Matt Matthews of Next-Gen.biz writes: PlayStation 3 capitalized on Xbox 360 and Wii shortages in January. Will its success be short-lived, or will it continue after its competitors reappear on store shelves? Matt Matthews breaks down the numbers.
Outside of the holiday months of November and December, Sony had its best month in recent history. Perhaps more importantly, PlayStation 3 sales were on par with Wii sales and ahead of Xbox 360 sales, breaking a trend over a year old. Neither the Xbox 360 nor the Wii distinguished itself this month, coming in lower than expectations set by last year's sales.
Judging from the surprising slate of numbers, 2008 could deliver more of the drama we enjoyed in 2007.