The total sales figures for video games in 2010 have just been released and it makes interesting reading.
There is not much to choose between the two heavy weights of living room entertainment. The PlayStation3 may have sold 3 million less units than the Xbox 360 but it did earn $50 Million more.
Retail and digital figures for tracked markets, seen below in the table, came to over $33 billion in 2010, on over 3.2 billion game purchases. Overall, digital download revenues in 2010 totaled $2.5 billion representing 7.6% of the market total. You only have to look at Steam to see just how seriously digital distribution now has to be taken. In 2010, Steam sales were very close to $1 Billion. With the remaining PC digital markets estimated at around $250 million in 2010, Steam dominates with nearly 80% of the overall PC digital market.
Apple’s dominance on the mobile gaming market is also one that catches your eye when you analyse the figures. In terms of units sold, the iOS devices pulverises all the other platforms combined.
World Software in 2010
|Revenue (USD/Millions)||Units (Millions)|
Source: VGChartz Ltd