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March 21, 2006 at 9:17 AM

GDC: Sony’s lead to shrink?

Sony’s dominant lead in the video game market will shrink through 2010, according to Brian O’Rourke, a senior analyst following the industry for the In-Stat research firm.

Sony will still be the market leader, however, Rourke said in a report issued Monday. Through 2010, the report said, about 50 percent of the next-generation consoles in homes will be Sony’s PlayStation 3. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 will capture 29 percent and Nintendo’s Revolution will take 21 percent.

I wonder what will become of exclusive games at this point. Sony certainly had strong leverage in inducing developers to make exclusivity deals when it had more of the market. If O’Rourke’s forecast holds up, those exclusives could come at more of a cost.

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