We've been testing the two newcomers (PS3 & Wii), with help from four volunteers, three men and a woman, all in their 20s, most of whom have extensive game-playing experience.
None of us felt that the game graphics, or the Blu-ray movie playback, were superior enough to the Xbox 360's graphics and DVD playback, to justify the PS3's heftier price. None of our four volunteer testers said they'd buy the PS3 at $600
For mainstream users, who lack the skill or patience or interest for complex videogames, the Wii is the way to go.
Kicking sony's a$$ is the IN thing right now. hopefully 6-9 months down the line sony will get up to fight once again.