Sony has been the undisputed winner of the console wars two generations in a row and for good reason. It did what many might have believed was impossible.
More than a decade ago, when the consumer electronics maker first ventured into the world of gaming, no one would have believed that it could topple the seemingly unshakable giant, Nintendo (with the Playstation) or hold it’s own against a company with nearly inexhaustible resources, Microsoft (with the Playstation 2).
It did though and it made sense that things would only get better for the company when it released it’s next console.
As far as the world and eager gamers knew, Sony was primed and ready to pull a hat trick with the launch of the Playstation 3, but after the initial buzz faded retail outlets that were once scrambling to restock their shelves suddenly found themselves with a large supply of heavy, expensive consoles but no demand.
How does that happen? Was it the price? Was it due to the head start of the Xbox 360 and the near simultaneous launch of the Wii? Was it because of outright arrogance on the part of Sony spokespeople?
Debating the issue today we’ll have X-Play’s Adam Sessler and the editor for Geek Monthly, Paul Semel.