About 20 mins on release day. The 10 it took to get to the store and 10 to complete the transaction. I was military at the time and since civilians don't have access to the Navy Exchange, there's pretty much never any waiting or heartache involved with purchases.
I got my current ps3 last christmas (not the one that just passed, the one before that) with possibly the 2 worst pack in games ever, Avatar the Game and Prince Of Persia, but didn't care due to my old ps3 games from my old broken PS3 --- Not changing my sig until Trent Barreta wins any title in WWE or is released (Started 25/06/2011) One Among The Fence
November of 2011. I played through Dark Souls on my 360 and wanted to play Demon's Souls and Dark Souls with a larger community.
I'm glad I made that purchase since I've been able to play through Ratchet & Clank again (plus the newer games), MGS4, the Uncharted series, etc. There are some really other great exclusives on this system that I haven't played yet as well. --- Currently Playing: Dark Souls (360/PS3), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC), FTL
Purchased my PS3 yesterday (2/27/13). Got the Uncharted 3 GOTY bundle. I have owned a gaming worthy laptop for a few years and mainly used that, however time has taken its toll and the video card just can't run the newer games coming out (black ops 2, crysis 3, tomb raider, etc). I figured it was time to invest in a console finally and the games I am most interested in are on PS3 (Defiance, Destiny, and possibly FFXIV: A Realm Reborn). I already have Defiance pre-ordered.
I got mine i think in 2008, broke sometime in 2010 and just bought my new one. the first one was the 20GB model just got the new 250GB version. --- Rainbow dash is best pony. I have a Gaming PC, Xbox 360, Had a ps3 that broke, PS Vita, 3ds XL, had a Wii, an Iphone 4s and a galaxy S3. Not a Fanboy to any.