Monday, November 05, 2007

Game software sales up to 52% in Finland

According to Finnish Game software and multimedia association Figma, game software market has gone up ~52% in Finland. Last year the sales (January-September) were 30,7 MEUR where as now the sales have gone up to 46,6 MEUR. Console games generated 61% ("third" generation console games 23%, "second" generation 32% and handheld games 6%) and PC games 39% of the market.

1,3 million games have already been sold but the typically over 50% of the yearly sales is done during the last quarter! I wish Finnish game developers get a good share of sales as well.

I guess the biggest thanks goes to Shigeru Miyamoto's "Wife-o-meter" approach to game design, social games for all (Buzz, Singstar) on PS2 and WoW.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

in the us: The video games, consoles & accessories category posted the strongest gains in October versus last year, jumping 264 percent, as sales of Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation consoles and accessories, as well as popular video game Halo 3, continued to drive growth in the category.