So, When this all started I wanted a PS3, then a Wii and I swore I'd never buy an xBox 360. Funny how it worked out. I bought a 360 last summer/spring after realizing Sony was jerking people around and being sick of waiting. All of my friends were getting one and having fun playing multiplayer while I held out for my PS3. I then bought a Wii on the day it was released here in the States. Nearly everyone I know was after one of those too. I finally bought a PS3 this weekend. I have one friend who waited all night to get his PS3. He plays resistance and all his old PS2 games on it. He finally convinced me since I had given my PS2 away months ago, and really wanted to play God of War II. Funny that the main reason I would finally buy a PS3 was for a PS2 game. HAHAHA. So here are my opinions on each system so far: 360: For a system I was so dead-set against. It is definitely my favorite at the moment. The Live system is pretty awesome and nearly flawless. I love the way you never leave the interface for anything xBox related. It all just works and seems very intuitive. It definitely has the lead as far as games go. My main criticism is it needs for action/platformer/RPGs. I love my Rainbow Six, Gears of War, GRAW, COD, Prey, etc, but there is definitely more choice in that category than any other (as far as quality A-list games go). The controller is awesome and I love how it fits in the hand. All the triggers feel robust and smooth and it has a good weight. I also find it ironic that it can interface with the Mac better than any of the other systems at the moment. If Steve would just open up fairplay, I might actually use one of these as a media center. I'm not nuts about the size of the harddrive, and I'm miffed that it will cost me nearly 200.00 to get a bigger one (that's not THAT big either). Love the wireless steering wheel from microsoft. The force feedback is superb, and the build quality might be some of the bet I've seen. The wireless headset is nice as well. Fit's comfortably, and sounds great. easy to connect with few drops. Has a good set of "gotta have em" games. Wii: I love my Wii. It's tons of fun. Especially with company over. The controls are awesome and the build quality is great. I love the virtual console and it makes for some great nostalgia. The interface is very intuitive, and the navigation simple to learn and be comfortable with. I love me some Zelda and I do think that Nintendo is suffering from a very slow start on the games front. I got Rayman, Super Monkey Ball, Wario, Zelda and WiiPlay. Aside from Zelda, the only ones I'm still playing are Wario and Wii Sports when friends or family are over. (though metal slug may change that) I'm really bummed that there are no online games yet. I really like that online games have brought back that feeling from when I was a kid and had three friends on my street that would all get together for an all-nighter and play videogames till dawn. Online let's me do that again even though my friends live in other states or even other countries now. Nintendo needs to not take online play lightly. That and they need to ditch the 400 digit friend codes. I know that once Paper Mario, Metroid, Super Smash Brothers, Mario, etc are out I'll be loving it, but again I'm worried that I'm not seeing THAT many third party games that I just can't wait for. There is the one online war/battlefield game (the name escapes me) that's supposed to be online and I'm really excited for that, but they haven't even mentioned a release date yet. All that aside, the Wii is filling the nintendo need I always have and it does let me play my old gamecube games flawlessly. It's also a good "quick game" source of fun. I can just play a little here and there and it's all good. PS3: As I said, I finally broke down and bought this puppy when my pal got God of War and I no longer had my PS2. I also felt bad that my best friend had no friends to play resistance with online. Sad thing is, once I started up resistance, It just seemed, well, meh. It's a good enough game and all, but I don't feel like I HAVE to play it. I mean. It's like COD2 or 3 with aliens, only not quite and fun online. And after Gear of War on the 360, it's hard to get all worked up about resistance. The framerate is amazing however. Motorstorm is actually quite a bit more fun than I expected. The AI is a bit annoying and the catch-up drives me even more nuts than most other racing games, but the degree of freedom and the feel and control of the game is great. There is a real sense of chaos thanks to the physics. There aren't enough tracks, and the game is a bit short. The online is fun though. The HDMI run through DVI to my Dell 24" is fracking amazing looking however. Even better than the VGA from my xBox. I have problems getting my PS2 Component cables to work though. for some reason I can't get a signal to display at all through component to the Dell. I really do like the crossbar interface for the first few levels of navigation, but it feels like nothing is ever consistent after that. The store sucks and feels like a weak web-site (which it is i think) where as the xBox live store feels so tight and keeps you within the 360 interface experience. Sony needs to work on this. I really do love the main interface though. Love the larger hardrive and that I can replace it easily. Actually ripped a few cd's already. Wish there was a way (as with the 360) to interface with my mac. Love the bluetooth connectivity and the memory card slots that aren't restricted to MemoryStick only. Runs MUCH quieter than my 360, as well as not having a giant brick attached to it via power cable. ha. love the integration with my PSP as well... I want sony to do more with that for sure. The controller is ok, but one thing I have realized is you shouldn't have a system without rumble anymore. At first I didn't think i was going to be an issue, but then I realized there were some subtle cues missing. For instance, when I'm being hit from the side in resistance and ten other things are going on, I'm not necessarily separating the red flashes from all the other chaos. The rumble feature normally clues you in in a situation like that. I also think racing games are more immersive with it. I never thought of rumble as a must have until I went without it. Overall: I am definitely under-whelmed so far with games, I find it very easy to leave the PS3 to go play 360 or even Wii. And since it's the new and shiny gadget, that shouldn't be the case, especially after costing my ass 600.00 bucks pre-game. I see the potential and I am very excited about future games, but feel that Sony should be watching Microsoft very closely as far as their online experience. I do like the system, but after having the 360 and the Wii, don't find myself just foaming at the mouth for any of the current games. A system should have a least a couple amazing games within the first 6 friggin months. Conclusion: I count myself lucky to be able to own all three systems (as well as a DS lite and PSP) and really do look forward to playing games on all three, but I do see where the PS3 is stumbling a bit at the moment. Sony needs to kick it up a bit and give us a little more incentive. Nintendo needs to get us some more games as well, and simplify my friends system. Microsoft just needs to focus on a bit more variety in games types. Hope these were helpful/informative to someone who may be looking to make a purchase. Cheers, Technocoy.