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EA Predicts PS3 will Outsell Xbox 360 in 2008

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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.

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I think the PS3 will outsell the Xbox360 - just because everyone will already have a Xbox360 anyway, and the price of the PS3 will drop so the people waiting will pounce.
 
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Id love for that to be the case fingers crossed.
 
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Combined with a price drop later this year I believe PS3 will out sell Xbox 360. Unless some huge game(s) get announced for Xbox 360, PS3 has a better line up this year (it is about dang time, lol).
 
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I literally owned a PS3 for about a week until I sold it on eBay.

The graphics were terrible compared to my Xbox 360. The load times were ridiculous the horrible networking made me give mine up immediately.

The Xbox will always be king in my book.

...yes, I even had the PS3 hooked up to a 52 inch HDTV. (still sucked!) :cry:
 
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Metal Gear Solid 4 will be enough to ship Twenty million ps3's alone, this will be a year of A-list franchise releases for Sony and it wouldn't surprise me if they did overtake the xbox 360 yearly sales this year.
 
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yea i am really looking forward to MGS4 - that does look amazing, plus another FF release.


on the other hand what do Xbox have planned to kill such titles?
 
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your right - what where the big games for the PS3 last year?
Call of Duty 4, Rock Band, Oblivion, Assassin's Creed, Skate. All multiplatform. The few good exclusives were Warhawk, Rachet and Clank, and Uncharted (I am sure I forgot a few, but I don't feel like listing them all).
 
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yea i am really looking forward to MGS4 - that does look amazing, plus another FF release.


on the other hand what do Xbox have planned to kill such titles?
Nothing yet (that I can think of). Fable 2, if that makes its date, but that really isn't a killer app like a MGS or FF game.
 
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I believe it will, happen combined with a new model, PlayTV, Home, new model, DualShock 3, and a tremendous game line up in 2008 (literally the best Sony has ever had in the same year) along with Sony's great marketing, we will see a great increase in North American PS3 sells.

EDIT: Oh yeah, forgot to mention that since Blu-ray is really showing a lot of dominance right now, it only helps the sells of the PS3 that much more.
 
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if sony drop there price, microsoft will drop theres and FF13 and MSG4 aint a good reason to buy a PS3.

I can see the PS3 going belly up as each week a PS3 version of whatever game is pulled due to development costs, so only the bigger companies are going to be able to support the PS3. Square and Konami know they have to produce a xbox 360/pc version of there games to recop costs of PS3 development.

We saw this once with the PS1 and the Saturn, higher development cost puts studios off. The console and the development tools need to easy to use and produce brillant results everytime.

The PS3 is this generations saturn!
 
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if sony drop there price, microsoft will drop theres and FF13 and MSG4 aint a good reason to buy a PS3.

I can see the PS3 going belly up as each week a PS3 version of whatever game is pulled due to development costs, so only the bigger companies are going to be able to support the PS3. Square and Konami know they have to produce a xbox 360/pc version of there games to recop costs of PS3 development.

We saw this once with the PS1 and the Saturn, higher development cost puts studios off. The console and the development tools need to easy to use and produce brillant results everytime.

The PS3 is this generations saturn!
True but you have to look at the big picture of games (all of these will be released in 2008)...

Resistance 2
Metal Gear Solid 4
FF13
Haze
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Killzone 2
Home
Haze
Little Big Planet
Soul Calibur
Socom
Maybe a new God of War or Heavenly Sword
Unchated is still selling well also.

Square and Konami won't be going multi-platform, and both of them have openly said that. For you to say that is just spreading false information.
 
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360 is going to take a severe kicking this year, PS3 will eventually dominate the same way the PS2 did.:toast:
 

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I think the PS3 will outsell the Xbox360 - just because everyone will already have a Xbox360 anyway, and the price of the PS3 will drop so the people waiting will pounce.
That and there will finally be some good games worth getting. Later in the year Fallout 3, I've heard rumors of Starcraft 2, it will be getting closer to Final Fantasy 13. The first two are supposed to be on 360 as well, but I still agree PS3 > 360 this year, especially for the reason you said. HOWEVER, now that I'm thinking about it, the 360 will have a key overhaul coming in August. The "Jasper" model will come and replace the Falcon, Jasper is going to have both a cooler CPU & GPU, and may bring the 360 failure rate to a level where potential buyers like myself are finally comfortable going out to buy one. I've toyed with the idea for such a long time but ultimately never do because of the RROD. There are a lot of people like myself who are scared to buy one who might finally pounce come August. So it will actually be pretty close I believe.
 
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You say a new model comes out in August? this model going to be more expensive or stay the same?

i really want the Xbox myself just the PS3 does have those exclusive games that i know i will enjoy.
 

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I'm not sure of the price, but its called Jasper and supposed to have a 65nm GPU rather than the 90nm thats in the Falcons right now. The only upgrade the Falcons got was a 65nm CPU and some improved heatsinks, but from what I hear it helps with the RROD, but not as much as it should...because the GPU is still hot until August.
 

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i wouldnt be surprised. the ps3 is an amazing piece of engineering.
 
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while pcs will be in every home by 2010
god what does EA know nothing i tells ya
they havnt even made a decent game since Fifa 95 on the Sega Mega Drive(genesis)

I hope the PS3 burns in hell its so shitty i cant believe people are buying into it cant you see with its Blu Ray player, linux, mouse and keyboard support its trying to be a pc.
The graphics arnt better than a 360 maybe par on some games but never better.

BUT you can bet people will buy a PS3 for one game Metal Gear Solid 4 becasue they are so stupid and ignorant. Oh and WHY do people say im getting a PS3 for GTA 4 when its also out on xbox 360 and will have a cheaper price due to not being on Blu Ray disk and the console is cheaper as well.

Not a big fan of any console just the views of a pc gamer concerned about sony trying to take over the planet.
Completely agree about DS tho i have one and its just a fun thing to play on the go or for a few minutes when your bored.
 
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while pcs will be in every home by 2010
god what does EA know nothing i tells ya
they havnt even made a decent game since Fifa 95 on the Sega Mega Drive(genesis)

I hope the PS3 burns in hell its so shitty i cant believe people are buying into it cant you see with its Blu Ray player, linux, mouse and keyboard support its trying to be a pc.
The graphics arnt better than a 360 maybe par on some games but never better.

BUT you can bet people will buy a PS3 for one game Metal Gear Solid 4 becasue they are so stupid and ignorant. Oh and WHY do people say im getting a PS3 for GTA 4 when its also out on xbox 360 and will have a cheaper price due to not being on Blu Ray disk and the console is cheaper as well.

Not a big fan of any console just the views of a pc gamer concerned about sony trying to take over the planet.
Completely agree about DS tho i have one and its just a fun thing to play on the go or for a few minutes when your bored.
Haha, I don't even know where to start. I own a Wii, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Just throwing that out there.

1. Try finding a Blu-ray player that costs significantly less than PS3.
2. There is no way you can build a PC that plays games that look as good as PS3 right now for the same price ($400-$500). Oh and btw, they do look better or on par with 360 (except when devs are lazy!). Remember 360 was out a whole year before PS3, therefore this year will bring in real next-gen games for PS3.
3. GTA will cost the same on Xbox 360 and PS3. (You know, like every OTHER game that is multiplatform.)
 
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To be totally honest I dout that the PS3 will out sell the XBOX 360...:laugh:
I think EA payed several people a lot more money, who then invested a lot more time than you to do market research, and consumer analysis. Their profits rely on producing games for these systems.
 
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Haha, I don't even know where to start. I own a Wii, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Just throwing that out there.

1. Try finding a Blu-ray player that costs significantly less than PS3.
2. There is no way you can build a PC that plays games that look as good as PS3 right now for the same price ($400-$500). Oh and btw, they do look better or on par with 360 (except when devs are lazy!). Remember 360 was out a whole year before PS3, therefore this year will bring in real next-gen games for PS3.
3. GTA will cost the same on Xbox 360 and PS3. (You know, like every OTHER game that is multiplatform.)
1. I agree with that. The only thing I liked about my PS3 was the Blu-ray player.
2. You have to remember--not only do you need a PS3...you also need an HDTV (this makes the price of the PS3 go up). I am going to have to disagree with you that the PS3 games look better or are on par with the Xbox 360. I owned the same systems like you and I was very disappointed with the graphics on the PS3.

I do think that the graphics will eventually be better than the Xbox 360, but definitely NOT yet. There is a lot of potential though.
 
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The PS3 won't outsell the 360 this year unless FF13 comes out.