Sony Corp's PlayStation 3 will double its installed base this year, posting the strongest growth of any video game console and narrowing the gap with rivals, research firm iSuppli said on Thursday.
Worldwide sales of the PS3 are expected to be 10 million units this year, compared with 12.2 million units for Nintendo Co Ltd's Wii and 7.5 million units for Microsoft Corp's Xbox 360, iSuppli said.
The Wii is in line to become the industry leader with a total global installed base of 30.2 million units. The PS3 would double its base to 20.3 million and by 2011 would lead the industry with some 38.4 million users. The Xbox 360's user base would grow to 25.7 million units by the end of 2008.