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I just bought a PS3 today. Yep I found one, or 6 rather. I went in to my local Gamestop today looking to buy a ps2 as a gift for a friend this Xmas. and the person in front of me at the counter ask "do you have any Wii". They said no as I thought they would. when I got to the counter I said jokingly do you have any PS3's and they said as a mater of fact we have 6!! I said "really!" he said yep but no one is asking for them because everyone thinks they are impossiable to find and that all the stores will be sold out.

Well my wife was with me and I turned to her and said "well crap baby can we pick one up?" she said no at first but came around after I said it would be my Xmas gift to myself. I paid the $600 + bought resistance : fall of man and also the PS2 and 2 baseball games that I came for in the first place to give to my bro as his xmas gift.

Anyway If you don't belive me I will post pics as I have now both the 360 with the HD player and the PS3 using the HDMI port to a 37 HD 1080i LCD.
This leads me to the point of my post...What do I think of the current systems? as I have a highend PC ,the 360 and the PS3.

Well I think the PS3 needs some work. the setup/update/install/account create takes forever and the controlls for entering text need to be redone in the fashion of the 360 . just give me a on screen KB and be done with it ..the PS uses a cell phone type interface for entering text and it takes some getting used to. I had the system hooked up but was unable to start to play for about 45 min becouse of the setup. compared to the 360 plug it in and play this would be very frustrating on x-mas morning if you where 10 years old.

That said neither gears of war(360) or resistance(ps3) can compare to games like PREY , BF2142, FEAR, ect ..they just can't ..the WASD controls and a good mouse just stomp all over the contraler for both the 360, and the ps3. I will be trying the Wii soon and hope to be impressed with it's controlls.
Man I feel like a video game reviewer.. in a strange sence I guess I am.

So IMO

PC>360>PS3

i'm leaving Wii out as I have only played it in the store.

hope this helps anyone trying to deiced what to get. oh and the PS3 gfx where on par with the 360 but neither is close to my PC. I have no bias twords any point of view this is just the situation as I see it.
    
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It's sounding like only the hardcore sony fanboys (who would still love it if it had 256 colour graphics) are wild about the PS3.

Once you get a Wii, you will be compleatly pimped out in the gaming department it looks like lol.
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Not hardcore Sony fanboys only like the PS3.. I have a PS2 and all but I'm totally open to anything(gonna buy the Wii cuz that thing looks sweet!) Give the PS3 like six months so the devs get the coding on track and stuff.
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Bluetooth mod out that some programmers made allowing you to use your Wii controller on your computer. he played half life 2 with it, seemed rather gay tho.

Because there is no lazer pointing on comptuer so far, you don't point and shoot, you need to tilt the controller left right up and down to view. and flick up to jump. then other controls and such, still cool tho!
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Sell it and get another 8800 or some extreme cooling
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Just a little update. I have a logitech Wireless mouse and KB now hooked up to the PS3 it dose make navigating the web browser much easier and I it was plug and play so that was a blessing BUT it wont let me us it in game I mean I can't use it like a FPS on my PC with WASD controls I am sure this will be fixed in a patch sooner or later and then It will be quite cool to be able to play PS3 games with a mouse and KB... We may be able to finally put to rest the question of controler vs mouse KB, as I already know how this will turn out I woounder if they will make seperate severs for each once all thoses people using controllers start to complain that they are getting owned constantly.
    
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Thanks for that brilliant review. I've been pondering over the situation of "PS3 or 360" for a long time now.

So you're saying my money would be better spent on a 360?
    
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at this point it is not only a better system but cheaper as well. you could spend the extra 200 on four or five games and have a lot more gaming fun, and that is what it is really all about.
    
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I bought a 360 and I want a Wii
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