Well after looking at what was available I purchased my first game console - an Xbox 360. I purchased th 20 gig version, with wireless internet, a second controller, added the cooler which runs pretty quiet, recieved a free copy of Call of Duty 2, and run games at 1080i on a 42" rear projection LCD Sony. I have to say I am impressed with how easy everything was to set up. I am still trying to figure out if I need a second account/game tag on the second controller or not for xbox live? Seems you can not use the same email account for the first gametag for the second - oh well I will figure it out. But overall I am very impressed with the product, the game selection, the graphic and audio (running through home theatre), the controllers, and the OS.