^ My neutrality got in the way!
No, both are correct. It is a success in that it has sold faster than PS1 or PS2.
It isn't selling like the Wii (or hotcakes) because I can still walk in and find one anywhere for the most part.
Maybe a better phrase is "its not the unmitigated disaster that some make it out to be."
I agree Sony's name is mud right now, but there's a whole lot of hardcore gamers that bought it anyway, not to mention Sony fanboys. I'm a hardcore gamer myself, and though I tend to late-adopt Sony hardware having only had a PS2 for a year, I plan to pick up a PS2 20gb (if I can actually find one) simply because of BD movie content.
I'm gonna wait out HD DVD for now due to my own personal content issues, but my hope is that by the end of a year a true, HDi and J-BD supporting, less inexpensive stand-alone will drop. I genuinely believe this war is going the way of DVD+R and -R.
P.S. I notice you left the Sony fanboy comment in. I frequent the www.1up.com
boards under a very similar user name. They know I am 100% behind the Xbox 360 as my primary game machine. Its probably my favorite machine other than the SNES...ever.