Thursday, August 09, 2007

PS3 for me...

As a hometheater enthusiast and a gamer... it was always a matter of "when" and not "if" I bought a Playstation3. However, I am much more of a Nintendo enthusiast then a Sony enthusiast and given the launch prices... I had to get a Wii right away, but the PS3 at $600 was just way too expensive.

However, the stars have aligned and conspired against me and I just couldn't resist:

  1. First there was the Offering of 5 free blu-ray discs.
  2. Next, there was the $100 price drop.
  3. Then Sony offered a credit card with no interest for 12 months and a $150 "rebate" for purchases over $300.
  4. Finally 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.


  1. (insert comment here about how competeley amazing your wife is, because she didn't totally shut you and your obsession down [even though she secretly wishes that you would rather put all that wonderful money into a savings account for a trip to Europe] but instead remains ever supportive because there is no twelve-step program for your illness)

  2. Now buy a 360 so we can play online together. Super Puzzle Fighter II HD remix coming this month! You know that shit is hot!