I don't know if I threw my 2 cents in yet. But everyone knows I'm a big Sony fan. Hey I was a Nintendo fan before that, but the PS1 and PS2 were flat out the best machines and best supported hardware.
I'm not above getting a Wii, but I've come to despise Microsoft for many reasons and sold my 360. Halo was the only reason I got an Xbox originally and since Halo 2 was ruined they haven't shown me anything special.
I feel the competition is great for gamers, but Microsoft IMO is a worse corporation than Sony. Whn it comes to support for their products the only one they make any effort on is Windows cause it's the bread and butter.
If you want to get down to it, Nintendo is the "most ethical" and really the best company among the three. That said, I enjoy games like Gears of War for instance, so the Wii doesn't really appeal to me given the constraints. But like I said, I'm not above dropping 250, I have a gamers pass and will just play games at my liesure.
I've really been thinking about spending my tax return on a PS3. Amazon.com is having a huge sale right now on Blu-rays. About 48 of them that basically cost less than DVDs.
I really feel the PS3 has a lot to offer, XMB, Browsing, Blu-ray player, etc. I don't really need the Wifi, or extra hard drive space, or the flash memory card readers. Is it worth it?
I really like HDTV, and HD movies, a 360 I would have to spend 600 to get what I want, PS3 500...When I sold my 360 I basically got all the money I spent on it back.
I've just liked the Sony fanchises over these years and I think that's my direction, MGS4, DMC4, FFXIII, God of War.
On topic. As far as the sales go, yeah that's not good. Hopefully march will be better with the new v1.6 firmware offering a better online experience, Motorstorm, F1, and all the other games coming in March.
And the European launch will be pretty big and offer a larger set of online players and community.
I think all this talk about it dying is ridiculous though. Why would any fan even want that? A competition of 3 has usually been how it is and it's good for gamers and keeps pricing down.
6 DC Feb 00 92,000 1,861,000
7 DC Mar 00 68,500 1,929,500
8 DC Apr 00 49,500 1,979,000
9 DC May 00 38,500 2,017,500
10 DC Jun 00 53,000 2,070,500
11 DC Jul 00 40,000 2,110,500
12 DC Aug 00 58,000
I was looking at the numbers for dreamcast and I didn't realize how bad it was doing. PS2 didn't even kill it, it was done before PS2 even came out. Look at those figures. That us February 2000, way before PS2 was even out.
92k, 68k, 49k, 38k, 53k, 40k, 58k. That is telling of a dead system, DC didn't even have any generational competition when it came out. Only sold about 2.3 million in the US over the course of 1 year. PS3 has already gotten to 1.2 million, and I really, really doubt their sales ever get as weak as DC was.
Anyway, I still want a PS3.