2008 – Lets start from scratch

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Okay so 2008 is now here and we have another great gaming year to look forward to. Which means it is time to make predictions.

Who is going to sell the most consoles worldwide in 2008 and how many are they going to sell… Along with other pointless predictions.

As of now the sales charts have the following info

Wii –  18.52 million
360 – 15.69 million
PS3 –   8.41 million

So at the end of this year we will deduct those figures from the total sales and see who wins.

I expect the Wii to easily outsell the others and the 360 to cut its price by R600 and outsell the PS3 by 2 million throughout the year.

The PS3 will continue to do well however the constant game delays and lack of any further price cuts, until the end of 2008, will harm it.

Metal Gear Solid 4 will finally be released and will just break the million barrier.

Grand Theft Auto will be released on time and the 360 version will receive the better reviews and outsell the PS3 version 2:1

Gears of War 2 will be released in time for Christmas and will be a huge success.

That’s all I can think of right now, anyone else have any predictions.

Last Updated: January 1, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • JimBob

    I predict that the PS3 will eclipse the 360’s sales in Europe by the end of 2008, although the 360’s success in the US will keep it marginally ahead worldwide.

    The PS3 will get another price cut by August next year. The Wii will sell like hotcakes for at least another two years, but 3rd party software is still going to flop on the system.

    Games that will bomb: Too Human, The Club, Army of Two, C&C FPS, Lost Odyssey

    Games we’ll be lucky to see before 2009: Killzone 2, Alan Wake, Fable 2, FFXIII

    Sleeper hit of the year: Brutal Legend

    MGS4 will sell a more than million worldwide in its first week of release, and > 2.5 million by the end of the year. Average review score: 8.5/10

    GTA4 will probably turn out to be a glitchy mess and general disappointment that fails to live up to the visual bar set for sandbox games by Assassins Creed and Crackdown, although it will set new sales records. It will help to sell lots of consoles for Microsoft and Sony alike.

  • ewie

    ill go with the wii adding at least another 20 Mil consoles
    for the year,
    and the xbox 360 and Ps3 like in the current year selling on par, might increase slightly with about 10 mil consoles each.

    Game wise still see the xbox outselling the ps3 but about 2:1
    with 2 xbox games sold for each ps3 game, but the PS3 making losts of money thru blu-ray sales.

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