The ps3 launched for $200 more than the xbox 360. Third party games ran like shit on it. It was supposed to be all powerful, but the $200 cheaper and weaker xbox 360 to this day gets better ports.
Maybe it's the mob mentality of the average person on the Internet. Oh no, it's big bad Microsoft. It's cool to hate Microsoft right?
To this day? first if you brought the $200 cheaper 360 at launch it has probably red-ringed by now, the ports, especially the Unreal engine ones were shitty for a while, but that is not the case anymore, if fact most of the 2013 multiplatform games ran better on the PS3.
It is cool to hate, because Microsoft actively fucks with their own consumers, by paying devs to release what were supposed to be PC/Multiplatform games exclusively on the 360 and bloating our PCs with crapware like GFWL.
(Windows is a Microsoft product, its users are Microsoft consumers)
Behind the curtains, Windows 8 is much, MUCH better than 7.
All you gotta do to enjoy the awesomeness of windows 8 is to avoid metro/modern at any costs, and it is all completely avoidable, so if you don't upgrade because of front-end-microsoft-bs, you are stupid.