Originally Posted by TheMoose
Hold onto your lunch, we're looking at quite the turnaround in fortunes for the PS3 if EA's sales predictions for 2008 hold true. With a hot new SKU on the shelves, an unlikely Halo killer, strong market share in Europe and that profitability milestone crossed, the PS3 is looking at its best shot at greatness since it landed. At least EA and Sony seem to think so. Sony has been naturally bullish about its latest "10 year life cycle" console, but now EA is jumping on board, predicting the box will sell between 9.5 million and 11.5 million units this year, compared to 6 million to 8 million for Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Wow Engadget sure can spin spin spin!
The unlikely Halo Killer turned out to infact not be plus the game sold better on the 360 than on the PS3. A "Halo Killer," would be a title exclusive to the PS3 that outsold Halo 3 not COD4 which sold more on the 360.
Then they again refer to the "profitible," nonsense about the PS3 which I can guarantee you is off based and entirely not true. They lose around $80 for the $400 unit. Which we won't be able to verify until next quarter's release info.
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However things will remain the same here in the states with the 360 outselling the PS3 by around 2:1 according to EA's prediction.
I wonder why EA is predicting such a week year and regression for the 360? ME2 is going to be announced at E3 for a November release, you have Fable 2, and many more exlcusive titles that just hold more interest than all but MGS4.