June 4, 2008
DFC Predicts PS3 Will Overtake Xbox 360 Next Year
DFC Intelligence has come out with its latest forecasts and the outlook looks very good for PS3.
According to DFC, PS3 will overtake Xbox 360 in 2009.
“The Xbox 360 was unable to take advantage of Sony’s struggles to build the type of large lead needed to maintain a long-term advantage,” the group wrote in its May 2008 Dossier.
On the whole, they predict that Wii will take win the next-gen race, because it “has enormous momentum and appeals to the broadest audience.”
If DFC is correct, then Nintendo’s console will also set a new record for the most consoles sold in a single year in 2008.
Surprisingly, a bad economy is good for video games, claims DFC.
“Ironically, a slowing economy can actually help the game industry. Videogames provide a high rate of entertainment return and high gas prices actually encourage people to stay at home and play games,” the report said.