The amount of times that I have change discs in Mass Effect 3 makes me want to punch a child.
You're not going to find a better Blu-ray player at the PS3's price range (the PS3 Blu-ray is actually better than most players at any price range), so all the gaming talk is sort of a moot point, anyways. Just get one, man. It's a quality purchase. All of the great PS3 exclusives and such will just be icing on the moist, Blu-ray-y delicious cake.
Recently Played (out of ten):
Watch Dogs (PS4)- 6.5
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)- 9.5
Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)- 8 Shovel Knight (Wii U)-9
The next X Box will probably have a Blu-ray player in it anyway.
I can't see that happening. Correct me if i'm wrong but don't Sony have something to with actually owning the Blu Ray brand/name? If that is the case, then Microsoft would have to cough up a shitload of money to get that licence!