Sony PS3 Outsells Xbox 360 and Wii: By generation’s End

By Peter Chubb - Mar 9, 2010

Three consoles – PS3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii – dominate the gaming market and it is the latter that is king when it comes to sales. However, according to a forecast by Strategy Analytics, it shows that by generations end – the PlayStation 3 will outsell its rivals.

The report shows that by the end of the PS3’s lifecycle it would have sold more than 127 million units – the Wii would have sold just 103 million units. You will be forgiven for thinking that the analyst in charge of the report was biased towards the PS3, as it also suggest that the Sony games consoles will still be viable five years after Nintendo replace the Wii.

David Mercer believes that 2010 will see a slump in console sales, which will then peak in 2011, 2012 and 2014. This years sales could see a drop by as much as 9 percent – a total of 47.5 million units.

We are certain that there will be other analysts that will refute these claims. For more details visit PC World.

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  • RoadShow

    PS3 has all the features in the world, all packed in a beautiful $299 console. 360 has nothing on PS3.

    Wii is simply awesome, especially for the family or anyone who loved the original NES. Nintendo learned from Sony to make their next gen console reverse compatable, they did a good job. Wii is also great for my wife and my grandma/grandpa since it's easy and has simple games.

    PS3 is great for Blu ray, internet browser, netflix streamer, true exclusives and IMO the best games, best controller, best motion controller.

    PS3 has the best lineup of exclusive games in 2011, especially since 360 is all about Kinect rubbish.

    PS3 can do motion shooters better than anyone else and has free online play.

    360 is pay for everything, pay for wifi, pay for playing online, pay for the "right" to purchase a sub to netflix, pay for expensive hdd upgrade and is the most unreliable console in history of gaming and doesn't have an internet browser.

    Even the Wii has internet browser and hardware reliability, and free online play.