Originally Posted by xenocide
Most of those things had already existed on PC's for years, the onyl cutting edge feature was Blu-Ray. The Cell CPU was really impressive on paper, but the simple fact was in underwhelmed. The best analogy I can think of is Bulldozer--people assumed when AMD went from 4/6 Phenom II cores to an 8-Core Bulldozer they'd see a huge performance gain, but because the per core\per thread performance was down so much, it was a huge disappointment. The reason Cell seemed so impressive was because it had a ton of cores, the problem was that at the time most developers had only handled 1-4 threads at a time, so developing software for 7 all of a sudden was a nightmare, compiled with the fact that the per-core performance is pretty low, you see exactly why Sony isn't reusing it. They use Cell Technology in TV's now btw.
For a product that was AIO I say it was pretty damn impressive at its time.