David Reeves has told EG that despite Microsoft's claims to the contrary, Xbox 360 is not as far ahead as the company thinks.
Reeves compared Sony stance of not dropping the price compared with MS as like "going ten rounds with Ali" and still standing.
"I don't want to talk about the competition too much, but Xbox 360 is not ahead by a million units," said Reeves, looking back on the post-December NPD fallout.
"We sold through 500,000 PS3s in November. We sold through 1.1 million units in December. Our installed base now is very close to 8.5 million units in PAL territories. Our numbers show we are absolutely neck-and-neck," he said.
Looking ahead to the remainder of the PS3's lifecycle, Reeves remains positive as now he claims that PS3 is number two in the market.
"What happened was, we overtook them, and they dropped the price. It's almost as if we've gone ten rounds as Mohammed Ali and we're still standing, because we didn't drop the price. We held firm.
Now, going into the remaining rounds and the next seven years, we are going to be very strong. The last few weeks have shown we are clearly number two in the market. I'm as confident as I was before.