What the year will bring, maybe, for Sony fans and the hardware trio they support.
There's no doubt that 2006 was a year filled with criticism for the folks at Sony. After all, the company did delay the PlayStation 3's launch by several months in North America and Japan and by almost a year in Europe and Australasia. But that was only the beginning. As the months went by, opponents continued to slam the Japanese giant on a number of different issues -- including the PS3's omission of force feedback in its controllers, the high cost of the PSP and PlayStation 3 when compared to their competition, and the continued downsizing of promises (re: PS3 launch shipments and the system's technological capabilities).
Amidst this very public negativity, the good news seemed to get lost. The PlayStation 2, for example, had a hell of a year in the software department with Okami, Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero II, and Bully leading the pack. The PSP too, came into its own with a great lineup of high-quality games like Daxter, Syphon Filter, Killzone, LocoRoco, and Tekken DR to name a few. Plus, let's not forget that, chaotic as it was, the PlayStation 3's US launch was a national media event -- and it seemed to eat up almost as much TV time as the mid-term elections.
But now that 2006 is completely behind us, the big question for most PlayStation fans is, "What will 2007 bring for Sony and its products?" Read on to find out