I'm disappointed to be honest. It's been a rather pointless exercise this time round. I don't have high expectations of consoles. I don't want IPTV, I don't want HD TV, VR Goggles, body wear or a console that can compete with the PC market. I just want better graphics and consoles that can handle improved gaming engines. The N64, Playstation and Saturn/Dreamcast revolutionised contollers, multiplayer, 3D modelling, texture and power. The Xbox and Playstation 2 took the graphics to the next level, were the first consoles to give unprecedented power to game engines and birthed online play. This generation offers equal wealth of improovement. It can genuinely boast near high end PC power this time, it can offer, a choice of DVD players, internet, MSN, IPTV, Movie rentals, Media Centers, advanced GUI's and online matchmaking and a new method of retail/delivery of media. However, neither the PS3 nor 360 made any headway in the games department. None of the advancements (other than natural progression of processing power) are really benificial to games. Developers are struggling to work with the kits, games are being rushed out and constantly pactched up and in Guitar Hero's case, fucked up. You have to buy levels and 'extra' content and this isn't dependant on the developers wishes, but that of Sony's and MS. The 360 is far, far, far superior to the PS3. Sony were so involved in the redundant DVD Media battle, that they forgot to release their console and schedule games and developers for it. At least Microsoft went out and bought and forced out unfinished games. Some of you maybe happy, rolling around the hype and the brand loyalty and the unprecedented, SEGA defying failure of Sony's PS3, but you wont be getting any games until Christmas because attention is focused else where. Your living room cabinet. Your Sky/Cable box, your DVD player and your internet connection. It has a weak line up of games, it limits itself every generation by refusing to adhere to market demand for R - Rated content, but yet again, Nintendo is still there. The Wii is the ONLY console to focus on the gaming aspect. No internet, no MSN, no brand, no celebrity endorsements, no Blu Ray, HDMI, HD IPTV or any other redundant abbreviations. Just more 'gimmicks' that will be on the next Microsoft and Sony consoles. I can't understand why the criminal lack of games doesn't bother people. People feel compelled to drop lists of future games that are 6-12 months away and that are pure hype. The nature is that only a few games are great, even fewer are classics. Assassins Creed is untried, untested. For all you know, it'll flop. Hard. I loved my 360, but for 2 games. Fight Night and Call of Duty 2. No other game is prolific enough. No other game warrants me buying the console.