However the question does always ponder as to whether people within the actual industry (so developers, publishers and the such) have meaningful opinions? The noises heading out of EA HQ are, basically, to give the PS3 a miss.
A thread which came up over at FreeRupublic.com prompted a very interesting response from one of EA's game developers Andrew Garrett.
Last year, the prediction was that Sony would win the next-gen war, that the PS3 would be the dominant console, just like the PS2 was.
That is no longer the case. The extremely strong performance of the Wii, combined with the miserable performance of Sony has revised pretty much everyone's expectations. Right now, most of us here think the 360 will be on top for this generation, with the battle for second place between Sony and Nintendo (and that's a major shock, as we'd nearly written Nintendo off for the non-handheld market.) Most of us still think Sony will beat off Nintendo, simply due to the older graphics on the Wii, but it's not a sure thing.
My opinion — get the 360 and/or the Wii. Skip the PS3 unless there's a big change in the near future.
Hmmm... so ok - this is at the end of the day one guys opinion. But like I stated earlier this one guy is more likely to know the nitty-gritty in depth bits and bobs to the system. He should have a better knowledge of all three consoles than we will ever have (being an EA games developer and all that). The fact that he seems more dissappointed with one system than the other two should send alarm bells ringing for Sony.
Time will tell.