2008 is still the year of the PlayStation 3, promise!

Jack Tretton claimed that 2008 was the “year of the PS3,” but it seems that, just like 2007, it was little more than another year of promises. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, however, is adamant that with only a few months of 2008 left, Sony has enough in its bag of tricks to make Tretton’s claim a reality. 

“All the things are now coming together in terms of the right hardware, cost and pricing, and we are increasing our hard disc space as we are increasing the content we’re offering through the network and the big titles we’re working on, coming out this Christmas,” he claimed. “All that is coming together this year.”

He also stated that he “definitely hoped” 2009 would be “another” big year for the PlayStation 3 and cited upcoming games such as Heavy Rain and MAG as potential winners. 

There is good stuff on the horizon, but 2008 is not the year of the PlayStation 3, no matter what Sony manages to pull out of the bag between now and January. There are four months left, and a last-minute Christmas boom made up of LittleBigPlanet and maybe Home isn’t enough to qualify as a “year.” While the PS3 is gaining ground, claiming triumphantly that this has been the system’s year is simply not true.

Jim Sterling