Sony may well be trumpeting 2009 as a year of success for the PS3, but a new analysis published by trade publication Gamasutra portrays a more worrying picture for Playstation. Apparently, Sony suffered a $1.3 billion year on year drop in overall Playstation revenue!
Sony has described 2009 as “a turning point” for PS3 and ELSPA said the console was last year’s “star” performer, but new analysis from Gamasutra paints a far less rosy picture for the PlayStation platform holder.
More specifically, the site claims that Sony suffered a $1.3bn year-on-year drop in revenue in its PlayStation division and saw its US marketshare revenue drop from 30 per cent to 26 per cent.
That’s not to say that PS3 isn’t on the up – it clearly is. But PS2, once the backbone of Sony’s PlayStation operations, is now a machine in drastic decline. Gamasutra says PS2 revenues were down by $700m year-on-year in 2009, thanks in part to a global price drop.</blockquote>
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