This is extremely important because both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 want to be the center of your living room. And while both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 have multimedia and hi-def support, neither one is really ready to be the center of the living room. The Playstation 3 is as much a multimedia device as it is a gaming device so it was a little closer from the get go. But the Xbox 360 combined with Xbox Live has one of the best online market places to ever hit a console system. So, as you can see it could be touch and go for a while.
Still, the addition of IPTV to the Xbox 360 is going to put Microsoft and the Xbox 360 ahead of the “center of the living room” title bout. I am anxious to see what Sony has planned long term for the Playstation 3 and also to see if they will follow through.