The number crunchers down at Strategy Analytics are forecasting that the PS3 is going to catch up with the Xbox considerably in 2010.
Industry Gamers drew our attention to this report, which shows how the three major consoles have performed in the first quarter.
The Wii’s share of the market is remaining steady, although sales fell slightly since last year, as the overall level of sales of all consoles has dipped since 2009. Strategy Analytics projects that the whole console market will be down 9% on 2009, come the end of this year.
But the good news for Sony is that the company’s share grew in the first quarter, gaining momentum on the Xbox due to the recent slim PS3 and its price cut.
Now Strategy Analytics forecasts that the PS3 will sell 14 million units globally in 2010, with the Xbox 360 trailing on 10.5 million.
It’s also expected that the Wii will lose ground in the future, with the upcoming release of both Sony and Microsoft’s new motion controllers, Move and Natal.