So, I'm late to the game. I'm nearly 33 years old, and my primary gaming system in the household is the PlayStation 2 I bought in 2001 as I was graduating from college. I finally purchased my first HDTV this past November. Until then, my 35" Sharp CRT, which I also bought in 2001, was my flagship TV (and is still serving admirably in the home).
In short, I've found that I don't have enough low-def inputs to the new TV to hook up the PS2, which is finally signalling the end of the road. Not to mention that NCAA Football '12 was not released for the PS2...also a deal-breaker.
I am not a huge gamer. I like playing football especially, and also enjoy the random night playing RPGs with my wife (still working on finishing Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II). We do not own any Blu-Ray players, and I am not really inclined to game online. I just want to be able to play some football to blow off some steam and enjoy my HDTV on occasion.
Being a Sony guy (I also have a PSP, and have never owned anything other than PlayStations except for my original NES), I am inclined to go with a PS3. If anyone has any thoughts, please share. And for the hell of it, why not a poll?