Originally Posted by J-man
If you just want something for casual gaming (which it sounds like you do), then get an Xbox 360. It's cheaper and has a bigger selection of games, as well as a more comfortable controller.
Sure the PS3 has advantages, but for a casual gamer it isn't worth the extra money.
See, I think the PS3 is actually better for casual gamers because they are likely to get use out of the Blu-Ray player as well. For the price of a Blue-Ray player, you get a game system as well.