Kris Erickson writes:
"Despite Sony's reluctance to drop the price of its expensive home console, it clearly hopes to attract high-end consumers through a strong lineup of first-party and exclusive game publishing deals. Surprises included a new, as-yet-unseen game from the hitmakers at Rockstar, the same studio responsible for a different series of titles that helped put Sony's PS2 firmly on the map in the last generation. Final Fantasy XIV was also announced as an exclusive to Sony's PS3, although this game is still a long ways out. There are enough exclusive titles coming to Sony's PS3 to convince customers to jump on board and prove that the company still has sufficient clout in the industry to secure major publishing deals. If there is one significant hole in Sony's market strategy, however, it remains the weak performance of third-party multiplatform titles on its system."