When the PS3's launched back in late 2006/early 2007 it was met with largely disappointing sales in many territories across the globe. Analysts and Sony fans alike increasingly looked to the future to cite possible PS3 titles that could lift sales to PS2 levels.
The latest sales figures from Japan have the PS3 falling steadily back to its pre-MGS4 sales levels drifting way behind the Wii just weeks after it stole headlines and surged past it - admittedly only for one week.
But it does beg the question; if one of the franchises most synonymous with the PlayStation can't rescue the PS3's fortunes, what can? Have people reached a time when software no longer pushes hardware, with consumers making their purchasing decisions based upon media specifications and firmware updates?