One thing that the Xbox 360 had going for it, in a media sense, was that Netflix was a native app. You didn’t need a disc to do any Instant Streaming. Sony and Nintendo have caught up with Microsoft (on the same day, no less, leading it probably to be a time-restricted instead of OS-restricted development), allowing gamers to install the Netflix app. On the PlayStation 3, just go to the Video part of the XMB and download it (no need to load up the shop), and on the Wii, go to the Wii Shop and get your free download.
Sure, Netflix isn’t an integral part of a video game console, but it’s turning out to be a part of the multimedia systems that consoles are becoming. Xbox 360 gets to keep it’s enhanced Netflix features (Party Mode), while PS3 and Wii get to ditch the disc. Wii owners, also, now have a way to watch media on the system without any disc; unlike Microsoft and Sony, they have no native video store.
Let me get caught up on some things, and I’ll check out the PS3’s Netflix app now. With all three consoles, I tend to default to my PS3 for media playback anyway.