Split-screen.com: "The Playstation 3 hasn't exactly seen a rough 2.5 years since it's release in November 2006. It's games development matches the activity bursting around it - when there are no games, the console appears to be traveling through some kind of trial by fire in the arid desert of console judgment. When the exclusives do hit, activity surges in both the offline retail sales (Metal Gear Solid 4) and online multiplayer matches (Killzone 2).
"However, it's a truth that needs to be faced, sooner rather than later that though the Playstation 3 market share is good it's nowhere near what the Playstation 2 sold in the same time. It's not a simple case of prices. For example, the PS2 didn't have a robust online service like the Xbox did with LIVE but it trounced Microsoft (and Nintendo) all the same. Sony has brought forth the only free console multi-player service this generation and yet, it still trails behind the Xbox 360 and Wii in units sold. How is it then that Sony can afford to stay strong?"