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Feylic said:
Doesn't anybody think it would be a good idea to wait for this generation of consoles to be over before declaring "winners" and "losers"

It's more of a qualitative assessment than a quantitative one.  Using Sony's console business as the yard-stick, they're doing much more poorly this time around.

There are a number of reasons for this:

1. The PS2 hardware was a definite leap ahead of the competition until the xbox came along, and MS was brand new and late to the party

2. The PS3 came to market a year after the 360

3. The Wii has "enough" horsepower for great 480p games, and the new control scheme is very innovative

4. Sony is now driven to a large extent by their media division.  This is why they damaged their image by introducing a root-kit level music-CD DRM approach, and why the PS3 sold very poorly in 2007 due largely to it's stratospheric price-tag, which was in part due to having a built-in Blu-ray player.

Overall, Sony isn't run by morons, so I expect they will lick their wounds and come back with a vengence next generation.