"Got one, played with it, sold on eBay for profit."3.0 starson by Archimago
Pros: Blu-Ray drive
Cons: Unproven as a game machine, expensive.
Summary: Bought it on release day via pre-order so thankfully did not line up. Played Resistance and Ridge Racer 7 on 720p 42" Samsung DLP HDTV, Denon home theatre system - probably total about 10 hrs. Checked out the Blu-Ray movie - Talledega Nights or some such.
Sold it on eBay on Nov 20th with a bit of profit... Here's why:
Overall: Looks pretty, the controller is cool, I like the SIXAXIS acknowledgement that physical interaction is a good thing a la Wii. BUT, the game lineup is not good.
Resistance (probably best game so far) has lots of polygons but the effects like bump mapping, specular highlights, flare effects are lacking. Furthermore, there's something about the texturing that's underwhelming in both Resistance and Ridge Racer. This is NOT encouraging for those interested in graphical quality of a high end gaming machine given the price.
Some may say that these initial releases do not show the potential of the machine; I agree but it does say something about the quality to expect, especially since most games these days are cross-platform. I do also have an XBOX 360 - I'm no fanboy since this machine has flaws too - but I thought the 1st gen games there were superior and looks better (even Ridge Racer 6 looked smoother although it's nearly a year older).
I may have kept the machine for Blu-Ray capabilities (image looks great but horrible pack-in movie) but since there are barely any movies I want out, decided to cash in while the going's good. May pick up in the future if Blu-Ray catches on.