When you buy a new console you have to think about the following: available features, past games, present games, future games, reliability, and cost of ownership. After some research and thinking, you will see that in the year 2009 and beyond, Xbox 360 is simply a bad choice compared to the PS3.
Features: PS3 wins
This Elite bundles gives you two cheap, mediocre games. The PS3 on the other hand, gives you a Blu-ray player, built-in Wi-Fi, 7.1 surround sound support, more advanced HDMI support, and more.
Past games: Xbox 360 wins.
Xbox 360 has better games from 2005 to 2007. These are Xbox 360's glory days. This is because Xbox 360 has a one year head start and the PS3 presented early programming difficulties for developers. It should be noted, too, that games released in 2005 to 2007 now look old and dated compared to the likes of Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 2, and Uncharted 2 on the PS3.
Present games: 2008 to 2009: PS3 wins
Multiplatform games look a tiny, tiny bit better on Xbox 360, but the differences are so insignificant that game critics score PS3 and Xbox 360 versions the same. However, PS3 exclusives tend to look better, sound better, and receive higher critical acclaim. Uncharted 2 on the PS3 is now receiving a 97% average rating among 24 publications! In fact, PS3 has the two highest rated HD exclusive games: Uncharted 2 and LittleBigPlanet.
Future games: PS3 wins.
The PS3 is a more powerful console using higher capacity disks (Blu-ray) while Xbox 360 is less powerful and uses lower capacity disks (last-generation DVD). In light of current games and console capabilities, the PS3 has a brighter future than Xbox 360. If you want to play games with the best graphics, the best sounds, the most content (due to Blu-ray disks), the largest multilayer shooters, or the most MMOs, you have no choice but the PS3. Furthermore, if you want games that make you feel like playing a blockbuster movie (Metal Gear Solid4, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain ), then the PS3 is the best.
Reliabilty: PS3 wins.
We all know that Xbox 360 is still the most unreliable console in the market, Jasper or not. After 3 years, owners of Xbox 360 are more likely to have to pay for repairs than owners of other consoles.
Cost of Ownership: PS3 wins
Owners of Xbox 360 are more likely to pay higher costs for accessories: Wi-Fi, hard-disk drives upgrades, batteries for controllers. They also have to pay $50 a year just to play online. Paying for repairs after 3 years of ownership must also be considered. Microsoft seems to do everything possible to nickle and dime their customers. Cost of ownership is something you must consider if you want to buy this bundle for kids.
So all in all, this bundle does nothing to make Xbox 360 a better choice than the PS3 slim.