Indeed, Microsoft has played most of its best cards in the deck (such as Halo 3, for instance) and now might be left powerless. In the mean time, the PlayStation 3 was a slow starter, but recent figures indicate that the console is catching up.

PlayStation 3’s sales have bloomed this year and expectations are higher than ever. At least that what Scott Steinburg, marketing VP at Sony, claims in a recent interview:

"Our competition has already leveraged all their big assets in the first couple of years and may have punched themselves out of the fight," Steinburg told GamePro.

"I think [the Blu-ray win] is a huge momentum builder for us and I think it is part of why we believe 2008 is going to be a monster year for the PS3. When you incorporate games like Gran Turismo 5, Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, and Resistance 2…there will a great mixture of new IP and proven PlayStation brands," he added.

The statements above have been made back in February. Since then Sony has been doing more than well, so they must be on to something.