Huh... this is an interesting one. The PS3 looks awfully nice - but the 360 is undoubtedly more utilitarian. Fingerprints, etc are going to abound on the shiny surface. That said, it looks very, very impressive. The cables the PS3 comes with are chit. I mean, total bs. No component cables, no HDMI cable. Just the standard AV cable. They don't even make a PS3 component cable yet, so right away, for hi-def content you gotta drop the cash for an HDMI cable. That and, HDMI to DVI means, no sound. However, the way they get the sound to run from the standard PS3 out is pretty easy actually, so I'm fine with that. Firstly, Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD. Can not tell the difference. Both look fine, both sound fine. However, did anyone notice that Blu-Ray discs actually cost more than HD-DVDs? The Transporter 2 at Best Buy was 35 freaking dollars. Gross. I haven't found an HD-DVD yet that's more than 25. So that could be a thing. Interface: My friend noted that the interface was very Japanese in style, and to tell the truth, I kind of like it. Feels somehow... more solid than the 360s, if that makes any sense. The controller: I mean, seriously. The sixaxis (which is the lamest name ever) weighs nothing. I mean.... c'mon, make it feel a little more controller-like. Graphics - GoW vs. R:FoM: Firstly, I loved Gears of War. It's dialogue is cheesy macho stuff, which is great; it's intense, and it's very, very fun, and the graphics are quite good. But R:FoM's graphics are somewhere in the vacinity of "insane" - that And I actually liked the controls more than I thought I was going to. The joysticks aren't bad at all. I still think GoW is more fun, and more innovative in terms of your interaction with the enviornment (you don't open doors - you kick 'em open! You don't take cover behind a wall - you SLAM into the wall to take cover) - but FoM is a great indication of what the PS3 is capable of. The frame rate is so high. Someone mentioned before, "Most people say that 360 has better games now, to which I say so what?" I'm sorry, but having better games now IS a thing. Plus, I'm not a Viva Pinata person, but I like the idea that the 360 is branching out in terms of content. XBox games have more appeal to me than PS2 games (but actually, that's just a personal thing), but that was mainly because of multiplayer options. So we'll see how the PS3 does. Btw, the PS3 is much, much quieter than the 360. So there you go. I don't know if the PS3 is going to catch up with the 360. The PS2 cost half as much as the PS3, and although it comes with the Blu-ray player - let's face it: some people just aren't going to care. It's nice to have the option to get it without and save 200 bucks. Believe it or not, I see these systems being able to coexist. I really do - but hey, what do I know.