On gaming consoles.

From The Official Microsoft Blog

Entering the seventh year of its lifecycle, Xbox 360 just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the hit digital entertainment system, selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday.

Very impressive.

I've been thinking about getting a new console lately. I used to own an XBOX 360 but it went belly up on me a about a year ago. (the famous red ring of death, about 5 months after the warranty expired) and now I'm doubting wether I should get an XBOX again or give the Playstation 3 a try?I haven't done any online gaming on consoles so I'm not sure wether I'll want to use XBOX Live (which is payed) or not.

All arguments for one or the other are welcome :)