A compelling Blu-ray player, if nothing else
If you have the money and patience to wait until this holiday shopping season, you can score Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 (PS4) console and rock some next-generation gaming into 2014 and beyond. Alternately, you could spend half as much on Sony's new flash-based 12GB PlayStation 3 (PS3) Slim system. Sony isn't making a big fuss over its low(er) cost console option, though it's not difficult to find.
It's an interesting value proposition, especially if you're already in the market for a Blu-ray player. For $200, you can play your Blu-rays, as well as access a rich catalog of games and streaming services via Ethernet or built-in Wi-Fi. it also comes with a wireless controller. Note that it does not, however, come with a vertical stand as depicted.