Bingo. Except I'd say, MS better be prepared to take it (the loss in overall profitability, by far, to Sony and PS3) because their viral marketing campaign earned them every bit of derision they get now, after making PS fans suffer for a couple years. Some MS fans, too, deserve the delicious reversal we've seen. Only some..they know who they are, and they mostly hide now, rather than post, across the Internet.
I used to read Hi Def Digest forums and it was funny how at one point the HD-DVD crowd was really rabid and dominant. In time, they were broken completely by reality and the BDA. Parallel?
I agree, some MS/360 fanboys deserve to have the PS3's success rubbed in their face for a while. I can't believe some people last year were calling the PS3 "dead" and proclaiming it to be the next 3DO, it was the most insane criticism of a console I've ever seen. The tables have really turned, especially since 2008 started.
Haha, yeah the HD-DVD crowd really were rabid, just like the N64 crowd, just like the Dreamcast crowd and just like the Xbox 360 crowd........and Sony soon shut them all up. History always seems to repeat itself with PlayStations........