i did a little reading.
from what i can tell, from a hardware and performance perspective, neither console is /really/ better than the other.
oh, and the PS3's backwards compatability is emulator-based, and aparrently not gonna be that much better than the 360's
and i have drive specs.
Sony PS3 Blue-Ray:
1.5x speed, 9mb per sec read.
Microsoft Xbox 360 DVD
12x speed, 16mb per sec.
oh, and the ps3's controller won't have rumble capability.http://www.engadget.com/2005/03/27/sony-forced-to-stop-selling-dual-shock-controllers/
also, with this whole 1080p business, nobody's making games that go that high yet, even though that now, both consoles can support it.
not to mention that a lot of developers are utilising the same amount of graphical resources to bring a game to both the 360 AND PS3..
in reality, which is better than the other, is moot.