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Activision sold more on PS2 than PS3 in 2008

The nine year-old PlayStation 2 maintains its relevance in the marketplace for Activision, even at the expense of its younger brother.

Activision, the world's largest third-party gaming publisher, netted more than $3 billion in 2008, Kotaku reported on Friday. Coming as no surprise: World of Warcraft, Wii, and Guitar Hero drove a majority of said sales.

On the flipside, PlayStation sold the least amount of console product for the gaming giant, underscoring the stark role reversal of Nintendo and Sony in just three years. The PS2 accounted for $284 million in net sales for Activision, while the PS3 accounted for $241 million. You read that right. Activision made more revenue on PS2 than the PS3 last year.

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Zeus Lee4002d ago

No way,a 150 Million console install base provided publishers more money than a 21 Million console install base?

Preposterous.

Handsome_Devil4002d ago

now that you mention it look at the difference, $40 mil.

now that tells me, the PS3 actually provides some good revenue for publishers.

in the other hand, look how strong the PS brand support publisher now thats a total of $525 mil revenue just off it.

Why o why4002d ago

for sony........and activision of course

WildArmed4002d ago

lol

hey, thats good news. The tone of this article sure isnt xD