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Xbox boom predicted

Better than Microsoft wants
Tue Feb 28 2006, 07:54
BEAN counters at American Technology Research are claiming that the Xbox 360 will do even better than the optimistic forecasts of Microsoft's sales planners.

ATR Senior analyst PJ McNealy has consulted his crystal ball and predicts that Vole will sell six million units by the end of June 2006 and 10-12 million by the end of the year.

Microsoft only expects to sell 4.5 to 5.5 million systems by June and would really like to flog 10 million units by the end of the year, but most think that is wildly optimistic.

McNealy said that Vole could have flogged more than a million more Xboxes if it had not had hardware shortages on its launch date.

Now that there are more in the shops, sales will pick up, he predicts. More at Gama Sutra. µ


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