Manja wrote:This may be a Sony hater saying this.. But, the PS3 system and games just seem too expensive to be practical.
Here's the problem I have. The $400 360 and the $250 Wii get lumped together as the "cheaper" systems despite their $150 difference, yet the $500 PS3 (which is still technically and featurally superior to the $400 360 so it's certainly a fair comparison) is deemed "too expensive" because it is $100 more. Is there some magical "too expensive" barrier that makes $150 less than $100?
One question for the OP is do you have or plan on getting an HDTV? If you don't then the graphics difference won't be as big from the Wii to the 360/PS3 and the PS3's blu-ray player won't be an advantage for you, whereas if you do have an HD set the blu-ray player is a tremendous bargain at only $100 more than the 360.
I have a 360, and while Xbox live is phenominal the game demos and videos are fun and all, but after the novelty wore off I've been pretty bored with it. I have Gameznflix (mail in rental service) and honestly I can't find a game to rent that I really enjoy outside the sports games (which should be pretty much the same across all consoles). Even the hits (GRAW, POGR, etc) haven't impressed me. The console seems too focused on first person shooters and while that's my favorite genre, there's no way I'm playing them on a console with a controller when I have a PC that will play them. If you haven't got a game capable PC, enjoy FPS games, and can stand the controller during FPS games then the 360 is probably a good choice.