Three speech ask Paul Davies to take a look back over the past year in the life of the PS3 and how he thinks the future is looking.
"In its own way, to a select group of observers, PlayStation 3 has been the spectacle of the year and not always in a good way. It has almost been an Amy Winehouse experience from the point of view of games industry professionals. How could something so valuable and desired, so dear to its management and loved by its audience, suddenly be collapsing into confusion and having its most dedicated followers turning their backs? Sony had appeared to have lost the plot: launching in March ('late') at an elitist price-point; an attractive but unconvincing range of launch titles; that whole business (still ongoing) regarding backward compatibility."