Despite predicting that the PS2 will not have as much influence in the market in 2009 like it used to, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter still believes in the PlayStation power, saying that the brand will account for 31 of all the games sold worldwide in 2009.
Continuing their current push for internal development efforts, the PlayStation brand will still not secure significant third party exclusivity. Regardless, Pachter believes that the PS3 will be the top seller, picking up the slack for its older brother, the PS2, that will no longer be putting up significant numbers.
In Wedbush's annual Interactive Industry report, Pachter cited the huge 2007 to 2008 jump in software sales for the PS3 to be an indicator. From 29.6 million units sold in 2007, PS3 software sales ballooned to 62.4 million in 2008. Although the PSP also experienced a sales increase during the period, Pachter believes that it will be the PS3's time to shine this year.
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