It appears that in the first ten months of sales, Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporated's PlayStation 3 is even less successful than the heavily-criticized Nintendo GameCube, selling 22% less in its respective time period. In the first ten months of availability about 2.12 million Nintendo GameCube were bought by end-users, whereas only 1.742 million Sony PlayStation 3 gaming machines were sold in from November '06 to September '07. Critics blame the PS3's poor sales on a small library of games, initial production issues, high manufacturing costs and excessive retail price. On the other hand, Nintendo's GameCube did not even offer DVD playback, nor high-quality graphics, nor unique motion-sensitive game controller, like that of the Wii.
News source: Xbit Laboratories