According to Gamesindustry.biz, the grand poobah’s of the industry have made some interesting predictions regarding the Xbox 2, at a recent Piper Jaffery conference in New York. JeffGriffiths, Electronics Boutique president, made a comment stating that the next-generation console could garner a 30 percent market share when released in late 2005.
Mr. Griffiths then commented on the Microsoft’s release strategy and how it could affect the numbers. “I think if they got less than that [30 percent] they’d be disappointed. If they come out earlierthan Sony, if they have the breadth of exclusive titles like Sony had for PS2, I think they’d definitely have potential for market share leadership.”