Ahh, the great Microsoft XBox360 Premium console.
I have also been a Sony fan boy myself, and was thinking about getting myself a PlayStation 3. Well, searching online, I read some pretty good reviews on the Xbox 360. They were good enough to convince me so that I would go out and by the console.
Well, guess what? IT'S AWESOME!
Let me start with the picture quality. I recently purchased a Sony Bravia 32" with HDMI capability. Gladly, my Xbox 360 was a newer console with the HDMI port. It was as simple as plugging one end to the TV and another end to the Xbox 360. The picture is CRISP and CLEAR so much that it's extremely realistic.
The sound quality is also amazing. With surround sound, this system sounds amazing.
The game selection is very broad (I chose Rainbow Six: Vegas by Ubisoft) as my first game. Great games are out for this console, including: Gears of War, Halo 3, Forza Motorsport 2, and many, many others. The only thing is that the Xbox 360 lacks a broad range of RPG (Role Playing Game) titles, focusing mainly on FPS (First Person Shooters). Other than that, this console is awesome.
The controller is amazingly comfortable and fits in your hands like a charm. I purchased a black skin covering for mine, for better grip when you get into those sweaty, suspenseful video game situations.
The online gameplay is amazing. Although Xbox Live does cost $50 a year, roughly, it is totally worth it. Talking to others online is awesome, and gives it an edge. Also, the user friendliness of the console makes it easier for new gamers to play this console.
The only downside to this console that I can see is the LOUD fans. Also, the reports online of the console overheating (I don't see how that can be with such powerful fans), had me starting to go away from getting the console.
I'm glad I went through with it because now I am extremely happy I got the console.
Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself!