Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases
If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

PSN Sees Highest Revenue Yet In December, Reveals Top 10

PSN Sees Highest Revenue Yet In December, Reveals Top 10

January 14, 2010 | By Leigh Alexander

January 14, 2010 | By Leigh Alexander
More: Console/PC

Ahead of the release of U.S. NPD console retail numbers later today, Sony says PlayStation 3 had its best holiday season to date.

The company is touting a 90 percent increase in U.S. console/handheld sales and a 60 percent increase in game sales in December 2009 compared to December 2008. Just after the New Year, Sony said it sold 3.8 million PS3 units over the holiday, 1.7 million of which were sold in the U.S.

Sony also said December was the single highest revenue month ever for PlayStation Network, a 155 percent year-over-year increase. The month's peak activity on the service came on Christmas day.

Final Fantasy VIII was the month's most-downloaded game, followed by PixelJunk Shooter, according to Sony's data. The number one download in 2009 was Call of Duty: World At War's Map Pack.

The top 10 most-downloaded games on PlayStation Network during December were as follows:

1. Final Fantasy VIII
2. PixelJunk Shooter
3. Final Fantasy VII
4. Resident Evil: Nemesis
5. Resident Evil 2
6. Frogger Returns
7. Call of Duty Classic
8. Zombie Island Of Dr. Ned (Borderlands DLC)
9. Marvel vs. Capcom 2
12. Battlefield 1943

Sony reveals its growth figures today ahead of the release of December NPD numbers, which will specify exact numbers for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable for the month. Analysts had predicted growth in a similar range for the PlayStation 3 console during the month.

Related Jobs

Question — Tiburon, California, United States

Question - South Park - Lead Level Designer (WFH/Remote)
Skydance — Remote, California, United States

Senior World Artist
Skydance — Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Game Producer - Game Team
Skydance — Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Senior Game Producer - Game Team

Loading Comments

loader image