It was the underdog as soon as its price was announced. The years after that were marred by lack of content and general screw-ups. For most part of the last gen it was unthinkable for the PS3 to even catch up with the 360. And let's face it, despite the Cell the PS3 was always the inferior console, evident by all the worse multiplats. The exclusives are what saved it in the end but overall it was the worse product.
PS4 reversed everything and people are jumping on the train for all the years of bad press about the PS3. It's so much more fun to celebrate a system if it suddenly kicks the asses of the systems that kicked it last gen.
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