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Source: PS3 To Be Industry Leader By 2011

If you hadn't already noticed, the PlayStation 3 has enjoyed a major upswing in sales since the latter part of 2007. The latest NPD numbers show the PS3 finally outsold its predecessor, and it also outsold the Xbox 360, which is good news for Sony. In addition, expert projections for the PS3 are starting to adopt a rosier tinge.

According to Reuters, iSuppli estimates that this recent momentum will indeed continue through 2008, and Sony should sell around 10.2 million units worldwide before the year is over. This would effectively double the installed user base (it would rise to over 20 million), and in the long-term, they believe the PS3 will have a user base of around 38.4 million by 2011. If this happens, and their other projections for the 360 and Wii are accurate, the PlayStation 3 will be the "industry leader" in total installed units. The Wii should maintain its lead in 2008 by selling 12.2 million units, but it's no surprise to anyone that the overall Nintendo momentum has begun to slow a bit. Microsoft had a one-year head-start, but at this point, many predictions say the PS3 will eventually surpass the 360.

We wonder if iSuppli is taking the blockbuster PS3 software into account; the titles that should drop this year, like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Gran Turismo 5, Killzone 2, Final Fantasy XIII, etc. All of these are bona-fide system sellers, so they'll definitely help move PS3 units. Either way, the system is definitely poised to make a big run in 2008.

2/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (5 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Friday, February 15, 2008 @ 9:46:28 PM
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It's not clear-cut victory like the PS2 was, but still this will be only half way into the 10 years of the PS3's predicted 10-year lifespan. It can only get better from here on, I guess.

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abyss
Friday, February 15, 2008 @ 10:45:29 PM
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hahaha all those who thought sony had no hope should be lynched. i mean nintendo should be given credit fer entertainment value, but the wii is like a fad. it gets old quick. Everyone should've realized sony is built fer the long hall, if the ps2 can do it the ps3 (w/ exceptional under the hood gear) wouldn't have no problem, just keep those innovative games coming. sony 4 life

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, February 16, 2008 @ 3:22:59 AM
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Why the hell are we entertaining predictions from a someone called isuppli. When someone that matters makes this prediction I'll listen.

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K Phantom
Saturday, February 16, 2008 @ 1:28:26 PM
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That certainly seem possible and here is why... The 360's will eventually overheat and crash (my friend can't play more than two hours without the system crashing). The Wii remotes would be the reason half of the owners have broken their TVs. So i think it is the logical choice and i don't think it would be that far.

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giant123
Saturday, February 16, 2008 @ 8:25:46 PM
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sooner than that now that hd-dvd got canceld...
microsoft just got screwed...
hopefully this wont make prices go up...
wii wont last its just a fad..

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