been saving up for a next gen console and was leaning towards the xbox (unless the PS3 starts reducing its price.. which may happen soon if rumors are true).. but lately I've been pondering an Ipod Touch.. but to make it short Ipod touch uses - need a planner, probably use Ical. I study a lot of Japanese and there's tons of Japanese applications for it, dictionaries, study guides for tests, etc. I use my DS sometimes for it but there's only one program and its difficult to bring it out because it gets dismissed as a gaming portable. there's more potential for language learning since the touch has so many 3rd party apps. Also will use it for reading PDF and other document files from time to time. For fun uses, probably google earth, internet, occasional video and mp3s. i almost considered a netbook, but I already have a large laptop (with a pretty good video card) and not sure if I want two even if one is small. Xbox 360 - games I really really want to play: Ace combat 6, Over G fighters. would like to play: SF4, Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead, RE5 when its out. but I also have a crappy TV, one that has only an RF connector.. so I think I will have to buy a tv or monitor. (I only have a PS2 and I had to buy a convertor cable).