I've been a big fan of consoles since the playstation one, (I missed out the megadrive era for some reason that's now clouded in the mists of time) and now currently I'm an xbox 360 fan. I know a lot of people think that PC's are better because you can upgrade them and so outperform consoles a couple of years after release, and that there is a much wider game choice. However when a console is first released it will be of a standard of a mid to high end gaming rig (current next gen consoles will use 8 core cpus and dual gpu) but will be of a much more affordable price. All the games I love to play, that is to say any elderscrolls, fallout, forza, splintercell etc are released on consoles. And you never have the "will it run at a decent frame rate?" issue. But now the big rumour about the next xbox is that it may require an always on internet connection to run. I live in a rural part of the UK and my internet is not only slow (Lucky to get 150kbs) but also intermittent. If this rumour is true then I'll have to make a decision as to whether to still get the xbox and have the odd frustrating moment when my internet drops but still be able to play the latest games or buy a budget gaming pc which might not be able to run the latest games. I think the price of the next xbox will be at most £300 and for that sort of money it'll be difficult to get a powerful enough pc to play the next gen titles. There's only one issue that might sway me. If the new Elite is pc only!