I'd go to the following link and align launches and weekly sales, at the same time or one at a time and you'll see that the PS3 is dong fine. The only reason you see this giant gap in the holiday season of 2006 is because of Sony's supply constraints. Not to mention Sony is still having supply constraints. Take some time to think here. How is it that when I get a paper advertisement from Bestbuy and only see the 360 being advertised as a special and no PS3 in sight? Well, Best Buy only advertises something when they are sure it is going to be in stock, meaning a minimum of a certain number of units per store. Some stores have PS3s stacked higher than mount olympus and some have only 2. In my area there are only 2 per store (I've actually counted them because I was looking for a certain game), so how is anyone going to know about the PS3 when it's not even being advertised on the paper advertisements from Best Buy? Sony is doing their part in advertising on TV and what not, but those advertisements suck. I personally prefer advertisements Best Buy do (showing games and remotes and the system itself). :
The link sheds light on the PS3 regardless of its current situation. In reality, the PS3 is still on track. I just don't get it. Whenevever Nintendo and Microsoft trip it's a case of "Oh they'll be ok," but when Sony trips it's a case of "OMG PWNZERD BY M$ AND NINTENPWNS!" I rarely post in this forum but I read a lot of what's going on every once in a while. One thing I noticed that this site has a lot of people who favor one console over another (fanboys) and people just going for the underdog. Sony has been on top for the past 2 generations and people want to see Mayweather beat De La Hoya because there's this certain need to see a giant mainstream figure fall to an underdog.
Personally, I'm a PSWii fan, I don't like the 360Wii combo. I used to have an Xbox in the past generation, along with all other consoles, but the Xbox might as well been called the "Halobox" because in reality, that's the only selling point it had.
People need to quit being childish during these mild situations. Especially when they say there are no good games on the PS3. Lets go back in time.
360 day one: ....Perfect Dark Zero (not good at all) and uh, Call of Duty 2 with last gen graphics. 360 fans had to wait a year before they got Gears of War, their first true killer app.
PS3 day one: Resistance (killer app seeing as to how 1/3 PS3 owners have it), and Call of Duty 3 with next gen graphics, not as good as 360, but at least not last gen graphics. PS3 is about 6 months old and it's already getting games like Motorstorm and about to get LAIR (1080p, excellent graphics, 7.1 surround sound, and all that crap Sony promised in 05) in July or something like that. PS3 is going to have at the very least 2 killer apps (MGS4 FFXIII) when it turns a year old, whereas 360 had only 1, Gears of War. That's already ahead of the 360's 1st year record.
In regards to people saying PS3 has better graphics, or 360 has better graphics, for now they are they same. I'm pretty sure one of the two is going to come out on top in about a year when devs start to know what the hell they are doing.
One of the things that hardly gets a show and tell recognition is Resistance:FOM. People fail to see beyond the trailers and what not. I like Gears of War, but it's a rental for me. People made it out to be more than it really was. The game is repetative. Ok you run into a section of the stage, kill 5-10 monsters, run to another section, kill 5-10 monsters, beat a blind monster, run to another section and kill 5-10 mosters again and so on. You never get to see a good major battle. Resistance had a different approach, like the mission where you're in Manchester shooting about 40+ monsters in one battle, all simultaneously doing their own things against your 15+ allies who are also simultaneously doing their own things. That's a great feature to me, don't know about you guys. Don't even mention Call of Duty 2&3 because that is poor AI for next gen consoles. It's so easy to shoot 50 nazis coming from one door way. Especially when they do the same thing; catch your bullets.
There is also the blu-ray player, and that's self explanatory. Longer games, period. I was soooo tempted to get a 360 a few months ago, but after playing Rainbow Six: Vegas and Gears of War I just couldn't do it. Don't get me wrong, they are great games, but the thing is, they are horribly short! It's like buying the greatest hamburger in the world and only getting 1 bite out of it...and it's over.
Then theres the GTA:IV thing going on. I don't care if 360 gets a whiff of GTA at the same time PS3 does. More happy gamers. But when Rockstar games has to shaft PS3 gamers because they have to make it fair for 360 gamers then it's getting ridiculous. They have to make it compatible with 360's that don't have HDDs or bigger formats (DVD9, but no HD-DVD or blu-ray?)... Sure, Rockstar games are to partially blame for this, but it's mostly Microsoft's fault for making an Xbox1.5.
No planes and a smaller world than San Andreas...ouch.