The launch of the PS3 was sub-par to say the least. The console’s value proposition just didn’t make its point to the majority of gamers out there. However, in the months since the system launched it has made its presence known with a solid lineup of games as well as the future value of the built-in Blu-ray player now that HD DVD bit the dust.
Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian seems to think that the trend will continue, and gives much of the credit to the PS3’s strong game lineup slated for the coming months. Speaking to investors at a recent meeting in the San Francisco area, Sebastian noted, “Despite ongoing modest sales trends for PS3 hardware in North America, we believe the platform may benefit from an improving software lineup – MGS 4, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2 – and the late 2008 rollout of more robust online services.”
There’s no doubt that some of the PS3’s biggest titles are still waiting in the wings, and when those eventually see the light of day it will truly be a great time to own the system. Also, it’s tough to know what he means by “more robust online services” but I think it’s safe to assume that if an open beta for HOME ever actually graces the console, that would qualify.