I have been researching and looking around online for quite awhile now (well, since both have been out at retail) and trying to decide between the Wii and the PS3. To me, both have the potential of being AWESOME systems and just to put it out there I'm a BIG Nintendo fan. I like Sony, but I've had some BAD luck with some of their portable electronics. Upon even more research I've thankfully discovered that most Wii games don't require the wild and crazy moves like Wii Sports does, and for the games that do there are some "cheats" to get around those moves. This is a plus in my book, as is the Wiimote. I have some nerve damage in my left arm that affects certain moves and gestures. The only limiting factor (and this is true of ANY system launch) is the lack of games. My only concern about the Wii is with the developer support of the controller. Although the consumers LOVE it, it requires developers to develop a Wii specific scheme for a possible multi-platform game. I can see the potential for many developers saying "forget it, we'll just go to XBox 360 and PS3." I also have a DS, AND a DS Lite and from what I've read and heard Nintendo is potentially thinking about doing more with that connection then just using the DS as a controller or as a demo player. The only limitation the DS has is the lack of an additional storage medium like the PSP's MSDuo cards for storage. If you load a demo of a game, once powered off, you lose it. With the PSP, and the PS3 (once, if ever, it is available) you can download games to the PSP and store them on the MSDuo with enough space available (some games may take up to 300MB). Right now the PSP and PS3 connection is good as a remote control of the PS3, access to internet by using PS3 as a wireless access point, and for getting PSP formatted content from the Playstation Store. But, at least the PSP and PS3 have something going on already. Limited, but it is there and has good room for growth. What made me decide on the Wii mainly wasn't the $350 price difference (even though it is a BIG issue), it is Nintendo's commitment to the success of the Wii. They have taken a significant risk with the truly innovative controller, and as such are bringing gamers into the games even more. Sony added motion sensing controls to the PS3 at the last minute, and because of the internal accelerometers, lost vibration in the controller. Nintendo designed the controller from the ground up and have kept not only vibration, but has added sound for an even more immersive gameplay experience. I'm not trying to bash the PS3, or the Wii, I feel that both systems have something valuable to offer to gamers. The PS3, like Sony's PSP, is likely going to be aimed and marketed at the 17 to 30 or so market where the PS2 has sold VERY well. The PS2 is the best selling home console system to-date, and rightfully so. I got one for Christmas, and it rocks. I love coming home and playing my new games. I just wish the PSP and PS2 "talked" to each other like the PS3 and PSP do. On the other hand, look at Nintendo and the Gameboy series of systems. Combined in all of its iterations (not including the subpar Micro) it has sold over 100 million systems worldwide and that was as of a year ago. The DS alone, which has been out since late 2004, early 2005, is rapidly approaching 18 million units SOLD. To top it off, Nintendo marketed it mainly to the 16 and under crowd. Nintendo knows games, and how to make a good selling system with notable exceptions being the Virtual Boy and a few others that will remain nameless (*cough* Gamecube *cough*). The are commited to games, and nothing more. They have the innovative spirit that could bring more people, namely non-gamers, into games in many ways. Just imagine a fencing simulator for the Wii, or other non-game type games. I just wish they realized that some people want a more all-inclusive system that really did everything, and had the Nintendo name and quality record with it. I'd buy it, and because of the all-inclusive (albeit expensive) nature of the PS3 I'll probably get one if we see a price drop for the 60GB version this year.