However, the stars have aligned and conspired against me and I just couldn't resist:
- First there was the Offering of 5 free blu-ray discs.
- Next, there was the $100 price drop.
- Then Sony offered a credit card with no interest for 12 months and a $150 "rebate" for purchases over $300.
- Finally www.sonystyle.com ran a free shipping promotion.
This effectively made the PS3 a $350 purchase as opposed to a $600 purchase. I'll admit the free shipping wasn't a must-have (there are two sonystyle stores here in Houston), but it sure made it easy to just order online... it's not like I'm in a rush to get it.
Now, I have to re-wire my home theater system to accommodate another box that outputs greater than 480P.... easier said then done... I'll have to post my home theater wiring diagrams later to offer some better perspective on the enormity of this task.
Ironically, I'm still not sure there are any games I "must have". For the time being it may just serve as a blu-ray player. Although it's inevitable that PS3 titles will eventually starting appearing in my "game-collection" and "wishlist" on the right sidebar.