Microsoft’s PR team has been on the offensive since the NPD figures were released showing the PS3 as the top console in America.
David Dennis, an Xbox spokesman, is the latest to throw his thoughts into the hat and I have to say I agree with most of it.
According to Mr Dennis
â€œWe feel great about our numbers, and we expected Sony to have a great month," [â€¦] "We expect it to be short-term and we expect them to be back down to third place soon like they’ve always beenâ€
I think it’s fair to say we all expected Sony’s figures to be great last month, it doesn’t matter what you are selling really if you have a price cut then the people on the fence will quickly snap it up and your sales will increase. Then drop.
Whether or not the PS3 sales will drop far enough down to put them back into third place is very much up for debate though. The console is now very well priced and with the silly season on the horizon you could be forgiven for thinking that Sony will keep this momentum going.
If I had to put money on it however I would still say the Wii is expected to be the top seller in November and December followed by the 360 and then very closely followed by the PS3. But it’s no longer as straight forward as it previously has been.
It’s also interesting to see the words coming out of Microsoft recently, they are very much gearing up for a fight which is a sure fire sign that they are now a little more worried than they have ever been.
2010 is going to be a cracker of a year.
Last Updated: October 26, 2009