I'm laughing at all the accusations of "fanboyism". What a term. Anyways I'm not surprised because I expected all the hardcore sony fanboys with a hardon for the latest graphics to buy the p$3 and they did. Now that they have their overpriced machine sales have rapidly fallen as opposed to the 360 and Wii which continue to post high sales.
OH and your analogy to movie openings is not really relevant. A really successful movie continues to post HIGH numbers at the box office. Movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Departed, 300 etc. Those are HITS because they continually stay #1 and they DO NOT drop after 1 weekend. So keep telling yourself that the p$3 didn't do anything out of the ordinary...I just posted the news and said I was surprised. Don't get all crazy because its bad news.