Japanese Analysts Announces Their Forecast
Posted by Aleksander Aasnes
A Japanese game-magazine publisher recently had a peek into their magic crystal ball to predict the future of console gaming. Too bad we don't have one of those around here, but lucky for us, the analysts were kind enough to tell us what the future brings.
Apparently, analysts have a rare gift that let them see into the future and predict what's going to happen, maybe they were born with it, or maybe they got bitten by a radioactive spider as a child. Either way, one thing is for sure: their ability is extremely unstable and unpredictable, because they're almost always wrong. But hey, wizards got to pay the bills too, so we're doing them a favor by spreading the news of their seeings.
Anyway, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun believes that despite Sony's announcement of postponing the European release and the console's rather unpleasant price tag, the third installment in the Playstation series of home console will do just fine. In fact they think it will outsell Nintendo's new flagship by the end of 2007, highly benefited by the price-cut in Japan, announced at the Tokyo Game Show.
To give you the hard numbers, they predict a total of 4.13 million units for the PS3 and 5.47 million for the Wii by March of 2007. Wii's dominance won't last for long though, by the end of the year they think that the PS3 will have more games, and that it will be cheaper, so therefore it will eventually be the top-selling console in the highly-anticipated console war.
You might wonder how they can get so precise numbers. Well, nothing to wonder about, of course they can't, they are making it up, it wouldn't sell as good without the numbers.