Re: Genus, Species and the Playstation 3
What it is called is the only true next gen gaming system.
It uses Blu-Ray discs for games because you can get more high definition audio & video content on a Blu-Ray disc than you can a CD or DVD.
It has a browser so you can go online to get content from the Playstation store.
You forgot it's also a media server.
All these are just a part of being a real next gen system, the Xbox 360 is just Xbox version 1.5, basically just a Xbox with HD & the Wii is just a repackaged game cube with motion control.
So it's a next gen gaming system with a bunch of extras.