The PS3 was without a doubt the best purchase I made in 2007. I bought the original 60GB model.
Yes it did got off to a slow start, but I can promise you that 2008 is the year that this beauty really comes to life.
There are some great exclusives set to be released throughout the year that will see the PS3 take it's place among the gaming elite.
Just looking at the sheer volume of games coming to PS3 this year you can bet that it will over take the Xbox sometime soon.
And whilst I do like the Xbox 360 (I bought one on release day back in 2005) everything about the hardware and software of the PS3 is much more appealing to me. It's sexier! The Xbox just doesn't look good in my media centre now. It's ugly and worse it's loud when it's on... And has recently started to gather dust due to lack of use ;)
The console also allowed me to start my Blu-ray collection. And after watching films in stunning HD quality, it is very hard to watch your average DVD movie again after the treat of superb Audio and Picture quality you get.
This is really the one to watch in 2008. Stunning graphics and fantastic Hardware inside including:
Built in WiFi: Allowing connection to a wireless internet connection.
Bluetooth: Keyboards. Mouse. Headsets. All of these can be hooked up to this machine.
Full Internet Compatibility.
The Cell Processor: The fuel that makes this beast go. I won't bore you with details and specs. But it is very very powerful.
Anyway enough from me, I'll close by saying... Buy now, You won't regret it. The only minor thing with the 40GB Hard Drive model is that you won't be able to play PS1 or PS2 games on it at the moment. But rumours are that there is an update on the way that will allow this on the 40GB model. So hold tight. It will happen.
My Console rankings:
Nintendo Wii: 9/10
XBox 360: 6/10 (Just not as good as it should be. And too damn loud)