I mentioned last week that I was tempted to pick up the new 250GB model PS3 Slim. And yesterday I did precisely that.
Yes, I know I said I already have a PS3. But it's one that Sony provides to the media in order to play pre-release games. They might ask for it back one day! Also, it doesn't play nice with the PlayStation Network.
So I figured I should get my own. I wandered down to the local mall and did some price comparisons. (Amusingly, at one unnamed store, I asked one obviously clueless assistant whether the PSPgo had been selling. He told me he'd sold four himself. He then told me it was smaller than the old PSP, but I'd have to "go to Nintendo to download the games." It took all my self-control to maintain a straight face.)
In the end I went with the EB bundle offering Uncharted 2 and Call of Duty 4 for $596. I promptly traded in both games, paid $502.50 and walked out with my new console.
(I haven't plugged it in yet.)