Xbox 360 isn't a gaming console, it's a media centre device with the ability of playing HD films, music, stream, internet browser and much more.
PS3 is too, but it's not too widely spread as it is Xbox 360.
Microsoft back in 2011 released a newer Xbox Media Remote:
And the older Xbox Media Remote of 360:
I have both remotes (the white one came with the HD-DVD Player) but only use the black one for my Xbox 360 Slim and TV.