If I were you, I would get it now.
They are going to take the PS2 Emotion Engine out next month and run the PS2 games under software emulation, which may not be a bad thing in the long run; however it is definitely going to decrease PS2 software compatibility for now.
As far as dependability goes, I have had my PS3 since launch, no problems. My friend, father and two co-workers have had their PS3s since December and have had no problems either. That doesn't prove that they're flawless but I would say they have, so far, exhibited a much lower failure rate than the early 360s. Besides they have a warranty for a year, if it's going to go out, it will before then and you just get a new one.
I have yet to meet someone working in a game store that owns a PS3. They either really want one or hate them. I my guess would be that they donât like it because they canât afford one. Apparently GameStop doesnât pay that well, go figure.
As for games, there is going to be a couple titles worth buying here soon. I for one have already paid for my copy of MotorStorm and eagerly await the 7th since my game shop is slow. Not to mention Blu-ray is doing well now. I am guessing if you have a Wii and a 360, you most likely own an HDTV, so you would most likely appreciate the Blu-ray movie playback. I didnât give a crap about it at first, then I found out net-flix has Blu-rays.
Owning an HDTV, a Wii, an Xbox360 and a PS3 isnât that a dream come true?
Great post. Welcome to the forum (at least posting-wise). I, too, have had my PS3 since launch although I didn't play it for a month because I considered selling it (sold 1). I decided to keep it when I read that no one had any hardware problems that I could find. I went through the PS1 overheating and having to turn it sideways, and then the PS2 having problems with the laser because it was early DVD tech (and eventually had to get a 2nd). But, so far, the PS3 has no such problems with the blu-ray or anything else. That part of the PS3 launch is truly amazing.