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Is Sony Not Trying Hard Enough?

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.

January 5th, 2006 Posted by | General, Xbox, Xbox 360 | one comment



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  1. [...] Game Daily is running a series of the five biggest video game stories of the year, starting with the success of microtransactions. Today’s entry, number four: “Xbox 360 is NOT Dreamcast!” I’ve mentioned before the similarities between the Xbox 360 and the Dreamcast, especially the fact that Peter Moore was a big part of both efforts, but it did indeed become clear this year that the Xbox 360 is not a failure, and will never be a failure. The 360 is here to stay, will be a major part of this period in video game history, and there is a good chance there will indeed be an Xbox 3 in the future. (via Digg) [...]

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