I can't believe how did the PS2 sold so better than GC and XBOX. :-|
According to an issue of PSM, just before the Gamecube and Xbox launched, the battle was already over. I didn't want to believe it, though. Third parties were already happy with the PS2 and its install base and the public (via poll) weren't even considering the competition, even as a second console. I thought they were full of crap. I kept saying to myself "Wait 'til you see what Nintendo can do!" or "Xbox is just another Atari."
Big was wrong.
Power wasn't the selling point. Games and brand recognition/loyalty were.