I haven't owned a console since I has the a Nintendo 64 and the original XBox. I bought a PSP two or three years ago but sold it on eBay because I thought that the games were too dumbed down or something. It just didn't rock my world. (Maybe the games are better now?) Anyway, we are going to buy a HDTV soon and I might as well buy a game console too. What really set me off was that Madden 2009 wasn't made for the PC this year (EA IDIOTS!). I've been playing Madden 2008 in Boot Camp and it looks and runs great. I really like the Wii (some of their interactive games are quite interesting) but it doesn't play HD and I don't know if (but I suspect) the games for it are dumbed down from the PS3 or 360. So, I think, I have narrowed it my selection down to the Sony or MS. Are there any big differences between the two consoles? I know about one having Bluray and the other having the losing format so I'd give the nod to the Sony. My favorites games are sports simulations (like Madden, NCAA football, baseball, etc.) and maybe racing games (like rally racing) but I find that hard to play without steering wheels. Also, my nieces like playing kid games (back to the Wii?). Thanks!