Gamesindustry.biz has surveyed the game industry on game platform and publisher performance expectations for the year. The survey culled responses from Gameindustry.biz Network’s members comprising more than 10,000 industry professionals. The findings show a robust year expected for Sony’s PlayStation 3 from more than a third of those surveyed. About 34 percent said they expect the PS3 to outperform all other game platforms, more than doubling those who picked it in last year s survey. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was a close second in the survey, named as likely to win out this year by about 30 percent of respondents. Neither console maker fared well in expected performance for their first party software. Microsoft didn’t make the survey’s top five list despite an anticipated new entry in its Halo series, and Sony listed fourth with only six percent despite big titles such as God of War III and Gran Turismo 5 slated for this year. Activision-Blizzard was the hands down winner for software, with nearly 44 percent of respondents picking it to beat the competition this year. Gamesindustry.biz points to anticipated Blizzard fare in the World of Warcraft and Starcraft franchises, as well as a potential Diablo sequel, as buoying the publisher s prospects. EA came in a distant second as an expected software leader, picked by about 19 percent of respondents. Nintendo suffered in both categories, with only about nine percent of respondents picking both the Wii and Nintendo software to perform best in 2010. The drop in optimism for Wii is a more than eight-fold fall from last year’s survey, putting it below Apple iPhone. About ten percent of respondents picked Apple’s smart phone as the game platform with the biggest potential for success in 2010. Check out the full results at Gamesindustry.biz.