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IDC predicts Wii to outsell the competition

Blake Snow

Contrary to a report on Monday suggesting that the PS3 will ultimately outsell both the Wii and 360, IDC predicts Wii will actually outsell its competitors. The back and forth saga continues: "IDC believes hardware shipments of Nintendo's Wii will capture a little more than a third of the worldwide market by 2008, rising slightly above Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360."

IDC refrained, however, from predicting a long-term winner past 2008. Their glass ball must have broke when it reached 2009. But if there's one thing these varying reports are consistent with, it's the fact that dominance by one is unlikely as it was in the past. "None of the three new consoles will dominate the market in the next five years like the PS2 dominated last cycle," says the market research firm. Does anyone dispute that?

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