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Aj_habfan said:
Yea, we knew that a year ago. But the PS3 did so horribly last year, that making a recovery this gen is more of the new mesure of success. We can't just ignore any accomplishment the PS3 has made and say, "It was in first last gen, nothing else matters."


+1.  This thread is rationalization at it's best.  Halo was not the final nail in the coffin for the PS3 and MGS4 launched much better than expected.


I could find reasons the other consoles failed -


Microsoft - Going to most likely end up 3rd this gen instead of 2nd.  They still are not getting the attention of Japan and Mainland Europe very well.


Nintendo - While having much better success than the PS2 did at this point in hardware sales, third parties still aren't giving the same attention as they did to the PS2, as evidenced by all the "Boycott Ubisoft" sigs in Wii Fanboys' sigs.


"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."  --Hermann Goering, leading Nazi party member, at the Nuremberg War Crime Trials 


Conservatives:  Pushing for a small enough government to be a guest in your living room, or even better - your uterus.