Microsoft as a leader he clinched the game industry last year, registering nearly half of industry sales. The Redmond invoiced in the U.S. market of $ 6,700 million retail outlets, of which 2,100 million would come from the purchase of 4,600 of the consoles and games, according to estimates gathered consulting firm NPD Group.
Microsoft has published a post to echo the numbers and added some data, and has sold 66 million and 18 million Xbox Kinect sensors and has 40 million users on Xbox Live.The i ndustry of gaming revenues last year total of $ 17,020 million, which would mean a reduction of 8% in relation to the figure for 2010. During the year, revenues were 18,600 million dollars.
The firm has scrutinized only retailers to quantify physical sales. The report has not collected the revenue relating to digital formats. That is, the downloadable content, mobile games and social rents would not be weighted. In this sense, NPD recognizes that bars physical and digital sales are increasingly diluted and are considering how to measure the latter also.
December would have been far more sluggish than other years. Last month represented only 23% of total revenues in 2011 , when in the past decade this figure used to be around 28%.
The consultant has also published a list of 10 best-selling games of the year. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Activision, has been the most popular, followed by Just Dance 3 and Elder Scrolls V. They are followed by Mario Kart 7, Battlefield 3, Madden NFL, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, NBA 2k12, Super Mario Land and 3D Batman Arkham City.