According to the ineffable authority that is Time Magazine, Sony’s PlayStation 3 is a bust. Its verdict:
The big story in computer games this year was HOW TO BLOW A HUGE LEAD, by Sony. Its PlayStation 2 was the champ in the last round of the console wars. This time Sony bet on a chip called the Cell and a disc format called Blu-ray. They’re probably awesome, but how would anybody know? The PS3 is hideously expensive–it goes for up to $600–and Sony manufactured only a piddling few hundred thousand for the U.S., fewer for Japan. Plus it’s hard to write games for; the launch titles were lame. You know you’re in trouble when you get beat by something called a Wii.
While there is complete legitimacy to that statement, I find myself compelled to criticize the comment because Time also calls “Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip” a bust, which is easily the best fall show. And I don’t know if you knew this, but it also named me person of the year. Now I’m flattered by it all, but to be perfectly honest, I might be the least accomplished person to ever have the honor bestowed upon them. Yea sure I’m young and have my whole life to accomplish “things,” but I would have preferred that they waited until I was older, and actually deserving, before being given the title.