My sister's birthday is coming up, and my Mum's asked me to choose between an Xbox 360 and a Playstation 3. I know very little about them, other than the fact that they vary in game selection (one has exclusives the other does not, and vice versa?) and have different versions of the consoles (why?).
She's mostly into shooter games (loved playing GoldenEye and Perfect Dark on the N64) and adventure games like Mario. In terms of price, I understand the Xbox is cheaper, but that's not a huge issue here. What I'm having trouble with is deciding which console fits her needs as a gamer, and which will last longer in terms of entertainment value and durability.
Which console is better for her? I understand there's a lot of technological differences between the two, like the Blu-ray player and online gaming... which system has greater bang for your buck? Any major tech issues with either of them?