Yes, we know the Xbox 360 is trying take over your living room as a dedicated entertainment hub – but did you know that Sony’s PlayStation 3 “isn’t as good of an entertainment console?” According to Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, everybody knows that.
Speaking to AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka, he and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft’s entertainment focused LA Studios Nancy Tellem spoke about the Xbox 360’s transition "from a gaming console to an entertainment console."
"Yes, we started with video games, but we have been on a journey to make Xbox the center of every household’s entertainment," says Mehdi, claiming that The PS3 "isn’t as good of an entertainment console" — something he believes that "everybody knows"
Funnily enough while Xbox is trying so hard to focus on entertainment, I really feel that the Kinect-driven interface is holding them back. I use Netflix on both consoles, and the PS3 version is far, far superior – offering better video quality and a much more intuitive interface (one that’s essentially the same on the Wii U). Others seem to think so too, because according to Netflix, the PS3 is the machine most used for that purpose.
Of course it helps that PS3 users don;t need gold accounts just to use a service they’re already paying for.