I chose the NGC over the XBox when buying myself an Xmas present this year and I have mixed emotions. I loved Star Wars, but other than that, none of the games I like are exclusive to Nintendo. They are also really slow in getting games out I want to play (and Perfect Dark has been pushed back a couple years it seems). I am seriously considering getting an XBox when Buffy comes out in March (and buying Halo, DOA3, and a racing game to boot). Just wondering if there are still consoles on the shelf, or should I try Ebay. Also, I have had rumors there are hardware problems with the Xbox. Any confirmation? I like the cube. It plays well, the controls feel good, (though the Z button should be moved to where one of my middle fingers rest) and it's durable (I've pulled it off the coffee table a couple times without incident). I'm just tired of waiting 3, 6, 9 months or longer for something new to play.