I thought this was rather interesting, it seems Sony's little gem (playstation) has no end to its uses.

As 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.
Full article can be found here: Playstation

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!