The PS3 is closing up on the Xbox 360 in worldwide sales

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For the past couple of years the sales rankings have been cut and dry with the Wii dominating by miles and the 360 securely in second with the PS3 being the last released and running in 3rd.

However news over the weekend has put the PS3 a mere 3 million behind the Xbox 360 with sales of 41.6 million compared to the 360’s 44.6 million.

In February this year the 360 had a lead of 5.9 million which means the PS3 has caught up by 2.9 million this year alone and ignoring any sales jumps that the Move and Kinect may provide we could see the PS3 overtaking the 360 in August next year.

Sony will be rightly ecstatic with this fight back after an abysmal launch and the guys over at Microsoft will be starting to panic just a little.

What difference Kinect and Move will make respectively is anyone’s guess at the moment but it’s quite surprising to see this entire generation’s rankings are now reliant on motion controllers. Whether we like it or not that is what is going to be remembered.

Source: CVG

Last Updated: November 1, 2010

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