The Big Three All See Revenues Drop In 2009

Revenues were down for most video game companies in 2009, and the big three platform holders were no exception. Pretty clear, but if you need it spelled out a little clearer, nice graphs tend to do the trick.

Put together by NPD fetishist Matt Matthews over at Gamasutra, it shows the decline in revenue all three companies suffered, which curiously was mostly the result of cheaper consoles, not lower sales.

Both Microsoft and Nintendo saw drops of around $US200 million, while Sony's revenues were down by over $US1 billion. Which sounds awful, but really isn't; it's just what happens when people finally stop buying PlayStation 2 software, so that day had to come sooner or later.

Analysis: Sony Sees Billion-Dollar Platform Revenue Drop In 2009 [Gamasutra]


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