Well having been a PC gamer for a hell of a long time now, I can answer why get a xbox 360. First fighting games on the PC suck, unless you buy a controller, but that is more money. 2nd some games on the console that are fun(castle crashers, other misc) do not come out on a PC. 3rd with a PC I am stuck in my office to play games, the xbox 360 I can be in the living room with other people. 4th I for one love the old school games, and no I do not want to screw around "hacking" my PC to play stuff that is what 5 bucks? 5th saying its bad to pay a montly fee to play games went out the window since 11 million people pay to play WOW(which sucks, yes it does, do not go there, it sucks!). So in closing, there are many other reasons to get a console(xbox360 and Wii in my case). I have also set up the netflix app for the 360 and it is better than streaming on my PC. I think each to his own on what console a person gets. I have friends that have them all(all from the old nintendo and sega master system and up) and the PS3 gets the least amount of use from them. When I go to their houses, the PS3 is the one with the dust on it. Not saying it is bad, but from about 10 friends or so, it gets less use than the Sega Dreamcast. Edit: Sorry I was having a bad counting morning.