“Late last month, San Diego-based DFC Intelligence raised more than a few eyebrows when it said that Sony could very well end up last in the next-gen gaming race, behind competitors Microsoft and Nintendo. Today, the research firm released an industry briefing, and its song remains largely the same,” Tim Surette reports for GameSpot.
“DFC begins by saying that Sony is currently the ‘king of the video game market,’ but with the PlayStation 3, it is clear that Sony is ‘handing its competitors a golden opportunity.’ The firm believes that the premium PS3’s $600 price tag will put off potential consumers, hurting the overall gaming market and possibly putting Sony dead last in terms of installed user base,” Surette reports.
“‘By letting Sony and Microsoft split the hardcore teenage/twenty-something video game marketplace, the Wii could end up number one in market share for the next generation,’ said DFC,” Surette reports.
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MacDailyNews Note: Not Apple-related, but may be interesting to some MDN readers. We’re going to follow the story of Nintendo’s Wii for pretty obvious reasons.
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