400 pounds is a lot of money for anyone so please can you explain why you relinquished 400 of your heard-earned for what is essentially unproven technology. Anyway here are my reasons: the best way to understand a console is to understand why people buy them in the first place. these are a few reasons why i buy a ps3: 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...tation_3_games (i don't need a game to come out every week since i just want to know that good enough games are coming) 2. http://www.n4g.com/tech/News-35187.aspx 3. http://www.rtoonline.com/Content/Art...ners032307.asp 4. I like motion sensing controls (with upcoming dualshock). 5. I like the free access to PSN 6. I like the fact I can run Linux. Infact I have YDL, Opera, Bitcomet and VLC. Infact I think I can actually fit a Digital TV adapter to the USB slot and turn the machine into a PVR i.e TIVO like capabilities. 7. I like the way it supports 7 bluetooth devices 8. I like blu-ray with java support (the latest blu-ray standard) 9. I like the way I have just changed the 60gb hd to 160gb and it cost me 100 bucks. And it took me only 10 minutes to do using a good set of screwdrivers. 10. I like the way I can fit a USB hard drive of 320 gig. 11. I like the fact that it's got card readers (SD, mini/micro SD, compactflash, memory stick) for my photos 12. I like the four USB slots 13. I like the HDMI 1.3 slot (the latest technology for HDMI i.e check 1.3 hdmi on wiki). 14. almost all of ps1/ps2 games work on a ps3. 15. I like the fact that it is quiet and all-in-one i.e. no add-ons/noisy fan/extra transformer for my living room. 16. I like the way it connects to my psp with potential for greater syncing. 17. I like the way it supports many off the shelf usb/bluetooth products (keyboard, mouse, headser etc) without having to rely to official products. 18. I like the way it supports mp3 radio streaming sto support some internet radio channels 19. I like the way it supports myspace and facebook 20. I like the way the games release thus far are multi-region 21. I like Blu-ray games of 50GB capacity. 22. I like the way I can surf the net in full 50inch HD glory in the comfort of the living room. i haven't mentioned "home" because it is still an unknown the reasons i stated above as to why I purchased a PS3 might not be your reason but does this really matter - since it is MY money i am risking when i buy a ps3. for me the 200 dollar difference in price to the competition is inconsequential. and if i make the wrong decision then i have only got myself to blame. I will be the fool not you if I am wrong. i have done enough research and i know that the ps3 is good enough for my digital entertainment needs. so you see, i buy a ps3 because it fits my needs and not someone else's preferences, desires or prejudices.