So is the PS3 basically fucked? It sold 290,000 less in November of 2008 than in November of 2007. Microsoft basically has the HD console market locked down.
What's the next step for Sony? It seems like they cannot afford to drop the price of their console otherwise they would have done it already. I wouldn't be surprised if they announced a new console at TGS 2009 or E3 2010 to arrive in late 2010 or early 2011. Maybe a slightly upgraded PS3 (think GC -> Wii) with a new controller and smaller form factor?
"Five hundred and ninety-nine US dollars," indeed.