Although Nintendo Wii was considered the revelation of this shopping season, the battle of gaming consoles is far from over and some analysts still believe that in the end Sony will win the war. According to a research called “The Transforming Global Video Games Market: The Emergence of Next Generation Gaming”, published by the research company Research and Markets, Sony PS3 “is expected to win the console war in the long term with an install base of around 75 million globally by 2010.”
In August 2006 another research company forecasted that Sony’s PlayStation 3 will win the gaming console battle. Boston-based research firm Yankee Group reported that the game-console war will have found a winner by 2011 and that is PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 will come second and Nintendo Wii third.
The respected market research firm predicted that by 2011, which means 5 years from now, PlayStation 3 will have more than 30 million units sold, Xbox 360 will closely follow with 27 million units and Nintendo will trail the other two giants with its Wii console, with only 11 million units.
Translated in market share, that means 44% for PlayStation, which regains its dominant position, 40% for Xbox 360 and 16% for Nintendo’s Wii.