Hey folks, As I said b4, I had to get in line from Saturday evening and waited all night for a 7am opening! I actually enjoyed the waiting and I met some cool people while in the line! An interesting experience to say the least, 300 people plus all waiting for the same thing! At 6:30am they started handing out tickets and I received number 20! "Yes! I got one!" Was my reaction! Anyways, after I got home I pluged it in in order to charge it, and ofter about 30 mins of anticipation I decided to turn it on. I want to write a wee review if you dont mind. I actually have both good and bad things to say about it. First, the design. Cant fault it one bit. Its an amazing and beautiful design. The front is all covered in clear plastic and gives it a futuristic look. It has lots of buttons, the "home" button exits any applications and brings you back to the "desktop", the two volume buttons, up and down, the screen button cycles through the light settings. 3 brightnes levels. Even the lowest is still bright enough for most situations. The shoulder buttons are also nice, clear see through plastic. Very VERY good design. Next, I want to talk about the build quality. This is the part im not to happy with. (shocker i know ) I dont know if its bcoz sony were rushing things or if they were trying to save money or what, but they certainly dropped the ball in my opinion. The "D" pad makes a squeeking, creeking sound when you press left or right. Its the sort of sound you get from a cheap 99p controller. Certainly not what you expect from Sonys new flag ship product. (i feel the DS D pad is much better!) The back of the machine, the cover you open in order to put in the battery, its bloody hard to get it to close properly again. Again, something simple I didnt expect sony to mess up. Finaly, The speakers are ABYSMAL! Dont even bother switching it on wothout a good set of headphones. Thats all the negative stuff I want to say for now. I just wanted to get it out of the way. Once the machine is on, its a whole different story! The interface is clear and crisp. My screen actually came out red, not blue as I expected. I went through all the settings, but I couldnt find any that allow you to change the desk top colour. Anyways, the menu interface is the same as what you find on sonys new TVs and the HD recorder PSX. one line of main options along the top and from each root menu, a line going down with more options. The first disk I put in was the free demo disk you get with the machine. Its actually a good disk coz it gives you the chance to sample all the main functions. Video, Music and games. When you put a disk in, it shows up on the sub menues. If you got to music, it plays a wee intro to whats on the disk. If you go in you get several music vids to play. Just samples. The quality of the video is AMAZING! and as long as you have headphones on you will enjoy the sound too. (again, the DS has much better sound through its speakers) After that I went into the video section and watched a few trailers. Resi Evil 2, a new will smith film and so on. Agian, video quality is top notch. Still, being an LCD machine, you do get some blurry after immages on the screen when theres a lot of movement. But considering its Mpeg 4, I would say that its as close to DVD as you can get without it actually being a DVD! Next I tried some of the games I got. Ridge Racer! Loads instantly, so no problems there! The soundtrack is really good, right up my alley! The graphics! Oh the graphics! It is VERY close to what the PS2 can do. I still felt I tcould be nicer, but then ive been spoilt by Gordon Freeman and his source engine, so dont pay any attention to me. The graphics are amazing. And im sure they will get even better in the future. GT4 will own them all! Enough chatter, im off to play my PSP!