I agree to an extent, but to me the PS3 is not a failure. It's a hard lesson learned. It failed, however, to keep a lot of it's loyals as PS2 did with the PS1 fanbase, and that is the real tragedy here. The fact that PS3 says: Playstation, on it was not enough to sway loads of PS2 fans, at least not yet anyway. Gran Turismo 5, FFXIII, and Versus XIII could still help a lot but this gen the Playstation is pretty wounded unfortunately. Regardless, PS4 could still put Sony back on track to victory.
It´s not a failure for itself, since is a wonderful console and it´s not selling that bad for it´s price tag, but relativelly it is a fail, since it lost market share, money and brand name for Sony. It´s also a hard learned lesson, but failure nonetheless. As a gamer I´m very happy with my PS3, but unhappy for the way the gamming industry is going.
I´ve always been a pc gamer, but latelly the pc wasn´t receiving a lot of love from the devs(it´s looking better for 2009), that´s why I went back to consoles. My fear is that the gamming in consoles goes the same way, without the genres I like cause there´s a more profitable option. I hope there is a PS4 and that it´s an awesome console just as the PS3, but a success in sales like the PS2, or even the wii.
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