According to an article by the Seattle P.I. Microsoft contends that the PS 3 will be back in thrid place soon. The response was prompted by an article touting the PS 3 passing the Xbox 360 and Wii in September 09 sales.
The PS 3 has made strides in the U.S. after the price drop which follows increased sales in Asia and Europe in the hotly debated and contested console wars with each side offering up sales figures to tout the market position of their systems.
With the 09 holiday season pending, this is shaping up to be a hotly contested selling period.