well I guesss I'll give u guys my opinion too... I'm a huge PS fan and I will no doubt be buying the PS3. Now I'm certainly not buying the PS3 for Blu-Ray cuz I dont trust sony's ability to market their products (remember mini-disk LOL)....HOWEVER, seeing that Sony is making a gaming console with Blu-Ray built in, I dont see how blu-ray will ever go away... well, at least not for another decade... Consider the life span of the PS, and PS2... right around a decade a piece... Even if PS3 lasts half that time, it would be worth me spending the 600 dollars on the latest gaming console that I LOVE, and get blu-ray which retails for more then that anyway... I just dont see how there is any competition??? for the duration of PS3, blu-ray is a guaranteed success... HD-DVD can offer no such promise.