An an interview the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe claimed that within nine months from now, the PlayStation 3 console will have won the battle against the Xbox 360 and Wii consoles.
David Reeves did not explain the reasons why Sony PlayStation 3 will transform to the winner from the outsider of the new-generation console battle, but compared the popularity of the PS3 with tsunami, which makes one massive hit.
“PlayStation 3, you will see, will be far and away the winner when you look at it by March 2008. They really, really will. It’s something that is going to be a slow burner, and suddenly it's like a tsunami; it will just overtake you,” said Mr. Reeves in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz web-site.
Currently Sony PlayStation 3 game console is outsold by six to one by Nintendo Wii in Japan (data by Media Create), by four to one by Nintendo Wii in the U.S. (data by NPD Group) and by nearly two to one by Microsoft Xbox 360 in the USA. Even though Sony also manages to outsell Microsoft Corp.’s latest offering by about five to one in Japan, the company is still in such a difficult situation that departing Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the interactive entertainment business in the entertainment and devices division of Microsoft Corp., even called Sony’s business model “crumbling” in a recent interview.