Tuesday, February 5th 2008

EA Predicts PS3 will Outsell Xbox 360 in 2008

Industry giant Electronic Arts is predicting much greater success for Sony’s PS3 console over the next year, following disappointing sales in 2007. Last year the PS3 lagged well behind the Wii and Xbox 360 in terms of sales, with the Wii coming out significantly ahead of both. However, EA is predicting that the coming year will see Nintendo sell between 12m and 14m Wii consoles, Sony between 9.5m and 11.5m PS3s and Microsoft just 6m to 8m Xbox 360s. The PS2 is still expected to sell in its millions, with estimated figures of 3.9m to 4.9m units. Meanwhile EA reckons the DS will continue to dominate the handheld market by selling 14m to 16m units, with the PSP struggling to compete on 6m to 8m. That said, Xbox 360 sales figures can be expected to drop gradually, as the market is likely to become saturated sooner given its much earlier release date.Source: GamesIndustry.biz
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42 Comments on EA Predicts PS3 will Outsell Xbox 360 in 2008

#1
techbuzz
I think kieran_fletch went a little too far. haha
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#3
ktr
I dunno what is wrong with kieran. He has much hate over the ps3, its like the ps3 boned his dog or something. Then he says he does not like consoles, but they he raves about the 360 like it was holy. Its been very tempting over the few months to report him/her to a mod. I have told him/her before to stop swearing and using colorful language, especially when make a persuasive post. Makes you less serious and makes you more like a douche.
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Ravenas
by: ktr
I dunno what is wrong with kieran. He has much hate over the ps3, its like the ps3 boned his dog or something. Then he says he does not like consoles, but they he raves about the 360 like it was holy. Its been very tempting over the few months to report him/her to a mod. I have told him/her before to stop swearing and using colorful language, especially when make a persuasive post. Makes you less serious and makes you more like a douche.
I wouldn't worry about it KTR, he's a kid and just another one of those people on this forum. No biggie, just ignore him. ;)
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#5
bruins004
People dont seem to remember one thing.
The PS3 has not had a high failure rate like the Xbox360.
I know and have heard a lot of people didnt get an Xbox360 bc of this and got a PS3 instead.
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#6
Ravenas
by: pcgolfer85
What?
Home is coming to PS3, do some research.
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#7
techbuzz
by: Ravenas
Home is coming to PS3, do some research.
Thanks.

No need to get snippy. I was just asking.
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#8
Ravenas
by: pcgolfer85
Thanks.

No need to get snippy. I was just asking.
Lol, I wasn't really, was just saying do some research on it. :D You might find it's something that you would enjoy. :toast:
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#9
Ravenas
by: Dangle
The PS3 won't outsell the 360 this year unless FF13 comes out.
That may be your opinion, but I've seen many 3 month sells figures that disagree with you. Games like Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Socom are expected to sell more than FF13.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
with more game lineups coming about this year, its plausible that it will outsell the 360. I love my 360, the games are awesome, but its loadtimes arent anything to write home to mom about. The graphics are nice and bright, but I say the PS3s are better.
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#11
techbuzz
by: Ravenas
Lol, I wasn't really, was just saying do some research on it. :D You might find it's something that you would enjoy. :toast:
right on.
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#13

Luckily, EA are completely wrong...
#14
Wile E
Power User
by: v-zero
Luckily, EA are completely wrong...
How do you know?
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#15
cjoyce1980
by: bretts31344
Remember 360 was out a whole year before PS3, therefore this year will bring in real next-gen games for PS3.
I hate when silly people post comments like this. the PS3 SDK was released to software developers at the same time the 360 SDK was, so this aint a good enough reason.

its a simply maths (or money) problem. why make one game for one system for 50million when you can make 2 or 3 for another system. the products you have out there the more likely you have a better return. investers dont like the eggs all in one basket scenario.

sony will continue to promote the PS3, but looking a the sales figures for christmas and jan, the PS3 is still looking like a weak 3rd. currently its advantage is that it can play blu-ray disk, soon they will be $200 (or £150) or cheaper blu-ray players, so what advantage will they be then?
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#16
candle_86
lets just burn the 360, wii, and Ps3 and return to the computer where real games are played
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Wile E
Power User
by: cjoyce1980
so what advantage will they be then?
It makes a way better media player, especially on a home network without Vista or Media Center.
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