Bought my PS3 last year of May used for $199, the 160gb model. I don't like the direction where console gaming is going with the $60 retail price of video games, all the drm, and other forms of anti-consumer restrictions.
I don't like Sony. I don't care how good the specs are on the PS4, I only bought the PS3 because there is a lot of good games for the system. Sony hasn't released a good gaming device since the PSP. I'll buy a Wii U in the future once it's hacked.
PS3- 2009(?) as a gift from a friend, and interestingly the 60GB backwards compatible one. PS4- By sometime in 2015? There are a lot of factors, including providing(though I suspect this will be the case, at this point) the PS4 does have NO restrictions whatsoever in how many different PS4s you can play a physical disc in(a la all previous PlayStation systems). I also want to know more details, such as how well streaming of the PS1-PS3 library exactly works out. Also I'm in no hurry, considering I still have enough unplayed and underplayed(former the case less often, thankfully) PS3 games to play through.
np: Extm. G 3(PS2),Yoshi Island(SNES),Alpha Protocol(PS3), Krby Pnbl. Land(GB) http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/588740-super-mario-world-2-yoshis-island/63984893
ps4 - as of right now , never . as long as there is no backward compactabilty to any games we currently own , disk or digital , i would feel i wasted alot of money on nothing . i am planning to buy another ps3 next week because i have the fatboy with 80g and i'm almost have no space left .