Consoles? I gave up on console systems years ago. PCs are the only choice for me.
* Incredible game selection
* Better graphics
* More powerful
* MUCH Higher resolutions
* Higher FPS even at such high resolutions
* Anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering
Only downside is that a PC costs so much more and is much bigger. Although, you don't buy a PC JUST for games. It's an enternainment center, a word processor, a video editing station, a multitrack recording studio, and an internet access point, just to name a few. So the price is justified as long as your not just using it for games.
Oh, and I should mention, the Playstation 3, I'm sure, will feature Anti-aliasing and Anisotropic filtering along with support for 720p Widescreen HDTV resolutions [maybe even 1080i/1080p]. But still, the technology that is going to make the Playstation 3 so powerful (Cell technology) will have already been in PC's for over a year prior to the Playstations's release. So yet again, the PC will still be much more powerful.
But, for the sake of this poll, if I had to choose between the two systems, I'd choose the Playstation 2. XBox beats it in power, but not enough to make the graphics THAT much better. Playstation 2 has a better controller, much smaller and more attractive system, and most importantly, a much much MUUUCCH better game catalog.