Game play is all the matters.
Its all about the games. I have owned a lot of consoles, but really its never been about hardware. If there is a game out there that I want then I will buy whatever it takes to play it. I hate it when people start comparing specs for various systems, because none of that really matters. Its about the work that goes into making a quality piece of software. Its about the great developers at Sega, Nintendo, Square, Capcom, Konami or where ever that matter. If I buy at least one great game for a console then the expense of the hardware was worth it. I have played games on a 8 or 16 bit system that were just as great an anything on the 128 bit systems. Graphic power is not the end all of gaming.