-The newer versions runner quieter and dont over heat like the first gen models... I have a first gen and have no problems. My bro and couple other friends have the newer model and have had no heating problems.
-The intercooler isnt made by microsoft and is being my by 3rd parties.
-Who cares about Hd dvd, the console is made for gaming
-Microsoft said it would consider using bluray if the gamers demanded it, but its not 100% comfirmed. HOw is Microsoft owned when its out selling the ps3?? I seem to recall the ps3 vs the xbox 360 games, it seems the xbox runs smoother has less lag issues, better online interface. I have yet to see one game rated better on the ps3 then the xbox 360 (same game).. Remember, also Madden 08 runs at 60fps on 360, vs 30fps on the ps3 which means it runs alot smoother, gameplay is better.
I have a ps3 and xbox 360, that thing sits in the dust. I use the Wii alot more thne the ps3.
Gonna buy a 360 soon and I'll prolly only get 1 game. So... what's a must-have game? Right now I'm assuming Halo 3. Need something with good reply value. Rock Band/GH are already on my PS3 so those are out.
If you want a good shooter get Call of duty 4 or Halo 3. The new Splinter Cell, RainbowSix are due out spring, and Ghost Recon fall.