Tensor wrote:Playstation being difficult to programm for didnt stop it being the top console for the last however many years - why would it now? Playstations success is a brand thing, not a tech thing.
I'm surprised Xbox did so well in Japan, considering Sony is a lifestyle more than just a brand to many people. Sony is (was) a bit of a patriotic symbol in Japan too, since they're credited as one of the big reasons for Japan's rapid post-war development.
And yeah, difficult programming has always been attractive to certain groups of programmers, I think.