DFC Intelligence asks if Sony's "slow and steady" PlayStation 3 strategy is enough to fend off increasing competition from Microsoft and Nintendo.
This time last year DFC Intelligence asked the question: "Could Sony go from First to Worst?" At the time they were just raising the issue of whether both the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii could possibly beat the PlayStation 3 (PS3) in this new generation of systems. This was a period when Sony seemed to have a stranglehold grip on the console market and thus merely raising the possibility of a third place PS3 finish attracted attention. A year later, the PS3 is in third place and now all kinds of people are questioning Sony's strategy. However, from the perspective of DFC Intelligence, they would now answer the question "could Sony go from first to worst" with a hedging "probably not."