I went down the console root with an original xbox which broke just after the 360 was introduced. So I upgraded to a 360 which has been returned for repair (ring of death) twice, I now have it supported off the ground with a 7" fan blowing across it. I assume a new version will be just around the corner and in order to play the latest releases I will have to upgrade again. So whether pc or console you still get locked in to an upgrade circle. I am starting to drift back to pc games particularly for flight sims.