim because they sure as hell won't replace any old ones anymore.
My original model PS3 is built like a brick sh*thouse though. Never had any problems but one when I put a new HDD in, but it seemed to resolve itself. It is having trouble freezing up on movies though, but I think it's because I'm a smoker and that crap is absolutely terrible for the lenses on the disc drives. It's basically like foundry soot like my dad talked about at GM plants, where you could have a watch in your locker on the opposite end of the building and one day notice dirt UNDER the glass on the watch.
I like PS3 but I don't think the failure rate of 360 is a good argument. Many consider the failure rate of launch PS3s to be near 100%. Now, that's not within warranty. If 360 failure rates are within warranty period I guess it's more significant, but PS3s typically fail after 4-5 years, they last longer if you use them less, but the way they were developed, with cheaper components, eventually leads them to failure. It doesn't matter if you keep them ventilated properly or not. Eventually, they will fail. At least, most of them. If you still have a living phat PS3, either you hardly used it, or you're extremely lucky. The slim PS3s even have the same manufacturing problems, though because they use smaller architecture, they will probably last longer than phat PS3s on average.