Is this even a question?
Let me see, Xbox Live, video marketplace, demos, arcade, over 300 games, biggest hits, great choice of accessories and cheaper price, not to mention the fact that it is pretty much a certain thing that some of your friends might have the Xbox 360 too, so it's great multiplayer.
I seriously don't even know if there's a question on which one to pick?
I'll tell you, I have all 3 consoles, turned on PS3 like 10-15 times, out of that maybe 5-10 times to watch a movies on Blu-Ray I couldn't get on HD DVD, played Resistance Fall of man, Motorstorm, Heavenly Sword and Ratchet and Clank and just got Uncharted but as far as other stuff is concerned I paid $600 for about a bunch of NOTHINGNESS this whole past year.
There a might be a few more games coming out next year like GT5 but other stuff is most likely going to get neglected more and more from other developers as number of sold units for a title on PS3 goes into like 20-30k units while for Xbox 360 hits hundreds of thousands even up to a million. Of course this will make developers not invest time into optimizing their games for PS3, instead they have Xbox 360 as the main platform for the most part and PS3 part is like an afterthought. Just look at EA, 2k Games and other sports game publishers, X360 first, then they hire some 3rd party company to do a port to PS3 and then they come out with statements like "We won't blame gamers if they don't wanna buy a PS3 version of the game"
I am telling you this with absolute objectivity. I bought all 3 systems as they came out. Wii I have not turned on 3 times so far. To test it out, to play Resident Evil 4, Golf is cool as you have a feeling you are wacking the ball and Metroid Prime and that was IT. I have no explanation why Wii is so favorable, the system seriously lacks software, maybe even worse then PS3. The controller is fun in the beginning, but they pretty soon you realize, WTF, I don't want to be standing and wacking crap non stop. I want to kick back on my couch, be lazy and do some gaming! It kind of dawns on you really.
Xbox 360 is the winner of this war no doubt. Games, multiplayer, social factor, quality of games, accessories, developer support and the list goes on really. Out of all three, this is the console that gives me EVERYTHING I really need in my hours of entertainment and does an incredible job at that. Don't forget, Xbox Live Video Marketplace is the only download service that allows you watch HD movies from all major studios + TV shows. All in HD.
I know PS3 fans will rip my post apart, but they would be only lying to themselves. Sure PS3 is really a good piece of equipment, but they came out completely unprepared, no real software support and non-existant multiplayer and social features of their PSN. Will this change in the future? I really don't know, but I'll tell you from what I've seen in this industry historically the more time passes by and the more developers realizes that PS3 is not really giving them as much of a return on their investment, it will not be good for the console.
The bottom line is this friend, you buy what you think will give you the most fun, but I simply can't recommend PS3 at all and Blu-Ray is really not an advantage as it seems that the war is far from over and that Blu-Ray might actually not be the next gen format.
If you look at it this way, you would see that the premium you are paying is pretty much, you helping Sony financially fight this war with no certain outcome especially since as HD DVD folks don't get 50% of Blu-Ray titles, Blu-fans don't get 50% of HD DVD titles so that's really a non existant talking point.
Some people might be ok with that, but I'm certainly not keen on recommending a console just because it's Sony and because I had fun with PS2. The story is quit different this time around and I want and will recommend the console that will give us consumers the best experience and connectivity in games. Sony gambled on their PS2 success and came out with a completely unprepared console.