The Sony PS3 is set to release on November 17, 2006 in the US. Guardian Unlimited Technology asks the question Is Sony fighting a losing battle? This article is an interesting read and I would have to say hit on a few key points in Sony's PS3 release. Sony lost me with the hard drive they put out for the PS2. After all the hype, they dropped it like a rock once it was shipped, quietly they let it, and everything they announced for it, die. Then they released the PSP and it has not lived up to half the hype Sony pushed on us. So, looking at their track record, I would have to say, unless Sony pulls it head out of it's proverbial backside and get with the program, they will loose. The article is a good read and has some good points. At the end of the day, I expect the PS3 will be a hit, partly because it will be the cheapest Blue-Ray drive on the market, about $400 cheaper than their stand alone Blue-Ray drive, after all. If Sony does not clean up it's attitude toward the gaming community, being the cheapest Blue-Ray drive might not even help. You can' treat people like they are beneath you and expect them to buy your products.
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