Originally Posted by TheMoose
Sept & Oct was the surge from Halo 3, that was software induced & will not hold, now that most people that want it have it they will drop back down to normal, The PS3 is a hardware price drop, there are a lot of PS2 owners that have been waiting for a price drop to get a PS3.
When Metal Gear Solid 4 & Gran Turismo 5 hit those titles will sell as many if not more consoles than Halo did.
The good games are starting to be released & with the price drops the PS3 sales will be great this holiday season.
Right but you have the 360 Arcade out now, and that's supposed to move pieces just like the PS3 price drop.
Everyone in the console industry is expecting a 360 Christmas in Software. A Wii Christmas in Hardware (with 360 in 2nd).
Mass Effect comes out on the 360 and it's a software title that has been called "the most waited for title of 2007," over Halo 3 by magazines, etc. So I fully expect that title will drive some hardware sales itself.
Still Sony needs that 300% increase because they're in third place, which is something they aren't used to. Problem is there doesn't appear to be any reason to believe that will change.
The Wii may very well become number 1 in total sales. The 360 is still outpacing the PS3 though. The XBOX was never number 1. So this is a totally new environment.