What Consoles Did Konami Sell The Most Games On?

By Ishaan . November 4, 2010 . 10:28am

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In the first half of 2009, Konami sold the majority of their software on the Nintendo Wii, which accounted for 23% of their videogame console software sales.

 

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In 2010, Wii software dropped drastically, and was replaced, instead, by the PlayStation 3, which accounts for 29% of Konami’s videogame console software sales this year.

 

If you compare the two charts, you’ll also notice that both Wii and DS software sales dropped from last year to this year, and both PS3 and PSP increased. We’ll get to what caused the increase in a second.

 

Next, a look at what genres of Konami’s games sell best. We’ve pointed this out before, but it’s still rather amusing that Metal Gear is its own genre, with no other individual mentions of other Konami franchises:

 

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As you can see, Konami’s soccer games received a nice large bump this year as compared to the last. This can be attributed to the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 in Europe, as well as follow-ups to Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 in the form of Pro Evo Soccer 2010 – Arcade Championship for arcades and Pro Evo Soccer 2010 – Aoki Samurai no Chousen.

 

Both the PlayStation 3 and PSP versions of Aoki Samurai no Chousen appeared on Japanese top-ten sales charts for several weeks and are likely part of the reason for the increase in PS3 and PSP software, alongside Pro Evo 2011.

 

Expect to see the soccer games category increase even further in favour of the PS3 by the end of the fiscal year, as Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 just released in Japan last week, with the PS3 version debuting with impressive sales.

 

Konami also released more games for the PlayStation formats this year compared to Wii and DS software, which is another contributing factor to the increased sales on those systems.



  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Now if Konami would bring FairyTail Portable Guild to the US! I want to play that game, cause it has Natsu and Gray, the two best Fairytail mages, lol.They didnt give any indication to future plans? Metal Gear Solid HD Remixed Super High Def 3D Collection? I want to play this coveted, cherished, and premiere series of games in chronological sequential order.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/jodecideion?feature=mhum TheWon and Only

    How about in 2010 they have only plan to release 7 Wii games. The release all being Wiiware. Compared to the 12 or so PS3 games. The PSP and PS3 got more support this year. Just like in 09 the Wii and DS got more support. It’s no rocket science.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      Rocket Science can be quite easy for some people. Im just saiyan.

      • http://waxingerratic.tumblr.com/ ECM

        OK, how about it’s “not rocket surgery”?

      • kupomogli

        Are you just saiyan or are you super saiyan?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Duly noted. Although, a lot of their planned games are releasing only after October and the report is for the April – September period. :)

  • Hraesvelgr

    Metal Gear is a genre now? That’s incredible.

    • http://twitter.com/Ale598 Ale598

      Of course, haven’t you played the Metal Gear game “Syphon Filter”?

  • hush404

    Holy Crap. Sony’s systems are making Konami some serious bucks.

  • Fredrik

    I wish Konami could announce a new Suikoden game, easily my favorite Konami series. A Suikoden 1-5 HD Collection would make me mighty pleased too.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      I would be game for another suikoden entry.

  • Joanna

    Wow, the power of soccer/football. I tremble in its presence!

    I never knew sports sims were so popular in Japan, especially soccer. I always thought Japan was crazy about baseball. You learn something new everyday.

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