Thanks to CNN Money for their article discussing the state of the console market heading into the Xmas season
. The author discusses the lack of major price-cuts for the PS2 and Xbox, suggesting: "Sony feels it can make more money this holiday season from its existing customer base"
, and speculating: "It's more and more likely that the reason we haven't seen price cuts from Sony and Microsoft is their next generation machines won't hit stores until 2006."
If this is the case, it's suggested that "...the life cycle of this [hardware] generation will be the longest of any in the industry's short history"
, perhaps surprising considering rapidly advancing technology.