Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have each claimed decisive victories on the retail battleground over the 2006 holiday period, but no-one can question that the PS2 is still performing strongly in the market.
According to a back-patting release from Sony Australia, the company feels they have positioned themselves well for a March 2007 PS3 launch. This should go some way towards quelling fears of a further delay for the Australian launch of Sony's next console.
According to the release, Sony's PlayStation2 and PSP platforms held a 42% share of the total console hardware market for Q4 period. Further, despite the arrival of new next generation home consoles in 2006, the seven year old PlayStation 2 enjoyed 56% of home console hardware sales in the last quarter according to market research group GfK.