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Navel-gazing think tankers at Research and Markets say even though the Sony PS3 has lost the opening battle, it will still win the console war, predicting an installed base of 75 million PS3s around the world by 2010. Researchers at the Yankee Group echo that, predicting the PS 3 up top by 2011 with a 44% market share, Xbox 360 in second at 40% and the Nintendo Wii trailing with 16%.

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Tossing out on their asses those who forecast gaming console sales by throwing darts at a dartboard, let's take a look at the real numbers: Xbox 360 has sold 9.44 million units so far, the Wii has moved 2.2 million, compared to the measly 854,627 units of the PS3. Maybe those researchers aren't paying any attention to which gaming consoles are actually fun to play. Who's your daddy, PS3?

Research and Markets: PS3 To Win The Console War [Playfuls.com, via Dvorak Uncensored]