Well it’s clear now that Sony has officially delayed the PS3 for Europe (and Africa etc).Â I can’t quite believe that this has happened, given how huge the UK games industry is alone, never mind the other territories.Â Anyway, here we are looking at a Christmas that is going to be fought over by only Nintendo and Microsoft.Â Regardless, even if Sony were in the UK for the festive season, it doesn’t look like there’d be enough to go around my street, let alone the country.
I guess the title of this article is a little misleading, at least partially because I’m not that interested in the PS3.Â Frankly the price point seems far too high for a console, and then on top of that I haven’t seen anything yet that can’t be accomplished by the 360 – and who knows – perhaps the Wii too.Â What I’m really interested in is what is going to be happening come Christmas in the UK.
It should be huge battle between the 360 and the Wii – but something tells me it won’t be.Â I don’t know, maybe I’m just feeling dramatic, but I can’t help but be despondent about this whole situation.Â At one point, I was absolutely sure I was going to buy a Nintendo Wii – especially after seeing it in action.Â Now however, I’m swinging toward the 360.Â I never had any intention of buying a PS3 you see.
Anyway, back to Christmas.Â The 360 has been out for coming up to a year now, and it sits there comfortably.Â I played Perfect Dark Zero the other day – it was fun, but I prefer Dead Rising (which is finally out in the UK) and even PGR3.Â I don’t know what the hot tips are for this year, possibly because I’ve been sucked into the world of Cyrodil (i.e. Oblivion).Â I can’t help but feel Nintendo has let us down with the name of choice, never mind the no-doubt day-glo characters and somewhat underwhelming gameplay.
I’m never the voice of despondency, I don’t think it suits what it meant to be an entertainment industry after all, but this year has seen Jack Thompson, Bully dragging us once again into the harsh light of criticism, and then finally to top this we have a lack of the PS3 for ‘my’ territory.Â Well, how can I round this off?Â I don’t know if I can.Â Instead, I’ll retreat back to Oblivion for a while – I might pop out for my birthday in a month to pick up a Xbox360 though…