With the news of the massive PS3 supply shortage, primarily due to blue-laser diodes, the criticism of shoddy rushed Blu-Ray launch titles, and the price premium of the Sammy player compared to the Toshiba HD-DVD player, do you think Sony should have hoarded all the blue-laser diodes, kept the software in the oven for a little longer, and made November 17th the official launch date of the format, and the PS3 the first player released? Granted it might not have made a huge difference in the number of PS3s on the shelf come mindight on the 16th, but even a couple hundred thousand more PS3s would be good news. Another 2-3 months might have produced better authoring and perhaps the use of differnet codecs) on the launch titles, and would have allowed for a more varied launch list of titles (including the Warner and Fox ones). And there's the fact that a $600 Blu-Ray player (that can play next gen games, no less) is a lot more attractive than a $1000 Samsung. I realize they were desperate to get Blu-Ray out as close to HD-DVDs launch as they could, but it's really striking me as a forest for the trees move at this point. In a market with so few actual customers (in the scheme of things), waiting a couple of months wasn't going to cost anyone the war.