I'm guessing there's already been a fair amount of talk about this, but I can't search for either 'xbox', '360' or 'ps3' using HUKD search engine (unless I'm missing something).
So: I might have some cash to throw after a console this Xmas and I'm not sure which one to go for. Traditionally, I've been a PS2 user (never had an xbox), but can't really say I'm much of a fanboy for any camp. I have a Wii, and love it to bits, but I'm not a Nintendo fanboy either. I have an HD TV at home now, and would really like a console with a bit of grunt behind it to play on the big TV - hence the thoughts about the next-gen consoles.
I enjoy mainly FPS games and racing games. Although the Wii seems to have re-defined what type of game I enjoy (Mario Galaxy is king right now). I probably had the most fun on a computer game ever playing Half Life (PC), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2) and Resident Evil 4 (Wii). So, its probably these types of games that appeal.
My only problem with FPS is that I find the controllers too frustrating to play them with: after playing with a keyboard and mouse (on PC) or the Wiimote, using two sticks to move around feels severely limiting. I couldn't think of anything worse than a game with stunning visuals, but spazzy controls due to the limitations of the controller in an FPS. Does anyone else feel this about console FPSs? This could be a limiting factor to me - and keep me on the Wii.
Games like Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock appeal too - but these are (or soon will be) on both platforms. GTA5 is going to be on both platforms.
I don't want or need a HD movie drive. Neither blu-ray nor HD-DVD interest me in the slightest. So, the PS3 blu-ray drive isn't a deciding factor to me.
Also, I've heard that modding the 360 is relatively easy now-a-days. I haven't heard anything about how easy (or otherwise) the PS3 is to mod, however. Is it even possible? Ease of mod would also be a major deciding factor in my purchasing decision.
So, there you have it. If you've had both consoles, or a lot of experience with one in particular, could you offer me any advice? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!