Two months ago, we were worried that the Xbox 360 would be the next Dreamcast, a collosal failure, brought down by Sony marketing hype. Well, Sony isn’t doing its part to hurt Microsoft. Last time around, Sony did everything possible to push the Playstation 2 as a great leap forward, destroying any belief that the Dreamcast could compete.
This time, Sony seemed like it could do the same thing, since the videos at E3 impressed a lot of people who didn’t realize they were just videos. There was a lot of debate as to whether the PS3 was much more powerful than the 360. Sony just needed to keep hammering the point home, and they could cost Microsoft a lot of sales.
Today’s Sony Keynote at CES dealt with “HighER” Definition (roll eyes), the PSP, and a few PS3 videos. Certainly not the vicious attack I was expecting. How does Sony expect to repeat without any effort? Where’s the killer edge? Is Sony distracted by recent failures and embarresments (rootkits, for one) and Blu-Ray that it just plans on releasing the PS3, letting it speak for itself?
If that is true, color me surprised.