The PS3 Console has definately proven we are in a new age of entertainment. The graphics alone on HD are worth the price. The game content and attention to detail is much improved & in my opinion better than what other consoles can offer. Some say it costs too much, but take into consideration that the PS3 Console is also a Blue Ray player and will upconvert standard dvd titles to 1080P. You get updates for your console via internet using a home PC w/ a disc or flash drive and may also use a Wi-Fi connection or just hook it directly to an ethernet cord. The process is very simple and FREE. I would also like to note that the PS3 Console Network and connection to the internet is completely free to use. Xbox charges for internet connection to they’re network.