Just like PS1 & PS2.
The Long Run ... The Bigger Picture ... The Future ... something the Japanese consider, and the Western World doesn't. I call it .. "seeing past the end of your nose".
Is that because alot of penniless Americans bought the Xbox360 on credit, the console ahs broken down, outside of warranty, and they have a large games catalogue that they don't want to see wasted?
Xbox720, or whatever is due out soon ... the PS4 is due out in what .. 5 or 6 years?
They wanted cheap & fun. They can't compete with the big boys for raw processing power, so they just shrink the chip, overclock it, add some more memory (ie, adjust their base console specifications accordingly, almost solely thanks to improvements in technology manufacturing) and call it a new console, and keep their entire game catalogue (from the previous console) and programmer base.
It's not really much of an improvement. Wii was all about the funky wireless controller, which was very innovative. The base system hardware was just an overclocked Nintendo Gamecube with more system memory - the controllers & whole gaming paradigm shifted. Something that everyone can play, even old grannies.
Yeah .. PS3 games ... about that .... I think I own about 3 or 4 (two downloaded from PSN) ... but I use my PS3 for damn near everything.
ABC TV - Iview (Streaming TV from the internet, because it's unmetered).
PVR, if I want to record anything, which is pretty rare .. but I love the whole timeshifting capability.
Media Centre :iagree:
It's a pity that sony removed the SD/Flash card card slots in newer models, same with the extra USB ports - would have made it a great entertainment system all-rounder.
I hope sony now adds MKV playback, and samba networking (windows networking). That way, I can plug in my USB camera & upload piccies/movies directly to my file server, without the use of a PC :iagree:
Bookmarks for upnp servers/samba would also be nice. :iagree:
Despite my working life, I probably spend about 3-4hrs a day on my PS3 - rarely gaming.
I haven't touched my normal (gaming) PC for about 3-4 months (since I finished "Tales of Monkey Island") . And I use my lappy to surf the web, and do work .... usually while I'm watching something on my PS3
Tragic but true.
And the PS3 is the only currently available bluray player on the market that is 3D Bluray compatible (with sony firmware upgrade).