The subject might have not come across as exactly what I wanted to say,but....what I mean is if you controlled what Sony,Microsoft & Nintendo does,what would you highlight,or change,in order to make that system sell? Well here are my two cents: If I controlled Nintendo , I would make sure that my third party software makers are happy. The more people that see a different variety of games coming out, the more people will be interested in that system. Also,I would have more mature games on the Gamecube. Nintendo is still seen at the kids' machine,and while they should do everything to keep that market,showing the "older" gamers that games they want will be on the Cube, that gives it that extra push that it will need in the coming years. (Having the Resident Evil series exclusive to the GC is a big step in the right direction) If I were Microsoft, I would drop those bulky controllers in a nanosecond,and make then somewhat smaller. Why,you ask? Because I think that only marketing primarily to the 18-24 year old male is a mistake. Has anyone looked at Shrek? From what I have seen, it looks like a Spyro clone. Now,the Spyro games are awesome,but they are aimed at the younger market. Now, all of you Xboxers,ask yourselves this: Is Shrek on your must buy list?? If you make the controllers smaller,therby making it easier for smaller hands to hold, AND you make some games for the younger crowd...Then you have a system that a whole family could use & love...and Microsoft needs every advantage it can get. Lastly,highlight the things that the Xbox can do.Hype the HD at every opportunity...the more I think about it,ripping my own songs and putting them into a game sounds better & better.Things like that...also being a little humble wouldn't hurt either. As for Sony, Humility is something they need a bit of. I'd take a good look at what they have to offer,and make some changes right away. Making the SRP $249.99 just before Thanksgiving would be huge. Hype the large PSone library. The PS2 is easily the system that offers the most to everyone..at the moment...I'd use that to my advantage.Also make sure the "hardcore" gamers are happy...(I can tell you,I am in 7th heaven playing GTA3,Extreme G-3,& Devil May Cry right now...) Give them what they are looking for. This last thing is aimed at all of the big three... IMHO...I wouldn't put all,or most for that matter,of my eggs into online gaming. The PS2 will use a HD,keyboard/mouse,LCD screen,and a dual modem adaptor for this. They are all add-ons,which historically Do Not Sell. The dual speeds will not help,either...(DC lag,anyone?) It could work,if someone did a package deal to get a lot of HD's into people's homes. (FF 11 would be a good idea...) The GC is planning to also have dual modem connectors,hence the same problem. Also,having no hard drive to save new levels & the like hurts. The Xbox has the best setup for online gaming.This is good. Also using only broadband is good,with everyone more or less,operating at the same speeds.But herein is the problem..broadband is still too limited in use to be commerically viable for everyone to use. The prices are too high,and not so affordable to your average family..at the present time. Eventually,broadband will be in more homes...but will that be too late for these current systems? So..there ya go. Comments are welcome,but I am also interested to know what you would do as well. Hopefully this will be interesting Calvin ------------------ "Never give up!!! .......... Never surrender!!!!!!!!!."