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According to David Mercer, principal analyst at Strategy Analytics, Sony's PS3 will sell more units than its rivals the Xbox 360 and Wii over the lifetime of the current hardware generation.

A report titled "Taming the Waves: Games Console Life Cycles and Platform Competition," predicts that the PS3 will remain a commercial platform five years after the Wii has been replaced, with lifetime sales predicted to reach 127 million units, compared to 103 million Wii units.

"Nintendo has done a great job with the Wii in bringing console games to new audiences," said Mercer. "But its sales are now falling, particularly in mature markets, and its installed base will peak in 2011. Ownership of both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 will hit their highest points between 2012 and 2014."

In 2010 the report predicts global Wii sales of 17.5 million units, the PS3 14 million and Xbox 360 10.5 million.

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If all consoles sell 100 mill plus, surely they've all been sucessful
Posted 14:04 on 09 March 2010

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Posted 09:25 on 11 March 2010
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Clockpunk@ El-Dev

And I'm seeing one right now, young Dev-boy... If that's your idea of a discussion, well, maybe this isn't the right place for you either; a Sony-centric blog may fill your need.

Plus, it is nice to see your blatant double standards - let me get this straight, according to your posts in this thread, the fanbois are ok in 'creating discussion', but it's not when I call them on it and post a counter argument? That's... intereting.
Posted 09:21 on 11 March 2010
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Karlius@ Mr_Ninjutsu

No Tom I don't mean that at all I imagine if and when it's announced and released it will be a top notch production. But to base the merits of a console on a game that is yet to be officially announced is pretty much dribble.
Posted 23:45 on 10 March 2010
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Posted 18:40 on 10 March 2010
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Posted 18:15 on 10 March 2010
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Posted 18:07 on 10 March 2010
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This guy says it better than I could (saves effort and time for me as well lol).

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Posted 17:46 on 10 March 2010
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El-Dev@ Karlius

How come some of those games that are not announced but are likely are dribble and some aren't. For example, KZ3 is rumoured to be launched in December with Arc and 3D support, I would say that's very likely and not "dribble".

You could claim that GoW 3-6 are going to come to the 360, most likely 3 will and possibly 4.

As I've said before I don't really mind blatant trolling. I can ignore it and let everybody else get wound up about it, it gives everyone a chance to show how smart they can be with their insults and witty replies. If someone wants a discussion that's fair enough, if people want to feed the trolls then so is that.

If it puts people off posting then tough titties, where else will they go? Eurogamer; that place is infinitely worse than here for trolling, VG247; only news and full of what I call gaming posers, IGN; only kidding, nobody takes that place seriously.
Posted 15:07 on 10 March 2010
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Karlius

Killzone 3 has basically been confirmed by Guerilla Games. I take you're 'dribble' actually stands for 'its going to be ***** anyway'.
Posted 15:07 on 10 March 2010


Explains it then.
Posted 15:05 on 10 March 2010
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Apparently it's "Final Fantasy Versus XIII" I must admit I was lost.
Posted 15:03 on 10 March 2010
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New news to me :|
Posted 14:53 on 10 March 2010


Isn't there a beta invite for Final Fantasy VXIII in the current PS3 game?
Posted 14:47 on 10 March 2010
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All yet to come out = Definitive Statement So:

Killzone 3 - Not Announced = Dribble
Resistance 3 - Not Announced but Highly Likey
Gran Turismo 5 -Woo Hoo
Motorstorm 3 - Not Announced but likey = Dribble
Last Guardian -Woo Hoo Sense
Final Fantasy VXIII - WTF Dribble
Uncharted 3 - Not Announced but Highly Likey
socom 4 - Woo Hoo Sense
Modnation Racers - Woo Hoo Sense

I can claim that Gears 3,4,5 and 6 are all yet to come out on 360 doesn't make it so and until the point that it's announced all dribble.

As you know i'll argue with anyone I think is wrong but it would seem that this kind of dribble post is becoming more and more affluent on the site lately. Being accepting of these troll like posts thrown out there for maximum effect is something I hope none of us regular members will tolerate.

The writing style of FPS is somewhat similar to another member with a blatant disregard to punctuation especially the lack of capital letters and an extremely Fanboy Droid-Esq point of view.
Posted 14:40 on 10 March 2010
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