Now they have done it - when the demigod John Carmack is able to push out Rage at a higher FPS on the Xbox 360 and the lowly PC, than the PS3 (with its nVidia RSX chip), you know that they are on their gaming deathbed.
I have written about this before, and I still cant believe Sony wants to keep its higher-priced console on the same collision course. I still believe the PS3 is a great machine - however with its crippled tools and developer initiatives, it is seriously hindering its own growth.
For a long time now, PS3 has been unable to play PS2 games (and so I have never been able to play Shadow of the Colossus). Only recently, have they even got around to patenting emulating the PS2’s Emotion Engine processor on the PS3. This means they still have to get around emulating the PS2 GPU.
What makes this hard to swallow is projects like PCSX2, which fully emulates the PS2 on the PC - and all this was done by enthusiasts without access to the source code. I mean just check out their SoTC emulated gameplay.
Sony needs to get its act together, or be prepared for Betamax v 2.0.