There's a good discussion going on over at Raph's website concerning the death of PC gaming, and how the economy is going to affect digital vs phisical distribution. Here is what i think of it all.
We bought a Wii because the games offer more appealing options for my wife and I to play together, and it's cheaper. The graphics are fine. There's a baby coming, so you can forget about the PS3 or 360 until it's cheap on ebay. I'll buy any fun WiiWare game that's fun and under 800 points, to show love to small and indie developers.
I still like PC games, but don't buy them much, can't run half of the new ones anyway even on my kickarse Boxx dualcore/quadro (Oblivion fire particles, I'm looking at you.), and I'm willing to wait for the price to go down or get it used. (sorry pro devs). Games are a lot more expensive in New Zealand, and we can't buy from Direct2Drive last i checked. I'm a sucker for paypal though, hit my needs for $19.99 or less and you'll have me.
I'll probably buy the Orange Box at some point, but I've already purchased/played through Halflife2, so I don't know... Rome & Mideival2 Total War are very cool.
Unless we really really want to see a movie, we usually wait to rent a movie on DVD, or until it hits the movie channel.
I still buy music CDs, call me old fashioned. I like having a DVD on the shelf.
Books don't need DRM. There are a lot of great stories out there, and they cost less than anything else.
TV series? rent the whole season and watch in a big gulp. (Same with comic books and trade paperbacks.)
If someone ports Heroes of Might and Magic to Flash, Metaplace or Wii, my wife will buy it. Fun accessable games with 'hotseat' turn-based play, not a bad idea, what ever happened to those? My buddies and I used to play a lot of games like Warlords II and, what was it, Fantasy Realms or something, a D&D strategy game by SSI. Civ turns got too long and involved, Dominions2 is awesome if you can fly a jumbo jet while doing a rubic's cube.(I'm talking about hotseat multiplayer with a group of friends in the same room here, not single player. With singleplayer i'd play those games until 3am if i wasn't getting too old to stay up.) Mario Party? The computer always cheats. Always.