correct... its realli dumb to get them now.. and most games are still not out yet... chances is, u will have a limited amt of games to choose.... Xbox is a better one, in terms of broadband multiplaying... performance is so much better.. no lag at all..
PS3 & Xbox 360 still not out, you can't predict the choices of games yet... but a point to note is the culture, japanese loves RPG & storyline games, americans are into FPS and action kinda games... so see what type you like, there is also games that are multiplatform, so i think i no need to separate them...
but from PS2 & Xbox, i can say that PS2 have more games than Xbox by a hell lot, just check out every week how many PS2 games is released versus Xbox...
If you like online gaming, go for xbox. If you like tons of titles to play alone or system link go for PS2. As for xbox360 and ps3, go for 360 if you can't wait to get hold of online & HD games this yearend. Go for PS3 if you can wait another 6 to 18mths for almost the same thing only better. ;p
If u buy a console based on hardware specs, good luck to u.
Hardware specs is not an actual gauge of the number of games that are gonna be produced, it only gives users a rough gauge on the POTENTIAL of the games that are to be released.
Buy a console based on what genre of games u like and not simply cos "its powerful". I personally prefer arcade styled games. Plus the older XBox can be easily modified into a Media Console. Thus I opted for an XBox over a PS2 (partly becos of the reason Starhub gave away free XBoxes).