I ran across this Dallas Morning News article via N4G.com. The author paints a pretty dire picture for Sony:
“So Sony has two choices: slash the price (and a $100 discount may not be enough anymore) and hope that higher game sales can offset the hardware loss. Or get out of the home console business and focus on handhelds.”
I do not see that happening. I am not sure what Sony will do if things do not turn around by this time next year, but I assume they expect PS3 system and PS3 game sales to start improving as the holiday season rolls around.
Now this bit is just ridiculous:
“But Sony’s console isn’t seen as the system for the hard-core gamer, as is the 360. It’s seen as the system for rich people who already own a 360 and are looking for something frivolous to spend their cash on.”
Wow. This is almost like troll bait on a message board. Interesting read without that last part, and pretty much along the same lines as everyone else is reporting. Sony looks like they are in serious trouble.