Acti Blizz – Wii to sell 16 million next year, 360 and PS3 8 million each

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 12 February 2009 07:49 GMT

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Activision president Mike Griffith last night said the firm expects big increased in console sales next year, with large sales rises for both under-the-TV and handheld hardware.

“For calendar year 2009, we expect the installed base of hardware in North America and Europe will be up 8 million units for the PS3 and up 8 million units for the Xbox 360,” he said.

“We expect the Wii to add more than 16 million units.”

DS and PSP will show huge growth, said the exec.

“We expect handhelds will grow in excess of 21 million units.”

The company last night reported revenues of $5 billion for 2008, up 26 percent on the previous year.

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