Tapping into media files on the PC has always been an appreciated feature for the PlayStation 3, but for video pack rats it's been missing that special something and we'd wager that something was DivX playback/decoding. DivX support is reportedly being planned for the Xbox 360, and it appears the folks behind the video codec itself have all but confirmed development for PS3 implementation.
DivX decoding support will come via system software update scheduled for release in the "near future". PS3 game developers can will also be able tap into DivX technology thanks to the recent Software Development Kit update for the platform.
The reason I tipped this off (although this is from nov. 13th):
The PS3 will be a divx certified device. That means that the ps3 will be able to STORE and PLAY divx files.
The 360 justs STREAMS (plays) divx files from a non-internal source (cd / dvd, external HDD, media center pc, mac, etc.)
You can't store divx on the 360's hdd.
That's why I brought up this news again, to make an additional point to the xbots who say the 360 is now superior in terms of media capability.