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Monday, December 3, 2007

Article: Sony Aims For Comeback Win

Towards the top, Jack Tretton makes an interesting comment.

“The first year is important, but it’s the first inning of a nine-inning baseball game,” he says. “You’re not going to win many baseball games if you panic when you’re down 1-0 in the first inning.”

Jack, baby. You're not down 1-0 in the first inning. You're down 10-0 with the home crowd jeering and your fans wearing paper bags on their heads. You're getting trounced.

Sure, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Final Fantasy XIII are going to do good things. But MGS got old with installment 2. Remember, when you played as Raiden for half the game? Yeah. And Final Fantasy games, while they're still events, aren't nearly as earth-shattering as they were a couple of years ago.

Even when Sony's gotten a proven property, like Ratchet & Clank, on the PS3, it can't do anything with it. No one has a PS3. No one is going to plunk down $400 or more for one game, even if it's a good one.

I'm even a Sony fan. I love my PS2. However, I will not buy a PS3, especially not when there's much better alternatives available, like the Wii.