Yesterday my brother used $140 in gift cards to defray the cost of a Sony PlayStation 3 in advance of the Final Fantasy and Virtua Fighter games due out in February.
Physically connecting the machine was a snap compared to the 90 minutes reading onscreen instructions to establish its Internet presence, and 30 more minutes spent downloading a Gran Tourismo game.
After all that, I'm told the game looked awesome. I'm not eagle-eyed enough to enjoy High Definition. Sure, I might notice the difference if I watched Standard and High side-by-side, but who does that?
My first comment about the PS3: "It looks like a George Foreman grill."