I am excited about Metal Gear Solid. Finally I can play on my 360. I was watching this and talking to my friend, we agreed, this is BAD for Sony, they lost Final Fantasy 13 last year, now metal gear solid. They still have them, but they are also coming to the Xbox, meaning their whole hype about having these exclusive series is running low. Not that the PS3 is a bad machine, but for $399.99(On amazon) for the 80GB and no reverse compatibility for the base unit. With the pro with a 60GB hard drive for $299.99 or the elite with a 120 for $399.99 with Halo 3 and Fable 2, that is a hard thing to over come.
I am not some fanboy saying one is better than the other, I am simply saying that Sony is going to need some SERIOUS exclusive titles to come out. Resistance 1 & 2, Killzone 2, Infamous, Little Big Planet, Uncharted 1 & 2 are good, but Xbox has Halo 1-3, Fable 1 & 2, Gears of War 1 & 2, Alan Wake, Left for Dead 2. That is a serious amount of games to go up against.
I know I used Xbox and 360 games in my argument but I know those games all work on the 360. Sorry to say Sony should be a little smarter and make a real backwards compatibility which they improved in firmware 1.5, BUT Xbox kind of beat them to it with Xbox Orriginals and their backwards compat worked a while ago.
I think however that as a media console on the whole, Xbox is suffering from having chosen HDDVD. Bluray coming with the PS3 is impressive, by all standards. The Xbox has no intention to make one, which will probably hurt them. Their answer is using Netflix streaming, Last FM, and sometimes this is a double edged sword. Yes I can get movies when I want, but I also have nothing physical to say I actually own it. I have no disk that I can hold up and say "I didn't pirate this." So in that aspect. On a media center whole system, PS3 has a great thing to offer, for a little more than a Bluray player, you get both that and the game console. A good buy.
I know I have not talked about the Wii. All jokes aside... I think it's days of competing with X-box and PS3 are numbered. They get the rare games. (Red Steel 2 looks amazing) but with so few non-casual games. It will not have the games it needs to really take Microsoft or Sony on. They make some good games, but I do not think their core fan base will play. Most of the Wii's are TYPICALLY the either very young, or the older set. The few "M" rated games are few and far between. I think that the Wii is a good system, but not something for people who are looking for a system to play more than an exercise game. Wiis had the potential to be great, but I think now they are more just moving into the realm of an interactive exercise machine than a console.
Now I now Xbox is coming out with "Natal" and to that I have only a few words. "SKYNET IS COMING." That demo with Lionhead creeped me out. The fact that it recognizes voices and subtle changes in voice.... tell me you do not see "I'm sorry Dave, I can't let you do that..." or "Skynet knew almost nothing about Connor's mother.." but it will learn. and if anyone tries to tell me I am paranoid. When Xboxs everywhere come alive and start taking over the world, I will say "I am right.
Finally, I have one last thing to say about 'James Cameron's Avatar'.... Could this man talk any longer? He went on and on, I thought Ubisoft was using him to put me to sleep so they could walk out the side and not show anything. Then when we ask tell us. "We did, but no one seemed to care."
Edit: By the way, Sorry for all the negativity and all that came across. Didn't mean it, I like the systems all, but I did want to get this off my chest.