Five reasons to stick with Xbox 360 -- and five reasons to ditch it for a PS3

Can't decide whether to trade in your Xbox 360 for a PS3 Slim? Read this...

Reasons To Ditch The Xbox 360 #1: RROD


To begin, let’s get the criminally obvious (and downright criminal) out of the way — without a doubt, the Red Ring of Death is the main reason to trade in your Xbox 360 for a PS3. Whether you believe the 54.2 per cent failure rate rumours or not, the fact remains that the Xbox 360 is a very unreliable console. Sure, the five-year extended warranty might be generous, but what happens after your console reaches this milestone? The prospect of dusting off your Xbox 360 for a quick retro fix down the road seems depressingly unlikely (meanwhile, our 30-year old Atari 2600 is still going strong).

While there are no concrete facts about the PS3’s failure rate, it is definitely a more stable machine than the Xbox 360. If you want a console that will last beyond its warranty, go for the Atari 2600. Er, we mean the PlayStation 3.

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