Unless theres a specific game or series thats exclusive to one console that you really want to play it wouldn't really matter which one you get, however PS3 also has blu-ray which is a big selling point, but its accessories tend to be abit more pricier than the 360. In terms of online play many do say live is better, personally I don't know since my 360 broke down on me (it was one of the earlier versions) but I think PSN (Playstation Network) is not too bad, even though it got hacked... twice lol.
I've never considered console gaming to be "casual", because its origins lie in some of the most difficult games ever made. However gaming has become very mainstream and so games nowadays tend to be more.. dare I say easier so as to be more accessible which has caused an upsurge in casual gamers. However there will always be games and modes to cater to those willing to put in more hours.
I believe both companies have stated that they have no plans to ANNOUNCE any new consoles this year, so I wouldn't worry about that to be honest. And btw I still play my PS2, quite alot actually, and I have a number of PS1 games I want to play
Last edited by DudeJericho; 05-02-2012 at 22:48.
Even if the next gen comes out tomorrow it'd be worth it to buy one of the consoles now, considering the back catalogue they have accumulated over the last 6-7 years and how many classic games can be found cheaply now (less than a tenner in some cases). Also people who buy a new console on day one are idiots - the high price, lack of games and high probability of hardware failure - no thanks. It'd be best to wait AT LEAST a year after a console launch.
Last edited by rich2606; 06-02-2012 at 08:20.