Following his analysis of 2010's first-quarter U.S. retail game sales, Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews looks at hardware -- from normalizing Wii volume to the effect of price cuts and beyond.
Gamasutra: We recently looked back at the best-selling videogame software at U.S. retail for the first quarter of 2010, according to the estimates reported by the NPD Group. While Nintendo's software continues to dominate the charts, we noted a rise in the software fortunes of Sony's PS3 compared to 2009.
Today we look at hardware unit sales and the revenue fortunes of the industry over the past few years. As before, we are only considering the first quarter figures from each year in each comparison.