The PlayStation 2 was a healthy period in Sony’s gaming existence. Not only did it have excellent titles, it also had long gone elements such as game exclusivity and good sales figures. The PS3 is by no means a bad machine, but no one can argue the fact that it’s not doing as well as Sony had hoped for. You probably shouldn’t put it next to the Titanic like CNN did, hence the gaming community will hunt you down with torches and pitchforks, but some numbers speak for themselves.
Sony often refer to their “ten year-plan” (which the PS2 eight years later vigorously confirms) meaning we all shall pray that the PS3 is only having a rough start. In a research on the most played consoles in the US published by Nielsen, the PS3 is at the bottom with a mere 7.3 per cent. The winner was the good ol’ PS2 coming in at 31.7 per cent, followed by the Xbox 360 at 17.2 per cent and subsequently the Wii at 13.4 per cent.
Since LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2 are now released and are soon to be followed by Killzone 2, 2009 is a year screaming for surprises. It’s a shame the PS3 is so god damn expensive though – my highly educated guess of wisdom is that the low sales has got something to do with that. Would hoping for a price cut be foolish?