Here's a funny idea: since Sony sells its system at loss, and the only way it's going to turn to profit is by software sales, what about if Bill Gates bought lots of PS3s to get rid of the competitor? Gates has easily the money aquired to purchase a magnitude of tens of millions of PS3s. I even think he would get cash quite nicely from the parts. If the consumers wouldn't get PS3s and Sony money from software sales, Sony would die within a year, I'd say. They've already made loss because of the battery withdrawals and PS3 investments and loosing billions of dollars would be fatal. This is pure science fiction of course because the justice system would inhibit such a monopoly, but it shows how the market is not really entirely free after all. There's already been talk about the weak attachment rate of games for PS3. It's been estimated that Sony would need about 6 games sold per console to make profit this generation.