"Absolutely no excuse left to not pick one up anymore."5.0 starson by dagreatest41
Pros: 1. Competitive price
2. Bu-Ray player
3. Built in Wi-fi
4. free online multiplayer and PlayStation store
5. Huge library of exclusive games
6. HDMI port
7. 120GB Hard Drive (+swapping it with a bigger HDD won't void warranty)
Cons: The only 2 cons that I could think of with the PS3 were
1. High price
2. Big physical size
3. No PS2 backwards compatibility
But now with the slim, the first 2 issues have been alleviated.
Summary: The PS3 has come a long way since it's launch. Not only has the price dropped yb a whopping $300 (to now only $299), But the library of quality games that it offers has also grown drastically. I would even argue that with the exception of Mass Effect, Halo3, and Gears of War, the PS3 has a better gaming library than its competitors.
With games like Killzone2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 1&2, LittleBigPlanet, Gran Turismo 5, God of War 3, Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare 2, GTA4, Fallout3, Bioshock, etc. You simply cannot go wrong.
Even the PlayStation Store has improved drastically. Even though it is still a bit behind Xbox LIVE in terms of the quality of service it offers, it's definitely catching up. and best of all, IT'S FREE!
Add to that the fact that it comes packed with a built in Wi-Fi adapter (you'll have to shell out another $100 to buy that separately on competing consoles), a fantastic build in Blu-Ray player, and a whopping 120GB HDD (which by the way is upgradable), the PS3 is a must-buy system for any gamer and tech enthusiast.
If you were on the fence about buying a PS3, now you have absolutely no excuse to hold back. Especially give the new low price point of $299.