go with the guitar buddy, and I would suggest the acoustic since you're a beginner. Its better if you slog it out first, it becomes easier later on. Ive been playing since I was 13 and I gave up many times in frustration....(those strings really hurt and my fingers wouldnt move as fast, but practise helped a lot) im 20 now and i havent played in 2 years due to college and my internship, but I havent lost my skill....also spending $200 on an acoustic isnt worth it when you can get a decent ibanez for $99. You'll be able to buy a ps3 sooner or later, but get the guitar when u have the motivation or u might never even buy one. Try this site www.chordfind.com, it was my main guide in my learning and helped me play a ton of songs......keep rockin buddy!!!!!!!!!