Monday, January 15, 2007

PS3 Post-Launch Malaise

News articles like this one and this one abound as the launch sales of the Wii and the PS3 begin to taper off post-holiday. I think the lack of good games for the PS3 this early in the life of the console isn't a serious problem; the new Sonic game is due out at the end of this month, which will satisfy the need for a good old fashioned platformer (the first video on this page is a good example of the gameplay). Also, Grand Theft Auto IV hits the 360 and the PS3 in October of this year, and you know Rockstar is going to take full advantage of the capacities of the next gen consoles. Their bizarre Xbox Table Tennis game and the forthcoming PS3 game L.A. Noire both look like pilot projects for the development technology being used to create GTA4. Once this title hits, I predict a surge in PS3 sales against the Wii, whether or not there's an accompanying boost in Xbox sales. I, for one, still look forward to getting my hands on a PS3.


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