$500 or $600 is not alot of money. Get off your ass and work.
Not everyone is hardcore enough to buy a video game console for that much, though. No one really seems to care about Blu-Ray, which is why no one realizes that the ps3 is a Blu-Ray player that does other things for almost half the price. I don't hate the ps3, i just like the wii better, and that seems to automatically make me a Nintendo fanboy/full-fledged ps3 hater.