Originally Posted by Hughmc
I completely disagree. Although there are some who bought it as a gaming rig, even many of those are finding out it is more capable of other things than just gaming.
I have R:FOM and can tell you that multiplayer online is very addictive. I have bought a couple of other games and rented several which were good, but I keep going back to R:FOM online. I play for hours at night, every night. I play capture the flag and it is a blast. I have even joined a clan which I never would have done before. I am 45. I am creating games with a couple of other players just to find glitches on some maps. They are 17, 25, 35 year olds. There are no boundaries and limits. People are very cool out there.
Many are loading linux software onto the PS3. They are using it for multimedia, etc.
The flip side. Many who bought it strictly as a BD player who are not gamers are getting into trying gaming. They have a controller in their hands for BD movies and get curious. They then download demos and try gaming. These tend to be older people in my age group and even older. Several from AVS have commented how they went out and bought games although not having ever been a gamer before.
Sony is no dummy.
You must ahve missed my next post. In any even't, most of the additional functionality that you are describing is replicated a couple times over in my, and many other households.
What I am getting at is, I have been online gaming for years, as have millions of others. This is something I readily do on my PS2, Xbox, 360, and PC. I have a media center pc connected to my home theater and my 360 is networked and can stream HD video and my whole audio library through my HT. The only thing different is the BD playback and the game library. As of right now there isn't much, for people who have other options in their homes, offered by the PS3 that I don't already have...other than BD.
I bought mine for gaming and BD playback. I am happy with purchase, and as I stated before, I feel as though it might be a let down for those gamers who spent $600 only to use it as a gaming rig because there is really only one great game right now. I feel some might be happier with their purchase if they wait, if all they care about is gaming. I guess I am naturally comparing the PS3 to my 360, which currently has some really stellar games. I know the PS3 eventually will have a great library, but in the end, that is my point...it will.