Late to the party, I received a Playstation 3
last week. I have been the owner of the XBox 360 since it launched and a victim of the red ring of death. When the HD-DVD addon came out, I jumped all over it. It allowed me to have a low cost of entry to the HD movie age. Alas, it was not meant to be, and HD-DVD went the way of Beta.
So what caused me to pull the trigger on the PS3? I wish I could say it was the games, but I cannot. It was the Blu-Ray movies. Right now, there are a ton of movies out that I never saw in theaters. Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and Dark Knight (coming soon) are a few examples. Normally I would just get these in HD from Comcast On-Demand... but I could no longer wait.
So I went with the unbundled 80gb version of the PS3. It came with 1 controller and no games. The sad part is there are not any games that forced me to buy the console. I'm sure I will pick up a game soon though. LittleBigPlanet is supposed to be pretty good.
The first thing I noticed about the PS3 was its size. Microsoft and Sony must have switched places this year, because the PS3 is big. Setup was pretty painless... although I don't 'get' the on-screen keyboard. It just confused me, so I stayed with User 1. It should be noted you can plug in a USB keyboard.
The interface seems decent enough, no complaints yet. Of course, I have not even made a PSN account yet and only watched a movie. More on the movie later.
I am happy so far, I can play Blu-Ray movies, PS3 games and the final slot in my entertainment center is now filled.
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