Much has been made about the install bases of both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 recently, as the gap between the two is now down to 3 million. There have been 41.6m PS3s sold worldwide and 44.6m Xbox 360s.
However, EEDAR analyst Jesse Divinch believes that momentum is firmly in Sony's corner now, and believes that the PS3 will have caught up the Xbox 360 by 2012.
He also stated that unlike previous generations, this generation won't really have a loser.
"Unlike previous generations, I don't foresee third place being a 'doom and gloom' scenario," he told Industry Gamers. "Even with it being in third place now the PlayStation 3 is an incredibly healthy platform."
Move and Kinect could have an impact on these predictions, but Sony have a much stronger first-party software line-up planned for the coming year.
Source: Industry Gamers