PS3 takes console crown from Xbox 360: IDC

Sony's PlayStation 3 bumped Microsoft Xbox 360 from the videogame console sales throne in December, according to a report released Wednesday by industry tracker International Data Corporation.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Jan 11 2013, 17:28 IST
A woman holds a sign which reads 'My husband is not reliable, (he) doesn't buy me an iPhone 5, (I'm) looking for a rich man' near a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
A woman holds a sign which reads 'My husband is not reliable, (he) doesn't buy me an iPhone 5, (I'm) looking for a rich man' near a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
A woman holds a sign which reads 'My husband is not reliable, (he) doesn't buy me an iPhone 5, (I'm) looking for a rich man' near a newly-opened Apple Store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
A visitor points at a Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A visitor points at a Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A visitor points at a Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A visitor points at a Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Chinese employees cheer up at a new Apple Store during its official opening in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
Chinese employees cheer up at a new Apple Store during its official opening in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
Chinese employees cheer up at a new Apple Store during its official opening in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
Chinese employees cheer up at a new Apple Store during its official opening in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. AP/Andy Wong
Visitors look at Samsung Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Visitors look at Samsung Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Visitors look at Samsung Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Visitors look at Samsung Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A man takes a photograph of the public entering a new Apple store during the official opening in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping district. Reuters/David Gray
A man takes a photograph of the public entering a new Apple store during the official opening in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping district. Reuters/David Gray
A man takes a photograph of the public entering a new Apple store during the official opening in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping district. Reuters/David Gray
A man takes a photograph of the public entering a new Apple store during the official opening in Beijing's Wangfujing shopping district. Reuters/David Gray
A visitor tests a Samsung camera at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A visitor tests a Samsung camera at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A visitor tests a Samsung camera at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
A visitor tests a Samsung camera at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP/Michael Sohn

He believed that packaged videogame discs will remain the console game revenue mainstay for years to come despite a gradual shift by players to downloading game software online in digital formats.

Visitors look at Panasonic Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Visitors look at Panasonic Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Visitors look at Panasonic Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany Photo: AP/Michael Sohn
Visitors look at Panasonic Ultra HD TV screens at the IFA, one of the world's largest trade fairs for consumer electronics and electrical home appliances in Berlin, Germany Photo: AP/Michael Sohn

'With the advent of eighth-generation consoles, starting with the Wii U, historical norms strongly imply that game disk revenue will stop bleeding in 2013 and rise substantively in 2014,' he said in the report.

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First Published Date: 11 Jan, 17:02 IST
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