I would say that Microsoft chose to limit access to its systems and that meant that the 360 never got a browser. I personally do not think it is important and one day if somebody figures a way to infect a browser packing console at least it will be unaffected. Microsoft are of course introducing internet integration but in a very controlled way.
I have used the browser on the PS3 and it does the job. I think most would agree they would use a PC over the built in browser but not everyone has the luxury. This is obviously a selling point for the PS3. At some point it will no doubt be comprimised in some small way. That said I think the risks are relatively small and as they patch the systems regularly hopefully they would keep the bulk of the userbase out of the loop.
Viruses are interesting in so much as only a couple of years ago the Email was the spreader of choice I just analysed 3 months worth company email and for the first time ever we did not receive an email virus for the entire 3 month period (this was a Branch office but still the first time). This does however highlight the migration to the web which now means this is the new battle ground. Currently all popular browsers are bing caught out regularly so it is some small concern. I do not know the PS3 security architecture but I would imagine it has a relatively low exposure compared to a PC or Mac.
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