As always, the console you should get depends on the kinds of games you like to play. Don't even concern yourself with whether or not Microsoft and Sony are looking to copy the Wii's gameplay style. Of course they both are! Nintendo quite simply out thought them with the Wii. Sony and Microsoft just made a console that was more of the same, while Nintendo returned to its roots as an innovator.
Don't concern yourself with any of that crap, what matters is the GAMES. Which console has more of the type of games that YOU want to play? Don't concern yourself with what OTHER people want to play, because other people aren't paying for it, are they?
That being said, if you're mostly into FPS games, you'd be happier with a gaming PC than a console. FPS do NOT lend themselves well to the controls of a console system, and they can be quite frustrating. The Metroid Prime series on the GameCube being about the only exception I can think of. And the PC world is absolutely littered with FPS games that lack virtually any creativity whatsoever. Just run down some cramped hallways, shoot lots of baddies, pick up ammo and health as you go, the end. Same basic formula that's been in use since at LEAST Wolfenstein 3D.
I will say that the 360 has a couple decent FPS games, though I was less than impressed with Halo 3. Story sucked, it was way too short, they did the same horrible editing job with the script as they did the first two games, so you never really have much of a clue what's going on, and the graphics are really just higher resolution, they didn't actually do anything to help fix the stiff character movements in cut scenes and what not.
Gears of War 1 and 2 were surprisingly good, but they're more squad based tactical games than FPS. And I have to admit I was rather impressed with BioShock. But they at least made SOME attempts at being innovative. You could wander off and explore areas, the whole plasmid thing was at least moderately more interesting than just shooting things. I just wish game producers would spend less time on how things look, and more time on making them playable. Spend some time on the physics, so that characters move naturally. Get some of those clowns over at Havok (some of whom I've met) to put out a decent physics engine for a change.
Anyway... Moral of the story... Focus on the GAMES. Don't worry about anything else, because without GAMES that YOU want to play, a console is just an expensive bit of electronics collecting dust.
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