Predictions for 2009

Scruffy from PlayStation Gamer UK Writes: "It's the beginning of January which means it's time for everyone that knows anything about video games to make predictions of what's to come in the year. So, with this being the first of my weekly editorial style articles I figured that's a great place to start. No matter which gaming platform you prefer next year is sure to be a huge year. However, since this is a PlayStation website, I'll stick to that."

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will113627d ago

I predict Xbox will die

MasFlowKiller3626d ago

Both the PS3 And The 360 will release Good Games In 09, Kotaku Will keep on Hating Sony same for Gametrailers, and Nintendo will slow donw in sales

lord_of_balrogs3626d ago

According to the article the PS3 will sell more than the Wii. The Wii will apparently sell half the amount of 25 million making it 12.5 million Wiis sold next year. I seriously doubt the PS3 will sell more than 12.5 million consoles this year.

Agent VX3626d ago

Wow, quite the prediction, considering the 360 is outselling the PS3 by over 2 to 1 for the past few months. But hey, I also think I will live forever!!!

But then again, rip that page from Sony, "next year will be the year!!!"

Lifendz3626d ago

(kudos to Grenturd for making me laugh btw)

1. PS3 hits 299.99 by summer or fall.
2. Killzone is a major success on PS3;
3. MS does something drastic in fall in response to Sony's price cut and the momentum PS3 has
4. MS drops the price of a live subscription down to 19.99 annually (a price not free but cheap enough that people like myself actually consider picking up a 360 and "biting the bullet" by paying for online.

Beast_Master3626d ago

I don't see the advantage anymore of owning both consoles. The number of third party exclusives is shrinking for both consoles. Personally I like Sony's lineup better this year and I just don't see the point in owning a 360 and paying for a live membership to play Halo and Gears online. Not dissing the 360, if I had bought it first I would feel the opposite. I mean I like to play online games but really throughout the year only 1 or 2 games will dominate my online time, COD is multi-plat and Killzone 2 is gonna be out in Feb, not to mention my time on R2.

rockleex3625d ago

But I doubt it will halve.

PS3 sales WILL go up, and how much depends on whether or not Sony gives a price cut.

At the very best, Sony can sell 15 million PS3's this year. Wii's sales could go down as low as 20 million.

In order for that to happen, Sony must take advantage of every opportunity they get. Drop the price around March. Advertise the PS3 and its features and games. Release Eyepet with the price cut. Release VidZone, the free movie and music service. Get tons of developers to release Home content. Advertise Home. Etc.

I think the only good thing happening for the Wii this year is Monster Hunter 3... if it comes out this year. I don't know the release dates. But it will have a huge impact in Japan, not so sure about the rest of the world.

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KonohagakureFC3627d ago

Good predictions but i think ff13 will make it for 09

Pandemic3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

I am predicting the Playstation 3 will surpass the Xbox 360 in sales.

lord_of_balrogs3626d ago

So PS3 will sell at least 8 million consoles and 360 will sell 0 consoles. Sorry buddy it doesn't work that way.

silvacrest3626d ago

he didnt even say that, spin and jump to more conclusions please....

Neo6043626d ago

30 millions 360 x $200 = like $60billions
RROD - $1b = 59bill.

20 million ps3 x $400 = $80 billions.

nuff said?

INehalemEXI3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

MS gets mad dough for XBL gold subscriptions too though.

lord_of_balrogs3626d ago

Cost to make -$450
Sold for +$400
Total profit -$50

20 million x -$50 = -$1 billion

silverchode3626d ago

i thought cost to make went down to like 350

lord_of_balrogs3626d ago

Nope it's $450 now. They just cut manufacturing costs by I think 35%.

callahan093626d ago

You wasted 2 posts to tell us that Sony is losing 50 bucks on every PS3 sold, and didn't provide a source for either of them. Give a source or give up.

Scruffy_K3626d ago

actually, according to HipHopGamer's unnamed source inside sony the cost to manufacture a PS3 is actually only $320

cryymoar3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

don't forget the $1 million from Home.

20 million x -$50 = -$1 billion + $1 million [from Home] = $0 million billion trillion!!1

Sony is bankin'!

Who cares how much money the companies make? Money in M$'s pocket doesn't mean better 2009 xbox games for you.

Square Enix's JRPGs on the x360 prove that much.

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Wile3626d ago (Edited 3626d ago )

30,000,000 x 200 = 6,000,000,000 (6 billion)
20,000,000 x 400 = 8,000,000,000 (8 billion)

if you are going to pull numbers out of ur butt, at least add them right.

BTW I think the average price of the 360 is more than 200, but whatever.

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