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OT Question for Gamers: XBox 360 or PS3?

So I've been an owner of the PS and PS2.  When the PS3 came out I refused to spend so much $$ for a gaming system and have been sucking it up and using my PS2.  Problem is I'm ready for a next gen console and it appears that the PS3, while getting a bit cheaper, probably won't drop in price anytime soon.  In the meantime, Microsoft has come out with an XBox 360 arcade version that sells for only $200.  So I have a few questions for those of you in the know, so that you may help me decide which system to get: in other words, spend the $200 on the XBox, splurge on the PS3, or wait it out some more.

My gaming interests are as follows: I like the multiplatform sports games (Baseball, College Football, Soccer, Hockey) and like role playing stuff, most notably the Grand Theft Auto series (GTA IV did not come out for the PS2).  All I will use the system for is gaming.  So even though I know the PS3 has won the DVD battle with XBox by virtue of Blu Ray, I'm not going to switch to buying Blu Ray discs and wouldn't want to burn out my PS3 with Blu Ray playing anyway.  I also am not a big fan of an online gaming and do not plan on using this feature for either system.  I've heard that most multiplatform games play better on XBox than on the PS3 b/c developers develop for the XBox first and make adjustments for the PS3.  I've also heard that as of now XBox graphics are better but that eventually some game developer will exploit all the PS3 potential. Are either of these claims true?

So I would greatly appreciate any feedback from those of you who know. Thanks in advance.

P.S. Not a big fan of the Wii so that's not an option for me.

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