It is still the best blu-ray player on the market. I have two dedicated players purchased in last 15 months sitting in the basement, the PS3 just keeps rocking.....Do you not have either gaming system yet? If you are just buying a complete system I would say go with the PS3. I have a PS3 and it's a blast, and it doubles as a blu-ray player. Playing online is free and fairly flawless, games come in blu-ray some 3D compatible, I just felt at the time the blu-ray player was a deal maker. Making that decision came a few years ago when blu-ray players were more expensive.