DFC Intelligence researchers have made a bold prediction. The Wii is the only seventh generation home console to sell 100 million units. DFC has reported to GamesIndustry International that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will sell more than 100 million units each by 2020. This would be the first time in gaming history that two home consoles have sold more than 100 million units.
The PlayStation 4 is expected to outsell the Xbox One lifetime due to its cheaper price and popularity in Europe. The PlayStation 4 could also become the lead platform for developers in the Western markets, as well as Japan.
DFC Intelligence is also forecasting worldwide video game revenue to increase to $77 billion in 2014. This up from $68 billion in 2013. The gaming industry is expected to continue to grow and be near $100 billion by 2018.