EA predicts PlayStation 3 comeback

Sony might be cutting its own sales targets, but the world's dominant games publisher of the last five or so year - Electronic Arts - has predicted that the PlayStation 3 will outsell the Xbox 360 in the west this year.
According to EA's figures, Sony will sell between 4.5 and 5.5 million PS3s in the U.S. and a whopping 5 to 6 million units in Europe - 9.5 to 11.5 million units in total.

Microsoft, on the other hand, will also sell 4.5 to 5.5 million Xbox 360s in the U.S. according to EA, but only 1.5 to 2.5 million units in Europe - between 6 million and 8 million altogether.

Nintendo, however, will outclass both of its opponents EA claims, shifting an amazing 12-14 million Wiis across the same period.

If EA's figures proved to be correct, the PS3 would still be around 2.5 million units behind the Xbox 360 on a worldwide basis.

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Delt43851d ago

you cant really call it a comeback if they were never on top but they are deffinatly going show people that sony aint Screwin around and they are ready to kick some FPS ass......for 2008 at least

Iamback3851d ago

Dude, they were on top with PS1 and PS2, so that is why he says "comeback". Sony was dominant force in console market for over 10 years, and it will be again by end of this year. But wont surpass until mid 09

sonarus3850d ago

yep sony has been untop for the past 2 generations thats why everyone tosses em so much flak right nwo for trailing in the market they were considered king. The biggest mistake was the 600 dollar price tag that took away momentum from their console big time but slowly slowly they are building it up again. Whats more important though is that devs like ea get on ball with ps3 development. Sony has been offering extra help to devs who have been having issues with ps3 developement. Sony sent in guys 2 help on unreal tournament and i'm sure guys were sent to EA too. It will be hard for sony to comeout on top if sony keeps getting mediocre ports. That scenario has created a myth that 360's are better than ps3's in terms of graphics or power.

Delt43850d ago

ya sony was on top but the article says PS3 comback......not sony

gamesblow3851d ago

That's what an EA sales rep told me to do... Screw you EA and that's what I don't "think" you're up to. I know it's what you're up to.

Iamback3851d ago

You are not mentioning Killzone 2 at all, that is supposed to be show again at GDC but you didnt put it on your list.
Is it true that games has serious problems as SurferGirl said?

gamesblow3851d ago

Killzone 2 is a given to show up at GDC... I haven't personally seen it myself. It wasn't at E for all when I attended. I really don't know anything about Killzone 2 that anyone else doesn't already. I know it'll be there at GDC, but it's not going to be the main focus of Sony's Key notes. That I'll assure you.

crunchie1013850d ago

Perhaps I'm missing something but have your got a source for when EA and Microsoft said Madden 09 would be better on 360?


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Zip3851d ago

they have a point, all sale figures shows the same sale behaviour. but its positive, competition only makes thing better for the consumers

mighty_douche3851d ago (Edited 3851d ago )

Should be... "EA state the obvious..."

SL1M DADDY3850d ago

What? Was there any doubt that Sony would over take MS? I think not... Having an installed fanbase of 120 million folks out there, it was no mystery that Sony would gain mor market share than MS. It was just a matter of time...

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