With the exception of the Wiimote strap issue (which seems to be working in Nintendo's favor actually) it seems the PS3 and Wii have had their launches without a hitch. While it might be a couple years before early adopters find out that a laser diode becomes misaligned or something like that, it seems both Sony and Nintendo have done a good job. I can't find any widespread reports about either system having major flaws. Everyone remember all the X-box overheating issues? My PS3 runs rather cool and in fact, spits out air that is on par with my Core 2 Duo MBP in terms of temperature. I know there were stories about prototypes overheating in those demo booths but I can't find any mass evidence of that with the released product. On another note, I had a bad experience at GameStop #1086. When I rushed down to buy my PS3 on 12/15 after calling and finding out they just got 4 in, the manager there told me that the PS3s had a 50% failure rate and were prone to overheating. She wanted me to buy a $70 warranty. I declined this coverage, and went home to find nothing online that backed her story up. I wrote to GameStop's investor relations (I'm a shareholder) and then called their store relations hotline and was put in touch with a district manager. It turns out that the lady I spoke with at GS not only has heard of any overheating issues with the PS3 but that the warranties are only $50! I'm pretty upset with them right now. The store manager tried to tell me when I called her that the notices of overheating came from Sony themselves and were forwarded to stores by GS corporate. Yeah right. As for me I'll be playing the heck out of my PS3 and buying a Wii for Super Smash Bros Brawl later on in 2007.