There is of course the matter of strong PSP sales to consider, but this is really potentially pretty big news. Holiday was always the quarter in which PS1 and PS2 totally dominated the market. I don’t think anyone expected that to happen this year with the Wii’s massive success, but Sony themselves were predicting a strong Q4 08 to basically pull them through. There’s always the notion of after-Christmas sales, but without a price drop I tend to agree with WSJ that the lean economy is hurting potential sales of higher-dollar electronics, especially now that BD players are far more cheaply obtainable than a PS3.
Is this the death of a gaming dynasty?