Xbox 360 Sales Top PS3 in UK for 2010

Downer - UK Games Market Worth 2.875Bn in 2010

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Xbox 360 Sales Top PS3 in UK for 2010
Recent figures from games industry body UKIE show that the 2010 UK video games market was worth 2.88bn. That, however, is down from 2009's 3.3bn

UKIE's figures indicate that in the 'Next Gen' hardware race the Xbox 360 232m in sales beat Sony?s PS3 with 229m.

Microsoft with 538m in software revenue also beat the PS3s 414m.

Peripherals sold well through the year, seeing their value total 545m and totalling 25.8m units. UK consumers also purchased 63m console and PC games, almost one per UK resident.

What's fascinating is that UKIE fails to mention Nintendo in its release.

UKIE director general Mike Rawlinson said of the matter:

?Despite 2010 being a tough year for the economy, the video games and interactive entertainment industry continues to perform strongly"

"As the UK?s leading creative industry, these figures demonstrate the increasingly popular position of video games in everyone?s everyday lives, and the strength that the sector has to see it through tough times.

What do you make of the UK sales figures for games in 2010? Any thoughts, feel free to post them in the Comments section below.

Sources:
UKIE
MCV

Comments

ajmetz 5 Jan 2011 11:02
1/5
X360 just beat PS3 in hardware revenue? What about units sold, or installed base to date? Last info I got on UK installed base to date was June 2009, when PS3 was at 2.2m and X360 at 3.9m, but recall PS3 reaching 3m in Jan 2010. Last figure I have for Wii was 6m in Nov 2009 with DS at 10m in Nov 2009.
dave the cat 5 Jan 2011 12:20
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would be more interesting to see total console sales rather than hardware revenue.
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dave the cat 5 Jan 2011 12:21
3/5
would be more interesting to see total console sales rather than hardware revenue.
Sam 7 Jan 2011 00:54
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@ajmetz
This link shows units sold for 2010, and the 360 crushed the ps3 :)

http://www.gamepur.com/news/2468-xbox-360-and-playstation-3-register-big-sales-figure-during-2010-uk.html
DrkStr 7 Jan 2011 14:06
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Sam wrote:
@ajmetz
This link shows units sold for 2010, and the 360 crushed the ps3 :)

http://www.gamepur.com/news/2468-xbox-360-and-playstation-3-register-big-sales-figure-during-2010-uk.html

That shows software units, not hardware units.
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