the only reason people wine about ps3 is because they cant afford to buy a ps3 nor sustain a ps3 console, i had to save to buy mine, but also two other friends where doing the same, now we all have our black lady wit MGS, and each one have at least 9 games, so i can chose what to play from a list of 27 games. fanboys stop whining and make smart decisions, start saving.
im using my ps3 for almost any digital entertaining: play games, watch movies (BD and DVD), im also streaming media, 1080p mkvs play smoothly. i began playing on a 29 inch crt (i know, i was saving for the ps3) but now i got a 50 inch fullhd plasma and an outstanding 7.1 home teather, so you can imagine how my games look and sound.
so dont blame the recession, i dont live in the states, japan or europe, im in the others (seen vgcharts), my country doesnt even have PSN (i have to cheat the system to play on line), so here a ps3 worth much more than you can even imagine, but i got it, so guys you can have it to.
oh, and i bought my ps3 just because its the most powerfull entertaining machine ever.