Gamers jumping ship from Xbox 360 to PS3, says analyst

Games industry analyst Nick Williams believes that more and more gamers are planning to switch from Xbox 360 to PS3 over the coming Holiday season.

Williams told Gamasutra that more people are planning to buy major multiplatform sequels on Sony’s console, shunning Microsoft’s white box. In the case of the two most wanted sequels of 2009, Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin’s Creed II, the “buying intentions” of consumers show PS3 leading Xbox 360.

OTX numbers suggest that 15 percent of those who own the first Assassin’s Creed game on the 360 will buy the sequel on PS3. Flip this around, and only 7 percent of those who own the original game on PS3 will buy the Xbox 360 version of the sequel. The trend for Modern Warfare 2 is similar. So there you go.

After a difficult few early steps, it seems like Sony is finally having some joy with the PS3: first it achieves the seemingly impossible and takes over Wii in Japan, and now it’s owning multiplatform releases.

[Via Gamasutra]