Thursday, January 12, 2006

PS3 and 360

I've been thinking for a while about how to explain this in the clearest way, and I think I finally put it together.

Here's Sony's problem: the PS3, even if it comes out in November in the U.S. (incredibly unlikely at this point), isn't going to be competing against first-wave 360 games. It won't even be competing against second-wave games (like Gears of War and Ghost Recon, both of which look absolutely phenomenal). No, it's going to be competing against third-wave games or later, and even though Sony publicly acts like that doesn't matter, it's going to be a huge problem for them.

There's just no way that's going to go well for Sony, particularly if the PS3 is $100 more expensive.

Here's how you'll be able to tell if Sony is panicking: if they start focusing more and more on the Blu-Ray drive and less and less on the gaming capabilities.

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