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Wii will stay on top, says Activision

Earlier this week, EA told the media and investors its belief that the Wii would stay on top and that PlayStation 3 would outstrip the Xbox 360 in western market sales throughout 2008.

Although Activision didn’t dispute its competitor’s prediction on the ongoing sales of the Wii, it did put the Xbox 360 ahead of the PlayStation 3 for the year in North America.

Activision revealed during to Q3 earning call that it expects the Wii to sell more than 6 million units, the Xbox 360 to sell 4 to 5 million units, the PS3 somewhere between 3-4 million and the PS2 trailing off at 2 to 3 million.

The games publisher also was pleased to announce record holiday sales, up 80 percent over the previous year with $1.48 billion in sales and $272.2 in profit. Big titles helping to drive Activision’s positive report are Guitar Hero III and Call of Duty 4.

Slated for 2008 will be more games that Activision hopes will bring it another record period. According to Variety, Guitar Hero 4 will hit in the fall, but not before two other spinoffs in spring. The publisher also has the rights to release an adaptation of the upcoming James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.

With Activision the top publisher in the U.S. in 2007, the company’s next target is to unseat EA in Europe. "That's the low-hanging fruit for us," Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said. "We have No. 1 market share in the U.S. but not Europe, and there's no reason we see why ‘Guitar Hero' shouldn't be the No. 1 product in Europe as well."



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RE: Well Duh
By driven2excell on 2/9/2008 5:10:10 PM , Rating: 2
WELL, to the contrary to what "aju" says there are games that look superb,take NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA,it hasnt came to the xbox 360 yet(NINJA GAIDEN 2 coming soon to the 360) Its graphics are superb,as well as MOTORSTORM and GRAW2,there are alot of games available to play now on the PS3 like WARHAWK,UNREAL T 3,HEAVENLY SWORD-all exclusive to PS3.HE probably hasnt played these games because he sounds bias to Microsoft. BUT HALO 3 looks great though and some more games.The time is now to get a PS3 because MGS4 is coming 6/08,KILLZONE 2 -9/08,FF new coming DEC 08,and RESISTANCE 2-11/08.Till then go to gamestop or www.gamestop.com to find a game u like because most of the mult. platform games out now that are next-gen are available.The price for a PS3 IS COMPETIVELY priced! Because if you have a computer at home and someone is using it,you can use your ps3 and check your emails or visit other websites using the built in web browser,it has 2 times more memory than the 360hardrive, PS3 has a blu-ray-ENOUGH SAID!


RE: Well Duh
By xer0 on 2/10/2008 10:31:32 PM , Rating: 2
Uh, Sigma is a port + few addons of Ninja Gaiden Black, which is an expanded version of Ninja Gaiden, which came out for Xbox 1 years ago. Fanboy much?


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