The Sony PlayStation 3 has been on the market for half of a year, so it's time to see how it's stacking up against the other videogame console made for hardcore gamers, the Xbox 360. Actually, both consoles are lagging in sales behind the new Nintendo Wii, which has captured kids and new women gamers. In May, the Wii ($250) reportedly sold 338,000 units, compared to the Xbox 360 (155,000 consoles, most at $400 each) and the PS3 (82,000 systems at $600, though summer sales drop the price to $500).
Here's my bottom line for you the consumer. The Wii may be the safe choice of a protective parent and for a casual gamer who just wants a fun toy to play with. But if you're a serious gamer, I'd recommend the Xbox 360 over the PS3 by a whisker, because it offers more games and is less expensive.