Sony America has expressed its confidence that the PlayStation 3 will surpass Microsoft’s competing Xbox 360 in terms of overall unit sales over the course of the next decade.
Speaking to the chaps at IGN, SCEA’s Peter Dille commented: “I don’t think [360 will] be around in 10 years so I’m very confident we’ll pass them within that time frame.”
“I mean, we’ve got 31 million [units sold] worldwide right now — they’ve got 39 million [units sold]. I don’t even need to go out 10 years.”
Despite this, Dille remained tight lipped in regards to putting an estimation as to when he expects PS3 to take the lead, adding, “I’m not going to make any predictions for your interview today other than we’ll pass them, but you look at where we are today and where they are today, and they had an opportunity to sprint as far ahead of us as possible when they had the head start.”
“Well, we’re breathing down their necks and they can see us in the rearview mirror and it’s not going to take too long to pass them.”
To be fair, it’s looking pretty rosy for Sony at present, with PS3 growth in the U.S. last year topping 20 percent, with the big M only managing a measly 0.74 percent. Watch this space, eh?