I'm biased but PS3 is the superior machine, its a handy blu-ray player too! As for accessories I used the logitech driving force GT. It's an excellent wheel with great feedback and not too pricey either.
Xbox was the value for money Jez, but PS3 has came down in price a lot, but then has the Xbox 360. My bet would be the Xbox 360, it has much better service and better games, plus the controller is much easier to use.
But then there is always the Nintendo Wii
Not mocking the Wii...great invention, but F1 2010 never came out on it....
I have to disagree about the XBOX having better games. PS3 has Resistance, Killzone, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, God of War and much more. XBOX has....er......Halo?
And the controller is awkward as hell. The one time I played on an XBOX 360 I didn't like it at all. Then again that might just be me.
Maybe the most powerful, but imo the online play on xbox is better.
But the PS3 online play is Free.
And then we have the trusty ol' PC which blows the heck out of consoles.
If I had to choose from the two, most probably the PS3 due to the games availability, but Xbox with MS Live is absolutely priceless, I wish MS Live could link console with pc.
PS: I would love to co-op on Resident Evil 5, kick ass at that game.
I used to be a PC gamer, but if want to play every game that comes out, you constantly have to upgrade your system. Which is very expensive.
True, though by upgrading correctly you don't have to do anything for a long time, I will upgrade at the end of the month to;
Core i 5 2500k
GA-P67A UD3R (mobo)
GSkill Ripjaw (4*2) DDR3 1600
Corsair GS 750(PSU)
It costs me around R4000 around $500 USD which ain't to bad, I don't need a PSU but I though I need to get an upgrade on my CS 600.
This post highlights the difference between a PC and Console gamer, You don't need to know the inner workings of the machine in order to play the games!
I'm not a PC expert by any means and even though I know quite a lot about how the systems work I could possibly build my own pc (with help), I don't feel confident to do it. I would risk paying for a lot of components which may not even work together! If I was going to go down the PC route I would end up buying a packaged unit like one of the Alienware PC's from Dell and hope that it doesn't get outdated too quickly.
PC gaming can produce the better experience providing you have the money and/or skills to get the right machine for the job but for me the ideal solution is a black plastic box which has a power lead in and TV lead out and a slot to put disc's in!