Sony PS3 to win games console battle in 2013; Signs major studios for HD content

No surprise that Nintendo’s Wii stands in the lead at the moment, and “estimate that there will be nearly 76 million Wiis in use worldwide by the end of 2010. Meanwhile, Sony’s PS3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will continue to grow, so that the PS3 will become the largest platform globally by 2013. In terms […]

No surprise that Nintendo’s Wii stands in the lead at the moment, and “estimate that there will be nearly 76 million Wiis in use worldwide by the end of 2010. Meanwhile, Sony’s PS3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will continue to grow, so that the PS3 will become the largest platform globally by 2013. In terms of cumulative lifetime sales we expect the PS3 to hit 127 million units, compared to 103 million Wiis,” noted David Mercer. Also, Sony announced the "Movies" section of the PlayStation Network has finally been completed, and HD content from all six major US movie studios (20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros.) is now available. "PlayStation Network is the first and only service to deliver high definition home entertainment from all six major studios, directly to consumers for download," said Peter Dille. Sony didn’t give a number today of how many titles are available from these studios, but instead listed 19 releases that hit the US PlayStation store in High Definition today. The "completed" store will launch next in the UK, France, Germany, and Spain.