Media market analyst Screen Digest predicts that in the console wars, Nintendo will win 2007 "convincingly," with a nod to "the market climate [changing] significantly" in 2008.
What changes (or starts to) in approximately 15 days? "Whereas in 2007 Nintendo has succeeded in expanding the appeal of the Wii to different consumers, including more females and older consumers to drive adoption, Sony's pipeline of exclusive content and the launch of multi-media services may result in a significant uplift for the PlayStation 3 in 2008," said Screen Digest's senior games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls.
Matt Peckham of pcworld disagrees:
"I've said it before, I'll say it again: Don't hitch your horse to the hardware only. Microsoft's beating the snot out of Sony and Nintendo in software sales and keeping apace, relatively speaking, with Nintendo in U.S. console unit sales. Software, software, software. I can't say that enough. If you sell a bazillion consoles and snap up a bazillion developers but only sell the same one or two games in volume, you're essentially sitting on an extremely popular paperweight."