Im sorry you can flame me if you want, but to me its not a matter of opinion. The xbox version WIPES THE FLOOR with the ps2 version. I had both playing on the same tv with just a flick of the remote between the two. Both versions were running and the difference one after the other is considerable. Xbox smooth as a baby's bottom. PS2 Much poorer frame rate The xbox version has a much more zoomed in view as well so you can see the players in better detail. To be honest its amazing how much better the xbox seems to run. Even to the point I feel the AI also seems a little tweaked up. Bounce of the ball seems a smidge better too although maybe thats just me. I have no interest in any one console over the other, but for the independent if you are in dispute over which version to get, then get the Xbox. Simple as.