Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar
xBox user can mod their system.. Sony doesn't allow it and infact ban those who do so thats an added benifit for xBox owners.
Don't know where you're getting this from -- Microsoft has been banning people with modded Xbox consoles from XBL for several years now.
As for the PSN situation, it's entirely Sony's own doing. They decided to attack the hacker community head-on without bracing for the inevitable backlash.