In all, the United States video game industry brought in $20.2 billion during 2009.
The console hardware, software and accessories market saw revenues of "close to" $19.66 billion--down 8% over 2008's $21.4 billion--while retail PC game revenue came in at $538 million, a 23% decline. Meanwhile, retail software sales across consoles, portable and PCs were down by 11%--racking up $10.5 billion in 2009 versus 2008's $11.7 billion--with ESA president Michael Gallagher expecting "a strong 2010 with a pipeline full of highly-anticipated titles" as "our industry's structure is solid."
2009 Combined Top 10 Console/Portable Software SKU's, By Units
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (Xbox 360) - Infinity Ward / Nov. 2009
- Wii Sports Resort* (Wii) - Nintendo / July 2009
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) - Nintendo / November 2009
- Wii Fit with Balance Board* (Wii) - Nintendo / May 2008
- Wii Fit Plus* (Wii) - Nintendo / October 2009
- Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - Nintendo / April 2008
- Wii Play* (Wii) - Nintendo / February 2007
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (PS3) - Infinity Ward / Nov. 2009
- Halo 3: ODST (Xbox 360) - Bungie / September 2009
- Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo DS) - Game Freak / March 2009
(*includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)
2009 Top 10 Retail PC Game Software Titles, Sorted By Units
- The Sims 3 - The Sims Studio / June 2009
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard / Nov. 2008
- The Sims 2 Double Deluxe - Maxis / April 2008
- World of Warcraft: Battle Chest - Blizzard / September 2007
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Infinity Ward / Nov. 2009
- World of Warcraft - Blizzard / November 2004
- The Sims 3: World Adventures Exp. - The Sims Studio / Nov. 2009
- Spore - Maxis / September 2008
- Dragon Age: Origins - BioWare / October 2009
- Empire: Total War - Creative Assembly / March 2009
Somebody didn't close a bold tag!
it was a strong tag, thank you very much!
I was so excited when I saw that, it goes perfectly with my previous "somebody didn't close an italics tag!" in my post history!
Poor Faylor and your constant accidental reformat of the entire front page!
the amusing part is, i usually close the tags, but i often preempt said closure with the "...Read More" so it doesn't take on the front page.