Ah, it never ceases to be amusing, watching Peter Moore’s change in tone towards the console race, now that he’s no longer the head of Microsoft. It’s perfectly understandable, of course; it just doesn’t lose its humorous aspect.
That said, regarding Kaz Hirai’s goal/prediction for the PlayStation 3’s numbers over its lifespan, Moore sees a different picture.
“It looks to me as if the Wii is going to have at least half the installed base of the overall industry and the Xbox 360 and PS3 are going to fight over the balance, based on the run-rates we’re seeing,” he told the Financial Times.
This comes following Nintendo laying claim to market dominance, following the recently-released NPD numbers which show them sitting pretty at nearly 11 million consoles sold in the US. Even with the exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4 to bolster the PS3’s numbers, the Wii still handily beat it by 260,000 units in June, and outsold the 360 by a margin of three-to-one.