CNET calls this generation, makes hilarious graph

Thursday, 22nd May 2008 07:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt

CNET has published an article on how this hardware generation is likely to play out, creating a graph which sums up the conclusions of most sensible pundits in a way words never could. Take a look for yourself. In a nutshell, the site predicts that both PS3 and Wii will top 105 million units a piece by 2012, while Xbox 360 will be lucky to reach 40 million. Shane probably had a point.



  1. Blerk

    What the…? I guess I really need to read the words, there.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Whizzo

    The graph says it all I think, “hey look I’ve made a pretty picture full of made up numbers!”

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Here’s my graph of the future:

    #3 7 years ago
  4. morriss

    PS3 wins and 360 loses! I knew it Blerk!! ;)

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I went to the Pach-Man school of closet fanboyism.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Wow… that’s just, WOW!


    I don’t even know where to begin. This might be a start:

    #6 7 years ago
  7. morriss

    @Blerk: you hide it well! :p

    #7 7 years ago
  8. patlike

    hahaha :D

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Tiger Walts

    I’d have expected jumps in growth for the PS3 in 2009 and 2011 rather than a steady progression. This would match when the Blu-Ray lasers start to fail and when Sony finally discount the machine by a reasonable amount respectively.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    I think the main issue the analysts have is that they don’t realise the PS3 is not the PS2… and never will be.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Especially now that they’ve taken the BC out. :-D

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    PS3… not even half a PS2.

    (you think that would work in the adverts?)

    #12 7 years ago
  13. Nugent

    This is kind of misleading; CNET is not really predicting it, they just graphed out some analyst’s prediction.

    I wonder why all the analysts hate the XBox so much?

    #13 7 years ago
  14. Michael

    Why the sudden conviction that PS3 is going to jump through the roof in sales anyway? Because of MGS4 and FFXIII?

    I’ve yet to see a single console climb back from the console “war” due to triple-a title, no matter how good the quality.

    #14 7 years ago

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