What separates the three consoles this generation can be measured in terms of exclusive content. Leaving aside minor differences in terms of DLC or other bonus in-game extras, the real differentiator is the lineup of exclusive games.
I've put together a (fairly) comprehensive list of the exclusives coming between now and the end of the year. I know I've missed a few titles, particularly some of the Wii releases not intended for a Kotaku reading audience. There are also plenty more exclusives to be found on PSN, WiiWare and XBLA, but those release dates typically aren't confirmed until much closer to launch, making it difficult to compile a 2009 list. And you could well point out that a couple of the Xbox 360 exclusives are also coming to PC. But we're just talking consoles here.
Take a look and let me know which of the three consoles has the best lineup of exclusives. Are you surprised by the result? And is your console choice genuinely influenced by the exclusives?
PlayStation 3 * Uncharted 2: Among Thieves * Eyepet * Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time * Cross Edge * Katamari Forever * Singstar Motown * Buzz! Quiz World
Wii * Wii Fit Plus * New Super Mario Bros. * Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games * Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up * Metroid Prime Trilogy * Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World * Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles * Rabbids Go Home * Need For Speed: Nitro * Drawn To Life 2 * Marvel Super Hero Squad * Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage * World of Zoo * Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Xbox 360 * Halo 3: ODST * Forza Motorsport 3 * Left 4 Dead 2 * GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City * Blood Bowl * Section 8 * Guilty Gear 2: Overture * Magna Carta 2 * Darkest of Days * Lips Number One Hits * Divine Divinity 2