Fast-forward to today. PS3 has suffered a crucial blow last month, and with fewer than a dozen games coming out in the next month, the immediate future does not look much brighter. Infendo (a Nintendo fan site) has constructed a graph, pointing out PS3's lackluster momentum in its first six months. Comparatively, it has been outpaced by last generation's "failures."
What can we garner from this data? Firstly, Sony is going to have to try much harder. Secondly, the PS3 isn't that much farther behind the Xbox 360. Finally, the most startling revelation: people aren't as interested in this new generation of console technology as they were previous year's. A look at Wii's phenomenal success is indicative of the industry moving in a direction that many could not have predicted. As distressing as this information may be to Sony fanboys, we have to remember that the battle is far from over.
1. Well, we could give this info the Sony fanboy spin (and the Sony corp spin), and turn it into "dollar marketshare". That way PS2 would be higher than the Wii, and PS3 would be significantly higher than 360. PS3 would leapfrog almost everything, and 360 would be doing a little better.
Posted at 11:27AM on May 19th 2007 by bootsielon