Analyst: PS3 A Better Buy Than 360
E3 is this week, and as we head into the news festivities (that's what we're gonna call 'em), we start to see more and more comments from industry insiders and analysts on the current state of the industry. We've already heard from former Microsoft exec Ed Fries, who said Sony definitely pulled a major 180, and now one analyst believes there's "more reason" to buy a PS3 than a Xbox 360.
According to Bloomberg, Signal Hill analyst Todd Greenwald acknowledges that things have changed quite significantly over the past year and a half. In fact, he thinks gamers seeking to leap into the new generation might want to consider the PS3 above its competitors: "For the first time since the console launched, I really think theres more reason to buy a PS3 than the 360," said Greenwald. Microsoft, who - and we're not being biased, here - appears to be scrambling to save face, replied in an e-mail sent by spokesman David Dennis- "This race is far from over and we are confident that we have a winning strategy." Now, correct us if we're wrong, but doesn't the first part of that statement sound like it came from a last-place participant in a race? That's not the case, of course, simply due to the one-year head-start the 360 had, but there can be no doubt now that the PS3 is definitely closing the gap.
Greenwald didn't specify exactly why the PS3 is currently the better buy, but we imagine savvy consumers can figure it out for themselves. Better exclusives (at least, it seems that way), Blu-Ray, free online service, far better reliability, etc, etc, etc. 'cough'
7/14/2008 Ben Dutka