You edited your post while I was writing mine. Its not so much as burning up a console I still have my launch 60gb and she still kicks just fine, but many others have died and with these things going for $150 used in some places its another disposable 4 year piece of guts and plastic. On the other side for some poor kid who does not have anything other than a PS3 its a gift from the PS3 Dev gods.
Lol I still have my modded xbox and she still boots but for some reason when I got my new tv the fceu on my box stopped displaying video right and I was never able to get it right again. So im pretty happy about this even if I only play a few hours of games on it its still a great homebrew for the scene. Sony takes Other OS and we add Nintendo and Super Nintendo..... Classic.