I thought this was rather interesting, it seems Sony's little gem (playstation) has no end to its uses.
Full article can be found here: PlaystationAs perhaps the clearest evidence yet of the power of sophisticated but inexpensive game consoles, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has assembled a supercomputer from an army of Sony PlayStation 2 devices.
I see that Playstation is also releasing a new Super Playstation 2 with 120 gb hd and a basket full of other features. Also later this year I believe Sony is releasing the handheld Playstation. Woohoo!