Sony PS3 already on two lists of 2006 disapointments

With the end of the year in sight, lists about the best and worst of 2006 have started popping up.

Among the lists is Time’s 5 Things That Went From Buzz to Bust which features the Sony PlayStation 3. The PS3 is hideously expensive–it goes for up to $600–and Sony manufactured only a piddling few hundred thousand for the U.S., fewer for Japan. Plus it’s hard to write games for; the launch titles were lame. You know you’re in trouble when you get beat by something called a Wii.

TG Daily has also published its Top 10 Technology disappointments of 2006. The list includes DRM (or as TG calls it content access restriction management), the Microsoft Zune player and Wi-Fi products featuring the 802.11n spec which happens to still be in draft mode. The Apple iPod also made the list for its lack of innovation in 2006. At the top of the list is our good friend Sony for having just a terrible year from the rootkit fiasco and exploding batteries to the PS3 (an unfinished product launched in a poorly managed fashion).