Craig Hasselback writes: "The days of three major console manufacturers are numbered. It's not because the shelves are overcrowded or that sales are down, which they have been slightly. No, surprisingly it's because of the current third place platform in the US that's rapidly catching up in sales and surprising many analysts.
The Playstation 3 was criticized by everyone when it launched with a high price tag back in 2006. Even Sony fanboys had a hard time swallowing the hefty price. But Sony did promise the machine was built to be a marathon runner and not a sprinter."