Originally Posted by Drek
MS played it safe on the hardware, Sony took some gambles that have now paid off quite well (GDDR5).
I think they said this last gen too, in theory. A lot of it rests on the development kit though, and what 3rd parties can make out of that. That's where xbox 360 shone vs ps3 even if the hardware was maybe technically inferior.
It's usually hard to tell which hardware approach is the best until developers really start to get their hands dirty.