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Lets see I can probably give a good opinion about all 3 consoles. I own a Nintendo Wii, Roommate has a 360, and my brother has a PS3.
Ill start with the Xbox 360. The 360 has the best online experience at the moment over all 3 systems. You can not beat Gears of War, Halo, and NCAA/Madden games. The online community is huge so there is no lack of players. The controller is really nice and has a good feel to it. It is nicely balanced and has the correct amount of weight. However, some games have a nasty habit of freezing like Madden, NCAA, and sometimes Call of Duty but these could just be Software flaws or as serious as overheating. Another problem is that I am pretty sure the 360 is at its prime of graphic potential but I could be wrong (Ps2 had awsome graphics at the end(?) of its life span)
The Nintendo Wii is next up. First I was a bit suspicious of the whole motion sensing technology (reason why I did not preorder). However, after playing a Demo, I was hooked. Graphics in games like Zelda are up to my standard to what I expected. The Virtual Console is one of my favorite features of this console being a retro gamer. Motion Sensing is pretty much dead accurate. I really do not see a problem with Red Steel (which is the game I am currently playing through/game is badass). Looking back at the last few games that where released on the game cube I have to say that the Graphic Potential of the Wii is high (probably around the quality of HL2 on medium settings and Resolution). Backwards compatibility with the Gamecube is spot on. If anything the graphic quality has been increased. Online Game play is lacking if not absent. But this will be fixed with the next release of games. The Graphics are not as good as the 360/PS3.
Now the PS3. When I heard my brother bought the PS3 I was excited. Came home and told him right away to boot it up on our 42" 1080p HDTv. I was disappointed with its graphics of the PS3. Yes I was disappointed you know why? I was expecting better graphics then my 6 month old PC (Dual Core/7900GT). Well I told myself "graphics arn't every thing" and played some Resistance Fall of Man. I wasn't overly impressed by the graphics of the game but it was alot of fun (alot like a mix in between Gears and Halo). We then hooked up with some Demo Racing game. Was fun but the Six Axis controller motion was iffy but that was probably because it was a demo. Speaking of controllers, The Six Axis controller is a POS. It is way to light and plastic feeling. Rumble is lacking which has been a major feature of video game consoles since the 32-bit era. Also, I don't know why Sony kept that God awfull Dual Shock design. The buttons are in Akward places and I feel I could play the games better with a potato/melon combination. The PS3 does have a Blueray player which I guess is pretty neat but useless to me since I don't own any Blueray movies. The biggest issue I have with the PS3 is that it is completely way over engineered. There are way to many parts and pieces that something can go wrong (like the 7 or so Cell processors) and the components are of new/unproven technology (again Cell processors).
So heres the breakdown of the 3 consoles if you would compare them to Cars like earlier in this thread.
Xbox 360- Rolls Royce of Consoles:has a few issues but is a good solid console. Has everything you need.
Nintendo Wii- The Jeep of Consoles: Reliable, never breaks down. Sure its a bit rough around the edges but it gets the job done.
PS3- The BMW of consoles: Luxury at its finest. Leather seats, Wood paneling, sporty engine. But reliability is an issue and like all imports its expensive.
I think that pretty much covers it.