Sony PS3, Just Call a Do-Over. Please.
Posted by Jeff as Marketing
I could make a career writing about how much suckage the Sony PS3 represents. Almost 2 years ago I wrote a detailed list of things that were wrong with the PS3 and it still applies today, except Sony was forced to accept market reality and drop the price from $600 originally and there are much better game titles available today.
It’s still tough rock for Sony to push, as console sales figures out today reveal, given that they haven’t changed the marketing focus and there is still no strong online offering. Even without the Wii, Sony is getting their ass kicked by Microsoft who is selling Xbox 360 consoles 2-to-1 against the PS3, despite having a serious quality issue that set them back recently and essentially the same game title library.
# Wii: 803,000 consoles
# Xbox 360: 370,000
# PS3: 190,000
# PS2: 136,000 (People are still buying PS2s?)
Compounding Sony’s problems are the PSP, which has not had a meaningful upgrade/redesign in far too long, is underpowered, doesn’t have the equivalent of an “app store”, and doesn’t have any new compelling game titles. So now Nintendo is parlaying their success with the Wii for further success in the handheld category where the DS is outselling the PSP 2.5:1.
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