Game-console rivalry gets fierce: "But the current battle, as hard-fought as it has been, could be just the warm-up for the clash to come. In timing the release of their next consoles, Microsoft and Nintendo are expected to avoid giving Sony the huge head start it enjoyed by releasing its PlayStation 2 more than a year before the Xbox or GameCube.
As a result, the competition is likely to be much more intense. At stake is a multibillion-dollar market that, by virtue of the phenomenon known as convergence, could play an even bigger role in the future of home entertainment."
Includes sales/installed base chart