EA Predicts PS3 to Outsell 360 In 2008

Electronics Arts is projecting that the PlayStation 3 will outperform the Xbox 360 in North American and European sales in 2008, according to a PDF detailing estimated hardware sales for the year.

The document details EA's expectation that the PS3 will sell five to six million units in Europe in the 2008 calendar year, while settling the Xbox 360 at 1.5 to 2.5 million units in the region. Both consoles are projected to sell evenly in North America, moving five to six million units each.

Total sales among both territories put the PS3 from 3 to 3.5 million units ahead of the Xbox 360 in EA's projections. Perhaps not surprisingly, the document lists Nintendo's Wii at the top of the heap, estimating total sales from 12 to 14 million units in 2008.