want a shitload of good games? 8-bit NES
and Sony owns for backwards capability, and I can play my older console games on it via an emulator. The PS3 will own everything and let you play PS2/PS1 games plus DVDs w/o an addon. The other two systems can't do that.
And sounds like Nintendo won't even compete in the next generation of console, they must be betting their chips on the generation after that.
And I hear after NVIDIA did the graphics for XBOX and then MS switched to ATI for the XBOX2, some of those games will obviously have compatibility problems after taken advantage of proprietary functions of the NVIDIA oon the XBOX. So don't expect the XBOX2's backward compatibility to work very well, unless I am off the mark on my assumption (which I may very well be).