What is the best Game console? A lot of people tell me the Wii is really good because its realistic.
To be fair Microsoft is also trying to be the all-media machine and wants the Xbox 360 to be the dominating living room set appliance too.
The only reason why Microsoft didn't add an HD DVD player to their console like Sony did with blu-ray and the Playstation 3 was because Microsoft wanted that year's headstart.
However the Xbox 360 can play DVDs and download HD movies (Microsoft is really trying to push digital downloads for movies instead of people buying physical copies).
But I agree with Geo for the most part, in order to get the most out of this gen you're going to need the Wii and one of the HD consoles (which are pretty much the same thing with a few minor differences).