Xbox 360 will be untouched in North America by it's competitors until 2010, says a new corporate projection research item. Wii and PS3 will wrangle for a couple of months, before the Wii gets kicked to the curb by Microsoft and Sony.
I think this is accurate. The wii is a great party system but I don't see it dominating the gaming industry, but the simple fact that people expect games to move a the speed of technology.
I agree that the overall projections could be correct but in terms of product lifecycles the figures are completely incorrect.
If they are going to use straight lines as used with the PS3 then both xbox and wii should also be straight lines. The use of straight lines are very inaccurate as there will be peaks and dips with any product that can easily be predicted. i.e at launch
Different things factor into play. But for sure common sense tells you the 360 will keep the overall sales lead for years to come. If the ps3's price never hits the 300 or less sweet spot, I don't see them even coming close by 2010. It guarenteed the 360 core will hit the 179.99 spot at some point in its life cycle. And we can safely assume the Premium will hit the 249.99 at some point as well. There are a few variables that could give MS an even bigger lead this next gen. If the ps3 has system failures...battery problems...or just doesn't show "in games" a 200 dollar difference...that could hurt the overall sales.
For example....a gamer can by a core 360 for 200 less than the core ps3. If you pop a game in the core 360 and if it looks and plays better than a game in the core ps3...that will hurt sony. Its all about the GAMES in a video game console. Everything else is an added perk....But sometimes we forget its really all about the games. If Sony doesn't show a 200 dollar difference in "GAMES"...their sales won't be nearly as good as some project. If a gamer spends over half a grand on a video game console. They want the games to look and play better than the console that is 200 dollars less. If its not....They will face major problems.
25 million in the US only is much better than what they did last generation with 25 million worldwide. Factor in Canada, Europe and Asia and we should get a pretty decent install base.
If you follow through the NextGen article this came through, there are some more detailed stats. Both the 360 and PS3 projections seem reasonable, but I think the 2006 and 2007 Wii numbers are _very_ low, given the current state of hardware supplies.
1.1 Million / 1.1 million
3.4 million / 4.5 million
3.9 million / 8.4 million
3.1 million / 11.4 million
2.2 million / 13.6 million
I beleive because of its low price it will sell like hot cakes. It will do much better than the gamecube because of its functionality and the fact that the PS3 cost an arm and a leg. It will sell huge in Japan alone. They are crazy about the DS and will be crazy about the Wii.
maybe amerika thinks like this but allot of ppl do want the Wii in europe.( and yess this if fot n-A but i mean i dont think they should put such a thing and leave out other numbers)
btw these charts are always full of shyte, i mean, all the charts that are made in the past wur false.
those ppl should STFU about it and see what the future brings and tells
I think the Wii numbers are a bit low. I do see the Wii selling a whole lot more but there are a few factors that need to be considered. Software titles… They have to come out with a lot more then what the cube offered or even the original xbox. This will give them the ability to capture a much broader demographic of gamers and a larger market share.
I predict the chart is accurate for all english speaking countries, not just north america.
How on Earth will sony sell 4 million ps3s by year end, if they are only shipping 1 million?
In that sense, the graph is wrong, it does not take neither the wii's high supply nor the ps3's low supply (as of now) into consideration.
I think the tick mark is the end of the fiscal year, in March.
Even if Sony did ship that many PS3, by March I don’t think they will meet that goal. The 1st Quarter normally isn’t one of the stronger quarters for retail sales. Plus it’s a high price tag item. Then again 2nd Quarter is income tax return time, so they could meet that goal by that time.
We are going to see a huge fiasco with the PS3 launch, just like the 360s. There will be people waiting in lin for days to be told they're out of stock. Not to mention muggings, armed robbery etc. will be higher due to the PS3s initial value. This going to be funny, just not for the people who buy at launch.
...Wii will see what happens, no one can accurately predict the future without at least some solid information to base it on. The only prediction that seems feasible is that the 360 will be leading for several years, this mainly attributed to the fact they have current stats to base it off of.
argument is stupid to say the least...
you say that to predict we need solid information to base it on....so according to ur argument we can only predict the sales of 360 (because we have stats for that)....then how can u claim that 360 would lead against a console of which we have no available stats and hence cannot predict it sales?
Bilal there's nothing wrong with his argument. In fact it makes sense, as the consoles aren't released you can't really tell if there will be a hitch in the system so to speak. The 360 will at least lead for the first few years simply because it's already out and about and had over a years head start in Europe (little bit less everywhere else). Naturally it will take time for the other consoles to catch up with this owing to production speeds.
for a minute if accept the prediction.....
1. it says that ps3 would overtake 360 after 2010 implicitly.
2. 360 is strongest in america, if by 2010, 360 & PS3 are equal in america, it would overtake 360 in japan aswell as in europe* so in the ps3 would win again
* i said that ps3 would lead 360 in europe based on the fact that 360 would put the strongest fight against ps3 in america so if they are equal then ps3 would beat 360 in other part of the world.
That's a pretty chart but why was it cut off at 2010, that's only 3 years. Oh I see, it looks like the 360 tapers off while the PS3 shoots up...oh okay.
The problem is owing to the massive fan base of the PS2; PS3s will sell quickly. I can easily see how slowly each gen the fanbase is shrinking and soon the xbox will dominate. Naturally the same will happen again in the opposite and Sony will become like Ninty and some other company will take on Mirosoft (just like what's happening with Sony now).
This patern will repeat until consoles don't exist. And what the hell did you think that microsoft will win the 'war' in a couple of gens? Maybe after 3 Microsoft will be the new Sony, it's just that it takes time to reduce a fanbase.
This makes me think now. Should I get a PS3 first to go along with my 360 or a Nintendo Wii. I seen what happens to consoles that lose sells it usally ends up to being less developer support.
But it all depends what you want because to have a PS3 and an Xbox 360 thats going to be alot of money put into gaming. If you get a ps3 and a Xbox 360 there is realy not a reason to get add that HD movie player to your Xbox 360 to watch movies in a better resolution. Plus with the two you get 90% of the hottest games out there.
But its going to be a sec anyway because like it or not most of the hottest games out are coming out for the Xbox 360 already Sony Fans. Next turn around PS3 and Xbox 360 are going to have even more hot titles.
But I dont want to put Nintendo down either because I think Nintendo could have more pontential than you think. Who knows but I say on my part its safe to wait and play these awesome titles coming on the Xbox 360 then later see what I see. My Xbox 360 just keeps getting better and better ever since launch with the new updates and upcoming arcade games and hot titles wowoWOWOWOWweee.
i say put your money to better use than dropping 1000 bucks on two consoles.
I don't believe it. I doubt It. Seeing Wii have a successful lifespan that long is complete BS to me, the visuals and capabilities of both Xbox/PS will be so far past what Wii can do by 2010 that people will shoot there foot off with there wiimote by then.
Lol you think this is accuaret bladestar wow! I would like to see how wrong you are when really these guy's can't caculate for beans considering these are thier own thoughts not even close to facts at all.
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