It's not so much that I'm locked, I posted because I really want to know what's so good about consoles that so many people buy them, but so far I'm drawing a blank.
just buy one you cheap fuck. i hate all these ps3 vs 360 vs PC threads. What are you, 12? Mommy wont give you enough allowance? get a fucking job you'll have the money in a week.
I have all three, and if you're a serious gamer you should too. there are phenomenal exclusive games for all of them, each have strengths, and if you dont like it you can always sell it after a month or two and make most of the money back. I prefer the 360 for gaming, but ps3 is a better media server and has a few good exclusives.
we're not going to sit here and "sell" you on a particular console, you cheap narrow-minded fuck. If you're so set in your ways then stick to PC, it's your loss. (Edit: i just realized this thread is over a year old and you still dont have one. lawl.)
if you're really interested in the games, go to Metacritic.com and read the reviews of the highest-rated exclusive games for each console. Or do a google search for "best ps3/260 games" and research the games yourself. If you are interested in playing those particular games, buy that console, if not, dont.
If you are interested in gaming from the comfort of your couch, and watching movies in divx, buy a console. if you always prefer to play at a computer with a mouse because you're so "1337" and you have to school those AI "n00bs" in a singleplayer game--and you just cant live without a mouse--then stick to PC.
It took me a couple weeks but i got used to console controllers and now i generally prefer them. Im currently playing Alpha Protocol on PC but only because it was faster to DL it and i wasnt sure if i would like it; i would rather play on console while relaxing on the couch.
ONly you can decide what's right for you. But remember at $299 for a ps3 and $199 for an xbox, this is a decision you must weigh heavily and debate for months, if not years. That $ amount is an irreplaceable fortune. So unless you want to risk wasting HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS on SILLY FUCKING GAMES, you should continue to hesitate, ruminate, and masturbate over the decision until your 400 pound girlfriend gives in and buys you one herself because she misses you and wants you to come out of hiding from your computer room and into the living room.