I don't see the point in rushing to get a PS3 right away. The price will eventually drop, there's no must-have titles out yet exclusively for it, and everything Sony's put out (except for the PSP, IMO a solid, powerful machine for what it is) had had problems as far as disc read errors. I'm not saying the PS3 is a bad console - it undoubtedly has incredible processing power and such. I plan on getting one, just once they're priced a bit more reasonably.
I'm not a Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft fanboy. The only console I don't plan on getting is the X-Box 360, because I got the X-Box, and at my house, all it did was act as a DVD player. I don't like the fact that there are no real cheat devices for it (just the infinitely retarded GameBreaker that's nothing but "PowerSaves"). That said, it has some great features etc., but there just aren't enough exclusives for it. Now, this "Dead Rising" game and "Gears of War" are obvious exceptions, but everything else eventually gets ported to PC or PS2/3 (or was a port of that system to begin with).
I do find that the motion control in the Wii can be a bit of an arse. "Red Steel" is a great example of this - you move the cursor on the screen to try to target baddies, and it moves so slowly until you reach within a certain distance of the edge of the screen, at which point you start spinning around uncontrollably while getting hit repeatedly.
So, each of the consoles has its strengths and weaknesses, and all are powerful machines that will undoubtedly have interesting new games.
But the original post in this topic about the Wii adverts is absurd. Look at the PS3 adverts: they show the thing floating up into mid-air and causing eggs to burst into ravens. Making baby dolls cry. Causing a Rubik's Cube to event horizon. And then you mock the Wii ads for showing people having a great time? You're just being a silly fanboy.
If wishes were fishes then we'd all smell like ladies' underwear.
PSP a solid machine? I suppose you're unaware of the massive dead-pixel issue or the faulty UMD drives, which incidentally match the catastrophic failure UMD has been. Oh and don't forget the breaking analogue nubs.
It's powerful and that, I had one for a short while (figured a 300gb HDD, a DS Lite and an extra 2 years of web hosting were more worthwhile). But like the PS3 it's priced way outside of its competitors. There's a reason why a weaker, cheaper system is outselling it 4:1. I'll probably pick one up as soon as Sony realise it would be a smart idea to have PS1 downloads away from the PS3 to play on the PSP. too many P's!
"I do find that the motion control in the Wii can be a bit of an arse. "Red Steel" is a great example of this - you move the cursor on the screen to try to target baddies, and it moves so slowly until you reach within a certain distance of the edge of the screen, at which point you start spinning around uncontrollably while getting hit repeatedly. "
That's a problem with Red Steel, NOT the wii. Rayman is perfectly configured, so it Trauma Center. Red Steel just got rushed out to make the launch window.