Gamers all over the world are hotly anticipating the launch of the newest gaming consoles from Sony and Nintendo. Both Sony’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii are the hottest topics in almost all of the gaming forums online. And I really understand where all the excitement is coming from. Heck, I think I’m even one of them!Nintendo’s Wii, though not quite a graphics powerhouse when compared to the HD machines of both Sony and Microsoft, is getting a lot of buzz because of its very noble attempt to try to redefine how people play games. The company is known for its spirit of innovation and it looks like Team Nintendo is going to outdo themselves with Wii. The much vaunted controller is really getting strong positive reaction from the gaming community and, personally, I can’t wait until I try it for myself. And we’re not yet even talking about the games side of Nintendo’s console! With a number of games at launch coming from Shigeru Miyamoto himself, Nintendo is really gearing for an impressive debut.
But it looks like things are not running as smoothly at Camp Sony. The enthusiasm for the debut of Playstation 3 is only getting more dampened with a series of pronouncements from Sony itself. First, they announced that the projected units that will be released on launch day will be cut from 2 million to a mere 500,000. And then they followed this with the announcement that the launch in Europe will be moved to March 2007. These news is not helping Sony one bit. And it will be interesting to see how it will impact the console’s performance come launch day.