Personally, I’m looking into the long term of this current generation of systems. Currently I own a PS2 and a Wii (Wii = Zzzzz) and I’m making a serious effort in researching the futures of both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, as I am only buying ONE of the two systems. In my opinion, Xbox 360 is #1 in the US for the “hardcore” gamer. However, given the track records of both Microsoft and Sony, the Blu-Ray, the “pc warehouse” construction of the Xbox 360, the fact that most all Xbox games can be bought for the PC, and that the potential of the PS3 has yet to be tapped. I’m very confident that the PS3 will come out on top in the long run. As far as prices, yeah…on the surface the Xbox 360 is less expensive, but take this into consideration. #1 Want Wi-Fi? I personally do. If you get a 360 Elite, take 450.00 + 100.00 for the Wi-Fi Adaptor. Then take the montly fee’s Microsoft is charging for their online support and if you want a massive HD expect an 75% mark up on what it should cost…Hmmm, doesn’t look like the Xbox 360 is less expensive after all. What it really comes down to is games, and what kind you like…If you love FPS and other “western” type games. The Xbox 360 is for you. If you love Japanese games and are willing to wait for the PS3 to reach it’s true potential, get a PS3.