Top publishers of 2010

FOR THE second year EA is the UK’s biggest publisher, with the likes of FIFA and Battlefield in the Top 10. Activision rises to No.2 in value terms as there was less discounting on Call of Duty than in ‘09.

UBISOFT shot up the rankings thanks to big sales of Just Dance and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, while Take-Two’s status rose on the back of Red Dead: Redemption and BioShock 2.

IT WASN’T such a good year for Nintendo, with Wii and DS’s software market share lower in 2010 compared to the previous year. Retail generated well over 472m in revenue from Wii and DS games in 2010, but that is big dip over the numbers posted in 2009. PSP’s share of the market is also down over 2009.

IT WAS a fantastic year for Xbox 360. Microsoft saw its share of the software market spike in units and value to make it the undisputed No.1 console in terms of game sales. Meanwhile, Sony enjoyed significant growth for PS3. The machine has overtaken Nintendo’s platforms to become the No.2 console.

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