Wii to outship and outsell Xbox 360 and PS3, says IDC

None of the three new game consoles - Nintendo's Wii, Sony's PlayStation 3, and Microsoft's Xbox 360 - will dominate the market in the next five years like the PS2 dominated the last cycle, but the Wii will outship and outsell the 360 and PS3 in 2007 and 2008, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). […]

None of the three new game consoles – Nintendo's Wii, Sony's PlayStation 3, and Microsoft's Xbox 360 – will dominate the market in the next five years like the PS2 dominated the last cycle, but the Wii will outship and outsell the 360 and PS3 in 2007 and 2008, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

IDC said the Xbox 360 was the best selling current generation console for 2006 because it enjoyed a full year lead in the market. The battle is heating up between the 360 and PS3, as the two gaming manufacturers target the same hardcore/enthusiast gamer to dominate the market, stated the research firm.

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