Originally Posted by pcweber111
Outside of the persistent ads box on many of the specific areas I'm not sure where you're getting that the PS3 XMB is any better than the 360 dash. The Dash gives you the option to immediately play the game in the disc drive or do a quick play right underneath it in the very first section, no traversing needed. If you want to go more in-depth to your library 3 right bumper presses gets you there . The XMB starts you on the store tab, gee I wonder what they're trying to get at. You have to navigate two columns over to the left before you can even start a game. Wanna do a quick play? Nah, just wade through the useless PS3 game folder and try to separate out the actual games you own from the demos you might have downloaded. Why Sony hasn't updated to separate out demos from actual games is beyond me. The new Metro dash is no worse than than the old blades either. In fact it's very similar in a lot of ways. Besides if you're really gonna complain just hit the guide button to bring back the old blades. I know some people who immediately do that and hardly ever use the actual dash if they're just playing a game and not wanting to mess with the other stuff. Funny, it's almost like MS knew that...
Well, the PS3 XMB certainly has some odd choices, its not especially configurable either, and their store is truly, impressively awful....the only thing under games, is my games. And it's free.....that counts for a lot. If ads are what it takes to make XBL free, I'm all for it.
I never really had an issue with performance on any of the dashes though. Ive heard stories of it taking minutes to load up a game library or show the home page, but Ive never seen anything even remotely like that, and I have like 100 games. The only dash that had poor performance to me was the first NXE.