Wii to Outsell PS3 and Xbox 360 Combined in '08, says analyst

"Microsoft got the jump on the industry with a one-year headstart, but nine months after its the launch, the Nintendo Wii overtook the Xbox 360 on a global basis. While the PS3, has struggled out of the gate, we note that since last fall, the console has been outselling the Xbox 360 in Europe, and in the first two months of this year has even outsold the Xbox 360 on its home turf, in the U.S. (In Japan, overtaking the Xbox 360 was almost immediate). With its strong slate of software scheduled for the coming year, we expect a material acceleration for the PS3 this year, but we believe the Wii will sell more than the PS3 and Xbox 360 combined this year," commented Daniel Ernst of Hudson Square Research.

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sonarus3909d ago

combined? unlikely. Maybe in JP

Genesis53909d ago (Edited 3909d ago )

Yeah maybe in Japan. It's more or less just the Wii and the PS3 going toe to toe anyways.

Why kind of credentials do you need to be an analyst anyway? Or do you need any?

yesah3909d ago

i can see the wii selling alot but, not that much. If nintendo dosn't get their act together, and bring on some games they will lose sales.

masterg3909d ago

By the end of the year (or sooner) when the PS3 hits $300 with a killer line-up is will sell as good or better than the Wii.

That is my prediction :)
I'll stick with it.

barom3909d ago

I think it might, I think it did last year.

The Killer3909d ago

ps3 is out selling wii right now in europe, next will be USA market and it will start when the heavy weight shooters arrive with MGS4 and GTA4!
i can see a price drop in summer for ps3, and when that happened expect ps3 to slowly take the lead in this gen!

Nevers3908d ago

... resold the system after getting bored of it ;P like I am trying to do.

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Hagaf223909d ago

hows that possible, when they are holding low production to keep up demand? dont see this happening.

Kaz Hirai3909d ago

King Kaz will have to do something about that.....
Until then, we shall both continue to embarrass those DRIBBLING, INCOMPETENT GOONS at Nazisoft!


Sir Ken Kutaragi 43909d ago

Wii = TOY
PS3 = Next-Gen Masterpiece!!! ;-D

Varsarus3908d ago

Forget Nazisoft, they can hardly get their console working right, let's concentrate on the Wii :)

eagle213909d ago

I can't speak for 360. But combined? GTA IV will cure

wulan3909d ago (Edited 3909d ago )

after the launches of MGS4 and GTA4.

I think X360 will also beat the wii after GTA4 launch. I mean that Wii is a SHEER FAD. I have never come across any gamer---hardcore or causal except the ABNORMAL WIITARDS in neogaf forums who are excited for wii. I mean that thing is a sheer disappointment.

why buy wii when PS2 and GAMECUBE games are just as good as it in Graphics and gameplay department---------LOL???

In europe i seriously doubt wii selling after GT5Prologue . In USA it will be over for Wii once GTA4 and MGS4 hits the street this APRIL

In XMAS this year 90% of CASUAL gamers( 40% of wii base) who bought wii last year will purchase a PS3


Wii sells only because of its price and nothing else. It has 0 games and 0 hype. You dont even hear people talking about wii in any forums. The senior citizens buy wii . Some casuals will convert to PS3 once GTA and MGS4 hits US/EU.

ONLY an abnormal would ever believe that the Wii is not a FAD.

after this year we wont see anymore of wii in US/EU

LightningPS33909d ago (Edited 3909d ago )

So am I. But I think sometimes you go too far. I don't always see the logic in your writing. Just the PS3 fanhood.

But it's true, right now PS3 seems to be doing better.

Phil Harrison Mklll3909d ago


abuze3909d ago

If I am to choose 2 systems only, that would be the PS3 and the 360.

If I am to choose only one, that is the PS3.

I say "FU*K the Wii!!"

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