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EA CEO: Sony's lead in game console market may slip

EA CEO Larry Probst thinks that Sony's dominance in the console market will erode, with the industry being much tighter.

"We expect that there will be a more level playing field this time around than last time," said Probst, who expects Sony to win the new console war, but with a less commanding lead.

"I think the issue is that (the PS3 is) expensive," Probst said during a Web cast from an investor conference hosted by Morgan Stanley.

"This should not have surprised anyone," said Probst, who added that the crowd gathered for Sony's press conference at last year's E3 trade show gasped when Sony said its high-end PS3 would cost $600 in the United States.

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