Sony PSP was Konami's Biggest Platform

Publisher sells 4.62 million units between April - June.

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Sony PSP was Konami's Biggest Platform
Konami is singing the praises of the PSP, as the handheld has become the company's biggest platform over the last financial quarter. Naturally, it has to do with the exceptional sales of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

In its quarterly earnings report, Konami revealed that the PSP accounted for a whopping 40% of software sales in the period covering April to June 2010. In comparison, the Wii was the publisher's big platform during the same period in 2009, racking 28% of sales, while the PSP held 20%. The Wii slipped to 12% this year. The PS3 saw a gain from 13% in 2009 to 17% in 2010.

The company's software sales breakdown - organised into genres, which hilariously includes a Metal Gear entry - detailed that of the 4.62 million units of software sold in the first quarter, 1.27 million went to the Metal Gear category. The second most popular genre was 'Soccer' with 1.36 million units. In general, Konami's sales are up year-on-year, with 2.96 million pieces of software sold in Q1 2009, including a paltry 160,000 Metal Gear games.

Finally, a regional roundup - Japan was Konami's biggest territory with 2.44 million software units sold, while Europe came second with 1.08 million. North America came third with 1.02 million. With this trend of Europe actually selling more units than North America, isn't it about time we got some more love when it comes to releases and such? We can make do without Love Plus though, thanks.

Earnings report (Japanese) here, hat tip to Andriasang for the English.


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