Maybe they realize it by now, and maybe they don't, but Sony has managed to play right into Microsoft's hands. When you look at the PlayStation 3, it's hard to tell what is wrong. Microsoft's early success caused Sony to get trigger happy. The PS3 was ready from a hardware design standpoint, but there was one problem. It has become glaringly obvious over the course of the last year that the PlayStation 3 was rushed to market when it was nowhere even near ready.
Sony did everything right with one exception…timing.