The burdens of being the king weighed heavy on Sony during the second half of 2008, as we watched the industry leader for the previous two hardware generations become seemingly complacent with a third place spot. But not all is lost--not by a long shot. PlayStation brand recognition remains strong.
Finding 10 PS3 games to watch in 2009 was an easy task; it was narrowing the list down that proved somewhat painful. Sony has an internal development powerhouse in its World Wide Studios division, with about three times as many owned studios as Microsoft. In 2009, high-profile PS3 exclusives abound without the need to broker third-party deals.