I find it kinda funny how people are desperately trying to find something to celebrate in. Spin to the extreme.
Spin step 1: Say what's supposedly the best, and undermine it with something that is supposed to sell badly.Originally Posted by ign
step 2: Comment on it's rivals. Then try and turn around the reason for a lack of sales figures as a bad thing, despite it actually not really counting (i.e. Pokemon went on sale September 2006, allowing for the best fans to buy their copy before 2007, so that it doesn't count them in).
step 3: Have an admission in the middle, where people don't really notice (it's a psychological effect. We best remember things in a list how they began and how they ended).
step 4: Bitch about the fact that the Japanese don't seem to like Western games.
step 5: Comment about the rivals again, saying who was the best technically (company-wise), but re-enforce the winner.
step 6: Add seemingly nonesensical (to the article itself) raw data for all consoles, to leave the reader with a sense of "unbiasedness" in the article.
step 7: Let the fans take this onto forums to congratulate over having the "best", whilst thinking of another way to make the latest figures of something seem like they're doing amazing.
Whilst all this is technically true, I'm mostly doing this to peeve fanboys off.
I suppose it's just how you read it.
Though whilst Sony is doing the victory jig, I'd say that if Sony uses this, like it does any other piece of "evidence", it'll just go to show that Sony would rather fake victory, than admit that something needs to be done.
Anyway, after my kinda depressing reply, I think I need sleep (maybe why I'm, cranky)...