Good question Bill.
Although all these consoles are impressive. I really have no desire to own them. How long has the X-Box and PS2 been on the market? And now you have to purchase a whole new system? Granted, the $300 or so you spend on a console is far cheaper than spending $1,500 to $2,000 on a new PC, but I still can't justify purchasing a new console when I have a kickass desktop and laptop to work with.
I'm not knocking consoles at all....they're just not for me.