Activision Predicts PS3 Will Outsell 360 In Annual Sales
The launch of the PS3 Slim last year essentially ended the months where the Xbox 360 trounced Sony's machine in terms of worldwide sales.
Since that time, and since the stellar exclusives have started to shine, the PS3 has either outsold the 360 on a weekly or monthly basis, or it's a downright ongoing dogfight. And as the PS3 continues to close the gap, many are starting to wonder when - not if - it will draw even with the 360. Well, that may take a while as the two continue to battle but one publisher believes that for the first time, the PS3 will beat out the 360 in terms of annual sales this year. Activision released its financial results for the first quarter yesterday and they also provided internal estimates, as reported by Industry Gamers. Not surprisingly, the publisher believes the Wii will once again sell the most units in 2010 with 12 million but in a changing of the guard, they believe the PS3 will be second at 9 million and the 360 will trail in third with 8 million. The likes of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Heavy Rain and God of War III have generated sales surges in the past six months, and Gran Turismo 5 should do it again come fall. Furthermore, Blu-Ray and 3D should be pluses for the console.
That chart there seems about right although according to Sony's official numbers we've seen, the PS3 is actually at 34 million, not 32 million; the last estimate from Sony placed the PS3 at 33.5 million and that was over a month ago. So, what say you? Do you agree with Activision? And will the 360 ever sell more than the PS3 again in any given year...?
5/7/2010 10:34:15 AM Ben Dutka