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Activision are idiots? PS2/PS3 accounts for 40% of all gaming revenue

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According to Kotaku the PS3/PS2 combined account for 40% of all of Activision's gaming revenue in 2008, yet Activision let out a threat to sony not to long ago saying they would stop supporting the Playstation platforms all together in a year if something isn't done about hardware sales.

Then this came along..

http://kotaku.com/5161882/so-which-console-is-buttering-activisions-bread

 

 



 

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I dont think they mentioned the PS2....



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yea they never said anything about PS2, just PS3 and PSP.



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kowenicki said:
I dont think they mentioned the PS2....

I thought they said all playstation platforms?



 

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You have to take into account development costs too... this is revenue, not profit.

There are economies of scale obviously so profit only kicks in once a certain number of units are sold.... presumably this is hugher on the PS3 than any other platform.



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How is that 40%? Just look at the MMORPG



Samus Aran said:
How is that 40%? Just look at the MMORPG

True.

Though they lost about 6 million Chinese World of Warcraft subscribers. So I expect the MMORPG numbers to decline drastically in the 2009 report.



I think your math is way off. How is the PS2/PS3 40% of revenue? It seem only around 18% of the total revenue.



nice way to combine PS2 and the PS3.  



Third party games don't sell on the Wii. Once you have accepted this fact, you'll understand why the numbers for the PS3 are horrible.



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