There will be more PlayStation 3s sold across Europe and North America this year than Xbox 360s, according to a gaming giant.
Activision made its prediction recently, stating that the Sony machine will top nine million sales, with the Microsoft console falling just short of eight million sales.
However, it added that the Nintendo Wii will win the battle of the consoles, topping 18 million sales by the end of the year.
Activision’s year-end installation predictions also saw the Wii topping the charts with 63 million, with the Xbox 360 second with 40 million and the PlayStation 3 third with 32 million.
A growth in the handheld market was also seen by the firm, with an increase of 47 million estimated.
The figures came as Sony announced that Final Fantasy IX will hit the PlayStation Network for download in the near future, joining Final Fantasy VII and VIII for fans of the series.