The streams have finally crossed . According to French research group Tns-Sofres PS3 has overtaken the X360 in terms of total marketshare. This is what they disclosed in their article in French :-
"PlayStation domine toujours de très loin le marché avec encore un tiers des foyers joueurs équipés de PS2 et 13% de foyers équipés en PS1. La Wii est juste derrière, avec 11% de foyers équipés. La Xbox équipe 10% des foyers joueurs, la GameCube 8%, la PS3 5% et la Xbox 360 se maintient à 4%. "
which is translated as :-
"PlayStation dominates always by far the market with still a third of the hearths players equipped with PS2 and 13% of hearths equipped in PS1. Wii is right behind, with 11% of hearths equipped. Xbox equips 10% with the hearths players, GameCube 8%, the PS3 5% and Xbox 360 is maintained to 4%. "
NOTE :- The distibution was not based on the survey and is BASED ON INSTALLED BASE of each console
The Playstaion 3 has overtaken Xbox 360 in terms of total hardware sales in FRANCE
I am adding another link which has better translated TEXTS
Here is what the BETTER TRANSLATED LINK says:-
"The profile of the average gamer in France has undergone some changes, like the fact that the proportion of very young gamers (below 10 years of age) has increased by 13 percent compared to last year. The mean age of the French gamer is still 25, but there are considerably less gamers now from the 15-25 category that there were a year ago (27%, a 6 percent fall). TNS Sofres says that more than 40 percent of the gamers in France are women/girls"
" The console war seems to give Sony the king's crown, but also underlines Nintendo's impressive progress (like everywhere else in the world). The PlayStation brand by far dominates the French market, with more than a third of hardcore gamers being "equipped" with a PS2, while 13% are still enamoured with their PS1. The Wii comes next, with 11% of the gamers owning Nintendo's product. The Xbox trails the Wii with 10%, while the Xbox 360 has only 4% market share, even behind its later-arrived rival PlayStation 3 (5%). The good-ol' GameCube is still young and fresh, at 8% market share."
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