What's more elite that the 360 Elite? Buying the Elite a month before its release, of course. Circuit City is now allowing you to do just that.
So, you maybe have to make this decision a little earlier than you thought you would. Are you current 360 owners willing to buy the system again? Are you non-360 owners finally swayed or would you rather spend $20 more for the PS3? If you're willing to pull the trigger, this may be safest bet as it doesn't look like Gamestop will be taking pre-orders.
Unwilling to wait for 27 more days for your Elite system? Well, the good news is, you can act right now. We kid, of course. The Elite comes with a black controller, too.