Sony's not catching a break with its PlayStation 3. Time magazine has labeled the new console one of the top 5 busts of the year.
"The big story in computer games this year was HOW TO BLOW A HUGE LEAD, by Sony," the article reads. "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."
Time, of course, is notable for being stupid enough to give you its Person of the Year Award.