PSN Game Sales Are Looking Quite Well

By Michael Perry

February 9, 2011

Digitally downloadable content is becoming more and more prominent in today’s gaming world. As XBLA has seen tremendous growths over the past several years, so has the PlayStation Network. The PSN had a rough start in the beginning with Microsoft hogging the more popular titles, but now things are looking up for the PlayStation Store and competition is rising. During the second half of 2010, PSN games grossed an estimated $49.4 million USD; that’s excluding PSOne classics. The Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE) Research & Analysis division also estimates that year-over-year growth has been 40%, where XBLA had an increase of only 18%. December alone for PSN brought in around $9.3 million in revenue.

This just goes to show that while Sony had a rough start, they are catching up to their competitors rapidly. Even multiplatform releases are starting to catch up with XBLA releases and are neck and neck in terms of sales. Hit the jump for the top selling titles between July-December 2010. Also be sure to check out their website for more statistics on other download services

Top Selling Titles, by Units Sold, July-December 2010

1. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Ubisoft) – 190,000 Units
2. Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) – 143,000 Units
3. ZEN Pinball (Zen Studios) – 127,000 Units
4. Dead Nation (Housemarque) – 122,000 Units
5. Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (SEGA) – 113,000 Units
6. Critter Crunch (Capybara Games) – 100,000 Units
7. Blacklight: Tango Down (Ignition Entertainment) – 97,000 Units
8. DeathSpank (Hothead Games) – 97,000 Units
9. Pac-Man CE DX (Namco Bandai) – 96,000 Units
10. Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (Telltale Games) – 80,000 Units

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