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Activision Projects PS3 Sales Will Outstrip 360 This Year

While it's certainly true that Nintendo continues to lead the console war by a gigantic amount, many publishers believe the PlayStation 3 is capable of closing the gap over the next few years. Heck, the PS3 has already narrowed the gap significantly and is creeping up on the Xbox 360.

According to GameDaily, Activision has faith in Sony's machine. During a conference call after the publisher's third-quarter earnings report, Activision CEO Mike Griffith talked about his company's expectations for console growth, and he had some encouraging things to say about the PS3. He said he thinks the Xbox 360 will grow by another six or seven million units for this calendar year, but the PS3 will grow by another eight million units. Of course, Griffith says the Wii will continue to sprint along and sell another 15 million units this calendar year, but that comes as no surprise to anyone. He has high hopes for the handhelds as well, but again, it's nothing earth-shattering. But Activision is arguably the world's largest publisher, and to have them projecting good results for the PS3, that's undeniably good news for owners of Sony's next-gen machine. And they've got a ton of games in the hopper, so the more they're willing to see the PS3's success, the better the prospects are for the future.

We've heard similar things from publishers like EA, where they believe the PS3 has a lot more potential in terms of both technical achievement and sales. And with great exclusives like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet, and Resistance 2 leading the way, the path continues to be blazed.

11/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

FLYING_APE
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 10:17:52 PM
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i think ps3 has a 3 year launch, while xbox and wii had a couple of months. Also with a next year price cut and shortly after ff13 in japan i think it obvious ps3 will sell more then xbox 360. MY daughter is gonna love eyepet which should come out 2009. That will tap in 2 da WII crowd

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HUSO
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:07:50 AM

don't get ur hopes up on the eyepet thingy. remember HOME, it appeared out of no where and has been a no show so far. but u are right the title does look really fun and family oriented

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Orvisman
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:36:13 AM

Daughter? I always thought you were a 12-year old kid. LOL.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 10:24:50 PM
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Just downloaded that new update and I dont know if Im the only one right now but I got the Yellow Light Of Death. I dont know if its related but my ps3 has its own (cool) shrine. Never touched or dropped. Im pissed.
I too still have faith in Sony's machine but I am ruffled right now.

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 11/5/2008 10:26:46 PM

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bamf
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 3:28:56 PM

I have the yrod too. I was on my fourth PS2 and I'm on my third 360. I was just playing a game and my PS3 just turned off. Looking on the net and you find different solutions to fixing this but none of them work, the PS3 is dead. Some say its over heated, some say its the fan dead, or the hdd is dead. The most common one said was that the power spiked or power surged.
The best thing to do is call Sony, they will tell you that the PS3 most likely over heated. Do not however say you use 3rd party accessories like cables and hdd, they'll blame the problem on them so I believe.
With me I had no warranty but they said I will get a fully tested refurbished 60gb PS3. A currier in a week will bring it and I give them the broken PS3

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 10:45:10 PM
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That's it. I call it first.

PS3 should walk the Red Carpet.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:11:50 PM
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Sony can smell victory, however the new XBOX360 firmware upgrade may make their online network service even better than it is already. I have no clue of course how it will stand up to the ever maturing PSN!

Q!

"I aM hOMe"

* HOME Beta Tester *

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Warukyure [Power User]
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:43:36 PM
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Words are just words, how about we see some promises to actually do something *MORE* for the PS3, eh, Activision?

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:46:06 AM
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this is definitely the trend, just look at how many big games are released for ps3 now and in the coming future.

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Riku994
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:03:49 AM
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Half of the units that microsoft has sold are from people buying second, third, and hell, even fourth consoles because their old ones broke.

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karneli lll
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:31:28 AM
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Qubex, half of the features of the experience xbox thing were removed by ms,so i doubt it'll measure up

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Zorigo
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:56:26 PM
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nintendo leads coz it appeals to americans who think they're getting excercise. and america has a huge population. and it's revolutionary (gotta be said, although the ps3 does have some capability) so its gonna be hot in japan. but the wii is amazing, just a shame its game are all shit. some good titles, but they got tossed off by the resi5 guy at capcom who said it couldn't even handle the title screen. nintendo need better games and then their console might be less crap. but until then, there is nothing on it's game list that appeals to me.
with new titles from activision, this is good news. they made cod4 afterall. and many other titles. (i think)

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NiteKrawler
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 4:42:50 PM

Lol yea we Americans will try any "easy" way out. Why do you think scammers from Nigeria and such target us so much? We're intelligent here, but we're very ignorant.

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Quincho
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:01:00 PM
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Soon the PS3 will dominate over the 360 and the wii!!!

you´ll see... haha

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Xplicit
Saturday, November 08, 2008 @ 7:26:49 PM

not sure about the wii but definitely the 360, i think the PS3 will only close the massive gap of nintendo's super seller.

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Elfen-Lied
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 5:50:49 PM
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I wish people wouldn't be stupid and buy the Wii... Ugh. I was once sucked into its attractive, 'innovative' appearance. I even bought one. But after my 2 weeks of fun, I realized that it had no future potential, so I sold it and made the best purchase of my life -a PS3 :)

So inspiring, hey? ;) haha...

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