Well here is my take on the issue (if anyone cars). I played PS2 for 3 months straight at college and loved it. It has good graphics and a VERY good assortment of games (GTA baby). However over break i bought an Xbox. Now i have played that long enough to feel i can make a valid comparison. XBox has the power, specs and POTENTIAL to be the best gaming system bar none. And for the record i am partial to XBox as that is the one i own. The reason i spent the extra money for it was i have faith that in a short time period developers will begin to fully utilize XBox's hardware capabilities. Once that happens it's ALL ABOUT the box! Anyways I really wrote this article to try and give my opinion to people still up in the air as to which system to buy ( as was the case a short time ago for me). Anyways I hope this helps as I just tried to give MY opinion, so if ya wanna flame it then you!