"The PS3 has had a mixed year. But at the end of 2008, the Sony console is still in a definite third place, being trounced by the Nintendo Wii and also roundly beaten by its direct competitor, the Microsoft Xbox 360. It's a good job then that Sony is retaining that ever-present optimism heading into 2009.
Games are clearly going to be key in 2009, at least as far as Sony's marketing efforts are concerned. However, I think the year needs to start with a substantial price cut in order for the games to actually have a big enough audience to sell to. 2009 could be Playstation 3's year, but then wasn't 2008 also touted as the same?"