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PS3 Can Catch Xbox 360 Says EA

by Ernice Gilbert on September 25th, 2010, under Hot, News, Sony

Sometimes I like to think that PS2 has repeated itself with PS3, just looking at the system’s rough and almost suicidal entrance into this, the eighth generation of consoles, brings back vivid memories of its older sibling.

But can the PS3 reign supreme, overtaking the Xbox 360′s install base before this generation is out? I think not, But Europe boss Jens Uwe Intat disagrees with me completely — for him, “we could certainly see Sony come back”.

“We could certainly see Sony come back – in the U.K. it’s still a head-to-head competition between PlayStation and Xbox, but on the continent Sony is traditionally stronger than Microsoft,” he told MCV. “But we’re very happy to watch the competition, because as long as they’re competing to get more consumers in, there are more people we can sell games to. It’s interesting to see that both companies embarking on a slightly different path when it comes to controlling games. Kinect and Move are both very interesting ideas.”

What do you guys think? Should Sony set its focus on passing the Xbox 360 in terms of consoles sold? After all, the giant has always stressed a 10yr life cycle. Either ways, it don’t matter, the PS3′s enjoying unstoppable momentum now, especially with the exclusive lineup that’s second to none.

Share your thoughts.

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  1. Sat, 25th Sep 2010 at 8:34 am

    Well anything’s possible. The PS3′s only chance to accomplish that is by expanding it’s base internationally. Namely, Japan and EU regions. The PS3 currently leads there* but that 8 million or so lead that the 360 has in the US is not gonna diminish easily. Sony’s ten year life cycle could prove to be their savior IF Microsoft chooses to release their next console in 2012 or so. Either way like EA I’m loving the competition between the two because in the end the gamers are the true winners. I mean just look at all the great games that are on the horizon.

  2. Sat, 25th Sep 2010 at 12:19 pm

    You couldn’t have said it any better, bro. Competition breeds excellence, and that’s what we’re getting from the console makers these days

  3. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 12:47 am

    I think it will happen. I think MS had a 6 million worldwide lead and now it is down 3 million. So Sony is catching, they just need to keep up the marketing that they have been doing lately.

  4. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 2:45 am

    eventually they will, they just need to learn the US is not the only country in the world.
    if they treated every country like they treat the US than they would be in a much better position than what they are now!
    M$ can, ninty can, so why cant sony?
    on another topic sony just announced a GT5 faceplate for the ps3.–Gran-Turismo-5-Faceplate-PlayStation-3
    looks freaking sweet!
    why, o why did they not do this for GOW3?
    it would of sold like hotcakes!

  5. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 6:00 am

    Oh My Jesus Christ! Guys that GT5 PS3 faceplate is the best I’ve ever seen

  6. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 8:29 am

    @nick: it’s beautiful. Your right, a GOW 3 one would’ve done well. I think this might be the beginning of a new trend for big name releases. We’ll see though.

  7. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 8:41 am

    signed by the master himself too!
    looks like i wont be spending 800 on GT5, ill be spending 850.
    god, im going to have to rob a bank soon!
    i really hope sony do this for all their exclusives from now on, even MP games would be really cool!
    i so want a infamous 2 face plate!

  8. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 10:05 am


  9. Sun, 26th Sep 2010 at 2:20 pm

    No bank robbing, bro : )

  10. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 8:03 am

    ohhhhhhhh, come on just one.
    pleeeeeeeeeeease, i promise just one than ill be a good boy.

  11. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 8:31 am

    LOL, you’d be set for the rest of you life! But then, you might end up getting caught, too.

    Leave it alone!

  12. Mon, 27th Sep 2010 at 8:32 am

    Plus, we’d miss you here too much.

  13. Tue, 28th Sep 2010 at 8:38 am


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