After a slow start, Sony's PlayStation 3 seems to be gaining steam. Sony sold about as many PS3s last quarter as it did since the console's launch in November 2006, and its decision to back the Blu-ray format has apparently proven to be the right one, with HD DVD now lacking support from most movie studios.
According to estimates released by Electronic Arts and relayed by GamesIndustry.biz, the PlayStation 3 may do well this year. In fact, game publishing giant Electronic Arts believes the console will outsell Microsoft's Xbox 360 by at least 1.5 million units. EA's estimates position the PS3 in second place with an expected 9.5 -11.5 million unit sales in '08, compared to 6-8 million for the 360 and 3.9-4.9 million for the PlayStation 2. The PS3 could even come close to the popularity of Nintendo's Wii, which EA thinks will sell 12-14 million units this year.
EA believes the tipping point for the PS3's performance in 2008 will be the European market, which it expects to account for 5-6 million PS3 sales but only 1.5-2.5 million Xbox 360 sales. Those numbers should contrast with those for North America, where EA expects the PS3 and Xbox 360 to tie with 4.5-5.5 million sales each.
|1. Ryszard - $603||2. Hdfisise - $600||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. Redocbew - $350||5. the - $306||6. SomeOtherGeek - $300|
|7. chasp_0 - $251||8. Ryu Connor - $250||9. mbutrovich - $250|
|10. aeassa - $175|
|Qualcomm demonstrates 24-core ARM server SoC||24|
|Archos' GranitePhone is a new spin on the secure Android device||12|
|Report: PC shipments fell 7.7% year-on-year in the past quarter||70|
|Deals of the week: an ultrawide FreeSync monitor and more||20|
|Thursday Night Shortbread||20|
|MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks||4|
|HP's Envy 32 display blends FreeSync and living-room DNA||17|
|Prepare for the wasteland with Fallout 4's system requirements||60|
|Green means gaming on HP's updated Pavilion notebooks||19|
|It's almost as if the company held a big event this morning! ;)||+63|