Activision: PS3 Outsells 360 In 2008
There have been a lot of firsts for Sony and the PlayStation 3 in 2008, and that includes the first month (now "months," plural) where the PS3 outsold the Xbox 360 in the U.S. But one of the biggest game publishers in the world believes that trend will continue, and the PS3 will top the 360 in total sales when all is said and done in 2008.
According to ShackNews, Activision CEO Mike Griffith spoke about the company's expectations for console sales this year, and they believe the 360 will end up behind the PS3 and Wii. Of course, the Wii should retain its crown without any problem whatsoever - despite the bizarre disappearance of quality software - but PS3 owners should see this as an encouraging prediction. Here's Griffith's expectations:
- Wii- 15 million
- PS3- 8 million
- Xbox 360- 6-7 million
- PS2- 4-5 million
We've already seen the PS3 track down the Wii in Japan, and with the impending PS3 lineup, it's hard to envision anything but continued forward progress for Sony. Furthermore, 10 years is a very long time, so they've got plenty of time to whittle away at Nintendo's lead... It's a big lead, yes, but all it might take is the likes of Resistance 2, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, God of War III, etc. Competition is always good, though!
7/31/2008 Ben Dutka