I know I make quite a few "help me" threads, but whatever. I thought the VGF's insight would be helpful. Here's the deal, y'all:
There are three routes I can take for BF.
1) Game route: Because I refuse to stand in lines in the middle of the night, my only BF shopping would be at Gamestop. Some decent prices on good games -- R&C Trilogy $20, Skyrim $30, Doom 3 BFG $20, etc. Upside is some of those games may not see prices that low for a little while. Downside is I already have a massive backlog and if I really want to play one of the new games (Dishonored $30), I can just "rent" it for a week from Gamestop.
2) Sony 3D bundle: I'm getting tired of my wife saying, "can you play in another room? I want to watch a show." Our family TV and my gaming TV are the same thing. It would be awesome to have a second HD widescreen in my office. (I already have an old tube TV in there to play retro games). Upside: price is good, comes with a Motostorm game, and while I'm not that interested in 3D, it's a nice feature. Biggest upside is I more easily play through my massive backlog of PS3 and 360 games. Downside: it's not on sale for BF. It's the price I can get anytime.
3. Vita route: ACIII Liberation bundle is on sale for $200. The exact price I've been waiting for. Upside: I enjoy handheld gaming probably more than console gaming, but I think that's only because of the TV issue stated above. Great price. People knock it, but I'm intrigued by the Vita's library. My interest in PS+ is at an all-time high, now that the Vita and PS3 share the price. Downside: new system means I build up yet another backlog of games. Many gamers I respect in the VGF have regretted the purchase.
As always, thanks for your input.