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DFC predicts 50 per cent market share at best for PS3

Market research firm DFC Intelligence has announced a number of predictions for the next-generation console battle, revealing that it expects Sony's grip on the market to weaken - with PS3 set to win only 50 per cent market share at best.

Market research firm DFC Intelligence has announced a number of predictions for the next-generation console battle, revealing that it expects Sony's grip on the market to weaken - with PS3 set to win only 50 per cent market share at best.

At present, the PlayStation 2 controls around 70 per cent of the global console market, while the Xbox and GameCube have around 15 per cent each; but DFC expects Sony's rivals to make headway over the coming years.

Its "best case scenario" figures for all three consoles show the PlayStation 3 taking 50 per cent market share at best, while Microsoft's Xbox 360 stands to take a maximum of 40 per cent share, and the Nintendo Revolution can hope for no more than 35 per cent.

The figures were reported in an official blog on technology website ZDNet, and are taken from a recent report published by DFC Intelligence.

Another recent prediction from DFC suggests that the global videogames industry will be worth $41.49 billion by 2009, incorporating $31.6 billion of revenue from traditional games and game hardware, along with $9.8 billion from online game revenues.

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