While Microsoft believes the next Xbox is likely to become the number one console some market analysts clearly expect the Sony PlayStation 3 to become the main star in the next-gen console market.
Michael Patcher, an entertainment industry analyst, believes that the launch of the Xbox 360 won't have a huge impact on the market. He believes that the Xbox 360 won't be the end of the current console cycle, while the launch of the PlayStation 3 will be the true end of the current console generation cycle.
He further adds that the launch of the Xbox 360 isn't likely to cause a rapid consoles sales growth in 2006. But because the release of Sony's PSP3 in late 2006 will end the current cycle he believes a rapid sales growth will follow in 2007.
Patcher predicts that by 2010 Sony will have 55 percent, Microsoft 35 percent and Nintendo 10 percent of the console market, with all three of those having +/- 5 percent. Read more about the expectations of the next-generation consoles at Gamedaily
Xbox 360 not to dominate the PS3?
Posted on Tuesday, May 03 2005 @ 19:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck