As someone old enough to remember the first consoles, there has not been a dominant console manu. that was not unseated. Atari 2600 was king, then NES was King, then Genesis was King and later the S-NES eventually turned it into a dead heat, then PSX was king unseating Nintendo. Who knows what will happen with PS3, XB2 and I would not count Nintendo out completely, though I don't know if they're planning on competing or giving up on the large consoles to concentrate on the handhelds, which they have dominated for a long time, now. Too early to really make reliable predictions at this point. No doubt that Sony has a very large head start, but the XBox is not exactly a slouch. BTW, I could not care less who wins or loses, just putting a bit of perspective on the whole prediction thing.
[edited by Saruman on 10.03.2004 14:56]