Are hardware sales all that matter in the so-called console war? Microsoft would have you think that, no, there's much more to it than that. What really matters, they say, is you, the gamer.
And so it went in the run up and run down of yesterday's NPD "big reveal" -- Nintendo won out handily with both the DS and Wii, while Microsoft pulled out all the stops, including a call for leniency due to hardware shortages they contend caused the Xbox 360 to fall roughly 16,000 units behind rival PS3 for the second time in as many months.
So it's a simple question then: Are you not entertained?
One Microsoft rep who wrote the GamePro tip line thinks you are, and put it thusly: "What makes a winning platform? It's more than console sales. It's about consoles + content + community."