I got mine about 6-7 month's after release mainly because of how bad my 360 release experience was. I literally got 4 360's dead in the box before I got one that worked. With that it made me wait to see how reliable the PS3 was before I bought one.
I got mine the black friday that the first slim models came out. Picked it up to play FFXIII and Disgaea 3. I'll wait a couple years and just pick up the RPGs that I think will be hard to find later on as they come out