Gamers have argued throughout this entire generation, which started in 2005 with the 360 becoming the first 7th generation console released, and 'til this day the arguments continue. While both consoles claim to be superior to one another, both consoles are essentially the same. At their core they do the same things, which is play video games. Both consoles offer an online marketplace where you can purchase games, movies and other downloadable items. Both consoles also play games in high definition and support Wi-Fi, HDMI and Ethernet. They both play DVD movies and CD's and they both offer a solid online community where you can play games online and interact with other gamers all over the world. Generally in a nutshell they are actually the same console if you really think about it.