Sony : We’ll Beat the 360 in 10 Years

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Sony don’t seem too confident that they’ll be able to best 360 sales any time soon – but they’re still demonstrating testicular fortitude and bravado, as they’ve claimed that the PS3 will surpass the 360’s sales…within 10 years.

“I don’t think [360 will] be around in 10 years so I’m very confident we’ll pass them within that time frame,” Said SCEA’s Peter Dille in an interview with IGN. Excellent bit of deductive reasoning there, Sony guy.

“I mean, we’ve got 31 million [units sold] worldwide right now — they’ve got 39 million [units sold]. I don’t even need to go out 10 years.”

“I’m not going to make any predictions for your interview today other than we’ll pass them, but you look at where we are today and where they are today, and they had an opportunity to sprint as far ahead of us as possible when they had the head start,” he said.

“Well, we’re breathing down their necks and they can see us in the rearview mirror and it’s not going to take too long to pass them.”

Here’s a bit of deductive reasoning for you. In 10 years, nobody is really going to care. both manufacturers will presumably have next-gen systems out. I have no doubt that the PS3 will indeed have longer legs and, like the PS2, will continue to make money for the company and its software partners long after the next generation of consoles is released.

To be honest though, unless you’re an exec at either company you shouldn’t care which system is in the lead right now -  your focus should be on the many, many excellent games that are available.

Read the whole interview over at IGN

Last Updated: February 3, 2010

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