Yes, it's time for me to get started on my annual Holiday Message
. Hopefully with the long weekend I'll be able to get it done in a reasonable amount of time.
Last weekend we saw the release of both the PS3 and the Nintendo Wii game systems. Sony managed to make their product the "must have" of the season by only releasing 200 units to every state in the union, creating a demand that far outweighs the value of the system. I mean, really. Once you get your new PS3 system, what are you going to play on it? What games are currently available for the PS3 that you have to play right now?
Nintendo, on the other hand, released 40 times as many Wii systems on Sunday, meaning that people had a better chance of picking one up at a reasonable price. Even so, good luck trying to find one in the next few weeks.
Personally, I have never been fond of Sony games. From a developer's standpoint, their system is very difficult to write for and they are much more concerned about selling people things they don't need. My prediction is that if Sony got out of the game business tomorrow, there wouldn't be a lot of crying from the game developers.
But hey, Thanksgiving is this week, so get together with your families for some good food (gluten free in my house) and by all means stay away from the mad rush at the shopping malls this weekend. See you next week.