Sony PlayStation 3
Celebrate not only your windfall, but the end of the high-def disc format war. Blu-ray has emerged victorious, so it's time to splurge on a PlayStation 3.
The PlayStation 3 offers all the features of your typical Blu-ray DVD player, as well as access to exclusive PS3 video games. Resistance: Fall of Man and Ratchet and Clank are already tearing up the charts, and it's only going to get better. Metal Gear Solid 4 comes out on June 12; with over 18 million units sold in the Metal Gear Solid series thus far, this conclusion to the series promises to be the biggest blockbuster yet for the PS3. And dare we mention Grand Theft Auto IV?
And when Sony launches its Home online service, the inbuilt broadband adaptor and 40GB hard drive will be used to interact with other gamers in a free, Second Life-style fashion.
Although the PlayStation 3 has been slow to catch up to the sales of the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii, its position as the most affordable and versatile Blu-ray player may finally make it a winning proposition.