Well, I just got my tax return and am looking at the new systems. Yes, I know it's about the games, but the truth is that most games I like (EA Sports, All star Baseball, Capcom fighting games) are cross-platform, so now it comes down to hardware. Oh, and I have a 16x9 HDTV so I would like a machine that has growing 16x9 support (I hate gray bars and don't want burn-in). I also hate memory cards, as they suck up $$$ to buy and sometimes fail (my PS1 did, both the knock-offs and the Sony ones). So that's a mark for the XBox (with its HD). Of course, I don't find that Capcom fighting games (specifically Capcom vs. SNK 2) that are currently on the PS2 and coming out for the Cube. So is Capcom not making games for the XBox? That would be a big strike against the XBox. Oh and the prog. cables are most readily available for the PS2 and XB, from what I can tell you have to order the Cube ones from Nintendo. Broadband access is not necessary for me, I don't do online gaming and have a PC. DVD playback also is not necessary as I have a dedicated HT. Any advice?