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Big 3’s Revenues : Sony sees Massive Revenue Drop

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We’ve seen all 3 console manufacturers sales figures, but let’s take a closer look at their year-on-year revenues, based on console and software sales figures. slightly alarming is that despite good sales on each platform, all 3 console makers saw a significant drop in revenue in 2009.

Both Microsoft and Nintendo seem to have suffered a loss in revenue – to the tune of about $200M -based on a lower console selling price, because they each sold more units than the year previous. Most alarming though was Sony’s $1.3 Billion drop in revenue over the previous year.

This is mostly due to the Playstation 2 becoming largely obsolete, and PS2 software revenues to the tune of an estimated $700 million no longer being applicable. With the PSP platform in decline – with regards to both hardware and software – the PS3 is doing pretty well and is now Sony’s primary earner, but the reduction in PS2 and PSP sales has overshadowed that triumph.


With regards to marketshare, Nintendo are unstoppable – now account for a full 50% of the video game console and handheld market, with both Sony and Microsoft having lost significant marketshare over the past two years. From this, one thing is clear; It’s time for Sony and Microsoft fanboys to put aside their differences and attack the real enemy – Nintendo. Oh, and PC gamers. The smug bastards.

Read more of the analysis over at Gamasutra

Last Updated: January 19, 2010


  1. WitWolfyZA

    January 19, 2010 at 14:04

    pirate all the wii’s. lets let them lose some revenue lol


    • Bonk

      January 19, 2010 at 16:31

      Do people still buy it. Is there no other way to pirate wii’s than to buy it. you still giving them money


  2. easy

    January 19, 2010 at 14:12

    market share is cyclical, no one stays at the top for any meaningful period of time. the bigger you are the harder you fall, as the ps brand has found out.
    nintendo dominance will eventually collapse, only to be replaced by another fad, breeding a whole new generation of hate mongers (the only real constant in the equation).


  3. LazySAGamer

    January 19, 2010 at 14:24

    It’s interesting to see that Microsoft has been losing revenue year on year for 3 consecutive years… that must be worrying someone up there.


  4. Ruslan

    January 19, 2010 at 15:10

    If I recall there was a recession in 2009? Besides, MS can afford to loose revenue in the gaming division as it recoups most of it moola from other products.

    Whats worrying is Ninty’s 50% of the market share which is bound to be casual gamer territory and this might cause MS and Sony to make developers create more wider appealing games to rack in more casual gamers.


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