The PS3 is about to strap on a booster pack and zoom to victory, if you ask iSuppli. By 2011, Sony's system is forecast to have the largest global installed base and market share (by a very slim margin).
remind me again who is isuppli and what have they ever predicted before?
Judging from your comments its obvious their prediction dosent suit you. Don't worry its in no way factual only predictions. iSuppli Corporation helps clients improve performance in the electronics value chain by providing them with the facts, analysis and advice they require to know precisely how to succeed. Our team of over 100 globally positioned electronics industry veterans monitor the status of the electronics industry value chain, and continuously update a score of self-consistent databases that track industry performance and significantly improve forecast accuracy. iSuppli tracks unique datasets - such as contract terms and conditions, pipeline inventories and component pricing - to allow clients to instantly pinpoint specific actions to enhance performance.
As stated, iSuppli is a well known analyst firm. Not that this means they'll be right, but it's better than your average gamesite making it, and much better than a certain Wedbush analyst making it.
If the Wii is reaching a new market, shouldn't there be more machines sold?
They're a research firm that's done cost analysis on the PS3 in the past. After it launched they determined that the components added up to over $800 per console for Sony. Those costs have obviously come down a lot since then.
Personally I could care less if the 360 sells more then the PS3. As long as the PS3 does well then I'm ok. A rational 360 fan should think along those same lines.
I predict Microsoft launching their new console by 2010 or early 2011 so good luck to Sony since they will be fighting a whole new battle against an even superior machine.
Excuse me if i'm wrong but doesn't he Ps2 still sell Very well against the superior 360? Would one be wrong if they thought this trend will happen again?
A blu-ray drive? A standard HDD? More 'Cores'? Built in wireless? The only thing I can think of that they would release in 2 years that would be an improvement over the PS3 would be a new graphics card. Will it make a difference? Will it do well in face of VERY stiff PS3 competition when the console defining games are coming out like crazy when the PS3 would be FAR cheaper w/ a MUCH larger library of games? They might as well throw in the towel if this is their plan IMO.
the fact that you are happy that msoft will be abandoning the xbox after 5yrs on the market is quite sad. I am all for new technology but that is about 2 yrs too soon imo
in 2011 the PS3 will have lots of great games the 720 will be a new console with very little going for it (like every new console) and with M$ only having 5 game studios it will take them a while to get going- because all the 3rd party will be accustomed to the PS3 i have no doubt that Sony will keep its ten year cycle no matter what M$ release- they just cant risk it all again M$ have lost a lot of respect after the RROD and the total abandonment of the Xbox 1- who knows how many people will trust them again? anyway it will be interesting to see how this one plays out
man if i was a 360 owner i would be pissed!! damn even the PS2 out lived 360 and will continue to go on strong. play beyond!!
Another console war victor prediction article? Wow! The originally is just flowing thoughout this news post!
By 2011 the war is over so no victory for sony the victory doesn't means which company sold more console the victory means which company bring better experience for own users at this time microsoft done this job sony sold more than 100 million ps2 world wide so does any one know which ps2 game sold 100 million unite?
What a crazy statement... So lets say on a soccer/football match its not who gets the most goals/points, but rather who have the more audience friendly gameplay... yea right So lets lean back and watch who can push the most consoles :)
120 million players waiting... PLAY B3YOND
the PS#3 will win when the next gen consoles come out?
u almost sound anxious for your xbox to get abandoned again =P
I love how everyone says the 360 is better than the ps3 and the 360 is going to be the lowest bought system of the 3.
So they're projecting just over 100 million total consoles sold? That's ridiculous when last gen there were about 150 million sold and all signs points to that number to increase.
Microsoft and Nintendo will probably already introduce new consoles by 2011 (5 year cycle assumed). Sony has to try harder.
That is evident by the Brand name and it's past buyers of (how many millions), but with a rejuvinated Nintendo and an Aggressive MS, lots of Market-Share will be lost. Sony has Brand name and 90+ million PS users that might eventually jump to th ePS3, remember this is not FACT or Set in Stone. This all depends what MS has to offer and how they play their cards. Will Sony sell more consoles than it's past two consoles. IMHO ..NO!!! The competition is just way different than before.
wrong- the Wii will be the victor
Um, how exactly does a console win this console war? I mean, is it overall sales or whenever a new console is announced.
You cannot predict what is going to happen to console. At least that is you cannot do it with 100% efficacy. And in business each percentage means alot. Just because you have a 60% to 40% to win that is still considerd a risky throw. Also because console sales goes up, doesnt mean it cannot fall right back down. Depending on all the company decisions and advances they make determines what will happen. We dont know for sure what each company may do. Also dont forget other problems a company encounters sometimes, like being sued. Its all about the benefits you gain in the end. Also all companies have disapointments. Just like every diaper has its sh*t sometimes. But remember as a consumer are job is just to pick what has the best offer, and not try to play Ms. Cleo. But as a consumer I agree it is good to pay attention to what is going on. But that just some of what determines who wins a battle, Benefits are very important in the end for a company. Thats what predicts there advancement in the business.
All they're doing is extrapolating data. Basically, it's just looking at current information and using it to try to predict the future. While I would be happy to see PS3 win, their data seems logical. Wii's novelty, without super titles to hype and a load of shovelware, its sales numbers may go down after the initial "OMG this is so cool" phase wears off. Meanwhile, Xbox 360 has its own hurdles to overcome, including the predicted decrease in hardware sales. They definitely win in software, but hardware sales won't be as high as it was without Halo, the original killer app in gaming (granted, this only holds true as long as another Halo FPS hasn't been announced or confirmed). No other game really has that momentum behind it. PS3 and 360 will still be able to pull in sales because drops in console prices will always produce spikes in sales, and then it goes back to normal. Wii, already the cheapest, will not see such drastic spikes because everyone who would want it have gotten it without thinking about an eventual price drop. However, all these numbers are all based on the assumption that everything goes as it has been and they think it will go. But we can't see anything past 2009 because we don't know what titles are coming out that will (or won't) make people want consoles. Not to mention, recession in America will put a damper on worldwide sales, no matter how big or small. I have a feeling that these could reflect their sales in a perfect world. I have a feeling that a more realistic extrapolation would be that they'll all be within a couple million of each other. Maybe PS3 could be in the lead, followed by 360, and finally Wii. I don't know why I think that, but it just seems logical to me. Flame away at me if you must.
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