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Sep 16 2011

PS3 Stuck in Third

Sony’s PS3 never did work out quite like they expected, and the price combined with the late release have always been cited as a major causes of this. Despite its unpopularity, the PS3 is undoubtedly the most powerful console on the market. Its build quality is far better than the 360, and with some genuinely great exclusives like Heavy Rain and Kill Zone, you’d think Sony would be gaining some ground, but no—the PS3 is still far, far behind the Wii and the 360. And its prospects for some last-ditch sprint to second or first place are very, very poor.

Last week, the price was cut by a modest $50, and this doesn’t seem to be helping much at all, serving only to slow down Sony’s decline, a fact that would surprise any PS2 era Sony executive. Who would have thought five years ago that Microsoft would win this round of the console wars?

Lucky for Sony, the next round is coming up in just a couple of years. So they still have a chance to turn things around next time. Full stats here: www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/6483/npd_behind_the_numbers_august_.php?page=2

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