2011 is slated to be a busy year in gaming no matter what your system of choice, be it Xbox 360, PS3, PC, or Wii. From multiplatform titles to console exclusives, I can’t remember a year that so seemingly stuffed full of high profile releases. You have games like Crysis 2, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, among many others coming in the year. Alongside the numerous console exclusives from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Recently, Jesse Divnich of EEDAR went on record to announce that this is once again ‘ The Year of the PS3 ‘ . This term has been thrown around a lot since the console’s release, and with Wii sales beginning to head south, someone’s got to benefit from the additional market share.
Industry Gamers recently asked Securities Analyst Michael Pachter what he thought about each companies chances in 2011 and he had this to say.
Jesse is the best, and he’s always right. Sony’s lineup is great, and arguably “better” than Microsoft’s (I suppose it depends upon one’s taste). I don’t think it really makes much difference which lineup is better, as long as both are great. In any case, gamers win. The best solution for gamers is to own both a PS3 and 360, and they can play whatever they want when they want to. Of course, I presume everyone already has a Wii…
Though this does come on the heels of the Analyst actually saying yesterday that Microsoft is better positioned to enjoy more success in 2011. So if people aren’t buying systems for games, what are they buying them for? If Sony’s lineup is “great” and “arguably better” shouldn’t more people be buying the PS3? It’s not all that simple really, the analyst believes that it comes down to a pricing war at this stage in the console’s life.