My ps3 never broke but I always had problems with my xbox.
I had a problem with my original xbox but it took much, much longer then most. I played the shit out of that thing. I'm much happier with the newer one anyways. I have also had 2 PS3s, one of them worked great for awhile but then I got some freezing issues but it never went out completely. I traded it in for a newer one. Ended up selling it my buddy before he deployed to Japan. Just never bought a new one since I have my xbox. I agree the original xbox bugs were frustrating for alot of people. But those issues are gone now so no complaints.