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Killzone 2 on the PlayStation 3 will spur Xbox 360 gamers to sample Sony’s console, the consumer electronics giant reckons.

Scott Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America, told website GameDaily that the game – which launched in the UK late last month and is a "tremendous" PS3 exclusive – will “push 360 owners to try the PS3”.

Whether Steinberg meant gamers will simply play the game on a mate’s PS3 or buy one themselves specifically to play Killzone 2 is unclear. He said that the title will definitely “move people from the sidelines”.

Sony needs to up its numbers. The worldwide tally of Xbox 360s sold up to the end of January standing at 27.9m, with the PS3’s total at 21.3m, according to the consoles' respective manufacturers.

The numbers didn’t stop Steinberg from describing the PS3’s upcoming game release list as “an embarrassment of riches” that “bombards the competition” and highlights “the power and advantages of the PS3”. Not that he's biased in any way... ®

"We feel that Killzone 2 is a tremendous exclusive... It will move people from the sidelines, and from what we've seen from blogs, will push 360 owners to try out the PS3."

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