There's no doubting that the PlayStation 3's first couple years have been a little rocky, as worldwide sales figures currently put the system firmly in third place. The biggest knock against the system, since launch, has been its price. Launching at $500 and $600, it was much more expensive than the Xbox 360 right off the shelf. However, when you took things like its built-in WiFi into account or stacked it up against standalone Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3 actually turned out to be a great value.
But how does it stand today? As Blu-ray player prices spiral downward, especially players launched recently for this holiday season, and with the Xbox 360 having seen price cuts this year, is the PS3 still a great value despite it being the most expensive out-of-the-box console?