i agree with Iago: the console will be like the PS2 when DVDs were the new "fashion" like HD formats these days, most of my friends that have a PS2 have 1 or 2 games and the PS2 is in the living room or in their room working as a DVD player, they bought it because it was cheaper to buy a PS2 than a standalone DVD player. history will repeate it self for sure and the PS3 will sell like hotcakes. the Dreamcast failed around here because it had no DVD player. the only little problem is, and anyone can aprove my point of view, what will happen if BD die and HD-DVD become the standard? yes it has been a highly researched format, and it is realy cool, but what happended with the UMD and the minidisk? Why did it not perform to the expectations, no one i know has a single film on UMD and i have some friends with PSP, the sony shop at the one of the local comercial centers has had realy low number of UMD movies sold, about minidisks, they were great and still are but now they are almost extinct around here. Imagine that PS3 would work with betamax cassets and XBOX360 with VHS cassets, what would happen? i hope the PS3 and XBOX360 will have an accessory to play FPS like on the pc i hate aiming with the controler. as for the PS3 hardware, it can change anytime before it is lauched so only time will tell.