The PlayStation 3 has finally arrived, in the US and Japan at least; European gamers will have to sob uncontrollably into their hankies until next March, the poor souls.
From the review: "After spending some time getting intimate with the PlayStation 3 I am pleasantly surprised.
As you would expect, the games look and play well, and you get a Blu-ray player for under £1,000.
On paper this machine has got a lot of horsepower under the bonnet. The biggest drawback I can see with the PS3 is the price; $599 in the US and £425 in the UK for the 60GB version is a hefty chunk of change.
However, the PS3 is a good machine. If the 360 is the Sherman tank of next-gen gaming then the PS3 is a Ferrari.
It would be impossible for any machine to live up to the hype that Sony has lavished on the PS3, and getting to market first means Microsoft have managed to give Sony a bloody nose, but now that the PS3 has finally arrived, I think it is likely that the PlayStation 3 will eventually deliver a knockout blow to the opposition."