PS3 Off To A Fast Holiday Start
The holiday season is always critical for video game manufacturers and most agreed that Sony had the definite edge heading into Black Friday. Well, so far, things are going quite well.
In looking around the Internet, one can see the PlayStation 3 is a hot-ticket item for holiday shoppers. As compiled by PS3Center, best seller lists for major retailers prove that consumers have responded to the top-notch games and those "It Only Does Everything" commercials. The 120GB PS3 bundle Amazon had, featuring inFamous and Killzone 2, used to be higher than #10 on Amazon's top seller list but it has dropped because they're now sold out. There are two Xbox 360 games in the top 10 for Amazon - Halo 3: ODST and Left 4 Dead 2 - but the console barely cracks the top 100, which signifies that the games aren't system sellers; those who already have the 360 are buying those two titles, that's all. As for PS3 games, even last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is in the top 25, which is more proof that we're seeing a lot of new PS3 owners; what would you buy if you just got the console? Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will take a prominent place on that list throughout the holiday season, too.
Oh, and the PS3 is also the more popular selection at both Best Buy and Wal-Mart right now (even though the Wii still has a slight lead at the latter retailer), while the 360 isn't really even close. So thus far, Sony should be pleased with the PS3's showing...now, it just needs to carry this popularity on through December.
11/28/2009 10:27:56 AM Ben Dutka